Obituaries

Richard R. Lopez

Richard R. Lopez

January 25, 1933 — March 16, 2012
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Sterling - Richard R. Lopez, age 79, of Sterling died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford. Richard was born January 25, 1933 in Heidenheimer, TX, the son of Samuel and Anita (Rodriguez) Lopez. He was member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Richard married Connie Consuelo Martinez on December 28, 1957 in Belton, TX. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling as an overhead crane operator for 31 years...

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Patty J. Hall

April 4, 1937 — March 15, 2012
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Patty J. Hall Patty J. Hall, age 74, of Tampico, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Patty was born April 4, 1937 in Rock Falls the daughter of Ivan and Fannie (Crotts) Baker. She married Kenneth Hall on May 24, 1959 in Rock Falls. She was employed by Central National Bank in Sterling, Steelworkers Credit Union and most recently, Kmart in Sterling for over 20 years. Patty loved her grandchildren and...

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Judy Ann Anderson

June 29, 1949 — March 13, 2012
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STERLING - Judy Ann Anderson, 62 of Sterling died Tuesday March 13, 2012 at Morrison Community Hospital, following a 4 year struggle with liver cancer. She was born on June 29, 1949 in East Moline, IL the daughter of Walter F. and Frances (Wissbaum) Mehl. She attended Alleman High School in Rock Island, IL; Clarke College in Dubuque, IA and earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. She...

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Violet L. Jensen

Violet L. Jensen

April 2, 1937 — March 11, 2012
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Rock Falls - Violet L. Jensen, age 74, of Rock Falls died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home. Violet was born April 2, 1937 in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Lewis and Violet (Beery) Ingalls. She married Elmer Jensen on November 28, 1964 in Osage, IA. Elmer and Violet owned and operated Jensen's Liquor Store in Morrison for 13 years. Survivors include her husband Elmer, two daughters; Sandi Ryan of Rock Falls, and Peggy Jensen of Rock Falls...

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Virginia Ruth Richardson

Virginia Ruth Richardson

May 7, 1929 — March 11, 2012
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Rock Falls - Virginia "Ruth" Richardson, age 82, of Rock Falls died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home. Ruth was born May 7, 1929 in Beckley, WV, the daughter of Thomas "Madison" and Eva (Crawford) Hicks. She attended elementary and high school in Beckley before relocating to Rock Falls in 1953. She was a member of the Como Baptist Church in Como. Ruth worked as a press operator at Lawrence Brother's manufacturing in Sterling for 37 years. She...

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Barbara J. Swenson

September 22, 1930 — March 11, 2012
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Barbara Swenson Barbara J. Swenson, age 81, of Sterling, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Barbara was born September 22, 1930 in Annawan the daughter of Joseph and Erma (Estes) Lee. She married Herman "Bud" Kuster on April 10, 1952 in Kewanee. He died in December of 1979. She married Russell A. Swenson on December 15, 1990 in Sterling. He died January 3, 2009. Barbara was a Registered Nurse for 30 years most...

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Joseph Peter Arduini

Joseph Peter Arduini

March 18, 1914 — March 10, 2012
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STERLING- Joseph P. Arduini, 97, of Sterling, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. He was a spring operator for International Harvester Corporation retiring in 1976. Mr. Arduini was born March 18, 1914 in Rock Falls the son of Phillip and Antonette (Carrino) Arduini. He was united in marriage to Anna Beckman on July 21, 1934. She preceded him in death on September 15, 1984. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic...

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Katrina McCann

February 8, 1979 — March 9, 2012
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Katrina (Petersohn) McCann passed away on March 9, 2012 at age 33. Katie was born on February 8, 1979 and lived most of her life in Rock Falls, graduating with honors from Rock Falls High School, where she was a member of the marching band, drum line, Thespian Club, and choir. In addition to her busy schedule at school, she was active in her church where she developed a strong faith in God. Katie truly lived her faith, reaching out to...

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Donald Card

November 15, 1919 — March 6, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Donald Card, age 92, died Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison. Donald was born November 15, 1919 in Vandalia, Ill. the son of Roy and Susie (Frailey) Card. He married Cleo Hall in Rock Falls on November 7, 1945. She died November 6, 2010. Donald was employed as a Shipping Clerk with National Manufacturing for 34 years retiring in 1984. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army and was a...

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Eileen M. Wittevrongel

April 16, 1918 — March 6, 2012
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Eileen Marie Wittevrongel, 93, of Chadwick passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Sterling Coventry Living Center. ]She was born on Apr 16, 1918, in Sterling, a daughter of James Roy and Catherine (Ryan) McKenna. She and August (Gus) Wittevrongel were married at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Prophetstown, IL on Nov. 25th, 1944. She was a member of St. Wendelin's Catholic Church, Shannon, IL. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Chadwick and...

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