Our Obituaries

Todd D. Day

August 16, 1966 - May 21, 2022

ROCK FALLS – Todd D. Day, age 55, died Saturday, May 21, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Todd was born on August 16, 1966 in Sterling the son of Norman and Linda (Bonner) Day. He was employed as a Machinist and Welder for 15 years at John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa. Todd enjoyed going to auctions, fishing and kayaking in his younger days. Survivors include his mother, Linda Day of...
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June E. Franks

June 23, 1946 - May 20, 2022

MT. CARROLL – June E. Franks, "Dolly" age 75, died Friday, May 20, 2022 at Allure of Mount Carroll. June was born on June 23, 1946 in Morrison the daughter of Clarence and Irene (Mertz) Franks. She was employed as an Assembler with Rolling Hills Progress Center in Lanark for 26 years retiring in 2017. June was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Milledgeville, Woman's Relief Corp and...
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Timothy M. Alba

April 27, 1985 - May 19, 2022

Polo - Timothy M. Alba, age 37, died Thursday, May 19th, 2022 due to a motor vehicle accident. Tim was born on April 27,1985 in Sterling the son of Peter Alba and Dianne McFadden. He married Angel Kolberg on October 1, 2011 in Oregon. Tim was employed as a welder with Menk in Sterling. He was a wonderful father, husband, son brother, and friend, and he loved his children dearly. He enjoyed...
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Warren Wiersema

February 1, 1927 - May 19, 2022

Thursday May 19, 2022 saw the passing of a true Son of Fulton when Warren Wiersema, 95, passed away. Born 2/1/1927 to Burnie and Jeanette Wiersema, Warren was the oldest of three siblings, sister Gloria and brother Bruce, both of whom preceded him in death. Warren grew up on 15th Avenue, then part of the old Lincoln Highway, where he sat curbside admiring the trucks rolling by. Some of his...
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Thomas E. Reuter

August 15, 1941 - May 14, 2022

Thomas E. Reuter, 80, of Sterling, IL, peacefully passed away at Rock River Hospice & Home on May 14th surrounded by his family after a long illness. Thomas was born on August 15th, 1941 to Paul and Esther (Forman) Reuter in Amboy, IL. He was the third of four children. He was a 1959 graduate of Amboy High School. He married Ann E. Lawson on November 9th, 1963 at St. Mary's Church in...
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Donna Marie DeGroot

March 15, 1961 - April 27, 2022

Donna Marie DeGroot, 61, of Lanark, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at her home. Donna was born on March 15, 1961 in Milledgeville, the daughter of Charlie and Leila (Finzel) Grimes Jr. She married Chris DeGroot on March 18, 2005 in Morrison. Donna was employed with Elkay for 30 years, as well as Rayovac for 20 years. Survivors include her husband Chris, of Lanark, one son, Conner DeGroot,...
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Beth E. Abbadusky

June 26, 1941 - April 24, 2022

Beth E. Abbadusky, 80, of Lyndon, died on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Beth was born on June 26, 1941 in Morrison, the daughter of Charles "Rusty" and Ardis (Conrady) Detra. She was a 1959 graduate of Prophtestown High School. Beth married John Abbadusky in 1966. He predeceased her on November 12, 2016. Beth was employed at Penberthy for many years. She was a member...
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Scott F. Ackman

April 6, 1954 - April 23, 2022

Scott Francis Ackman, 68, of Rock Falls, died unexpectedly on April 23, 2022. Scott was born April 6, 1954 to Donald and Mary Lou (Haines) Kurtenbach in Mitchell, South Dakota and was raised and loved by Shirley (Struckman) Ackman and the late Ronald Ackman. At an early age, Scott enjoyed anything that had wheels. He found great pleasure in motorcycle riding and NASCAR and watching his...
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Ann Christine Kelsey

November 8, 1950 - April 23, 2022

ROCK FALLS – Ann C. Kelsey, age 71, died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ann was born on November 8, 1950 in Sterling the daughter of Roland and Jean (Hoffman) Kelsey. She was employed with Self Help Enterprises in Sterling as an Assembler for 54 years. Ann enjoyed attending the First Baptist Church in Sterling and loved watching old TV shows. Survivors...
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Patsy L. Polhill

January 20, 1933 - April 23, 2022

MILLEDGEVILLE – Patsy Lee Polhill, age 89, died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Polo. Pasty was born on January 20, 1933 in Milledgeville the daughter of William and Vera (Crawford) Ritenour. She was a 1951 graduate of Milledgeville High School and attended Western Illinois University in 1953. Patsy married Allen Polhill on June 27, 1953 in Milledgeville....
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LeeRoy VanKampen, Sr.

