Obituaries

Webster "Wayne" McGregory

Webster "Wayne" McGregory

September 1, 1933 — November 24, 2014
Service: November 26, 2014

STERLING – Webster "Wayne" McGregory, age 81, died Monday November 24, 2014 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Wayne was born on September 1, 1933 in Calhoun City, Miss. the son of Dewey and Modess (Cannon) McGregory. He married Linda Jones on April 4, 1953 in Rock Falls. Wayne was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire for 36 years retiring in 1988. He also worked part time at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling and was an avid fisherman....

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James J. Miller, Jr.

James J. Miller, Jr.

September 7, 1961 — November 22, 2014
Service: November 26, 2014

James J. Miller, Jr. James J. Miller, age 53, of Nelson, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. James was born September 7, 1961 in Dixon the son of James J., Sr. and Merle (Walker) Miller. He farmed in Nelson for 45 years. Survivors include one daughter, Emma Miller of Rock Falls; one son, Jacob Miller of Rock Falls; his fiancé', Hope Juno of Nelson; and two sisters, Margaret Ann (Butch) Beltran...

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Jeanetta Sue Gerdes

Jeanetta Sue Gerdes

April 16, 1953 — November 20, 2014
Service: November 24, 2014

Jeanetta Sue Gerdes, age 61 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her home. Jeanetta was born on April 16, 1953 in Sterling to Leslie and Rebecca (Stone) Skrogstad. She married Joel Gerdes on May 2, 1970 in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Joel; one sister, Judy (John) Bergess of Harmon; one brother, Gary (Virginia) Skrogstad of Sterling and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two...

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Frank Hiland

Frank Hiland

March 2, 1917 — November 20, 2014
Service: November 24, 2014

Frank Hiland of Prophetstown, died at the age of 97 at his home on Thursday, November 20th, 2014. Frank was born in DeKalb IL, March 2, 1917 to Arthur Hiland and Anna Glidden Hiland. He graduated from DeKalb High School and attended Northern Illinois State Teachers College and Aurora Business School. He worked with his father in the family paint and wallpaper business. He met his wife, Marian Eads, when she was a freshman at Northern. They...

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Cletus L. Terveer

September 5, 1923 — November 19, 2014
Service: November 24, 2014

Cletus L. Terveer, 91 of Rock Falls died Wednesday November 19, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 5, 1923 in Sherburn, MN the son of Leo Bernard and Mabel Margaret (Faivre) Terveer. Clete was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Navy with rank of MOMM 2nd Class. He married Marian Claussen on March 4, 1946 in Sherburn, MN. She died September 10, 1993. He later married Carolyn (Savage) Hayes on...

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Helen L. Tucker

Helen L. Tucker

February 24, 1938 — November 18, 2014
Service: No Services

Helen L. Tucker, age 76, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Sauk Valley Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center. Helen was born February 24, 1938 in Salem the daughter of Charles and Ruby (Lucas) Doty. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Dennis Tucker of Rock Falls; one sister, Clara Chandler of Salem; three grandchildren, Terry Tucker of Lyndon, Jake (Jeff) Slater of Rock Falls and Toby Tucker of Mo.; and six...

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William R. Maxey

William R. Maxey

September 25, 1925 — November 16, 2014
Service: November 22, 2014

William Ralph Maxey, 89, of Rockford, died Saturday, November 16, 2014. Born September 25, 1925 in Kimmundy, Illinois he was a son of Robert and Edna (Elders) Maxey. He was a mechanic for Dohrn Transfer Company for many years. He served in the US Navy and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. Those left to honor his memory include two daughters, Audrey Maxey of Rockford and Joanne Paske of Cherry Valley; three sons,...

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Milton Harting

Milton Harting

September 8, 1918 — November 14, 2014
Service: November 18, 2014

STERLING – Milton Harting, age 96, died Friday November 14, 2014 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Milton was born on September 8, 1918 in Sterling the son of Ray and Ida (Hall) Harting. He married Helen Hayen on June 20, 1947 in Sterling. She died August 20, 2012. Milton was employed with Lawrence Brothers Hardware in Sterling for 37 years retiring in 1983. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII and the Korean...

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Gordon A. Schanke, Jr.

Gordon A. Schanke, Jr.

April 27, 1945 — November 14, 2014
Service: November 20, 2014

Gordon A. Schanke, Jr. 69, of Dixon, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at home. Born April 27, 1945 in Neenah, WI he was a son of Gordon and Florence (St. Marie) Schanke, Sr. He worked as a purchasing agent for Dixon Direct for over 20 years until his retirement in 2007. He served in the Illinois National Guard. Gordon is survived by his son, Matthew (Joanna) Schanke of Dixon; a brother, Gerry Schanke of Virginia and 3 grandchildren. He...

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Junior E. Spencer

Junior E. Spencer

February 4, 1923 — November 14, 2014
Service: November 18, 2014

Junior "Spence" E. Spencer, 91, passed peacefully from his physical life to His Eternal home, at his home on Friday November 14, 2014. . Junior was born February 4, 1923 in Sterling the son of Toby O. Spencer and Etta Mae Crotts. He lived in Rock Falls until after graduating from Rock Falls High School in 1942. He married his high school sweetheart, Helen L. Shaw, on February 22, 1944 in Tallahassee, Fla. She preceded...

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