Obituaries

Mary Louise Mohlenkamp

Mary Louise Mohlenkamp

July 25, 1934 — September 27, 2014
Service: October 1, 2014

SHANNON, IL – Mary Louise Mohlenkamp, 80, of Shannon, IL, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her residence. Louise was born July 25, 1934, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of John and Clara (Portner) Schaefer. She was a 1952 graduate of the Ashton High School and a 1955 graduate from the KSB Hospital School of Nursing. She married Robert Wagenknecht on March 23, 1958, in Dixon, IL. He preceded her in death on September 6, 1980. She...

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Janet S. Near

Janet S. Near

August 28, 1941 — September 26, 2014
Service: No Services

Janet S. Near, age 73 of Sterling died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Janet was born August 28, 1941 in Mendota, the daughter of Maurice D. and Eleanor (Baumgartner) Herbach. She worked at G.E. in Morrison for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Sherry (George) Welker of Sterling; one son, David Near of Sterling and two grandchildren, Sierra and Gage. She was preceded in death by her parents...

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Charles L. Deets

Charles L. Deets

August 2, 1932 — September 25, 2014
Service: September 29, 2014

Charles L. Deets, age 82, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home. Charlie was born August 2, 1932 in Emerson the son of John L. and Bessie B. (Stanley) Deets. He served in the US Air Force. He married Judith Gann on March 11, 1977 in Sycamore and was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire as a mobile equipment operator for 30 years retiring in 1997. He was a charter member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. ...

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Margaret L. Sotelo

Margaret L. Sotelo

September 3, 1941 — September 25, 2014
Service: October 3, 2014

Margaret L. Sotelo, 73, of Rock Falls, IL, died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at her home. Margaret was born September 3, 1941, in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Jesus and Angela (Ortega) Rios. She married Camilo G. Sotelo on February 14, 1960, in Sterling, IL. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls, IL, a member of the church choir and prayer group. She was an excellent vocalist having sung for many weddings and...

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Mackenzie Kay Holcomb

Mackenzie Kay Holcomb

September 20, 2000 — September 23, 2014
Service: No Services

Mackenzie Kay Holcomb, age 13 of Sterling, has left the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Mackenzie was born on September 30, 2000 in Sterling to Edward Stastny, Jr. and Torie Holcomb. She was a loving daughter and sister. She loved unicorns, hanging out with her friends and listening to music. Mackenzie was known for her silly personality. She was a very loyal friend who was always there for the...

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Dave Kierczynski

Dave Kierczynski

March 27, 1944 — September 21, 2014
Service: No Services

Francis "Dave" Kierczynski, 70 of Rock Falls died Sunday September 21, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 27, 1944 in Peru, IL the son of Frank and Ann (Jakubczak) Kierczynski. He married Frances G. "Fran" DeHasque on May 16, 1964 in Peru. Dave had worked at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling retiring as a machinist. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Dave enjoyed fishing, metal detecting,...

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Wyman William Vinson

Wyman William Vinson

October 17, 1951 — September 18, 2014
Service: September 22, 2014

ROCK FALLS – Wyman W. "Skip" Vinson, age 62, died at home Thursday September 18, 2014. Skip was born on October 17, 1951 in Walnut Ridge, Ark. the son of Eddie and Lola (Collins) Vinson. He was a local musical celebrity for 47 years and carpet installer. Survivors include, his loving companion of 6 years Bonnie Bertolozzi; two sons, Wyman "Skip" II (Angie) Vinson of Box Elder, S.D. and Seth Vinson of Morrison; three sisters, Alice...

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Richard Arthur Barnum

Richard Arthur Barnum

October 10, 1931 — September 17, 2014
Service: No Services

Richard Arthur Barnum Richard Arthur Barnum age, 82 of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center of Moline. Richard was born on October 10, 1931 in Oak Park to Lester and Bertha (Baither) Barnum. He married his beloved wife on March 10, 1958 in Milwaukee, WI; she preceded him in death on May 31, 2011. He worked as a Millwright at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 31 years. Richard was a loving husband,...

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Janetta j. Vance

Janetta j. Vance

May 4, 1930 — September 17, 2014
Service: September 20, 2014

STERLING – Janetta J. Vance, age 84, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling. Janetta was born on May 4, 1930 in Sterling the daughter of Clyde A. and Edna Mae (Shelley) Hemminger. She married Darl Vance on October 2, 1948 in Sterling. He died November 29, 2012. Janetta was a Homemaker. Survivors include, one daughter, Connie DeWaele of Rock Falls; four sons, Darrell (Che) Vance of Killeen, Texas, David ...

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Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright

Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright

August 5, 2014 — September 15, 2014
Service: September 18, 2014

Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright, infant daughter of Heather Echebarria and Kevin Wright passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, Iowa. Isabella was born August 5, 2014 in Sterling. She is survived by her parents Kevin and Heather of Fulton; big sister Jasmine Wright, big brothers Isaac Echebarria and Dylan Wright all at home; maternal grandparents, Dawn (Glenn) Stuart) of Fulton, Jerry Jr. ...

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