Sharon A. Birch

January 21, 1951 - April 17, 2014
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Rockford, IL

Sharon A. Birch, 63, of Rockford, IL died Thursday afternoon, April 17, 2014 in her home.  Sharon was born in Eau Claire, WI on January 21, 1951 the daughter of LaVerne and Betty (Wallum) Skutley.  Sharon worked as a receptionist at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Memorial Hospital prior to her retirement.  Following her retirement, Sharon was a care taker for an elderly friend that needed assistance.  She was a volunteer for the Salvation Army and the Cherry Valley Library.  Sharon will also be remembered as being a loving and devoted grandma to her grandchildren.

Sharon is loved and will be missed by her former husband, Douglas; daughters Jennifer (Monte) Johnson of Sullivan, IL and Rachel (Dan) Drescher of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren Spencer, Brett, Carter and Owen.; sisters, Jill (Jerry) Halbleib of Eau Claire, WI, Mary Lynn (Steve Bethke) Skutley of Silver Springs, MD; brother, Mark (Carole) Skutley of Eau Claire, WI; nieces and nephews.  Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ann Drummond.

Funeral services will be held at Noon, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. William Wentink, chaplain of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center officiating.  Cremation will take place.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials in Sharon’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.St.Jude.org.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Monday at the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm -

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

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at Noon, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. William Wentink, chaplain of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center officiating.


Memorial Information

Memorials in Sharon’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.St.Jude.org.


 

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Born: January 21, 1951
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Kent Evans posted on 4/18/14

On behal of Mary Evans Horsthemke and the Evans family, we express our heartfelt sympathy to Doug, Jennifer, Rachel and the entire family. You all are in our thoughts. May your faith and love of family and friends see you through the time ahead.

 

Eric E. Danielson posted on 5/12/14

Doug--I am so sorry for your loss. May time heal the hole in your heart. I lost your email address so please contact me at [email protected] when you are up for a visit.

 

Jeff Pieterick posted on 4/28/14

My condolences to the family on behalf of the Pietericks. My thoughts are with you all and I have shared with my siblings the news of this loss. Sharon is remembered fondly by her friends on the lower west side. Hugs, especially, to Mary Lynn. The Skutley family holds a warm place in our hearts.

 

CHARLES & FRAN, KAREN AND JULIE WHEELER posted on 4/22/14

We are so sorry to hear about Sharon. Our condolences to you Doug and your family. We remember many fun times we had when the girls were younger. May she rest in peace. Our prayers are with you at this time.

 

Bob and Chris Olson posted on 4/22/14

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family, Doug.

 

Cindy Edwards posted on 4/21/14

I can remember many memories with Sharon, we had alot of fun times together, same interest with always caring for someone. We loved and had golden retrivers. We did garage sales together and many Holidays. She was always talking how proud she was of her daughters , And I met her at St.Anthony Hospital at which I still work 26 years now. I'm very happy that she was able to have a very special gift which was her grand children. She was always there as a friend and even though things happened that sometimes has to splitt 2-people up. She will always have a special place in my heart and my memories.All my prayers are with the family she is finally at peace and with good health.Love you always Sharon....Cindy

 

Elaine Murphy posted on 4/21/14

I worked with Sharon @ ICU @ OSF, many years ago. She was a pleasure and funny to work with. I have seen her a few times and it was fun to reminence.My condolence to the family. RIP Sharon. Murph.

 

Darlene Yarrington posted on 4/20/14

Sorry for your loss. Love you all.

 

Molly Masulis posted on 4/20/14

I'm sorry for your grief today, but joyful to know she is in Heaven!

 

Linda Risen Campeau posted on 4/20/14

I will always remember Sharon's wonderful laugh and smile. She was a classmate of mine at Regis High School. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. God bless you.

 

Misty Osterberg posted on 4/19/14

Sharon you were one of the first people to welcome me at OSF St Anthony when I started working there. You were a kind and caring person, always making sure everyone was taken care of before taking time for yourself. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. Rest in Peace my friend. "While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet her behind the veil."

 

Ronald & Tina Rents posted on 4/19/14

Our condolences to you and your family.

 

Ellen Yule posted on 4/19/14

your heart will hold all the precious memories

 

Jeanne Gross posted on 4/19/14

Mrs. Johnson....and Family....Please know that I am so very sorry for your loss and that you are included in my prayers for Peace, Acceptance, and the forever LOVE of your precious Mother!! She will live FOREVER in your Heart!

 

Karin Krider posted on 4/19/14

I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mom from when we were in high school. My love and prayers go out to you all. Love you Jennifer and Rachel!

 

Christine Hart Reichert posted on 4/19/14

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Sharon. Growing up we lived in the same neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Lisa Meeks posted on 4/19/14

The boys and I are so saddened to here of Sharon’s passing. She will be missed. Sharon had a heart of gold! I always admired her for thinking of ways she could help others. Lisa Meeks (friend and neighbor)

 

Eric E. Danielson posted on 5/12/14

Doug--So sorry for your loss. I hope that time will help to heal the hole in your heart! Since I lost your email address, please contact me at [email protected] when you would like to get together. I am in rehab for leg injury so it is hard to get a hold of me by phone.

 

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