Obituaries

Ila J. Hulstrom-Holly

Ila J. Hulstrom-Holly

July 7, 1928 — June 24, 2016
Service: June 27, 2016

Ila J. Hulstrom-Holly, 87, of Sterling, IL, passed away on June 24, 2016, at the CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. Ila was born July 7, 1928, in Osceola, IL; the daughter of James A. and R. Bernice (Clarke) Forbes. She married Everett E. Hulstrom and later married Thomas Holly on March 22, 1999, in Ocala, FL. He preceded her in death on November 16, 2011. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sterling, a senior member of the...

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Russell L. Spencer

Russell L. Spencer

February 2, 1947 — June 23, 2016
Service: June 28, 2016

Russell L. Spencer, 88, of Walnut, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born August 2, 1927 in Rock Falls, he was a son of Toby O. and Etta Mae (Crotts) Spencer. He was united in marriage to Ellen "Boots" Von Holten on February 2, 1947 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Russell proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII from 1944-1946. He worked as a Boiler Fireman with...

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Agnes Ann Worthington

Agnes Ann Worthington

November 3, 1942 — June 23, 2016
Service: June 29, 2016

Agnes Ann Worthington, age 73 of Sterling, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Agnes was born on November 3, 1942 in Sterling, the daughter of Lawrence and Margaret (Lauff) Aldrich. She attended Newman Central Catholic High School and graduated with the class of 1961. Agnes received her nursing certificate at Sauk Valley Community College and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Winning Wheels in Prophetstown....

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Larry L. Alber

Larry L. Alber

March 10, 1944 — June 21, 2016
Service: June 27, 2016

Larry Loren Alber passed away from this life on June 21, 2016. He was born in Freeport, Illinois, to the late Loren and Lucile Bushman Alber on March 10, 1944. He graduated from Milledgeville, Illinois High School and then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, where he graduated in 1966. His career after college began with work for Kraft Foods in Illinois and later with Planters Peanuts in Fort Smith, Arkansas. ...

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Gonzalo Mena

Gonzalo Mena

September 24, 1923 — June 20, 2016
Service: June 23, 2016

STERLING – Gonzalo C. Mena, 92 of Sterling died Monday June 20, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on September 24, 1923 in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Roberto and Carmen (Castillo) Mena. He married Rose Sandoval on January 31, 1947 in Ft Madison, IA. She died September 13, 1993. Mr. Mena was employed for 36 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. ...

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Glen R. Stanley

Glen R. Stanley

August 12, 1919 — June 17, 2016
Service: No Services

Glen R. Stanley, 96, was born August 12, 1919 in Coloma Township to Bertha (Selgastad) Stanley and Clarence Stanley. A lifetime resident of Rock Falls, he entered into His Eternal Life on June 17, 2016. A good man, a hardworking man and a brilliant minded man, he was an Eagle Scout, called up to serve his country during WW II, willing to serve but rejected due to a heart condition. Glen was a diversified man and proud of his Norwegian...

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Meredith Anne Renkes

Meredith Anne Renkes

January 13, 1930 — June 16, 2016
Service: July 8, 2016

Meredith A. Renkes, 86, of Morrison, IL, passed away June 16, 2016, at CGH Medical Center. Meredith was born January 13, 1930, in Morrison; the daughter of Ralph and Sara (Rogers) Domdey. She married Warren R. Renkes on November 7, 1947, in Morrison, IL. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1998. Meredith was a 1947 graduate of Morrison High School. She was employed at General Electric, and later, owned and operated with her husband...

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Jerry R.  Burgess, Sr.

Jerry R. Burgess, Sr.

January 20, 1949 — June 14, 2016
Service: June 17, 2016

Jerry Richard Burgess, Sr., age 67 of Sterling, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at home. Jerry was born on January 20, 1949 in Saltville, VA, the son of George and Myrtle (Porter) Burgess. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the War in Vietnam. Jerry was employed by the United States Postal Service for 24 years. Survivors include his mother, Myrtle of Janesville, WI; one daughter, Kendra (Jeff) Cook of Sterling; two sons, Jerry R....

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Phillip Gary Pyron

Phillip Gary Pyron

December 1, 1949 — June 13, 2016
Service: June 17, 2016

Phillip Gary Pyron, 66 of Sterling died Monday June 13, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on December 1, 1949 in Marvell, AR the son of Wilburn and Lola (Berry) Pyron. He married Bonnie J. French on June 14, 1968 at Como Baptist Church, Sterling. He had worked for many years at the former Reliant Fastner in Rock Falls. He enjoyed watching and attending grandchildren's softball / baseball games and sport events. Survivors...

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Diane H. Walsh

Diane H. Walsh

October 2, 1942 — June 12, 2016
Service: No Services

Diane H. Walsh, age 73 of Sterling, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her immediate family, after being visited the last few weeks by so many dear friends and family members. Diane was born on October 2, 1942 in West Palm Beach, FL, the daughter of William H. and Margaret (Rood) Small, Jr. She married Robert Walsh, Sr. on August 19, 1959 in Las Vegas, NV....

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