McDonald Funeral Home

McDonald Funeral Home is independently owned and operated with an on site crematory offering full service funerals and cremations.


Our Obituaries

Sara M. McCoy

January 12, 1949 - January 14, 2021

Sara Mae McCoy, 72 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, January 14, 2021 at her home. Sara was born on January 12, 1949 in Sterling, the daughter of Clevie and Juanita (Thomas) Pillars. She worked at Winning Wheels as a dietician for many years. She also was a cook at Self Help, Head Start and Grandma for Tri-County. Sara loved her grandchildren and cherished her time spent with them. Survivors...
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Billy Murray

March 18, 1949 - January 14, 2021

Billy Joe Murray, 71 died Thursday January 14, 2021 in Rockford after an extended illness. He was born on March 18, 1949 in Glade Springs, VA the son of John and Sarah (Shew) Murray. He married Sandra M. Masini on September 20, 1968. Bill worked in shipping at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. After they closed he then worked at Builder Discount a number of years. He was a member of the Masonic...
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Dianna M. Remour

January 13, 1956 - January 13, 2021

Dianna M. Remour, age 65, of Albany, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at her home. Dianna was born January 13, 1956 in Moline the daughter of Harold and Cherry (Crosby) Stephens. She married Boyd D. Remour on June 17, 1974 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2012. Dianna was a homemaker but also cleaned homes and cared for the elderly. She later worked at Kelly's Food Mart...
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Penny L. Hammer

November 11, 1947 - January 12, 2021

Penny L. Hammer Penny L. Hammer, age 73, of Sterling, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her home with family by her side. Penny was born November 11, 1947 in Galesburg the daughter of Bill and Birdie (McGahey) Leitsch. She married Lynn Hammer on March 7, 1969 in Galesburg. Penny graduated from NIU with an MSP degree in 1991. She was employed as a Speech Pathologist at CGH Medical Center in...
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Nellie Jo Adams

August 3, 1925 - January 11, 2021

Nellie "Nell" Adams, 95 of Sterling died Monday January 11, 2021 at Morningside of Sterling. She was born on August 3, 1925 in Taos, New Mexico the daughter of Pleasant and Madlyne (Arnold) Hill. She married William Edward Adams on August 3, 1946 in Rock Falls. He died February 9, 2020. Nell had worked as a book keeper for many years for the late Dr. Sullivan in Sterling and also for her late...
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Daniel J. Crebo, Jr.

December 29, 1993 - January 9, 2021

Daniel J. Crebo, Jr, age 26 of Rock Falls, died Saturday, January 9, 2021. Dan was born on December 29, 1993 in Sterling, the son of Daniel J. and Lisa (Bollman) Crebo, Sr. He was a 2012 graduate of Prophetstown High School and a United States Army National Guard Veteran. Dan enjoyed reading, writing, drawing, working out, being down by the canal and listening to music. Survivors include...
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Alvin A. Barton

May 3, 1932 - January 9, 2021

Alvin A. Barton, 88 of Sterling died Saturday January 9, 2021 at his home. He was born on May 3, 1932 in Truman, Arkansas the son of Elijah W. and Edith (Dickens) Barton and he had served in the US Airforce during the Korean War. He married Martha Jane Johnson on November 20, 1954 in Wichita, TX. She died May 5, 1991. He later married Margaret M. (Harms) Rowzee on June 12, 1993. Alvin was...
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Noel A. Feather, Jr

April 11, 1936 - January 6, 2021

Noel Albert Feather, Jr., 84, of Rock Falls, IL, passed away peacefully January 6, 2021, surrounded by his family. The eldest son of Noel Sr. and Opal (Lamb) Feather, Noel was born April 11, 1936, in Fairfield, IL, the family then moving to Sterling, IL, where he spent most of his life. In later years, he and his wife Sue wintered in Florida. He retired from NW Steel and Wire after 30 years. ...
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Lyle Bogott

May 28, 1927 - January 4, 2021

A wonderful Dad, retired teacher and coach and overall good guy, Lyle Bogott passed away on January 4, 2021 in Alvin, Texas. He was born on May 28, 1927 in Sterling, IL, to Fred (Ted) and Celia Bogott. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Jean whom he was married to for almost 70 years, two sisters, Katherine and Jeanette, two brothers, Danny and Fred, five brothers-in-law...
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Ronald E. Nissen

January 31, 1956 - January 3, 2021

Ronald Eugene Nissen, 64, of Mt. Morris, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ronald was born January 31, 1956 in Clinton, IA, the son of Donald and Norma (Kahn) Nissen. Ronald married Judy Kriebs on December 30, 1985 in Clinton. He was employed in flooring industry for many years, at Walmart in Freeport for 20 years, and most recently at Sterling Farm & Fleet...
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Alice Marie Brunk

May 15, 1936 - January 3, 2021

Alice M. Brunk, 84 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Alice was born on May 15, 1936 in Green Castle, Missouri, the daughter of Ida (Wildman) Adams. She married Paul Brunk on April 15, 1955 in Prophetstown. Alice was a registered nurse and worked at CGH Medical Center for about 15 years. She was a wonderful seamstress and quilter. Alice was...
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Carol Hunt

