Obituaries

Valeria G. Reed

Valeria G. Reed

May 27, 1911 — April 21, 2014
Service: April 26, 2014

Valeria G. Reed, 102 of Sterling, passed away Monday April 21, 2014 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on May 27, 1911 in Freeport, IL the daughter of Frank and Edith (Foust) Michel. The family moved to Sterling in 1923. She married Donald Reed on October 24, 1934. He died June 16, 2000. Mrs. Reed was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was active in the P.T.A. for many years, serving in several positions. She had also...

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Edward D. Rosenberger

Edward D. Rosenberger

February 9, 1931 — April 21, 2014
Service: April 25, 2014

Edward D. Rosenberger, 83, of Roscoe, formerly of Sterling, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center, Beloit, Wisc. Born February 9, 1931 in Toledo, Iowa he was a son of George and Blanche (Berger) Rosenberger, Sr. On December 7, 1947 he was united in marriage to Elaine J. Rebik in Tama, Iowa. She preceded him in death on August 9, 2009. Mr. Rosenberger began his career as a printer in Tama, Iowa. He later...

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Carolyn Faye Cochran

Carolyn Faye Cochran

April 29, 1950 — April 19, 2014
Service: April 25, 2014

Carolyn Faye Cochran, age 63 of Rock Falls died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Faye was born April 29, 1950 in Sterling the daughter of Willie and Mary (Wade) Cochran. She worked as a dietary aid for many years. Faye enjoyed scratching off $3 Crossword puzzles, watching TV, and making her "famous" pasta salad. Faye was an avid Chicago Bulls fan, but most of all she loved spending time with her...

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Evelyn Lorraine Saathoff

Evelyn Lorraine Saathoff

August 19, 1929 — April 18, 2014
Service: April 22, 2014

Evelyn Lorraine Saathoff, age 84 of Sterling, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Evelyn was born on August 19, 1929 in Manlius, IL to Ernst and Thilda (Johnson) Olson. She married George J. Saathoff, Jr. on October 26, 1951 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2005. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and fishing and had a love for flowers and animals. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church...

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George E. Beatty

George E. Beatty

April 3, 1918 — April 16, 2014
Service: No Services

George E. Beatty, 96, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Dixon. Born April 3, 1918 in Rockford he was a son of Elmer and Mary A. (Detweiler) Abney. On November 1, 1941 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth M. Scholl in Sterling. She preceded him in death on August 15, 2005. George worked for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the St. Petersburg, FL Times for 20 years until his retirement in 1981. ...

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Janet "Jan" Love

Janet "Jan" Love

August 30, 1926 — April 16, 2014
Service: April 21, 2014

Janet "Jan" Love, age 87 of Sterling died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Moline. Jan was born on August 30, 1926 to George and Bethel (Seloover) Billings in Rock Falls. She graduated Rock Falls schools, was the past president of the Rock Falls American Legion Auxiliary Unit 902, and also was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Rock Falls. Jan married Wayne Staples on January 30, 1946, she then married George "Joe"...

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Richard F. Williams

Richard F. Williams

April 23, 1941 — April 16, 2014
Service: April 22, 2014

STERLING – Richard F. Williams, 72, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home. He was born April 23, 1941 in Milwaukee, WI to Carl and Anne (Siefkin) Williams. He married Kathleen Blair on June 22, 1968 in Sterling. Richard was a graduate of SHS Class of 1959 as a member of the National Honors Society and class president. Richard continued his responsibility to his classmates with honor as he helped plan every five-year class...

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W. Jane Ommen

W. Jane Ommen

June 13, 1928 — April 14, 2014
Service: April 16, 2014

W. Jane Ommen W. Jane Ommen, age85, of Sterling, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Jane was born June 13, 1928 in Alabama the daughter of Wesley and Lula (Mott) Higginbotham. She married Lloyd Ommen on October 21, 1942 in Alabama. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. Survivors include two daughters, Jan (John)Tarner of Barefoot Bay, Fla. and Deena ...

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Helen L. Allen

Helen L. Allen

October 26, 1943 — April 13, 2014
Service: April 16, 2014

Helen L. Allen, age 70 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her home. Helen was born on October 26, 1943 in Rock Falls to Howard and Madeline (Jaques) Wilkinson. She worked for 30 years at Antech, retiring in 2002. Helen was a devoted caregiver to her family for her entire life. She enjoyed cooking and puzzles. Survivors include her mother, Madeline of Sterling; one son, William (Ris) Allen of Costa Mesa, CA; one son-in-law, Jim...

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Ralph Perino

April 14, 1920 — April 13, 2014
Service: April 16, 2014

ROCK FALLS – Ralph Perino, 93 of Rock Falls died Sunday April 13, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home in Sterling. He was born on April 14, 1920 in Normandy, IL, the son of Ralph and Catherine (Carchidi) Perino. He married the former Gloria Marshall. Ralph had farmed for many years. He was involved in establishing the Whiteside County Airport and it's development. An avid aviator, he earned his pilot's license in 1935 and had enjoyed...

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