Joe Aldon Shepard - 71

3/1/1947 - 4/28/2018

Rockford, Illinois

Joe Aldon Shepard, 71, of Rockford passed away at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 in his home after long term cancer. Born March 1, 1947 in Rockford, IL son of Ralph and Aldena (Hoffman) Shepard. Married to the former Velda King in Rockford on March 6, 1965. Formerly employed by Northern Star. Member of Dodge Brothers Club and NRA. He enjoyed metal detecting, old cars, mushroom hunting, vacations and road trips. Survivors include wife, Velda; son, Ralph (Teresa Taylor) Shepard; grandson Ralph Shepard Jr.; predeceased by his parents.


Visitation 11 a.m. until noon, Friday, May 4, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with service at noon on Friday. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left at In lieu flowers, memorial to the family.


11:00 a.m. until noon Friday, May 4, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107


Noon Friday, May 4, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107

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