November 16, 1946 - April 23, 2022

LeeRoy Van Kampen, Sr., age 75 of Fulton, died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at his home. LeeRoy was born on November 16, 1946, in Savanna, the son of Roy and Marie (Gretencord) Van Kampen. He graduated Fulton High School in the class of 1964. LeeRoy is a United States Army Veteran and served our country from 1965-1968. He got his Associates Degree from Clinton College, graduating in 1978 with...
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Nancy J. Sturtevant

November 9, 1943 - April 22, 2022

THOMSON - Nancy J. Sturtevant passed away peacefully on April 22, 2022. She was born November 9, 1943, in Savanna, Illinois the daughter of Paul and Alice (Grummitt) Moltmann. She married the love of her life Terry F. Sturtevant on June 9, 1962, and together they had two children, a daughter, Terri Jo (Doug) Orth and a son, Doug (Kimberly) Sturtevant. Nancy graduated from Savanna High School...
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Jaime Garcia

September 23, 1937 - April 18, 2022

Jaime Garcia, 84, of Sterling, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 in his home. Jaime was born on September 23, 1937 in Monterrey, Mexico, the son of Jose and Antonia (Rosalez) Garcia. He was a strong believer in God who attended church at First Baptist in Sterling every Sunday for 51 years. He loved to sing and play his guitar. Jaime always prayed for protection over his children,...
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Belenda Lewis

May 28, 1948 - April 18, 2022

Belenda Lewis, 73, of Dixon, died on Monday, April 18, 2022 at her home. Belenda was born on May 28, 1948 in East St. Louis, the daughter of James and Geneveve (Barnes) Simer. She married Dennis Lewis on July15, 1966 in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Dennis, of Dixon; three sons, Dennis Lewis Jr. of Dixon, Brian (Deann) Lewis Sr., and Doug (Michelle) Lewis, all of Rock Falls; one...
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Bonnie J. Reed

February 20, 1941 - April 18, 2022

Bonnie J. Reed, age 81, of Rock Falls, died Monday, April 18, 2022 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. She was born to Homer M. and Margaret K. (Royer) Weeks in Sterling, Illinois. She married Donald L. Reed on September 19, 1964. He died in 2012. She was a graduate of Sterling High School and worked at Big Lots and Walmart. Bonnie enjoyed her granddaughters, being "Grandma" to many...
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Lorenzo Cervantes

August 8, 1923 - April 18, 2022

Lorenzo Cervantes, 98, of Sterling, passed away peacefully on Monday April 18, 2022 at Rock River Hospice & Home. He was born in Uvalde, TX the son of Jesus and Catalina (Valdez) Cervantes. He was a veteran of WW II having served from Feb 18, 1943 – Nov 2, 1945 in the U.S. Army Special Forces with the Devil Brigade. He was awarded the Silver Maple Leaf by the Canadian Government and a...
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Darlene Fay Hansen

November 11, 1932 - April 17, 2022

Darlene Fay Hansen, 89, of Sterling, died Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Rock River Hospice & Home of Sterling. Darlene was born on November 11, 1932 in Wayne, NE the daughter of Evert and Pauline (Paulsen) Larsen. She married Edward Yucus on October 9, 1954 in Sioux City. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1978. She later married Charles Hansen on February 12, 1982 in Ohio, IL. He preceded her...
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Robert E. Lauts

September 28, 1951 - April 16, 2022

Robert E. Lauts, age 70, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, April 16, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Robert was born September 28, 1951 in Sterling the son of Paul and Norma A. (Keener) Lauts. He married Sherry (Buhrow) Buckley on December 17, 1988 in Prophetstown. Robert was employed as a machinist at Penberthy in Prophetstown and retired from Allied Lock in Dixon. He was a volunteer...
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Helen I. Clayton

April 5, 1924 - April 15, 2022

Helen I. Clayton, 98 of Sterling, died Friday, April 15, 2022 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.   Helen was born on April 5, 1924 in Rock Falls, the daughter of William and Goldie (Smith) Propheter. She married Howard Clayton on May 9, 1942 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on July 13, 2016. Helen worked for many years at Bergners in Sterling, and retired after finishing her...
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Robert W. Hale

January 4, 1943 - April 14, 2022

Rev. Robert W. Hale, of Bourbonnais, IL, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He was born January 4, 1943, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of the Reverends Robert and Louise Hale. Both parents were ordained ministers in the Church of the Nazarene. In June, 1965, he married June Williams in Wilmore, KY. They had three sons, Robert Hale II, Rodney Hale (deceased),...
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William "Bill" Cushman

January 9, 1954 - April 13, 2022

William "Bill" T. Cushman, 68 of Sterling died Wednesday April 13, 2022 at Rock River Hospice & Home. He was born on January 9, 1954 in Waterloo, IA the son of Rodney Thomas and Betty Mae (Ford) Cushman. He married Elaine Ufkin on April 6, 1974 in Rock Falls. Bill had worked at the former R.B.&W. in Rock Falls (later Reliant) later retiring for Silgan. He was a member of New Life Lutheran...
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Oliver Eugene Oswalt

April 12, 2022 - April 13, 2022

Oliver Eugene Oswalt, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Oliver was born Tuesday, April 12, 2022, he was, 2lbs, 10 ounces, and 15 inches long, the son of Matthew Oswalt and Julie Dodd. Surviving are his parents; maternal grandparents, Fred and Kim Dodd of Rock Falls; paternal grandparents Timothy and Mary Beth Oswalt of Dixon; ten aunts and uncles; and...
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Charles L. Melville

January 3, 1946 - April 12, 2022

Charles L. Melville 76, passed away Tuesday April 12, 2022 at CGH Medical Center of Sterling. He was born on January 3, 1946 in Sterling, the son of Leora Shirley. Charles served in the Marine Corp. He married Linda Loranger on July 18, 1974 in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Tami (Ed) Hamilton of Pennsylvania, Angela (Rick) Lance of Deer Grove; two sons, Shawn...
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Sally Caudillo

April 1, 1957 - April 11, 2022

Sally Ann Caudillo passed away Monday April 11, 2022 at her home. She was born on April 1, 1957 in Sterling, the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary Jessie Caudillo. She had worked at Donaldson Company for 28 years before retiring in 2012. She was a hard worker who enjoyed her job. Sally was the mother of Taylor Jeanine and grandmother of Jaxon Charles whom she lived for and spent most of her...
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Julie H. Zink

April 28, 1956 - April 10, 2022

STERLING – Julie Helen Zink, 65, of Sterling, died on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at CGH Medical Center. Julie was born on April 28, 1956 in Sterling, the daughter of Milton and Betty (Appenzeller) Ward. She married Dennis Zink on May 29, 1976 in Sterling. Julie was employed at the Whiteside County Health Department for over 20 years, and retired in 2015. She enjoyed arts and crafts, and was an...
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Marvin E. Younger, Sr.

