Obituaries

James E.  Henry

James E. Henry

February 8, 1942 — February 10, 2016
Service: February 12, 2016

James Edward Henry, age 74 of Sterling, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home under the care of Gaffey Hospice. He was born on February 8, 1942, in Sterling, the son of Ervin and Marie (Schauff) Henry. He graduated from Newman High School in 1960 and was inducted into the Newman High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. He served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964. James was a proud member of the Dillon Oilers basketball...

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Linda  A.  Musche

Linda A. Musche

March 6, 1953 — February 10, 2016
Service: February 15, 2016

Linda Ann Musche, age 62 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Linda was born on March 6, 1953 in Sterling, the daughter of James and Thelma (Ague) Kilday. She married Gary Musche on July 12, 1975 in Sterling. Linda worked as a LPN at CGH Clinic for 41 years retiring in April 2015. She enjoyed motorcycle travels and in the past, riding snowmobiles. She collected Longerberger baskets and Isabelle...

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Vingene "Bud" Martens

Vingene "Bud" Martens

December 3, 1936 — February 9, 2016
Service: February 15, 2016

ROCK FALLS, IL – Vingene "Bud" Martens, 79 of Rock Falls died Tuesday February 9, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 3, 1936 in Davenport, IA the son of Billie and Ethel (Peterson) Martens and was a Graduate of St. Ambrose University with a BA in Accounting. He served in the USAF from 1955 – 1958 having been in Japan and Korea. Bud married Wanda Cromer on November 19, 1966 in Davenport, IA. He was the owner/operator of "The Bookstore...

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Amy Marie Hardesty

March 10, 1974 — February 7, 2016
Service: February 11, 2016

Amy M. Hardesty, 41, of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at her home. Amy was born March 10, 1974, in Sterling, IL; the daughter of Ronald and Barbara (Wolfe) Paschal. She married James Hardesty on August 26, 1995, in Morrison, IL. She was employed by the McDonald's restaurant in Sterling for the past 20 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family and children. She also loved animals, enjoyed...

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Kay F. Fellows

Kay F. Fellows

August 10, 1941 — February 3, 2016
Service: February 6, 2016

Kay Frances Fellows Kay Frances Fellows, age 74, of Erie, formerly of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Kay was born August 10, 1941 in Prophetstown at home the daughter of Earle and Ella (Reilly) Fellows. She attended and graduated from Prophetstown schools. Kay was employed at Micro Gear in Prophetstown and Hill and Dell Erie 66. She also did photography and...

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Salvador W. Garcia

Salvador W. Garcia

December 6, 1925 — February 3, 2016
Service: February 8, 2016

Mr. Salvador W. Garcia, 90, of Sterling, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home. Born December 6, 1925 in Dixon, he was a son of Joseph and Barbara (Steanz) Garcia. He was united in marriage to Delores M. Seidel on March 25, 1948 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on January 12, 2005. Mr. Garcia was a US Army Veteran Private 1st Class and served proudly in Europe as a tank gunner during WW II with the 22nd Tank Batallion, 4th...

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Carl H. Latchford

Carl H. Latchford

August 20, 1950 — February 3, 2016
Service: February 6, 2016

Carl H. Latchford, age 65, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home. Carl was born August 20, 1950 in Sterling the son of Carl and Joyce (McDaniel) Latchford. He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1968 and also graduated from Sauk Valley College. Carl married Anne L. Meyer on April 10, 1976 in Ottawa. He was previously employed as a construction worker and later was a roofer for Rock River Roofing and Siding in...

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James W. Thompson

James W. Thompson

May 18, 1935 — February 3, 2016
Service: February 8, 2016

James W. Thompson, age 80 formally of Rock Falls died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Aperion Care Center in Toluca, IL. James was born May 18, 1935 in Fulton the son of James and Florence (Sanders) Thompson. He was a past member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling. Survivors include one sister Lucille Russell of Rock Falls and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters. ...

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Douglas D. Robbins

Douglas D. Robbins

July 17, 1956 — January 31, 2016
Service: February 2, 2016

Douglas D. Robbins, 59 of rural Morrison died Sunday January 31, 2016 peacefully at his home following courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 17, 1956 in Rock Falls the son of James Lloyd and Beverly J. (Jones) Robbins. He was employed by the City of Rock Falls in the Street Department for over 19 years before retiring. He married Deborah Loy on May 29, 1993 in Rock Falls. Doug enjoyed music, playing his guitar and traveling with...

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Terry J. Pilgrim

Terry J. Pilgrim

November 27, 1952 — January 28, 2016
Service: February 1, 2016

Terry Joe Pilgrim, age 63 of Milledgeville, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center West in Davenport. Terry was born on November 27, 1952 in Sterling; the son of Robert and Ardetta (Howard) Pilgrim. He was employed by Bushman's in Milledgeville as a mechanic since 2001. Terry enjoyed all outdoor activities, such as, camping, hunting, fishing, softball and riding his motorcycle. He loved spending time with his family and...

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