December 19, 1936 - January 2, 2021

FREEPORT – Carol Hunt, age 84, died Saturday, January 2, 2021 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Carol was born on December 19, 1936 in Polo the daughter of Lee and Stella (Blow) Hunt. She was employed for over 20 years with Structo Manufacturing in Freeport. Carol was a lifetime member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Her family appreciates the friendships she...
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Adolph L. Zapf

March 13, 1922 - January 2, 2021

STERLING – Adolph L. Zapf, age 98, died Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was born on March 13, 1922 in Rock Falls the son of George and Dora (Jacobs) Zapf. Adolph married Ona Mae Rosene. She died March 21, 1981. He was a lifelong farmer in the Rock Falls area and lifelong member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. Adolph in his younger years would travel to area...
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Drew M. Henson, USAF

December 20, 1999 - January 1, 2021

ROCK FALLS – SrA Drew Mikel Henson, USAF, 21 died in a single car accident due to weather and took this young bright life away from his adorning family and friends on New Year's Day January 1, 2021 in Florida. Drew was born on December 20, 1999 in Sterling the son of Charles Buckley and Nancey Illene (Welch) Henson. Growing up Drew attended Rock Falls Middle School and Newman Central...
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Lillian Mae Burke

February 14, 1950 - January 1, 2021

Lillian Mae Burke, 70, of Riverview Haven, Rock Falls died at CGH Medical Center, Sterling on January 1, 2021. Lillian fought the Covid-19 pandemic for 5 days until her body didn't have the strength to fight any more. Lillian expressed her undying love and passion for work at Self Help Enterprises for over 40 years. Lillian was born on February 14, 1950 in Tampico, Illinois to John William...
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Steven J. Shaner

April 13, 1960 - December 31, 2020

Steven J. Shaner, 60, of Morrison, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Morrison Community Hospital. Steven was born on April 13, 1960 in Chicago, the son of Donald and Lorraine (Keller) Shaner. He married Karen Adamec on June 14, 1986 in Downers Grove. Steven was employed as an engineer with Union Pacific Railroad in Clinton, IA for 24 years. He enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and...
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Arlyn D. Cain

December 24, 1940 - December 30, 2020

ROCK FALLS - Arlyn D. Cain, of Rock Falls died December 30, 2020 at his home, just days after spending his 80th birthday with family. Arlyn Dale Cain was a man of simple pleasures. He loved spending time with his wife of nearly 61 years, Judy, in the modest of moments, whether that was making nightly McDonald's runs for ice cream or chatting about grandchildren.He made it a point to speak to...
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Earl Ronald Moore

June 8, 1934 - December 30, 2020

Earl R. Moore, 86, of Milledgeville, died on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. Earl was born on June 8, 1934 in Bureau County, the son of Earl and Viva (Musser) Moore. He married Kathryn Hagie on May 25, 1957 in Milwaukee, WI. Earl was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire for 40 years. He enjoyed riding bicycles, motorcycles, and camping. Survivors include...
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Denise D. McLoughlin

October 28, 1950 - December 29, 2020

Denise D. McLoughlin Denise D. McLoughlin, age 70, of Prophetstown, died December 29, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Denise was born October 28, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Dennis and Esther (Cordry) Wranik. She married Timothy McLoughlin on November 4, 1968 in Elgin. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2019. She worked with the Tampico Area Historical Society for...
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Rita Ann Conley

August 6, 1929 - December 28, 2020

Rita Ann Conley, 91 of Rock Falls, died on Monday, December 28, 2020 at The Villas of Hollybrook, Reflections and Memory Care in Springfield. Rita was born on August 6, 1929 in Bagley, WI, the daughter of Alfred and Evelyn (Bailey) Jackley. She graduated from Sterling High School in 1948. She married Harold Conley on June 24, 1948, he preceded her in death on September 10, 1984. Rita dedicated...
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James William Foley

June 13, 1931 - December 28, 2020

James William Foley, 89, of Sterling, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home. James was born on June 13, 1931 in Harmon, the son of Joseph and Grace (Johnson) Foley. He graduated from Catholic Community High School in 1949. James was a US Army Veteran and proudly served in the Korean War. He married Marie Ann Muhleback on October 26, 1957 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dixon....
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William Wesley Fisher

August 13, 1925 - December 27, 2020

ROCK FALLS – William Wesley Fisher, age 95, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. William was born on August 13, 1925 in Harmon the son of Herbert and Helen (Robinson) Fisher. He married Barbara Myers on October 11, 1947. She died on December 20, 2011. William retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire after 35 years. He was a member of the First Christian...
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Leland W. Bryson

January 10, 1937 - December 27, 2020

Leland W. Bryson, 83, of 701 Washington St., Milledgeville, IL died December 27th, 2020 at Sterling CGH following an extended battle with cancer. Leland was born on January 10, 1937 in Whiteside County, the son of Benjamin and Helen Schilling Bryson. He married Ruth M. Alber on October 11, 1953. He was retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire; the Milledgeville Volunteer Fire...
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Dolores "Dee" Smith

February 17, 1938 - December 26, 2020

NAPERVILLE - Dolores "Dee" Smith, Age 82, formally of Prophetstown, IL passed away on December 26, 2020 at St. Patricks Residence in Naperville. She was born February 17, 1938 in Michigan. Dee moved to Prophetstown where she worked as a CNA at Winning Wheels. There she meant her good friend Jim and they lived together in Prophetstown and Sterling. Dee is survived by her sister Mary Ann ...
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Guadalupe Salazar

