Obituaries

George Petroff

October 29, 1922 — May 13, 2012
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George Petroff George Petroff, age 89, of Iron River, MI, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his daughter's home. George was born October 29, 1922 in Iron River, MI the son of Ratko and Mary Ann (Kavech) Petroff. He married Norma White on May 30, 1952 in Iron River. She preceded him in death on May 9, 2010. After high school, he worked on the family farm, served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII, was employed as a logger in Pacific Northwest,...

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Richard D. Hesson

August 25, 1945 — May 12, 2012
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Richard D. Hesson, passed away Saturday May 12 at age 66 at his home in Rock Falls. Richard D. Hesson was born August 25, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Paul L. Hesson and Karleen Carlson. He married Judith Brushafer, February 1, 1969 in Milwaukee Wis. An avid collector of ephemera, Richard was a retired civil servant having served the government 32 years, first in the U.S. Army and, later with the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Hesson is survived by...

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Donald L. Reed

February 14, 1940 — May 12, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Donald L. Reed, 72 of Rock Falls died Saturday May 12, 2012 at his home. He was born on February 14, 1940 in Rock Falls, the son of Fayne and Susan (Hardesty) Reed and served in the US Army. He married Bonnie Weeks on September 19, 1964 in Rock Falls. Donald was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in the shipping department when he retired . He enjoyed classic cars and had owned a 1956 Ford convertible. ...

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William Bill Adams

March 13, 1944 — May 9, 2012
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William "Bill" Adams, age 68, of Rock Falls died, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Bill was born March 13, 1944 in Sterling, the son of Owen and Doris (King) Adams. He worked at National Manufacturing for over 40 years. Survivors include one sister, Susan Adams of Rock Falls; one brother, Bob Adams of Tampico, one niece, one nephew, and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister...

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Karoll Bauer

September 16, 1935 — May 7, 2012
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Karoll Bauer, age 76, of Rock Falls died Monday, May 07, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Karoll was born September 16, 1935 in Harmon, the daughter of Addison and Blanche (Ackley) Moore. She married Richard Bauer June 15, 1957 in Aurora, he died September 11, 1998. Karoll worked at Furnas Electric in Batavia for 15 years. Surviving is her daughter, Carolyn Bauer of Rock Falls; and five sisters, Mildred Blackburn of Dixon, Ruth...

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Harvey E. Miensma

Harvey E. Miensma

October 12, 1917 — May 5, 2012
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Harvey Eugene Miensma, 94 of Albany, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. Harvey was born October 12, 1917 in Morrison a son of Amos and Sara (VanKampen) Miensma. He married Clara Rus on June 14, 1941 in Sterling. She preceded him in death in 1999. He was a farmer and livestock dealer for 65 years in the Morrison area where he also lived for several years. He was known for the slogan "Don't shoot the bull,...

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Daniel Joseph Stone

November 9, 1988 — May 5, 2012
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STERLING, IL- Daniel J. Stone, 23, of Sterling, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Sterling. Daniel was born November 9, 1988 in Ames, Iowa a son of Rodney and Donna (Rooker) Stone. Daniel was a product technician at Aaron's in Sterling. He attended First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls. He enjoyed playing guitar, disc golf, playing video games and loved his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers. He is survived...

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Douglas Hoss Chistensen, Sr.

September 17, 1933 — May 4, 2012
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Douglas "Hoss" Christensen, Sr, age 78, died Friday, May 5, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Douglas was born September 17, 1933 in Sterling, the son of Harry and Marie (Garland) Christensen. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Joanne Cain in 1957, she died March 14, 1989. Douglas is survived by his six sons, David (Pam) Gray of Sterling, Jeff (Pamela) Gray, Steve (Debra) Christensen of Lyndon, Rick...

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Cammy Jo Sathoff

Cammy Jo Sathoff

July 10, 1971 — May 4, 2012
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Cammy Jo Sathoff, 40, of Sterling died Friday, May 4, 2012 in Sterling. Cammy was born July 10, 1971 in Bartow, FL, the daughter of Donald and Linda (Williamsen) Sathoff. She was a member of the Firehouse Church of God in Sterling. She was employed at the Rock Falls Hotel as a housekeeper. Surviving is her mother, Linda Sathoff of Sterling; two daughters, Alexus Lopez of Sterling, and Larissa Lopez of Sterling; two sisters, and three brothers....

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Lyle V. Brown

June 13, 1932 — May 1, 2012
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Dixon - Lyle V. Brown, age 79, of Woodland Shores (Dixon) died Monday, May 1, 2012 at his home. Lyle was born June 13, 1932 in Sullivan, IL, the son of Charles and Neva (Kearney) Brown. He married Ada Mae Burkitt, October 26, 1963 in Mattoon, IL. He served his country with the US Army in the Korean War. Surviving is his wife, Ada Brown; two daughters, Carolyn Janssen of LaSalle, and Cathalean Sofolo of Rock Falls; two sons, F. David (Darlene)...

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