DIXON – Dennis A. Malmberg, 66, of Dixon, died peacefully Friday, May 23, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 5, 1948, in Princeton, the son of Harvey and Leona (Gramer) Malmberg. He had been a signal maintainer for the Chicago and North Western Railroad for 17 years. He also was employed by Lincolnway Materials/Rock River Ready Mix prior to his retirement in 2004.
He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a volunteer at P.A.D.S. in Dixon. He was a veteran of the Army serving during the Vietnam era. He married Jo Ann McCormick on May 1, 1971, in Dixon.
He is survived by his wife; children, Juliet Malmberg, Heidi (Brent) Schmall, and Douglas (Jessica) Malmberg, all of Dixon; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Steve Malmberg of Dixon; one niece and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Archie and Nels Malmberg.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Cremation will follow, with private burial of cremains with military honors by the Combined Veterans Group at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.