Eleanor J. "Queenie" Hillburst - 91

6/12/1926 - 10/5/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Eleanor “Queenie” Hillburst, 91, died in her home at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born June 12, 1926 in Rockford, the daughter of Roy and Bertha Ulrich. She graduated from Hononegah High School. She married George A. “White Knight” Hillburst, Sr. in Roscoe on September 17, 1955. He predeceased her May 19, 2014. She worked alongside of her husband George at Commercial Printing Company for 40+ years and raised a family. Eleanor was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and formerly sold Sarah Coventry jewelry. She enjoyed playing bridge, boating on the Mississippi River, and snowmobiling in Wisconsin.

Survivors include her children, Rebecca J. Hillburst, George J. Hillburst Jr., and Lars R. Hillburst, all of Rockford. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Care of America for their care and compassion. Private services. Memorials to Hospice Care of America, 3815 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. is assisting the family. No services are planned.

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