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  • Mildred L. Holy Obituary Photo
    Mildred L. Holy, 88 Sterling, Illinois

    December 20, 1928 - July 6, 2017

    Mildred L. Holy, age 88 of Sterling, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at home surrounded by her family, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Mildred was born on December 20, 1928 in Sterling, the daughter of...


  • Edith  Beightler Obituary Photo
    Edith Beightler, 85 Sterling, Illinois

    July 12, 1931 - July 1, 2017

    Edith J. Beightler, 85 of Sterling died Saturday July 1, 2017 at her home She was born on July 12, 1931 in Litchfield IL the daughter of Charles and Josephine (Pruitt) Hollers. She married Harry Williams. She later...


  • Reba N.  Ries Obituary Photo
    Reba N. Ries, 78 Sterling, Illinois

    July 27, 1938 - May 25, 2017

    Reba N. Ries, age 78 of Sterling, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Dixon Rehab and Health Care. Reba was born on July 27, 1938 in Stuttgart, AR., the daughter of Porter and Flora Marie (Escue) Gill. She married Jerome...


  • L. Robert "Bob" Wilson Obituary Photo
    L. Robert "Bob" Wilson, 82 Rock Falls, Illinois

    January 12, 1935 - April 19, 2017

    L. Robert "Bob" Wilson, 82 of Rock Falls died Wednesday April 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 12, 1935 in Dixon the son of Pearl Irene Wilson. He married Ann (Schneider) Smith on...


  • Edward E. Cushing Obituary Photo
    Edward E. Cushing, 84 Rock Falls, Illinois

    January 8, 1933 - April 5, 2017

    Edward E. Cushing, 83, of Rock Falls died Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017 at home. He was born January 8, 1933 in Dixon the son of Maurice E. and Margaret M. (Byers) Cushing. He married Jean L. Rippy on December...


  • Tomasa "Tommie" Cavazos Obituary Photo
    Tomasa "Tommie" Cavazos, 90 Sterling, Illinois

    December 28, 1926 - April 1, 2017

    Tomasa H. "Tommie" Cavazos, 90, of Sterling, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 28, 1926 in Tivoli, Texas a daughter of Candalerio and Andrea (Ortiz) Hernandez. She attended St. Mary...


  • William  L.  Knox Obituary Photo
    William L. Knox, 63 Sterling, Illinois

    October 31, 1953 - March 12, 2017

    William L. Knox, 64 of Sterling died Sunday March 12, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on October 31, 1953 in Sterling, the son of Aaron and Evelyn (Shepard) Knox. William is a United States Air...


  • Sierra C. Burress Obituary Photo
    Sierra C. Burress, 21 Prophetstown, Illinois

    January 23, 1996 - March 1, 2017

    Sierra Christine Burress, age 21 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at home. Sierra was born on January 23, 1996 in Sterling. Surviving her are her parents, David (Missy) Burress of Prophetstown and...


  • Ronald  Hoffman Obituary Photo
    Ronald Hoffman, 80 Sterling, Illinois

    April 16, 1936 - January 7, 2017

    Ronald Hoffman, 80 of Sterling, died Saturday, January 07, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ronald was born on April 16, 1936 in Chicago, the son of Carl and Florence (Osterberger) Hoffman. He married...


  • Norma M.  Wise Obituary Photo
    Norma M. Wise, 78 Sterling, Illinois

    May 5, 1938 - November 30, 2016

    Norma M. Wise, 78 of Sterling, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at her home. Norma was born on May 5, 1938 in Princeton, IL, the daughter of Harold F. and Parolee (Raynor) Stone. She married Alva R. Wise, Jr on...


  • Randy C.  Hacker Obituary Photo
    Randy C. Hacker, 61 Sterling, Illinois

    March 21, 1955 - November 15, 2016

    Randy C. Hacker, age 61 of Sterling, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at CGH Medical Center. Randy was born on March 21, 1955 in Princeton, the son of Lauren and Marjorie (Hawksworth) Hacker. He graduated from...


  • Judith A. Barger Obituary Photo
    Judith A. Barger Rock Falls, Illinois

    February 19, 2016 - October 11, 2016

    Judith A. (Royer) Barger, 70, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford surrounded by her loving family. Born February 19, 1946 in Sterling she was a daughter of Floyd...


