Vicki G. Rimkus

07/05/1942 - 04/03/2021


Obituary For Vicki G. Rimkus

Vicki G. Rimkus of Rockford passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was born July 5, 1942, in Rockford, the daughter of George and Frances “Alyce” Straher. Graduate of West High School, class of 1960. Vicki worked for many Non-Profit organizations including, The Boy Scouts, Family Advocate, and Corner Stone Resources. She also worked for many years at Sundstrand.

Survivors include her four children, Michael (Joanne) Rimkus, Stephanie (Joshua) Johnson, Tom (Marina) Rimkus, and Kirsten Rimkus. Grandchildren, Rachel (Bobby) McKee, Aaron Rimkus, Becca Rimkus, Madalyn “Mo” Johnson, Diana Roldan, Marina Roldan, and Raul Roldan. Great-grandchildren, Braylon, Marina, Regina, Logan, Charlie, and Aubrey. Nieces and nephews Sharon, Steve (Tina), survivor Lynnette and Rob, Char Fishel, and many great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friend since 7th grade Sharon Snyder. Predeceased by her parents. Sister, Lois Fishel, and nephew Rick Fishel.

The funeral service is at 11 am on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Tony Gasparini Chapels, 6825 Weaver Road. Visitation from 10 until service time on Friday. Burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Express online condolences at


9 Apr


10:00 AM

Tony Gasparini Funerals 6825 Weaver Rd. Rockford, IL 61114 Get Directions »
9 Apr

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Tony Gasparini Funerals 6825 Weaver Rd. Rockford, IL 61114 Get Directions »
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  • 04/09/2021

    So very sorry everyone. Vicki was a great lady and I enjoyed knowing her these last few years. Lots of good memories. Praying comfort for you all, Marsha Freischmidt

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  • 04/08/2021

    Kirsten and Vicki's Family, I'm so sorry for your loss, I've known Vicki since the 70's She was a hell of a woman may she rest in peace John Leggero Venice Fl.

  • 04/07/2021

    Mike, Stephanie, Tom, and Kirsten... I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Mother... Sending love and prayers 🙏🏼💜🙏🏼 RIP VICKI 💜

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  • 04/07/2021

    God bless your family with amazing grace to help your grieving hearts. Many memories I will cherish of you kids growing up living next door to your family for 10 years. I always told your Mom that they should make paper doll books using you kids as the paper dolls. I pray for you with love .

  • 04/06/2021

    Vicki was more than a mother to Stephanie. They were each other's best friend. They traveled together, went out to eat and spent a lot of time together. Mo made them a three-some. Vicki was a very skilled crocheter and made Mo lots of fun scarves. She even taught Mo how to make Granny Squares. My deepest sympathy to her large family. Melissa and Andy Kitzmiller

  • 04/06/2021

    I am so very sorry for your loss Kirsten and family. May you feel your beautiful mother's spirit with You always!

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