Obituaries

Gary L. Zink

Gary L. Zink

November 17, 1948 — September 15, 2019
Service: September 21, 2019

Gary L. Zink Gary L. Zink, age 70, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his home. Gary was born November 17, 1948 in Savanna the son of Larry and Marian (Wires) Zink. He served in the US Air Force and later was employed at Raynor Garage Doors for 15 years and Dohrn Transfer Company for many years. He married Cindy Remala on July 24, 2009 in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Zink of Rock Falls; his children, Holly...

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Raymond Braggo

Raymond Braggo

August 28, 1918 — September 13, 2019
Service: No Services

STERLING – Raymond H. Braggo, age 101, formerly of Amboy died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage in Sterling. Raymond was born on August 28, 1918 in Oglesby the son of Charles and Rose C. (Foltynewicz) Braggo. He was united in marriage to Geraldine L. Lee on December 19, 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death on January 20, 2010. They farmed in the Prophetstown and Amboy area until retiring. He was a lifetime member of...

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Gloria Gutierrez

Gloria Gutierrez

April 6, 1944 — September 13, 2019
Service: September 18, 2019

Gloria Gutierrez, age 75 of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Gloria was born on April 6, 1944 in San Benito, TX, the daughter of Jose and Clara (Garza) Escamilla. She married Abraham J. Gutierrez on February 3, 1962 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on December 25, 1999. Gloria was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She loved...

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Patricia A.  Marruffo

Patricia A. Marruffo

February 28, 1946 — September 13, 2019
Service: September 17, 2019

Patricia A. Marruffo, age 73 of Sterling, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Patricia was born on February 28, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of Benito A. and Jovie (DeLeon) Marruffo. She worked at Woolworth's and Walmart in Sterling for many years. Pat was an avid Cubs Fan and enjoyed spoiling her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. ...

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Richard D. Parker, Jr.

Richard D. Parker, Jr.

August 21, 1955 — September 13, 2019
Service: September 17, 2019

Richard D. Parker, Jr., age 64 of Rock Falls, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1955 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Rita (Daniels) Parker, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Rita Parker of Sterling; two sisters, Debbie Hines of Rock Falls and Susan Parker of Sterling; three brothers, Jeff Parker, John (Wendy) Parker and Michael Parker all of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his father,...

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Donald  Dean  Bartlett

Donald Dean Bartlett

May 22, 1933 — September 11, 2019
Service: September 21, 2019

Donald Dean Bartlett, age 86 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Donald was born on May 22, 1933 in Green County, Illinois, the son of Walter "Jim" D. and Nettie E. (Wells) Bartlett. He graduated from Winchester High School and then received his Bachelor's Degree at Western Illinois University. Don is a United States Army Veteran and served in the...

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LeRoy Compton

LeRoy Compton

June 22, 1935 — September 9, 2019
Service: September 13, 2019

LeRoy Compton Sr., age 84 of Morton, IL died Monday, September 9, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care in Morton. LeRoy was born June 22, 1935 in Rufe OK, the son of Alvin and Rachel (Churchill) Compton. He married Sandra J. (Dickinson) Compton on May 12, 1956 in Sterling. He retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire in 1995 after 33 years of service. He was active in the FISH Pantry Program for many years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran...

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Roberta M. Zivney

Roberta M. Zivney

May 30, 1932 — September 9, 2019
Service: September 12, 2019

Roberta M. Zivney Roberta M. Zivney, age 87, of Rock Falls, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling. Roberta was born May 30, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo. the daughter of Robert and Juanita (Matthews) Kilroy. She was employed at Borg Warner for 25 years retiring in 1994. Roberta was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by one daughter,...

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Delbert M. Tarbill

Delbert M. Tarbill

November 28, 1936 — September 8, 2019
Service: September 11, 2019

Delbert M. Tarbill Delbert M. Tarbill, age 82, of Polo, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his home. Delbert was born November 28, 1936 in Sterling the son of Raymond and Luella (McLindsey) Tarbill. He married Evelyn Portner on June 20, 1964 in Rock Falls and was employed with the City of Sterling for many years. Delbert enjoyed collecting trains, hunting, fishing and playing guitar. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Tarbill of Polo; one...

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Charles T. Aldridge

Charles T. Aldridge

December 23, 1949 — September 5, 2019
Service: September 14, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Charles Theodore Aldridge, age 69 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home. Charles was born on December 23, 1949 in Sterling, the son of Aaron Isaac and Mary Ann (Mattingly) Aldridge. He was a United States Army Veteran. He married Martha E. (Ruiz) Juarez on August 13, 1984 in Rock Falls. Charles worked as an inventory clerk at Anchor Coupling for 20 years. He loved the outdoors, fishing, grilling out and...

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