Obituaries

Steven S. Bitler

Steven S. Bitler

September 8, 1948 — May 7, 2020
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ALBANY – Steven S. Bitler, age 71 of Albany, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at home. Steve was born on September 8, 1948, the son of Donald "Bud" and Phyllis (Wierma) Bitler. Survivors include a daughter, Stormy Broome of Kennewick, WA; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Triston and Tyler Broome; sister, Dawn Snowden; brothers, Danny (Meridee) Harry "Butch", Brian (Vicky) and many nieces and nephews. Steven was preceded in death by...

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Nug Johnson

Nug Johnson

— May 7, 2020
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ROCK FALLS – NUG JOHNSON 2010-2020. It is with heavy hearts we said good bye to Nug, our boy in a dog suit. You may have seen him around town, as he has been a service dog for10 years. Born in California, he did love it here in Illinois, and had many friends. Nug loved the girls at the Maple House, Wagon Wheel, and Aldi. He also attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls regularly. We miss you Boo, Jim & Kathi Johnson

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Richard Fleischer

Richard Fleischer

February 13, 1933 — May 6, 2020
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ROCK FALLS – Richard Fleischer, 87, of Rock Falls, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Allure of Prophetstown. Richard was born on February 13, 1933, the son of Russel and Mary (Grady) Fleischer. He married Carol Kirchner on July 9, 1955 in Chicago. She predeceased him on March 7, 2017. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Jeffrey) Laleman of Rock Falls, and Candis Wilhelmi of FL; one son, Gary (Brigitte) Fleischer of Lisle; four...

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Terry  L  Jones

Terry L Jones

November 21, 1954 — May 6, 2020
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FULTON – Terry L. Jones, 65, of Fulton, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at his home. Terry was born in Morrison on November 21, 1954, the son of Samuel and Dorothea Jones. He worked in construction for many years. Terry was a hard worker and enjoyed watching Texas A&M football. Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Jones of Sterling, and Faith Jones of Dixon; one son, Josh Jones of Sterling; one sister, Laura Hansen of Clinton, IA...

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Marilyn A Vinson

Marilyn A Vinson

March 2, 1931 — May 6, 2020
Service: May 8, 2020

STERLING – Marilyn A. Vinson, 89 of Sterling died Wednesday May 6, 2020 at Rock River Hospice & Home. She was born on March 2, 1931 in Eagle Grove, IA the daughter of Porter Palmer and Mildred Gertrude (Campbell) Dewey. She married Paul Edward Vinson on November 15, 1952 in Sterling. He died March 12, 2005. Marilyn was employed as the executive secretary to the President at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon retiring after 37 years of...

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Virginia A. Gustafson

Virginia A. Gustafson

September 9, 1925 — May 5, 2020
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Virginia Beattie (Toms) Gustafson, age 94 of Sterling, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Virginia was born on September 9, 1925 in Chambersburg, PA, the daughter of Eldon and Helen (Tarner) Beattie. She married Harold Toms on March 27, 1947 and together they had one son. She then married Carl Gustafson on November 26, 1976 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2015. Virginia worked for...

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Lawrence W. Scanlan

Lawrence W. Scanlan

September 4, 1939 — May 2, 2020
Service: May 6, 2020

LYNDON, IL – Lawrence W. "Larry" Scanlan, 80 of rural Lyndon died Saturday May 2, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on September 4, 1939 in Rock Falls, the son of William P. and Cecelia (Martenson) Scanlan. Larry always had a love for music having played from an early age with his brothers in the "Musical Scanlan Brothers" group. He married Peggy Jo Knox on July 28, 1957 in Rock Falls. Larry began his working career at the...

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Tony S. Torres

Tony S. Torres

January 14, 1931 — May 2, 2020
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Tony S. Torres Tony was born on January 14, 1931 in Tallulah, Louisiana to Emilio and Isabel Torres and was a long time resident of Rock Falls. He married his sweetheart Ofelia 'Chappy' Garza on October 21, 1961 in Edinburg,Texas. Ofelia preceded him in death on February 16, 2012. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire for 34 years as a millwright retiring in 1990. Tony enlisted as an infantry man in the United States Army serving a...

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Arlyn  Dale Thomson

Arlyn Dale Thomson

January 1, 1938 — April 30, 2020
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Arlyn Dale Thomson, 82, Morrison, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Arlyn was born on January 1, 1938 in Morrison, IL, the son of Donald and Emily (Janssen) Thomson. He married C. Claudia (Mons) Thomson on October 10, 1958, and together they had two sons. He married Jonni (Gallentine) Thomson on July 7, 2007 in Morrison. Arlyn retired from General Electric in Morrison after working there many years. He enjoyed fishing with his...

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Robert J. Johnson

Robert J. Johnson

September 19, 1955 — April 28, 2020
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DIXON – Robert "RJ" James Johnson, 64, of Dixon died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. RJ was born in Sterling on September 19, 1955, the son of Louis and June (Dye) Johnson. He was a resident at Jack Mabely Center in Dixon. All that knew RJ couldn't help but love him. He was a very loving person and was always there to give a helping hand. Survivors include his father, Louis Johnson of Sterling;...

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