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Gene E. Parson, 79, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in SwedishAmerican Hospital. He was born December 18, 1937, in Rockford; the son of Edgar W. and Linnea (Johnson) Parson. He was a 1955 graduate of East High School. Gene married Mavis E. Johnson on October 10, 1959, in Rockford. Gene was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church. He was employed with Commonwealth Edison.
He is survived by his wife, Mavis; son; Timothy G. (Kimberly) of Itasca, IL and daughter, Ann E. (William) Ports of Rockford, IL; 3 granddaughters, Leah, Edie and Hollyann; and cousins in Sweden.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Salem Lutheran Church, 1629 6th St. Rockford with Rev. William Dahlberg officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to Salem Lutheran Church.

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  1. Rock & Debbie Foster

    We are praying and thinking of you, Mavis, and your family at this difficult time. We are so grateful to have spent time and know Gene and your family. May God's grace comfort you today and always.

  2. Dennis Carlson

    Hello, Mavis. I'm very sorry to hear about Gene. He was such a good friend in our class at East High, and such a good man thereafter. We worked together at Sundstrand's during the summer of 1957. My best to you and your family.

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