January 20, 1931 - April 9, 2022

Marvin E. Younger, 91, of Sterling, died Saturday, April 9, 2022 at his home. Marvin was born on January 20, 1931 in Stuttgart, AR, the son of Clinton and Ruth (Powell) Younger. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. He married B. Darlene Underhile on April 29, 1954 in Dixon. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2011. Marvin was the owner and operator of K's Korner Trading Post from 1972...
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Ardith M. Sisson

January 19, 1937 - April 8, 2022

Ardith M. Sisson, 85 of Rock Falls, died Friday, April 8, 2022 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care. Ardith was born on January 19, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Ralph and Ida (Hanson) Anderson. She was a registered nurse for 35 years, retiring from Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care. Ardith was a lover of dogs and chocolate. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, and...
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Patricia Ann Conklen

September 16, 1934 - April 8, 2022

Patricia A. Conklen, 87 of Rock Falls died Friday April 8, 2022 at CGH Medical Center. She was born on September 16, 1934 in Sterling, the daughter of James I. and Isabelle F. (Martin) Wolf. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and was a graduate of Community Catholic High School. Patricia married Donald E. Conklen Sr., on October 11, 1952, in Rock Falls. He died May 5, 1993. She had worked...
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Rhea D. Milnes

December 14, 1931 - April 6, 2022

Rhea D. Milnes, 90 of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at Walnut Acres Nursing Home in Freeport. Rhea was born on December 14, 1931 in Prophetstown, the daughter of John and Hazel (Ackerman) Clary. She married Vernon S. Milnes, Sr. on February 18, 1948 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on March 12, 2014. Rhea worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll for 20 years....
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Frances A. Real

August 12, 1955 - April 5, 2022

Frances Real, 66, of Sterling, IL, died Tuesday, April 5th, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on August 12, 1955 in San Diego, California, to Albert and Mary (Bartel) Real. They precede her in death. She attended St. Mary's and Newman Schools before graduating in 1973 from Milledgeville High School. Survivors include her three sons, Chris (Brooke) Ballard of Decatur, IL, T.J. ...
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Celie Jo Jones

April 15, 1989 - April 1, 2022

Celie Jo Jones, 32 of Rock Falls died Friday April 1, 2022. She was born on April 15, 1989 in Sterling and her children, her family and her friends were very important to her. Survivors include her children: Josslyn Pitchford and Jaxon Warren; her mother Denise (Jim) Zink; her father Tony (Barbie) Manley; her brothers: Jordan (Stephanie) Hoover, Vinson (Yuka) Jones and Dalton Manley; her...
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Nancy A. Maxwell

August 31, 1938 - March 31, 2022

Nancy A. Maxwell, age 83, of Sterling, formerly of Milledgeville, died Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Morningside of Sterling. Per Nancy's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.
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Thomas G. Graff

August 19, 1969 - March 31, 2022

Thomas G. Graff, 52, of Chadwick, died on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at his home. Tom was born on August 19, 1969 in Sterling, the son of James and Rita (McCue) Graff. He married Shelly Trotter on June 10, 1995 in Milledgeville. Tom was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire from 1990 until its closing. He was employed with the Local 727 since 2001. Tom was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He will be...
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LeRoy Orlin Jones

December 4, 1939 - March 30, 2022

LeRoy Orlin Jones Sr., 82, of Milledgeville, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Leroy was born on December 4, 1939 in Sterling, the son of Howard and Anna Mae (Davis) Jones. He married Mabel Schryver on May 13, 1961 in Polo. He retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire after 33 years and continued to work for 10 more years at Woods Equipment Company. LeRoy was a US...
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Bruce Dennis O'Neal

January 26, 1960 - March 29, 2022

Bruce Dennis O'Neal, 62 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Bruce was born on January 26, 1960 in Sterling, the son of David and Shirley (Bennett) O'Neal. He attended Montmorency where he was a standout track and basketball athlete. After school, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Sea Bee. Bruce was employed by Elevator Construction for many years until retirement. He married...
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Cecil B. Young

November 12, 1941 - March 28, 2022

Cecil Bernard Young, 80 of Rock Falls, IL passed away March 28, 2022 peacefully at home. He was born on November 12, 1941 the son of Bernard and Ethal Young and the eldest brother to Gail (Norma) Young of Morrison. He served in the National Guard. Cecil worked at Illinois Forge for 12 ½ years before starting Elevator Construction Co in Rock Falls. He married Joan Hofer of Clinton, IA in...
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Kimberly Sue Keller

October 8, 1978 - March 28, 2022

Kimberly S. Keller, 43, of Fulton, IL, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA. Kimberly was born October 8, 1978, in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Gary V. and Sandra K. (Deelsnyder) Keller. She was a 1996 graduate of Fulton High School and earned her Associate Degree from Clinton Community College. She worked in the Fulton High School office;...
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James C. Matthews

