Obituaries

Jaqueline "Jackie" Harms

Jaqueline "Jackie" Harms

August 11, 1939 — July 24, 2017
Service: July 27, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Harms, age 77 of Dixon, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. Jackie was born on August 11, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Geraldine (Meusing) Huenger. She is a United States Air Force Veteran. She married Richard R. Harms on January 20, 1978 in Sterling. She was a dietary supervisor at Coventry Living Center (now Regency Care) before retirement. Jackie enjoyed fishing, gambling,...

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Vernon "Sonny" L. Jackson

Vernon "Sonny" L. Jackson

January 30, 1934 — July 24, 2017
Service: July 31, 2017

Vernon "Sonny" L. Jackson Vernon "Sonny" L. Jackson, age 83, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Resthave Home in Morrison. Vernon was born January 30, 1934 in Davenport, Iowa the son of William and Elizabeth (Herns) Jackson. He served in the US Marines during the Korean War era. He married Nancy Huggins on January 23, 1961 in Iowa City, Iowa and was employed by the City of Rock Falls water and street department for over 20 years....

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Martha A. Barber

Martha A. Barber

August 9, 1945 — July 23, 2017
Service: No Services

Martha A. Barber, 71, of Sterling, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her home. Born August 9, 1945 in Hondo, Texas she was a daughter of Juan Jose and Ignicia (Rios) Sandoval. She married Robert Barber on June 1, 1968 in Powell, Wyoming. She worked at Farm n Fleet for 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Robert of Sterling; a daughter Ena Stellrecht of Loveland, Colo.; a son, Jay Barber of Loveland, Colo.; 2 sisters, Peggy Sandoval of...

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Wilma R. Koenig

Wilma R. Koenig

February 17, 1930 — July 23, 2017
Service: July 27, 2017

Wilma R. Koenig Wilma R. Koenig, age 87, of Tampico, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center. Wilma was born February 17, 1930 in Tampico the daughter of Robert and Carlene "Carrie" (VonHolten) Koenig. She was a homemaker. Wilma was the organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown for 52 years and enjoyed dairy farm work especially working with the calves. Survivors include her brother, Oscar E. Koenig...

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Gloria A Parochetti

Gloria A Parochetti

September 5, 1922 — July 23, 2017
Service: July 29, 2017

ROCK FALLS - Gloria A. Parochetti, 94 died Sunday July 23, 2017 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, IL. She was born on September 5, 1922 in Rock Falls the daughter of Anthony and Lena (Matteucci) Terlizzi. She was a 1940 graduate of Rock Falls High School, Chicago Business College, and served in the US Navy during World War II as a secretary. Gloria married John Parochetti in 1949. He died in 1975. She was employed as a secretary...

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Betty  J. Dunavin

Betty J. Dunavin

June 12, 1945 — July 22, 2017
Service: July 27, 2017

ROCK FALLS - Betty June (Knepp) Dunavin, age 72, died at her home in Rock Falls, Saturday, July 22, 2017, following an extended illness. Betty was born in Princeton, Illinois June 12, 1945, the daughter of George Ross "Buster" Knepp and Gladys Lucille (Rauh) Knepp. She attended Princeton schools and graduated from Princeton High School in 1963 and worked for the Bureau County Republican until her marriage to Timothy Edward Dunavin on...

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Minnie L. Maynard

Minnie L. Maynard

April 21, 1920 — July 22, 2017
Service: July 30, 2017

Minnie L. Maynard, age 97 of Rock Falls, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Minnie was born on April 21, 1920 in Alexandria Bay, New York, the daughter of George and Ginny (Gaylord) Strough. Minnie met the love of her life, Fred R. Maynard, while he was in the Army stationed at Fort Drum. They were married September 10, 1943 in Alexandria Bay. Minnie was a crossing guard at Merrill School in Rock Falls for...

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Joseph R Holman

Joseph R Holman

August 19, 1917 — July 21, 2017
Service: July 29, 2017

STERLING - Joseph R. Holman, Sterling, IL (formerly of Rock Island) passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 just shy of his 100th birthday by a month. Joe was born in Clay City, IL on August 19, 1917. When Joe was in the ninth grade, his father died of pneumonia. Joe had to quit school to farm the land to support his mother and 5 younger siblings. After a year of crop failure, he hitchhiked with a friend north to Rock Falls where his buddy...

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Mary Ann Lee

Mary Ann Lee

January 27, 1927 — July 21, 2017
Service: Services Pending

Mary Ann Lee, age 90 of Sterling, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mary Ann was born on January 27, 1927 in Camden, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles W. and Jean (Allen) Dearborn. She married Robert "Bob" Lee on August 28, 1949 at the Navy Chapel in San Diego, CA. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2007. She was a homemaker and had also worked at various businesses as a secretary. Mary Ann enjoyed...

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Anna  Leah Ann Hussung

Anna Leah Ann Hussung

January 25, 1972 — July 18, 2017
Service: July 22, 2017

Anna Leah Ann Hussung, age 45 of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Anna was born on January 25, 1972 in Sterling, the daughter of Van and Elaine (Richter) Hussung. She was employed by Focus Services in Sterling for the past six years. She is survived by her father, Van (Theresa) Hussung of Sterling; her two children, Jessica Hussung of Sterling and Jordan Hussung of Sterling; one grandson, Austin...

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