Joan A. Sanders Schmidt - 85

8/13/1931 - 3/2/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Joan A. Sanders Schmidt, 85, of Rockford, died 12:35 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at home with family. Born August 13, 1931 in Elmhurst, IL, daughter of Kelly and Beatrice Sveinsson. Lived 57 years in Rockford, coming here from Elmhurst, IL. Married to John L. Sanders in Elmhurst, Aug. 2, 1950, he died in 1988. Married Lawrence "Blackie" Schmidt on Sept. 15, 1995, he died in 1998. Survivors include children, Pam (Rich) Ianni, Bill Sanders, Mark Sanders, Patrick (Mary) Sanders, Polly (Ron) Rudolph, Amy (Alex) Szymanski, and daughter-in-law, Billie Sanders; special thanks to her granddaughter, Jaime Ianni; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter, Peggy in 1979 and son, Dick in 2015.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford, IL with Fr. Leonard Jacobs officiating. Visitation at church 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation:

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107 and 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second Street, Rockford, IL 61107

Mass:

11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second Street, Rockford, IL 61107

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