Obituaries

Conrad Schmidt

March 11, 1926 — July 6, 2012
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Conrad Schmidt Conrad Schmidt, age 86, of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Conrad was born March 11, 1926 in Princeton the son of Charles and Clara (Hurst) Schmidt. He owned and operated Shore Acres Marina for 12 years. Survivors include one daughter, Connie Venema of Davenport, Iowa; one brother, Eugene (Genevieve) Schmidt of Sterling; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents...

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Marilyn R. Schryver

Marilyn R. Schryver

May 17, 1933 — July 3, 2012
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STERLING- Marilyn R. Schryver, 79, of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Marilyn was born May 17, 1933 in Sterling, a daughter of Gordon and Esther (Jacobs) Nelson. She married Richard Schryver on April 11, 1953 in Sterling. Surviving are her husband Richard, of Sterling; her children, Ginger (Robert) White of Sterling, Jody (John) Snyder of Dixon, Jill Schryver of Florida, Jamie (Ronald) Moffitt...

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Donna G. Hayen

April 16, 1933 — July 2, 2012
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CHADWICK- Donna G. Hayen, 79, of rural Chadwick, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at her home. Donna was born April 16, 1933 in Bentley, ND a daughter of Ray and Grace (Gaines) Burdell. She married Charles H. Hayen on April 25, 1953 in Milledgeville and he passed away January 29, 2009. Donna was the office manager for Hayen Electric in Milledgeville for 20 years until her recent retirement in 2010. She and Chuck farmed in the Milledgeville/Chadwick...

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Nancy L. Thielen

Nancy L. Thielen

August 25, 1936 — July 2, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Nancy L. Thielen, 75 of Rock Falls died Monday July 2, 2012 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford. She was born on August 25, 1936 in Dixon, the daughter of Theodore and Pauline (Mariner) Stage and she was a 1954 graduate of Dixon High School. She married Elwin Thielen on May 11, 1957 in Dixon. He died March 14, 2008. Nancy was employed as a book keeper at Rock Falls District 13 School Administration office retiring after 29...

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Gerald M. Wolff

August 29, 1927 — July 2, 2012
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Gerald M. Wolff Gerald M. Wolff, age 84, of Sterling, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Gerald was born August 29, 1927 in Marion, Ind. the son of Francis and Grace (Kinder) Wolff. He served in the US Navy as Seaman First Class on a Destroyer during WWII. He married Norma Dather on June 10, 1972 in Canoga Park, Calif. He was employed as an accountant at Emerson Electric for 18 years....

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Frances Jeanette McCune

December 12, 1919 — June 29, 2012
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FRANCES JEANETTE MCCUNE of Coal Valley- Funeral services to celebrate the life of Frances Jeanette McCune, 92 will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday July 3 , 2012 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Reverend Dennis Buss officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Visitation is Tuesday from 10-11:00 AM at the funeral home. Frances passed June 29, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after an extended illness....

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Arturo M. Mendoza

Arturo M. Mendoza

January 20, 1949 — June 28, 2012
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ROCK FALLS- Arturo M. Mendoza, 63, of Rock Falls died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, IA. He was a knife sharpener at Rochelle Foods for 13 years, retiring in 2009. Mr. Mendoza was born January 20, 1949 in El Paso, Texas a son of Pablo and Maria Louisa (Contreras) Mendoza. He married Amy Pillado on February 26, 1979 in Rockford. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include...

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Linda L. Buhler

March 25, 1941 — June 27, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Linda L. Buhler, 71 of Rock falls died Wednesday June 27, 2012 at the University Hospital, Madison, WI. She was born on March 25, 1941 in Sterling, the daughter of Wilford and Ann (Teach) Bradley. She married Robert J. Buhler on February 9, 1963 in Sterling. Linda was employed as a secretary at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co; Vock Distributing Co. in Sterling and then for the City of Rock Falls before retiring. She was a...

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David R. Digger Powell

October 4, 1938 — June 24, 2012
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POLO - David R. "Digger" Powell, age 73, died Sunday June 24, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. David was born on October 4, 1938 the son of Clifford and Doris (Neiger) Powell. He was employed as a Brick Mason for 40 years retiring in 2004. Survivors include three daughters, Amy (Charlie) Powell of Chana, Kim (Matt) Finnicum and June (Mike) Perrine both of Sterling; two sons, Jeff Powell of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Mick (Peggy) Powell of...

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Timothy Stewart

Timothy Stewart

December 5, 1967 — June 23, 2012
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Timothy W. Stewart, age 44, of Sterling died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Timothy was born December 5, 1967 in Sterling, the son of Harold and Alice (Charleston) Stewart. He married Tammy Hase June 13, 1992, in Princeton, IA. Timothy was a 1986 graduate of Rock Falls High School and received the Presidential Scholarship for Eureka College. While attending Eureka he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon...

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