October 3, 1947 - December 24, 2020

Guadalupe Salazar Guadalupe Salazar, 73, of Dixon, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Guadalupe was born October 3, 1947 in San Benito, Texas the son of Donato, Sr. and Ester (De La Cruz) Salazar. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was later employed at Rochelle Foods. Guadalupe loved his animals and was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. ...
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Anthony S. Velazquez

May 11, 1956 - December 24, 2020

Anthony Steven Velazquez 64 of Lyndon Illinois passed on the morning of December 24, 2020 at CGH medical center Sterling, IL. Tone was also born at CGH. His sons were at his bedside and daughter via video to say goodbye. Tone was the son of Jose and Eudora (Harms) Velazquez. He attended Prophetstown High School, and Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, IL. He worked for Chicago and Northwestern...
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Kye S. Jaques

December 3, 1936 - December 23, 2020

ROCK FALLS – Kye S. Jaques, age 84, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kye was born on December 3, 1936 in Osan, South Korea the daughter of Mun Ok Pak and Pong Sun Kim. She married Jimmy Jaques on March 27, 1967 in South Korea. Kye was an avid gardener and loved working outdoors. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy of Rock Falls;...
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Nancy L. Heath

February 7, 1936 - December 23, 2020

Nancy Lee, 84 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Nancy was born on February 7, 1936 in Milledgeville, the daughter of Elbert and Vivian (Roderick) Chronister. She married John Henry Heath on January 21, 1956 in Rock Falls. Nancy enjoyed sewing, working in the flower garden, painting and baking. She is survived by her husband of...
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Clarence "Jack" O. Sampson

March 10, 1934 - December 23, 2020

Clarence "Jack" O. Sampson Clarence "Jack" O. Sampson, age 86, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling with his children present. Jack was born March 10, 1934 near Iuka the son of Orville and Elizabeth (McDaneld) Sampson. He married Beverley Hunter on September 22, 1957. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2011. Jack served in the US Army and...
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Anita R. Fisk

July 12, 1941 - December 22, 2020

Anita Rae Fisk, 79 of Prophetstown, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Anita was born on July 12, 1941 in Sterling, the daughter of Leslie and Berneice (Oppendike) Johnson. She married David E. Fisk on August 19, 1957 in Norfolk, VA. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2019. Anita was a LPN and worked at Morrison Hospital and then at Good Samaritan...
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Marjorie H. Miller

September 10, 1947 - December 21, 2020

Marjorie H. Miller Marjorie H. Miller, age 73, of Belvidere, died Monday, December 21, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Marjorie was born September 10, 1947 in Aurora the daughter of Cecil and Clois (Stewart) Hastings. She married Dennis Miller on June 14, 1969 in Batavia. Marjorie was employed at Fox Valley Hospice as an office manager for many years. She is survived by her...
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Carl H. Nelson

October 12, 1924 - December 18, 2020

Carl Harold Nelson was born October 12, 1924 on the family farm near St. Peter, MN, the son of Alma Johnson and Sigfrid Nelson, a Swedish immigrant. After attending rural one room schools, he graduated from St. Peter High School. He served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater, participating in the liberation of the Philippines. Carl worked at Wahl Clipper Corporation for...
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Linda Kay Parr

September 29, 1944 - December 17, 2020

Linda Kay Parr, 76, of Erie, died on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at her home. Linda was born on September 29, 1944 in Westby, WI, the daughter of Carl and Alice (Thorgerson) Sather. She married Tyrone Parr on February 27, 1965 in Westby, WI. He predeceased her in May of 1990. Linda was a member of the Clinton Women's Club. She loved her dogs, and enjoyed cooking and baking. She often told of...
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Stanley John Domack, Jr.

February 11, 1935 - December 16, 2020

Stanley John Domack, 85 of Morrison, IL, flew West on December 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley A. and Helen C. Domack, and his wife of 62 years, Shirley, who passed away in November of 2016. He is survived by sisters Rennett, Marshann and Rosemary; son, Christopher; daughters, Roxanne, Sharon and Stephanie; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr....
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Terry L. Lynch

September 22, 1954 - December 16, 2020

Terry L Lynch, 66, of Sterling, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Winning Wheels in Prophetstown. Terry was born on September 22, 1954 in Amboy, the son of Joseph and Marilyn (Miller) Lynch. He married Delores Franco on December 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Terry was employed as a maintenance supervisor for many years. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling. He was a member...
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Carol A. King

November 16, 1949 - December 15, 2020

Carol "Hock" King, 71, of Prophetstown (formerly of New Boston, IL and Mechanivsville, IA), passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at her home. Carol was born on November 16, 1949 in Muscatine, IA, the daughter of James King and Molly Juhl. She was employed as shift foreman at Products Unlimited and Micron Industries for many years. Carol was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles...
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Arthur A. Deem

June 30, 1924 - December 14, 2020

Arthur A. Deem, 96 died Monday December 14, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was born on June 30, 1924 in Rock Falls the son of Arthur E. and Genevieve (Coe) Deem. He was a US Navy Veteran and served in WWII and the Korean War. He married Ruth Corl on November 28, 1948 in Rock Falls. Art had been employed at the former R.B. & W. Co in Rock Falls for 43 years, retiring as a draftsman. He...
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Diane C. Dillon

