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  • Richard J. Strong Obituary Photo
    Richard J. Strong, 82 Sterling, Illinois

    May 4, 1936 - May 20, 2018

    Richard J. Strong, age 82, of Sterling, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home in Sterling. Richard was born May 4, 1936 in Atchison, Kan. the son of Albert and Irene (VanDyke) Strong. He served in the US Marine Corps...


  • Esther Mae Jones Obituary Photo
    Esther Mae Jones, 81 Sterling, Illinois

    February 26, 1937 - May 16, 2018

    Esther Mae Wallace Long Jones Esther Mae Wallace Long Jones, age 81, of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield. Esther was born February 26, 1937 the daughter of James and...


  • George Albert Logan, Jr. Obituary Photo
    George Albert Logan, Jr., 90 Rock Falls, Illinois

    July 8, 1927 - May 14, 2018

    George A. Logan passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 14 surrounded by his immediate family. George was born July 8, 1927 in Rock Falls, the son of Ernest O. and Mary (Smith) Logan. He graduated from Rock...


  • John M. Dunaway Obituary Photo
    John M. Dunaway, 83 Sterling, Illinois

    February 19, 1935 - May 12, 2018

    John M. Dunaway, age 83, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at his home. John was born February 19, 1935 in Decatur the son of Noah and Marguerite (York) Dunaway. He served in the US Air Force and later...


  • Antonio M. Castillo Obituary Photo
    Antonio M. Castillo, 85 Sterling, Illinois

    July 31, 1932 - May 12, 2018

    Antonio M. Castillo, age 85 of Sterling, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. Antonio was born on July 31, 1932 in San Benito, Texas, the son of Jose and Teresa (Martinez) Castillo. He married...


  • Marjorie L.  Brotheridge Obituary Photo
    Marjorie L. Brotheridge, 98 Sterling, Illinois

    July 3, 1919 - May 9, 2018

    Marjorie L. Brotheridge, age 98 of Sterling, died Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. Marjorie was born on July 3, 1919 in Sterling, the daughter of Edward and Ruth (Macfarlane) Pexton. She married...


  • James Preston Starling Obituary Photo
    James Preston Starling, 70 Prophetstown, Illinois

    October 10, 1947 - May 8, 2018

    James Preston "Sweet Coc" (name originated from his love of Coca Cola) Starling, 70, of Prophetstown, IL, formerly of Des Moines, IA, and Rock Island, IL., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 8,...


  • Howard A. Boostrom Obituary Photo
    Howard A. Boostrom, 93 Sterling, Illinois

    February 21, 1925 - May 7, 2018

    Howard A. Boostrom Howard A. Boostrom, age 93, of Sterling, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Howard was born February 21, 1925 in Galva the son of Carl and Gladys (Larson)...


  • MaryLou Meyer, 91 Sterling, Illinois

    February 8, 1927 - May 5, 2018

    STERLING – MaryLou E. Meyer, 91 of Sterling died Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Citadel of Sterling. She was born on February 8, 1927 near Morrison, IL the daughter of William and Jennie (Taylor) Frankfother. She...


  • Lawrence "Larry" Eggleston Obituary Photo
    Lawrence "Larry" Eggleston, 84 Sterling, Illinois

    October 13, 1933 - May 5, 2018

    STERLING - Mr. Lawrence "Larry" Paul Eggleston, born on October 13, 1933 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to the late Sylvia and Wilbur Eggleston , passed away at age 84 on May 5, 2018 at the Rock River Hospice and Home in...


  • Esther Marie Cummings, 98 Tigard, Oregon

    April 20, 1920 - May 3, 2018

    Esther Marie Cummings, age 98, formerly of Sterling, IL, passed away peacefully at her home in Tigard, Oregon, on Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, following an extended recovery period from a broken hip. She was born on...


  • Janice M. Calandri Obituary Photo
    Janice M. Calandri, 91 Moline, Illinois

    November 20, 1926 - May 2, 2018

    Janice M. Calandri Janice M. Calandri, age 91, of Moline, formerly of Cordova, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Moline. Janice was born November 20,...


  • Dwight J. Hoogheem Obituary Photo
    Dwight J. Hoogheem, 91 Fulton, Illinois

    July 28, 1926 - May 2, 2018

    Dwight J. Hoogheem, 91, of Fulton, IL, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton, IL. Dwight was born July 28, 1926, in Clinton, IA; the son of John and Janetta (Sikkema) Hoogheem. He married...


