Obituaries

Joan M. Matznick

Joan M. Matznick

May 1, 1944 — November 12, 2012
Service: November 16, 2012

Joan M. Matznick Joan M. Matznick, age 68, of Sterling, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Joan was born May 1, 1944 in Morrison the daughter of Arthur and Lauretta (Behrens) Matznick. She was employed at Self Help for 25 years and was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling. Survivors include one brother, Fred (Carol) Matznick of Sterling; two nieces, Brooke (Yancy)...

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Quintin Brown

March 24, 1928 — November 11, 2012
Service: November 16, 2012

Quintin E. Brown Quintin E. Brown, age 84, of Sterling died Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Quintin was born March 24, 1928 in Mineral, IL the son of Fred and Bessie (Woltz) Brown. He married Elmina F. Bentley on April 23, 1949 in Smithfield, IL. Quintin worked as an equipment maintenance man at US Silica in Ottawa for 37 years and retired in 1996. Survivors include his wife; Elmina of Sterling, two sons;...

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Mary Bolhous

September 3, 1922 — November 10, 2012
Service: November 17, 2012

FULTON, IL - Mary L. (Busz) Bolhous, formerly of Fulton, and currently of Delavan, WI, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10 in Janesville WI after a three year battle with bone cancer. Mary was born September 3, 1922 in Fulton IL. She completed her education in the Fulton School System as well as Scovill Business School in Clinton. Her working career began as the secretary and bookkeeper for Lyons Fulton Bridge Co. After her children...

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Mary Lou Echebarria

Mary Lou Echebarria

August 27, 1946 — November 10, 2012
Service: November 16, 2012

STERLING – Mary Lou Echebarria, 66, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loving family on Saturday November 10, 2012 of an extended illness. Mary was born on August 27, 1946 in Sterling, the youngest of 11 children born to Exiquio and Mary (Rodriguez) Echebarria. She loved playing the bass guitar and singing. Her voice was loved by everyone who heard her sing. She was a member of Tabernacle Chrsitian Church in Sterling, a church...

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Boyd Duane Remour

Boyd Duane Remour

August 18, 1950 — November 8, 2012
Service: November 10, 2012

Boyd D. Remour Boyd D. Remour, age 62, of Albany, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home after a courageous 7 ½ year battle with lung cancer. Boyd was born August 18, 1950 in Moline the son of Robert and Ruby (Hussey) Remour. He married Dianna Stephens on June 17, 1974 in Morrison. He was employed by International Union Operating Engineers, Local 150, as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 2005. He was a member...

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Sharon Linden

Sharon Linden

June 20, 1952 — November 7, 2012
Service: November 10, 2012

ROCK FALLS – Sharon A. Linden, age 60, died at home Wednesday November 7, 2012 surrounded by her family following an extended illness. Sharon was born June 20, 1952 in Moline the daughter of Roy and Lourena (Baker) Reynolds. She was employed as a LPN at many nursing homes in the Sterling and Rock Falls area. Sharon enjoyed camping, music, dancing, riding her Harley and her pets. She loved spending time with her family and friends. ...

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Brenda Druien

September 19, 1941 — November 5, 2012
Service: November 9, 2012

ROCK FALLS – Brenda L. Druien, 71 of Rock Falls passed away Monday November 5, 2012. She was born on September 19, 1941 in Hoxie, AR the daughter of John H. and Elnora (Williams) Hibbard. She married C. Dale Druien on September 29, 1959 in Como, IL. Brenda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sterling. She was very active in genealogy and loved working in her flower garden and collecting antiques. ...

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Frank "Gene" Milnes

Frank "Gene" Milnes

March 16, 1928 — November 5, 2012
Service: November 10, 2012

Frank "Gene" Milnes, age 84, of Prophetstown died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Prophets Riverview Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Frank was born March 16, 1928 in Morrison the son of Harold and Marion (Annan) Milnes. He married Jean Oncken on September 30, 1951 in Hopkins Township, IL. Frank was a manager at Rock River Lumber and Grain for many years. He served in the US Army National Guard for 21 years and was a member of the Prophetstown...

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George V. Allie

George V. Allie

December 31, 1958 — November 4, 2012
Service: November 8, 2012

George V. Allie, 53, of Sterling, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his home. Born December 31, 1958 in Sterling, he was a son of G.V. and Patricia (Mc Cleary) Allie. George was a former president of the Sterling Youth Girls Softball League. He was a laborer with Local 727 in Dixon. Surviving are his three daughters, Darcy Allie of Rock Falls, Heather Allie of Sterling and Ashley Allie of Rock Falls; four grandchildren, Luis Reyes, Jr.,...

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Hildred Davis

January 28, 1920 — November 4, 2012
Service: November 6, 2012

Hildred June Davis, 92, died at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards, WI on Nov. 4, 2012 where she had resided since April of 2006. Hildred was born on January 28, 1920 to Leonard and Clara (Mandrell) Dillon in Benton, Franklin County, IL. She married Carl Dempsey Davis on August 20, 1938 in Benton, Scott County, MO. Hildred and Dempsey were the parents of Joan Swanson/Joseph of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Deborah (Charles) Whitmore of...

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