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Gary Michael Lolling

July 26, 1951 November 5, 2021
Gary Michael Lolling
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Gary Michael Lolling, 70, of Pecatonica, passed away with his loving family by his side, Friday, November 5, 2021, at Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside in Rockford after a sudden illness. He was born July 26, 1951 in Rockford, the son of John “Jack” Duwane and Darlene Mae (Schelling) Lolling. He graduated from Forreston High School in 1969 and was a veteran of the United States Army serving from February 11, 1971 to February 9, 1973. Gary married Rhonda Jean Harrenstein on May 28, 1977 at Silver Creek Reformed Church in German Valley.

Gary worked as a surveyor at the Stephenson County Highway Department and Rockford Blacktop Construction Co. He then pursued his lifelong passion to own and operate a dairy farm on Kelly Road, west of Seward, IL, for 21 years and then continued on into raising beef cattle and crop farming along with his family. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pecatonica, Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Midwest Dairymen’s Association, Winnebago County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Laborer’s Local 32 in Rockford and was a past board member of the Ridott Township.

Gary had a close connection to his Lord, Jesus Christ, was active in his church, led family in prayers, and passed those values along to his family. Gary formed many lasting friendships during his military service and in his farming community. He was always ready to lend a hand when needed. He enjoyed motorcycle enduro racing, snowmobiling, country drives, traveling with his family, watching old westerns, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and teaching them about farming.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Lolling of Pecatonica; sons, Corbin (Rachael) Lolling of Pecatonica, Casey (Deidre Peterson) Lolling of Pecatonica; daughter, Cara (Dan) Hodgdon of Winnebago; grandchildren, Waylon Hanke, Rigley Lolling, Daniel Hodgdon III, Nolan Hodgdon, Matthew Cox; father, Jack Lolling of Mt. Morris, brothers, Monty (Sandy) Lolling of Lake Carroll, Mark Lolling of Loves Park; sister Diane (Virgil) Davit of Pecatonica; several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Gary is predeceased by his mother, Darlene Lolling; grandson, Patrick “PJ” Cox; father and mother-in-law, Marvin and Mary Jean Harrenstein.

Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 126 W. 5th St., Pecatonica with Reverend Dennis M. Morrissy. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2021 at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Pecatonica. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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4:00 PM 11/12/2021 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/12/2021 8:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

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11:00 AM 11/13/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

126 W. 5th St.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

St. Mary's Catholic Church
126 W. 5th St. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

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St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

17374 Sumner Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

17374 Sumner Rd. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

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In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.


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