Obituaries

Patricia Ann Maddox

Patricia Ann Maddox

December 7, 1943 — September 22, 2017
Service: September 29, 2017

Patricia Ann (I'm not a cat lady) Maddox, 73, of Rock Falls, IL passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 Born December 7, 1943 in Clinton, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Lehman and Bernice (Gorzney) Lehman. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, brother (William Joseph Lehman), sister (Phyllis Jean Miller) and approximately 376 cats. She is survived by Shoney Cat (currently looking for a new home); her daughter, Barbara...

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Douglas R. Tyler

Douglas R. Tyler

December 30, 1967 — September 21, 2017
Service: October 1, 2017

Douglas R. Tyler 49 of Rock Falls died Thursday September 21, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 30, 1967 in Sterling, the son of Paul D. and Emma (Martinson) Tyler and was a 1986 graduate of Erie High School. He married the former Stacey Clausen. Doug was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing golf and chess. He loved family time together. Survivors include his son, Samuel J. Tyler of Sterling and Samuels mother, Stacey; his...

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Hermina  Kelly

Hermina Kelly

April 5, 1920 — September 20, 2017
Service: October 28, 2017

Hermina M. "Meanie" Kelly, 97 formerly of Sterling, died peacefully, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at home where she lived with her daughter Patt, in Tucson, AZ. Meanie was born April 5, 1920 in Alpnach, Switzerland, the daughter of Mathias and Mary Vogel. The family immigrated to Sterling when she was 7 months old. She married Edward T. "Ned" Kelly on January 21, 1943 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Downey, CA. They lived in...

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Shirley T. Kilberg

Shirley T. Kilberg

May 19, 1937 — September 20, 2017
Service: September 25, 2017

Shirley T. Kilberg, 80 of Sterling died Wednesday September 20, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 19, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Clarence T. and Bernice A. (Bete) Skrogstad. Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Sterling High School. She married Donald Kilberg on June 29, 1957 in Sterling. She had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. John Readel, DDS of Sterling for 14 years retiring in 1995. She also had been an assistant pre-school...

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Thomas A Baker

Thomas A Baker

May 15, 1950 — September 19, 2017
Service: September 22, 2017

Thomas A. Baker, age 67, of Sterling, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling after a courageous 8 month battle with cancer. Tom was born May 15, 1950 in Sterling the son of Floyd and Fern (Adams) Baker. He married Shari Pyse on December 1, 1967 in Rock Falls. He worked for 28 years for Northwestern Steel and Wire Co and became the youngest foreman at the age of 21 later becoming plant manager of the Parish-Alford...

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Shane W. Warehime

Shane W. Warehime

April 21, 1981 — September 18, 2017
Service: October 14, 2017

Shane Wm. Warehime Shane Wm. Warehime, age 36, of Dowagiac, MI, formerly of Sterling, IL , died Monday, September 18, 2017, at home. He was born April 21, 1981 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Donna Warehime. He married Amber May Baxter July 7, 2007, in Cassopolis, MI. Shane was a well-loved son, husband and father. He enjoyed football and NASCAR. In his younger years, Shane could be found fishing on the Rock River,...

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Sheila S.  Davis

Sheila S. Davis

August 7, 1933 — September 17, 2017
Service: No Services

Sheila Davis, age 84 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Dixon Health Care and Rehab. Sheila was born on August 7, 1933 in England, the daughter of Henry A. and Alice (Miller) Foskett. Survivors include five sons, Nick (Carol) Foskett of England, Jeremy (Jill) Pribble of Nelson, Frank (Josephine) Pribble of Texas, Kevin Davis (Jackie) of Lyndon, and Eddy (Pam) Davis of Tampico; one daughter, Tara Resgonia of Cali.; one...

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Timothy Lee Ohda

Timothy Lee Ohda

April 26, 1957 — September 17, 2017
Service: September 23, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Timothy Lee Ohda, 60 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 17, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1957 in Rockford, IL the son of James Arthur and Betty Sue (Maness) Ohda. Tim was a 1975 graduate of Rock Falls High School where he played sports. He was an avid Notre Dame Fan. Survivors include his two sisters: Lori Reavy of Polo and Kristy Collier of Rock Falls; 3 nieces, Shauntai Reyes, Shelby Reavy and Michelle Reavy and 1 nephew,...

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Timothy Lee Ohda

April 26, 1957 — September 17, 2017
Service: Services Pending

ROCK FALLS – Timothy Lee Ohda, 60 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 17, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1957 in Rockford, IL the son of James Arthur and Betty Sue (Maness) Ohda. He attended Montmorency Grade School and was a 1975 graduate of Rock Falls Township High School where he played in sports. Tim had worked at various jobs in his life. He was a passionate Notre Dame fan. Survivors include his two sisters: Lori Reavy of Polo and...

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Basil  Dean Chapman

Basil Dean Chapman

June 7, 1927 — September 10, 2017
Service: September 15, 2017

Basil Dean Chapman, 90 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 10, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was born on June 7, 1927 in Whitehall, IL the son of William Lee and Nellie (Pruitt) Chapman. He served in the US Army during World War II. Basil married Betty Rose Fauble on October 15, 1948. She died on January 18, 1977. He was employed as a machinist at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling before retiring. Survivors...

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