ROCKFORD — Randall W. Danekas, 66, died on Oct. 31, 2018 at the Swedish American Hospital after a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
He was born on March 6, 1952 in Chicago, the son of Herman F. and Dora Dean (Holifield) Danekas.
Randy knew from a very young age he wanted to be a pilot, and he was able to live out his dream as a Cargo Pilot up until he retired, due to his health. He also enjoyed farming as a boy with his father, spending time with his family and enjoying the many times at his cabin in Wisconsin.
Randy had many close friends that truly enriched his life. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Randy is survived by his two daughters, Rachel Geske of Rochelle, and Daneille (Joe) Ciulla of Rockford; two grandchildren, Ashlyn and Connor; sister, Gwynne (Steve) Myers of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and two nieces, Allison and Meredith.
Cremation care is being provided by the Unger Horner Funeral Home, 400 North Sixth Street., Rochelle. Randy’s wishes were to have no services.
Memorials may be made to Randall Danekas Family, C/O Unger Horner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 87, Rochelle, IL 61068. A guest book is available at www.UngerHorner.com.