Sigurd Lee Rognstad

July 7, 1954 - August 24, 2017

Sigurd Lee Rognstad


Belvidere, IL

Sigurd Lee Rognstad, 63 of Belvidere, IL went home to be with Jesus, Thursday evening August 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family, in Swedish American Hospital, Rockford after a lingering illness.  Sigurd was born July 7, 1954 in Chicago, IL the son of Bruce and Phyllis Rognstad. He earned is B.A in Education graduating from Concordia Chicago.  Sigurd married the love of his life, Tracy, on September 22, 1990 in Freeport, IL He worked for Little City Foundation in Palatine, IL, writing programs for people with disabilities, a career that lasted over  32 years.  Sigurd made his spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  As a member of the Bel-Stone club, He enjoyed fishing; as well as camping, cooking, playing cribbage and listening to bluegrass music; all the while spending time with family and friends.

Sigurd is loved and will be missed by his wife, Tracy; mother, Phyllis; children, Kyle and Hannah; siblings, Lorraine Rognstad, Jill (Keith) Davenport, Glen (Sara) Rognstad, Gail (Matt) Mendians, and Vicki Boaz; numerous nieces and nephews.  Sigurd is preceded in death by his father, Bruce.  The family wishes to give a special acknowledgment to Dr. Neal Kellenberger and the staff of Swedish American Hospital for the care given to Sigurd.

Memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL with Memorial Services held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 29, 2017 at the church.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorial contributions can be given in care of Sigurd’s family.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. 61008 To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Monday, August 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church


Memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


Memorial Services held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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I’m very sorry to hear about Sig passing away. We were good friends throughout our school years and as young adults. Sig was the kindest person I knew, who always had a smile on his face and a great laugh.

I know he will be greatly missed. My condolences to the entire Rognstad family.

Don Sobeski 2017-09-02T03:05:11

I worked with Tracey and I’m so sorry to hear about her husband’s passing. She spoke very fondly of her husband when I worked with her and when I heard the news, my heart broke for her. My condolences go out to their family and for all the pain this brings.

Kayleigh Fragoso 2017-09-01T00:22:15

Sig, was such a diligent man! Being able to work with individuals with disabilities for over 30 years said so much about his character. He was such a great asset to Little City . He left long lasting memories with the clients he served Mr. Rognstad you will be truly missed. 😚

Lanisa Abrams 2017-08-30T02:13:43

Prayers to the family. Sig was a great inspiration to the clients at LCF. R.I.P Sig

Kim Morjoseph 2017-08-30T01:16:39

Very sorry to hear the news of Sigs passing. Tracy, Kyle and Hannah we wish and pray for God’s strength in you these days, and the ones ahead. All of you Roggies, we are so sorry that you had to lose Sig so soon. What a great big brother to have had in life. What a great example of strength and courage for all to know. He had a way of looking into your eyes and just making sure things were ok….then he’d play a joke on you (much like your Dad). What a fun and loving guy. Rest in peace Sig. I’m sure the fishin is good in heaven! Prayers and Blessings to all from Minnesota.

Larry and Denise Kerr 2017-08-29T14:27:14

To the Rognstad family my deepest condolences from my family,and your Little City Family. Rogie touched so many of us,always so calm and cool to work around! I mentioned the passing of Sig today and all the residents had nothing but good things to say about him. Tracey I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with you Sig and the TEAM that we had! Good Times !
Vince & Cathy Williams!

Vincent Williams 2017-08-28T23:52:10

So very sorry Tracy, Kyle, & Hannah.. Your Husband & Father will be sorely missed.

Marie Danielson 2017-08-28T21:22:08

Those we love live forever in our hearts. My thoughts are with you, Lorraine, and the rest of your family.

Caren Spencer-Smith 2017-08-28T21:14:19

Praying for the family strength in the Lord. RIP Sig

Tommie Mosley 2017-08-28T20:14:26

I had the honor of working with Rogy for many years at LC. We have lost touch over the years but the great memories of him are so clear. The softball team was most memorable along with many crazy days at work! I remember when you both met at our New Years Eve party! And the rest is history… I will always remember that smiling face and that silly laugh that makes one smile. Be at peace with the angels, my friend. Love , Pat and Yama

Marcia Dunning 2017-08-28T04:50:19

I worked with Sig for many years at LCF. His was a face I was always happy to see. What a lovely soul! My deepest condolences to the family. Peace and strength to you all.

Ovation Hamilton- Blissett 2017-08-27T23:28:37

Our sincere sympathy to all of you. May Sig Rest In Peace. Uncle Henry Groleau’s Family

Nancy Brack 2017-08-27T22:55:53

My condolences to the Rognstad Family. You will be missed.

Maria Angeles 2017-08-27T21:11:09

Sig was one of the coolest people I have ever had the honor of working with. He changed countless lives with his compassion and humor. Rest In Peace, Rogie.

