Obituaries

Robert E.  Houck

Robert E. Houck

April 13, 1931 — June 21, 2018
Service: June 26, 2018

FRANKLIN GROVE – Robert E. Houck, age 87, formerly of Rock Falls died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Meadows Assisted Living in Franklin Grove. Robert was born on April 3, 1931 in Woosung the son of John and Sadie (Farster) Houck. He married Ruth Marshall on December 31, 1960 in LeClaire, Iowa. She died October 17, 2009. His greatest joys came in sharing his loving, kindness to children; and especially his two granddaughters, Sadie and Vivian....

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Allen E. Crotts, Sr.

Allen E. Crotts, Sr.

March 9, 1937 — June 19, 2018
Service: June 23, 2018

GALESBURG – Allen E. Crotts, Sr., age 81, formerly of Rock Falls died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Marigold Nursing and Rehabilitation in Galesburg. Allen was born on March 9, 1937 in Rock Falls the son of Frank and Bertha (Alexander) Crotts. He married Dorothea Craig on October 25, 1975 in Prophetstown. She died February 24, 2005. Allen was employed with Micro Industries retiring in 1998. Survivors include four daughters, Robin Martinez...

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Donald S. Mulnix

Donald S. Mulnix

July 30, 1944 — June 19, 2018
Service: June 25, 2018

Donald S. Mulnix Donald S. Mulnix, age 73, of Morrison, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Donald was born July 30, 1944 in Carroll County, IL the son of Virgil and Grace (Paschal) Mulnix. He served in the US Army and later was employed at GE for 34 years retiring on November 1, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Tamara (Edward) Hamilton of Clinton, Iowa and Angela (Richard) Lance of Rock Falls; one...

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Marilyn Unterzuber

Marilyn Unterzuber

September 26, 1930 — June 19, 2018
Service: June 22, 2018

ROCK FALLS – Marilyn K. (Vary) Unterzuber, 87 of Rock Falls died Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. She was born on September 26, 1930 in Jewell, Iowa the daughter of Elbert E. and Marie Nora (Johnson) Vary and had attended Sterling High School. She married Robert L. Unterzuber on March 7, 1948 in Sterling and had been married for 66 years when he died May 23, 2014. Marilyn had worked for many years in store...

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Mary Parker

Mary Parker

March 27, 1933 — June 17, 2018
Service: June 21, 2018

GALT, IL – Mary R. Parker, 85 of Galt died Sunday June 17, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on March 27, 1933 in Dothan, Alabama the daughter of Thornton Earl and Grace Ruth (Collins) Stees. She married Charles F. Parker on October 27, 1951 in Dixon. He died January 22, 2014. Mary had worked for many years in dietary at the former Dixon State School. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors...

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Lawrence William Nelson

Lawrence William Nelson

October 19, 1925 — June 14, 2018
Service: June 20, 2018

Lawrence W. Nelson Lawrence W. Nelson, age 92, of Nelson, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Larry was born October 19, 1925 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Harry and June (Thompson) Nelson. He served in the US Navy during WWII as Radioman Third Class and later married Florence Shonka in November of 1950 in Clinton, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2006. Larry was employed as a telegrapher for...

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Caryl Westlund

Caryl Westlund

February 27, 1929 — June 10, 2018
Service: No Services

L. Caryl Westlund, 89, of Prophetstown, died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Prophets Good Samaritan Home in Prophetstown. She was born on February 27, 1929 in Kewanee to C. Russell and Ethel (Stephens_ Thurwachter. She married Gene T. Westlund on August 7, 1948 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1998. Surviving is her daughter, Jeanne (Steven) Peska, of Rock Falls; 3 sons, Tom (Bonnie) Westlund, of Walnut, Steve (Ann) Westlund...

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Ruth Arlene Borth

Ruth Arlene Borth

August 19, 1929 — June 9, 2018
Service: June 12, 2018

POLO – Ruth A. Borth, age 88, formerly of Milledgeville, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Polo Rehab and Health Center, Polo. Ruth was born on August 19, 1929 in Milledgeville the daughter of John L. and Marie T. (Winkey) Schryver. She married William Borth on November 25, 1964 in Milledgeville. Ruth was employed as a Secretary with Central Quality in Polo. She was a member and church organist for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in...

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Georgea Mae Clever

Georgea Mae Clever

February 15, 1923 — June 9, 2018
Service: No Services

Georgea Mae Clever, 95, of Prophetstown, died on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on February 15, 1923 in Rock Falls to George and Charlotte (Penny) Sprankle. She married George Clever on December 22, 1945. He preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown. Georgea enjoyed needle work, crocheting and gardening. She loved all animals but was especially fond of...

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Robert W. Cheshier

Robert W. Cheshier

August 13, 1928 — June 8, 2018
Service: June 13, 2018

STERLING – Robert W. Cheshier, 89 of Sterling died Friday June 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 13, 1928 in Vandalia, IL the son of Wilson and Zola (Helm) Cheshier. He married Dorothy Harrison on July 22, 1950 at St Patricks Catholic Church in Amboy. Robert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a decorated Korean War Veteran earning...

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