Obituaries

Jose Donna

Jose Donna

March 12, 1929 — October 19, 2019
Service: October 23, 2019

STERLING – Jose Donna, 90 of Sterling died Saturday October 19, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling. He was born on March 12, 1929 in Rivera, TX the son of Pedro and Romana (Amaya) Donna. He married Virginia Rodriguez on April 17, 1951 in Brownsville, TX. Jose was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling retiring as a millwright in 1985. He had also operated Donna's Café on Wallace street several years ago. He...

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Gary Edge

Gary Edge

December 14, 1943 — October 18, 2019
Service: October 22, 2019

PROPHETSTOWN – Gary E. Edge, 76 of Prophetstown died Friday October 18, 2019 at his home after a short battle with cancer. He was born on December 14, 1943 in Hazel Green, WI the son of Eldon and Ina (Carr) Edge. He served in the US Navy and had sailed on the USS Poccono that was stationed out of Norfolk, VA. Gary was employed at GE in Morrison for over 30 years before retiring. He married Mary J. Cifers on August 11, 1969. She died December...

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Minnie "Ruth" Hunsberger

Minnie "Ruth" Hunsberger

March 2, 1934 — October 16, 2019
Service: October 22, 2019

Minnie "Ruth" Hunsberger, age 85 of Sterling, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Ruth was born on March 2, 1934 in Florida, the daughter of Henry J. and Clara (Seales) Roberson. She married Harold R. Hunsberger on June 25, 1952 in MS. He preceded her in death on August 2, 2012. Ruth was a licensed beautician for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing, craftwork and cooking. She was a member of...

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Aloysius J. Dieterle

Aloysius J. Dieterle

July 20, 1925 — October 14, 2019
Service: October 25, 2019

Aloysius J. Dieterle I, Aloysius J. Dieterle, on October 14, 2019, passed away at the age of 94. Born July 20, 1925 in Santa Monica, California I was the first born of six sons to Earnest and Helen (Vock) Dieterle. Raised in Westwood, California (UCLA area, with vivid memories of Jackie Robinson), I was a very active child. Guided by my mother, I was involved as an altar boy, choir, and drum and bugle. Driving at the age of eleven, I...

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Edith Elmendorf

Edith Elmendorf

August 14, 1918 — October 14, 2019
Service: October 21, 2019

Edith A. Elmendorf, 101 of Sterling died Monday October 14, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on August 14, 1918 in Brainerd, MN the daughter of Henry Estel and Fannie Irene (Heikens) Wilson. She married Kenneth Homer Elmendorf on November 3, 1934 in Clinton. He died June 15, 1989. She later married Lawrence Price Elmendorf on July 30, 1994. He died March 2, 2007. Edith was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She...

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Charles M. Lalley

Charles M. Lalley

July 2, 1945 — October 14, 2019
Service: No Services

Charles M. Lalley, age 74, of Lyndon, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Charles was born July 2, 1945 in Augusta, Ga. the son of Charles F. and Clara (Rosenbulm) Lalley. He served in the US Army and later married LuRe Sibley on June 27, 1970 in Prophetstown. Charles was employed at Sterling Steel Ball for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, LuRe Lalley of Lyndon; one daughter, LuResha McGinnis of Lyndon;...

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Viola "Tootie" Camp

Viola "Tootie" Camp

November 10, 1930 — October 9, 2019
Service: October 14, 2019

Viola "Tootie" M. Camp, 88 of Sterling, joined her beloved husband in Heaven on October 9, 2019. Viola was born November 10, 1930 in Alsey, IL, the daughter of Harold P. and Stella (Lawson) Daniel. She was wed to Lloyd "Corky" M. Camp on June 6, 1952. He preceded her in death on September 12, 2005. Viola volunteered at Wallace School for Patti and Mark. She was a member of neighborhood watch. She was a great cook, she made the best fried...

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James W. Anning

James W. Anning

July 8, 1958 — October 8, 2019
Service: October 20, 2019

James W. Anning, age 61, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his home after a courageous battle with throat cancer. James was born July 8, 1958 in Sterling the son of Joseph and Evelyn (Loughe) Anning. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire for many years and later retired from Sterling Schools in 2018 after 12 years of employment. He is survived by his dad, Joseph H. (Loreta) Anning of Rock Falls; brother, John M. ...

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Robert Eugene Bradley

Robert Eugene Bradley

May 7, 1933 — October 8, 2019
Service: October 26, 2019

Robert Eugene Bradley, age 86 of Sterling, died Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at the Citadel of Sterling. Robert was born on May 7, 1933 in Amboy, the son of Robert and Isabel (Harvey) Bradley. He is a United States Army Veteran. Robert married Margaret Ann Weaver on July 10, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She preceded him in death on August 1, 2010. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 33 years and owned Bob Bradley...

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Charles F. Boucher

Charles F. Boucher

May 19, 1930 — October 6, 2019
Service: October 12, 2019

Charles F. Boucher, age 89, of Sterling, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at The Citadel of Sterling. Charles was born May 19, 1930 in Rock Falls the son of William and Ellie Mae Boucher. He was employed and retired from Northwestern Steel and Wire, was a licensed plumber/pipefitter for 62 years and married Dorothy Warkins on December 27, 1950 in Oregon, IL. She preceded him in death on April 16, 2019. Charles's mother died when he was ten...

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