Obituaries

Carlos F. Campos

Carlos F. Campos

July 10, 1937 — January 21, 2015
Service: January 24, 2015

Carlos Felipe Campos, 77, of Sterling, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Born July 10, 1937 in Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico he was the son of Alfonso and Emma Campos. He was united in marriage to Arcelia "Sally" Mendez in 1978 in Sterling. Carlos was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, enjoyed listening to music, playing cards and adored his grandchildren. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for 25 years. ...

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Robert "Bob" K. Meier

Robert "Bob" K. Meier

August 11, 1924 — January 20, 2015
Service: No Services

Robert "Bob" K. Meier, age 90 of Prophetstown died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison. Bob was born August 11, 1924 in Prophetstown the son of August and Elsie (Taber) Meier. He married Idella Mae Bolt on September 10, 1944 in Prophetstown. Bob enlisted in the US Army in 1945, he honorably served his country as a member of the Occupational Forces on the island of Hakkado and Honshu, Japan. He farmed for...

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Cathy Lynn Warren

Cathy Lynn Warren

July 12, 1965 — January 18, 2015
Service: January 22, 2015

STERLING- Cathy Lynn Warren, age 49, died January 18, 2015 at St Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Cathy was born on July 12, 1965 in Sterling the daughter of Ray Edward and Lydia Polzin (Bonnell) Claxton. She married Marv Warren on August 23, 1985 in Sterling. Cathy was employed with National Manufacturing in Sterling for 16 years and was a member of St Johns Lutheran Church, Sterling. Marv will always think of Cathy as his one and...

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Connie M. Williams

Connie M. Williams

July 8, 1943 — January 17, 2015
Service: January 24, 2015

Connie Maree Williams Connie Maree Williams, age 71, of Chadwick, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 following a long illness at Sauk Valley Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls. Connie was born July 8, 1943 in Amboy the daughter of Jesse Fay and Olive (Stone) Rapp. She married Kenneth Williams on July 4, 1965 at the Milledgeville Brethren Church where Connie was a member. Connie was a long time member of the Eagles Club...

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Gladys A. Plata

Gladys A. Plata

August 31, 1932 — January 16, 2015
Service: January 20, 2015

Gladys A. Plata, age 82 of Dixon, passed away on January 16, 2015 at home. Gladys was born on August 31, 1932 in Aguada, Puerto Rico; the daughter of Juan and Juanita (Martinez) Arroyo. She married Ysidro Plata on December 24, 1951 in Sterling; he preceded her in death on October 13, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Cropsey of Freeport and Gladys Leal of Dixon; three brothers, Miguel Arroyo of West Palm Beach, FL, Nelson...

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Janie L. Johnson

Janie L. Johnson

October 9, 1950 — January 15, 2015
Service: No Services

Janie L. Johnson, age 64 of Rock Falls died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her home. Janie was born October 9, 1950 in Dixon the daughter of William and Dana (Hall) Elder. She married Roger Johnson on October 12, 1968 in Rock Falls. Janie worked at an E911 Tele communicator at the Rock Falls Police Department for 16 years. She was member of the Amazing Grace Church in Sterling. Janie started the first girls' softball league in Rock Falls...

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Brent William Zaagman

Brent William Zaagman

January 9, 1984 — January 15, 2015
Service: January 18, 2015

Brent W. Zaagman, 31 of rural Sterling died Thursday January 15, 2015. He was born on January 9, 1984 in Morrison, the son of Bruce and Lisa (Ottens) Zaagman and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. Brent was a self employed as a crop sprayer as well as farming on his own and with his dad. He was a member of the Whiteside Co Snowbirds snowmobilers and a past 4H camp counselor. He enjoyed snowmobiling, demo derbys and playing sand...

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Randall J. Ellis

Randall J. Ellis

March 18, 1956 — January 12, 2015
Service: January 16, 2015

Randall J. Ellis Randall J. Ellis, age 58, of Sterling, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Randall was born March 18, 1956 in Sterling the son of Joseph and Shirley (Asbury) Ellis. He was employed as a machinist. Randall enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing and spending time with his friends. Survivors include two daughters, Samantha Ellis-Lopez of Louisville, Ky. and Bianca Rodriguez of Sterling; two sons,...

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Jane M. Gillum

Jane M. Gillum

December 26, 1930 — January 11, 2015
Service: January 19, 2015

Jane M. Gillum, 84, of Sterling, formerly of Streator, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Sterling Pavilion. Born December 26, 1930 in Canton, OH she was a daughter of Augustus Willison and Alice (Marchand) Stowe. Jane served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict as a Navy Wave. She was a loving homemaker, worked in several stores, Westclox, and was co-owner of an A&W Drive-In. Jane earned her Associates in General Education at...

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Leanne S. Slager

Leanne S. Slager

January 21, 1951 — January 11, 2015
Service: January 17, 2015

Leanne S. Slager Leanne S. Slager, age 63, of Polo, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Leanne was born January 21, 1951 in Sterling the daughter of Allan and Wanda (Bushman) Engelkens. She married Alan Slager on December 1, 1972 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2006. She was a photographer in the Polo area for many years. Survivors include her daughter, Jodi (David) Schauff of Polo; her...

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