Daniel J. Wallenberg
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Daniel J. Wallenberg
  • July 3, 1951 - December 21, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Daniel J. Wallenberg, 66, of Rockford passed away Thursday December 21, 2017. Dan was born July 3, 1951, in Rockford, the son of Ralph and LaVonne (Scholten) Wallenberg. Dan married Lois Young on July 31, 1971. Dan was employed at Hinckley Big Rock High School for 34 years, where he was loved by his students as a teacher and coach. He was a graduate of Rockford West High School in 1969, Rock Valley College in 1971, and Northern Illinois University in 1973. Dan was predeceased by his father Ralph, grandparents and nephew Kurt. Dan started every morning with coffee and the Chicago Sun Times. He loved history, reading and crosswords. He always made us laugh and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Lois; daughter, Shannon (Rob) Golightly; son, Daniel (Christina) Wallenberg; mother, LaVonne Wallenberg; grandson, Daniel Dade; granddaughters, Lily Jane, Nya Grace and Hope Marie; sisters, Bonnie (John) Andersen and Debbie Betts.
A celebration of Dan's life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. To share a memory or condolences visit www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com