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“I went to school with Rikki. I was the girl everybody picked on and made fun of. But not Rikki. She was bright spot in my day. She always had a smile...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Anonymous - Rockford, IL

“It's been many years since we were neighbors, but it seems like yesterday. I remember Rikki as a sweet, quiet girl. My condolences to her family. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki Rimkus - Rockford, IL

“I have known Rikki for many years. We spent a lot of time together in our younger days. Rikki was a great person. I will never forget all of the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: John Swain - Murray, KY - Friend

“Just heard of Rikki's passing...I am so sorry for your loss. Have many memories with Rikki....Her smile and laughter always made everyone around her...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Rainwater - Rockford, IL

“Sorry for you loss.My heart felt sympathy goes out to both of you at this time in your lives. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Brad Fosberg - Rockford, IL

“Rikki where can I start? Going to your house to play are some of my earliest memories. Our parents would talk , play cards ect. and we ran through...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Decker - IL - Friend

“RIKKI AND I ALWAYS HAD A WAY OF MAKING EACH OTHER HAPPY EVEN WHEN IT WASN'T SO EASY.SHE IS A TRUE DEAR FRIEND I'LL NEVER FORGET HER....SHE WAS TRUELY...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: janis stormont - Rockford, IL

“Rikki and I were friends for many, many years. She called me "Sher bear." We had so many great times together, and I will hold those memories close...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sheryl Gates - Rockford , IL

“I had only known Rikki for a short while but in that time she has made an impression in my heart that will stay with me forever. I grew to care...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ginny York - Rockford, IL

“I haven’t seen Rikki for many years and I am so sorry to know she is gone. I am sad for Joe and her family because I know they will miss her so...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Snyder (Utech) - Beloit, WI

“May Rikki rest in peace and no longer suffer. Our prayers go out to her family ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Ralston (celner) - Rockford, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of this beautiful woman's passing so early in her life. I know she is in a better place & now is joined with KC & Roxanne, our...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Rod Slamp - Davis, IL

“She was such a blessing to me in my life. We all had soooooo much fun together and made so many great memories. "We had joy we had fun we had...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Bobbi Holets - Machesney Park, IL

“Dear Sue & family, Sincere condolences for your loss. May the memories of her love and happiness give you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Mercer & family

“Taken away too soon. Going to miss your infectious smile and laugh and all the good times we shared.over the years.You were a great friend. May you...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Dave Veitch - Rockford, IL


Rikki A. Wager, 43, passed away at home Wednesday, April 25, 2012, surrounded by her family. Rikki was born May 6, 1968, in Rockford, daughter to Susan (Grindle) Antczak and Loren Wager. She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and had worked at Giovanni's, DHL and Northern Illinois Hospice Association.
She loved being with Joe, family and friends and raising her children.
Survived by soul mate, Joe Adamson; parents, Sue (Jerry) Antczak; father, Loren Wager; sisters, Renee (Mark) VanAnrooy, Rylee (Ryan Peters) Antczak, Lisa Antczak; brother, Jerry Antczak; grandparents, Bob and Vi Grindle; host of nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Dr. Gandhi and his staff as well as the staff of Hospice Care of America and DORS.
Predeceased by her children, KC and Roxanne Slamp.
Memorial Service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Chapel of Cremation Society of Illinois, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford, with visitation from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Pastor Ken Schmoyer will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family.

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