Obituaries

Lowell E. Anderson

November 15, 1953 — September 30, 2017
Service: October 7, 2017

Lowell Anderson, 64, of Galt, died on Saturday morning, September 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 15, 1953 in Sterling to Ernest Leroy and Lois Marie (Lauff) Anderson. He married Linda Weigle on November 27, 1976 in Sterling. Lowell was a truck driver with Hopkins Township for 10 years, previously working for TMC for 9 years. He enjoyed farming, being outdoors, milking cows, working in the field and camping. He was...

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Carl D. Donovan

Carl D. Donovan

November 19, 1943 — September 30, 2017
Service: October 3, 2017

STERLING- Carl Donovan, age 73, died at home surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness Saturday, September 30, 2017. Carl was born on November 19, 1943 the son of Nathan Charles and Reta Alice (Adams) Donovan. He married Sheila Ann Cook on April 25, 1979. Carl was employed as a Head Wiper for 32 years at Northwestern Steel & Wire retiring in 2004. Survivors include, his wife Sheila of Sterling; three daughters, Dawn...

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Lynda F. Smith

Lynda F. Smith

July 8, 1946 — September 30, 2017
Service: October 5, 2017

COLETA – Lynda F. Smith, age 71, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Mercy Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford. Lynda was born on July 8, 1946 in Stockton, Calif. the daughter of Robert L and Faye (Newton) Webb. She married Harold Smith on June 17, 1967 in Coleta. She did office work in various local churches before retirement. Lynda was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Sterling where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also...

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Eileen M. Miller

Eileen M. Miller

December 22, 1923 — September 26, 2017
Service: October 7, 2017

Eileen M. Miller, 93, of Sterling, died on Tuesday afternoon, September 26, 2017 at Resthave Home in Morrison. She was born on December 22, 1923 in Avon, Illinois to Earl J. and Lavina (Cooper) Utsinger. She married O. Laymond Miller on February 28, 1941. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1997. Eileen was a 1940 graduate of Avon High School. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf and bowling. She was most known among family for her...

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Gladys E.  Schreiner

Gladys E. Schreiner

January 25, 1920 — September 26, 2017
Service: No Services

Gladys E. Schreiner, age 97 of Rock Falls, passed away, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 25, 1920 in Stockton, Ill., the daughter of George and Tyrissia Evans. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Everett Schreiner. Gladys is survived by one son, Gary of Rock Falls; three grandsons, Gregory of Colorado, Steve (Teresa) of Sterling and Bradley (Billy Jo) of...

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Diane M. Chojnacki

Diane M. Chojnacki

April 25, 1938 — September 24, 2017
Service: September 30, 2017

Diane M. Chojnacki Diane M. Chojnacki, age 79, of Sterling, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home. Diane was born April 25, 1938 in Chicago the daughter of Jerry and Mildred (Strong) Urban. She married Leonard Chojnacki on November 19, 1955 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2004. She was employed as a travel agent for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Holly White of Sterling and Anne Walsh of...

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Regina D. Fistler

Regina D. Fistler

October 24, 1956 — September 23, 2017
Service: September 30, 2017

Regina D Fistler, 60 of Sterling died Saturday September 23, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on October 24, 1956 in Russellville, KY the daughter of Paul and Lula (Fuller) Jones. She had worked at the former Costal Truck/gas station in Rock Falls; as a dispatcher for Book Trucking and for approximately 12 years she worked as a dispatcher for Cindy's Trucking. Regina was a hard worker throughout her life and loved her...

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Patsy Y. Fulton

February 3, 1942 — September 23, 2017
Service: September 28, 2017

Patsy Fulton, 75 of Sterling died Saturday September 23, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 3, 1942 in Hoxie, AR the daughter of John B. and Clara G. (Ball) Fry. She was a 1960 graduate of Rock Falls High School and an 1964 graduate of KSB Hospital Nursing School. She married Ronald L. Fulton on March 5, 1966 in Sterling. Patsy had served as a school nurse with Unit 5 at Washington for 13 years retiring in 1997. She was a member of...

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Bradley Lockie Billings

Bradley Lockie Billings

July 20, 1920 — September 22, 2017
Service: September 26, 2017

STERLING, IL – Bradley Lockie Billings, 97 died Friday September 22, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. She was born on July 20, 1920 in Gary, West Virginia the daughter of Robert and Purle Beatrice (Dowell) Duncan. She married Joe William Billings Sr on July 18, 1936 in Welch, West Virginia. He died November 20, 2010. She had worked at the former National Manufacturing Co retiring in 1986. She was a member of the former Rock Falls...

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Melinda R Guentert

Melinda R Guentert

November 30, 1929 — September 22, 2017
Service: September 27, 2017

STERLING – Melinda R. Guentert, 87 of Sterling died Friday September 22, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Melinda was born on November 30, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Jessie and Maria Gonzalez. She worked as an aide in health care. She married Rudolph Galvan Sr in January 1949 in Dixon. He died September 29, 1999. She then married Frank Guentert on November 29, 2000. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she was...

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