Obituaries

Helen A. Harting

Helen A. Harting

July 30, 1921 — August 20, 2012
Service: August 24, 2012

Helen Anna (Hayen) Harting, 91, went to be with her Lord on August 20, 2012 at Coventry Village, Sterling. She was born July 30, 1921 the daughter of Wilhelm Alfred and Tina Gesine (Hinrichs) Hayen. She married Milton Harting June 20, 1947 and they celebrated 65 years together this past June. She was a long time member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She worked at National Manufacturing for 21 years, retiring in July of 1989 at the age of 68. ...

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Gladys M. Immel

Gladys M. Immel

February 15, 1926 — August 15, 2012
Service: August 18, 2012

Gladys Mae Immel, 86 of Rock Falls died Wednesday August 15, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on February 15, 1926 in New Bedford, the daughter of Charley and Bertha (Kerber) Lang. She married Tracy W. Immel on August 23, 1942 in Manlius. He died May 2, 1997. Gladys worked for a period of time at the former Prince Castle in Sterling and later was employed at the former General Electric in Morrison retiring in 1989. She was a...

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Shane Allen Lutz

Shane Allen Lutz

April 27, 1978 — August 15, 2012
Service: August 27, 2012

Shane Allen Lutz, 34, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. died Wednesday, August 15, 2012. He was born April 27, 1978 in Sterling the son of Todd and Mary (Lesniewski) Lutz. He moved to Hilton Head Island in 1997. He is survived by his ex-wife, Jill Lutz; a son Blake Lutz; a daughter, Brea Lutz; a sister Stacy Justin Morse of Sterling; a brother Tony Lutz of Owasso, Okla.; his stepfather Dan Lesniewski; and a stepsister Danielle Lesniewski both...

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Mary Witmer

Mary Witmer

May 3, 1924 — August 15, 2012
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – Mary Elizabeth Witmer, age 88, died at her home Wednesday August 15, 2012. Mary was born May 3, 1924 in Polo the daughter of Charles Edward and Florence Evelyn (Sweitzer) Nailor. She married Frank J. Masini on August 9, 1942 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death May 8, 1967. Mary later married Henry A. Witmer on October 18, 1969 in Rock Falls. He preceded her January 15, 2007. Mary was a homemaker and member of the First...

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Dorothy J. Pannell

Dorothy J. Pannell

November 7, 1937 — August 14, 2012
Service: August 20, 2012

Dorothy J. Pannell, 74, of Thomson, IL, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Mercy Living Center, Clinton, IA. Dorothy was born November 7, 1937, the daughter of J. Edward and Bernadette (Foreman) Kustes. She married Robert Pannell on April 23, 1960, in Fulton, IL. She was educated in the Smith rural school and graduated from Fulton High School. Dorothy grew up on the family farm in Fulton, until she attended Mount St. Clare College,...

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Neva L Deets

May 20, 1928 — August 12, 2012
Service: August 16, 2012

Neva L. Deets, 84 of Sterling died Sunday August 12, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Ethel, MO the daughter of John Albert and Geneva Mae (Dunseith) Rockwell. She married Mervin Deets on May 5, 1946 in Rock Falls. He died January 13, 2006. Neva was employed at the former Lawrence Brother's Hardware in Sterling for 25 years retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls. ...

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Margaret Ann Dunne

Margaret Ann Dunne

July 22, 1932 — August 12, 2012
Service: No Services

Margaret Ann Dunne, age 80 of Sterling, died Sunday, August 12, 2012. Margaret was born July 22, 1932 in Polo, the daughter of George and Urith (Bunnell) Wagner. She worked at Lawrence Brothers Hardware as a packaging machine operator. Survivors include one son; Richard (Lisa) Wolf, Jr., two sisters; Donna Wagner of Colorado, and Laura (Lester) Slater of August, GA, two brothers; Bill Wagner of Rock Falls, and Dave (Carla) Wagner of Polo,...

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Emma V. Jarvis

Emma V. Jarvis

July 29, 1926 — August 12, 2012
Service: August 16, 2012

Emma V. Jarvis, 86, of Sterling, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion. Mrs. Jarvis was born July 29, 1926 in Pitts, Arkansas, a daughter of Homer and Lillie (Cox) Foster. In 1943 she was united in marriage to Leslie Wade. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1960. On November 1, 1963 she married Eugene Jarvis in Newport, Arkansas. He died in 1986. Emma was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls and enjoyed...

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Harriet J VanDerLeest

June 20, 1932 — August 12, 2012
Service: August 17, 2012

Harriet J. VanDerLeest, 80 of Morrison, died Sunday August 12, 2012 at her home. She was born on June 20, 1932 in Morrison, the daughter of Dick J. and Willemina (Vos) Bush and attended Morrison Schools. She married Donald VanDerLeest on June 27, 1952 in Morrison. Harriet was employed by Morrison School District as bookkeeper/treasurer for many years; was co-owner of the former Morrison Locker Service with her husband Don; and had worked as a...

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Ronald E. Whitebread

Ronald E. Whitebread

February 14, 1947 — August 11, 2012
Service: October 27, 2012

CHANDLER, Ariz. –Ronald E. Whitebread, 65, of Chandler, Ariz. passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix.†He worked in sales all his life. He was born Feb. 14, 1947, in Sterling, to Edward and Helene (Rice) Whitebread. He was a graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling and St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He is survived by his two daughters, Renae M. (Steven) Murphy of...

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