May 17, 1938 - March 28, 2022

James C. Matthews, age 83, of Milledgeville, died Monday, March 28, 2022 at Genesis Hospital in Davenport, IA. James was born May 17, 1938 in Montfort, WI, the son of Clinton and Nancy (Giltner) Matthews. He was a 1956 graduate of Montfort High School and later married Nancy Reger on September 25, 1959 in Nashua, IA. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2017. James was employed at...
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Robert L. Nowak

June 10, 1939 - March 28, 2022

Robert Lee Nowak, age 82, of Fulton, passed away on March 28, 2022. Robert was born June 10, 1939 to Lawrence and Hazel (Schmidecamp) Nowak. He was a 1957 graduate of the Stockton High School and served with the United States Army. Robert was employed with DuPont for 37 years. Robert married the love of his life, Shirley Marie Hall, on July 18, 1964. Robert and Shirley were blessed with a...
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Linda Mae Folkers

April 2, 1952 - March 26, 2022

Linda Mae Folkers, 69 of Milledgeville, died Saturday, March 26, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Linda was born on April 2, 1952 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Chester and Joyce (Fey) Strehlow. She married Marvin Folkers on November 29, 1967 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2012. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at KSB Hospital and retired from...
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Marc Leo Wilson, Sr.

October 12, 1940 - March 25, 2022

Marc Leo Wilson Sr., 81, of Belleville, WI, formerly of Sterling, IL, passed away peacfully on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Heartsong Assisted Living in Belleville. Marc was born on October 12, 1940, in Sterling, the son of Leo V. and Iona Mae (Howard) Wilson, Sr. He served in the United States Navy, returning to Sterling and marrying shortly thereafter, having 4 children. Marc remarried to...
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Chevy Ray Allen-Wadelton

March 21, 2000 - March 25, 2022

Chevy Ray Allen-Wadelton, 22, of Rock Falls, died on Friday, March 25, 2022, in Morrison. Chevy was born on March 21, 2000, in Sterling, the son of David Allen and Jaimie Wadelton. Survivors include his mother, Julie Marschang; grandfather, Arnold (Mary) Quimby, all of Rock Falls; two sisters, Cherokee (Hunter) Wadelton of Tampico, and Mindy (Chris) Hexom of Rock Island; six brothers, Zackery...
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Kevin P. Bush

February 2, 1964 - March 21, 2022

Kevin P. Bush, 58 of Rock Falls, died Monday, March 21, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kevin was born on February 2, 1964 in Sterling, the son of Jacob and Darlene Bush. He married Angela Barrett on June 25, 2004. Kevin enjoyed working on cars and fixing things, riding Harleys and riding his bicycle. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Survivors include his wife,...
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Judith A. McCloud

November 18, 1963 - March 21, 2022

Judith A. McCloud, age 58, died Monday, March 21, 2022 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford. Judy was born on November 18, 1963 in Ridgecrest, Calif. the daughter of Charlie and Johnnie (Gooden) Standard. She married Robert T. McCloud on January 23, 1988 in Rock Falls. Judy was employed with Edelmans in Dixon for several years and managed several area gas stations and video stores. She...
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Alexander Christian Johnson

July 25, 1999 - March 20, 2022

Alex was born on July 25th,1999 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky to his parents Jerimiah and Renee Johnson. Alex received his wings on March 20th 2022. Alex graduated from Camanche High School He was previously employed by Rock Falls WalMart. He enjoyed gaming and spending time with family on the river. Survived by his Father, Jerimiah (Debora) Johnson of Rock...
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Roger D. Linboom

August 8, 1942 - March 19, 2022

Roger D. Linboom, age 79, beloved husband of Carol J. Linboom (Biester), died at CGH Medical Center surrounded by family on March 19, 2022. Roger was born on August 8, 1942 to Leslie Andrew and Nora (Thompson) Linboom in Sterling, IL. Roger and his siblings, spent their youth in Rock Falls where he was a multi-sport athlete and graduate of Rock Falls High School. He enlisted with the Air Force...
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Keith A. Tompkins

September 3, 1959 - March 19, 2022

Keith A. Tompkins, age 62, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Keith was born September 3, 1959 in Sterling, the son of Lyle "Beaver" and Ardis (Holbrook) Tompkins. He married Tammy Skinner on August 20, 1982 in Rock Falls. Many years ago, Keith was a Union Laborer and currently owned and operated Keith's Restaurant Equipment and was co...
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Melva J. Nye

November 19, 1945 - March 18, 2022

Melva J. Nye, age 76, of Milledgeville, died Friday, March 18, 2022 at her home. Melva was born November 19, 1945 in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Jesse and Olive (Stone) Rapp. She married Owen Nye on April 15, 2004 in Milledgeville. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2019. Many years ago, Melva was employed at KSB Hospital in Dixon as a nurse's aide and also did in home care. She...
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Margaret A. Walls

June 5, 1950 - March 16, 2022

Margaret A. Walls, age 71, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Margaret was born June 5, 1950 in Sterling the daughter of Harry and Mary (Hurley) Lee. She married Ronald Walls in 1994 and he preceded her in death on November 24, 1997. Margaret was employed as an LPN at the Dixon State School, Jack Mabley Developmental Center and Exceptional Care. She was...
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April Marie Fischer

