Alice Rufenacht

July 29, 1933 - July 29, 2015
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Belvidere, IL

 

Alice Rufenacht, 82, of Belvidere IL. Passed away on July 29, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born on July 29, 1933 to Elmer and Ecil Cullison. She married James Rufenacht on January 29, 1956. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1999. Alice spent her time caring for her family. She was a founding member of the Belvidere Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, and was also involved Boone County Home Extension and Red Hats. Mom loved giving back to the community and often could be found on the coldest days ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. She took up golf later in life and enjoyed playing with her friends and in leagues. She loved her garden and looked forward every year to the first fresh tomato out of the garden for her BLT, and enjoyed sharing her gardens’ bounty with others. Even more than the vegetables from the garden she loved the variety of flowers that filled the garden and yard with color. Above all else, she was a Mom, and all that simple but all encompassing word means. She made the world a better place for being in it. Goodbye Mom. XOXOX

 

Alice is survived by her children, Sheryl Jensen, Gary Rufenacht, Greg (Michelle) Rufenacht, and Eric Rufenacht. Grandchildren Chad (Stacie) Baxter, Graham and Collin Jensen, Matt, Nick, Sarah and Colby Rufenacht, and two great grandchildren. Her sister Velma Harmon, Brother Eldon Cullison, Sister-in-law Vivian (Floyd) Schlickman.

 

Memorial Services to be held on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church, 102 Cindy Dr., Rockford IL 61109. Visitation to be held from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere IL 61008.

 

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request donations to the Salvation Army, Keen Age Center of Belvidere.

 

Special thanks to all of her dear friends, especially Pat Daniel and Mary Rahorn.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation to be held from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere IL 61008.


Service Information

Date: Monday, August 3, 2015

Time: 10:00 am -

New Milford United Methodist Church

Address:

102 Cindy Dr., Rockford, IL, 61109

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Memorial Services to be held on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church, 102 Cindy Dr., Rockford IL 61109.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request donations to the Salvation Army, Keen Age Center of Belvidere.


 

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Born: July 29, 1933
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Randy Baxter posted on 7/30/15

Alice was such a lovely and caring person. My thoughts go out to the entire family.

 

Jay Knight posted on 7/31/15

Thoughts and prayers

 

Sharrell Pearson posted on 8/1/15

Alice was a very sweet person. She will be deeply missed.

 

Colleen Jones posted on 8/2/15

The only member of the Rufenacht family I know is Sheryl. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.

 

Jeff Fletcher posted on 8/3/15

Eric, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. My Sympathy, Jeff Fletcher

 

Tilli Schulze posted on 8/8/15

The Sister Cities Assn. of Belvidere expresses it's deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of Alice Rufenacht.

 

Tilli Schulze posted on 8/8/15

The Sister Cities Assn. of Belvidere expresses it's deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of Alice Rufenacht.

 

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