Obituaries

William Swan

William Swan

January 11, 1942 — October 26, 2018
Service: October 30, 2018

William L. Swan, 76, of Tampico, died on Friday evening, October 26, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on January 11, 1942 in Princeton to Leonard and Betty (Hartz) Swan. He was united in marriage to Mary Schmitt on January 11, 1964 in Sheffield. Bill enjoyed farming until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico and enjoyed raising poultry. He was very devoted to his family. He...

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Mary Ann Lampley

Mary Ann Lampley

March 21, 1928 — October 22, 2018
Service: No Services

Mary Ann Lampley, age 90 of Sterling, died Monday, October 22, 2018 at Heritage Woods of Sterling. Mary was born on March 21, 1928 in Benton, Illinois, the daughter of Peter and Sophia (Daktor) Bartuska. She married Carl Lampley in 1947. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine (Wayne) Russell of Rock Falls and Treva Lampley of Enfield, Illinois; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was...

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Robert Glenn Coleman

Robert Glenn Coleman

September 24, 1947 — October 20, 2018
Service: October 24, 2018

Robert Glenn Coleman, 71, of rural Harmon died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 24, 1947 in Sterling, the son of Glenn E. and Ruth (Hartshorn) Coleman. He attended Nelson Grade School and Rock Falls High School, and was a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois. He married Mary Overmann on August 30, 1980 in Dixon. He was a lifelong fifth-generation farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mary; their daughters:...

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Linda L. Ferguson

Linda L. Ferguson

September 29, 1951 — October 20, 2018
Service: October 24, 2018

Linda L. Ferguson Linda L. Ferguson, age 67, of Tampico, died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island. Linda was born September 29, 1951 in Rock Falls the daughter of Gene and Jackie (Allison) Simmons. She married Perry Ferguson on August 28, 1971 in Sterling and was employed as a CNA for Peak, Inc. Survivors include her husband of Tampico; her father of Lyndon; one daughter, Tracy (Cory) Van Horn of Tampico;...

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John J.  Vronich

John J. Vronich

February 19, 1923 — October 19, 2018
Service: No Services

John J. Vronich, age 95 of Milledgeville, died Friday, October 19, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. John was born on February 19, 1923 in Ironwood, MI, the son of Steve and Barbara (Biondich) Vranich. He is a United States Army Veteran. He married Thelma Frey on September 27, 1947 in Chicago. She preceded him in death in 1995. John worked for many years at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL as an electronics engineer. ...

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Irene F. Lippens

Irene F. Lippens

April 27, 1923 — October 18, 2018
Service: Private Service

Irene Lippens, 95, of Prophetstown, died on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. She was born on April 27, 1923 in Erie to Camiel and Pharilda (Staessens) Rogers. She married Oscar P. Lippens on October 25, 1944 in Prophetstown. He died on December 13, 2007. She is survived by her son, Roger (Simona) Lippens of Prophetstown; 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She also was preceded in...

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Jamey Marie Krueger

Jamey Marie Krueger

May 21, 1978 — October 17, 2018
Service: October 21, 2018

Jamey Marie Krueger, age 40 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at home. Jamey was born on May 21, 1978 in Sterling, the daughter of John and Jane (Bell) Krueger. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, baking, cooking, doing crafts and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her mother, Jane; two daughters, Alyssa and Alexis Krueger of Rock Falls; her twin brother, Jimmy Krueger (Jennifer Forward) of Rock...

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Kevin L. Melberg

Kevin L. Melberg

June 3, 1954 — October 17, 2018
Service: October 20, 2018

Kevin L. Melberg Kevin L. Melberg, age 64, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Kevin was born June 3, 1954 in Dixon the son of Lyle and Carolyn (Lathrop) Melberg. He married Barb Frank on June 29, 1991 in Rock Falls and was employed in the trucking industry for many years. Survivors include his wife of Rock Falls; four daughters, Jennifer (Eric) Bergstrom of Milledgeville, Jolyn...

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Gloria Anderson

October 2, 1942 — October 15, 2018
Service: October 18, 2018

STERLING – Gloria M. Anderson, 76 died Monday October 15, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, IA. She was born on October 2, 1942 and was a graduate of Lena High School, Lena, IL. She married Donald R. Anderson on December 22, 1962 in Sterling. He died May 8, 1998. Throughout her career, Gloria had worked at the former Lawrence Brothers in Sterling, Products Unlimited, Harper Wyman and later as a foster grandparent at Franklin...

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Sergio Vivarelli

Sergio Vivarelli

June 6, 1935 — October 15, 2018
Service: October 18, 2018

Sergio Vivarelli, 83 of Rock Falls died Monday October 15, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 6, 1935 in Balbano, Lucca, Italy the son of Gino and Elena (Grazianni) Vivarelli. He immigrated to the United States in 1954. He began his working career at Wahl Clipper in Sterling and later worked for 30 years at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring from the scrap yard as an engineer. He married the former Elisa Salvatori on April...

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