Wayne R. England - 81

12/10/1936 - 2/15/2018

Rockford, illinois

Wayne R. England, 81, of Rockford passed into the arms of Jesus, Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 in St. Anne Center, Rockford, IL. Born Dec. 10, 1936 in Maitland, WV, son of Floyd and Virginia (Eggers) England. Lived 61 years in Rockford coming here from Camp Pendleton, CA. He received his GED while in U. S. Marine Corp.  Married to Violet Williams on Aug. 25, 1956 in Rockford, IL and later married Judith Dalton on Sept. 19, 2005 in Arkansas. Employed as laborer then dispatcher by Central IL Electric and Gas Company then by NICOR Gas for 37 years. Veteran of U.S. Marine Corp serving at Camp Pendelton, CA. Member of Verdi, Lombardi and American Legion Clubs. Wayne grew up on the side of a mountain in West Virginia, the son of a coal miner. He loved his wife, children, and all his grandchildren very much. Wayne had a wonderful sense of humor that was enjoyed by all. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. Wayne enjoyed wood working, making crafts for his home, time spent sitting on his decks, and feeding his squirrels and birds.

Survivors include: wife, Judith England, Rockford, IL; daughter, Sheila Lupton, Rockford, IL; son, Brent England, Terra Haute, IN; son, Craig (Kendra) England, Rockford, IL; daughter, Brenda England, Texas; daughter, Cheri (Bret) Ramsby, Rockford, IL; brothers, Floyd England and Larry England; grandchildren, Chad England, Megan Dickey, Amelia Giles, Maxwell Ramsby, Kaylee Ramsby, Madison Ramsby, Katelyn England, Evan England, Sebastian Bautista, Estrella Bautista; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: parents, Floyd and Virginia (Eggers) England; former wife, Violet (Williams) England; sister, Ruby Lee; brother, Donald England; sons, Wayne R. England Jr. and James E. Dalton.

 

Visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with memorial service beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with Fr. Leonard Jacobs, pastor of St. James Catholic Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be used at a later date with Rockford Park District. 

Visitation:

10 a.m. until services time on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

Memorial Service:

11 a.m., Saturday, February, 24, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

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