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Great Harvest Bread Co. owner dies at 61

A Rockford business owner has died after battling an illness.

61-year-old Stephen Kaiser died on Tuesday, July 24th. 

Kaiser and his wife, Barbara, opened the Great Harvest Bread Co. on North Alpine Road in 1996. Kaiser worked at the bakery until he recently got sick. 

Kaiser is a Freeport native. He received degrees from Dartmouth College and DePaul University. He was an active member at Christ United Methodist Church. 

Visitation for Kaiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory at 1860 S. Mulford Road. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church at 4509 Highcrest Road.


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