Obituaries

Janice Kay Seidel

Janice Kay Seidel

January 19, 1949 — October 30, 2019
Service: November 2, 2019

Janice Kay Seidel, age 70 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Janice was born on January 19, 1949 in La Salle, the daughter of Sam and Catherine (Pricco) Pagoria. She graduated from Hall High School in Spring Valley in 1967 and then graduated from Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby in 1969. Jan married Michael R. Seidel on May 23, 1970 in Spring Valley. She worked for...

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Clayton K. Reed

Clayton K. Reed

October 27, 1931 — October 27, 2019
Service: November 1, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Clayton K. Reed, age 88, died at his home Sunday, October 27, 2019. Clayton was born on October 27, 1931 in Morrison the son of Fayne and Susan (Hardesty) Reed. He married Carolyn Sue Crane on October 11, 1952 in Abilene, Kan. She died August 2, 2005. Clayton was employed with EBY Brown Trucking for 27 years. He loved to travel especially wintering in Texas with Carolyn Sue. Clayton served his country in the U.S. Army during...

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Bruce Apgar

October 6, 1951 — October 25, 2019
Service: November 9, 2019

PROPHETSTOWN – Bruce T. Apgar, 68 of rural Prophetstown died October 25, 2019 at his home. He was born on October 6, 1951 in Joliet, IL the son of Oliver and Jean (Smith) Apgar. Bruce attended Taft Elementary School and Lockport High School. He married Suzanne Marie Shedosky on January 3, 1978 in Lockport, IL. Bruce loved the simple living he found in rural Prophetstown. He was an excellent cook and baker. Survivors include his wife,...

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Dorothy S. Von Holten

Dorothy S. Von Holten

February 1, 1922 — October 25, 2019
Service: November 2, 2019

WILLIAMSVILLE – Dorothy Sarah Von Holten, age 97, formerly of Rock Falls passed away peacefully Friday, October 25, 2019 at her daughter's home. Dorothy was born on February 1, 1922 in Rock Falls to Anton and Marie (Lofgren) Martenson. She married James Von Holten on October 6, 1940 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He died on January 3, 1979. Dorothy was very involved in the church where she was baptized, confirmed, and married....

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Dorothy "Dottie" Flynn

Dorothy "Dottie" Flynn

January 9, 1964 — October 24, 2019
Service: November 2, 2019

Dorothy "Dottie" Marie Flynn, 55 of Sterling, died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Dottie was born on January 9, 1964 in Sterling, the daughter of John H. and Veneranda (Ribeiro) Duncan. She married Lawrence "Leroy" Flynn in September of 2009 in Sterling. She worked at numerous local restaurants as a waitress for many years. Dottie enjoyed reading, shopping and loved animals, especially her cat and two dogs. ...

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Lee Ann Jones

Lee Ann Jones

August 14, 1955 — October 23, 2019
Service: No Services

Lee Ann Jones, age 64, of Chadwick, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Lee Ann was born August 14, 1955 in Macomb the daughter of Wayne and Betty (Porter) Furlow. She married Larry Jones on November 22, 1984 in Mt. Carroll. Lee Ann was employed at Elkay and the WalMart Distribution Center for many years. She is survived by her husband, Larry Jones of Chadwick; her mother, Betty...

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Linda K. Free

Linda K. Free

July 31, 1949 — October 22, 2019
Service: October 26, 2019

MILLEDGEVILLE – Linda K. Free, age 70, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Linda was born on July 31, 1949 in Dixon the daughter of Wayne and Thelma (Kane) Crawford. She was employed with Borg Warner in Dixon for 37 years retiring in 2009. Linda was a member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church. Survivors include, one daughter, Terri Weegens of Sterling; one son, Christopher Free of Walnut;...

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Michael L. Gragert, Sr.

Michael L. Gragert, Sr.

June 11, 1944 — October 22, 2019
Service: October 26, 2019

Michael L. Gragert, Sr. Michael L. Gragert, Sr., age 75, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City. Michael was born June 11, 1944 in Clarion, Iowa the son of Roy and June (Streit) Gragert. He served in the Army and married Judi Moran on October 10, 1961. They just celebrated their 58th anniversary. Michael was employed at NWS&W and owned and operated Mike's Refrigeration. Survivors include his wife,...

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Edna  M.  LeMay

Edna M. LeMay

September 15, 1933 — October 22, 2019
Service: October 28, 2019

Edna M. LeMay, 86 of Sterling, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, surrounded by her family, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Edna was born on September 15, 1933 in Effingham, the daughter of John and Nellie (Vollmer) Boos. She married Robert P. LeMay on August 21, 1954 in Effingham. He preceded her in death on October 21, 2001. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Edna loved playing any kind of game, especially, Bridge...

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Terry Pratt

Terry Pratt

February 7, 1956 — October 22, 2019
Service: October 28, 2019

PROPHETSTOWN – Terry A. Pratt, 63 of Prophetstown died Tuesday October 22, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on February 7, 1956 in Sterling, the son of Lester L. and Anita L. (Santee) Pratt. He married Michele M. Heimann on September 10, 1977 in Sterling. Terry was a member of the EMS community for most of his life. He served as a paramedic with the Prophetstown Fire District for and Illini Hospital many years and had...

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