Obituaries

Betty D. DeFrang

Betty D. DeFrang

December 18, 1933 — March 25, 2013
Service: No Services

Betty DeFrang, age 79, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Betty was born December 18, 1933, the daughter of Robert and Elsie (Sylvester) Arnold, in Kellogg, Minnesota. She worked at several places in town since 1973. Survivors include one son, Dennis (Pam) DeFrang of Rock Falls; two daughters, Vicki Hanson and Sandra DeFrang, both of Morrison; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in...

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Wayne B. Otten

Wayne B. Otten

June 16, 1917 — March 23, 2013
Service: March 26, 2013

Wayne Becker Otten, 95, formerly of Rock Falls, died Saturday March 23, 2013 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling. He was born on June 16, 1917 in Como, the son of John and Louise (Lauts) Otten. He married Dorothy Rubright on October 7, 1944 in Sterling. She died August 24, 2010. Wayne was employed for over 40 years at Lawrence Brothers Hardware in Sterling before retiring. He was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Sterling. He is...

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Beverly J. Summers

Beverly J. Summers

June 7, 1927 — March 23, 2013
Service: March 29, 2013

Beverly J. Summers, 85, of Morrison died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at her home. Born June 7, 1927 in Morrison she was a daughter of Roy and Almeda (Bodkin) Bielema. On October 31, 1953 she was united in marriage to Eugene M. Summers, Sr. at Morrison United Methodist Church. Beverly was a nurse's aide and worked for both Pleasant View and Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison for several years. She also worked for Morrison Community Hospital...

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Robert William Troxell

February 17, 1936 — March 20, 2013
Service: March 23, 2013

Robert William Troxell, age 77, of Harmon, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation Center. Robert was born February 17, 1936 in Princeton the son of Robert and Ella (Owens) Troxell. He married Carol Ann Miller on September 8, 1956 in Harmon. He was employed at Dekalb Feeds in Rock Falls for 44 years. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid bowler. Robert was a fan of the Vikings and Yankees and in his younger years, he...

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Virginia J Erickson

January 11, 1924 — March 19, 2013
Service: April 10, 2013

Virginia JoAnne Erikson passed away at Sterling Pavilion on March 19, 2013, with loved ones by her side. Virginia was born on January 11, 1924, in Peoria, IL, to Raymond and Emma Davison. She was the beloved wife of Orval Erikson. They farmed in Princeville and later moved to Prophetstown, continuing their farming. After Orval's death in 1973, Virginia moved to Peoria, IL and worked at Rohn Manufacturing in the Business Department. She...

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Virginia JoAnne  Erikson

Virginia JoAnne Erikson

January 11, 1924 — March 19, 2013
Service: April 10, 2013

Virginia JoAnne Erikson passed away on March 19, 2013 at Sterling Pavilion, with her loved ones by her side. Virginia was born on January 11, 1924 in Peoria to Raymond and Emma Davidson. She was the beloved wife of Orval Erikson. They farmed in Princeville and later moved to Prophetstown, continuing their farming. After Orval's death in 1973, Virginia moved to Peoria, Illinois and worked at Rohn Manufacturing in the business department. She...

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Vernabelle J.  Klosterman

Vernabelle J. Klosterman

January 15, 1927 — March 19, 2013
Service: March 22, 2013

Vernabelle J. Klosterman, age 86, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her home. Vernabelle was born January 15, 1927 in Fulton the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Buikema) Pyse. She was employed at GE in Morrison for 35 years retiring in 1989. She was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy J. (Gilbert D.) Phillips of Sterling; one son, Donald H. Klosterman, Jr. of Sterling; two...

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Dorothy Rogers

Dorothy Rogers

June 4, 1920 — March 19, 2013
Service: No Services

Dorothy Wolfe Rogers Dorothy Wolfe Rogers, 92, died March 19, 2013 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling, IL. Mrs. Rogers was born on June 4, 1920, the daughter of Susanna (Stephenson) and Elwood Wolfe in Chester, Pennsylvania, where she lived for the first eighty years of her life. She was married to Raymond Rogers, Sr. on November 29, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1998. Together they had two children: Raymond Rogers, Jr. (deceased)...

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Teresa J. LaBar

Teresa J. LaBar

December 22, 1965 — March 17, 2013
Service: March 27, 2013

ROCK FALLS- Teresa J. LaBar, age 47, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Teresa was born on December 22, 1965 in Sterling, the daughter of Sheila LaBar. Survivors include her mother, Sheila of Nevada; partner, Kurt Hill of Rock Falls; one daughter, Kelsie LaBar of Camanche, Iowa; one son, Quinton Stage of Prophetstown; one granddaughter, Alayah Rodriguez and two brothers, Jim LaBar of Texas and Gary LaBar of...

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Christopher P. Martin

Christopher P. Martin

January 29, 1982 — March 17, 2013
Service: No Services

Christopher P. Martin, 31, of Sterling, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 17, 2013 at his residence. Born January 29, 1982 in San Diego, CA, he was a volunteer firefighter. Surviving are his father, James L. Martin of Maryville, TN; his mother, Donna L. Moore of Destrehan, LA; his birth mother, Joanne Bushman of Sterling; and a sister Jennifer Simmons. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services are scheduled. Arrangements were...

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