Celebrating the life of Melva Ruth Laurberg
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In January of 2016 Melva celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at PA Peterson.
Melvas family would like to thank all of the caregivers at PA Peterson and Heartland Hospice for their tender loving care.
Melva was blessed with good health, abundant energy, determination, a pure and loving heart and unending generosity. Her warmth and contributions to the community are treasured by many.
Melva is lovingly survived by her son, Otis (Carol Shaffer) Laurberg of Rochester, MN; daughter, Barbara (Harold) Palm of Rockford; grandchildren, Richard (Sijin Xian) Laurberg, Christian (Shannon Russell) Laurberg, Erik (Beth) Palm, Andrew Palm, Alan Palm, Heidi Palm; great-granddaughter, Emily Palm; sister, Rae Saltzgiver-Crull; several nephews and nieces.
Melva is predeceased by her husband, Walter Laurberg; sister, Eleanor Knoll.
Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 with a visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Burritt Community Church, 8378 Trask Bridge Rd., Rockford with Rev. Brenda Byrne officiating. Interment in North Burritt Cemetery.