Obituaries

Janetta j. Vance

Janetta j. Vance

May 4, 1930 — September 17, 2014
Service: September 20, 2014

STERLING – Janetta J. Vance, age 84, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling. Janetta was born on May 4, 1930 in Sterling the daughter of Clyde A. and Edna Mae (Shelley) Hemminger. She married Darl Vance on October 2, 1948 in Sterling. He died November 29, 2012. Janetta was a Homemaker. Survivors include, one daughter, Connie DeWaele of Rock Falls; four sons, Darrell (Che) Vance of Killeen, Texas, David ...

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Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright

Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright

August 5, 2014 — September 15, 2014
Service: September 18, 2014

Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright, infant daughter of Heather Echebarria and Kevin Wright passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, Iowa. Isabella was born August 5, 2014 in Sterling. She is survived by her parents Kevin and Heather of Fulton; big sister Jasmine Wright, big brothers Isaac Echebarria and Dylan Wright all at home; maternal grandparents, Dawn (Glenn) Stuart) of Fulton, Jerry Jr. ...

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Rick Gibson

Rick Gibson

June 7, 1948 — September 14, 2014
Service: No Services

Rick Gibson Rick Gibson, age 66, of Sterling, passed away suddenly Sunday due to heart failure. Rick's kindness and generosity will be remembered by many from Algonquin to Sterling. Rick was born June 7, 1948 in Chicago the son of Neal and Betty (Blennerhasett) Gibson. He married Linda McKane on October 8, 1966 in Carpentersville. Rick was an avid fisherman and a skilled and passionate furniture maker who loved dearly his family, friends,...

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Kevin J. Bohms

Kevin J. Bohms

November 5, 1957 — September 13, 2014
Service: September 17, 2014

Kevin J. Bohms, age 56 of Rock Falls died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kevin was born November 5, 1957 in Sterling the son of John and Lois (Yarde) Bohms. He married Kim McBride on May 19, 1979 in Rock Falls. He worked as a postal carrier for 28 years. Survivors include his wife Kim of Rock Falls, one son Tyler (Lynne Farris) Bohms of Sun Prairie, WI, one sister Karen Huber of Beaver Dam, WI, one...

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Lorraine L. Fullgraf

Lorraine L. Fullgraf

January 1, 1922 — September 12, 2014
Service: September 15, 2014

Lorraine L. Fullgraf, age 92 of Rock Falls died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Lorraine was born January 1, 1922 in Hammond, IN the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Jasin) Walsh. She married Wilmer A. Fullgraf on July 18, 1942 in Crown Point, IN. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1944. Lorraine worked at the Sterling Roller Dome in Sterling from 1975 till close. She also worked for 6 years as a greeter...

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Mary Ann Kimball

Mary Ann Kimball

December 7, 1927 — September 11, 2014
Service: September 15, 2014

Mary Ann Kimball, age 86 of Sterling, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling with her husband by her side. Mary was born on December 7, 1927 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Minnie Poe of Sterling. She married Keith Kimball of Rock Falls on August 31, 1947 in the 4th Street Methodist Church in Sterling. Mary Ann was a lifelong member of that church. She enjoyed her antiques and...

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Helen L. Young

Helen L. Young

April 28, 1924 — September 9, 2014
Service: September 12, 2014

Helen L. Young, age 89 of Rock Falls died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Helen was born April 28, 1925 in Sterling the daughter of Edward and Pearl (Steinmeyer) Wagner. She married Marion E. Young on March 15, 1941 in Clinton, IA. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2005. Helen was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Sterling. Survivors include one son Steven (Nellie) Young of Rock...

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Shaun Dale Fischer

Shaun Dale Fischer

November 2, 1977 — September 8, 2014
Service: September 12, 2014

Shaun D. Fischer, 36 of Rock Falls died Monday September 8, 2014. He was born on November 2, 1977 in Chamberlain, SD the son of Tanya M. Fischer. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in Operation Iraq Freedom from 2002 – 2006. He married Crystal (Coronado) Mango on February 14, 2008 in Souix Falls, SD. Shaun was employed as an estimator at Tri-City Blacktop, Bettendorf, IA. He enjoyed NASCAR and quad riding, fishing, camping and...

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Mary J. Keller

Mary J. Keller

June 17, 1947 — September 6, 2014
Service: September 11, 2014

Mary J. Keller Mary J. Keller, age 67, of Sterling, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at her home. Mary was born June 17, 1947 in El Paso, Texas the daughter of Antonio and Beatriz (Castaneda) Ortiz. She worked at Tri-County Opportunities as a grandma at Jefferson School in Sterling and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her brothers, Anthony Ortiz, John (Tomasa) Castaneda, and Victor Castaneda all of...

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Clarence M. Portner

Clarence M. Portner

August 13, 1915 — September 5, 2014
Service: September 8, 2014

Clarence M. Portner, 99, of Rock Falls, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Amboy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born August 13, 1915 in Oregon, Illinois he was a son of Hezekiah and Anna (Sprankle) Portner. He was united in marriage to Florence M. Morris on June 3, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa. She preceded him in death on November 30, 1997. He worked for Rock River Roofing for several years. Surviving are his children, Steven (Shirley)...

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