Obituaries

Thomas F. Adler

Thomas F. Adler

August 2, 1932 — March 31, 2015
Service: April 11, 2015

STERLING – Thomas F. Adler, 84 of Sterling died Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was born on August 2, 1932 in Chicago, the son of William and Estelle (Johnson) Adler and attended Morton High School. He married Diane Verschueren on April 7, 1956 in Des Planes, IL. She died March 12, 1994. He later married Mary Jo (Banes) Foy on August 1, 1998 in Sterling. Surviving is his wife, Mary Jo; his daughter Tracey Adler...

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Deloras J. Morgan

Deloras J. Morgan

June 1, 1925 — March 31, 2015
Service: April 6, 2015

ROCK FALLS – Deloras J. Morgan, age 89, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Deloras was born on June 1, 1925 in Rock Falls the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Dobson) Russell. She married James Morgan Sr. on July 18, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. Deloras was employed for many years as an Assembler with G.E. in Morrison retiring in 1977. Survivors include, her husband, James Morgan Sr. of Rock Falls; two daughters, Judy ...

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Maria Beatrice Rodriguez

Maria Beatrice Rodriguez

June 28, 1949 — March 29, 2015
Service: April 1, 2015

Maria Rodriguez, age 65 of Sterling, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Maria was born on June 28, 1949 in Texas; the daughter of Eliborio and Herlinda (Gonzalez) Sandoval. Survivors include two sons, Galindo Rodriguez of Mission, Texas and Marco Rodriguez of Sterling; three grandchildren, Carlos Rodriguez, Mercedes Rodriguez and Janessa Rodriguez; five sisters, Santos (Modesto) Gomez of Mission, Texas, Belinda ...

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Virginia Finkle

Virginia Finkle

February 4, 1922 — March 27, 2015
Service: April 4, 2015

CHADWICK – Virginia Finkle, age 93, died Friday March 27, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Virginia was born on February 4, 1922 in Gilmore City, Iowa the daughter of James and Clara (Beach) Wombwell. She married Elwood Finkle on January 13, 1946 in Dixon. He died December 31, 2003. Virginia was a homemaker and lifelong member of Coleta United Methodist Church, Coleta. Virginia was an avid pie baker and she and Elwood farmed outside...

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Beverly Ruth Prentice

Beverly Ruth Prentice

December 9, 1922 — March 27, 2015
Service: No Services

Beverly Ruth Prentice, age 92 of Sterling, died March 28, 2015 at Regency Care Center in Sterling. Beverly was born on December 9, 1922 in Sterling; the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Tarvin) Oswald. She married Anthony Prentice on August 8, 1942 in Dekalb, IL; he preceded her in death in December 1978. She worked as an LPN for many years and was employed by the Dixon State School. Beverly was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in...

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Rachel L. Wheat

June 20, 1955 — March 27, 2015
Service: April 1, 2015

Rachel L. Wheat, age 59 of Sterling died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home in Sterling. Rachel was born June 20, 1955 in Sterling the daughter of Alberto and Juanita (Rodriguez) Guerrero. She married Allen "Hal" Wheat on December 6, 1974 in Sterling. Rachel was a member of Amazing Grace Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Allen; one daughter, Hannah Wheat of Sterling; one son Allen (Charity) Wheat of...

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Alice Anna Martha Protokowitz

Alice Anna Martha Protokowitz

December 20, 1919 — March 25, 2015
Service: March 28, 2015

Alice Anna Martha Protokowitz, age 95 of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Alice was born on December 20, 1919 in Husum West Germany; the daughter of Amandus and Emma (Kuhntopf) Martens. She married Walter Protokowitz on March 21, 1942 in Husum, West Germany; he preceded her in death on April 16, 1990. Alice was employed for 18 years with Central Quality. She was a long time...

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Richard Dominic O'Malley III

Richard Dominic O'Malley III

September 6, 1968 — March 24, 2015
Service: March 28, 2015

Richard D. O'Malley III, 46 of Sterling died March 24, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on September 6, 1968 in Sterling, the son of Richard D. and Judith A. (Plautz) O'Malley. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1987 and later graduated from Southern Illinois University. Rick was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War having served 4 years in the US Navy and was a Sea Air Rescue Swimmer. He was employed at the time of his...

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LeRoy Joseph Blatz

LeRoy Joseph Blatz

January 5, 1926 — March 23, 2015
Service: March 28, 2015

LeRoy J. Blatz, 89 of Rock Falls died Monday March 23, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born on January 5, 1926 in New Trier, MN the son of Edward and Suzanna (Bungert) Blatz and was a veteran of WW II having served in the Army Air Force. He met the love of his life Mary Anna White in May 1950 and they were married on October 28, 1950 in Dubuque, IA. They have had 64 ½ wonderful years together and were blessed with...

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Anne Bittorf Cox

Anne Bittorf Cox

November 12, 1935 — March 23, 2015
Service: March 26, 2015

Anne Bittorf Cox passed away March 23, 2015, peacefully with her family by her side at the Kahl Home in Davenport, Iowa. She was born in Sterling, Illinois November 12, 1935 to Joseph H. Bittorf and Mary Delaney Bittorf. Anne married William R. McCabe and had six children. Later in life she married Robert William Cox. Anne was a proud alum of St. Mary's College at Notre Dame, and an avid fan of the Fighting Irish. A loving mother, she...

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