December 20, 1933 - December 12, 2020

Diane C. Dillon, age 86, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home. Diane was born December 20, 1933 in Dixon the daughter of Edward and Kathryn (Stanley) Johnson. She married James Dillon on May 8, 1955 in Nachusa. He preceded her in death on November 19, 2019. Diane was a lifelong teacher at East Coloma School in Rock Falls. After retirement, she and...
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Timothy J. Sweeney

February 16, 1962 - December 11, 2020

STERLING – Timothy J. Sweeney, age 58, died Friday, December 11, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Tim was born on February 16, 1962 in Beloit, Wis. the son of Lawrence and Dolores (Van Remoorter) Sweeney Jr. He married Lana Royer on August 24, 1990. She died on July 17, 2014. Tim was employed as a Foreman with Union Labor Local # 727 out of Dixon. He served his country in the United...
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Walter "Bill" William Dyche

August 6, 1937 - December 11, 2020

Walter "Bill" William Dyche, 83 of rural Dixon died Friday December 11, 2020 at Dixon Rehabilitation Center. He was born on August 6, 1937 the son of Walter and Hazel (Royer) Dyche. He married Alyce Teach on February 15, 1957. She died May 22, 2000. He later married Sandra (Duvall) Musser on March 10, 2001. Bill had been employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 30 years. He enjoyed...
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Darrell E. Culver

July 3, 1941 - December 9, 2020

Darrell E. Culver, age 79, of Rock Falls, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Darrell was born July 3, 1941 in Sterling. He was an active member in the Rock Falls American Legion, where he was Commander and was the bugler for military funerals. Darrell served in the US Navy for seven years and was employed by Northwest Steel and Wire for 20 years. ...
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John Espinoza

March 12, 1943 - December 8, 2020

John Espinoza, 77 died Tuesday December 8, 2020 at the University Hospital in Iowa City. He was born on March 12, 1943 in Davenport, IA the son of Francisco and Josephine Espinoza. He served in the US Marines. John married Juanita "Jane" Leal on October 12, 1968. He was employed as an electrician at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. John was very active in several community organizations and...
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Marjorie Lorraine Little

September 3, 1937 - December 8, 2020

Marjorie Lorraine Little, 83, of Tampico, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. Marjorie was born on September 3, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Gerald and Alberta (VanDusen) Purkapile. She married Noel Little on July 14, 1956 in Rock Falls. He predeceased her on July 30, 2004. Marjorie was employed at Walmart in Rock Falls for 14 years. She attended...
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Blanch E. Burge

January 8, 1934 - December 4, 2020

Blanch E. Burge, 86, of Sterling, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehab Center. Blanch was born on January 8, 1934 in Orchardville, IL, the daughter of Howard and Mary (Richards) Leathers. She married Glenn Burge, Jr. on May 15, 1954 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He predeceased her on September 28, 2010. Blanch was employed at National Manufacturing for 27 years. ...
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Betty J. Dickinson

October 7, 1936 - December 4, 2020

Betty Jane Dickinson, 84 of Sterling, died Friday, December 4, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Betty was born on October 7, 1936 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Barbara (Wirth) Loughe. She married Charles Dickinson on January 27, 1957 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2014. Betty loved crafting. She was a longtime member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church...
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Kenneth James Wolf, Jr.

March 24, 1950 - December 3, 2020

Kenneth J. Wolf, Jr., 70, of Galt, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Kenneth was born on March 24, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Kenneth J. and Marjorie (McCue) Wolf, Sr. He was a US Army Veteran and proudly served in the Vietnam War. He married Paulette Schaver on November 1, 1985 in Sterling. Kenneth was also a member of the Sterling VFW. He enjoyed...
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Evelyn Maxwell

March 20, 1930 - December 2, 2020

Evelyn Irene Maxwell, 90, of Sterling, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2020 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Evelyn was born on March 20, 1930 in Sterling, the daughter of Earl and Elizabeth (Bohms) Crouse. She married Robert Maxwell on March 6, 1949 in Rock Falls. He predeceased her on April 4, 1996. Evelyn lived in the Glen Ellyn/Wheaton area for 30 years, where she worked alongside her husband at...
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Carmen M. Gutierrez

March 25, 1933 - December 1, 2020

Carmen M. Gutierrez, age 87, of Dixon, formerly of San Juan, Texas, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 of COVID-19 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Carmen was born March 25, 1933 in Ft. Madison, Iowa the daughter of Jose and Maria (Duran) Cruz. She married Henry Gutierrez, Jr. in 1952 and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1994. Carmen was employed at GE in Morrison for 20 years and was a...
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Kim J. Lofgren

October 4, 1956 - December 1, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Kim Lofgren, of Sterling, our loving and devoted husband, father, and friend to all who knew him, on December 1, 2020 at age 64 due to complications with COVID-19. Kim loved his family above all and he spent countless hours with his family members visiting, playing games, and helping with endless projects. Our sorrow in losing him will always...
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Charles W. Briggs

November 17, 1948 - November 29, 2020

Charles William Briggs, age 72 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, November 29, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling after a battle with COVID. Charles was born on November 17, 1948 in Franklin County, PA, the son of Charles E. and Anna (Finafrock) Briggs. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling, retiring in 1997. Charles enjoyed cars, attending car shows, watching wrestling and loved...
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Salomon Salgado

