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Obituary: James L. Hesselberth, 73 - September 23, 2017
James L. Hesselberth, 73, of Rockford, passed away Saturday (Sept. 23, 2017) in Rockford.

He was born Oct. 17, 1943, in Dana, the son of Albert and Zora Boon Hesselberth.

Jim worked for Ogilby Transfer and Storage Sales and retired from Estwing Manufacturing. In retirement, Jim thoroughly enjoyed substitute teaching with Rockford Public School District 205. Jim was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He will always be remembered for his extraordinary sense of humor and his ability to bring joy and happiness to those around him. He was a member of Centennial United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Rockford Barbershoppers.

Jim is survived by his son, Michael; brothers, Jerald (Judy) Hesselberth and Paul (Carolyn) Hesselberth; sister, Marjorie Cusac; special friend, Carol Byers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, William Hesselberth and Frederick Hesselberth.

His funeral will be at noon Saturday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jim's name to Centennial United Methodist Church.

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