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Oregon, IL – Harold E. “Harry” Unzicker, age 74 died Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at his home in Oregon. He was born July 14, 1948 in Freeport, IL the son of Paul and Jean (Schreiner) Unzicker. He graduated from Rockford East High School in June of 1966, attended North Park College from 1966-1967 then attended Rock Valley College from 1967 – 1968. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Oct. 1, 1968 and served 13 months in the Republic of Vietnam from 1969 – 1971. He was Honorably discharged on Sept. 1, 1972. He once again attended Rock Valley College from 1972 – 1973 before transferring to Eastern Illinois University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education in 1975. Harry married Dianna M. Mokros on August 9, 1985 in Oregon, Il. She preceded him Feb. 17, 2019. Harry taught at Bellvue Grade School from 1975 – 1977, Medinah Middle School from 1977-1979, and Roosevelt Jr. High School from 1979-1981. He managed Long John Silvers restaurant from 1981-1983. He became Co-owner for the Silo Supper Club in Oregon, IL from 1983-1988. Harry also worked for Century 21, Northwinds Real Estate, Sears Corporate office, Co-owned Game Day Apparel, Owned Dynamic Apparel and Design, and Managed the Oregon VFW Post 8739 in Oregon. He was a member of the Rochelle VFW Post 3878. He was predeceased by his parents and wife Dianna. He is survived by his brother Kevin Unzicker of Oregon, Sister Sandra (Bob) Czarnowski of Rockford, IL, nephew Cody Unzicker of Mt. Morris, IL, cousin Renold Smith of Durham, N.C. brother-in-laws Greg (Melody) Mokros of Freeport, Lyle (Kristine) Mokros of Plattville, WI, and Albert (Ann) Mokros of Lena, IL, many nieces and nephews, and Tracy Jacobs who was a very special friend and neighbor of Dianna and Harry. Funeral service will be held 10;00 am, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, Il with the Pastor Dave Rogula officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 pm. Burial will be at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL. A memorial fund is established for the Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL.
Monday, March 27, 2023
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Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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