Obituaries

Clifford Garriott, Jr.

Clifford Garriott, Jr.

June 13, 1930 — November 21, 2017
Service: November 27, 2017

Clifford Garriott Jr, 87 of Sterling died Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion. He was born on June 13, 1930 in DeWitt, IL the son of Clifford and Helen Virginia (Leisner) Garriott Sr. and was a graduate of Sterling High School. Clifford served in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Ruth C. Janssen on February 3, 1952 in Sterling. Clifford was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Sterling; a charter member of the...

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Ruth A. Wolf

Ruth A. Wolf

July 4, 1954 — November 21, 2017
Service: November 27, 2017

Milledgeville- Ruth A. Wolf, 63, of Milledgeville, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Mt. Carroll. She was born on July 4, 1954 in Madison, Wisc. to Chester and Joyce (Fey) Strehlow. She married William Wolf on December 9, 1972 at Milledgeville Brethren Church in Milledgeville. Ruth was a custodian with Milledgeville-Chadwick School System for 23 years. She had previously been employed with Franz Manufacturing...

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Roberta Anne Cummings

Roberta Anne Cummings

October 24, 1954 — November 20, 2017
Service: November 24, 2017

Roberta A. Cummings, 63, of Chadwick, died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago. Roberta was born on October 24, 1954 in Dixon to Robert Carson and Anna Rose (Huffstutler) Davis. She married David Cummings on June 9, 1973 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. She worked at Morrison Community Hospital as a human resource assistant for 16 years. Roberta enjoyed the outdoors especially boating...

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Jane M. Fonder

Jane M. Fonder

October 20, 2017 — November 20, 2017
Service: November 25, 2017

Jane Marie Fonder, age 97, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2017, from her home in the company of her loving family in Sterling. Jane Fonder was born Jane Marie Schoenberg on October 7, 1920, in El Rosa, Minnesota, to Leo and Clara (Virnig) Schoenberg. She was one of four children in her family. She married Dr. Aelred Fonder on May 13, 1946, at All Saints Catholic Church in Portland, Ore. He passed on May 9, of 2003.She...

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Larry  Paxton

Larry Paxton

August 21, 1929 — November 20, 2017
Service: November 29, 2017

Larry Lee Paxton, age 88 of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home. Larry was born on August 21, 1929 in Prophetstown, the son of Charles and Sylvia (Eggert) Paxton. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He farmed in the Prophetstown area from 1975-2000 and also was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire from 1956-200. Larry was a member of the Prophetstown American Legion and St. Catherine...

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John "Bob"  Atilano

John "Bob" Atilano

April 14, 1952 — November 19, 2017
Service: November 25, 2017

John "Bob" Atilano, 65, of Rock Falls, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Bob was born April 14, 1952, in Savanna, the son of John and Anne Atilano. He graduated in 1970 from Newman High School. On April 15, 1972, he married Joan Johnson. He then began working at Northwestern Steel & Wire, P.A. plant for 25 years. In the 1980s, Bob started his construction business, Atilano Home Improvement, and enjoyed his many projects, and especially...

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Darlene Kereven

Darlene Kereven

March 16, 1920 — November 19, 2017
Service: November 22, 2017

STERLING -Darlene Kereven passed away Sunday November 19th at the grand old age of 97 She was born March, 16, 1920 in Harmon, Illinois the daughter of James Luther Hicks and Nancy Anna (Bowles) Hicks. She married Edwin Kereven in June of 1962. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was a hairdresser for many years, finally retiring in 2000 at the age of 80. She was a long time member of Wesley United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary...

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Jack W.  Radke

Jack W. Radke

March 27, 1932 — November 19, 2017
Service: November 22, 2017

Jack W. Radke, 85 of Sterling, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. Jack was born on March 27, 1932 in Elgin, the son of Walter and Hazel (Meline) Radke. He served in the United States Coast Guard in the 1950's. Jack graduated from Elgin Community College and then attended Columbia College. He married Carol Massey on September 2, 1958 in Sterling. Jack worked for local radio stations, WSSQ, WJVM and WSDR, for more than 60 years until...

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Nancy J. Freid

January 21, 1939 — November 17, 2017
Service: No Services

Nancy J. Freid, 78 of Sterling died Friday November 17, 2017 at her home. She was born January 21, 1939 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Harley and Lena (Martingileo) McCammond. She married Robert L. Freid September 13, 1974 in Rockford. She was a member of St Andrew Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert; her sons: Michael (Jandy) Jenkins of Rockford and Steven (Laurie) Jenkins of Peoria, AZ; her brother John McCammond; 5...

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Connie C. Jackson

Connie C. Jackson

July 13, 1957 — November 17, 2017
Service: November 22, 2017

Connie C. Jackson Connie C. Jackson, age 60, of Lyndon, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at her home. Connie was born July 13, 1957 in Morrison the daughter of Ralph and Coletta (Wand) Koehn. She married Merle Jackson in July of 1995 in Morrison and was employed at Sterling Medical Supplies for 26 years. Survivors include her husband of Lyndon; one daughter, Tiffany (Ron) Coleman of Prophetstown; one son, Shawn (Tina) Buckley of Annawan;...

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