Helen Dean Sullivan - 88

2/5/1929 - 3/11/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Helen Dean Sullivan, 88, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Rochelle Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was born February 5, 1929 in McLeansboro, IL, the daughter of John and Hattie (Mayberry) Biggerstaff. Helen married Millard John Sullivan on August 13, 1949. He predeceased her June 24, 1988. She was formerly employed by Rockford Products for 24 years. Helen enjoyed fishing, collecting carnival glass, road trips, and trips to casinos. She was famous for her home made noodles.

Survivors include a son, Rick (Nancy) Sullivan of Kings, IL; daughter, Linda Sullivan (Bob Allen) of Monroe Center, IL; stepson, Barry Sullivan of Michigan City, IN; grandchildren, Tona (Chris) Gargani of Chicago, IL, Shana (Jeff) Pearce of Florida, Ashley Meyer of Chicago, IL, Amber (Cody) Newberry of Arkansas and Haley Sullivan of Arkansas; a sister, Nancy Roth; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Edsel Biggerstaff and a sister, Maxine Kunkel.

Visitation from 11:00 a.m.- noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with the service beginning at noon. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park.


11:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home


Noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home

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