Obituaries

Thomas A Baker

Thomas A Baker

May 15, 1950 — September 19, 2017
Service: September 22, 2017

Thomas A. Baker, age 67, of Sterling, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling after a courageous 8 month battle with cancer. Tom was born May 15, 1950 in Sterling the son of Floyd and Fern (Adams) Baker. He married Shari Pyse on December 1, 1967 in Rock Falls. He worked for 28 years for Northwestern Steel and Wire Co and became the youngest foreman at the age of 21 later becoming plant manager of the Parish-Alford...

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Sheila S.  Davis

Sheila S. Davis

August 7, 1933 — September 17, 2017
Service: No Services

Sheila Davis, age 84 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Dixon Health Care and Rehab. Sheila was born on August 7, 1933 in England, the daughter of Henry A. and Alice (Miller) Foskett. Survivors include five sons, Nick (Carol) Foskett of England, Jeremy (Jill) Pribble of Nelson, Frank (Josephine) Pribble of Texas, Kevin Davis (Jackie) of Lyndon, and Eddy (Pam) Davis of Tampico; one daughter, Tara Resgonia of Cali.; one...

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Timothy Lee Ohda

Timothy Lee Ohda

April 26, 1957 — September 17, 2017
Service: September 23, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Timothy Lee Ohda, 60 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 17, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1957 in Rockford, IL the son of James Arthur and Betty Sue (Maness) Ohda. Tim was a 1975 graduate of Rock Falls High School where he played sports. He was an avid Notre Dame Fan. Survivors include his two sisters: Lori Reavy of Polo and Kristy Collier of Rock Falls; 3 nieces, Shauntai Reyes, Shelby Reavy and Michelle Reavy and 1 nephew,...

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Timothy Lee Ohda

April 26, 1957 — September 17, 2017
Service: Services Pending

ROCK FALLS – Timothy Lee Ohda, 60 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 17, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1957 in Rockford, IL the son of James Arthur and Betty Sue (Maness) Ohda. He attended Montmorency Grade School and was a 1975 graduate of Rock Falls Township High School where he played in sports. Tim had worked at various jobs in his life. He was a passionate Notre Dame fan. Survivors include his two sisters: Lori Reavy of Polo and...

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Basil  Dean Chapman

Basil Dean Chapman

June 7, 1927 — September 10, 2017
Service: September 15, 2017

Basil Dean Chapman, 90 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 10, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was born on June 7, 1927 in Whitehall, IL the son of William Lee and Nellie (Pruitt) Chapman. He served in the US Army during World War II. Basil married Betty Rose Fauble on October 15, 1948. She died on January 18, 1977. He was employed as a machinist at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling before retiring. Survivors...

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Charles D. Hicks

Charles D. Hicks

July 20, 1942 — September 10, 2017
Service: September 13, 2017

Charles D. Hicks Charles D. Hicks, age 75, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home. Charles was born July 20, 1942 in Crab Orchard, W. V. the son of Thomas and Eva (Crawford) Hicks. He married Kathleen Downey on June 6, 1964 in Rock Falls. He was employed at Raynor for 29 years. Survivors include his wife of Rock Falls; one daughter, Kim (Randy) Bellows of Rock Falls; one son, David (Kim) Hicks of Rock Falls; two...

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Elida Hernandez

Elida Hernandez

July 13, 1970 — September 6, 2017
Service: September 11, 2017

Elida Hernandez, age 47 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She was born on July 13, 1970 in Mexico, the daughter of Adolfo and Ofelia (Riestra Martinez) Hernandez Flores. Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Hernandez; two sisters, Petra Hernandez and Silvia Hernandez; two brothers, Hugo Hernandez and Manuel Hernandez and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by...

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Roland Jay Klimstra

Roland Jay Klimstra

April 27, 1929 — September 6, 2017
Service: September 11, 2017

Roland J. Klimstra, age 88, of Fulton, IL, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA. Roland was born April 27, 1929, in rural Fulton, IL. He married Lola M. Dykstra on May 11, 1949, in Thomson, IL. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2006. Roland farmed his entire life in the rural Fulton, IL area. He managed the Erie F.S. Fertilizer Plant for 17 years. He also attended the Erie Christian...

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Wayne Snyder

Wayne Snyder

September 15, 1938 — September 6, 2017
Service: September 9, 2017

PROPHETSTOWN – C. Wayne Snyder, age 78, died Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison. Wayne was born on September 15, 1938 in Moline, the son of Ward Elias and Mary Aretta (McAfee) Snyder. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Wayne married Betty Tinkler-Gallentine on February 14, 1990 in Rock Falls. He was employed as a Journeyman Mechanic for 28 years with John Deere Harvester in...

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David Bruce Ekholm

David Bruce Ekholm

May 3, 1946 — September 5, 2017
Service: September 8, 2017

David B. Ekholm, 71 of Sterling died Tuesday September 5, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on May 3, 1946 in Hemet, CA the son of Paul Alexis and Margaret Bernadine (Brewster) Ekholm. David had served in Viet Nam with the US Army during the Viet Nam war. He married the former Cheryl Olson on April 12, 1979 in Dixon, IL. He worked as a truck driver for many years for various carriers most recently before retiring for...

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