In Memoriam

2020 September 26th: Vickie Egler

Vickie A. (Swenson) Egler, 76, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Vickie was born June 15, 1944, daughter of Harvey and Artus (Anderson) Swenson. She graduated from East High School, Class of 1962. Vickie married Darrell “Butch” Egler on September 15, 1962. She began working at CVS/Osco at the age of 16 and was employed there for 50 plus years, holding various roles and making many friends. Vickie loved to gamble and take trips to Vegas. She was an avid Packers fan and a dog lover. Vickie trained and participated in dog agility competitions with her dogs and earned several awards in her earlier years. Vickie was always on the go and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson, Neil. She will be dearly missed. Vickie is survived by her children, Kim (Dave) Foor and Steve (Teresa) Egler; grandchildren, Shannon (Zak) Johnston, Dana Foor, Michael Egler and Katrina Egler; great-grandson, Neil Mains; sister, Patti (Kevin) Winger; brother-in-law’ Don Busekros; several nieces and nephews and her special dog, Bubba. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Darrell and sister, Karin Busekros. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Neuro Trauma ICU team at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center for their care and compassion during Vickie’s final weeks. 
A walk-through visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108. Those attending are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines to allow 50 people at a time. Final resting place will be in Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Share online memories and condolences at

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