Obituaries

Ronald Dean Peppers

August 8, 1948 — March 24, 2017
Service: March 27, 2017

ROCK FALLS- Ronald Dean Peppers, age 68 of Rock Falls, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at his home. Ronald was born on August 8, 1948 in Phillips Co., AR, the son of Willie and Inez (Tidwell) Peppers. He married Paula Franks on August 23, 1967 in Como. He was a roofer with Union Local 11. He is survived by: his wife, Paula; his mother, Inez Peppers of Sterling; three sons, Donald (Jennifer) Peppers, Jerry Peppers and Paul (Tammy) Peppers, all...

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Corrine "Connie" D. Schweiss

Corrine "Connie" D. Schweiss

April 4, 1930 — March 23, 2017
Service: March 28, 2017

Corrine "Connie" D. Schweiss, age 86, of Sterling, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Connie was born April 4, 1930, in Chicago the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Oehl) Nichols. She married Edward Schweiss on June 17, 1950, in Sterling. Connie was a homemaker and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and helped design and organize the...

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Thomas M.  Weinger

Thomas M. Weinger

February 6, 1981 — March 23, 2017
Service: March 27, 2017

Thomas Michael Weinger, age 36 of Erie formerly of Prophetstown, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 due to results of a car accident. Thomas was born on February 6, 1981 in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Karl Weinger II and Janet Michel. He graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1999. He was employed at Poopy's Pub N' Grub in Savannah, IL. Survivors include his children, Noah and Kaya; two brothers, Karl and William; three sisters, Sarah ...

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Betty M. Cushman

Betty M. Cushman

September 18, 1932 — March 19, 2017
Service: No Services

Betty M. Cushman, 84, of Galt, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Betty was born on September 18, 1932 in Iowa City, IA she was the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Bean) Ford. She married Rodney T. Cushman on June 6, 1951 in New Mexico. Betty was a secretary at Sterling High School for 6 years. She and Rodney enjoyed traveling and took many trips to England, Canada, Texas, and California. She enjoyed tennis,...

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Megan  Margaret Propheter

Megan Margaret Propheter

October 13, 1983 — March 19, 2017
Service: Services Pending

Megan Margaret Propheter, age 33 of Madison, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at University of Madison Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Megan was born on October 13, 1983 in Sterling, the daughter of Timothy J. and Ann M. (Weaver) Propheter. Megan had two brothers, Brian and Nicholas. Megan graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School, attended Pacific University in Portland, OR, and University of...

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James "Jim" Dublo

James "Jim" Dublo

November 10, 1932 — March 18, 2017
Service: April 1, 2017

James "Jim" Franklin Dublo, age 84 of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Rock Falls, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at home. Jim was born on November 10, 1932 in Tamaroa, IL, the son of Stanley and Iona (Keller) Dublo. He married Lela May Johnson on December 20, 1952 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on February 2, 2017. He was employed by General Electric in Morrison for 15 years. He is survived by his daughter, Vicky (Kevin) Workman of...

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Richard Paul Aldrich

Richard Paul Aldrich

February 1, 2017 — March 17, 2017
Service: March 24, 2017

Richard Paul Aldrich, infant son of Shawn Aldrich and Kelly Baily, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Richard was born February 1, 2017. He is survived by his parents; his brothers, Andrew and Charles Bailey and his sisters McKenzie and Gracie Bailey; maternal grandmother Michelle Courtright of Alabama; maternal grandfather Kurt Dahler of Galesburg; paternal grandfather John Ennenga Jr. of Iowa; maternal great...

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Beverly J. Robbins

Beverly J. Robbins

March 26, 1931 — March 17, 2017
Service: March 23, 2017

Beverly Jean Robbins passed away on March 17, 2017 surrounded by everyone that loved her. Beverly was born on March 26, 1931 to Edward and Ruby (Sanders) Jones. She grew up in Rock falls and even met the love of her life James" Jay" Robbins when she was 16 years old. She married him on February 12, 1948, and he left her side on March 19, 2002. Beverly left behind many people that loved her including her siblings: Francis (William) Jomant of...

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Hope D.  Bailey

Hope D. Bailey

September 1, 1922 — March 16, 2017
Service: March 25, 2017

Hope Delores Bailey, age 94 of Sterling, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. Hope was born on September 1, 1922 in Rock Falls, the daughter of William and Anna (Mickelson) Desmond. She married Benjamin Franklin Bailey on June 12, 1948 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2011. She was a beautician for over 50 years. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends. Hope was a member of...

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Edward "Buster" Pashon

Edward "Buster" Pashon

July 10, 1962 — March 16, 2017
Service: March 21, 2017

Edward Eugene "Buster" Pashon, 54, of Morrison, passed away March 16, 2017 at his home. He was born July 10, 1962 in Sterling, Illinois to Eugene and Victoria (Fortune) Pashon. He is survived by 2 sons, Eugene Edward Pashon and Caleb (Ashley) Pashon and a granddaughter Sandra Elizabeth Pashon; his mother Victoria (Mark) Siperly, a sister Jennifer and a brother Jerry; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and a special aunt,...

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