Obituaries

Jody R.  Meiners

Jody R. Meiners

April 27, 1973 — October 19, 2017
Service: October 25, 2017

Jody R. Meiners, 44 of Rock Falls died Thursday October 19, 2017 at CGH Medical Center. He was born on March 27, 1973 in Sterling, the son of Dale S. and Cassandra (Chamberlain) Meiners. He attended Rock Falls schools and Sauk Valley Community College where he earned his certificate as an electrician. Jody worked at Mallard Manufacturing in Sterling as a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed basketball, football and was a Minnesota Vikings fan....

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William  "Harold"  Petty

William "Harold" Petty

November 30, 1955 — October 19, 2017
Service: Services Pending

William "Harold" Petty, age 61 of Sterling, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Rock Falls Rehab and Health Care. Harold was born on November 30, 1955 in Sterling, the son of William Dempsey Petty and Lena Mae (Cook) Petty. He retired from Reliant-RB&W Manufacturing in Rock Falls. Harold enjoyed collecting baseball memorabilia and albums. He had a love for music and was an avid Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox and Nascar fan. Survivors...

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Delores  A. Schmitt

Delores A. Schmitt

October 26, 1937 — October 18, 2017
Service: October 23, 2017

Delores A. Schmitt, 79 of Sterling died Wednesday October 18, 2017 at Morrison Community Hospital. She was born on October 26, 1937 in Mount Morris, IL the daughter of Hubert and Marie (Rasche) Nalley. She married Donald Schmitt on December 20, 1969 in Mount Morris. Throughout her working life, Delores had worked at the former McGregor Magazine and Cable Printing both in Mount Morris, and she later retired after 30 years at the former...

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David  "Ozzy"  Walker

David "Ozzy" Walker

April 3, 1965 — October 18, 2017
Service: October 22, 2017

David "Ozzy" Walker, age 52 of Sterling, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. David was born on April 3, 1965 in Sterling, the son of Quillon "Bob" and Sarah "Wilma" (Burnside) Walker. He was a self-employed mechanic for many years. He is survived by his daughter, Kristan Hunter of Tampico; three grandchildren; two nephews; one niece and one great niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and one...

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Virginia C. Hunter

Virginia C. Hunter

June 28, 1920 — October 16, 2017
Service: October 20, 2017

Virginia C. Hunter Virginia C. Hunter, age 97, of Sterling, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at Morningside of Sterling. Virginia was born June 28, 1920 in Rock Falls the daughter of Arthur E. and Genevieve B. (Coe) Deem. She was a 1938 graduate of Rock Falls High School where she was active in drama and plays. Virginia attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon and later married John G. Bohlken on August 24, 1940. They were married for 30 years...

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Robert Lee Lindsay, Jr.

Robert Lee Lindsay, Jr.

September 15, 1954 — October 16, 2017
Service: October 20, 2017

TAMPICO – Robert Lee Lindsay, Jr., age 63, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago. Robert was born on September 15, 1954 in Sterling the son of Robert and Elsie (Parker) Lindsay, Sr. He married Marjorie McKenna on January 3, 1989 in Clinton, Iowa. She died on October 16, 2015. Robert was employed and very active with the Prophetstown Middle School, retiring in 2016. Survivors include his step-mother,...

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C. Matthew Willis

C. Matthew Willis

August 14, 1973 — October 16, 2017
Service: October 20, 2017

C. Matthew Willis, 44 died Monday October 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 14, 1973 in Sterling, the son of Wayne and Catherine "Kate" (Stewart) Willis. He married Kathy Weidel November 8, 2002. She died July 12, 2003. He then married Sheril Broege on October 25, 2014 in Rock Falls. Matt worked in maintenance at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. He enjoyed fishing, vintage muscle and antique cars and was an avid Green Bay...

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Sue Z. Adams

Sue Z. Adams

April 26, 1948 — October 15, 2017
Service: No Services

Sue Zann Adams, age 69, of Prophetstown, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society - Prophets Riverview Home. Sue was born on April 26, 1948, in Prophetstown, IL, to Robert and Mary Louise (Martin) Hummel. She married William Adams on December 10, 1965, in Tampico, IL. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1969. Sue is survived by three children, Bliss (Jim) Naftzger of Prophetstown, IL, Wendy (Dan) Good...

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Arthur G. McDonnell

Arthur G. McDonnell

August 30, 1934 — October 12, 2017
Service: October 21, 2017

STERLING –Dr. Arthur G. McDonnell, age 83, died Thursday, October 12, 2107 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Arthur was born on August 30, 1934 in Sterling, the son of Ambrose and Athlene (Bracken) McDonnell. He served his country in the United States Navy. Arthur married Adele Novak on September 27, 1958 in Lemont. He practiced dentistry in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1990. Survivors include his wife Adele of Sterling; two...

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Genevieve E. O'Malley

Genevieve E. O'Malley

May 15, 1927 — October 12, 2017
Service: No Services

Genevieve E. O'Malley, 90, of Sterling, died on Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 15, 1927 in Princeton to Albert and Mae (Parlier) Barth. She was united in marriage to Frank O'Malley on October 12, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. O'Malley worked in the catalog department at Sears and later became a teacher's aide with Bi County Co-Op serving the...

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