Obituaries

Theodore "Ted" Deter

Theodore "Ted" Deter

September 24, 1953 — December 7, 2017
Service: December 16, 2017

Theodore (Ted) Deter died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family in Morrison, IL on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at the age of 64. Ted is survived by his wife, Judy (Groharing) Deter; children, Molly (Kevin) Reimer of Elburn, IL, Ben (Olen Amelia) Deter of Chicago, IL and grandchildren, Ethan, Abigail, and Olivia Reimer of Elburn, IL. He is also survived by two siblings, Tim (Lynn) Deter of Morrison, IL and Paula (Peter) Romanow of...

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Donna L. Johnson

Donna L. Johnson

April 28, 1931 — December 5, 2017
Service: December 8, 2017

Donna L. Johnson, 86 of Sterling died Tuesday December 5, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on April 28, 1931 in Sterling the daughter of Earl and Clara (Buyers) Myers. She married Robert "Buck" Johnson on March 19, 1949. He died December 5, 1981. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting, music and animals. She attended the Whiteside County Senior Center and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are her four...

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Katherine Mae Butcher

Katherine Mae Butcher

— December 4, 2017
Service: December 9, 2017

Katherine M. Butcher, 83, of West Des Moines, IA, formerly of Rock Falls, IL, died Monday, December 4, 2017, at the St. Luke's North Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Katherine was born September 27, 1934, in Stuttgart, AR; the daughter of Wesley and Elizabeth (Beggs) Paige. She married Howard L. "Butch" Butcher on December 24, 1957, in Sterling, IL; he preceded her in death on July 21, 2011. Prior to her marriage she worked at General Electric in...

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Jerry Rimmer

Jerry Rimmer

April 7, 1951 — December 4, 2017
Service: No Services

Jerry D. Rimmer, age 66 of Prophetstown, died Monday, December 4, 2017. Jerry was born on April 7, 1951 in Jonesboro, Ark., the son of Troy and Gladys (Lynch) Rimmer. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. Jerry married Patricia "Pat" Chapman on September 4, 1971 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2012. Jerry was employed by IFH Group in Rock Falls for 16 years. Survivors include his...

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Jeffrey J. Hicks

Jeffrey J. Hicks

November 6, 1964 — December 3, 2017
Service: December 9, 2017

Jeffrey J. Hicks, 53, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home. Jeff was born on November 6, 1964 in Sterling, IL the son of Thomas L. and JoAnn (Downey) Hicks. He was employed at Wahl Clipper and worked for the Coloma Township Park District. Jeff also did carpentry work. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, and watching the Chicago Bears. Jeff is survived by his girlfriend, Sarah Hurley of Rock Falls; 2...

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Carol Hubbard

January 15, 1932 — November 30, 2017
Service: December 8, 2017

Carol Hubbard, age 85 of Sterling died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Morningside of Sterling. Carol was born on January 15, 1932 in Sterling, the daughter of Harold U. and Anne (Wiberg) Challand. She married Harry Bruce Hubbard on April 23, 1976 in Sterling. Carol was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed by all those whose life she touched. Surviving, besides her husband,...

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Lawrence H. Thomas, Jr.

Lawrence H. Thomas, Jr.

December 10, 1941 — November 28, 2017
Service: December 2, 2017

Lawrence H. "Tee" Thomas Jr., 75 of Rock Falls passed away Tuesday November 28, 2017 at CGH Medical Center. He was born on December 10, 1941 in Chicago the son of Lawrence and Genevieve (Gaughan) Thomas. He married Mary L. Franks on February 15, 1978 in Sterling. He retired from Frantz Manufacturing. Tee was a veteran of the Viet vhNam War having served 3 tours of duty in the US Army. Survivors include his wife, Mary; his brother William ...

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David H. Conley

September 11, 1955 — November 27, 2017
Service: December 1, 2017

David H. Conley, 62 died Monday November 27, 2017 in Springfield. David was born on September 11, 1955 in Sterling, IL the son of Harold Dean and Rita Ann (Jackley) Conley. Survivors include his mother, Rita Conley of Sterling; his sister, Kathy (Wally) Griswold of Springfield, IL. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Jerry (Julie) Conley. Visitation will be Friday December 1, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM at the...

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Thomas J. Eaglin

Thomas J. Eaglin

August 20, 1928 — November 27, 2017
Service: December 1, 2017

Thomas J. Eaglin Thomas J. Eaglin, age 89, of Sterling, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Thomas was born on August 20, 1928 in Rock Falls the son of Samuel and Flossie (McNinch) Eaglin. He served in the US Army and later married Arvilla Thome on August 18, 1950. She preceded him in death on July 14, 2012. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 35 years. Survivors include one...

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Robert "Bob"  Gomsrud

Robert "Bob" Gomsrud

April 18, 1922 — November 22, 2017
Service: December 1, 2017

Dr. Robert Sherman "Bob" Gomsrud, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at home at the age of 95. Robert was born on April 18, 1922 at the Catholic Hospital in Duluth, MN. His parents were Theodore Melvin and Ida Theodora (Morreim) Gomsrud, both deceased. One sister, Ruth of California, deceased. He married Lila E. Lang on July 20, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI at St. Marcus Lutheran Church. They enjoyed 71 years together. Bob served in the U.S...

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