Obituaries

Mauricio Granados

Mauricio Granados

July 19, 1941 — October 25, 2012
Service: October 29, 2012

Mauricio Granados, age 71 of Sterling died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Mauricio was born July 19, 1941 in El Salvador, the son of Domingo and Maria Granados. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Mauricio worked as a laborer at Gate City Steel for more than 30 years after retiring in 2001. He first married Matilde Carrillo-Melendez in 1964 in Chicago, she died September 4,...

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Antonio "Tony" Leal

Antonio "Tony" Leal

January 24, 1954 — October 24, 2012
Service: October 29, 2012

Antonio "Tony" Leal, 58, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at his home. Born January 24, 1954 in Savanna, Illinois he was a son of Toribio and Nestoria (Rodriguez) Leal. He married Darlene Stombaugh on October 16, 2012 in Rock Falls. Antonio worked at Henry Pratt in Dixon for 25 years. He was a US Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Darlene of Rock Falls; his mother, Nestoria of Rock Falls; two daughters, Tanya (Jeff)...

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William A. Cardwell

William A. Cardwell

December 12, 1948 — October 23, 2012
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – William A. "Bill" Cardwell, 63 of Rock Falls died Tuesday October 23, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on December 12, 1948 in Logan, West Virgina, the son of Ralph and Mary Ellen (Edmondson) Cardwell. He married Linda Pratt. Bill work at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling. After their closure, he opened C & K Under Car Specialists in Sterling. Bill was a loving husband, and the best dad and...

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Elwin J. Brandt

September 22, 1919 — October 21, 2012
Service: October 24, 2012

Elwin J. Brandt, age 93, of Sterling passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Elwin was born September 22, 1919 in Lyndon Township, the son of Arthur and Edna (Parnham) Brandt. He married Marjorie Stinemyer on December 2, 1939 in Clinton. Elwin was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Rock Falls, and the Sterling Family Moose Club. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, watching the Chicago Cubs, and playing cards. Survivors include his wife;...

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Patricia L. Stutzke

Patricia L. Stutzke

September 6, 1923 — October 21, 2012
Service: October 27, 2012

Patricia L. Stutzke, 89 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion. She was a supervisor at Prince Castle for 20 years, retiring in 1971. Born September 6, 1923 in Rushville, IL, she was the daughter of Earl S. and Marion L. (Dunegan) Prince. She married Lawrence O. Stutzke in 1971. He preceded her in death in 1983. Patricia was a member of the Sterling First church of the Nazarene. Surviving are 3 daughters...

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Casey D. Bell

Casey D. Bell

July 14, 1977 — October 20, 2012
Service: October 25, 2012

Casey D. Bell, age 35, of Genoa died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at home. Casey was born July 14, 1977 in Sterling the son of Dennis and Gail (Deadmond) Bell. He served as his mother's caretaker for many years. Casey enjoyed racing RC cars and was a member of the Subaru Enthusiast of America. Survivors include his mother; Gail Bell of Rockford, his girlfriend; Marcie Guerrero, her daughter; Taylor Aldridge, one son; Austin Johnson of...

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Carlyle E. Sandrock

Carlyle E. Sandrock

August 27, 1930 — October 20, 2012
Service: October 24, 2012

Carlyle Ernest Sandrock, 82, passed away October 20, 2012, at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Carlyle was born August 27, 1930, in Prophetstown, the son of Ernest and Berniece Sandrock. Carlyle married Audrey Ackland, December 10, 1950, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. They celebrated 61 happy years of marriage and are the parents of four children. Survivors include his loving wife, Audrey; four children, Mark ...

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Wilson "Mac" McCullough

May 20, 1932 — October 19, 2012
Service: October 24, 2012

DIXON – Wilson E. "Mac" McCullough, age 80, died Friday October 19, 2012 at Pleasant View Rehab & Health Center, Morrison. Mac was born on May 20, 1932 in Webb, Miss. the son of Wilson W. and Jewel (Scott) McCullough. He married Martha Cooper on July 21, 1957 in Clinton, Ill. Mac was employed as a maintenance supervisor at Northwestern Steel & Wire Company for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Martha of Dixon; three sons, Gary ...

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Barry E. Fogarty

Barry E. Fogarty

December 24, 1943 — October 18, 2012
Service: October 22, 2012

Barry E. Fogarty, 68, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling. Born December 24, 1943 in Evergreen Park, he was a son of James and Jane (Richmond) Fogarty. Barry worked at Lawrence Brothers for 15 years. He married Sue Talcott on May 2, 1964. He later married Kathryn L. Williams on October 14, 1989. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2010. Barry was a member of the Rock Falls Eagles Club...

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Robert Henry Sharp

Robert Henry Sharp

March 7, 1923 — October 14, 2012
Service: October 19, 2012

Reverend Robert Henry Sharp, age 89, of Rock Falls died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at CGH Medical Center surrounded by his family. Robert was born March 7, 1923 in Rock Falls, the son of William and Nancy (Lewis) Sharp. He married Glenda V. Rippy on November 12, 1942 in Wayland, MO, she died June 12, 2004. Robert served in the US Army and was in World War II and the Pacific Theater. He was a Co-founder of the GI Gospel Hour. Robert was a master...

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