Obituaries

Richard Reecher

May 3, 1949 — June 11, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Richard A. Reecher, age 63, died Monday June 11, 2012 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Richard was born on May 3, 1949 in Sterling the son of Lester and Evelyn (Reed) Reecher. He worked at Micro Gear, Manufacturing in Rock Falls for several years. Survivors include one brother, Gary Reecher of Sterling. Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory...

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Edith Hoster

October 7, 1946 — June 10, 2012
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Edith J. Hoster, age 83, of Sterling died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at CGH Medical Center. Edith was born March 13, 1929 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Edson and Edna Smith. She married Robert Hoster on October 7, 1946 in Sterling. Her beloved husband died on April 20, 2000. Edith was a member of the Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. She worked at General Electric in Morrison for 17 years. She was an active member of Rock Falls VFW Post...

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Michael Magon

Michael Magon

February 19, 1968 — June 10, 2012
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Temecula, CA - Michael E. Magon, 44 of Temecula, CA, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. Michael was born February 19, 1968, in Sterling, IL; the son of John and Bonnie (Minnich) Magon. He married Crystal S. Kuhns on July 5, 1997, in Oceanside, CA. He served in the U.S. Marines Corp, obtaining rank of MSgt and retired after 20 years of service in 2006. He was honored with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement...

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Gerald L. Wilson

July 20, 1938 — June 10, 2012
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Gerald L. Wilson, age 73, of Prophetstown died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his home. Gerald was born July 20, 1938 in Escanaba, MI, the son of William and Myra (Fallmer) Wilson. He married Judy Newlon on May 23, 1964, she died January 7, 2008. He owned Printshop Graphic Concepts in Hillsdale for many years. He also served in the US Army. Survivors include one daughter, Dawn (Mel) Arians of Sterling; two sons, Steven Wilson of Dixon, and Daniel ...

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Enid Bauer

October 7, 1921 — June 9, 2012
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Enid Bauer, age 90, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, June 09, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Enid was born October 7, 1921 in Cwmparc, Gelli, South Wales, Great Britain, the daughter of Thomas Edward and Grace Mathilda (Glass) Nutt. She married Arnold C. Bauer on July 20, 1946 in South Wales, Great Britain, Arnold died August 8, 2000. Enid came to the US in 1947. Enid was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. She...

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Bernice A. Murphy

Bernice A. Murphy

September 26, 1909 — June 9, 2012
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STERLING - Bernice A. Murphy, 102 of Sterling died Saturday June 9, 2012 at her home. She was born on September 26, 1909 in Elkton, SD the daughter of Charley and Ethel (Scaman) Brown. She married Joseph P. Murphy on October 25, 1930 in Morrison. He died September 22, 1990. Bernice was a current member of St. Mary Church, Sterling and a past member for 60 years of St. Patrick Church in Dixon where she was active in N.I.A.M. Chapter. She was a...

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Randel Stoudt

December 17, 1950 — June 9, 2012
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Randel Grant Stoudt Randel Grant Stoudt, age 61, of Sterling, left for his final long, strange trip on June 9, 2012 at home due to a long illness. Randy was born on December 17, 1950 to LeRoy and Bertha (Ohda) Stoudt in Sterling. He served in the Army as a medic with HQ Batry, 1st Bn, 92 Arty in Vietnam. He loved going to concerts, especially Grateful Dead shows, fishing, riding his bicycle, and spending time with his friends, family and...

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Ruth Sharp

February 2, 1928 — June 8, 2012
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Ruth L. Sharp, age 84, of Sterling, died Friday, June 08, 2012 at her home. Ruth was born February 2, 1928 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of George and Ruth (Comstock) Thomson. She married Warren Sharp on July 14, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sterling. Ruth was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Company as a telephone tester for 37 years. She and her husband are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Sterling. Survivors include...

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Stanley E. Meier

June 12, 1940 — June 6, 2012
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PROPHETSTOWN- Stanley E. Meier, 71, of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Prophets Good Samaritan Home, Prophetstown. He was a farmer and trucker for several years in Prophetstown. He was born June 12, 1940 in Prophetstown a son of Harold F. and Ruby (Dersham) Meier. He married Virginia Plautz on July 5, 1964 in Prophetstown. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Survivors include his wife Virginia of...

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Margaret Mary Aldrich

July 31, 1918 — June 5, 2012
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STERLING - Margaret Mary Aldrich, 93, of Sterling, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1918 in Tampico, the daughter of John and Mary Anna (Leininger) Lauff. She was a 1937 graduate of Community Catholic High School in Sterling and attended Brown's Business College. She had worked for a very brief period at the Social Security Admin in Washington, DC. She married Lawrence N. Aldrich September 7, 1948 in Tampico, IL....

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