June 25, 1957 - November 28, 2020

Salomon Salgado Salomon Salgado, age 63, of Sterling, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Salomon was born June 25, 1957 in Mexico the son of Ermilio and Cira (Gomez) Salgado. He married Maria Leonor Solano on September 13, 1997 in Chicago. Salomon was employed at Rochelle Foods for 20 years. He was a man of faith and lived by God's word. He is survived by...
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Donald E. Anderson

July 22, 1952 - November 28, 2020

Donald E. Anderson 68 of Rock Falls passed away Saturday November 28, 2020 at CGH Medical Center with family by his side. He was born on July 22, 1952 in Springfield, IL the son of William E. "Bill" and Shirley Anderson and had served in the US Army during the Vietnam war. He married Linda Hindley on January 5, 1973. Don worked many years at C&J Speed and Auto Parts in Sterling and...
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Alfred "Al" Segneri

September 17, 1945 - November 27, 2020

Alfred J. "Al" Segneri, 75 of Sterling died Friday November 27, 2020 at CGH Medical center in Sterling. Al was born on September 17, 1945 in Sterling the son of Anthony J. and Eleanor M. (O'Malley) Segneri and was a 1965 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School. He married Sandra Hammelman on September 6, 1969 in Sterling. He served in the National Guard. Al was an electrician for 43...
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Audrey L. Roman

November 5, 1928 - November 26, 2020

Audrey L. (Wolf) Roman, 92, was born on November 5, 1928 in Prophetstown, Illinois. She passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020, in Payson, Arizona. Audrey graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1946. She met the love of her life, Paul Roman, upon his return from WWII. They were married on September 12, 1948 and were married for 61 years. They lived in Peoria, IL...
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Marian Nicol Vickrey

March 28, 1921 - November 26, 2020

Marian L. Nicol Vickrey, 99 of Sterling, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Marian was born on March 28, 1921 in Sterling, the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Ellmaker) Gagin. She married Richard Nicol on July 27, 1942. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1990. She then married John Vickrey on July 3, 1993 and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2003....
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Carol Helms

October 28, 1935 - November 25, 2020

Carol L. Helms, 85 of Rock Falls died Wednesday November 25, 2020 at Rock River Hospice & Home. She was born on October 28, 1935 in Rockford the daughter Lewis and Mildred (Lemke) Bates. She married Keith Helms on January 6, 1980. Carol had worked as a waitress for over 30 years at many of the Sauk Valley area restaurants. She was a member of First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls and enjoyed...
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June L. Pries

June 22, 1922 - November 25, 2020

June L. Pries, 98 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at her home. June was born on June 22, 1922 in Rock Falls, the daughter of Alvin and Martha Hunsberger. She married Raymond Pries. He preceded her in death. June worked at the Green River Ordinance Plant in Amboy during WWII. She then worked as a banquet manager at the former Ramada Inn Hotel in Rock Falls for about 20 years....
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Ramon Castellanos

October 16, 1959 - November 24, 2020

Ramon Castellanos, age 61, of Sterling, formerly of Pharr, Texas, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ramon was born October 16, 1959 in San Juan, Texas the son of Francisco and Isabella Castellanos. He was employed at Williamson Construction in Pharr, Texas for many years. Ramon enjoyed fishing, smoking cigarettes, drinking Big Red pop, and watching his...
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Victor R. White II

March 29, 1936 - November 22, 2020

Victor Reginald White II, 84 of Dixon, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon. Victor was born on March 29, 1936 in Sterling, the son of Victor and Dorothy White and Dick and Viola Winkler. He was a United States Army Veteran. He married Judy D. Smith on December 16, 1961 in Franklin Grove. Victor worked at RB & W, taught computer coding at Sauk many years ago, was...
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Robert Dean Hawkins

September 1, 1944 - November 22, 2020

FENTON – Robert Dean Hawkins, 76, of Fenton, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home. Robert was born on September 1, 1944 in Galesburg, the son of Walter and Marie (Logsdon) Hawkins. He married Barbara Ann Lehr on May 4, 1963 in New Buffalo, MI. He was a member of Colbrook Christian Church in Cameron, IL; as well as a lifetime member of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Robert...
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Anna Mae Baldwin

March 14, 1926 - November 22, 2020

ROCK FALLS – Anna Mae Baldwin, 94, of Sterling, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on March 14, 1926 in New Bedford, the daughter of John and Pearl (Wescott) Norman. Ann married Willard Baldwin on May 29, 1946. He predeceased her on September 12, 1995. Ann was a member of First Christian Church in Sterling. She was also a member of the Whiteside...
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Richard E. Perkins, Jr.

