Our loving mother, Mrs. Phyllis Lorraine (Steffens) VanKeuren, age 79, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She is survived by her children, Jerry and Deb Martin, Brent and Dawn Alber, Jim and Denise VanKeuren, Ken VanKeuren, Mark and Sally Warner, Steve and Pam VanKeuren, Lee and Barb VanHoose, and John and Jackie Klinge; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and the much anticipated arrival of three more; brother, Fred and Christine Steffens; sisters-in-law, Ima Steffens and Marge Steffens, and Marcia and Rick Rinal; and her many wonderful friends from Assumption Parish and Richter Place. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie VanKeuren, her special grandson, Christopher VanKeuren, her special friend, Walt Henry, her brothers, Al, Ed, Art, and her sister, Mary Ann. Phyllis and Bobbie were the former owners of the Halfway Store on 14 Mile Road. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. VanKeuren will be offered on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Belmont with The Rev. Peter Vu presiding. Interment in Assumption Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Education Endowment Fund at Assumption BVM Catholic School. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday.
The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford