In memory of
William "Bill" Bylsma
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In memory of
William "Bill" Bylsma
William "Bill" Bylsma 1929—2017 William "Bill" Bylsma, 87, of Rockford passed away March 14, 2017, in Alden Debes Nursing Home. Born October 12, 1929, in Desoto, MO; the son of the late Manus and Ankie (Heinz) Bylsma. William was one of eleven children. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Gladys Dixon on December 20, 1953. He retired from Sundstrand Corp. in 1989. Survivors include wife, Gladys; sisters, Anna Snell, Florence Russell; sister-in-law, Amy (Tony) Bylsma; son, Rodney (Luisa); daughter, Cindy (Steve) Gackstetter; grandchildren, Erik (Aleesha) Bylsma, Matt Bylsma, John, David, and Joseph Gackstetter; step grandchildren, Ivan Castro, Indi (Scott) Betts; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Madeline, Norah Bylsma; step great-grandchildren, Eva, Camilla Betts; and numerous nieces, nephew, and cousins. Predeceased by parents; brothers, Manus, Charles, Tony; sisters, Sadie (Wayne) Williams, Ollie (Ed) Kern, Helen (Clarence) Heitmann, Minnie (John) Baker, Sylvia (Jo) Staroski; and grandson, Michael Gackstetter. A special thanks to Senior Helpers, Alden Debes, and to Heartland Hospice. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. To share a memory or condolence please visit
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