June 1, 1953 - November 21, 2020

Richard E. Perkins, Jr., age 67, of Fulton, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Richard was born June 1, 1953 in Washington D.C. the son of Richard, Sr. and Goldie (Rumfelt) Perkins. He served in the US Army for 21 years retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was then employed as a commercial truck driver for 20 years. Richard married Sue Rose on...
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Albert L. Foy

July 14, 1936 - November 21, 2020

Albert L. Foy, 84 of Sterling, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Illinois Veteran's Home in La Salle. Albert was born on July 14, 1936 in Sterling, the son of Albert and Evelyn Foy and Lucille and Herb Schick. He was a United States Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. Albert retired from Dohrn Transfer Co. He was a member of the Rock Falls American Legion...
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Sandra S. DeJonge

May 20, 1945 - November 21, 2020

Sandra S. DeJonge, 75 of Lyndon, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Sandra was born on May 20, 1945 in Princeton, the daughter of James W. and Evelyn (Hubbard) Hudgin. She married Larry DeJonge on August 19, 1962 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sterling. Sandie enjoyed camping for the past five years in Sheffield, spending time with her grandchildren and...
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Doretta Kay Lathrop

August 6, 1938 - November 21, 2020

STERLING – Doretta Kay Lathrop, 82, of Sterling, took the hand of the Lord in Heaven on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at The Citadel of Sterling. Doretta was born on August 6, 1938 in Nevada, IA, the daughter of Darwin and Helen (Corbin) Blayney. She married Bobbie Ray Lathrop on August 19, 1956 in Sterling. He predeceased her on January 24, 2020. Doretta was employed as an Activity Director...
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Maria Leal

July 20, 1943 - November 20, 2020

STERLING – Maria Elvira Leal, 77 died Friday November 20, 2020 at CGH Medical Center. She was born on July 20, 1943 in Edinburg, TX the daughter of Valentin and Maria (Corpus) Plata. She married Rudolfo "Rudy" Leal on May 9, 1964 in Aurora. She was employed at CGH Medical Center in the laundry for 9 years. Maria was a member of St. Mary Church. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and a...
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Brent D. Oncken

January 13, 1954 - November 19, 2020

LYNDON – Brent D. Oncken, 66, of Lyndon left to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Unity Point Health Trinity in Rock Island. Brent was born on January 13, 1954 in Morrison, the son of Ronald and Lavona (Egert) Oncken, Sr. He married Peggy Dublo in March 2007. Brent was employed as a delivery driver for F.S. He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Morrison. Brent enjoyed...
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Ida Ann Porter

December 13, 1943 - November 18, 2020

Ida Ann Porter, age 76 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ida was born on December 13, 1943 in Sterling, the daughter of Louis and Doris (Eichelberger) Celletti. She worked as a LPN at the Dixon Correctional Facility for many years. Survivors include her two sons, William (Jen) Porter of Rock Falls and Brent "Ben" (Mindy) Porter of Rock Falls...
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Yetta R. Todd

August 3, 1920 - November 18, 2020

Yetta Roana Todd, age 100 of Morrison, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Yetta was born on August 3, 1920 in Morrison, the daughter of Frank Glenn and Ethel Grace (Fellows) Lyon. She married, Warren Smith, Sr on August 21, 1938 in Morrison; he preceded her in death on September 9, 1954. She then married Lyle Frank on December 10, 1960 in Rock Falls; he...
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Loretta Jean Waller

July 30, 1933 - November 18, 2020

STERLING – Loretta Jean (Whiteside) Waller, 87, of Sterling, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling. Loretta was born in Thayer, MO, the daughter of George and Hazel (Manus) Whiteside on July 30, 1933. She married Dennis E. Waller on January 11, 1950 in Dixon by Reverend George Curran. Dennis predeceased her on May 18, 1996. The love of her life was her God,...
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Kenneth E. Elliott

April 13, 1948 - November 18, 2020

STERLING – Kenneth E. Elliott, 72, of Sterling passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at CGH Medical Center following a brief illness. Kenneth was born on April 13, 1948 in DeKalb, the son of Clyde and Ruth (Walker) Elliott. He was a US Army Veteran, and served in the Vietnam War. Kenneth married Charlotte Wells on October 8, 2005 in Dixon. He enjoyed farm shows and auctions, and was also...
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Jack L. Icenogle

January 23, 1939 - November 16, 2020

ROCK FALLS – Jack L. Icenogle, age 81, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling. Jack was born on January 23, 1939 in Monmouth the son of Clifford and Zelora (Sawyer) Icenogle. He married Carolyn Jaques on September 28, 1963. Jack was employed as a Foreman for 30 years at Lawrence Brothers Manufacturing in Sterling and 11 years at Auto Zone in Rock Falls. He served his...
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Lauren "Bud" McCune

July 25, 1941 - November 16, 2020

Lauren "Bud" R. McCune, age 79 of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling after a brave battle with COVID. Bud was born on July 25, 1941 in Martinsville, VA, the son of Robert and Agnes (Schaver) McCune. He married Caroline Dean on May 13, 1961 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2020. Bud worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire in...
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Eugene "Gene" Sanders

December 23, 1931 - November 16, 2020

STERLING – Eugene "Gene" J. Sanders, age 88, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Gene was born on December 23, 1931 in Sterling the son of Earl and Mae (McCann) Sanders. He married Adrienne Allen on September 14, 1953 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on May 30. 2017. Gene was employed as Assistant Employment Manager for 35 years with Northwestern Steel &...
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Loyd Crocker

March 17, 1930 - November 16, 2020

Loyd D. Crocker, 90 of Sterling died Monday November 16, 2020 at Morningside of Sterling. He was born a long, long, time ago in Morganton, Arkansas the son of Carl and Luna (Stark) Crocker on March 17, 1930. He served proudly in the US Army as a SGT during the Korean War. Loyd retired from Northwestern Steel and Wire Co as a car checker. He married Joanne Nelson on December 10, 1987. He...
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William K. Schrader

