Harry D. Papka

May 7, 1924 - January 16, 2017
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Harry D. Papka, 92, of Rockford, passed away, Monday afternoon, January 16, 2017 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Born May 7, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN, son of Floyd and Beatrice (Carter) Papka. He married the love of his life, Lila Ulrich on August 15, 1943. Harry was a farmer for 40 years in DeKalb County. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Genoa, IL. Harry was a member of the Belvidere Moose Club. He was an avid card player, gardener, enjoyed bowling and fishing, and loved to travel.

Harry is loved and missed by his daughters, Marge (Paul) Buzzell of Belvidere and Cathy (Harvey) Buckley of Lenexa, KS; grandchildren, Brigitte (Jeff) Mickey, Lonn (Krista) Buzzell, Ryan (Kim) Buckley, Craig Buckley, and Elyse (Marc) Bianchi; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Hope Mickey, Braelyn, Brant and Brooks Buckley; brother, Melvin (Kay) Papka, and his sister-in-law, Judy Papka. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lila, parents, sister, Shirley Gleason, and brother, Gene Papka.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 North State Road, Genoa, IL, 61035. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool, Keenage Center or Northern IL Hospice. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church

Address:

33930 North State Road, Genoa, IL, 61035

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church


Service Information

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Trinity Lutheran Church

Address:

33930 North State Road, Genoa, IL, 61035

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 North State Road, Genoa, IL, 61035


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool, Keenage Center or Northern IL Hospice


 

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Born: May 7, 1924
Died: January 16, 2017

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Ken and Sherry Hicks posted on 1/18/17

Such a nice man, always worried about everyone else. Very knowledgeable on farming. He will be missed. Our prayers go to Harry's family. God Bless

 

Sandy Brockmann posted on 1/18/17

We became good friends since he came to Crimson Pointe and became my Mother's table mate with two other ladies. He was so kind to my Mom and helped her with her food when we weren't there. Always had a report for us as to how she was doing on that day. He was not only kind to her but everyone at Crimson Pointe. They all thought so much of him and feel a void now that his spark and humor is no longer there. He will be so missed by the Crimson Pointe residents and by our family..

 

Linda Way posted on 1/18/17

OUR LOVELY HARRY. Such a great friend to or father (Russ Anderson ). We will miss you so much. I loved playing cards with you. Linda and Anderson family.

 

Lisa Swanson posted on 1/19/17

Harry was the perfect neighbor. I loved him dearly as did my dog Sam. Best buddies! Peace to you my friend!

 

Diane Lentz posted on 1/19/17

What a wonderful man! He will truly be missed. I loved that he always kept an eye on my Mom at Crimson Pointe. Rest in peace dear Harry. Diane Lentz Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember Harry. My most heartfelt condolences. Our dining table will be so quiet without him. Always enjoyed his company. JoAnne Lentz

 

Wanda M Wilson posted on 1/19/17

You will be truly missed at Crimson Pointe... We Love you Harry....

 

Butch & Mary Innis posted on 1/22/17

We will truly miss Harry He was always so funny and a very warming person Harry we know you are in a better place now enjoying being with your wife agian

 

Karen Scherer-Noftz posted on 1/24/17

Remembering a good man. Condolences to the family.

 

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