Obituaries

Randy S. Pursell

Randy S. Pursell

October 24, 1959 — April 27, 2013
Service: May 2, 2013

Randy Pursell, age 53 of Rock Falls, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Randy was born on October 24, 1959 in Sterling to Eldon and Eleanor Pursell. He married Carolyn Sword on June 26, 1998 in Sterling. Randy worked at Allied Lock in Dixon for 12 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and bowling. He loved football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Survivors include his...

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Frederick R. Berg

Frederick R. Berg

June 1, 1929 — April 25, 2013
Service: April 30, 2013

Frederick R. Berg, age 83, died Thursday at his home in Fulton, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 Tuesday, April 30th at Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton, IL. The Rev. David Austin will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. A Rosary will be said at 7 pm. Burial will be in the Calvary Hill Catholic Cemetery in Fulton. Pallbearers will be Tony Kuebel, Greg Donoho, Ray Zimmerman,...

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Ramiro O. Garza, Sr

Ramiro O. Garza, Sr

February 29, 1964 — April 24, 2013
Service: April 29, 2013

Ramiro O. Garza, Sr., age 49, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Ramiro was born February 29, 1964 in Corpus Christi, Texas the son of Rogerio and Hortencia (Ortiz) Garza. He was employed as a security guard at the Dixon Correctional Center. Survivors include one son, Ramiro Garza, Jr., of Sterling; his mother, Hortencia Garza of Rock Falls; four brothers, Rogerio Garza of Dixon, Robert (Nichole...

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Gary Anthony Hall

Gary Anthony Hall

June 12, 1943 — April 22, 2013
Service: April 28, 2013

Gary A. Hall, 69 of Rock Falls died Monday April 22, 2013 at OSF St Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born on June 12, 1943 in St. Louis, MO the son of Russell and Lorain Elizabeth (Shields) Hall and was a 1961 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School, Sterling, and later attended St. Ambrose College. Gary married the love of his life, the former Sheryl Wechsler on January 11, 1964 in Sterling. He was the owner and operator of...

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Evelyn "Evie" J. Van Zuiden

Evelyn "Evie" J. Van Zuiden

December 4, 1937 — April 20, 2013
Service: April 24, 2013

Evelyn "Evie" J. Van Zuiden, 75, of Albany, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her home. Born December 4, 1937 in Clinton, Iowa she was a daughter of Peter H. and Henrietta "Etta" (Eissens) Wiersema. On October 5, 1956 she was united in marriage to Willard D. Van Zuiden in Fulton. Evie worked as a secretary for Van Zuiden Trucking for 34 years. Prior to that, she worked at Fidelity Life in Fulton, and Harbor Crest Nursing Home. Evie was...

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Louis L. Sari

Louis L. Sari

November 5, 1953 — April 19, 2013
Service: April 27, 2013

Louis L. Sari, age 59, of Sublette died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Louis was born November 5, 1953 in Chicago, the son of David and Gloria (Benigni) Sari. He married Kimberly Bellinger on November 3, 1984 in Johnstown, NY. Louis served as the Pastor of the Sublette Union Church for 10 years, and also served in the US Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly of Sublette, two sisters, Grace...

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Kenneth V. Koenig

Kenneth V. Koenig

December 17, 1946 — April 17, 2013
Service: April 23, 2013

Kenneth V. Koenig, age 66, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kenneth was born on December 17, 1946 to Clarence and Barbara (Howell) Koenig in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1966-1972. He married Karen V. Doweiko on May 28, 1977 in Chicago. Kenneth worked as an installation and repair technician for Illinois Bell for 30 years. Survivors include his...

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Terry L. Bowers

Terry L. Bowers

July 3, 1944 — April 16, 2013
Service: April 20, 2013

Terry L. Bowers, 68, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Stricken by a sudden heart attack, he died on his fishing boat, doing what he loved. Born July 3, 1944 in Freeport, he was a son of Kenneth and Ruth Bowers. On August 17, 1974 he married Janis Brockhoff in Park Ridge. Mr. Bowers was the superintendent of the Milledgeville School District beginning in 1986, continuing in the same position when the Chadwick School...

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Lola E. Chaffee

Lola E. Chaffee

May 18, 1921 — April 16, 2013
Service: April 19, 2013

Lola E. Chaffee Lola E. Chaffee, age 91, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Lola was born May 18, 1921 in Rock Falls the daughter of Anthony and Maria (Jiulianni) Mariani. She married William L. Chaffee on April 12, 1945 in Sterling. Lola was employed at Lawrence Brothers and later was a waitress at Bevilaqua's in Rock Falls. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Sterling. Survivors...

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Maureen Ann Danilson

Maureen Ann Danilson

January 20, 1957 — April 16, 2013
Service: April 19, 2013

Maureen Ann (Miller) Danilson of Rock Falls passed away peacefully at her home on April 16, 2013, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Maureen was born January 20, 1957 to Hugh and Elizabeth (Betty Waldschmidt) Miller at Community General Hospital in Sterling. She was the loving mother of Tyler Miller Danilson. He was her life's greatest joy and accomplishment! Maureen started her education at Mekeel School,...

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