September 3, 1929 - November 16, 2020

STERLING – William K. Schrader, age 91, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling. William was born on September 3, 1929 in Sterling the son of Carl W. and Nina Mae (Reecher) Schrader. He married Dorothy Bauser on February 17, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nev. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2011. William was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire in Sterling for 27...
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Steven P. Benson

January 19, 1963 - November 15, 2020

Steven P. Benson, age 57, of Woosung, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Steve was born January 19, 1963 in Sterling the son of Bertram "Bert" and Evangaline "Vangie" (Jurkens) Benson. He married Sharon Schultz on June 1, 1985 in Sterling. He was employed at Exelon Nuclear Plant as a security officer. Steve was an avid hunter and loved spending time with his family. ...
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Marjorie Smith

November 18, 1927 - November 15, 2020

STERLING – Marjorie F. Smith, 92 of Sterling died Sunday November 15, 2020 at CGH Medical Center. She was born on November 18, 1927 in Sterling the daughter of Henry and Shirley (McDearmon) Dettman. She married Robert King and later Keith Smith who both had preceded her in death. Marjorie was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church. She was an avid reader, a member of the Red Hats and...
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Maria Apperson

February 18, 1943 - November 15, 2020

STERLING – Maria E. Apperson, 77 of Sterling died Sunday November 15, 2020 at the Citadel of Sterling. She was born on February 18, 1943 in Elsa, TX the daughter of Carmen and Elena (Hernandez) Castaneda. Survivors include her son, Paul (Cathy) Apperson of Sterling; her brothers: Alberto Castaneda, Jose Lopez Grandchildren: Paul J (Megan) Apperson, Carissa L (Christopher) Gascoigne,...
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Jacqueline A. Hoffman

November 8, 1937 - November 15, 2020

Jacqueline A. "Jackie" (Jaquet) Hoffman, 83 died Sunday November 15, 2020 at CGH Medical Center. She was born on November 8, 1937 in Spring Valley, the daughter of Frank and Loretta (Learch) Venardi She had worked for many years as a cook and also had served as a foster grandparent in the local schools. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Sterling and had enjoyed crocheting and...
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Bette J. Deets

December 31, 1933 - November 15, 2020

Bette J. Deets, age 86 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at her home. Bette was born on December 31, 1933 in Sterling, the daughter of Lester and G. Ailene (Scoughton) Hollis. She married Lawrence "Larry" Gordon Deets on June 14, 1952 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2001. Bette was a long time member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling and had...
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Gregory T. Johnson

March 30, 1946 - November 14, 2020

Gregory T. Johnson, 74 died Saturday November 14, 2020 at CGH Medical Center. He was born on March 30, 1946 in Dixon, the son of Paul and Lila (Coffman) Johnson. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Greg worked for many years at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co as an electrician. For many years he worked on and repaired appliances from his home. He was a 30 year member of the...
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Severino Gregorio Lagunas

February 11, 1959 - November 12, 2020

STERLING – Severino G. Lagunas, 61, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at CGH Medical Center. Severino was born on February 11, 1959 in Mexico, the son of Felipe and Godeleve (Sotelo) Lagunas. He married Raquel Marquez in 1993 in Dixon. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling. Severino was employed at Tyson Foods for over 20 years. He enjoyed helping...
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Patrick J O'Brien

April 14, 1946 - November 12, 2020

Patrick J. O'Brien, 74, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home in Sterling, IL. Born April 14, 1946, in Amboy, Illinois. He was the son of the late William and Rita (Lynch) O'Brien and a brother to the Late Michael (Mic) O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien attended Amboy High School and then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Northwestern Steel and Wire for almost 30...
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Hilaria "Lala" Ramirez

October 21, 1927 - November 12, 2020

STERLING – Hilaria M. "Lala" Ramirez, 93, of Walnut, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. Lala was born on October 21, 1927 in Mexico, the daughter of Ezequiel and Pillar (Rodelo) Meza. She married Guadalupe Ramirez on March 24, 1969 in Morrison. He predeceased her on July 10, 1971. Lala was employed in Laundry Services at the Dixon Development...
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Helen E, Kramer

December 19, 1924 - November 11, 2020

STERLING – Helen Evelyn (Hartman) Kramer, 95, left this world to enter Heaven on November 11, 2020 at CGH Medical Center after a 6 day battle with Covid-19. Helen was born on December 19, 1924 to Henry and Anna (Traum) Hartman on a farm in rural Thomson. She was one of 17 children. She married Ralph W. Kramer in rural Savanna on June 11, 1950. He died on July 8, 1996. She was a home maker...
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Terrance "Terry" Heffelfinger

January 18, 1938 - November 11, 2020

Terrance "Terry" Wilson Heffelfinger, 82, of Rock Falls, passed away from respiratory failure due to Covid-19 on November 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born to Percy and Juanita (Strausser) Heffelfinger on January 18, 1938 in Milledgeville, Illinois. Terry was a 3-sport athlete who graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1956. As a member of the RFHS band, Terry often...
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Pamela Ann Varden

December 18, 1943 - November 11, 2020

Pamela Ann Varden, age 76, of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her home. Pamela was born on December 18, 1943 in Texas, the daughter of Warren and Florence (Brown) Fossett. She married Otis Varden. Pamela ran a large preschool for many years in Long Beach, California. She had a love for arts and was very talented at making crafts. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and...
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Rogene Moore

