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Betty Jean Ellena Peterson Jonland, 84, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Alpine Fireside Health Center. She was born July 25, 1932, in Rockford, the only child of Joseph and Susan (Schimp) Ellena. She was a 1950 graduate of West High School. She married Donald R.E. Peterson March 20, 1974; he predeceased her December 21, 1994. Betty then married Orville Jonland in 2007. She worked many years in the dental office of Dr. Richard Hoffman of Rockford and Rockford Standard Furniture. She loved her stepdaughters and grandchildren very much. She also had a love for animals, especially her pet dogs. Betty was a member of St. Mark Church since 1975. She attended Bible Study Fellowship for 7 years, member of Sandy Hollow Tuesday Niner's Ladies Golf League and Thursday Ladies League at Elliott Golf Course.
She is survived by her husband Orville; and step-children, Linda (Ken) Lindberg and Jeffrey (Rose) Peterson; step-grandchildren,and great-grandchildren
Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017, in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd. with Pastor Chuck Olson officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church.

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  1. Franklin and Lois

    We have known Betty ever since she moved to Braewild Drive, which is now over 50 years. We always enjoyed her stopping by with her Shih Tzu dogs and bringing treats for ours. Orville, you have cared for her in sickness and health and deserve special recognition for that. Sorry we missed the service at St. Mark's. God bless you.

  2. Joan Ursin

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.. My deceased husband, Phil Ursin, worked at Rockford Standard Furniture with Betty for many years.. She was a part of those years of good memories. God Bless.


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