Obituaries

Laura Mae North

Laura Mae North

January 16, 1943 — June 15, 2017
Service: June 23, 2017

Laura Mae North, 74, a longtime resident of Sterling, IL went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 15, 2017. She was born January 16, 1943 to Cecil and Jane (Bitner) North and raised in Youngstown, Ohio before moving to Cleveland where she worked for State Farm Insurance for many years. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Cecil (Joe), George and a sister Florence. She is survived by many nieces and nephews...

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Glenn Alan Sauter

Glenn Alan Sauter

May 16, 1951 — June 12, 2017
Service: June 17, 2017

Glenn A. Sauter, 66 died Monday June 12, 2017 at Rockford Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on May 16, 1951 in Chicago, the son of John Wesley and Evelyn Martha (Lietzow) Sauter. He earned his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in 1973 from Millikin University; a Master of Business Administration in 1982 from Loyola University; History Major – Second Certification in 1995 from Lewis University; Master of Science –...

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Fred Howe

Fred Howe

April 29, 1923 — June 11, 2017
Service: June 17, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Fred Howe Jr, 94 of Rock Falls died peacefully on Monday June 11, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1923 in Xenia, IL the son of Fred and Nancy (Brown) Howe and was a veteran of WW II, having served in the US Navy. He married Patsy Lou Burkett on January 10, 1949 in St Louis, MO. Pat passed away on July 14, 2004. Fred had worked for 30 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a welder before retiring. He...

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Madeline  M. Wilkinson

Madeline M. Wilkinson

January 23, 1921 — June 10, 2017
Service: June 14, 2017

Madeline Mildred Wilkinson, 96, of Sterling, went home to the Lord on Saturday morning, June 10th at home with her granddaughters Theresa and Wendy at her side. Madeline was born on January 23, 1921 in New Town, Sullivan County, Missouri to Audrey and Delma (Deeds) Jaques. She married Howard Wilkinson on July 3, 1937 in Trenton, Missouri and he died on August 6, 1966. Madeline was a cook at the former Hubert Auman Restaurant for 12 years...

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Raul Leal

Raul Leal

December 31, 1942 — June 9, 2017
Service: No Services

Raul E. Leal, age 74, died at home Friday, June 9, 2017 following an extended illness. Raul was born on December 31, 1942 in Pharr, Texas the son of Pablo T. and Petra (Escimilla) Leal. He married Vicki M. Sargent in 1969 they had 3 children together. Raul married Donna M. Boken on December 31, 1991. He was employed as a Furnace Foreman at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 33 years retiring in 1993. Raul served his country in the...

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James Williams

James Williams

March 18, 1941 — June 9, 2017
Service: June 13, 2017

James A. Williams, age 76 of Rock Falls, died Friday, June 09, 2017 at his home. James was born on March 18, 1941 in Rolla, MO, the son of Vernon and Irene (Murphy) Williams. He married LaVonne C. Flynn on September 14, 1963 in Rock Falls. James was employed by Rochelle Foods for 21 years and retired on March 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife LaVonne; one daughter, Charlotte Henrichs of Rock Falls; two sons, Harold Henrichs of Houston...

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LaVerne Ellen Card

LaVerne Ellen Card

November 6, 1926 — June 8, 2017
Service: No Services

LaVerne Ellen Card, age 90 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at her home. LaVerne was born on November 6, 1926 in Rock Falls, the daughter of Hugh and Ruby (Lindsley) Collett. She married Lloyd Card on November 23, 1946. LaVerne was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Rock Falls. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; one son, Stephen (Barbara) Card of Wisconsin Dells; two daughters, Kay (Tim) Armoska of...

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George Milne

George Milne

November 21, 1921 — June 8, 2017
Service: No Services

George Milne, age 95 of Sterling, died Thursday, June 08, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. George was born on November 21, 1921 in Sterling, the son of Harry and Marie (Murray) Milne. He is a United States Army Veteran. George served our country from 1942-1945 during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster. He married Doris Reifenberg on May 20, 1950 in Evanston, IL. George was employed by Lawrence Brothers for 31...

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Carol Paliwoda

Carol Paliwoda

October 31, 1936 — June 8, 2017
Service: June 13, 2017

Carol Paliwoda, age 80, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Carol was born on October 31, 1936 in Chicago the daughter of Anthony and Helen (Bank) Mrozynski. She married Ronald Paliwoda on October 26, 1957 in Chicago. Carol was employed for over 20 years as a School Secretary at Alan Shepard High School in Palos Heights. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Carol enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren,...

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Ethel Mae Barkdoll

Ethel Mae Barkdoll

March 6, 1923 — June 7, 2017
Service: June 15, 2017

Ethel Mae Barkdoll, 94, of Sterling, Ill. formerly of Theodosia, Mo., died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her home. Ethel was born on March 6, 1923 in Tampico, Ill. to Leslie and Carla (Olsen) Whaley. She married Keith Barkdoll on March 2, 1944 in Rock Falls, Ill. He died on April 19, 2009. After her children were raised, she turned her energies and focus to attaining her GED and graduating as a licensed practical nurse from Community...

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