November 3, 1940 - November 10, 2020

Rogene M. (Dyer) Moore, age 80, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with leukemia, on November 10, 2020, with her family at her side. She was born on November 3,1940 in Sublette, IL, daughter of Marion & Gertrude (Burkardt) Dyer. She grew up in Amboy, IL as a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where she received all her sacraments. She attended St. Anne Catholic Grade School...
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Wesley R. Lynch

March 26, 1944 - November 10, 2020

Wesley Ray Lynch, age 76 of Amboy, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Wesley was born on March 26, 1944 in Fredonia, KY, the son of James and Nellie (Frailix) Lynch. He married Nancy Ellen Sutton on October 9, 1965 in Marion, KY. Wesley was an ironworker at Page Engineering for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, building and creating ornamental railings. Survivors...
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John C. Ordean

November 22, 1927 - November 9, 2020

John Chirila Ordean 92 of Sterling passed away peacefully on Nov 9, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. John was born on Nov. 22, 1927 in Rock Falls, the son of Chirila and Paracheva (Pavel) Ordean. He was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. He served in Korea from 1945 -1947 and was assigned to the 81st Ordinance Tank Maintenance. After the Army he put himself through 4 years of college...
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Arthur Neal Dykema

July 9, 1937 - November 8, 2020

MORRISON – Arthur Neal Dykema, 83, of Morrison, died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Pleasant View in Morrison. Arthur was born on July 9, 1937 in Morrison, the son of George and Pauline (Smith) Dykema. He was a veteran of the US Army. Arthur married Sherry Rick on February 4, 1967 in Morrison. He was employed as a letter carrier with the US Postal Service for many years. After retiring from the...
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Landon Ray Pounders

October 30, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Landon Ray Pounders, 9 days old, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving parents, on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 5:12 A.M. at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, WI after a hard fought battle with the Vein of Galen Malformation. Landon was born on October 30, 2020 in Madison, WI. He is survived by his loving parents, Lukas Pounders and Jamie Riley of Rock Falls; maternal...
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Eleanor "Elaine" Jenkins

August 14, 1942 - November 7, 2020

POLO – Eleanor "Elaine" Jenkins, 78, of Polo, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. Elaine was born on August 14, 1942 in Forreston, the daughter of Oliver and Mildred (Wolf) Michael. She married Bill Jenkins on December 18, 1965 in Winnebago. Elaine worked in the Winnebago County Assessor's Office for many years. She was a member of Dutchtown Church...
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Herbert Glen Asbury

January 10, 1941 - November 6, 2020

Herbert Glen Asbury, age 79, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020 in Port Charlotte, FL. He was survived by his wife and best friend for 59 years, Millie (nee Russell), and his daughter Janet Asbury, his son-in-law Christopher Cerceo, his siblings William Asbury, Leroy Asbury, Norman Asbury, Kenneth Asbury, Hazel Asbury Browning, Donald Asbury, Reba Asbury Lindstrom, Shirley Asbury Ellis...
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Lyle "Pat" Connor

June 18, 1954 - November 6, 2020

SAVANNA – Lyle "Pat" Connor, age 66, died Friday, November 6, 2020 at Freeport Memorial Hospital, Freeport. Pat was born on June 18, 1954 in Savanna the son of Lyle R. and Betty L. (Barr) Connor. He married Debra Dearborn on November 26, 1977 in Oregon. Pat was employed as a Car Salesman for 23 years with Kunes Country in Mt. Carroll. He was a member of Masonic Mississippi Lodge #385 and...
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Paul W. Simester

December 13, 1958 - November 6, 2020

Paul William Simester, age 61 of Lyndon, died Friday, November 06, 2020 at Pleasant View Rehab and Health in Morrison. Paul was born on December 13, 1958 in Sterling, the son of Harry and Jeanine (Huntley) Simester. He graduated from Rock Falls High School. Paul had married Dawn M. Cheshier on June 22, 1985 and together, had two daughters. He worked at Dixon Marquette Cement Plant for several...
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Ishmael Celestino, Sr

July 3, 1935 - November 5, 2020

Ismael Celestino Sr, 85 of Sterling died Thursday November 5, 2020. He was born on July 3, 1935 in Malakoff, TX the son of Brigido and Maria (Hernandez) Celestino. He served in the US Army from 1955-1957. Ismael married Guadalupe Rodriguez on December 1, 1963 in Sterling. She died November 22, 2002. He had retired from Dana Corporation. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. ...
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Mary Adams

January 7, 1964 - November 4, 2020

Mary M. Adams, 56 of Rock Falls died Wednesday November 4, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mary was born on January 7, 1964 in Manlius, the daughter of James Merle and Elizabeth (McBride) Olds. She married Robert C. Adams on July 16, 1994 in Rock Falls. Mary had enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, and scrap booking. She was a Gold Wing Rider along with her husband. She was a great cake...
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Harold "Bud" Tomman, Jr.

August 31, 1933 - November 3, 2020

MORRISON - Harold "Bud" Tomman, Jr., age 87 died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna,IL. Harold was born on August 31, 1933 in Mt. Carroll,IL, the son of Harold and Arlene (Atherton) Tomman, Sr. He married Barbara Stage on October 31, 1953.Harold was employed as a Forklift Driver for 32 years with International Harvester East Moline Works. He loved ...
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