January 24, 1982 - March 14, 2022

April Marie Fischer, 40 of Sterling, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 14, 2022, surrounded by her family, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. April was born on January 24, 1982 in Sterling, the daughter of Richard and Patricia (Hittlet) Celestino. She married Ryan Fischer on June 6, 2009 in Rock Falls. April was employed with CGH Medical Center for the past 10 years, beginning...
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Jeanne Perino

January 15, 1922 - March 14, 2022

CLINTON, IA – Jeanne Perino, 100 formerly of Clinton, IA died peacefully at her home Monday March 14, 2022 in Iowa City, IA. She was born in Clinton, IA the daughter of John J. and Ida E. (Hickey) Cannan. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1940 and attended Mount St. Clair College, both in Clinton. She married Frank E. Perino, and he preceded her in death in 1998. Jeanne was...
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Daniel Miles

January 27, 1943 - March 13, 2022

Daniel Miles, 79 of De Soto and formerly of Rock Falls died Sunday March 13, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL. He was born on January 27, 1943 in Karnak, IL the son of James David and Edna (Sadler) Miles. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the US Army. Dan married Donita F. Fairchild on December 26, 1970. She died December 10, 2016. He retired at as foreman from...
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Sally Ann Parker

October 10, 1959 - March 11, 2022

Sally Ann Parker, 62, of Sterling, died on Friday, March 11, 2022 at Rock River Hospice Home. Sally was born on October 10, 1959 in Sterling, the daughter of Bobby Joe and Violet (Drane) Windham. She married Gary Parker on May 1, 1989 in St. Petersburg, FL. Sally was an artist and loved crocheting. She also loved her fur babies. Survivors include her husband, Gary Parker; her mother, Violet...
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Beverly Sue Garrett

January 10, 1957 - March 9, 2022

Beverly Sue Garrett, 66 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at home. Beverly was born on January 10, 1957 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Howard and Sylvia Garrett. She was an active member of Amazing Grace church in Sterling. She enjoyed bowling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Sanders of...
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Chad Alan Hicks

April 30, 1983 - March 7, 2022

Chad Alan Hicks, 38 of Rock Falls, died Monday, March 7, 2022 at his home. Chad was born on April 30, 1983 in Rockford, the son of Dean Alan Hicks and Darcy Rae Douglass. He enjoyed listening to music, going fishing, and collecting coins, cards and stamps. He also enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. Survivors include his mother, Darcy Douglass in Rock Falls; grandmother,...
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Leona J. Schmidt

January 8, 1927 - March 7, 2022

MORRISON – Leona Doris Schmidt, age 95, died Monday, March 7, 2022 in Morrison. Per her request, there will be no services. She was born January 8, 1927 in Clinton, Iowa to Woodworth and Marie (Zickau) Judd. Leona grew up during the Depression and WWII graduating from Clinton High School. It was during the war she noticed a handsome soldier named Marvin Schmidt, devising a way to get his...
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Frances Pauline Higley

January 7, 1946 - March 6, 2022

Frances P. Higley, 76, of Sterling, died on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Frances was born on January 7, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Ella (Bonnell) DeLeary. She married Bernard J. Higley Sr. on December 9, 1964 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on November 2, 2009. She was employed at G.E. for 27 years. Frances had a great love for her family,...
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Kathryn M. Moore

January 7, 1938 - March 6, 2022

Kathryn Moore, peacefully went home to her Savior on March 6, 2022 surrounded by loved ones at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. She was born January 7, 1938 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Richard and Monica (Slattery) Hagie. Following high school, she enlisted and served in the US Force. There she met her husband, Earl Moore. Together they raised their children in the country outside of...
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Lavona M. Egert Oncken

July 20, 1927 - March 5, 2022

Lavona M. Egert Oncken, age 94, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Lavona was born July 20, 1927 in Prophetstown the daughter of Perry and Lila Egert. She married Ronald W. Oncken, Sr. on July 28, 1948. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2010. She is survived by four sons, Bradley (Marilyn), Stanley (Denice), Richard (Barbara) and...
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Lester L. Farrington

December 9, 1952 - March 5, 2022

Lester L. Farrington, age 69, of Dixon, died Saturday, March 5, 2022 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Lester was born December 9, 1952 in Rock Falls the son of Robert and Viola (Weeks) Farrington. He married Sheila Henderson on November 10, 1984 in Scotland. Lester served in the US Navy for 14 years retiring as First Class Petty Officer. He loved music especially playing guitar and enjoyed playing...
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Terry K. Schutz

November 29, 1949 - March 4, 2022

Terry K. Schutz was born on November 29, 1949 in Dawson, NE the son of Paul Richard and Harriet Dorothea (Grabenstein) Schutz and as a graduate of Rock Falls High School. He married Virginia Duke on July 27, 1968 in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; his children: Marc Schutz, Jodie (Chad) Wetzell and Shane (Shannon) Schutz all of Rock Falls; nine grandchildren; six great...
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David "Sonny" O'Neal

January 8, 1934 - March 3, 2022

David "Sonny" O'Neal, 88 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home. David was born on January 8, 1934 in Marvell, AR, the son of Thomas and Lottie Mae (Densmore) O'Neal. He married Shirley Bennett on November 2, 1957 in Camanche, IA. David worked at IL Forge for 39.5 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling all over the country. Some of his favorite places...
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Julia A. Vacherlon

