Obituaries

Nicolas Velasquez, Sr.

Nicolas Velasquez, Sr.

December 23, 1924 — August 4, 2017
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – Nicolas Velasquez, Sr, age 92, died at home Friday, August 4, 2017. Nicolas was born on December 23, 1924 in Cabana, Peru, South America the son of Augusto and Maria (Quinonez) Velasquez. He married Nelly Maravi on May 17, 1956 in Lima, Peru. Nicolas was employed as an Attorney for 39 years retiring in 1989. He enjoyed reading and traveling with his wife Nelly and son Nicolas Jr. Survivors include, his wife, Nelly of Rock...

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John "Jack"  Keleher

John "Jack" Keleher

November 12, 1930 — August 3, 2017
Service: August 7, 2017

John "Jack" William Keleher, of Rock Falls, was born in Sublette, IL on November 12, 1930 to John R. Keleher and Evelyn (Babe) Keleher, and grew up in Walnut, IL with sisters, Mary Ann (Gaunt-Rockford) and Linda (Carr-Walnut). He passed away at Morningside of Sterling on August 3rd, 2017 at the age of 86. He attended Walnut Schools and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a Flight Engineer and Mechanic on B-29 and B-47 bombers...

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Daniel F. Dugal, Sr.

Daniel F. Dugal, Sr.

September 9, 1945 — August 1, 2017
Service: August 4, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Daniel Dugal Sr., age 71, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Daniel was born on September 9, 1945 in Waterville, Maine the son of Alyre and Francis (Veigue) Dugal. He married Patricia VonBank on August 5, 1970 in Elk Point, S.D. Daniel was employed as a Furnace Operator at Northwestern Steel & Wire, Sterling for 27 years retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness,...

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Benjamin L. Kingery

Benjamin L. Kingery

April 7, 1926 — July 31, 2017
Service: August 11, 2017

Benjamin Leon Kingery, 91, of Rock Falls, died July 31, 2017 at the Dixon Rehabilitation and Care Center in Dixon Illinois. Mr. Kingery was born April 7, 1926 in Springpoint Twp. Cumberland County Illinois, the son of Ben Esau and Blanche (Scott) Kingery. On March 18, 1950, he married Dorothy Ann Landis in Gary Indiana. To this union was born one son, Gordon. July 7, 1955, Ben married Eloise I. (Kaufman) Ernst, in Dubuque Iowa. To...

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Harold Michler

Harold Michler

July 22, 1923 — July 29, 2017
Service: August 5, 2017

STERLING – Harold W. Michler, 94 of Sterling died Saturday July 29, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on July 22, 1923 in Little Black, WI the son of Walter Carl and Elsie Ida (Neese) Michler. He served in the US Navy during WW II. He married Dorothy L. Etter on December 21, 1946 in Chicago. She died December 23, 1998. Harold began his long and successful 40 plus year career at IMECO as a draftsman, later as an engineer ,...

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Robert C. Schmidt

Robert C. Schmidt

July 12, 1938 — July 29, 2017
Service: August 3, 2017

Robert "Bob" C. Schmidt Robert "Bob" C. Schmidt, age 79, of Lanark, formerly of Polo, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Bob was born July 12, 1938 in Chicago the son of Carl and Florence (Buman) Schmidt. He served in the US Army and later married Judith Mason on February 15, 1964 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wheaton. Bob was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for many years. He also...

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Alberta I Herrera

Alberta I Herrera

January 17, 1931 — July 28, 2017
Service: No Services

Alberta I. Herrera, age 86 of Sterling, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Alberta was born on January 17, 1931 in Sterling, the daughter of Albert Otten and Bessie (Craig) Beggs. She married Pedro "Pete" Herrera. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2001. Alberta worked at Farm and Fleet in Sterling for 25 years, retiring in 1996. She was a past member of the Eagle's Club. She enjoyed reading, going to the...

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Milo O. Mundorff

Milo O. Mundorff

July 28, 1917 — July 28, 2017
Service: August 4, 2017

Milo O. Mundorff, Jr, age 100 formerly of Sterling, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at the LaSalle Veteran's Home. Milo was born on July 28, 1917 in Millsboro, South Dakota, the son of Milo Sr. and Ida Mundorff. He was a United States Army Airforce Veteran and served in WWII as a pilot. He married Ruth Irene Sowers on August 11, 1944 in Warrensburg, Missouri. She preceded him in death on December 3, 2008. Milo was a mail carrier in rural Sterling...

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Virgil F. Plautz

Virgil F. Plautz

January 12, 1942 — July 27, 2017
Service: July 31, 2017

PROPHETSTOWN, IL – Virgil F. Plautz, 75 of Prophetstown died Thursday July 27, 2017 at his home He was born on January 12, 1942 in Rock Falls, the son of Delbert and Cassie (Stern) Plautz. He married Sandra K. Lear on November 23, 1963 in Washburn, IL. Virgil had farmed for over 50 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown; the Tampico Lions Club and a past commissioner of the Union Special TPH...

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Barbara Ann Froeter

Barbara Ann Froeter

June 19, 1932 — July 24, 2017
Service: August 5, 2017

Barbara Ann Froeter, age 85 passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Sterling, Illinois. Barb was born in Manlius, Illinois on June 19, 1932, daughter of the late Ray and Florence Kuepker. She lived on a farm with her three sisters and brother before leaving the area to be a flight attendant for Capital Airlines. She returned to marry and raise a family. Barb was a consummate mother and homemaker, adventurer and world traveler, artist and...

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