Obituaries

Marvin E. Wallace

Marvin E. Wallace

April 23, 1923 — April 22, 2018
Service: April 27, 2018

Marvin E. Wallace, 94 died Sunday April 22, 2018. He was born on April 23, 1923 in Rock Falls, the son of Clarence and Bernice (Stroup) Wallace. He attended and graduated from Rock Falls Schools and High School. He married Carmen Bohms on November 23, 1943 in Rock Falls. She died October 31, 2000. Marvin was a member of Immanuel Ev Lutheran Church in Rock Falls since 1946. He was custodian of the church for 44 years. He also was employed at...

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Jack Wohlstadter

Jack Wohlstadter

February 4, 1932 — April 22, 2018
Service: April 27, 2018

Jack Valentine Wohlstadter, 86, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Dixon. Jack was born in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Henry Louis and Edna Phillipina (Richars) Wohlstadter on February 4, 1932. Jack attended Woodward Elementary (K thru 8th grade) and Cleveland High School, graduating in 1950.He had been a member of the Cleveland High School Gym Team. He was also active in the Concordia...

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Daniel Henson

Daniel Henson

April 29, 1946 — April 20, 2018
Service: April 25, 2018

Daniel J. Henson, 71 of Sterling died Friday April 20, 2018 at his home following an illness. He was born on April 29, 1946 in Sterling, the son of Donald and Florence (Marcrum) Henson. He married Linda Smith. He later married Clarise K. Hunsberger on May 28, 1988. Dan served in the US Army for over 21 years retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. Dan then went to work at Frantz Bearing Division in Sterling as a setup man retiring after 20...

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Vada B. Lansford

Vada B. Lansford

June 24, 1927 — April 20, 2018
Service: April 26, 2018

Vada B. (Fields) Lansford of Rock Falls died peacefully Friday April 20, 2018 at CGH Medical Center. Vada was born on June 24, 1927 in Sterling the daughter of George W and Hazel E. (Eichelberger) Fields. She attended Sterling schools and graduated from Rock Falls High School. On December 7, 1946 she married Leslie E. "Pete" Lansford. He died December 8, 1980. She worked for several stores including the former Woolworth, Gillette Electric,...

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Robert Durant

Robert Durant

December 22, 1961 — April 19, 2018
Service: No Services

Robert W. Durant, 56 of Rock Falls died Thursday April 19, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on December 22, 1961 in Sterling the son of Robert and Donna (Beaver) Durant. He was in the US Navy from 1979 – 1983 having severed on the USS Saratoga. He married Pamela F. Parrott on September 15, 1995. At the time of his death, Robert was working at Mallard Manufacturing in Sterling. Robert enjoyed watching dirt track racing and...

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Catherine  Shuman

Catherine Shuman

March 30, 1953 — April 18, 2018
Service: No Services

Catherine "Cathy" Shuman, 65 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Cathy was born on March 30, 1953 in Cook County, the daughter of Dewey and Rose (Gordon) Chattin. She married Lester Shuman on July 9, 2004 in Morrison. Cathy worked as a LPN for home health care for many years. Survivors include her husband, Lester; her son, Christopher (Jessica) Haymes; three daughters, Meghan Shuman,...

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Kenneth W. Jay

Kenneth W. Jay

December 27, 1926 — April 17, 2018
Service: April 20, 2018

Kenneth W. Jay, age 91, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Unity Point in Rock Island. Kenneth was born December 27, 1926 in Neodasha, Kan. the son of Oscar and Lillian (Biddle) Jay. He served in the US Navy during WWII and later was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for over 30 years. He married Margery Miller on March 19, 1949 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2000. Kenneth was an avid...

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Helen Sanders

Helen Sanders

August 7, 1929 — April 17, 2018
Service: April 22, 2018

Helen Marie Hinz Sanders, 88, of Rock Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Helen was born on August 7, 1929 in Charlotte, Iowa the daughter of William and Hulda Hinz. She married the late Sedrick M. Sanders on September 3, 1949. He died on January 23, 2003. Helen enjoyed playing the violin, cooking, and reading. She was active in spending time with her family and friends, and her...

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Louise M. Myers

Louise M. Myers

March 9, 1928 — April 13, 2018
Service: April 17, 2018

Louise M. Myers, 90 of Sterling, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Louise was born on March 9, 1928 in Holdrege, NE, the daughter of Burt and Bessie (Norval) Englund. She married Vern J. Myers on October 13, 1945 in Girard, KS. He preceded her in death on November 14, 1997. Louise worked for Gear Corp as a finisher for 18 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Rock Falls. ...

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Barbara J. Gillette

Barbara J. Gillette

July 19, 1959 — April 12, 2018
Service: April 21, 2018

Barbara J. Gillette, age 58, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Barbara was born on July 19, 1959 in Sterling the daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Jones) Gillette. She married Michael W. Greeno on November 5, 1977 in Lyndon. Barb later married Phil Kuehl in May of 2001. She was co-owner and operator of Kuehl's Pub in Prophetstown for several years. Barb was an amazing; woman whose kindness and compassion...

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