Mrs. Elizabeth Alcumbrack

Obituaries — June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

Paull Mr. Wilfred “Bill” Paull, age 100, of Rockford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. He was a 1925 graduate of Rockford High School. His working years were spent with Wolverine World Wide in various capacities from warehousing and manufacturing to supervision and as interplant coordinator for the company’s (scientific) Leather Measurement Program. Bill retired after 42 years of service. He was a very faithful servant of God and holds the longest membership (since 1924) at First Congregational Church of Rockford, UCC. Choral music was his passion. Bill sang with the Rockford Congregational Church choir 30 years, and directed various area choirs including being choir director at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 20 years. When directing the choir or singing, you could see by his expression the wonderful contentment that music brought to him. Bill was a member of the Northview Seniors and sang with the Northview Silvertones for 15 years and also sang with the Rockford Community Choir. During leisure time, he enjoyed photography. The Paull family would like to thank Bishop Hills Elder Care Community, Bill’s home for the last five years, for their wonderful care and devotion. Bill is survived by his children, Douglas Paull, and Lee and Faith Paull; his grandchildren, Stephen Paull, Renee and Aaron Harvey, Heather and Tom Emperor; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Coyla (Zimmerman) Paull on December 10, 1983; and brothers and sister, Gordon, Mildred, Mary, Wayne, Alvin, Donald, and Ruth. The celebration of Mr. Paull’s life was Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Rockford, UCC with Rev. Laurel Ten Have-Chapman officiating. Interment was in Rockford Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the building fund at First Congregational Church of Rockford, UCC. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. Alcumbrack Mrs. Elizabeth Alcumbrack, age 91, of Rockford passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Elizabeth was raised on the family farm during the Great Depression. Her father was a farmer while her mom was a homemaker. In 1937 she graduated from Rockford High School. For a short time, she worked for Wolverine World Wide and then met the love of her life at […]