Obituaries

Kathy A.  Thomas

Kathy A. Thomas

December 6, 1961 — August 13, 2019
Service: No Services

Kathy A. Thomas, age 57 of Dixon, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at her home. Kathy was born on December 6, 1961 in Rock Falls, the daughter of John and Pauline (Becrest) Crowder. She married Charles Thomas on July 12, 1997 in Rock Falls. Kathy worked for Kreider Services for 15 years as a habilitation technician. Survivors include her husband, Charles; one son, Jordan (Neysa) McCleary of Milledgeville; two daughters, Charity King of GA...

Read More
David  Wolf

David Wolf

March 12, 1953 — August 12, 2019
Service: August 17, 2019

David A. Wolf, Sr., age 66, of Lyndon, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home. David was born March 12, 1953 in Sterling the son of Walter and Lenore (Steffen) Wolf. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later married Sally Galvin on March 12, 1999 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on February 23, 2018. David was employed at Tyson for 15 years retiring in 2018. Survivors include one son, David A. Wolf, Jr.; and five...

Read More
Myrna Schauff

Myrna Schauff

July 26, 1935 — August 11, 2019
Service: August 16, 2019

Myrna D. Schauff, 84 died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Heritage Health in Walnut. She was born on July 26, 1935 in Kansas, IL the daughter of Herman and A. Olive (Childress) Hallman. She was a graduate of Walnut High School and Sterling School of Beauty. She married Gerald Schauff on February 16, 1957 in Walnut. Myrna was a breast cancer survivor since 1965. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico and served as a past...

Read More
Gary L. Skrogstad

Gary L. Skrogstad

September 6, 1955 — August 10, 2019
Service: August 14, 2019

Gary L. Skrogstad, age 63, of Sterling, died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Gary was born September 6, 1955 in Sterling the son of Leslie and Rebecca (Stone) Skrogstad. He married Virginia Burger on September 8, 1979 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on May 20, 2017. Gary was employed at Sterling Steel as a crane operator for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Nicole Skrogstad of...

Read More
Larry D. Buchanan

Larry D. Buchanan

October 15, 1960 — August 8, 2019
Service: August 15, 2019

Larry Dean Buchanan, age 58, of Sterling, was killed in a construction accident on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 in Wyoming. Larry was born on October 15th, 1960 in Mooresville, N.C., the son of Ira and Gladys (Mayberry) Buchanan. He married Connie Sue Grenoble on June 9th, 2018 in Rockfalls after being together for 13 years prior. Larry was employed at Cold Storage Construction as the Superintendent for many years. Larry was an avid sports fan...

Read More
James D. Mackeben

James D. Mackeben

September 19, 1936 — August 8, 2019
Service: No Services

James D. Mackeben, age 82, of Rock Falls, passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2019. Jim was born September 19, 1936 the son of Roy and Gladys Mackeben. He retired from driving truck for several years and was known as "Little Jimmy Dickens" to his truck driving family. Jim was a member of the Rock Falls Eagles Club Aerie 2783. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; his children and their families; a brother, Denny (Anne) Mackeben;...

Read More
Frances Scudder

Frances Scudder

December 18, 1920 — August 8, 2019
Service: August 13, 2019

Frances Bohms Scudder, 98 of Sterling died Thursday August 8, 2019 at Heritage Woods of Sterling. She was born on December 18, 1920 in Morrison, the daughter of John and Emma (Hughes) Gorzny. She was educated in a rural Morrison school and was a graduate of Morrison High School and of Liberty School of Beauty Culture in Peoria. She married Edward Bohms on March 9, 1940 in Davenport, IA. He died July 9, 1959. She later married Bernard Scudder...

Read More
Veronica Tschosik

Veronica Tschosik

October 12, 1940 — August 6, 2019
Service: August 10, 2019

Veronica Tschosik, age 78 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Veronica was born on October 12, 1940 in Sterling, the daughter of Edward and Lucille (Whaley) Grennan. She married Edward Tschosik on September 5, 1964 at St. Andrew in Rock Falls. Veronica owned and operated The Bridal Path in Sterling for about 15 years. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Veronica...

Read More
Orvie Inez Peppers

Orvie Inez Peppers

April 22, 1926 — August 4, 2019
Service: August 8, 2019

Orvie I. Peppers, 93 formerly of Rock Falls died Sunday August 4, 2019 at Resthave Home in Morrison. She was born on April 22, 1926 in Hackleburg, Alabama the daughter of Thomas J. and Minnie I. (Crow) Tidwell. She had worked in dietary at the former Dixon Develop Mental Center for 20 years and then worked for 6 years in dietary at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. She was a member of Como Baptist Church. She had enjoyed sewing,...

Read More
Eugene J. Korf

Eugene J. Korf

April 11, 1943 — August 3, 2019
Service: August 7, 2019

Eugene J. Korf, age 76 of Milledgeville, died August 3, 2019 at home, Gene was born on April 11, 1943 in Freeport, the son of Alfred and Ruth (Vietmeier) Korf. He married Wilma Hook on August 7, 1966 in Shannon. She preceded him in death on February 15, 2003. Gene worked at Kraft Foods and at Northwestern Steel and Wire. He enjoyed going to flea markets and recycling papers for the senior center. He was a member of the Dutchtown Church of...

Read More