October 9, 1944 - March 2, 2022

Julia A. Vacherlon, 77, of Chadwick, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Julie was born on October 9, 1944, in Crete, IL, the daughter of James and Julia (Laue) Lancaster. Survivors include three sons, Robert (Donna) Schauer of Mt Carroll IL, Robert (Angie) Lancaster of Union, MO, and Charles Lancaster of FL; one daughter, Leslie Watts of RI; two brothers,...
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Linda L. Manzano

November 27, 1936 - March 2, 2022

Linda Lee Manzano, 85 of Sterling, died Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at her home. Linda was born on November 27, 1936 in Ohio, Illinois, the daughter of LeRoy and Martha (Anderson) Grossman. She married John Manzano on February 10, 1962 in Sterling. Linda worked in cosmetics at Bergner's for many years and also worked at Harper Wyman. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. ...
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Delores V. Robinson

July 13, 1943 - March 1, 2022

Delores V. Robinson, age 78, of Dixon, died Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at her home. Delores was born July 13, 1943 in Jonesboro, AR, the daughter of Cecil and Edith (Berry) Wade. She was employed at numerous local banks and lenders including Norwest Simplicity, Sauk Valley Bank and Countrywide. She was previously a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Appraiser. Until 2021, she worked at the...
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Bill Webber

December 16, 1939 - February 28, 2022

Bill Webber, 82 of Rock Falls died Monday February 28, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on December 16, 1939 in Nayler, MO the son of Flois and Maggie (Morrison) Webber, He married Joan F. Regan on April 24, 1965 in Rock Falls. Bill was employed for several years as a union labor retiring for Local 727. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking...
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Marian VanDerLeest

April 20, 1929 - February 27, 2022

MORRISON – Marian L. VanDerLeest, 92 of Morrison died Sunday February 27, 2022 at Morrison Community Hospital She was born on April 20, 1929 in Sterling the daughter of Carl and Reka (Camps) Meiners. She married Arnold VanDerLeest June 16, 1949. He died in April 1987. She had worked for 12 years at GE in Morrison and also as a CNA at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was a member of Our Savior...
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Roland E. "Rollie" Conkling

July 27, 1946 - February 25, 2022

Roland "Rollie" Conkling, 75, of Rock Falls, passed and left us to go home to his Lord and Savior on Friday February 25, 2022 at his home. Rollie was born on July 27, 1946 in Peoria IL, the son of Roland and Melba (Walker) Conkling. He married Dora Manuel on July 3, 1979 in South Carolina. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Rollie was employed as an automotive instructor at Whiteside Area...
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Raymond Dale Knight

April 27, 1948 - February 24, 2022

Raymond Dale Knight, 73, of Rock Falls, died on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Rock Falls Rehab Center. Raymond was born on April 27, 1948 in Rock Falls, the son of George and Nellie (Reisinger) Knight. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Vietnam War. Raymond was a fierce lover of all things history and antiques. He will be remembered by his family as a protector of all. ...
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Roberta Jean Bass

March 21, 1928 - February 23, 2022

Roberta Bass of Jonesboro, Arkansas, formerly of Rock Falls, departed this life on February 23rd, at the age of 93, after a short illness. She was born March 21, 1928 in Ogle County, to Daniel G. and Libbie (Pettenger) Raymond, of Forreston. She attended Polo Schools. Roberta married Everett D. Bass February 26, 1946. He preceded her in death on November 14, 1981. She was employed by G. E....
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John L. Reed

September 3, 1927 - February 23, 2022

John L. Reed, of Rock Falls, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the age of 94, after a life well lived. John was born on September 3, 1927 in Morrison, the son of Leon W. and Mabel (Hensel) Reed. He graduated from Morrison High School, class of 1945. John was a United States Navy Veteran and served in WWII from 1945-1946. He married Beverly Floyd on November 8, 1968 in Rock Falls....
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Kenneth John Stern

July 8, 1928 - February 23, 2022

Kenneth J. Stern, 93 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday February 23, 2022 at Rock River Hospice & Home. He was born on July 8, 1928 in rural Hopkins Twp, Whiteside Co, the son of Frank Edward and Anna Christina (Fulfs) Stern. He married Jean Smith and later divorced. He and his family had lived in Prairieville for 28 years where he raised his family. He had worked nights at the Midway Theater when...
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John J. Tomczak

May 5, 1951 - February 22, 2022

STERLING – John J. Tomczak, age 70, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. John was born on, "5 - 5 - 51, John and Jennie's baby son" in Sterling, the son of John and Jennie (Franks) Tomczak. He married Jan Kendall on March 15, 1997 in Milledgeville. John was employed as a Millwright for 25 years with Northwestern Steel & Wire in Sterling, he also served...
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Dustin John Stage

March 10, 1985 - February 21, 2022

Dustin John Stage, 36 of Fulton, died Monday, February 21, 2022 at his home. Dustin was born on March 10, 1985 in Morrison, the son of Ron A. McDivitt and Christine L. (Stage) Bramm. He attended Fulton and Clinton Schools. He worked at Collis in Clinton. Dustin had a love for music and liked to play guitar. He enjoyed fishing, as well as, ice fishing, was a hard worker and loved to have a...
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Richard H. Greening

October 11, 1937 - February 19, 2022

Richard H. Greening, 84 of Sterling died Saturday February 19, 2022. He was born on October 11, 1937 in Peru, IL, the son of Richard Otto and Anna (Prohs) Greening. He was a 1955 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School. He served in the National Guard. Richard married the former Karen Rae Kradle on April 4, 1959 in Rock Falls. She died December 22, 2017. He was employed for over 32 years at...
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Kenneth W. Bryant

