Obituaries

Neil A. Partridge

Neil A. Partridge

March 12, 1931 — August 22, 2014
Service: No Services

Neil A. Partridge, age 83 of Rock Falls, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Neil was born on March 12, 1931 in Sterling, the son of John L. and Gertrude (Eberly) Partridge, Sr. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Neil married Gyneth Frank on September 28, 1953 in Yorktown. He worked for Lawrence Brothers as a tool and die maker for 47 years before retiring in 1996. After retirement, Neil...

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Edward Lewis Olds III

— August 18, 2014
Service: Services Pending

Edward Lewis Olds, III, of Mount Carroll, IL passed away suddenly Monday August 18, 2014 in Venice, Italy, while on holiday with his wife, Diane, and close friends. Arrangements are pending

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Philip S. Lekas

Philip S. Lekas

March 4, 1963 — August 13, 2014
Service: No Services

Philip Stephen Lekas, age 51 of Rock Falls, formally of Burbank, IL, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home. Philip was born March 4, 1963 the son of Raymond and Carol (Thomas) Lekas. Survivors include his father Raymond of Hodgkins, IL, two brothers George (Pat) Lekas of Madison, WI and Christopher Lekas of Burbank, one sister Pamela Lekas of Sauk Village, IL, eight nieces and nephews Samantha, Patrice, Kathy, George, Jr., Diane,...

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Vicky A. Olson

Vicky A. Olson

December 15, 1945 — August 13, 2014
Service: No Services

Vicky A. Olson, of Orlando, FL and formerly of Rock Falls died Wednesday August 13, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Vicky was born on December 15, 1945 in Sterling, the daughter of Faye and Anna McKee. She married Terry Lee Olson on May 24, 1962. He preceded her in death on May 17, 2007. She is survived by three daughters: Terilyn (Mark) Kilroy of Orlando, FL, Peggy Olson (Chuck Pyse) of Tampa, FL and Dee Dee (Pat) Fortney...

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Crystal "Ginger" Banda-Mullen

Crystal "Ginger" Banda-Mullen

November 1, 1968 — August 12, 2014
Service: August 16, 2014

Crystal "Ginger" Stella Banda-Mullen, age 45 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at home. Crystal was born on November 1, 1968 in Sterling to Calletano and Estella (Lopez) Banda. She married Rodney Mullen on August 15 1988 in Clinton, Iowa. Crystal worked as a Patient Service Representative at KSB for about six years. Crystal was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Rodney; five children...

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Myrna Rae A. Boothe

Myrna Rae A. Boothe

October 11, 1939 — August 11, 2014
Service: August 15, 2014

Myrna Rae Alice Boothe Myrna Rae Alice Boothe, age 74, died in her Polo home on the morning of August 11, 2014. Myrna Rae was born to Clarence and Christine (Stromme) Dornbusch on October 11, 1939 in Milbank, South Dakota. She was the youngest of their six children. She moved to Sterling, Illinois with her family as a young child. Myrna graduated from Sterling High School and attended nursing school at Swedish American Hospital in...

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Joy E. Stevens

Joy E. Stevens

December 25, 1914 — August 6, 2014
Service: August 12, 2014

Joy E. Stevens, age 99 formerly of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Joy was born on December 25, 1914 in Rock Falls to George R. and Ethel M. (Rosengren) Sheldon. She married Elwyn Stevens on July 2, 1939 in Rock Falls; he preceded her in death on September 22, 1994. Joy worked as a secretary at Rock Falls Jr. High School for over 25 years. She was an avid bowler and bowled regularly until...

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Elmer "Bud" Albus, Jr

Elmer "Bud" Albus, Jr

May 13, 1927 — August 5, 2014
Service: August 9, 2014

Elmer "Bud" Albus, Jr. age 87 of Sterling died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 surrounded by his family. Bud was born May 13, 1927 in Rock Falls, the son of Elmer L. and Ella (Christiansen) Albus, Sr. He married Beverly "Betty" Oberg on February 11, 1947 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He worked at Rock Falls RB&W for many years, retiring in 1989. Bud then worked with the Sterling Township for 13 years. He served in Germany in the US...

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Ruth B. Lauts

Ruth B. Lauts

June 23, 1924 — August 5, 2014
Service: August 8, 2014

Ruth B. Lauts, 90 formerly of Rock Falls died Tuesday August 5, 2014 at Parkway Center, in Sterling. Ruth was born on June 23, 1924 in Rock Island the daughter of Jesse and Myrtle (Wainwright) Hanna. She married Edwin M. Lauts on December 28, 1945 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2000. Ruth was a member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church since 1954. She was also a member of the Outaga Camping Club. Ruth was a...

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Ciria Rodriguez

Ciria Rodriguez

August 11, 1922 — August 5, 2014
Service: August 8, 2014

Ciria Rodriguez, age 91 died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Ciria was born August 11, 1922 in Dr Arroyo, Mexico, the daughter of Jose and Teresa (Perez) Felaciano. Survivors include two daughters Grace Rodriguez-Cid of Sterling, and Gloria Serrano of Franklin, TN, two sons Herman Rodriguez, Jr. of Kewanee, and Adrian Rodriguez of Prophetstown, three sisters Esperanza Torres of Alamo, TX, Connie Munguia of...

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