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Iona Mae Sunden

May 20, 1931 - August 11, 2022

Iona Mae Sunden

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Iona Mae Sunden, 91, of Beloit, WI, formerly of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully, August 11, 2022, in Beloit. She was born May 20, 1931, daughter to Clarence and Mildred (Fonken) Cooper, in Belvidere. Iona graduated high school and married David M. Sunden, October 14, 1949, in Belvidere. She became an Administrative Assistant at Harvard Farms, attended Wesleyan Church in Wisconsin and also was a former member of The Evangelical Mission Covenant Church in Belvidere where she taught Sunday School and sang and directed the church choir. She was an election judge for many years in Coloma, WI, very involved in the community and also was a member of Coloma Quilters.  Interests include quilting, counted cross stitch and traveling. She loved her family dearly, often taking family trips to their cottages on Pleasant Lake in Coloma.

She will be missed by her children, Karin (Ray) Baldwin, Sue Kuehn, David (Genia) Sunden, Paul (Rhonda) Sunden and Steve (Lisa) Wood; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, David; parents, Clarence and Mildred Cooper; brother, Darwin and sister in-law, Pauline; sister in-law, Darlene Anderson; and grandparents, Andrew and Esther Fonken.

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Burial to follow at Belvidere Cemetery. Rev. Dan Schenck will officiate. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www. AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Burial to follow at Belvidere Cemetery. Pastor Dan Schenck will officiate.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial at Belvidere Cemetery.

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Sorry to hear about your Mom. We both have very fond memories of your folks. I remember growing up in mission Covenant with her and Doris Stenerson singing. Special people You have our sympathy

Don & Shirley Ahrens 2022-08-18T20:31:08

I am sorry we could not make it to your mom’s service. I would have loved seeing you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady. My sister said it all beautifully. She and my mom are singing in heaven! Our prayers are with you all. Dana, Bob and Miranda

Dana Carlson Randel 2022-08-18T20:19:24

Iona will be missed. I got to meet her and care for her these past months. She was so proud of her family! I enjoyed taking time to say hello and visit with her. She made me laugh, and I hope I made her laugh too with some of our conversations! R.I.P. Iona. Condolences to her family and friends.

Ginny K. 2022-08-17T18:58:18

I had the great pleasure of taking care of Iona for the last few years of her life. She was always so sweet and pleasant to all of us nurses and CNA’s. She took pride in telling us about her family. I will miss her beautiful smile.

Katie S. 2022-08-17T12:11:09

Your mom was like a second mom to me. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. There must be quite a rook game going on in heaven.

Trudi Gleasman 2022-08-16T17:56:03

My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family today. She will be missed but she raised some wonderful kids so she lives on through them.

Wanda Marzahl 2022-08-16T11:27:37

My Heart goes out to your Big Beautiful Family, I’m very sorry for your loss🙏🏻✝️🌈💜

TERESA LINHART-BROOKS 2022-08-16T09:11:54

Greetings Sunden family, Our families have had decades of connection. Of course at Evangelical Mission Covenant Church. My Aunt Fern played the piano and was very involved all her life. And I worked with Iona at Super Value in Harvard. Of course my father grew up in the Covenant Church and knew Iona and her family, along with the Sundens. And then my Mother worked at Harvard Junior High and I believe Bud also worked there. They would have dinners at my parents house. And of course I went to school with several of the Sunden children. Iona was always very kind to me, and sympathized with me about the death of Aunt Fern. I had tried to locate her over the years but couldn’t seem to discover where she was. Bless you Iona, Stuart Jean Mattson

Stuart Jean Mattson 2022-08-14T21:08:06

So sorry to hear about Iona’s passing. Wish I was closer so I could attend and see all the cousins again. I’m sure Mom and Iona are singing in heaven and Bud, Dad and Uncle Gordon are stirring up trouble. Prayers to you all during this time.

Deborah Carlson 2022-08-14T16:20:25

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