Obituaries

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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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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