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Earl Wayne Tracey

March 23, 1950 November 17, 2009
Earl Wayne Tracey
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Obituary for Earl Wayne Tracey

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Rockford - Earl "Wayne" Tracey, 59, of Rockford, died Tuesday night, November 17, 2009, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 23, 1950, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Earl and Vera (Shadden) Tracey. Attended the Winnebago schools and retired after 37 years at Ipsen Industries, Cherry Valley. Married Joanne Johnson Underwood on November 13, 1997, in Rockford. He loved woodworking, remodeling, fishing and working on cars. Thank you to Northern Illinois Hospice, especially Rebecca.

Wayne is lovingly survived by his wife, Joanne Tracey of Rockford; children, Keith (Michelle) Tracey of Belvidere, Rebekah (Matt Beebe) Tracey of Poplar Grove and Tom (Laurie Peterson) Underwood of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, Mesha, Jenna and Devin; brothers, Mike (Dawn) and Dave (Rita) Tracey; sister, Sandy Booth; mother-in-law, Bernice Johnson; stepmother, Lorraine Tracey and family; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Wanda and Sharon Tracey; and niece, Amanda Tracey.

Funeral Information

Service is at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2009, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time; the Rev. William T. Dahlberg, pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Rockford, will officiate. Burial in Winnebago Cemetery.


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