Obituaries

Matthew Wayne Finnicum

Matthew Wayne Finnicum

April 20, 1959 — August 27, 2012
Service: August 31, 2012

Matthew Wayne Finnicum, age 53, of Sterling died Monday, August 27, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford. Matthew was born April 20, 1959 in Sterling, the son of Howard and Constance "Connie" Barnes. He was a press operator at Lawrence Brothers Hardware in Sterling for many years. Survivors include his son; Matthew Finnicum of Sterling, his former wife Kim Finnicum of Sterling, and one sister; Dawn (Aldie) Siperly of Sterling. ...

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Richard Harold Gors

Richard Harold Gors

September 23, 1937 — August 26, 2012
Service: No Services

Richard Harold Gors, age 74, of Sterling died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Coventry Living Center. Richard was born September 23, 1937 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Violet (Miller) Gors. He worked as a machine operator and a security guard at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for many years and served his country in the US Army. Survivors include one son; Leland Gors of Antioch, one daughter; Melinda (Jeff) Bagg of Davis Junction...

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Rosemary Van Meter

Rosemary Van Meter

September 2, 1925 — August 24, 2012
Service: August 28, 2012

Rosemary E. Van Meter, age 86, died Friday August 24, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Rosemary was born September 2, 1925 in Mound City the daughter of George and Nora (Buckles) Parker. She married Charles Van Meter on December 23, 1939 in Charleston, Mo.. He preceded her November 20, 1968. Rosemary retired from Knowles Electronics in Franklin Park. Survivors include, one son, John (Carmen) Van Meter of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two...

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James Joyce

James Joyce

September 29, 1916 — August 22, 2012
Service: August 28, 2012

James A. Joyce, age 95, of Sterling, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. James was born September 29, 1916 in Wadena, Iowa the son of John and Catherine Anne (Cavaney) Joyce. He married Doris Albert on July 16, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa. She died on December 31, 2002. He owned and operated Metallurgical in Rock Falls for 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include...

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Susan L. Sickler

Susan L. Sickler

October 19, 1956 — August 22, 2012
Service: No Services

Susan L. Sickler, 55 of Rock Falls died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Born October 19, 1956 in Miami, Fla. she was a daughter of Donald Ray and Maxine (Starkey) Mankamyer. She married Cyrus J. Sickler, Sr. on August 14, 1979 in Lake Worth, Fla. Survivors include her former husband Cyrus of Rock Falls; daughters Amy White of California and Crystal Sickler of Rock Falls; a son Cyrus Sickler, Jr. of California;...

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Mark A. Musgrave

Mark A. Musgrave

March 14, 1967 — August 21, 2012
Service: August 24, 2012

Mark A. Musgrave, 45, of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Mark was born March 14, 1967 in Lamar, Missouri a son of Dalton R. and Patricia (Garcia) Musgrave. He was a carpenter by trade. Surviving are his mother Patricia Mazziotta, of Sterling; his father Dalton (Ruth) Musgrave of Indianapolis, Indiana; 2 daughters Danielle Musgrave of Sterling and Autumn Musgrave of Rock Falls; a sister Jacqueline Musgrave-Harrington of Sterling;...

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Frank Baumgart

Frank Baumgart

June 9, 2012 — August 20, 2012
Service: No Services

STERLING,IL – Frank A. Baumgart, 88 of Sterling died Monday August 20, 2012 at Polo Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 9, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Frank J. and Edna M. (Heinz) Baumgart and was a veteran of WW II having served in the US Navy. He married Virginia M. Jorgensen on August 1, 1953 in Milwaukee. Frank served as plant manager at Metal Spinners, Inc in Rock Falls for 30 years retiring in August 1989. He was a member...

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Helen A. Harting

Helen A. Harting

July 30, 1921 — August 20, 2012
Service: August 24, 2012

Helen Anna (Hayen) Harting, 91, went to be with her Lord on August 20, 2012 at Coventry Village, Sterling. She was born July 30, 1921 the daughter of Wilhelm Alfred and Tina Gesine (Hinrichs) Hayen. She married Milton Harting June 20, 1947 and they celebrated 65 years together this past June. She was a long time member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She worked at National Manufacturing for 21 years, retiring in July of 1989 at the age of 68. ...

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Gladys M. Immel

Gladys M. Immel

February 15, 1926 — August 15, 2012
Service: August 18, 2012

Gladys Mae Immel, 86 of Rock Falls died Wednesday August 15, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on February 15, 1926 in New Bedford, the daughter of Charley and Bertha (Kerber) Lang. She married Tracy W. Immel on August 23, 1942 in Manlius. He died May 2, 1997. Gladys worked for a period of time at the former Prince Castle in Sterling and later was employed at the former General Electric in Morrison retiring in 1989. She was a...

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Shane Allen Lutz

Shane Allen Lutz

April 27, 1978 — August 15, 2012
Service: August 27, 2012

Shane Allen Lutz, 34, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. died Wednesday, August 15, 2012. He was born April 27, 1978 in Sterling the son of Todd and Mary (Lesniewski) Lutz. He moved to Hilton Head Island in 1997. He is survived by his ex-wife, Jill Lutz; a son Blake Lutz; a daughter, Brea Lutz; a sister Stacy Justin Morse of Sterling; a brother Tony Lutz of Owasso, Okla.; his stepfather Dan Lesniewski; and a stepsister Danielle Lesniewski both...

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