Paula Fossett


LEAF RIVER – Paula Fossett, age 69, of 10816 N. Leaf River Rd., Leaf River, passed away in her home on Nov. 28. She was born on April 9, 1948 in Sharon, Wis., to Irvin and Pauline (Bender) Burger.

Paula was a 1967 graduate of Milledgeville High School, and she married Lynn Fossett on Aug. 5, 1967 in Oregon. They lived in Milledgeville at the time, but moved to Oregon in 1973. She worked in the home health care field, and one her greatest joys was caring for her elderly clients. She also loved animals, gardening and music. In addition to her work as a home health care professional, she worked for many years as a dispatcher for the Ogle County Sheriff's Office, and helped her husband managing Graphic Arts Express Trucking company.

She is survived by her husband Lynn and their three sons; Gale of Charlotte, North Carolina, Aaron of Rockford, and Clayton of Davis.

She is predeceased by her parents; her step daughter Roxanne Fossett Johnson; her three sisters Betty Pottinger, Pearl Houpt and Shirley Swords; and her three brothers Melvin Burger, Paul Burger and Keith Burger. 

Cremation will be by Cremation Society of Illinois in Rockford. As per her request, there will be no funeral service. Family's request In lieu of flowers, memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home.

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