Obituaries

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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Phyllis Yingling

September 13, 1920 — March 5, 2012
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Sterling - Phyllis Grace Yingling, age 91, of Sterling, formally of Franklin Grove, died March 5, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Phyllis was born September 13, 1920 in Marshall, MI, the daughter of Glenn and Grace (Glass) Winans. She married Richard Yingling on September 5, 1951 in Ottawa. Her beloved husband died July 11, 1995. Phyllis was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Dixon. She was a full-time mother and...

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Willaim R. Cassatt

October 29, 1925 — March 3, 2012
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Sterling - William R. "Bill" Cassatt, 86 of Sterling died Saturday March 3, 2012 at his home. He was born on October 29, 1925 in Bloomfield, IA the son of Harold and Chloe (Carruthers) Cassatt. He married Teresa Werthmann on July 22, 1946 in St. Joseph Church, Davenport, IA. Mr. Cassatt worked as a trucking dispatcher for many years and was also the owner of "Bill's Place" tavern in Sterling for 16 years. He was a past bowler, staunch Democrat...

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James E. Mills, Jr.

James E. Mills, Jr.

August 18, 1938 — February 28, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - James E. Mills, Jr, 73 of Rock Falls died Tuesday February 28, 2012 at his home. He was born on August 18, 1938 in Akron, OH the son of James Edward and Alice Agnes (Fiala) Mills Sr. He served in the US Air Force from 1956 - 1960. He married Lois Eileen Mills on May 4, 1963 in Sterling. He was employed as a loan officer in collections at the former Central National Bank. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls;...

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Burt Smith

Burt Smith

September 9, 1927 — February 28, 2012
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Rock Falls - Burt Smith, age 84, of Rock Falls, formally of Lanark, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Burt was born September 9, 1927 in Prophetstown, the son of Edson and Edna (Santee) Smith. He was a member of the Cowboy Church on the Rock in Prairieville. He married Patricia Empey on April 5, 1971 in Dixon. Burt also served in the Navy. He worked with NG Gilbert Cooperation in Muncie, IN as the Assistant...

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Robert D. Edison

Robert D. Edison

October 15, 1926 — February 24, 2012
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STERLING- Robert D. Edison, 85, of Sterling, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at his home. He was one of the first employees at Sauk Valley Community College. After 26 years of service he retired in 1992 as the Vice President of Business Services. Mr. Edison was born October 15, 1926 in West Frankfort the son of James Madison and Lennie (Honnaker) Edison. He was united in marriage to Amelia Lang on June 21, 1952 in Chicago. She preceded...

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Lorraine W. Harms

November 2, 1917 — February 22, 2012
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Gazette/Telegraph Standard Obituary STERLING- Lorraine W. Harms, 94, of Sterling died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion. Lorraine was born November 2, 1917 in Polo the daughter of Elton and Bess (Welty) Eckerd. She married William H. Harms on September 2, 1939 in Clinton, IA. He died October 17, 2000. Surviving is her son, Richard (Jackie) Harms of Dixon; a granddaughter; a brother Roger of Iowa; and several nieces and...

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Wilma Alene Lockhart

Wilma Alene Lockhart

February 14, 1940 — February 20, 2012
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Sterling - Wilma Alene Lockhart, age 72, of Sterling, died Monday February 20, 2012 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. Wilma was born February 14, 1940 in Fairfield, IL, the daughter of Paul and Audrey (Lamb) Feather. She married David H. Lockhart on June 15, 1961 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Sterling. David died in May 2, 1983. Wilma was a licensed beautician and cosmetology instructor for more than 50 years. She and David owned...

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John Dutch Bushman

— July 26, 1929
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ROCK FALLS- John G. "Dutch" Bushman, 82, of Rock Falls died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Transitions Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Rock Falls. He worked for District 13 Schools as a custodian at Merrill School and the Rock Falls Junior High School and later for Tri County for 8 years as an IHEAP assistant. Mr. Bushman was born July 26, 1929 in Sterling the son of John L. and Ellen (Welker) Bushman. He was united in marriage to Betty...

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