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“Dan we remember your mom from Rocket Lanes she was special then. we are sorry for your loss. CRUZ AND Arline Rivera. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: cruz rivera - rock falls, IL

“Lena was one of the most magnetic people I ever met!! I always enjoyed going to her home and visiting with her. She is a very special person and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lori linn - Rockford, IL

“Heaven has a new Angel! We laughed and told a few stories at the Eagles Club and at the VFW. Many a memory I shall never forget. Till we meet again!!...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Bradley Popejoy SR - Sterling, IL

“So sorry to hear of her passing ,my heart is broken for u all . Grams was a Special one..sweet but alot of fire left in her .. she will b deeply...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Mindy Schindel/ Hexom - IL

“I will miss Aunt Lena Mae so much!!! She reminded me so much of my Grandmother Fern Mitchem, her sister! Love you!!! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Fox - Rochelle, IL - Family

“Gram you touched so many lives with your kindness! I don't think I ever saw you without a smile! Thanks for letting me be one of the ones lucky...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Michelle Young(Hacker) - IN


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Lena Willman was born September 27, 1926. She died at home April 28, 2019. She is survived by her children, Daniel (Kathy) Willman, Denise Church and Denette Kolb (Dan). She has 13 wonderful grandchildren, Dan Jr., Josh, Suzy, Angie, Andrea, Alyse, Shayla, Jeremy, Brandi, Cory, Carly, Pam, and Penny.
She was a very loving mother, patient and fun. She loved to cook and taught us all how NOT to measure ingredients. She loved gardening and planting May flowers. She was an avid bingo player and helper for years. She also loved to dance. My dad (Jiggs) and mom won a dance contest at Whiteside Co. Fair years ago. She was a wonderful nurturer and taught all her grandchildren her traits. She bowled for many years and in turn so did her children.
She worked numerous jobs, some of which taught her to be witty and funny, which of course some of us inherited.
We all thank her for what she taught us. If you knew her you loved her. She will be missed and remembered.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.