STATELINE (WIFR) -- The Stateline community lost one of its favorite meteorologists over the weekend.
Rochelle native and Vietnam veteran, Eric Nefstead died in his home on Saturday at the age of 70. He had been battling health problems much of this year, which eventually forced him off the air this past January.
During his long career in the Rockford area, he worked for both channel 13 and channel 17, and of course in the garden. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Eric is survived by his son Tovin "Tom" Nefstead of Savannah, GA; sisters Cathy and Margaret Nefstead, niece Michelle Hartman and nephew Matthew Nefstead.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 9th at 1 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel located at 3910 N. Rockton Avenue. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be sent to the Rockford Rescue Mission.