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Donna L. Stalcup, 80, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She was born
April 6, 1938, in Rockford, the daughter of Vernie and Doris (Olson) Rapp. Donna graduated from Rockford East High School in 1956 and attended Millikin University before marrying Jerry Stalcup on November 27, 1959 in Rockford. Donna enjoyed gathering with dear friends and family for sing-alongs around the piano, playing in her bridge club and throwing great parties for all occasions. She embraced her loving husband's football career and they attended countless Badger games together. Donna enjoyed spending time at the family cottage and traveled the country with Jerry visiting every continental state and Canadian province in their VW camper "Gus the Bus." She often celebrated her Swedish heritage and thoroughly loved spending time with family and numerous great friends. Donna worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for a variety of employers and retired from the Rockford School District. She was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in Phoebe Circle.

She is survived by Jerry, her husband of 58 years; children, Todd (Lynn) Stalcup, and Lauri (Gordon) Tormohlen; grandchildren, Barrick and Karina Tormohlen, and Bret and Liza Stalcup; sisters, Carol (Mike) Markley of Rockford, and Sharon (Steve) Olson of Houston, TX; many cousins including Carina Bjork of Stockholm; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 925 5th Ave., Rockford, with Reverend Dr. Michael Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford on Friday April 20, 2018, and from 10:00 to 10:45 Saturday April 21, 2018 prior to the service at the church. Burial at Scandinavian Cemetery. A memorial may be made to the Donna L. Stalcup Fund.

Condolences & Shared Memories (23)

  1. Julie (Goodspeed) Molzahn

    Donna was my second mom. Donna could hug like no one else. I will miss the sing-a-longs, card games and dancing that came with a overnight or visit at the Stalcup house. I learned so much about Swedish customs and cooking from her. I will miss her. My love to Jerry, Todd and Lauri.

  2. Robert & Rebecca Legan

    Her legacy of love, faith, & dedication to family & friends lives on in the people your mom & wife touched... The world is a better place because her care & tendernss & loving smile... We wish we could be there for you...

  3. Carina Björk

    IM so sorry , Jerry ,Lauri and Todd . Donna I miss you..My contact in USA over all years! My english cant write the words ... hope you all feel My sorry... love love too you all...Carina

  4. Lisa Herrling

    May God hold you close and comfort you at this most difficult time.

  5. Tom Pellant

    Jerry, my deepest sympathies for passing of Donna it was a pleasure to spend time with Donna and you in Fl., with Bob and Brigitta. God Bless your family

  6. Ron & Mary Jo Peterson

    We are so sorry to hear about Donna and our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. We will always remember Donna's great smile and her infectious sense of humor. She was such a warm, caring person and loved by so many.

  7. Karen Bebout

    We are so saddened by this news. My best memory of Donna would be her beautiful and contagious smile and loving spirit. Loving thoughts to you all.

  8. Mike & Karen Lindstrom

    Lauri we are so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in our thoughts

  9. Linda Van Leuven Crabbe

    Jerry, Todd, Lauri and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Donna. Know you are all in our prayers and thoughts. We will be with you in spirit. Warm hugs all around, Linda and family..

  10. Paul Yochum

    Lauri, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Losing a loved one is difficult to accept, but knowing your family, I am certain your mother is safe and enjoying eternity in heaven.

  11. Brian and Penny Herrling

    Thinking of you and your family.

  12. George Hagen

    Jerry, deepest sympathy to you and your family. My condolences.

  13. Alice Leaich

    As part of the wellness group, I remember Donna as a caring, loving person, always interested in other people. She talked a lot about her cabin on the lake and friends and family. My heart goes out to her family.

  14. James & Lisa Tiffany

    Deeply saddened by the news of your loss Coach. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  15. Kathy Goodspeed

    Donna with a dear friend and will certainly be missed by all. Our prayers to all the family sent with love

  16. Carl and Mary Pearson

    Our thoughts and prayers are you all at this time. Jerry , many special memories were created.

  17. Art and Joyce Klinginsmith

    Not any words that fit, just tears and prayers. We don't have name of the memorial Please?

  18. Nick Hawley

    Jerry, I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences.

  19. Bill and Genny Sjostrom

    Many fond memories of Donna. What a wonderful women and friend. Will miss her. Sorry we can't be there Jerry.

  20. Linda Zinnecker

    Remembering Donna as a fellow wellness member at P.A. Peterson. She was such a delightful lady. Deepest sympathy to her family

  21. John Gustafson

    Donna will always be remembered as a beloved and well respected staff member at Lincoln Middle school. Her smile and gentle sweetness continually added brightness and cheer to her many friends and co-workers at the school. Donna was a friend to us all.

  22. Bill and Judy Wilhelmi

    Donna was a great lady. Warmest condolences and our sympathy to the family.

  23. John and Gloria(newell) Webster

    Love and prayers to all the family. I will always remember Donna for her warm hospitality and fun loving spirit.

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