Obituaries

Margaret Mary Aldrich

July 31, 1918 — June 5, 2012
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STERLING - Margaret Mary Aldrich, 93, of Sterling, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1918 in Tampico, the daughter of John and Mary Anna (Leininger) Lauff. She was a 1937 graduate of Community Catholic High School in Sterling and attended Brown's Business College. She had worked for a very brief period at the Social Security Admin in Washington, DC. She married Lawrence N. Aldrich September 7, 1948 in Tampico, IL....

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Nicolasa Mireles

December 6, 1941 — June 5, 2012
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Nicolasa Mireles, age 70, of Sterling, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her home. Nicolasa was born December 6, 1941 in Donna, Texas the daughter of Rosario, Sr. and Jouqina Alverado. She was employed as a Home Healthcare Aide. Survivors include three daughters, Mary (Ramirio) Sandoval of Rock Falls, Sally (Alonzo) Ortiz of Kewanee and Irene (Wayne) Compton of Oregon; one son, Benjamin Mireles of Sterling; her father, Rosario Rocha, Sr. of Bixby...

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Samuel L. Munz

June 25, 1958 — June 5, 2012
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STERLING - Samuel L. Munz, 53 of Sterling died Tuesday June 5, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on June 25, 1958 in Sterling, the son of Eugene E. and Mark K. (Gammon) Munz. He married Vicky Smith on November 13, 1987 in Sterling. Sam was employed at Sterling Steel for the past 9 years and served as treasurer of Steel Workers Local 63. He enjoyed working with his cattle, working with horses, and riding his Harley. Sam was a...

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Marian W. Slager

Marian W. Slager

April 4, 1919 — June 5, 2012
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MORRISON - Marian W. Slager, 93 of Morrison died Tuesday June 5, 2012 at her home. She was born on April 4, 1919 in Chicago Heights, IL the daughter of Calvin and Jessica Woods. She married George C. Slager. He died in June 1985. Marian was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church, Morrison. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends; working crossword puzzles; dinning out; picnics and visiting the zoos'. Surviving are her children:...

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Joyce Bass

January 2, 1927 — June 4, 2012
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Joyce Bass, age 75, of Sterling, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at her home. Joyce was born January 2, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Harold and Ethel (Manor) Van Horn. She married Murrell Bass on May 8, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Joyce owned and operated Bass Ceramics for many years. Survivors include, her husband; Murrell Bass of Sterling, one daughter; Cheryl Briggs of Sterling, one son; Kevin (Courtney) Bass of Sterling,...

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Joyce Bass

Joyce Bass

January 2, 1937 — June 4, 2012
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Joyce Bass, age 75, of Sterling, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at her home. Joyce was born January 2, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Harold and Ethel (Manor) Van Horn. She married Murrell Bass on May 8, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Joyce owned and operated Bass Ceramics for many years. Survivors include, her husband; Murrell Bass of Sterling, one daughter; Cheryl Briggs of Sterling, one son; Kevin (Courtney) Bass of Sterling,...

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Mildred M. Rucker

June 8, 1925 — June 4, 2012
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Mildred M. Rucker, age 86, of Rock Falls, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Mildred was born June 8, 1925 in Lawler, Iowa the daughter of George and Mary (Pecinovsky) Smith. She married Everett "Tony" Rucker on November 10, 1956 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1985. Mildred was in the first group of eight women State Police Dispatchers in the State of Iowa. She was employed at Belscott in...

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Andrew G. Younger, Jr.

Andrew G. Younger, Jr.

August 18, 1989 — June 4, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Andrew G. Younger, Jr, 22, of Rock Falls, died Monday, June 4, 2012. He was born on August 18, 1989 in Sterling the son of Andrew G. Younger, Sr and Maria B. Hernandez and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School where he played football and wrestled. He was employed as an apprentice roofer with Sterling Commercial Roofing. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing pool and was supportive of and helped out with area youth sports....

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Gail E. Austin

December 10, 1925 — June 3, 2012
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MORRISON- Gail E. Austin, 86, of Morrison, died Sunday morning, June 3, 2012 at his home. Mr. Austin was born December 10, 1925 in Clinton, IA a son of C.L. "Biely" and Helen E. (Steiner) Austin. He was united in marriage to Barbara J. Knapp on October 18, 1952 in Alamo, Texas. Gail owned and operated Austin Manufacturing for over 50 years retiring in 2000. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps serving during WW II. Gail enjoyed...

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Gertrude Kramer

February 22, 1927 — June 2, 2012
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Gertrude Kramer, 85, of Rock Falls died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Provena Mercy Medical Center, Aurora. Gertrude was born February 22, 1927 in Forreston the daughter of John and Jennie (Veer) Krull. She married William J. Kramer on September 21, 1944 in Mount Carroll. He died February 6, 1998. Mrs. Kramer enjoyed playing cards and bingo, fishing and loved her grandchildren. She was a member of the Sterling Family Moose and Dutchtown Church...

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