Obituaries

Robert W. Crowe

June 16, 1932 — July 16, 2012
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Robert W. Crowe Robert W. Crowe, age 80, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Robert was born June 16, 1932 in Sparta, Wis. the son of Henry and Frances (Marx) Crowe. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After the war, he joined the National Guard in Sparta, Wis. He was employed at Lawrence Bros. as a fork lift driver for 23 years retiring in 1994. Robert was a loving, giving and...

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Juan J. Velazquez, Jr.

August 24, 1954 — July 16, 2012
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Juan J. Velazquez, Jr. Juan J. Velazquez, Jr., age 57, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Morrison Community Hospital. Juan was born August 24, 1954 in Sterling the son of Teodoro and Isabel (Gonzalez) Velazquez. He was employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Survivors include four sisters, Maria (David) Garcia of Georgetown, Texas, Irma (Juan) Chavez of Sterling, Hope Rhodes of Sterling and Delia (Miguel) Escribano of...

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Arvilla Eaglin

February 4, 2012 — July 14, 2012
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ROCK FALLS- Arvilla Jean Eaglin, 82, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Transitions Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rock Falls. Arvilla was born February 4, 1930 in Ogallah, KS, a daughter of Clyde and Inez (Minot) Thome. She was united in marriage to Thomas Eaglin on August 18, 1950 in Rock Falls. Surviving are her husband, Thomas of Rock Falls; her children Hollie Eaglin of Rock Falls and Terry (Cindy) Eaglin of Rock...

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Richard D. Lappin

September 20, 1953 — July 11, 2012
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HARMON- Richard D. Lappin, 58, of Harmon, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Richard was born September 20, 1953 in Belvidere a son of Leverett and Maxine (Yerk) Lappin. He married Caryl L. Unger on November 22, 1985 in Dixon. Surviving are his wife Caryl, of Harmon; children Jenifer Grobe of Dixon, Christopher Letcher of Pontiac and Jonathan Grobe of Harmon; sister, Mary Rodarte not of the area; and brothers, Larry...

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William Bill Beightler

William Bill Beightler

April 17, 1930 — July 10, 2012
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ROCK FALLS- William "Bill" Beightler, 82, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was a truck driver with Rock Falls Cartage for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was born April 17, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio a son of Earl and Edna (Meir) Beightler. He married Patricia Putman on June 9, 1951 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2001. Surviving are his children, Debra (Joseph) Scanlan, Jr. of Rock...

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Charles Carter

August 4, 1957 — July 10, 2012
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Charles "Gene" "Sarge" Carter Charles "Gene" "Sarge" Carter, age 54, of Sterling, formerly of Virginia, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at his home. Charles was born August 4, 1957 in Saltville, Va. the son of Robert and Agnes (Doane) Carter. He was employed by Kat's Eye Alarm Systems in Rock Falls for 20 years and, most recently, Solo Cup Company in Havre De Grace, Md. for 11 years. Survivors include his mother, Agnes Carter of Sterling; one...

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Robert Miatke

April 19, 1932 — July 9, 2012
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FRANKLIN GROVE- Robert L. Miatke, 80, of Franklin Grove, formerly of Sterling and Rock Falls, died Monday July 9, 2012 at Franklin Grove Nursing Home. He worked at Shank's Machine Shop in Sterling for several years. He was born April 19, 1932 in rural Whiteside County near Milledgeville the son of Charles and Florence Ruth (Bellows) Miatke. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. ...

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Catherine Jean Brown

February 2, 1949 — July 6, 2012
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Catherine Jean Eichler Brown Catherine J. Brown, age 63, of Sterling, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at her home. Cathy was born February 2, 1949, in York, Neb. the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Cavanaugh) Eichler. Her family moved to Humboldt, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1967. She received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa and later her Master's Degree in education. In 1973, she married Ken Brown. They later...

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Gunter J. Jacobsen

June 1, 1934 — July 6, 2012
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Gunter J. Jacobsen, 78 of Fulton died Friday July 6, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport, IA. He was born on June 1, 1934 in Germany, the son of Frederick and Bertha Jacobsen. He married the former Nancy Lee in 1965. He later married the former Lidia Spears in 1988. She died in 2011. Mr. Jacobsen was a truck driver for 30 years retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Eagles Club, Clinton, IA for many years and enjoyed music as well as...

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Conrad Schmidt

March 11, 1926 — July 6, 2012
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Conrad Schmidt Conrad Schmidt, age 86, of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Conrad was born March 11, 1926 in Princeton the son of Charles and Clara (Hurst) Schmidt. He owned and operated Shore Acres Marina for 12 years. Survivors include one daughter, Connie Venema of Davenport, Iowa; one brother, Eugene (Genevieve) Schmidt of Sterling; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents...

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