Obituaries

Danny E. Porter, Sr.

Danny E. Porter, Sr.

December 2, 1953 — February 17, 2019
Service: February 22, 2019

Danny E. Porter, Sr., 65 of Sterling, died Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Danny was born on December 2, 1953 at St. Francis hospital in Kewanee, IL, the son of Cecil D. and Beulah (Neer) Porter. He spent his school years growing up in Morrison schools. He worked summers from junior high and high school until when he was married learning the painting business of his father, Cecil. He was still in the...

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Robert D. Livingston

Robert D. Livingston

December 17, 1944 — February 16, 2019
Service: February 21, 2019

PROPHETSTOWN – Robert D. Livingston, age 74 died at his home Saturday February 16, 2019. Robert was born on December 17, 1944 in Yale the son of William and Jessie (O'Dell) Livingston. He married Karen "Kay" Gorzney on October 3, 1965 in Low Moor, Iowa. She died April 19, 2008. Robert was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire Company in Sterling for many years. He loved spending time outdoors working in his garden and morel mushroom...

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Howard A. Miller

Howard A. Miller

August 29, 1936 — February 16, 2019
Service: February 23, 2019

Howard A. Miller, 82 of Sterling, died Saturday, February 16, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Howard was born on August 29, 1936 in Sheboygan Falls, WI, the son of Edgar and Mary (Grooms) Miller. He was a United States Army Veteran and served our country during the Korean War. Howard married Audrey Schomann on May 6, 1955 in Wausau, WI. He worked for many years and retired from Thompson Steel in Franklin Park, IL. He was a member of...

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Donald R. Fortune

Donald R. Fortune

March 2, 1925 — February 15, 2019
Service: February 18, 2019

Donald R. Fortune, 93, of Tampico, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born March 2, 1925 he was a son of Edward and Edith (Carlson) Fortune. He married Joyce Kinney on May 4, 1947 in Rock Falls. She died on September 30, 2016. Don was a veteran of WWII and served in the US Navy. He was a member of Advent Christian Church in Prophetstown and had worked for Case International Harvester for 27 years...

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Marvin J. Alt

Marvin J. Alt

October 18, 1930 — February 13, 2019
Service: No Services

Marvin J. Alt Marvin J. Alt, age 88, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his home. Family and friends mourn the passing of Marvin J. Alt. The world has lost an extraordinary man. His caring and unselfish nature will be missed by all. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Marvin was born on October 18, 1930 the eldest son of John and Evelyn (Bachman) Alt. In his younger years, he was...

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Marc Kolb

Marc Kolb

January 29, 1948 — February 13, 2019
Service: February 17, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Marc Kolb, age 71, died at his home Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Marc was born on January 26, 1948 in Rock Falls the son of Ernest and Josephine (Baker) Kolb. He married LouAnn Davis on August 8, 1977 in Sterling. Marc was employed as a Machinist with National Manufacturing in Sterling for 26 years retiring in 2006. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed listening to a variety of music with his longtime friend Jim Duis. ...

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Betty Jane Mayfield

Betty Jane Mayfield

January 27, 1949 — February 13, 2019
Service: March 23, 2019

Betty J. Mayfield Betty J. Mayfield, 70, of Sterling went to dance with the angels on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. She was born to the late Kermit and Angeline (Rosik) Hansen on January 27, 1949 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She graduated from Denmark High School, Denmark, Wisconsin in 1967. She enjoyed her job working as the secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Dixon. Survivors include her...

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Patti A.  Conery

Patti A. Conery

July 30, 1965 — February 11, 2019
Service: February 16, 2019

Patti A. Conery, age 53, of Rock Falls, died Monday, February 11, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Patti was born July 30, 1965 in Sterling the daughter of Edward and Helen (VanDusen) Conery. She was employed at Halo Branded Solutions in Sterling for over 10 years. Survivors include her significant other, Rodney Schmiedebush of Rock Falls; one daughter, Sara (David Matyka) Schmiedebush of Rock Falls; one sister, Paula...

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Betty R. Lawrence

Betty R. Lawrence

July 13, 1935 — February 11, 2019
Service: No Services

Betty R. Lawrence, 83, of Rock Falls, died Monday, February 11, 2019 at home. Born July 13, 1935 in Chicago, she was a daughter of Henry and Della (nee Tice) Gadbaw. On July 9, 1955 she married Glenn Lawrence in Chicago. He died September 1, 2014. Betty enjoyed embroidering, reading and doing puzzles. She and Glenn traveled around the United States to many places but she especially enjoyed their trips to Hawaii. Those left to honor...

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Gail M. Stickle

Gail M. Stickle

January 3, 1948 — February 11, 2019
Service: No Services

Gail M. Stickle, 71 of Rock Falls, formerly of New Bedford, died Monday, February 11, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling. Gail was born on January 3, 1948 in Westhope, ND, the daughter of Cecil and Clara (Krogen) Spafford. She married Leland Stickle on August 27, 1967 at Grace United Methodist Church in Maxbass, ND. Gail graduated from Maxbass High School in North Dakota, St. Francis School of Nursing in Breckenridge, MN, Sauk...

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