Obituaries

Leslie K. Mielke

Leslie K. Mielke

October 19, 1912 — January 21, 2017
Service: January 26, 2017

Leslie Mielke, 104 of Sterling, was embraced by the arms of Jesus, Saturday, January 21, 2017. Leslie was born October 19, 1912. He married Theda Struckman on Septmber 1, 1951. She preceded him in death August 18, 2011 He is survived by nieces and nephews. Leslie graduated from Franklin Grove High School. He worked at Com Ed for many years. He served in the United States Army as a radio repair man and earned two bronze stars. Leslie loved...

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Ron A. McDivitt

Ron A. McDivitt

April 14, 1965 — January 20, 2017
Service: January 26, 2017

Ron A. McDivitt, age 51 of Morrison, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton. Ron was born on April 14, 1965 in Rockford, the son of Ron E. and Linda (Buchholz) McDivitt. He graduated from Morrison High School. Ron was employed by Whittier Elementary School in Clinton, IA. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed golfing, listening to music, watching movies, comics and most of all, spending time with his...

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Larry D. Slick

Larry D. Slick

November 30, 1937 — January 19, 2017
Service: January 28, 2017

Larry D. Slick, age 79, died at his home Thursday, January 19, 2017. Larry was born on November 30, 1937 in Lanark the son of Luke and Irma H. (Butz) Slick. He married June R. Andrews on August 31, 1958 in Polo. Larry served his country in the United States Army. He was a farmer and lifelong member of Milledgeville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, June Slick of Milledgeville; two daughters, Susan (John) Slaughter of...

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Mary E. Snyder

Mary E. Snyder

July 13, 1926 — January 19, 2017
Service: January 27, 2017

Mary E. Snyder, 90, of Prophetstown, formerly of Rock Falls, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Prophets Good Samaritan Home. She was born on July 13, 1926 in Deer Grove the daughter of John H. and Emma M. (Peterson) Renner. She married Glenn Snyder on November 11, 1950 in Sterling. He died June 6, 2003. She worked for Sears Roebuck for 28 years as a clerk. Mary was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church. Surviving are her step...

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Edna M. Kyger

Edna M. Kyger

February 27, 1922 — January 18, 2017
Service: January 21, 2017

Edna M. Kyger, 94 of Dixon, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at home. Edna was born on February 27, 1922 in Sterling, the daughter of Miles and Lulu Mae (Ryan) Wharfield. She married Lester Kyger on August 14, 1947 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on November 9, 1999. Surviving her is one son-in-law, Warren Steinhurst; one brother, Dale (Shirley) Wharfield of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, Kevin Hemmen, Keith Smail, Lisa Albee,...

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Joan D. Loy

Joan D. Loy

September 25, 1953 — January 18, 2017
Service: February 4, 2017

Joan D. Loy, 63, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in her home with several of her sisters around her. Joan was born on September 25, 1953 in Sterling, Illinois the 11th child in a list belonging to her loving parents, Gorden and Maxine (Brockman) Loy. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends with Christmas and birthdays and her favorite times to celebrate her love for those around her. She was constantly...

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Michael "Wally" Walljasper

Michael "Wally" Walljasper

April 20, 1947 — January 18, 2017
Service: January 23, 2017

Michael "Wally" Walljasper, 69, of Sterling, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on April 20, 1947 in Sterling the son of Martha Walljasper. He married Connie Salazar on March 7, 1977 in Dixon. He was in construction for over 40 years and was an avid Chicago sports fan. Wally dedicated over 20 years to coaching Sterling baseball. He attended St. Andrew Grade School, Newman...

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Judith "Judy" Nehrkorn

Judith "Judy" Nehrkorn

August 17, 1937 — January 17, 2017
Service: January 28, 2017

Judith L. "Judy" Nehrkorn, age 79, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Sauk Valley Senior Living, Rock Falls. Judy was born on August 17, 1937 in Sterling the daughter of Arthur and Alice (Merlak) Werland. She married Donald "Don" L. Nehrkorn on July 14, 1957 in Sterling. He died on July 25, 2016. Judy was employed as an Administrative Secretary with Colonial Acres Nursing Home, Rock Falls for 20 years. She was member of Rock Falls United...

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Earl T. Rhodes

Earl T. Rhodes

May 13, 1945 — January 17, 2017
Service: January 21, 2017

Earl T. Rhodes, 71, of Lyndon, died on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 13, 1945 in Tipton, Iowa the son of Lowell and Ida (Snelling) Rhodes. He married Rose Sanders on October 7, 1967 in Sterling. Earl was a US Army veteran and a lifetime member of Rock Falls Eagle's Club where he served as past conductor. He worked at...

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Alberta Bert Wilson

Alberta Bert Wilson

September 2, 1921 — January 17, 2017
Service: No Services

Alberta "Bert" Wilson, 95, of Sterling, died Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. Born September 2, 1921 in Rock Falls she was a daughter of William and Bessie (Evans) Conley. She married Cleo D. Wilson on October 30, 1948 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on January 7, 1984. Alberta was a machinist at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling for 36 years until her retirement in 1984. She was a past member of the Rock...

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