Obituaries

Terry Schreiner

Terry Schreiner

April 3, 1947 — September 5, 2012
Service: September 8, 2012

Terry Schreiner, 65, of Chadwick, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at his home. Terry was born April 3, 1947 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Beulah (Layton) Schreiner. He was united in marriage to Elaine Harmon in 1971 at Dutchtown Church of the Brethren in Milledgeville. He graduated from Milledgeville High School in 1966 and joined the United States Air Force. Terry was employed at Elkay Manufacturing for many years prior to...

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Robert John Adams

December 20, 1939 — September 4, 2012
Service: No Services

ROBERT ADAMS ROCK FALLS – Robert John Adams, age 73, died at home Tuesday September 4, 2012 following an extended illness. Robert was born on December 20, 1039 in Monroe, Wis. the son of John R. and Margaret (Ryan) Adams. He married Inez Sharp in Rock Falls on December 20, 1986. Robert was employed as an Engineer for 29 years with Northwestern Steel & Wire Company in Sterling retiring in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Inez of Rock...

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John A. Harridge

John A. Harridge

June 23, 1928 — September 4, 2012
Service: No Services

John A. Harridge John A. Harridge, age 84, of Morrison, died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at The Alverno Health Care Center in Clinton, Iowa. John was born June 23, 1928 in Ustick Township the son of John B. and Susie L. (VanDoren) Harridge. He married Betty Popkin on September 7, 1949 in Morrison. He was a farmer and was also employed at Drives in Fulton. John was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. Survivors include his...

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Lawrence J. Rajnowski

September 22, 1936 — August 30, 2012
Service: No Services

Lawrence J. Rajnowski, 75, of Sterling, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born September 22, 1936 in Stephen, Minnesota, he was a son of John and Delphine (Kulas) Rajnowski. He was united in marriage to Lynn Law on April 13, 1966 in Rockford. He was a member of the Rock Falls Optimist Club, enjoyed playing cards and watching horse racing. Surviving are his wife, Lynn, of Sterling; 2 sons, Ty (Tina)...

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Rita Cardot

Rita Cardot

February 14, 1941 — August 29, 2012
Service: September 1, 2012

NELSON – Rita Cardot, age 71, of Nelson, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Transitions Nursing Home, Rock Falls. Rita was born on February 14, 1941 in Dixon the daughter of Ray and Hattie (Bradley) Andrews. She married Leo Cardot on February 14, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. He died January 24, 2001. She was a homemaker and was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include one daughter, Janet Cardot of...

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Juanita F Tedrick

Juanita F Tedrick

November 11, 1914 — August 29, 2012
Service: August 31, 2012

Juanita F. Tedrick, age 97, of Sterling died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Juanita was born on November 11, 1914 in Brownsville, IL the daughter of Clarence Leland and Leah Flossie (Cole) Augenstein. She married Leland (Ted) Tedrick on October 2, 1931, in St. Elmo, IL. Leland died on August 30, 1992. Juanita worked at Green River Ordinance during World War II, she also worked at International Harvester,...

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Helen Walter

September 10, 1917 — August 29, 2012
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS - Helen R. Walter, 95, of Rock Falls and Sterling, Illinois, and most recently, of Chesterfield, VA, died August 29, 2012 in the Brandermill Woods, Holly Inn, Midlothian, VA. She was born September 10, 1917 in Providence RI, the daughter of John and Mary (McNamara) McSweeny .She married Leonard Walter on September 20, 1947. Mr. He died in 2005 at age 90. Mrs. Walter spent most of her adult life in Rock Falls, IL, where she...

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Matthew Wayne Finnicum

Matthew Wayne Finnicum

April 20, 1959 — August 27, 2012
Service: August 31, 2012

Matthew Wayne Finnicum, age 53, of Sterling died Monday, August 27, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford. Matthew was born April 20, 1959 in Sterling, the son of Howard and Constance "Connie" Barnes. He was a press operator at Lawrence Brothers Hardware in Sterling for many years. Survivors include his son; Matthew Finnicum of Sterling, his former wife Kim Finnicum of Sterling, and one sister; Dawn (Aldie) Siperly of Sterling. ...

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Richard Harold Gors

Richard Harold Gors

September 23, 1937 — August 26, 2012
Service: No Services

Richard Harold Gors, age 74, of Sterling died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Coventry Living Center. Richard was born September 23, 1937 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Violet (Miller) Gors. He worked as a machine operator and a security guard at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for many years and served his country in the US Army. Survivors include one son; Leland Gors of Antioch, one daughter; Melinda (Jeff) Bagg of Davis Junction...

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Rosemary Van Meter

Rosemary Van Meter

September 2, 1925 — August 24, 2012
Service: August 28, 2012

Rosemary E. Van Meter, age 86, died Friday August 24, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Rosemary was born September 2, 1925 in Mound City the daughter of George and Nora (Buckles) Parker. She married Charles Van Meter on December 23, 1939 in Charleston, Mo.. He preceded her November 20, 1968. Rosemary retired from Knowles Electronics in Franklin Park. Survivors include, one son, John (Carmen) Van Meter of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two...

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