Obituaries

Alice M. Hansen

Alice M. Hansen

August 6, 1937 — June 28, 2018
Service: No Services

Alice M. (DeMay) Hansen Alice M. (DeMay) Hansen, age 80, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at her home. Alice was born August 6, 1937 in Annawan, IL the daughter of Pete and Louise (Specht) DeMay. She married David F. Hansen on August 25, 1955 in Hernando, Miss. He preceded her in death on November 6, 2014. Dave and Alice owned and operated Dave's Service Station in Prophetstown for which Alice did the bookwork from 1966-2017....

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Deborah Mae Mitchem

Deborah Mae Mitchem

January 6, 1945 — June 27, 2018
Service: June 30, 2018

Deborah M. Mitchem, 73, of Rock Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, June 27, 2018 at CGH Medical Center surrounded by her children. Deb was born on January 6, 1945 in Mercer County, West Virginia to Maynard and Rosa (Spencer) O'Dell. She married Jimmy Mitchem on April 26, 1963 in Virginia. He preceded her in death on January 13, 2007. Deb worked at Wahl Clipper for 13 years. Those surviving include her daughter, Lori Pauley ...

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William R. Bollman

William R. Bollman

October 10, 1959 — June 25, 2018
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DIXON – William R. Bollman, age 58, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. William was born on October 10, 1959 in Dixon the son of Rodney and Georgiana (Stiles) Bollman. He married Suzanne Beaman on May 5, 1990 in Dixon. William was employed for 19 years with the Highway Maintenance Department of the Illinois Department of Transportation in Dixon. Survivors include, his wife, Suzanne of Dixon; his parents of Dixon; one...

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Ruth F. Bohms

Ruth F. Bohms

June 25, 1922 — June 24, 2018
Service: June 29, 2018

Waukesha, Wis., - Ruth F. Bohms, formerly of Rock Falls, age 95, Entered into Heaven Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, Wis. with her family at her side. Ruth was born on June 25, 1922 in Oak Harbor, Ohio the daughter of Noah and Anna (Gardner) LaBine. She married Harold A. Bohms on November 11, 1943 in Rock Falls. He died on January 11, 1998. Ruth worked as gun maker for Ares in Port Clinton OH at Camp...

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Jorge Serena Garibay

Jorge Serena Garibay

January 25, 1930 — June 24, 2018
Service: June 26, 2018

Jorge Serena Garibay, 88, of Sterling, died on Sunday morning, June 24, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on January 25, 1930 in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico to Ramon Garibay Ortega and Emilia Serena Izarraraz. He was united in marriage to Maria Pilar Silva on October 13, 1956 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Chicago. Mary preceded him in death on January 24, 2014. Jorge was an electrician for over 50 years and had...

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Antonia "Tony" Echebarria

Antonia "Tony" Echebarria

July 19, 1944 — June 23, 2018
Service: No Services

STERLING – Antonio "Tony" Echebarria, age 73, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Citadel of Sterling. Tony was born on July 19, 1944 in Sterling the son of Exiquio and Maria (Rodriguez) Echebarria. He was employed as a Machinist for 15 years with the Sterling Foundry. Tony was a member of the former Tabernacle Christian Church in Sterling. Survivors include, one sister, Maria Moncivias of Sterling; one brother, John Echebarria of...

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Donald Gascoigne

Donald Gascoigne

January 14, 1965 — June 22, 2018
Service: June 27, 2018

STERLING – Donald E. Gascoigne, 53 of rural Sterling died peacefully Friday June 22, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 14, 1965 in Dixon, the son of Donald Ray and Kathleen Mary (Payne) Gascoigne. He attended St. Mary School in Dixon and was a 1983 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling. He married Joan Schultz on August 17, 1985 in Sterling. Don had been a farmer. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church....

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Robert E.  Houck

Robert E. Houck

April 13, 1931 — June 21, 2018
Service: June 26, 2018

FRANKLIN GROVE – Robert E. Houck, age 87, formerly of Rock Falls died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Meadows Assisted Living in Franklin Grove. Robert was born on April 13, 1931 in Woosung the son of John and Sadie (Farster) Houck. He married Ruth Marshall on December 31, 1960 in LeClaire, Iowa. She died October 17, 2009. His greatest joys came in sharing his loving, kindness to children; and especially his two granddaughters, Sadie and Vivian...

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Allen E. Crotts, Sr.

Allen E. Crotts, Sr.

March 9, 1937 — June 19, 2018
Service: June 23, 2018

GALESBURG – Allen E. Crotts, Sr., age 81, formerly of Rock Falls died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Marigold Nursing and Rehabilitation in Galesburg. Allen was born on March 9, 1937 in Rock Falls the son of Frank and Bertha (Alexander) Crotts. He married Dorothea Craig on October 25, 1975 in Prophetstown. She died February 24, 2005. Allen was employed with Micro Industries retiring in 1998. Survivors include four daughters, Robin Martinez...

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Donald S. Mulnix

Donald S. Mulnix

July 30, 1944 — June 19, 2018
Service: June 25, 2018

Donald S. Mulnix Donald S. Mulnix, age 73, of Morrison, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Donald was born July 30, 1944 in Carroll County, IL the son of Virgil and Grace (Paschal) Mulnix. He served in the US Army and later was employed at GE for 34 years retiring on November 1, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Tamara (Edward) Hamilton of Clinton, Iowa and Angela (Richard) Lance of Rock Falls; one...

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