Obituaries

Wallace "Wally" Rohlik

Wallace "Wally" Rohlik

November 12, 1931 — November 16, 2018
Service: November 21, 2018

Wallace "Wally" James Rohlik, 87 passed away on November 16, 2018 in Sterling, IL. Wallace was born on November 12, 1931 on the family farm in Seaforth, MN the son of William and Lydia (Kohlof) Rohlik. Deciding against a career in farming, he attended railroad operator's training in Minneapolis and began a career with the Chicago Burlington and Quincy (Later Burlington Northern) Railroad. In 1952, he moved to Illinois to pursue his aspiration....

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Timothy J. Church

Timothy J. Church

December 8, 1958 — November 14, 2018
Service: November 19, 2018

Timothy J. Church Timothy J. Church, age 59, of Tampico, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Tim was born December 8, 1958 in Sterling the son of Ronnie and Mary (Rude) Church. He married Lisa Scanlan on September 19, 1981 in Prophetstown. Tim was employed at ComEd for 32 years, Mitchell Melons all his life and Zaagman Farms part time. He volunteered his time with the Tampico Fire Department...

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Ron E. McDivitt

Ron E. McDivitt

September 23, 1946 — November 14, 2018
Service: November 20, 2018

Ron E. McDivitt, 72 of Rock Falls died Wednesday November 14, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 23, 1946 in Covington, TN the son of Everett and Louise (Ivey) McDivitt. He married Linda Buchholz on September 26, 1964 in Rock Falls. Ron was employed at General Electric in Morrison for 36 years retiring in 2003. He had coached Little League in Morrison for 20 years and was die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. Ron was an avid read, history...

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Kathryn Quimby

Kathryn Quimby

July 11, 1931 — November 14, 2018
Service: November 17, 2018

Kathryn A. Quimby, 86 of Rock Falls died Wednesday November 14, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. She was born on July 11, 1931 in Rock Falls the daughter of Fay L. and Irma Marie (Cox) Russell. She married Edward Manon in 1947. He died in 1954. She then married Richard Bailey in 1955. He died in 1987. She then married Larry R. Quimby in 1997. He died in 2008. Kathryn worked at the former Coast to Coast Hardware in Rock Falls for 6 years. She...

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William "Bill" Beauvais

William "Bill" Beauvais

May 13, 1971 — November 12, 2018
Service: November 16, 2018

William "Bill" Paul Beauvais, age 47 of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home. Bill was born on May 13, 1971 in Freeport, the son of Lawrence Paul and Catherine Marie (Bright) Beauvais. He married Loratta "Lori" Boyd on February 17, 2009 in Dixon. He worked as a carrier and motor route driver for Sauk Valley Media since 2012. Survivors include his wife, Lori of Rock Falls; one sister, Patricia Brown of Lanark and one...

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Bessie Mae Near

Bessie Mae Near

July 18, 1936 — November 12, 2018
Service: November 15, 2018

ROCK FALLS – Bessie M. Near, 82 of Rock Falls died Monday November 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on July 18, 1936 near Millington, TN the daughter of Edward Flowkes and Erma Purser. She worked as a care giver at the former Dixon State School for a number of years. She was a member of Firehouse of God in Sterling. She enjoyed WWE wrestling, watching the Walk Dead show, NFL football, music and spending time with her family and...

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Hubert Gebhardt

Hubert Gebhardt

July 8, 1942 — November 11, 2018
Service: November 16, 2018

Hubert R. Gebhardt, 76, of Dixon, died on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home. He was born on July 8, 1942 in Sterling to Sidney and Lucille (Stultz) Gebhardt. He was employed as a Vehicle Recovery Agent with AMI of Big Bend, Wisc. for 15 years. He was USAF veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Woods; 2 sisters, Barbara (David) Dorway of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jeanine (Lynn) Pepper of Conroe, Texas; a brother,...

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Robert J. Buhler

Robert J. Buhler

September 30, 1926 — November 10, 2018
Service: No Services

Robert J. Buhler, 92 of Rock Falls died Saturday November 10, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Bob was born on September 30, 1926 in Dixon the son of Bert and Alice (McCoy) Buhler and was a graduate of Dixon High School. He married Linda Lou Bradley on February 9, 1963 in Sterling. She died June 27, 2012. Bob worked for many years as a painter at the former Dixon Developmental Center and after their closure he continued on for 3 years...

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Carolyn V. Williams

Carolyn V. Williams

May 18, 1949 — November 9, 2018
Service: No Services

Carolyn Williams, 69, of Sterling, died on Friday, November 9, 2018 at her home. Carolyn was born on May 18, 1949 in Polo to Russell E. and Lillian E. (Ferguson) Scott. She married Richard Williams on September 23, 1967 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2000. Carolyn was a nurse at KSB Hospital in Dixon, Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison as well as Heartland Home Nursing for over 30 years combined. She enjoyed...

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Betty  G. Arians

Betty G. Arians

September 8, 1932 — November 8, 2018
Service: November 12, 2018

Betty G. Arians, 86 of Sterling died Thursday November 8, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home. She was born on September 8, 1932 in Fulton, IL the daughter of Duke and Reka (Sissing) Boerema. She married Marvin G. Arians on September 12, 1952 in Morrison. Betty worked as a receptionist/secretary at the former Arians Century 21 Realty in Sterling for several years. She was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling and had enjoyed...

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