Obituaries

Joshua Denning

Joshua Denning

March 9, 1985 — March 18, 2019
Service: March 21, 2019

OREGON – Joshua Denning, age 34, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Joshua was born on March 9, 1985 in Sterling the son of Jack and Linda (Wise) Denning. He was currently employed as an Apartment Manager for Corporate Suites, LLC in Oregon and previously laid carpet for Knapp Flooring in Polo. Joshua loved to camp and was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his mother, Linda Denning of Rock Falls; his father, Jack...

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Edna M. Cheshier

Edna M. Cheshier

August 23, 1935 — March 17, 2019
Service: No Services

Edna Mae Cheshier, 83, of Sterling, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on August 23, 1935 in Sterling to William and Margaret (Ufken) Lauts. She married Harry Cheshier on May 23, 1963 in Rock Falls. He died on November 1, 1988. She worked for Tri County Opportunity Council for 22 years until retiring in 2010. Edna was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW and American Legion In...

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June E. McCloud

June E. McCloud

October 10, 1938 — March 17, 2019
Service: April 13, 2019

STERLING – June Ellen McCloud, 80, of Sterling died peacefully at Avonlea Cottage in Dixon, IL on March 17, 2019. June was born on October 10, 1938 in Joliet, IL the daughter of John and Ethel French. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Dr. Albert O. McCloud, Jr., on June 27, 1959. June was a surgical nurse for Dr. Ballard prior to her retirement. She was an avid golfer and bridge player. June is survived by her four...

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Josephine Ewbank

Josephine Ewbank

March 14, 1917 — March 14, 2019
Service: March 21, 2019

Josephine Ewbank, 102, born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and formerly of Sterling, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Presence Cor Mariae Nursing Home, in Rockford. Surviving are sister, Francis "Butchie" (Vincent) Medina; son, Michael (Susan) Guevara of Rockford; stepson, Kris (Dierdra) Ewbank of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Madeline "Nena" and Annie, and brothers, John and Albert,...

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Peter J. Delgado, Sr.

Peter J. Delgado, Sr.

September 1, 1934 — March 12, 2019
Service: March 16, 2019

Peter John Delgado Sr., age 84 of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, IA. Pete was born on September 1, 1934 in Nelson, IL, the son of Eligio and Carolina (Garcia) Delgado. He married Helen F. Regalado on September 17, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Pete worked at Raynor Garage as a warehouse foreman for 41 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in...

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Kendall Bragg

Kendall Bragg

May 2, 1964 — March 11, 2019
Service: March 14, 2019

Kendall Bragg, age 54, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford. Kendall was born on May 12, 1964 in Union City, Ind. the son of Richard L. and Sharon (Snyder) Bragg. He was a member of Rock River Christian Center and enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels. Survivors include, his mother, Sharon Langley of Rock Falls; one daughter; two sons; one sister, Katherine Colvin of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his...

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Timothy P. McLoughlin

Timothy P. McLoughlin

August 25, 1948 — March 11, 2019
Service: March 30, 2019

Timothy Patrick McLoughlin, age 70 of Prophetstown, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Tim was born on August 25, 1948 in Chicago, the son of Bartholomew and Jeanne (Lange) McLoughlin. He is a United States Army Veteran. He married Denise Wranik on November 9, 1968 in Elgin, IL. Tim was a member of the Tampico Lion's Club and Tampico United Methodist Church. Survivors include, his wife, Denise; three daughters,...

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Thomas John Kenney

Thomas John Kenney

February 7, 1969 — March 9, 2019
Service: No Services

Thomas John Kenney, age 50, of Chicago, formerly of Polo, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. Tom was born February 7, 1969 in Dixon the son of John and Lydia (Jimenez) Kenney. He was a 1987 graduate of Polo Community High School. Tom graduated with honors from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. At DeVry, Tom worked as a...

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Vernon Smith

January 11, 1929 — March 7, 2019
Service: No Services

Vernon Raymond Smith, age 90 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, March 07, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling. Vernon was born on January 11, 1929 in Davenport, IA, the son of Raymond and Julia M. (Johnson) Smith. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 27 years before retiring on June 1, 1991. He married Rita J. (Helms) Anspach on February 23, 1991 in Sterling. Survivors include his wife, Rita; three daughters, Marsha ...

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Mary A. Dieterle

Mary A. Dieterle

May 19, 1926 — March 4, 2019
Service: March 13, 2019

Mary A. Dieterle, age 92, of Sterling, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mary was born May 19, 1926 in Sterling the daughter of Charles and Lucile (Bartel) Vogelsang. She graduated from Community High School in 1944 and was also a 1947 graduate of St. Anthony Nursing School in Rockford. She married Aloysius J. Dieterle on November 29, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church in Sterling. They farmed 2 ½ years north of...

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