Billie Reinhold (1936-2022) came to America from Sweden at age 14


Billie A. Reinhold, 86, of Roscoe, IL, passed away April 3, 2022, in her residence with her daughters and family by her side. Billie was born February 18, 1936, in Sweden, daughter to Gotthard and Gunborg (Bjork) Nilsson. Billie came to the United States in 1950, at the age of fourteen. She married Stanley Reinhold May 28, 1955, in Rockford. Billie always had a positive outlook on life. She loved her grandchildren, traveling, watching people and talking to everyone. Billie was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

She is survived by daughters Sheila (Kurt) Eversole and Ann (Greg) Thorson; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother Larry (Sandy) Nilsson; and sister Ylva (Kent) Kjellgren.

She was predeceased by husband Stanley; daughter Debbie; sons Rod and Mark; brother and sister-in-law Bill (Doris) Nilsson.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Cremation Society of Illinois, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford, IL at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Charles Olson officiating. Memorials in Billie’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023, or Wounded Warrior Family Support, 11218 John Galt Blvd, Suite, 103, Omaha, NE 68137.

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