  • Dan E. Royer Obituary Photo
    Dan E. Royer, 58 Lyndon, Illinois

    December 4, 1957 - September 26, 2016

    Dan E. Royer, 58, of Lyndon, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his home. Born December 4, 1957 in Sterling, he was a son of Robert and Doris (Wallingford) Royer. He married Roxanne Sellnow on September 23, 1984 in...


  • Shirley Rotherham Obituary Photo
    Shirley Rotherham, 91 Sterling, Illinois

    November 27, 1924 - September 6, 2016

    STERLING, IL - Shirley was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1924, to Leslie R. and Lillian C. (Dubba) Griff in Aurora, Illinois. Both parents preceded her in death. Shirley had one younger brother, Richard E....


  • Aaron Junior Stevens Obituary Photo
    Aaron Junior Stevens, 78 Rock Falls, Illinois

    February 5, 1938 - August 13, 2016

    Aaron Junior Stevens, 78 of Rock Falls died Saturday August 13, 2016 at his home. He was born on February 5, 1938 in Karnack, IL the son of Marion and Cora (Dunn) Stevens. He married LaDona "Jean" (Akridge) Taylor on...


  • Ruth  Olive Cornils Obituary Photo
    Ruth Olive Cornils, 94 Sterling, Illinois

    January 12, 1922 - July 22, 2016

    Ruth Olive (Hill) Cornils, 94, of Sterling, passed away on July 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born January 12, 1922 just south of Creston, Illinois, Ruth was the...


  • Diane H. Walsh Obituary Photo
    Diane H. Walsh, 73 Sterling, Illinois

    October 2, 1942 - June 12, 2016

    Diane H. Walsh, age 73 of Sterling, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her immediate family, after being visited the last few weeks...


  • Ingeborg "Inga" Teachout Obituary Photo
    Ingeborg "Inga" Teachout, 86 Sterling, Illinois

    January 28, 1930 - May 19, 2016

    Ingeborg "Inga" Hannlore Haarmeyer Teachout, age 86 of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Inga was born on January 28, 1930 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Heinrich...


  • Mary Lavonne  Morgan Obituary Photo
    Mary Lavonne Morgan, 85 Sterling, Illinois

    April 30, 1930 - April 26, 2016

    Mary Lavonne Morgan, age 85 of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Florida. Lavonne was born on April 30, 1930 in Sterling, the daughter of John and Henrietta ...


  • Dorothy Smith Obituary Photo
    Dorothy Smith, 83 Dixon, Illinois

    January 5, 1933 - April 13, 2016

    Dorothy Smith, 83 formerly of rural Nelson died Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb. She was born on January 5, 1933 in Olivia, MN the daughter of Gasper and Dorothy (Miller) Wolf. She...


  • Marilyn A. White Obituary Photo
    Marilyn A. White, 80 Sterling, Illinois

    August 21, 1935 - April 2, 2016

    Marilyn Ann White, age 80 of Sterling, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Marilyn was born on August 21, 1935 in Tampico, the daughter of Ellison R. and Anna K. (Klockenga) Hook. She...


  • Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez Obituary Photo
    Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez, 64 Sterling, Illinois

    January 29, 1952 - March 23, 2016

    Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez, 64 of Sterling died Wednesday March 23, 2016 at CGH Medical Center. She was born on January 29, 1952 in Sterling, the daughter of Matthew and Helen (Blackburn) Grennan. She attended St....


  • Twila Penny Steffes Obituary Photo
    Twila Penny Steffes, 79 Sterling, Illinois

    December 24, 1936 - March 2, 2016

    Twila G. "Penny" Steffes, 79, of Sterling, died Wednesday evening, March 2, 2016 at CGH Medical Center. Born December 24, 1936 in Arcadia, Indiana County, Pennsylvania she was a daughter of Ben and Geraldine Rose ...


  • Michael E. King Obituary Photo
    Michael E. King, 71 Sterling, Illinois

    October 16, 1944 - February 27, 2016

    Colonel Michael Edward King (Ret), 71 of Sterling, IL peacefully passed away in Iowa City at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on February 27, 2016 surrounded by his family. Michael was born on October 16, 1944 in...


  • Louis  H. Brotheridge Obituary Photo
    Louis H. Brotheridge, 89 Rock Falls, Illinois

    September 3, 1926 - February 27, 2016

    Louis H. Brotheridge, 89 of Rock Falls died Saturday February 27, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 3, 1926 in Rock Falls the son of John and Minnie (Smith) Brotheridge and was a 1944 graduate of Rock Falls...