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Official Obituary of

Gladys H. Bylsma

January 29, 1933 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Gladys Bylsma Obituary

Gladys Bylsma, 91, of Rockford passed away March 16, 2024, in Ascension Living St. Anne's Place surrounded by family. Born January 29, 1933 in Middleton, MO, the daughter of Leonard and Hattie (Nolan) Dixon. Gladys was the youngest of 7 children. She married William Bylsma on December 20, 1953. She enjoyed folk art painting, sewing, crafts, games, golf and playing with her grandkids. 

Survivors include son, Rodney (Luisa) Bylsma; daughter, Cindy (Steve) Gackstetter; grandchildren, Erik (Aleesha) Bylsma, Matt (Michelle) Bylsma, John (Maggie) Gackstetter, David (Tracy) Gackstetter and Joseph (Chad) Gackstetter; several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Bill Bylsma; two brothers, four sisters, and grandson Michael Gackstetter.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a dontation to St. Anne's Place.

A special thank you to St. Anne's Place and OSF Hospice for all the love and care they have given her.

Memorial visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2024, from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111.


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Memorial Visitation
March 22, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Honquest Family Funeral Home-Loves Park Chapel
4311 North Mulford Road
Loves Park, IL 61111


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