Obituaries

Robert Miatke

April 19, 1932 — July 9, 2012
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FRANKLIN GROVE- Robert L. Miatke, 80, of Franklin Grove, formerly of Sterling and Rock Falls, died Monday July 9, 2012 at Franklin Grove Nursing Home. He worked at Shank's Machine Shop in Sterling for several years. He was born April 19, 1932 in rural Whiteside County near Milledgeville the son of Charles and Florence Ruth (Bellows) Miatke. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. ...

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Catherine Jean Brown

February 2, 1949 — July 6, 2012
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Catherine Jean Eichler Brown Catherine J. Brown, age 63, of Sterling, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at her home. Cathy was born February 2, 1949, in York, Neb. the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Cavanaugh) Eichler. Her family moved to Humboldt, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1967. She received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa and later her Master's Degree in education. In 1973, she married Ken Brown. They later...

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Gunter J. Jacobsen

June 1, 1934 — July 6, 2012
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Gunter J. Jacobsen, 78 of Fulton died Friday July 6, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport, IA. He was born on June 1, 1934 in Germany, the son of Frederick and Bertha Jacobsen. He married the former Nancy Lee in 1965. He later married the former Lidia Spears in 1988. She died in 2011. Mr. Jacobsen was a truck driver for 30 years retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Eagles Club, Clinton, IA for many years and enjoyed music as well as...

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Conrad Schmidt

March 11, 1926 — July 6, 2012
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Conrad Schmidt Conrad Schmidt, age 86, of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Conrad was born March 11, 1926 in Princeton the son of Charles and Clara (Hurst) Schmidt. He owned and operated Shore Acres Marina for 12 years. Survivors include one daughter, Connie Venema of Davenport, Iowa; one brother, Eugene (Genevieve) Schmidt of Sterling; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents...

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Marilyn R. Schryver

Marilyn R. Schryver

May 17, 1933 — July 3, 2012
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STERLING- Marilyn R. Schryver, 79, of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Marilyn was born May 17, 1933 in Sterling, a daughter of Gordon and Esther (Jacobs) Nelson. She married Richard Schryver on April 11, 1953 in Sterling. Surviving are her husband Richard, of Sterling; her children, Ginger (Robert) White of Sterling, Jody (John) Snyder of Dixon, Jill Schryver of Florida, Jamie (Ronald) Moffitt...

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Donna G. Hayen

April 16, 1933 — July 2, 2012
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CHADWICK- Donna G. Hayen, 79, of rural Chadwick, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at her home. Donna was born April 16, 1933 in Bentley, ND a daughter of Ray and Grace (Gaines) Burdell. She married Charles H. Hayen on April 25, 1953 in Milledgeville and he passed away January 29, 2009. Donna was the office manager for Hayen Electric in Milledgeville for 20 years until her recent retirement in 2010. She and Chuck farmed in the Milledgeville/Chadwick...

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Nancy L. Thielen

Nancy L. Thielen

August 25, 1936 — July 2, 2012
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ROCK FALLS - Nancy L. Thielen, 75 of Rock Falls died Monday July 2, 2012 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford. She was born on August 25, 1936 in Dixon, the daughter of Theodore and Pauline (Mariner) Stage and she was a 1954 graduate of Dixon High School. She married Elwin Thielen on May 11, 1957 in Dixon. He died March 14, 2008. Nancy was employed as a book keeper at Rock Falls District 13 School Administration office retiring after 29...

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Gerald M. Wolff

August 29, 1927 — July 2, 2012
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Gerald M. Wolff Gerald M. Wolff, age 84, of Sterling, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Gerald was born August 29, 1927 in Marion, Ind. the son of Francis and Grace (Kinder) Wolff. He served in the US Navy as Seaman First Class on a Destroyer during WWII. He married Norma Dather on June 10, 1972 in Canoga Park, Calif. He was employed as an accountant at Emerson Electric for 18 years....

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Frances Jeanette McCune

December 12, 1919 — June 29, 2012
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FRANCES JEANETTE MCCUNE of Coal Valley- Funeral services to celebrate the life of Frances Jeanette McCune, 92 will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday July 3 , 2012 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Reverend Dennis Buss officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Visitation is Tuesday from 10-11:00 AM at the funeral home. Frances passed June 29, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after an extended illness....

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Arturo M. Mendoza

Arturo M. Mendoza

January 20, 1949 — June 28, 2012
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ROCK FALLS- Arturo M. Mendoza, 63, of Rock Falls died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, IA. He was a knife sharpener at Rochelle Foods for 13 years, retiring in 2009. Mr. Mendoza was born January 20, 1949 in El Paso, Texas a son of Pablo and Maria Louisa (Contreras) Mendoza. He married Amy Pillado on February 26, 1979 in Rockford. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include...

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