Obituaries

Carolyn E. Bollman

Carolyn E. Bollman

February 29, 1936 — January 21, 2018
Service: No Services

Carolyn E. Bollman, 81, of Sterling, formerly of Rock Falls, died on Sunday morning, January 21, 2018 at Sterling Pavilion. She was born on February 29, 1936 in Sterling to Bela and Mildred (Larsen) Larson. She married Merle E. Bollman on June 13, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 29, 2004. Carolyn was a school bus driver with First Student Transportation for 20 years until her retirement in 2014. She was a member of St. John...

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Patricia A. Hovey

Patricia A. Hovey

January 7, 1941 — January 20, 2018
Service: January 24, 2018

Patricia A. Hovey, age 77 of Rock Falls, died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home after an extended illness. Patricia was born on January 7, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of Paul J. and Alice P. (Norville) Razdik. She graduated from Lourdes High School in Chicago. Patricia married Culver J. Hovey on November 21, 1981 in Sterling. She worked at General Electric in Morrison in data processing and was also an Avon...

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Jerry "Cheyenne" Immel

Jerry "Cheyenne" Immel

September 29, 1945 — January 18, 2018
Service: January 22, 2018

Jerry "Cheyenne" Immel, 72, of Oregon, died on Thursday morning, January 18, 2018 in Rock Falls at the home of his nephew, Cody. He was born on September 29, 1945 in Sterling to Tracy W. and Gladys M. (Lang) Immel. He was a dog trainer and had worked with the training and handling of many police dogs. He enjoyed working on his tractors, mowing, being outdoors, cutting wood and working with animals. He would frequently travel and especially...

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Helen D. Last

Helen D. Last

January 29, 1929 — January 18, 2018
Service: January 22, 2018

Helen D. Last, age 88 of Sterling, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. Helen was born on January 29, 1929, in Sterling, the daughter of John L. and Frances Kathryn (Schutt) Gaffey. She married Homer "Perle" Last on June 30, 1943 in Clinton, IA. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1996. Helen worked at General Electric in Morrison for 30 years before her retirement in 1989. She loved to travel and see the mountains....

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Howard J. Hageman

Howard J. Hageman

March 2, 1936 — January 16, 2018
Service: January 20, 2018

Howard J. Hageman, 81, of Sterling, died on Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa. Howard was born on March 2, 1936 in Fort Atkinson, Iowa to Andrew and Marie (Tekippe) Hageman. He married Doris Brannon on June 5, 1962 in Lourdes, Iowa. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1957. Howard worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for 24 years until his retirement in...

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Dawn A. Meier

Dawn A. Meier

May 25, 1956 — January 16, 2018
Service: January 20, 2018

PROPHETSTOWN – Dawn A. Meier, age 61, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Dawn was born on May 25, 1956 in Moline the daughter of Lawrence and Muriel (Jacobs) Neyrinck. She married Arlyn Meier on March 14, 1975 in Lyndon. Dawn was a homemaker. Survivors include, her husband, Arlyn Meier of Prophetstown; two sons, Shaun (Erica) Meier of Erie and Eric (Angie) Meier of Prophetstown; two sisters, Toni...

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John Hurley

John Hurley

October 22, 1930 — January 15, 2018
Service: No Services

John A. Hurley, 87, of Milledgeville, died on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was born on October 22, 1930 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Dennis and Goldie (Mershon) Hurley. He married Vesta Bushman on November 19, 1955. John served in the US Navy and worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for 18 years. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jackie (Sam) Adolph of Chadwick; a son, Michael...

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Joyce E. Bechdolt

Joyce E. Bechdolt

June 2, 1943 — January 14, 2018
Service: January 23, 2018

Joyce Bechdolt Joyce Bechdolt, age 74, of Rock Falls, peacefully passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, with her oldest son and daughter by her side holding her hand. Joyce was truly cherished as a mom and grandma. She will be missed beyond what words are able to express. Joyce loved spending time with her grandson, Thomas. Thomas was truly the "Apple of her Eye". Joyce is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Vaughn; grandson, Thomas Vaughn...

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Martha L. Patten

July 16, 1925 — January 14, 2018
Service: No Services

STERLING, ILLINOIS – Martha L. Patten, 92, of Sterling, IL, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at her home in Sterling. Martha was born on July 16, 1925, in Sterling, IL; the daughter of Homer and Susan Harrison. She was employed by Emils Toy Store, Sterling, IL, for approximately 16 years. She married Gerald E. Patten on August 11, 1961, in Rock Falls, IL. She loved children. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Patten of Sterling, IL;...

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Corey  A.  Spencer

Corey A. Spencer

November 24, 1966 — January 14, 2018
Service: Services Pending

Corey A. Spencer, age 51 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his home. Corey was born on November 24, 1966 in Sterling, the son of Wayne and Joan (McCleary) Spencer. He is survived by his children, Amy Morgan, Andrew (Amanda) Spencer and Ashli Spencer; two grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne (Carolyn) Spencer, Mark (Helen) Spencer and Art (Sheena) Spencer; three sisters, Kristan (Dennis) Swigart, Karen (Larry) Sprankle and...

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