Obituaries

Laurie J. McAndrews

Laurie J. McAndrews

March 6, 1955 — August 29, 2018
Service: September 4, 2018

Laurie J. McAndrews, 63, of Rockford died on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 6, 1955 in Sterling to Edward and Marjorie (Fritz) McAndrews. Laurie was employed in the trucking industry for over 25 years. She was a kind and compassionate person who put others before herself. Laurie enjoyed traveling, camping, being outdoors and shopping especially for that perfect bargain. She was a member of Gilda's Club of...

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Ernest J.  Fabian

Ernest J. Fabian

May 25, 1938 — August 28, 2018
Service: No Services

Ernest J. Fabian, age 80 of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. Ernest was born on May 25, 1938 in Hungary, the son of Kalman and Maria Fabian. He was a Veteran in the Hungarian Military where he was a parachutist. He married Grace Fay Sparrow. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2015. Ernest worked for Alloyd in DeKalb as an assembler. Survivors include his son, Ernest W. (Ann M.) Fabian of Hinckley...

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Patricia Boyer

Patricia Boyer

December 25, 1936 — August 26, 2018
Service: No Services

Patricia Boyer, age 81, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation & Health Center, Rock Falls. Patricia was born on December 25, 1936 in Sterling the daughter of Fred W. and Hazel (Schwank) Miller. She married Raymond Boyer on December 9, 1977. He died on December 22, 2013. Patricia was a homemaker caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter, Sherri Vinson of Rock Falls; four...

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Raymond Muntean

Raymond Muntean

December 4, 1944 — August 26, 2018
Service: August 30, 2018

Raymond Muntean, age 73, of Mt. Carroll, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Raymond was born December 4, 1944 in Sterling the son of John and Edna (Eden) Muntean. He married Diana Spencer on June 11, 1965 in Rock Falls. Raymond was employed with the Labor Union Local 727 for 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tractors. Survivors include his wife, Diana of Mt. Carroll; one daughter, Kim (Rodney) Haan...

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Duane Armstrong

Duane Armstrong

November 29, 1944 — August 25, 2018
Service: August 29, 2018

Duane Armstrong, 73 of Sterling died Saturday August 25, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on November 29, 1944 the son of Emmett and Mary Ellen (Eberly) Armstrong. He married the former Teresa Pepper on August 5, 1995 in Sterling. Duane served his entire career as a law enforcement officer; as a deputy with Ogle County Sheriff Department; as a Sergeant with the Whiteside County Sheriff Department later retiring as a Parole...

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Donald L Smoot

September 13, 1940 — August 25, 2018
Service: August 29, 2018

Donald L. Smoot, 77 of Sterling died Saturday August 25, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 13, 1940 in Cobden, IL the son of Henry Floyd and Golda Virginia (Bell) Smoot and served in the Illinois Army National Guard. He married Sylvia Benkitis on September 4, 1965 in Sterling. Donald had worked at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of the...

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Donald John Jackley

Donald John Jackley

October 9, 1959 — August 24, 2018
Service: August 28, 2018

Donald J. Jackley, 58, of Sterling, died on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home. He was born on October 9, 1959 in Sterling to Melvin and Shirley (Argraves) Jackley. He married Melinda Burge on August 12, 1977 in Morrison. He later married Robin Butler on August 11, 1984 in Polo. Donald was a graduate of Sterling High School in 1977, later attending Sauk Valley Community College. He was a truck driver and loved...

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Eugene "Mick" Summers

Eugene "Mick" Summers

July 16, 1930 — August 24, 2018
Service: No Services

Eugene M. "Mick" Summers, 88 of Prophetstown died Thursday August 24, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on July 16, 1930 in Sterling the son of John and Mary (Manspeaker) Summers. He married Beverly June Bielema on October 31, 1954. She died March 2013. Eugene had served in the US Army from 1947 – 1950 in Japan and Korea. He worked for Groharing Contractors in Morrison for 6 years and then as a brick layer for 36 years...

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Josephine R. Slater

Josephine R. Slater

April 6, 1933 — August 23, 2018
Service: August 29, 2018

Josephine R. Slater, 85 of Sterling died Thursday August 23, 2018 at her home. She was born on April 6, 1933 in Harmon, IL the daughter of Edward and Agnes (Mekeel) Blackburn and was a 1951 graduate of Community Catholic High School in Sterling. She married Russell Slater on July 5, 1954 in Sterling. He died March 13, 2008. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; the Altar and Rosary and donated food for funeral luncheons....

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Kenneth E. Bryant

Kenneth E. Bryant

December 19, 1957 — August 20, 2018
Service: August 26, 2018

Kenneth E. Bryant, 60 of Sterling died Monday August 20, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1957 in Sterling, the son of Kenneth Walker and Mary Lena (Stanfield) Bryant. He attended local schools. Ken had worked at Donaldson's in Dixon and later as an investment planner. He was a member of the Oxford Club and he had enjoyed gardening, working in his yard, working with and creating with stained glass, antiques. His greatest love was his...

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