Obituaries

James E. Fitzgerald

November 7, 1932 — July 26, 2016
Service: July 30, 2016

DIXON – James E. Fitzgerald, 83 died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Franklin Grove Nursing Home. He was born on November 7, 1932 in Humboldt, IA the son of Bernerd and Agnes (Johnson) Fitzgerald and served in the USAF during the Korean War. He married Doris Seidel in 1952. She died in 1988. He later married Treva (Davis) Hargitt on September 1, 1990. Jim was employed for 28 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a...

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Trinidad C. Molina

Trinidad C. Molina

November 21, 1933 — July 25, 2016
Service: July 29, 2016

STERLING – Trinidad C. Molina, 82 of Sterling died Monday July 25, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on November 21, 1933 in Agualeguas, N.L., Mexico the son of Candelario T. and Cayetana (Villareal) Molina. He married Josefina Padilla on July 11, 1959 in McAllen, TX. Mr. Molina was employed for 31 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring as electrician helper. He also was a partner with his...

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Donald L. Nehrkorn

Donald L. Nehrkorn

April 19, 1937 — July 25, 2016
Service: August 1, 2016

ROCK FALLS – Donald L. Nehrkorn, age 79, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Don was born on April 19, 1937 in Rock Falls the son of Vernon D. and Lottie E. (Bowers) Nehrkorn and was a 1955 graduate of Rock Falls High School where he lettered all four years in all sports. He married Judith Werland on July 14, 1957 in Sterling. Don was employed as a General Foreman with Northwestern Steel and Wire, Sterling for over...

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James Paul Galvin

James Paul Galvin

September 13, 1930 — July 23, 2016
Service: Private Service

James Paul Galvin, 85, of Sterling, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Regency Care in Sterling after a long battle. Born September 13, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa he was a son of Walter and Gertrude (Rogosia) Galvin. He married Doris Kainer on December 7, 1954 in Park Ridge. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2009. Those left to honor his memory include a daughter, Deborah Brottmiller, of Sterling; 2 grandchildren, David ...

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Ruth  Olive Cornils

Ruth Olive Cornils

January 12, 1922 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 27, 2016

Ruth Olive (Hill) Cornils, 94, of Sterling, passed away on July 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born January 12, 1922 just south of Creston, Illinois, Ruth was the fifth of six children of Oscar and Olive (Ravnaas) Hill. Upon graduation from Northern Illinois Teacher's College (now NIU) with an Associate degree in 1939 Ruth taught elementary grades in Lee Center, Esmond and Chadwick Illinois. In...

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Becky M. Langner

Becky M. Langner

January 24, 1939 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 26, 2016

DIXON – Becky M. Langner, age 77, died at her home Friday, July 22, 2016. Becky was born on January 24, 1939 in Reedsburg, Wis. the daughter of Albert and Dorothy (Lutz) Riedel. She married Peter Langner on July 29, 1966 in Baraboo, Wis. Becky was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Peter of Dixon; two daughters, Kim (Charles) Krabbenhoeft of Sterling and Kandi Hall of Rockford; one son, Corey (Brandi) Langner of Sterling; six...

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Doris E. Royer

Doris E. Royer

September 29, 1928 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 26, 2016

OREGON – Doris E. Royer, age 87, formerly of Harmon died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon. Doris was born on September 29, 1928 in Erie the daughter of Ally and Mary (Behler) Wallingford. She married Robert Royer on September 4, 1948 in Rock Falls. He died on May 7, 2009. Doris was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters, Delores Estes of Sylva, N.C., Mary McCoy of Dixon, Cindy Griffin of...

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James E. Werland II

James E. Werland II

February 13, 1974 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 29, 2016

James Edward Werland II, 42, of Leander,Texas, formerly of Sterling, died unexpectedly Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegiance Health Hospital in Jackson, Mich. Born February 13, 1974 in Sterling he was the son of James and Sheila (Gowan) Werland. Surviving are his wife, Desiree Werland of Leander; parents, James (Sheila) Werland, of Sterling; two daughters, Ashley and Krysta Werland of Rockford; a son, PFC James Werland III, of Rockford; a...

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Ronald D. Frye

Ronald D. Frye

August 20, 1942 — July 19, 2016
Service: July 23, 2016

Ronald D. Frye Ronald D. Frye, age 73, of Dixon, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Ronald was born August 20, 1942 in Saltsburg, Pa. the son of Albert and Caroline (Cupples) Frye. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later was employed at Schryver's Bacon Factory in Dixon. Survivors include one daughter, Robin (Shane Gray) Frye of Dixon; one son, Ronald (Colleen) Frye of Dixon;...

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Barbara S. Rodekamp

Barbara S. Rodekamp

October 3, 1935 — July 19, 2016
Service: July 22, 2016

Barbara Sue Rodekamp, 80, of Clinton, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at her home. Born October 3, 1935 in Sterling she was the daughter of Roy and Carrie (Tompkins) Denning. She married Carl Rodekamp on May 10, 1951 in Sterling. She and her husband Carl owned and operated Rodekamp Painting in Sterling for 37 years. She was a supervisor at General Electric in Morrison for 24 years. Barb enjoyed watching Christian TV...

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