Obituaries

Wallis Arvid Adell

February 23, 1934 — September 23, 2016
Service: September 27, 2016

STERLING – Wallis A. Adell, 82 of Sterling died Friday September 23, 2016 at University of Madison Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1934 in Greeley, CO the son of Arvid Waldermar and Vivian Evelyn (Udd) Adell. Wallis was a 1951 graduate of Essex High School, Essex, IA; He attended the North Park College in Chicago and then graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He served in the US Army during the Korean War....

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Donald G. Morgan

Donald G. Morgan

October 7, 1930 — September 21, 2016
Service: September 27, 2016

Donald Gene Morgan, age 85 of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at his home. Don was born on October 7, 1930 in Rock Falls, the son of Allen and Vera (Landis) Morgan. He is a United States Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. He married Mary Lavonne McDonnell on October 17, 1953 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2016. Don was a chief engineer at Northwestern Steel & Wire until he retired. He...

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Paul D Tyler

Paul D Tyler

October 23, 1937 — September 17, 2016
Service: September 22, 2016

Paul D. Tyler, age 78 of Rock Falls, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on October 23, 1937 in Rochelle, the son of Les and Mammie Tyler. He was one of six children. Paul married Emma E. "Dollie" Martenson of Tampico on December 28, 1956 in Rochelle. They were married 57 years. She preceded him in death on November 9, 2014. Paul was in the Army Reserves. He worked at the RB&W as a...

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Donald  W. Krug, Jr.

Donald W. Krug, Jr.

February 27, 1945 — September 15, 2016
Service: September 19, 2016

PROPHETSTOWN - Donald W. Krug Jr, 71 died on September 15th 2016 at CGH in Sterling. Don was born February 27, 1945 in Sterling the son of Donald and Lorraine (Hackbarth) Krug Sr. Don graduated from S. I.U. in Carbondale, IL with a degree in math and economics. He married Donna Rury in September 1965. She died December 21, 2000. He later married Victoria (Woosley) Duncan on December 26, 2002 in Moline, IL Don served our country in the...

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Stephanie Joy Kruse

January 8, 1980 — September 14, 2016
Service: September 25, 2016

CHICAGO – Stephanie Joy Kruse, 36 formerly of Sterling died suddenly Wednesday September 14, 2016 at Community First Medical Center in Chicago. She was born on January 8, 1980 in Grand Rapids, MI the daughter of Thomas Lee and Karen Lee (Benda) Kruse. She worked as a massage therapist. Surviving are her parents, Tom and Karen Kruse of Sterling; five sisters: Jessica (Michael) Mays of Long View, WA, Elizabeth (Brent) Cork of Urbana, Monica...

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Charles L. Retherford

January 28, 1927 — September 14, 2016
Service: September 19, 2016

ROCK FALLS – Charles L. Retherford Jr 89 of Rock Falls died Wednesday September 14, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on January 28, 1927 in Carrollton, IL the son of Charles and Lela (Jackson) Retherford Sr and was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army. He married Mabel Cummings on December 26, 1947 in Jerseyville, IL. She died on November 5, 2001. He was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co...

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Daryl John Grennan

Daryl John Grennan

April 20, 1971 — September 13, 2016
Service: September 17, 2016

Daryl John Grennan, age 45 of Byron, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Byron, Illinois. He was born on April 20, 1971 in Sterling, Illinois to Eugene and Margaret (Naughton) Grennan and was the sixth of ten children. Daryl attended and wrestled for Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling and was in the graduating class of 1989. After high school, Daryl completed his welding apprenticeship and married Judy Rinehart...

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Adeline K. Sheehan

Adeline K. Sheehan

February 16, 1919 — September 12, 2016
Service: September 16, 2016

Adeline K. Sheehan, age 97 of Sterling, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at Polo Rehab and Health Care Center in Polo. Adeline was born on February 16, 1919 in Sterling, the daughter of John Henry and Matilda Katherine (Berge) Dombroski. She married Floyd Sheehan on September 16, 1936 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2004. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan. Survivors include her son,...

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Ramiro Capilla

Ramiro Capilla

May 10, 1932 — September 10, 2016
Service: September 14, 2016

Ramiro Capilla Ramiro Capilla, age 84, of Sterling, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his home. Ramiro was born May 10, 1932 in Mexico the son of Jose and Guadalupe Capilla. He married Maria de la Luz in 1960. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include one daughter, Alicia (Jose Luis) Garcia of Okla.; four sons, Salvador (Angelica) Capilla of Mexico, David (Maria) Capilla of...

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Shirley L Short

July 2, 1942 — September 8, 2016
Service: September 12, 2016

Shirley L. Short, 74, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Prophets Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Born July 2, 1942 in Elizabeth, IL she was a daughter of Robert and Clara (Quimby) Bryant. She married LeRoy N. Short on August 14, 1959 in Galena. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2002. Surviving are her daughters, Kay (Rockie) Ballard, of Lyndon, Sherry (Jeff) Walters, of Lyndon, Shellie (Tom) Higley,...

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