Obituaries

Rita Cardot

Rita Cardot

February 14, 1941 — August 29, 2012
Service: September 1, 2012

NELSON – Rita Cardot, age 71, of Nelson, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Transitions Nursing Home, Rock Falls. Rita was born on February 14, 1941 in Dixon the daughter of Ray and Hattie (Bradley) Andrews. She married Leo Cardot on February 14, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. He died January 24, 2001. She was a homemaker and was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include one daughter, Janet Cardot of...

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Juanita F Tedrick

Juanita F Tedrick

November 11, 1914 — August 29, 2012
Service: August 31, 2012

Juanita F. Tedrick, age 97, of Sterling died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Juanita was born on November 11, 1914 in Brownsville, IL the daughter of Clarence Leland and Leah Flossie (Cole) Augenstein. She married Leland (Ted) Tedrick on October 2, 1931, in St. Elmo, IL. Leland died on August 30, 1992. Juanita worked at Green River Ordinance during World War II, she also worked at International Harvester,...

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Helen Walter

September 10, 1917 — August 29, 2012
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS - Helen R. Walter, 95, of Rock Falls and Sterling, Illinois, and most recently, of Chesterfield, VA, died August 29, 2012 in the Brandermill Woods, Holly Inn, Midlothian, VA. She was born September 10, 1917 in Providence RI, the daughter of John and Mary (McNamara) McSweeny .She married Leonard Walter on September 20, 1947. Mr. He died in 2005 at age 90. Mrs. Walter spent most of her adult life in Rock Falls, IL, where she...

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Matthew Wayne Finnicum

Matthew Wayne Finnicum

April 20, 1959 — August 27, 2012
Service: August 31, 2012

Matthew Wayne Finnicum, age 53, of Sterling died Monday, August 27, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford. Matthew was born April 20, 1959 in Sterling, the son of Howard and Constance "Connie" Barnes. He was a press operator at Lawrence Brothers Hardware in Sterling for many years. Survivors include his son; Matthew Finnicum of Sterling, his former wife Kim Finnicum of Sterling, and one sister; Dawn (Aldie) Siperly of Sterling. ...

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Richard Harold Gors

Richard Harold Gors

September 23, 1937 — August 26, 2012
Service: No Services

Richard Harold Gors, age 74, of Sterling died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Coventry Living Center. Richard was born September 23, 1937 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Violet (Miller) Gors. He worked as a machine operator and a security guard at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for many years and served his country in the US Army. Survivors include one son; Leland Gors of Antioch, one daughter; Melinda (Jeff) Bagg of Davis Junction...

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Rosemary Van Meter

Rosemary Van Meter

September 2, 1925 — August 24, 2012
Service: August 28, 2012

Rosemary E. Van Meter, age 86, died Friday August 24, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Rosemary was born September 2, 1925 in Mound City the daughter of George and Nora (Buckles) Parker. She married Charles Van Meter on December 23, 1939 in Charleston, Mo.. He preceded her November 20, 1968. Rosemary retired from Knowles Electronics in Franklin Park. Survivors include, one son, John (Carmen) Van Meter of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two...

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James Joyce

James Joyce

September 29, 1916 — August 22, 2012
Service: August 28, 2012

James A. Joyce, age 95, of Sterling, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. James was born September 29, 1916 in Wadena, Iowa the son of John and Catherine Anne (Cavaney) Joyce. He married Doris Albert on July 16, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa. She died on December 31, 2002. He owned and operated Metallurgical in Rock Falls for 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include...

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Susan L. Sickler

Susan L. Sickler

October 19, 1956 — August 22, 2012
Service: No Services

Susan L. Sickler, 55 of Rock Falls died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Born October 19, 1956 in Miami, Fla. she was a daughter of Donald Ray and Maxine (Starkey) Mankamyer. She married Cyrus J. Sickler, Sr. on August 14, 1979 in Lake Worth, Fla. Survivors include her former husband Cyrus of Rock Falls; daughters Amy White of California and Crystal Sickler of Rock Falls; a son Cyrus Sickler, Jr. of California;...

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Mark A. Musgrave

Mark A. Musgrave

March 14, 1967 — August 21, 2012
Service: August 24, 2012

Mark A. Musgrave, 45, of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Mark was born March 14, 1967 in Lamar, Missouri a son of Dalton R. and Patricia (Garcia) Musgrave. He was a carpenter by trade. Surviving are his mother Patricia Mazziotta, of Sterling; his father Dalton (Ruth) Musgrave of Indianapolis, Indiana; 2 daughters Danielle Musgrave of Sterling and Autumn Musgrave of Rock Falls; a sister Jacqueline Musgrave-Harrington of Sterling;...

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Frank Baumgart

Frank Baumgart

June 9, 2012 — August 20, 2012
Service: No Services

STERLING,IL – Frank A. Baumgart, 88 of Sterling died Monday August 20, 2012 at Polo Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 9, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Frank J. and Edna M. (Heinz) Baumgart and was a veteran of WW II having served in the US Navy. He married Virginia M. Jorgensen on August 1, 1953 in Milwaukee. Frank served as plant manager at Metal Spinners, Inc in Rock Falls for 30 years retiring in August 1989. He was a member...

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