March 2, 1930 - February 18, 2022

Kenneth W. Bryant, age 91, of Rock Falls, died peacefully at home with family on Friday, February 18, 2022. Kenneth was born March 2, 1930 in Warner, AR the son of Herbert and Gracie (Castleberry) Bryant. He served in the US Navy from1947 – 1952 and the US Army from 1954 – 1956. He married Shirley Bannick who preceded him in death. He then married Paula Skaggs who also preceded him in...
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Larry L. Standard "Lude"

August 27, 1961 - February 18, 2022

Larry L. Standard "Lude", age 60, of Sterling (Como), died Friday, February 18, 2022 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Larry was born August 27, 1961 in Phoenix, AZ, the son of Charlie and Johnnie (Gooden) Standard. He served in the US Navy and was later employed at Edelmann's in Dixon for sixteen years until becoming an over-the-road truck driver. Larry enjoyed fishing, playing...
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Leta Milby

February 24, 1929 - February 17, 2022

Leta Milby, 92 of Rock Falls died Thursday February 17, 2022 at the Rock River Hospice & Home. She was born on February 24, 1929 in Farmington, IL the daughter of Leonard O. (Minnie V. (Fulton) Skaggs. Leta graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1947. She married Elmer Milby on December 24, 1947 in Rock Falls. He died October 10, 2015 and had been married 68 years. She had worked as a...
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Todd A. Froeter

June 7, 1964 - February 16, 2022

STERLING - Todd Andrew Froeter died of cancer on February 16, 2022 at Rock River Hospice and Home at the far too young age of 57. Todd loved and was loved by so many, friends and family alike. He was born and raised in Sterling, and attended Newman Catholic High School. From a young age he became a beloved character, popular amongst friends, family, and especially women. He was always quick to...
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John V. Sheppard

January 26, 1942 - February 16, 2022

John V. Sheppard, 80 of Rock Falls died Wednesday February 16, 2022 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on January 26, 1942 in Clinton, IA the son of James and Helen (Cavanaugh) Sheppard and was a graduate of St. Mary High School. He married Diane P. Manning on May 5, 1962 at Sacred Heart Church in Clinton. John began his career in sales as a counter person at Sieg Auto Parts in...
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Arlene E. McNeill

November 26, 1923 - February 16, 2022

PROPHETSTOWN – Arlene E. McNeill, age 98, died Wednesday February 16, 2022 at Allure of Prophetstown. Arlene was born on November 26, 1923 in Erie the daughter of Lawrence and Maude (Kieber) Perkins. She attended Erie Schools and graduated Erie High School in 1941. Arlene played the flute in the band and played many solos for groups. After high school she attended and graduated from Moline...
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Robert H. Grikmanis

July 3, 1967 - February 15, 2022

Robert H. Grikmanis Robert H. Grikmanis, age 54, of Sterling, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Robert was born July 3, 1967 in Sterling the son of Gunars Grikmanis and Patricia Fitzgerald. He was employed at Rolling Hills Progress Center in Lanark for nine years. Robert enjoyed being outside with friends and listening to music. He also loved cooking food. ...
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Doris Ann Smith

August 3, 1943 - February 15, 2022

Doris A. Smith, 78 of Buda and formerly of Rock Falls died Tuesday February 15, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on August 3, 1943 in Sterling. She married James E. Dale Sr on February 17, 1966. He died February 1, 2002. She later married Tim Smith on September 12, 2008 in Sterling. Doris had worked at the former Dixon State School and later as a custodian at Self...
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Kevin R. Maxey

March 15, 1963 - February 15, 2022

Kevin R. Maxey Kevin R. Maxey, age 58, of Prophetstown, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at his home. Kevin was born March 15, 1963 in Sterling, the son of Herman and Margaret (Boyer) Maxey. He was employed as a tool maker at Seaburg in Davenport, IA for several years. Kevin enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, welding cars, tinkering in the garage and he loved his dogs. He is survived by...
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Mary Margaret Ramos

May 9, 1934 - February 13, 2022

Mary Margaret Ramos, 87, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on February 13, 2022 at her daughter's home in Frisco, TX. Mary was born on May 9, 1934 in Brownsville, TX, the daughter of Margarito and Gregoria (Perales) Horta. She married Federico Ramos on September 3, 1950 in Freemont, OH. He predeceased her on January 4, 1992. Mary was a...
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Debbie L. Sadowski

December 2, 1955 - February 12, 2022

STERLING - Debbie Sadowski, age 66, died at her home Saturday, February 12, 2022 surrounded by her family. Debbie was born on December 2, 1955 the daughter of George and Mary (Behnke) Sturtevant. She married John Sadowski on July 9, 1988 in Rock Falls. Debbie was employed with the Steel Workers Credit Union in Sterling for 26 years retiring in 2001. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed...
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Donald Wayne Brands

August 11, 1936 - February 11, 2022

Donald "Donny" Wayne Brands, 85, of Sterling, passed away peacefully at Community General Hospital in Sterling on Friday, February 11, 2022, surrounded by family. Don was born August 11, 1936 in Morrison, the son of Riep and Dora (Prins) Brands. He married Karen Ann Bielema on June 8, 1956 in Fulton. She passed away on February 18, 2006. He then married Nancy Snodgrass on October 7, 2006. Don...
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Sherman L. Shilling

