Obituaries

Eric M Warren

Eric M Warren

March 31, 1982 — October 13, 2012
Service: October 18, 2012

Eric M. Warren, age 30, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at CGH Medical Center. Eric was born on March 31, 1982 in Rockford, IL, the son of Richard and Ann (Repass) Warren and was a graduate of Sterling High School in 2000. Survivors include his parents, Dick and Ann of Sterling; a daughter Maleah Grace Warren and her sister Mya; his brothers, Casey (Tiffany) Warren and Jake Warren both of Sterling; foster sister, Angie (Kevin) Gladhill...

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Sheila J. Schipper

Sheila J. Schipper

November 19, 1950 — October 10, 2012
Service: October 13, 2012

Sheila J. Schipper, 61 of Morrison, died Wednesday October 10, 2012 at OSF St Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. She was born on November 19, 1950 in Sterling, the daughter of Neil and Joan (Callahan) Carlson and was a 1968 graduate of Tampico High School. She married Lyle E. Upton on September 21, 1968. She later married Roger Schipper on August 11, 1978. Sheila worked in the Whiteside County Circuit Clerks office for 30 years, with the last...

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Colleen Dawn Tenorio

Colleen Dawn Tenorio

February 24, 1963 — October 10, 2012
Service: October 16, 2012

STERLING- Colleen Dawn Tenorio, age 49, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Wauconda, Illinois. She was born on February 24, 1963 in Park Ridge, Illinois, the daughter of Wyoma and Carol Colbert. She was married to Edward Tenorio for 33 years. Survivors include her husband, Edward; mother, Carol; One daughter Samantha Ann of Wauconda; One granddaughter, Haylie; Two sisters, Kim (Ken) Doyle of KY and Heather (Jim) Rapp of Wauconda; Two...

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Peggy A. Whitmore

Peggy A. Whitmore

December 10, 1942 — October 5, 2012
Service: October 9, 2012

Peggy A. Whitmore, 69, of Sterling, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born December 10, 1942 in Cairo, IL she was the daughter of Herbert and Bonnie (Rye) Willis. She married Gerald F. Whitmore on June 3, 1961 at St. Flannen Catholic Church in Harmon. Peggy was an assembler at Borg Warner in Dixon for 15 years. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed going to garage sales and talking to her...

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Elizabeth "Betty" Eichelberger

Elizabeth "Betty" Eichelberger

January 12, 1945 — October 4, 2012
Service: October 10, 2012

Elizabeth "Betty" Eichelberger, 67, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary 's Hospital, Rochester, MN. Born January 12, 1945 in Amboy, Illinois she was a daughter of Charles and Mildred (Bushman) Apple. She married Lyle "Ike" Eichelberger on September 16, 1967 in Rock Falls. Betty was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She was best known for...

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Jim J. Howard

Jim J. Howard

February 9, 1942 — October 4, 2012
Service: October 8, 2012

Jim J. Howard, age 70, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at his home. Jim was born February 9, 1942 in Salem, Ark. the son of Floyd and Vera (Dunkerson) Howard. He married Emelinda Rodriguez in 1964 in Sterling. Jim was employed as a Tool and Die Maker at Allied Locke in Dixon for many years. Survivors include his wife of Rock Falls; four daughters, Roxanna (David) Novak of Neenah, Wis., Lynn Howard (Jim Dickey) of Rock Falls,...

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Kenneth Thomas

February 21, 1921 — October 3, 2012
Service: October 5, 2012

Kenneth L. Thomas, 91, of Rock Falls died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Transitions Health and Rehab Center, Rock Falls. Kenneth was born February 21, 1921 in Delmar, North Dakota. He married Betty Smith in 1939. She died in 1964. He worked for Globe Machine in South Beloit for several years. He was a US Army veteran serving during WWII. He is survived by two sons, Larry Thomas and Michael Thomas both of Rock Falls and several...

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Curtis Waggoner

Curtis Waggoner

— October 1, 2012
Service: October 6, 2012

STERLING – Curtis Waggoner, age 63, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Curtis was born October 14, 1948 in Anamosa, Iowa the son of Nathaniel R. and Glenda M. (McElvania) Waggoner. He married Kaye Schiller on June 21, 1975 in Woodstock. Curtis was employed as an Engineering Technician with the Department of Agriculture for 35 years retiring in December 2007. He was a member of the Rock River Road Runners...

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Mary E. Robertson

Mary E. Robertson

July 25, 1934 — September 27, 2012
Service: October 1, 2012

ROCK FALLS – Mary E. Robertson, 78 of Rock Falls died Thursday September 27, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on July 25, 1934 in Rock Falls, the daughter of Albin and Helen (Crotts) Frieberg. She was employed as a mental health technician at the Jack Mabley Center for 33 years retiring in 1997. Surviving are two sons: Harold Pessman and Roger Pessman both of Rock Falls; three daughters: Linda (Bob) Robbins of Rock...

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Richard C.  Steder

Richard C. Steder

October 3, 1947 — September 27, 2012
Service: October 2, 2012

ROCK FALLS – Richard C. Steder, 64 of Rock Falls died Thursday September 27, 2012 at Genisis Medical Center, Davenport, IA. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Dixon, the son of Fred and Velma M (Switzer) Steder. He married Kathleen Hancock on March 7, 1970 in Dixon. Richard had been employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co for 28 years in the East Plant until their closure. He then worked at Edelmann's in Dixon for about 5...

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