  • Isola Toby Irwin Obituary Photo
    Isola Toby Irwin, 81 Rock Falls, Illinois

    December 18, 1936 - May 2, 2018

    Isola M. "Toby" Irwin, 81, of Rock Falls, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Toby was born on December 18, 1936 in Moweaqua, Ill. to Aubry D. and Hazel F. (Mullen) Stringer. She...


  • Amber Washam Obituary Photo
    Amber Washam, 38 Sterling, Illinois

    January 30, 1980 - April 30, 2018

    STERLING – Amber F. Washam, 38 died Monday April 30, 2018. She was born on January 30, 1980 in Sterling. Amber recently had worked at Comfort Inn of Rock Falls. Survivors include her parents, Tammy (Keith)...


  • Donald W. Lauts Obituary Photo
    Donald W. Lauts, 86 Sterling, Illinois

    June 18, 1931 - April 29, 2018

    Donald W. Lauts, 86 Donald Wayne Lauts, 86, a lifelong resident of Emerson, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born June 18, 1931 in Prairieville, the second son of Herbert and Anna (Reins) Lauts. Don enlisted in...


  • Wanda D.  Hinrichs Obituary Photo
    Wanda D. Hinrichs, 93 Sterling, Illinois

    April 3, 1925 - April 28, 2018

    Wanda D. Hinrichs, 93 of Sterling, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Wanda was born on April 3, 1925 in Milledgeville, the daughter of Paul H. and Lula M. (Kendall) Smith. She married...


  • Nellie L. Colley Obituary Photo
    Nellie L. Colley, 92 Rock Falls, Illinois

    February 23, 1926 - April 27, 2018

    Nellie LaVern Colley Nellie LaVern Colley, 92, died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Dixon Rehab and Health Care Center. Nellie was born on February 23, 1926 in Rock Falls, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Sanders)...


  • Arthur Leon Gillihan Obituary Photo
    Arthur Leon Gillihan, 75 Rock Falls, Illinois

    December 31, 1942 - April 27, 2018

    Arthur (Leon) Gillihan, 75 of Rock Falls, IL passed away peacefully Friday, April 27, 2018 at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood surrounded by his family who loved him very much. Leon was born December 31, 1942 in...


  • James D. Partridge Obituary Photo
    James D. Partridge, 91 Sterling, Illinois

    January 13, 1927 - April 26, 2018

    James Douglas Partridge, 91 of Sterling, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. James was born on January 13, 1927 in Dixon, the son of Hector and Mabel (Dettman) Partridge. He is a...


  • Leola Mae Pitts Obituary Photo
    Leola Mae Pitts, 84 Sterling, Illinois

    April 30, 1933 - April 25, 2018

    Leola M. Pitts, 84, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home. She was born on April 30, 1933 in Sterling to Leo Ray and Alva Mae (Shook) Hinrichs. She married Gene Morgan. She...


  • Joseph  C.  McDonald Obituary Photo
    Joseph C. McDonald, 80 Nelson, Illinois

    December 3, 1937 - April 24, 2018

    NESLON, IL – Joseph C. McDonald, 80 of Nelson died April 24, 2018. Our dad was born on December 3, 1937 in Rock Falls, the son of Clarence J. "Bun" and Josephine M. (Genz) McDonald. Shortly after his birth, the...


  • Louis "Joe" Valente Obituary Photo
    Louis "Joe" Valente, 67 Rock Falls, Illinois

    June 2, 1950 - April 22, 2018

    Louis M. "Joe" Valente, 67 of Rock Falls died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Joe was born on June 2, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Michael J. and Joan C. (Posada) Valente. He worked...


  • Marvin E. Wallace Obituary Photo
    Marvin E. Wallace, 94 Dixon, Illinois

    April 23, 1923 - April 22, 2018

    Marvin E. Wallace, 94 died Sunday April 22, 2018. He was born on April 23, 1923 in Rock Falls, the son of Clarence and Bernice (Stroup) Wallace. He attended and graduated from Rock Falls Schools and High School. He...


  • Jack Wohlstadter Obituary Photo
    Jack Wohlstadter, 86 Rock Falls, Illinois

    February 4, 1932 - April 22, 2018

    Jack Valentine Wohlstadter, 86, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Dixon. Jack was born in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Henry Louis and Edna Phillipina (Richars) Wohlstadter...