April 2, 1948 - February 11, 2022

STERLING – Sherman L. Shilling, age 73, died Friday, February 11, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Sherman was born on April 2, 1948 in Sterling the son of Lloyd and Carrie (Engelkens) Shilling. He married Loretta Chapman on March 1, 1993 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Sherman was employed as an Electrician with Northwestern Steel & Wire Company in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1997. He...
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Robert "Bob" C. Olson

October 11, 1941 - February 10, 2022

Robert "Bob" C. Olson, 80 of Sterling died, Thursday, February 10, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 11, 1941 in Morris, IL the son of Carl and Lucille (Sorensen) Olson. Bob married Marjorie (McKelvey) on September 1, 1962 in Rolla, MO. He had been employed by Northwestern Steel & Wire where he was a Metallurgical Engineer for 31 years before retiring in 1999. Following his retirement he...
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Linda L. Utley

May 5, 1946 - February 10, 2022

Linda (Bowerman) Utley, 75, of Dixon, entered eternal life on February 10, 2022 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She loved and served the Lord. She is finally reunited with her loving husband. Linda was born on May 5, 1946 in Michigan City, IN, the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Hill) Bowerman. She was a 1965 graduate of Elston High School. She married Donald C. Utley on May...
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Gilbert "Scotty" Griffin

February 16, 1945 - February 10, 2022

Gilbert "Scotty" Griffin, 76, of Sterling, died on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at CGH Medical Center. Scotty was born on February 16, 1945 in Moline, the son of Nels and Joyce (Rogers) Griffin. He was a proud veteran of the US Marines, Air Force and National Guard. Scotty served in the Vietnam War, and was a 1964 Purple Heart recipient. He married Carolyn Brooks Covin in 1980 in Oklahoma City, OK...
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Larry LaFavre

December 21, 1970 - February 9, 2022

Larry Allen LaFavre was born eight minutes to midnight on December 21st, 1970 in Sterling, Illinois. After graduating from Rock Falls High School in 1989, he married and had three wonderful children. He owned and operated Larry's Electric until 2019. Many in the Rock Falls and Sterling area knew Larry by his other name, Hollywood; the nickname was given to him in the beginning of his DJ...
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Vesta Daune Hurley

August 19, 1932 - February 8, 2022

Vesta Daune Hurley, 89, of Milledgeville, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Vesta was born on August 19, 1932 in Coleta, the daughter of Russell and Mildred (Dunklebarger) Bushman. Her family moved to Milledgeville where she lived for the rest of her life. She married John Hurley on November 19, 1955 in New Bedford. He predeceased her on January 15, 2018. Vesta worked at Kraft, Black Top...
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Michael J. Kiro

April 19, 1961 - February 6, 2022

Michael Joseph Kiro, 60 of Rock Falls died Sunday February 6, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. \He was born on April 19, 1961 in Aurora, the son of Darwin and Gloria (Major) Kiro. Mike had earned his welding certificate and had worked as a welder. He like doing outdoor activities; loved music, working with his hands on many projects. He is survived by his best friend and love of his...
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Rebba M. Forren

October 20, 1951 - February 6, 2022

Rebba M. Forren Rebba M. Forren, age 70, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Rebba was born October 20, 1951 in Sterling the daughter of Charles and Marilouise (George) Forren. She was previously employed at the Dixon State School and Kreider Services. Rebba was a member of the Rock Falls American Legion Auxillary, Post 902, and she also...
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Alan S. Wessels

May 5, 1961 - February 5, 2022

Alan S. Wessles, 60 of Sterling died Saturday February 5, 2022 at his home. He was born on May 5, 1961 in Van Nuys, CA the son of Richard and Delores (Sutton) Wessels. Alan was employed at Dohrn Trucking in Rock Falls. He was an avid pool player, and liked to golf, bowl and play darts. Survivors include his son, Joshua A. Wessels; his siblings: Steve Wessels (Sue), Frances Wessels, Debra...
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John A. Nepean, Sr.

September 5, 1939 - February 5, 2022

John A. Nepean Sr. (Aapa), 82 of Freeport, Il passed away peacefully on February 5, 2022 at Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village with his grandson Richard at his side. John was born on September 5, 1939, the son of Robert and Nora (King)Nepean. John, had several careers throughout his life. He was an assistant manager at Montgomery Ward in Iowa. Locally he was the manager of the Freeport Rent...
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Jamie J. Lehman

January 29, 1985 - February 4, 2022

Jamie J. Lehman, 37 of Rock Falls died Friday February 4, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on January 29, 1985 in Sterling the daughter of Robert and Darla (Keefer) Lehman. She had worked as a receptionist at CGH Medical Center. Jamie was a lover of all animals, especially her companions, "Emma, Rocky and Jackson James". Always a CUBS and BEARS fan. Survivors include her...
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Kenneth D. Blakslee

March 30, 1952 - February 3, 2022

Kenneth D. Blakeslee Jr, 69 of Rock Falls died Thursday February 3, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born on March 30, 1952 in Dixon, IL the son of Kenneth DeWayne and Leota (Manning) Blakeslee Sr. He graduated from Polo High School, and then Western Illinois University where he was a member of The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He married Margaret Casillas on July 27...
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Gail A. Jellerichs

February 18, 1949 - February 3, 2022

Gail A. Jellerichs, 72, of Rock Falls, died suddenly on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Gail was born on February 18, 1949 in Sterling, the son of Elmer and Fern (Shontz) Jellerichs. He graduated from RFHS and Sauk Valley Community College. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. He married Kathy Wilson on March 28, 1970, in Sterling....
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