September 5, 1938 - April 4, 2022
Richard Lynn Stukenberg, 83 of Forreston passed away on April 4, 2022 after a well fought battle with cancer. Born 9-5-38 to Raymond and Ruth (Hartje) Stukenberg. Graduated from Forreston High School Class of 1956. Married Audrey Bocker Messer on January 20, 1973. Ran the Mobil Station in Forreston for years and was an Illinois State Highway Maintenance worker. He retired from Rockford Blacktop in 1998 after 32 years of service. Member of the First United Methodist Church in Forreston and Labor Local Union #32. For many years he helped with the beautification and maintenance at the White Oak Cemetery. Favorite memories include Christmas celebrations with his daughters when they were younger as well as camping at Timberlake. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his brothers and friends. He enjoyed camping and traveling to Arizona and Florida during the winter months. Favorite summer pastimes were relaxing on his front porch visiting with family and friends. He felt the porch had the best seats in town for parades and watching the traffic. He was a proud member of the Table of Knowledge which met daily at the local restaurant. Survivors include his wife Audrey; daughters from his previous marriage, Shelby Korsberg, Stacy (Bob) Baker, Sara (Steve) Stoneback ; granddaughters Erika (Andrew) Edgar, Jamie (Dan) Gesell, Alyssa (Ryan) Kotecki, Jenna Baker and Leah (Ryan) Burnett.; great granddaughter Hadley Kotecki and great grandson Nolan Burnett; brother Gerald (Sandy) Stukenberg, sister Carol (Mike) Gagliardi; sister-in-law Marlene Witmer; brother-in-law Rex Printz and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brother Eugene and sister-in-law Marilyn Stukenberg; brother-in-law Gary Bocker and sister-in-law Judy Bocker; sister-in-law Ardis Printz; brother-in-law Brad Witmer. Memorial service will be held at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, 504 North Walnut Ave., Freeport, Illinois on Saturday April 16 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Chris Stukenberg will officiate. Visitation to precede service from 12:00 to 1:00 on the day of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.
Richard Lynn Stukenberg, 83 of Forreston passed away on April 4, 2022 after a well fought battle with cancer. Born 9-5-38 to Raymond and Ruth (Hartje) Stukenberg. Graduated from Forreston High School Class of 1956. Married Audrey Bocker Messer... View Obituary & Service Information
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