Obituaries

Wilma Mae Russell

Wilma Mae Russell

September 2, 1921 — April 27, 2017
Service: May 1, 2017

Wilma M. Russell, 95, of Sterling, died on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. Wilma was born on September 2, 1921 in Eureka, Illinois the daughter of Lester and Freda (Bachman) Smith. She married Maurice Russell and he preceded her in death in 1980. She was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Eleanor Winfrey of Bakersfield, California and several nieces and nephews. Graveside...

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Ferrol Irene Yates

Ferrol Irene Yates

June 18, 1926 — April 26, 2017
Service: May 1, 2017

Ferrol Irene Yates, age 90 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Oregon Living and Rehab Center, Oregon, IL, surrounded by her family. Ferrol was born on June 18, 1926 in Tuscola, IL, Forrest and Irene (Riley) Seward. She married Everett L. Yates on April 19, 1947 in Mount Carroll, IL. He preceded her in death on December 29, 2002. Ferrol enjoyed reading, sewing, baking and planting flowers in her garden. She was an avid Chicago...

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Nancy L. Crow

Nancy L. Crow

September 5, 1954 — April 25, 2017
Service: April 29, 2017

Nancy Crow, 62, of Rock Falls, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Nancy was born on September 5, 1954 in Sterling the daughter of William H. and Doris (Sucher) Oltmanns. She married Jerry L. Crow, Sr. on June 5, 1998 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2015. Nancy was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. She enjoyed flowers especially her hibiscus plants. Nancy loved to go...

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Herbert Marschang

Herbert Marschang

June 10, 1931 — April 25, 2017
Service: No Services

STERLING – Herbert Marschang, age 85, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. Herbert was born on June 10, 1931 in Sterling the son of Arthur and Gretchen (Lenhart) Marschang. Following his father's death, he was raised by his mother and step-father Robert Haag. Herbert married Marjorie Knudson on September 22, 1956 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on June 18, 2010. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in...

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Lois  E. Miles

Lois E. Miles

January 3, 1926 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 29, 2017

STERLING – Lois E. Miles, age 91, died at home Monday, April 24, 2017. Lois was born on January 3, 1926 in Faribault, Minn. the daughter of James and Bertha (Burge) Marsh. She married Clyde Miles on December 24, 1944 in Olympia, Wash. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2002. Lois was employed with Microgear in Prophetstown. Survivors include, three daughters, Bonnie Miles, Barbara (Larry) Stone and Clydye Miles all of Lyndon; two...

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Ellen Boots Spencer

Ellen Boots Spencer

June 23, 1926 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 28, 2017

Ellen A. "Boots" Spencer, 90, of Walnut, formerly of Sterling, died on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Heritage Health in Walnut. Boots was born on June 23, 1926 in Rock Falls a daughter of Otto and Margaret (Whyte) Von Holten. She was united in marriage to Russell LeRoy Spencer, Sr. on February 2, 1947 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2016. Boots was a faithful member of Immanuel...

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Harold M. Schinderling

Harold M. Schinderling

July 25, 1928 — April 23, 2017
Service: April 25, 2017

Harold Schinderling Harold Schinderling, age 88, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion. Harold was born July 25, 1928 in Madison, S.D. the son of Carl and Georgiana Schinderling. He served in the US Army and later married Janean Cunningham in 1953. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 34 years as a general foreman/supervisor. Survivors his wife of Rock Falls; two daughters, Kerry (James) Hans of...

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Judy M. Paisley

Judy M. Paisley

January 5, 1938 — April 22, 2017
Service: April 25, 2017

Judy Paisley Judy Paisley, age 79, of Morrison, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison, IL, surrounded by her family. Judy was born in Michigan on January 5, 1938. She moved to Illinois in 1954 after marrying J.C. Gantenbein. During that union, they had a daughter, Sue Ann. Judy remarried in 1975 to Charles W. Paisley. He was her true soul mate and they had a son, Jonathan. Survivors are her...

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Dale R. Wharfield

January 19, 1931 — April 22, 2017
Service: April 28, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Dale R. Wharfield, 86 of Rock Falls died Saturday April 22, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Dale Ray Wharfield was born on January 19, 1931 in Sterling the son of Miles Henry and Lula Mae (Ryan) Wharfield and had served in the US Army. He married Shirley Akridge on March 19, 1955 in Sterling. Dale was employed for 30 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling before retiring. He enjoyed fishing and...

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Jerome "Jerry" Fullmer II

Jerome "Jerry" Fullmer II

February 25, 1965 — April 21, 2017
Service: No Services

STERLING – Jerome S. 'Jerry" Fullmer II, age 52, died at home Friday, April 21, 2017. Jerry was born on February 25, 1965 in Sterling the son of Jerome S. and Pamela K. (Lentz) Fullmer. He was employed as a Mill Hand with Northwestern Steel & Wire for several years. Survivors include, his parents, Jerome and Pamela Fullmer of Mission, Texas; one daughter, Kelcie (Corbin) Kutella of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.; two sisters, Kimberly (Tim)...

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