Obituaries

Erick Olivas

Erick Olivas

September 20, 1987 — April 22, 2019
Service: April 26, 2019

Erick F. Olivas, 31 died Monday April 22, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on September 20, 1987 in Dixon, the son of Hugo and I. Cristina (Carrillo) Olivas and was a graduate of Lincolns Challenge Military Academy in Rantoul, Illinois. Erick had been employed at Applebee's in Sterling. He enjoyed music and playing his saxophone, and enjoyed spending time with his adopted son and daughter Kingsley Dubois and Alexzandria...

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Alice E. Poppenhouse

Alice E. Poppenhouse

April 15, 1919 — April 22, 2019
Service: April 27, 2019

Alice Evelyn Poppenhouse, age 100 of Sterling, died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Alice was born on April 15, 1919 in Sterling, the daughter of Stephen and Susan (Landis) Weidel. She married Dr. Curtis Poppenhouse on July 8, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1996. Alice was a homemaker and also worked in the office where her husband was a veterinarian. She was a member of the Broadway Methodist...

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Joseph  Lewis

Joseph Lewis

October 26, 1949 — April 21, 2019
Service: No Services

Joseph W. Lewis, 69 died Sunday April 21, 2019 at the Citadel of Sterling. He was born on October 26, 1949 in Rock Falls the son of Charles and Irlena (Markem) Lewis. He worked for many years as a rehabilitation aide at the Exceptional Care and Training Center in Sterling. He had served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his son, Jarod Lewis of Rock Falls and his daughter Miranda Lewis of Rock Falls; his former wife...

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Michael Seidel

July 3, 1955 — April 21, 2019
Service: Services Pending

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Patrick D. Gilley

Patrick D. Gilley

March 23, 1955 — April 20, 2019
Service: April 27, 2019

Patrick Gilley, age 64, went to be with the Lord in his home Saturday April 20, 2019. Patrick was born on March 23, 1955 in Chicago the son of Fred and Marie (Cartenuoto) Gilley. He married Vickie Hain on July 15, 1989 in Bensenville. Patrick was employed with Hobart ITW in Elk Grove Village for 18 years, retiring in 2018. He enjoyed his grandchildren & family and was an avid Chicago sports fan. Survivors include his...

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Louella A. Wilson

Louella A. Wilson

October 23, 1925 — April 20, 2019
Service: April 23, 2019

Louella A. Wilson, age 93, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Louella was born October 23, 1925 in Wheaton the daughter of Ernest and Eleanor (Davis) Hubbart. She married Raymond R. Wilson on November 12, 1960 in Pinkneyville. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2015. Louella was employed at GE in Morrison for 25 years retiring in 1986. Survivors include three sons, Neil...

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Gino Cecchetti

Gino Cecchetti

January 18, 1956 — April 19, 2019
Service: Services Pending

Gino Cecchetti, age 63 of Sterling, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home. Gino was born on January 18, 1956 in Dixon, the son of William and Elizabeth (Fane) Cecchetti. He worked at Rhodes Feed Service and Quebecor during his lifetime. Gino was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest. Survivors include two daughters, Dana and Jana Cecchetti; two brothers, Louis Cecchetti (Bobbi Darr...

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Ronald VenDenBerghe

Ronald VenDenBerghe

July 13, 1942 — April 18, 2019
Service: April 23, 2019

Ronald A. VanDenBerghe, 76 of Sterling died Thursday April 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 13, 1942 in Kewanee, IL the son of Albert August and Mabel Nellie (Moon) VanDenBerghe and was a 1961 graduate of Kewanee High School. While in high school worked at Dell Farm Grocery. He then went to serve in the US Army. After his service time, he went back to work at Dell Farm Grocery, working his way up to...

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Carrie Burgess

Carrie Burgess

February 6, 1943 — April 17, 2019
Service: April 19, 2019

Carrie Burgess, 76, a resident of Rock Falls, died on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 at Central Du Page Hospital in Winfield. Carrie was born on February 6, 1943 in Skygusty, West Virginia to Calvin and Eula (Duncan) Harman. She married Ronald Burgess on March 2, 1961 in Dixon. Carrie enjoyed sewing, doing arts and crafts and baking. Her family favorite was her German Chocolate Cake and her corn bread. She loved and cherished her...

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Dorothy Boucher

Dorothy Boucher

December 26, 1930 — April 16, 2019
Service: April 23, 2019

Dorothy E. Boucher, age 89 of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Dorothy was born on December 26, 1930 in Sublett, IL, the daughter of John and Grace (Huyett) Warkins. She married Charles F. Boucher on December 27, 1950 in Oregon, IL. She worked for the Lincolnland Red Cross as a courier for several years. Dorothy was a past Democrat committee member and member of the Sterling Family Moose. She...

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