Obituaries

Harold Robert Hunsberger

Harold Robert Hunsberger

June 4, 1929 — August 2, 2012
Service: August 8, 2012

Harold R. Hunsberger, 83 of Sterling died Thursday August 2, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on June 4, 1929 in Rock Falls, the son of Harold Abraham and Ada Mae (Stees) Hunsberger and had served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He married M. Ruth Roberson on June 25, 1952 in Mississippi. Harold was employed for over 40 years as a tool and die maker at the former Frantz Manufacturing in Sterling. He was a member of...

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Jane Elenore Kuykendall

Jane Elenore Kuykendall

March 11, 1931 — July 31, 2012
Service: No Services

Jane Kuykendall, age 81, of Fulton died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Jane was born March 11, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of Walter and Florence (Bushnell) Machamer. She married Paul Kuykendall on November 15, 1963 in Chicago. Jane served with Marine Corps Reserve for ten years. She was a receptionist for All Pets Small Animal Veterinary Clinic in Clinton for 17 years after retiring in 2005. Jane was a member of...

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Helen L. Frank

Helen L. Frank

March 29, 1923 — July 30, 2012
Service: August 2, 2012

Helen L. Frank Helen L. Frank, age 89, of Tampico, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Helen was born March 29, 1923 in Hooppole the daughter of Roy and Matilda (Houch) Covell. She married Lyle Stanley Frank on November 29, 1939 in Tampico. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of Tampico; one daughter, Gloria (Ronald) DeValle of Sterling; two sons, Frederic Errol (Beverly) Frank of Annawan and...

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Shawn L Willett

Shawn L Willett

March 6, 1970 — July 30, 2012
Service: No Services

Shawn L. Willett, age 42, of Cedar Rapids, IA, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Shawn was born March 6, 1970 in Morrison, the son of Richard Dale and Marjie (Kilroy) Willett. He worked as a metal sculptor for 12 years. Survivors include his fiance; Mindy Bell, one paternal grandmother; Audrey Reiger of Sterling, his father; Richard (Aggie) Willett of Rock Falls, his mother; Marjie Willett of Rock Falls,...

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Lawrence R. Mulford

Lawrence R. Mulford

January 13, 1930 — July 28, 2012
Service: No Services

Lawrence R. "Larry" Mulford, 82 of Sterling died Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2012 at his home following an illness. Larry was born January 13, 1930 in Harmon a son of Roland and Margaret (Garland) Mulford. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Erbes in 1952 at Ashton, Illinois. Larry was a Sterling Police Officer for 20 years until his retirement from the force. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Surviving is his...

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Cody J. Bragg

Cody J. Bragg

January 30, 1989 — July 27, 2012
Service: August 2, 2012

Cody James Bragg, 23, of Sterling died Friday July 27, 2012. He was born on January 30, 1989 in Sterling, the son of Maurey and Kristy (Ganther) Bragg and was a 2007 graduate of Sterling High School. Cody enjoyed all outdoor activities, recreational events and he enjoyed life. Surviving are his parents, Maurey and Kristy Bragg of Davenport, FL; his brother, Wyatt Bragg of Davenport, FL; his girlfriend, Kelsey Schroeder of Sterling; his...

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Priscilla  C. Burton

Priscilla C. Burton

April 27, 1921 — July 27, 2012
Service: August 1, 2012

Priscilla C. Burton, 91, of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at her home. Priscilla worked at Lawrence Brothers as an assembler for 35 years until retiring in 1982. She was born April 27, 1921 in Lengby, Minnesota a daughter of Reverend William B. and Elizabeth (Antell) Rice. She was united in marriage to Joseph Chivatero in 1946. He died in 1970. She later married Chauncey Hasbrouck and he also preceded her in death. ...

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Chester Lee Sliger, Jr.

Chester Lee Sliger, Jr.

December 9, 1944 — July 27, 2012
Service: July 30, 2012

STERLING – Chester "Bill" Sliger Jr., age 68, died at home Friday July 27, 2012 following an extended illness. Chester Jr. was born December 9, 1944 in Johnson City, Tenn. the son of Chester and Margaret (Rogers) Sliger Sr.. He married Ida Cavazos on November 2, 1985 in Sterling. Chester was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire in Sterling. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church Sterling. ...

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David  R. Lewey

David R. Lewey

March 24, 1944 — July 24, 2012
Service: July 28, 2012

David R. Lewey, 68, of Tampico died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at CGH Medical Center. David was born March 24, 1944 in Sterling a son of David R. and Helen (Upton) Lewey. He was united in marriage to Shery (Hinrichs) Belcher on October 7, 1977 at the home of his parents in Tampico. Dave was the assistant superintendent at the Whiteside County Highway Department for 35 years until his retirement on April 9, 2010. After his retirement, he...

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Mildred Wortley

October 16, 1922 — July 24, 2012
Service: August 17, 2012

Mildred "Mid" O. Wortley (nee O'Connell), 89, formerly of Sterling, IL, died peacefully on July 24, 2012. Beloved wife of 68 years of Franklin P. Wortley. Loving mother of John R. "Rick" (Cheryl) Wortley, Geoffrey A. (Victoria) Wortley, and Celia W. (David) Preston. Also survived by grandchildren Joshua R. (Jopy) Wortley, Miranda R. (Daniel) Budde, Carrie P. (Jason) Malavolta, and Michael D. Preston, and great-granddaughter Grace E. Wortley. ...

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