Obituaries

Cynthia A. Montanez

Cynthia A. Montanez

March 3, 1951 — January 2, 2019
Service: January 8, 2019

Cynthia A. Montanez, 67, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 3, 1951 in Sterling to John and Ernestine (Penaflor) Barron. She was a homemaker and attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Surviving are her children: Dominick Montanez, Monica Eshelman, and Daniela (Travis Weitzel) Silvas all of Sterling; her sisters, Vickie Rios and Bobbie (Nick) Rodriguez all of Sterling; her brothers...

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Michael D. Jacobs

Michael D. Jacobs

December 29, 1973 — December 31, 2018
Service: January 8, 2019

Michael Dean Jacobs, age 45 of Sterling, died Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home. Michael was born on December 29, 1973 in Sterling, the son of Robert C. Jacobs and Patricia A. Netherly. He drove a delivery truck for Bimbo for over 25 years. Survivors include his parents, Robert (Marie) Jacobs of Rock Falls and Patricia Netherly of West Milwaukee, WI; his sister, Judy Shelton of West Milwaukee; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Jacobs...

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Mark A. McClintock

Mark A. McClintock

August 6, 1968 — December 27, 2018
Service: January 2, 2019

Mark A. McClintock, 50, of Pleasant Valley, formerly of Sterling died on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Trinity Medical Center North in Bettendorf, Iowa. He was born on August 6, 1968 in Sterling to Larry McClintock and Shirley Williams. Mark owned and operated Boozie's Bar and Grill in Davenport for 11 years. He was a 1987 graduate of Prophetstown High School and was an avid sports fan including the Cubs and Bears but he was most...

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Robert Charles Schwab

August 19, 1936 — December 27, 2018
Service: January 5, 2019

Robert C. Schwab, 82 of Rock Falls died peacefully at his home on Thursday December 27, 2018. He was born on August 19, 1936 in Sterling, the son of Leonard and Esther (Brown) Schwab and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. Bob served in the Marine Corps aboard a Navy ship, stationed in the Mediterranean, as a signalman. He married the former Margaret J. Challand on June 23, 1962 in Sterling. Bob worked many years for National Cash...

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Michael Loncar

Michael Loncar

February 13, 1940 — December 26, 2018
Service: No Services

Michael Loncar, age 78, of Fulton, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Mercy Living Center North in Clinton, Iowa. Michael was born February 13, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Mike and Florence (Blamey) Loncar. He was raised by the Simoni family during his teenage years. Michael married Barbara Jean Dykstra on February 4, 1963 in Nebraska. He was employed at DuPont in Camanche, Iowa retiring in 1982. Michael was an avid...

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John Christian Hildebrand

John Christian Hildebrand

June 28, 1929 — December 25, 2018
Service: December 29, 2018

John Christian Hildebrand entered God's loving arms on Christmas day, 2018 at the age of 89 years, 5 months, 3 weeks and 6 days. He was born June 28, 1929 in Lyndon Illinois, son of Chris and Hattie (Johnson) Hildebrand. In December 1948 he entered the army and served as a staff sergeant during the Korean war. John met Arlene C Witt in her hometown of Minocqua Wisconsin. It was love at first sight followed by a June 7, 1953 wedding and this...

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Kenneth Houzenga

Kenneth Houzenga

August 12, 1935 — December 25, 2018
Service: December 29, 2018

Kenneth Houzenga, age 83, of Fulton, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Kenneth was born August 12, 1935 in Thomson the son of Richard and Hilda (Eissens) Houzenga. He served in the US Army and later married Marge Beswick on February 4, 1955 in Fulton. He was employed as a welder at John Deere Harvester in East Moline for 30 years retiring in February of 1993. Kenneth was an avid bowler and enjoyed...

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Zelma Book

Zelma Book

November 19, 1922 — December 19, 2018
Service: December 28, 2018

Zelma Book, 96 of Sterling died Wednesday December 19, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on November 19, 1922 in Waupun, WI the daughter of John and Catherine (Wulf) Zigler. She married Orrin D. Book on June 15, 1941 in Sterling. He died December 6, 1991. Survivors include two daughters: Patricia McNinch of Appleton, WI and Judy (Cliff) Bailey of Cleveland, TN; two sisters: Beverly Goodman of Santa Monica, CA...

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Rita Mary Graff

July 17, 1932 — December 18, 2018
Service: December 22, 2018

STERLING – Rita M. Graff, age 86, died Tuesday December 18, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Rita was born on July 17, 1932 in Sterling the daughter of John J. and Bertha E. (Hayen) Minertz. She married Eugene R. Graff on May 31, 1954 in Sterling. Rita was employed with Central National Bank and at Northland Farms as a Bookkeeper. She was a former 4H leader for the Jordan Super Sallies. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing. She...

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Loretta Ruth Robinette

Loretta Ruth Robinette

February 20, 1933 — December 18, 2018
Service: No Services

DEER GROVE – Loretta Ruth Robinett, 85 of Deer Grove, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at her home. Loretta was born on February 20, 1933 in Sikeston, Missouri, the daughter of William and Ruby (Browning) Hill. She married Lonnie Earl Robinett, Sr. Loretta worked at General Electric for over 30 years. Survivors include her daughter, Judith Ann (John) Brandenburg of Maricopa, AZ; two brothers, Gary Hill and Buddy Hill; one sister, Ann;...

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