Obituaries

Velva A. Kurfiss

Velva A. Kurfiss

October 16, 1944 — July 21, 2014
Service: July 24, 2014

Velva Ann Kurfiss, 69 of Sterling died Monday July 21, 2014 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on October 16, 1944 in Ottumwa, IA the daughter of Paul William and Velma Lorene (Springer) Cameron. She was employed as a QMRP at Krieder Services in Dixon for 17 years retiring in January 1993. Velva married John Charles "Gus" Kurfiss on March 16, 1986 in Kissimmee, FL. She was a member of the First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls. ...

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W. Joyce Cole

W. Joyce Cole

January 1, 1934 — July 20, 2014
Service: July 25, 2014

W. Joyce Cole W. Joyce Cole, age 80, of Sandwich, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich. Joyce was born January 1, 1934 in Fairfield the daughter of Frank and Ruth (Horton) Etheridge. She married John Cole on April 30, 1979 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1992. She was employed at National Manufacturing for 10 years. Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda ...

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Kurtis Lee Fellows

Kurtis Lee Fellows

August 5, 1982 — July 18, 2014
Service: July 22, 2014

STERLING – Kurtis L. Fellows, 31 of Sterling died Friday July 18, 2014 at his home. He was born on August 5, 1982 in Sterling, the son of Dennis and Barbara (Wessels) Fellows. Surviving are his parents of Sterling; his sister Angela Ristau of Sterling his brother Christopher Fellows (Angela Montanez) of Rock Falls; nieces and nephews and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his grand parents. Visitation will be held on Monday...

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Lana K. (Royer) Sweeney

Lana K. (Royer) Sweeney

July 20, 1964 — July 17, 2014
Service: July 19, 2014

Lana K. (Royer) Sweeney Lana K. (Royer) Sweeney, age 49, of Sterling, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Lana was born July 20, 1964 in Sterling the daughter of Vern and Patricia (Girton) Royer. She married Tim Sweeney on August 24, 1990 in Sterling. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of Sterling; her son, Ryan (Crystal) Sweeney of Idaho; her father of Rock Falls; and her sister, Laurie (Dean)...

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Kurt Hartje

Kurt Hartje

April 25, 1972 — July 16, 2014
Service: July 26, 2014

After an extended illness, Kurt J. Hartje, age 42, was received into God's loving kingdom on July 16, 2014 Kurt was born April 25, 1972, the son of Gary and Judy (Daw) Hartje. He is a member of the Milledgeville United Methodist Church. He graduated from Milledgeville High School in 1990 and completed his Bachelor's Degree in English at Northern Illinois University. While at N.I.U., he received the Orville Baker Top Junior English Writer...

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Barbara Eva Heckert

Barbara Eva Heckert

September 18, 1919 — July 16, 2014
Service: July 23, 2014

Barbara Eva Heckert, age 94 formerly of Sterling, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Impala Group Home in Mesa, AZ. Barbara was born on September 18, 1919 in Hague, North Dakota, the daughter of Adam and Eva (Schwartzenberger) Zahn. She married Phil Hermes in 1941; he preceded her in death in March 6, 1976. Barbara then married Tom Heckert in 1979; he also preceded her in death in January 28, 1995. She formerly was a member of St. Mary...

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Betty  Joyce Boyer

Betty Joyce Boyer

March 25, 1927 — July 11, 2014
Service: July 18, 2014

Betty Joyce Boyer, 87, of Sterling went to be with her Lord on July 11, 2014 while at Coventry Living Center in Sterling following a brief illness. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 18, 2014 at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, 505 1st Avenue. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home, with Pastor Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery...

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Raymond Stage

Raymond Stage

February 21, 1958 — July 11, 2014
Service: July 15, 2014

FULTON – Raymond Stage, age 56, died Friday July 11, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport, Iowa. Ray was born on February 21, 1958 in Morrison the son of Raymond and Cressa (Bark) Stage Sr. He married Dawn Tiesman on July 23, 1981 in Morrison. Ray loved riding his Harley, going to auctions and spending time with his family. He was a hard working husband and father. Ray worked for Local Union 25 Northwest Mechanical as a...

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Inez Sharp Adams

Inez Sharp Adams

January 16, 1934 — July 10, 2014
Service: July 15, 2014

ROCK FALLS - Inez Sharp Adams, age 80, died at home Thursday, July 10, 2014. Inez was born on January 16, 1934 in Hoxie, Ark. the daughter of Robert and Beuhla (Hoard) Peppers. She married Robert Adams on December 20, 1986. He died September 4, 2012. Inez was employed with Lawrence Brothers in Sterling for several years. She was a member of the 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling. Inez enjoyed camping, fishing and going to garage sales...

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Edwin Schreiner

Edwin Schreiner

February 2, 1930 — July 9, 2014
Service: July 14, 2014

Edwin Schreiner, 84, of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home. Born February 2, 1930 in Milledgeville he was a son of Irvin and Delia (Frank) Schreiner. On January 3, 1951 he was united in marriage to Sylvia Reed. She preceded him in death on January 3, 2008. He was a mechanic for many years and worked at Schank's. Surviving are his children Diana Finch of Madison, S.D., Gary Schreiner of Milledgeville and Perry ...

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