Obituaries

Richard D. Schryver

Richard D. Schryver

March 30, 1930 — July 16, 2019
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Richard "Richie" "Dodson" D. Schryver, age 89 of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home. Richard was born on March 30, 1930 in Milledgeville, the son of Walter and Ethel (Walters) Schryver. He was a United States Navy Veteran and served in the Korean War. He married Marilyn Nelson on April 11, 1953 in Sterling. They were married nearly 60 years before she passed on July 3, 2012. Richard was employed by Illinois Bell for 40 years...

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Patricia S. Stranberg

Patricia S. Stranberg

March 17, 1945 — July 13, 2019
Service: July 17, 2019

Patricia Sue Stranberg Patricia Sue Stranberg, 74, of Dixon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Pat was born March 17, 1945 in Sterling the daughter of David Lamont and Mary Elizabeth (Leach) McCombs and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. She married Don F. Stranberg on July 4, 1980 in Sterling. Pat was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Dixon and was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother...

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Vickie  Scott

Vickie Scott

December 27, 1952 — July 12, 2019
Service: July 16, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Vickie R. Scott, 66 of Rock Falls died Friday July 12, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 27, 1952 in Carrollton, IL the daughter of Charles L. and Mable L. (Cummings) Retherford Jr. Vickie was a 1971 graduate of Rock Falls High School. She married Gary L. Scott on June 16, 1972 in Rock Falls. Vickie had worked at the Sterling and later Burke Cleaner from 1988 to 2018. She was a member of the Rock Falls United Methodist...

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Elizabeth "Betty" Hall

November 10, 1928 — July 11, 2019
Service: July 16, 2019

STERLING – Elizabeth "Betty" M. Hall, 90 of Sterling died Thursday July 11, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling. She was born on November 10, 1928 in Sterling, the daughter of Ira H. and Matilda (Fehrenbacher) Martin. She married Lyle G. Hall on December 10, 1955 in Sterling. He died June 25, 1984. Elizabeth had been employed at the former Midwest Home Health Care in Sterling. Later she served for 25 years as the Sterling Township Clerk. She was...

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David T. Downing

David T. Downing

July 6, 2019 — July 10, 2019
Service: July 27, 2019

STERLING – David T. Downing, age 62, died Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling. David was born on July 6, 1957 in Topeka, Kan. the son of Andrew and Frances (Williams) Downing. He married Monica Dunkel on April 4, 1987 in Rochelle. David was employed as a Dispatcher with the Whiteside County Senior Center in Sterling. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid fisherman. David served his country in the United States Army and was a...

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Joann H. Howlett

February 8, 1937 — July 9, 2019
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STERLING – Joann H. Howlett, 82 of Sterling died Tuesday July 9, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home. Joann was born on February 8, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Frank and Marie (Dirks) Dettman. She married Donald Wayne Howlett on November 12, 1954. He died January 10, 2011. Joann was employed at the Sterling Farm and Fleet for 11 year as a department manager. She was a volunteer for the CGH Foundation and had enjoyed traveling and...

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Marjorie Ann Billings

Marjorie Ann Billings

April 26, 1934 — July 5, 2019
Service: July 9, 2019

Marjorie Ann Billings, age 85 of Prophetstown, formerly of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Marjorie was born on April 26, 1934 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of George and Fern (Fenn) Maberry. She married James Ambrose Billings on March 16, 1951 in Dixon. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1993. Marjorie worked as a diet counselor, was a foster grandmother at Jefferson School in...

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Mary Jane Habben

Mary Jane Habben

August 2, 1926 — July 5, 2019
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Mary Jane Habben, age 92 of Morrison, died Friday, July 5, 2019 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Mary Jane was born on August 2, 1926 in Morrison, the daughter of Vernon and Hattie (Kuehl) Mort. She married Raymond S. Habben on September 18, 1945 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2018. Mary Jane worked at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison for 29 years. Survivors include her two daughters, Debara Dickau of...

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Eugene M. Broderick

Eugene M. Broderick

March 23, 1926 — July 4, 2019
Service: July 19, 2019

Eugene (Gene) M. Broderick - Obituary Eugene (Gene) M. Broderick, a longtime member of the Sterling-Rock Falls, IL community, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 at the age of 93 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL. Gene was born on March 23, 1926 in a farmhouse and raised on the Broderick family farm located in the rural Clyde Township town of Malvern, IL. He was the second of four children born to Frank and Maurice (O'Connor)...

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Earl Cernetisch

Earl Cernetisch

November 6, 1948 — July 3, 2019
Service: July 10, 2019

Earl David died at his home in Albany, IL, on July 3rd, 2019. Earl David Cernetisch was born on November 6th, 1948 to Fred and Lora (Hall) Cernetisch in Davenport, IA. He grew up in Davenport and enjoyed boy scouts, playing baseball, and going on family fishing trips. He enlisted in the Navy at 17 and trained with the Naval Reserve until his graduation in 1966 when he was sent on the "Kiddie Cruise" with the Navy. He was discharged on his...

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