Obituaries

Carol Ann Schultz

July 15, 1954 — June 22, 2012
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Carol Ann Williamson-Schultz Carol Ann Williamson-Schultz, age 57, of Sterling, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Good Neighbor Care of Sterling. Carol was born July 15, 1954 in Dixon the daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Murphy) Williamson. She married James Schultz on June 17, 1972 in Sterling. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband of Sterling; one daughter, Amy Schultz of Sterling;...

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Earl R. Brooks

Earl R. Brooks

June 10, 1922 — June 21, 2012
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Earl R. Brooks, age 90, died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Good Samaritan Prophets Riverview Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Earl was born June 10, 1922 in Prophetstown, the son of Glenn and Sylvia (Beebe) Brooks. Earl graduated from Prophetstown High School. After high school he enlisted in the US Navy. While in the Navy he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, where he survived the attack of December 7, 1941. Afterward he spent much of the war in the...

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Ann V. Dace

September 6, 1923 — June 21, 2012
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STERLING - Ann V. Dace, 88 of Sterling died Thursday June 21, 2012 at her home. She was born on September 6, 1923 in Kellerville, IL the daughter of Lyman and Anne E. (Whitaker) Cobb. She married Dwight S. Dace on August 12, 1967 in Rock Falls. He died November 7, 1999. She was a member of First Christian Church in Rock Falls where she served as President for 2 years of the CWF; a member of the Sterling Family Moose Ladies Auxiliary; past...

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Teresa J. Frank

May 1, 1953 — June 21, 2012
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Teresa J. Frank On June 21, 2012, Teresa Frank closed her eyes to awaken in the presence of the Lord. She passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband and family after a 16 year battle with cancer. Teresa was born May 1, 1953 in Sterling the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Reiger) McCleary. She married Roger Frank on November 22, 1975 in Rock Falls. She was employed at CVS Pharmacy (formerly Osco) in Sterling for 31 years, most...

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Blanch L. Slifer

March 5, 1935 — June 20, 2012
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STERLING - Blanch L. Slifer, age 77, died Wednesday June 20, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Blanch was born on March 5, 1935 in Ramsey the daughter of Louie and Jennie (Hicks) Rhodes. She was employed with Anixter Manufacturing in Rock Falls for 25 years. Blanch loved to camp and spend time with family and friends. She was a great mom, grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew and loved her. She has touched many lives. ...

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Paul E. Abell

January 8, 1929 — June 19, 2012
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Paul E. "Shorty" Abell, 83 of Rock Falls died Tuesday June 19, 2012. He was born on January 8, 1929 in Chicago, the son of Orlin and Minnie (Kilroy) Abell and served as a SGT in the US Air Force. He married Mary Ann Oberg on July 2, 1955, in Sterling. Paul was employed by Propheter Construction Co for 35 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls; Union Local 727 Laborers and Union Local 455 Teamsters....

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Alvin Fitzpatrick

June 17, 1937 — June 18, 2012
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STERLING - Alvin Fitzpatrick, age 75, died Monday June 18, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Alvin was born on June 17, 2012 in Pierre, S.D. the son of Martin and Alta (Dixon) Fitzpatrick. He was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire Company in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1987. Alvin served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Conley and Julie Fitzpatrick both of Dixon; one sister,...

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Orlando Brown-Divers

June 6, 1917 — June 17, 2012
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Orlando Brown-Divers, age 95, of Sterling died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Coventry Living Center. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

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Diann M. Paver

June 30, 1940 — June 14, 2012
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STERLING- Diann M. Paver, 63, of Sterling passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion. Diann was born June 30, 1948 in Evanston a daughter of Arthur and Marguerite (Loebbaka) Paver. Surviving are her children, Crystal Massey of Rock Falls; Brian Chapman (fiancErica Dimmig) of Sterling; sister Kathleen Ramirez of Sterling; brother Wesley Paver of Peoria; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three...

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George Brodrecht

May 20, 1942 — June 12, 2012
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FULTON - George D. Brodrecht, age 68, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Eagle Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Clinton, Iowa. George was born May 20, 1942 in Galena the son of Delbert and Irene (Johnson) Brodrecht. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. George was employed as a truck driver for US Food Service for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and motorcycles. Survivors include one daughter, Angie ...

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