Obituaries

John N. Brouilette

John N. Brouilette

October 11, 1962 — May 2, 2016
Service: May 6, 2016

John N. Brouilette, 53 of Sterling passed away after a brief illness on Monday May 2nd, 2016 at his home. John was born on October 11, 1962 in Chicago, the son of Kenneth E. Brouilette and Anne M. (McCarthy) Brouilette. John graduated in 1980 from Sterling High School where he was active in sports, and became a gifted running back. His athleticism carried over to his two sons, Joseph and Christopher. John went on to graduate from...

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Robert "Willie" W. Cochran

Robert "Willie" W. Cochran

July 3, 1956 — May 2, 2016
Service: May 14, 2016

Robert W. Cochran "Willie" Robert W. Cochran, age 59, of Harmon, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at his home. "Willie" Robert was born July 3, 1956 in Sterling the son of Willie and Mary (Wade) Cochran. He married Donna Burgett on November 26, 1973 in Tipton County, Tenn. He was employed at Rockwell International in Palmdale, Calif. for 15 years. "Willie" Robert enjoyed camping with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, going to casinos and...

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Warren C. Long

Warren C. Long

December 22, 1945 — May 1, 2016
Service: May 7, 2016

PROPHETSTOWN – Warren C. Long, age 70, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Rush Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Warren was born on December 22, 1945 in Sterling the son of Leslie and Wilma (Shank) Long. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1965 and from Sauk Valley Community College in 1968. He married Beverly Bohm on December 6, 1968 in Sterling. Warren was employed for 33 years as a Data Processing Manager with Penberthy in Prophetstown...

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Victor A. Raines

Victor A. Raines

November 16, 1960 — May 1, 2016
Service: May 4, 2016

Victor Allen Raines, age 55, of Dixon, passed away Sunday morning, May 1, 2016 at home. Born November 16, 1960 in Geneva, he was a son of Charles and Yvonne (Arnold) Raines. He married Carol Dittmar on June 22, 2012 in Dixon. Victor was employed at Crest Foods in Ashton for 32 years until retiring in 2014. His all-time passion was to hunt and fish with his brother Jeff. He was involved in many sports and loved the Chicago Bears. Victor...

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Genevieve Irene Covello

Genevieve Irene Covello

February 6, 1929 — April 30, 2016
Service: May 6, 2016

Genevieve I. Covello, age 87, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Sauk Valley Senior Living Center. Born February 6, 1929 in Sterling, she was a daughter of Vernon Clyde and Vernice (Newman) Perkins. She married Thomas Covello in June 1965 at Clinton, Iowa. He preceded her in death. Genevieve was a nurse for many years. Those surviving include her children: Dino Jenerro of Rock Falls and David (Judy) Jones of Kingman,...

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Wayne A. Stinemyer

Wayne A. Stinemyer

July 1, 1922 — April 30, 2016
Service: May 7, 2016

Wayne A. Stinemyer Wayne A. Stinemyer, age 93, of Sterling, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Sun Valley Terrace in Beloit, Wis. Wayne was born July 1, 1922 in Galt the son of Harry and Bertha (Mock) Stinemyer. He married Judith Rudolph on November 16, 1958 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2005. He was employed at Frantz Manufacturing in Sterling for 43 years. Wayne was a sports fan and enjoyed listening to live Blue...

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Brian Dale Hurd

Brian Dale Hurd

October 3, 1953 — April 26, 2016
Service: May 14, 2016

Brian Dale Hurd, age 62 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Iowa City VA Medical Center after a very brief and sudden illness. Brian was born on October 3, 1953 in Rochelle, the son of Dale and Janice (Behmer) Hurd. He is a graduate of Rock Falls High School, Class of 1971. He married his childhood sweetheart, Audrey Gibbons, in Rock Falls and the two celebrated 44 years of marriage on April 7th. Brian is a United States Army...

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Mary Lavonne  Morgan

Mary Lavonne Morgan

April 30, 1930 — April 26, 2016
Service: May 6, 2016

Mary Lavonne Morgan, age 85 of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Florida. Lavonne was born on April 30, 1930 in Sterling, the daughter of John and Henrietta (McDermott) McDonnell. She married Donald Gene Morgan on October 17, 1953 in Sterling. Lavonne had managed and cared for the McDonnell Farms, was an Avon sales representative and also worked for the US Census. In the past, she was a...

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Dennis A. Lubbs

Dennis A. Lubbs

March 4, 1952 — April 20, 2016
Service: April 23, 2016

Dennis A. Lubbs Dennis A. Lubbs, age 64, of Tampico, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his home. Dennis was born March 4, 1952 in Kewanee the son of William "Bill" and Joyce (Wangelin) Lubbs. He married Kathy Nelson on August 9, 1997. Together they have owned and operated Genesis Nursery in Tampico for 26 years. Survivors include his wife of Tampico; one daughter, Billie Jo (Aaron) Egan of Sterling; one son, Tony (Michelle) Morden of...

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Michael J. O'Neal, Sr.

Michael J. O'Neal, Sr.

October 15, 1949 — April 20, 2016
Service: April 30, 2016

SAVANNA – Michael J. O'Neal Sr., age 66, died Wednesday, April 21, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Michael was born on October 15, 1949 in Savanna the son of Lawrence J. and Arlene (Belander) O'Neal. He married Helen Wheeler on August 7, 1970 in Toledo, Ohio. Michael was employed as a Custodian for over 30 years at The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed woodworking, gardening and small...

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