|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1942|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 2011|
Leland L. Baxter, 69, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
Born March 17, 1942, in Cherry Valley; the son of Rupert and Doris (Winterland) Baxter. Married Patricia Forster on July 11, 1960, in Belvidere. Leland was employed as a mold maker at Heritage Mold until his retirement in 2008. Leland was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. He was devoted to his family and will be deeply missed by those who loved him. He also enjoyed woodworking and had a talent for fixing anything.
Survived by wife, Patricia; daughters, Teri Hilstad and Sherri (Dennis) Wirth; sisters, Eva (Ross) Rainwater and Charlene (Boyd) Hill; sister-in-law, Sandra Baxter; grandchildren, Carina Perez, Crystal (Kyle) Joyner, Nicholas Wirth and Jordan Wirth; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Perez, Isabelle Perez and Alexzander Joyner.
Predeceased by parents; two brothers and two sisters.
Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road. Interment in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday, to time of service.
Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Published in Rockford Register Star from December 17 to December 18, 2011
Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Section 18 Lot 58
Created by: Rita Botkin Bomher
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82130194
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