Jacqueline J. Henkel, 83 of Rockton , IL died at 3:05 am Friday December 7, 2012 in River Bluff Nursing Home. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born May 5, 1929 in Rockford, IL daughter of Lloyd and Ellen (Keeling) Kohlhorst. She lived in Loves Park from 1929 to 1990 when she moved to Rockton, IL. Married to Robert Henkel in Galena, IL on August 29, 1963. She was employed as the head waitress by Top Hat Restaruant for 40 years, retiring in 1983. Jacqueline graduated from Muldoon High School. \r\r\n\r\r\n The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Bev Kortner, Louise Bloom and Beverly Molitor for their friendship and tender care to mom. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include daughter Vickie (Dale) Adams of Rockton, IL; 2 sons Larry (Jill) Board of Ridgecrest, CA and Robert Henkel of Rockford, IL; three grandchildren Sterling Board, Brenton (Jenny) Adams and Brandon Adams and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, husband, one brother and one sister. \r\r\n\r\r\n A short celebration of life will be from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Sunday December 16, 2012 at Rockton Inn, 102 E Main St., Rockton, Illinois. Cremation rites to be accorded. .