SOUTH BELOIT - Sylvia J. Whisenand, 69, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, at home, with her husband by her side. Born Dec. 2, 1943, in Waukegan, to Charles and Helen (Hutchison) Vines. She married Gerald Whisenand in 1968. They built a good life together surrounded by family and friends. Sylvia's greatest passion was her grandchildren. She enjoyed them and loved them more than anything. Sylvia is survived by loving husband, Gerald; sons, Kevin (Brenda) Whisenand, Kurt (Christina) Whisenand, Keith (Brei) Whisenand; stepdaughter, Patsy Wilson; grandchildren, Josh, John, Addison, Isaac, Samantha, Lucas and Jacob; sister, Cynthia (Tom) West; many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and good friends who have been there along the way. She is predeceased by parents; siblings, Charles and Robin; and granddaughter, Katie. The family would like to send a special thank you to Kenny and Cindy Morse. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Roscoe Chapel, 11342 Main St., Roscoe. Burial in Roscoe Cemetery. Visitation from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. A memorial will be established at a later time. Express condolences and share memories at

Published in Rockford Register Star from November 8 to November 9, 2012