Kelly Evans 2017-08-27T16:33:04

Sig was the first person to welcome my son to Little City when he was 21yrs old I credit him with creating a warm and nurturing place for Michael the work center is still the center of his world Michael lives at home but loves the work center. May this kind anbd dedicated man R.I.P.

Donna Markarian 2017-08-27T16:20:26

Prayers and condolences to the Rognstad Family.

Darlene Banks Taylor 2017-08-27T07:10:11

So sorry for your loss praying for the family Sigurd was a nice guy

Kimberly 2017-08-27T06:46:14

Dear Tracy, Hannah and Kyle,
Rogy will be missed so very much! He was such a nice person and I truly enjoyed the times we got to spend in bible study/fellowship together with him. I recall the lighthearted moments of our “I will race in my wheelchair” comments at church. Mike and I both will keep your family in our prayers. Rogy was a blessing to many people, both Mike and I included.

Denise and Mike Seibel 2017-08-27T02:25:01

Sig, you and your smile and presence will be missed!!! You were a man of God and a fond memory was you giving time and presence to 5/6 grade vbs kids.

Leah & Scott

Leah & Scott anderson 2017-08-26T21:33:24

I am very sorry to read of the loss of, Mr. Rognstad. With his accomplishments, and dedications, both in his professional life and personal one, he was an amazing man! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is John 5:28, 29 which says, ” Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out .” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, –

Meryl 2017-08-26T16:48:03

News of Sig’s passing brings great sadness and a flood of fond memories. To Tracy, Hannah and Kyle I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to Phyllis, Lorraine, Glen, Jill, Gail and Vicki. Growing up with Sig, it was another world, another time. He was a bit of a wild child with an untamable shock of blond hair. We wandered the farmland and prairies, rode our bikes as far as Elgin. Palatine and Roselle–quite unthinkable now. We slept under the stars in the backyard, climbed tall trees, and created imaginary worlds in sandboxes. When the addition was built for Sig’s aunt Pauline in the house on Flagstaff, we held clear plastic rulers in front of her big black and white TV to create rainbow effects–it was our first color TV. That’s how long ago it was. Cribbage at the Rognstad’s was always good fun. The north woods together an adventure. More memories than I can share here, all swathed in the golden glow of childhood, many affectionate recollections. Through adolescence and young agulthood we kept in touch even as our separate paths took us in different directions. I feel quite fortunate to have been able to reconnect with Sig and Tracy this last June over dinner. I hadn’t seen Sig in some years, but was immediately brought back into to a heart connection that went back sixty years. People change, obviously, but I recognized that same essence, that easy-going manner (he was only the wild child very early on) and his gentle sense of humor. I was so impressed with his bravery in the face of devastating illness, as well as the beautiful love and support of his wife Tracy. To have a marriage that tender and harmonious is one on life’s truest blessings. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be able to break bread with him after many years and get a glimpse of his life, days full of trials met with grace and acceptance, days complete with love and eased by the solace of fishing, camping, bluegrass, and the comfort of a supportive spiritual community. Sig’s legacy is not one of material wealth but of an enduring love we are all blessed to have known and carry forward.


Raymond Kerr 2017-08-26T15:45:33

Tracy, my sincere sympathies to you and your family. You are in my thiights and prayers. May the wonderful memories you have help you through this sad time.
Jelinda (Krum) Sexton

Jelinda Sexton 2017-08-26T15:14:53

No words can express our sorrow for the loss of Sig. Haven’t known him long,but he sure was a heck of a nice guy. He will be missed by us all!

Alicia Stelmaszewski 2017-08-26T01:32:07

Sig …you will be missed threw meeting you I have learned that no matter what life brings to always smile! Your smile was worth a thousand words in its self. Your courage and wisdom will live on threw those who you shared it with. Thank you for being a wonderful person.

Chelsie 2017-08-25T22:49:43

Tracy, I am so sorry, Prayers to you an family may God give you strength to get through this hard time. Sending you lots of love.

Barbara Streit 2017-08-25T20:11:42

Tracy and family my deepest sympathy to you all. I know that your family has made so many wonderful memories to cherish. I don’t think I ever saw Sig without a smile on his face!! Hugs to you all. Elaine

Elaine Ressler 2017-08-25T19:30:54

My condolences to you Tracy, Hannah and Kyle. I admired Rogy for his strength and sense of humor. He always had a great outlook on life and it was obvious that he loved his family. I am praying for your strength and comfort. Your friend, Donna Webster

Donna Webster 2017-08-25T19:02:58

Heartfelt sympathy to his family.

The Lopez Family 2017-08-25T18:59:31

Tracy & family, so sorry to hear of your loss of Sig. may fond memories and God’s love sustain you.

Dorene Shores 2017-08-25T18:57:26

Tracy, Kyle, & Hannah So very very sorry that you have lost your Husband & Father. .. You are in my rhoughts..

Marie Danielson 2017-08-25T18:55:34


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