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Mildred M. "Millie" Skrinski, 88, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in her home. She was born April 14, 1928, in Byron, IL the daughter of Clayton and Dora (Bakner) Hevrin. Mildred was a 1946 graduate of Byron High School. She married Richard C. Skrinski on June 7, 1947; he predeceased her February 21, 1992. Mildred was a self-employed beautician for over 30 years. She was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose Club. Mildred enjoyed dancing, she won a jitter bug contest years ago. She enjoyed playing cards, various crafts, especially ceramics, jigsaw puzzle, traveling, studying the Amish Culture, but mostly spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (David) Loomis of Mukwonago, WI; her children, Christine (Arturo) Campos, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Schmittinger, Monica (Michael) Balsewicz, Erin (Brian) Fredlund, Anjanette (Jon) Fiedler, David (Erica) Loomis, Michael (Amanda) Loomis, Meghan (Lt. Christopher) Fife; daughter, Karen Johnson, and her children, Brian (Andrea) Johnson , Heather Johnson, and Michelle (Trevoy) Banks; daughter, Marcia (Peter) Palmenderi, and their children, Peter and Michael Palmenderi; daughter, Kathy (Tim) Elliott, and their children, Patrick (Cassie) Elliott, Brooke (Aaron) Imbach, and Shawn Elliott; sons, Rick (Laura Johnson), and their son, Matthew Johnson, and Doug Skrinski both of Rockford; 29 great-grandchildren, Alejandro Patrick Campos, Ahsleigh Nicole Campos, Jerome Richard Schmittiger, Jacob David Schmittinger, Jinjer Lynn Schnittinger, Michael Wayne Balsewica, Jr., Mackenna Leeann Balsewicz, Madelyn Rose Balsewicz, Molly Elizabeth Balsewicz, Laci Annalee Fredlund, Jonah David Fredlund, Emma Kathleen Fiedler, Elizabeth Elaine Fiedler, James Benjamin Fiedler, Kennedy Kathleen Loomis, Reagan Alexandra Loomis, Carter Caroline Loomis, Brenner Ryan Loomis, Autumn Olivia Loomis, Isabella Leilani Fife, Sophia Grace Hokulani Fife, Brianna Pauline Lynn Johnson, Brian Joseph Richard Johnson, Tyshawn Juan Banks, TaAlylaha Patricia Banks, Gwendolen Ruth Elliott, Edward Patrick Elliott, Malcolm Shawn Elliott, Willow Eileen Imbach; sisters, Virginia Gallup, Betty (Donald) Pence, Margie Hawkins, and Carol (Neil) Holcomb. Predeceased by brother, Glen Hevrin, and Kenneth Hevrin; sister, Mary Miller; and son-in-law, Joseph Johnson. The family would like to give a special thank you to Doug Skrinski, Margie Hawkins, Brian Johnson and Agrace Hospice.
Visitation service will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, in Olson Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park.

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Condolences & Shared Memories (8)

  1. Tammy Napier Luther

    So very sorry to hear of Millie's passing. She was such a wonderful woman. Your family is in our prayers. RIP.

  2. Nancy Skrinski Loomis

    To my siblings, aunts and friends of my mother Millie. We have all suffered a big loss. Mom was the first friend we children had. She was the first person to kiss us and hold us. She cooked and cleaned for us She shopped for us always putting our needs before hers. She sent us to school, helped with homework, taught us to cook and clean, made us do chores, kissed our owies, read bedtime stories and all those beautiful things moms do. But the greatest gift she gave us was teaching us how to love. For my aunts and Mom's friends, I am so sorry for the loss of your sibling, your friend, your companion. Thank you for all you did for her as her health declined. You are all blessings. I miss you Mom now, in the days to come and always.

  3. Sue Myles

    Marcia, both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God provide comfort in this time of loss.

  4. Catherine Burns

    What a full life of families, friends and community your dear mother and grandmother led. I remember playing for many hours in Mrs. Skrinski's welcoming home and back yard. As one of the mother hens of Gardner avenue, she tended her brood along with the many other large and small families of kids up and down the street. We beat the grass into a diamond for softball, played freeze tag, foraged in the garden, and marched our Barbie dolls down the aisle of the upstairs hallway. Mrs. Skrinski was one of my mother's best friends, for which I am ever grateful. I learned how to be a mother, friend and neighbor from your family. My heart is with you in your loss.

  5. Edward & Marilyn Beck

    Nancy Loomis - Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.

  6. Mary Linden

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Sending prayers of love and grace to support the family during this time.

  7. Jill Kolo

    Keeping everyone in my thoughts during this difficult time. Aunt Millie was very fortunate to be surrounded by family and those who loved her. She will be forever missed.

  8. Jeff and Jennifer Hoffman

    Through the close friendship we have with Doug, Millie became a mother-figure for us. Rest In Peace.

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