Obituaries

Glen R. Kuhlemier

Glen R. Kuhlemier

December 23, 1934 — May 19, 2020
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – Longtime community servant and public official, Glen R. Kuhlemier, 85 of Rock Falls died Tuesday May 19, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Glen was born on December 23, 1934 near Pearl City, Illinois, the son of Verlin and Gladys (Daehler) Kuhlemier. He along with his family moved to Rock Falls in 1942. After attending Thome, Merrill and Rock Falls Township High School, he graduated from Lanark High School in 1953....

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Betty J. Wescott

Betty J. Wescott

February 13, 1932 — May 19, 2020
Service: May 23, 2020

Betty Jane Wescott, age 88, of Rock Falls died early Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020 at the Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Betty was born on February 13, 1932 in Sterling, Illinois. She was the daughter of Otis Charles Frederick Kicksey and Violet Mae (Modler.) She married William "Bill" Wescott on November 18,1951 in Rock Falls. Her husband was a firefighter for the city of Rock Falls and died at the young age of 45. She worked at...

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Anthony  J. Fleming

Anthony J. Fleming

December 16, 1959 — May 17, 2020
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STERLING – Anthony J. Fleming, 60, of Sterling, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home. Anthony was born in Sycamore on December 16, 1959, and grew up in Warrenville, the son of William and Mary (DiNunzio) Fleming. Survivors include five sisters, Patricia Fleming of Henderson, NV, Maria Fleming of Charleston, SC, Donna Fleming of Oceanside, CA, Janet Fleming of Springfield, MO, and Colleen Breslin of Henderson, NV; one brother, Dan...

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Charles "Adam" Angell

Charles "Adam" Angell

March 3, 1992 — May 16, 2020
Service: May 23, 2020

NELSON – Charles "Adam" Angell, age 28, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Adam was born on March 3, 1992 in Glendale, Ariz. the son of Rodney and Tonya (Heather) Angell. He was employed as a Diesel Mechanic with Andrew Trucking in Dixon. Adam loved the outdoors. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, boating, fishing, camping and spending time with family. Survivors include his...

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Wayne D Spencer

Wayne D Spencer

November 21, 1951 — May 13, 2020
Service: May 16, 2020

ROCK FALLS – Wayne Donald Spencer, 68 of Rock Falls, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter by his side on May 13, 2020. Wayne was born on November 21, 1951 in Sterling the son of Wayne Arthur and Joan (McCleary) Spencer and was a 1970 graduate of Rock Falls High School and attended Sauk Valley Community College. He married Carolyn Partridge on October 23, 1970. Wayne was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire as a...

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Charles Edward Beckmann

Charles Edward Beckmann

August 6, 1949 — May 10, 2020
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MORRISON - Charles Edward Beckmann, 70, of Morrison died on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Charles was born August 6, 1949 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Gustav W. and Erna (Bisping) Beckmann. He was a graduate of Well-Easton High School, and was drafted into the Army. He served 4 years in the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, Charles married Patsy Dee Tolzman of Minnesota Lake, MN. Together they had three...

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Ronald K. Hartje

Ronald K. Hartje

November 27, 1933 — May 9, 2020
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Ronald Keith Hartje, 86, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of Dixon, Illinois, died May 9, 2020, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis, Illinois. Ronald was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Leaf River, Illinois, the son of Ethel and Alfred Hartje. He married Johnnie Marlene "Bo" Dorty on April 10, 1953. Ron began his teaching career at Shannon High School, then spent time at Pecatonica High School and St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida. He returned home...

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Ronald  E. Kuepker

Ronald E. Kuepker

July 18, 1938 — May 9, 2020
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Ronald E. Kuepker, 81, of Tampico, Illinois, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on May 9th, 2020. Ron was born on July 18,1938. He was educated at several one room school houses in Bureau County. He moved to Deer Grove where he attended Tampico High School and graduated in 1956. Ron joined the Army Reserve and received an honorable discharge in 1967. He is preceded in death by his mother and father,...

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Sandra Kay Scott

Sandra Kay Scott

March 22, 1953 — May 9, 2020
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Sandra Kay Scott, age 67 of Rock Falls, died Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Sandy was born on March 22, 1953 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Melvin and Donna (Bennett) Russell. She married Steve Scott on August 24, 1973 in Prophetstown. She was a LPN and worked as a nurse for many years. She then became an administrator at a nursing home, formerly known as Willowwood, in Rock Falls. Sandy had a huge...

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Cade Alexander Coursey

Cade Alexander Coursey

December 20, 1996 — May 8, 2020
Service: May 13, 2020

Cade Alexander Coursey "Budaman", 23 of Sterling died Friday May 8, 2020. He was born on December 20, 1996 in Sterling, the son of Dayne F. Coursey and Rorie K. Ivey and was a 2015 graduate of Sterling High School. As a student and athlete in school, Cade excelled in many sports: diving, soccer, gymnastics and pole vaulting. He loved music and was blessed with a gift to play many instruments including drums, guitar and the keyboard. Cade was...

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