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Iolene W. Hewitt-Wedel, 96, of Rockford died on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Wesley Willows Health Center, Rockford, IL. She was born on April 21, 1921 to Earl and Florence (Biester) Wenzel in Belvidere, IL. On August 11, 1943 she married Reverend Clare B. Hewitt in Kirkland, IL. He died in 1980. Iolene married Richard Wedel on April 22, 1989. He also preceded her in death. Iolene graduated from the University of Illinois and was a teacher for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women at Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford and an avid knitter.
Survivors include her children, John (Sharon) Hewitt of Cooper City, FL, Carolyn Hewitt and Kathy Hewitt both of Sycamore, Jean Moe of Rock Falls, IL and Jarri Lynn Hewitt of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Brian (Jessie) Hewitt, David (Hiromi) Hewitt, Sara Moe and Andrew (Heidi) Moe; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Moe.
Preceded in death by her husbands, daughter, Judy Hewitt; sister, Frances Wickwire; and son-in-law, Reverend Thomas Moe.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel at Wesley Willows in Rockford.

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  1. Chris Caputo

    Iolene married my grandfather when I was still quite young. She always kept the cookie jar full and shared her love of crossword puzzles with me. We will all miss her.

  2. Roger C. Ackert

    So sad to hear of Iolene's passing. Many wonderful memories of Thanksgiving dinners at the Moe's.


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