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  • Jack W.  Radke Obituary Photo
    Jack W. Radke, 85 Sterling, Illinois

    March 27, 1932 - November 19, 2017

    Jack W. Radke, 85 of Sterling, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. Jack was born on March 27, 1932 in Elgin, the son of Walter and Hazel (Meline) Radke. He served in the United States Coast Guard in the 1950...


  • Doris  J. Wade Obituary Photo
    Doris J. Wade, 92 Sterling, Illinois

    February 16, 1925 - November 10, 2017

    Doris J. Wade, 92 of Sterling died Friday November 10, 2017 at Morningside of Sterling. She was born on February 16, 1925 in Sterling, the daughter of Garrett and Caroline (Averill) Abel. She married Harold C. Wade...


  • John Boyer Obituary Photo
    John Boyer, 55 Sterling, Illinois

    August 13, 1962 - November 8, 2017

    John Boyer, age 55 of Sterling, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home. John was born on August 13, 1962 in Sterling, the son of Burton and Marguerite (Woessner) Boyer. He was a United States Army Veteran. John...


  • Alfred M. Pace Obituary Photo
    Alfred M. Pace, 82 Rock Falls, Illinois

    May 19, 1935 - November 6, 2017

    Alfred M. Pace, 82, of Rock Falls, died Monday evening, November 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on May 19, 1935 in Canton to Clarence and Lillian (Duncan) Pace. He married Vivian Shuman on April 4, 1958 in Rock...


  • Pamela J. McAleese Obituary Photo
    Pamela J. McAleese, 83 Sterling, Illinois

    February 18, 1934 - October 29, 2017

    Pamela J. McAleese, 83, of Sterling, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Regency Care. She was born on February 18, 1934 in LaSalle to Ralph and Marie (Kapinski) O'Byrne. She married Ronald C. McAleese in 1955 at...


  • Francisca T. Valdez Obituary Photo
    Francisca T. Valdez, 86 Sterling, Illinois

    May 8, 1931 - October 27, 2017

    Francisca T. Valdez, 86, of Sterling, died on Friday, October 27, 2017 at her daughter's home in Palatine. She was born on May 8, 1931 in Coolidge, Texas to Jose and Andrea (Martinez) Trevino. She married Ventura...


  • Eileen M. Miller Obituary Photo
    Eileen M. Miller, 93 Sterling, Illinois

    December 22, 1923 - September 26, 2017

    Eileen M. Miller, 93, of Sterling, died on Tuesday afternoon, September 26, 2017 at Resthave Home in Morrison. She was born on December 22, 1923 in Avon, Illinois to Earl J. and Lavina (Cooper) Utsinger. She married...


  • 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...