Obituaries

Carol "Sue" Todd

Carol "Sue" Todd

October 11, 1941 — May 27, 2016
Service: June 1, 2016

Carol "Sue" Todd, age 74 of Sterling, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at her home. Sue was born on October 11, 1941 in Morrison, the daughter of Warren and Yetta (Lyon) Smith. She married Dale Todd on November 21, 1986 in Xenia, OH. She was a member of D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution and Harvest Time Bible Church. Survivors include her husband Dale; mother, Yetta Todd of Morrison, IL; daughter, Amy (Carlos) Velazquez of...

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Mary Ann Hardt

Mary Ann Hardt

August 11, 1943 — May 26, 2016
Service: June 2, 2016

Mary Ann Hardt, age 72 of Sterling, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her home. Mary Ann was born on August 11, 1943 in Broadview, IL, the daughter of John and Mary Lou (Goodson) Lindmeier. She married Robert E. Hardt, Sr. in Bellwood at the United Church of Christ and celebrated 56 years of marriage on February 25th. Mary Ann was employed by UPS in Oak Brook, working in customer service for 17 years. After moving to the Sterling area, Mary Ann...

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Anna F. Hicks

Anna F. Hicks

March 14, 1942 — May 23, 2016
Service: May 27, 2016

Anna Faye Hicks, 74 of Sterling, passed away Monday May 23, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on March 14, 1942 in Bardstown, KY the daughter of Theodore and Annie (Vest) Aldridge and had attended Rock Falls schools. She married Curry J. Hicks December 30, 1958 in Charleston, S.C. Anna had worked at GE in Morrison and Sterling Steel Ball. Anna enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling and outdoor cookouts. ...

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June L. Machamer

June L. Machamer

June 1, 1927 — May 23, 2016
Service: May 27, 2016

June L. Machamer, age 88, of Wauconda, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home. June was born June 1, 1927 in Chicago the daughter of Gust and Esther Bergquist. She graduated college with her Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and her Master's Degree in early childhood education. She married Charles E. Machamer in Lake Zurich, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2004. June was employed as a Home Economics and Early...

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John  A.  Celletti, Jr.

John A. Celletti, Jr.

February 15, 1948 — May 19, 2016
Service: May 24, 2016

John A. Celletti, Jr., age 68 of Rock Falls, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at home. John was born on February 15, 1948 in Sterling, the son of John and Ida (Smith) Celletti, Sr. He graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School. John married Diana Reid on June 5, 1966 in Rock Falls. He was the owner and operator of Celletti's Sportland in Rock Falls. John loved his store and cherished the friendships that were made throughout the...

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Donna Lee Smith

Donna Lee Smith

November 17, 1939 — May 19, 2016
Service: May 23, 2016

Donna Lee Smith, 76, of Sterling, passed away May 19, 2016 after a long battle with cancer, at home with her family by her side. Donna was born November 17, 1939, in Sterling, the daughter of Hugo and Mabel (Dietz) Gerken. She married Dale E. Smith on April 9, 1961. Donna was a registered nurse for 50 years and co-owner of Dale's Charter Service, with her husband, for 20 years. Donna loved her grandchildren and enjoyed going on family...

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Ingeborg "Inga" Teachout

Ingeborg "Inga" Teachout

January 28, 1930 — May 19, 2016
Service: Services Pending

Ingeborg "Inga" Hannlore Haarmeyer Teachout, age 86 of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Inga was born on January 28, 1930 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Heinrich and Emilie (Johannesmeyer) Haarmeyer. She married Lester Teachout on November 26, 1954 at Centennial United Methodist Church in Rockford. Inga came to the United States in 1953 and lived most of her life in Rockford. She...

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Thomas Neil VanNatta

September 22, 1941 — May 16, 2016
Service: May 20, 2016

Thomas N. VanNatta, 74 of Prophetstown died Monday May 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 22, 1941 in Rock Falls, IL the son of Ray and Catherine (Spencer) VanNatta and had been a 1960 graduate of Rock Falls High School. He married Vicki Stevens on June 24, 1961 at St. Andrew Church in Rock Falls and had served in the US Army in Korea. Having come back to Rock Falls after the service, he and his father-in-law operated Tom and...

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Joshua W.  Grunder

Joshua W. Grunder

January 5, 1977 — May 15, 2016
Service: May 22, 2016

Joshua William Grunder, age 39 of Tampico, died Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Fort Payne, Alabama. Josh was born on January 5, 1977 in Freeport, IL, the son of Randy and Nancy (Smith) Grunder. He graduated from Lena-Winslow High School in 1995. He married Jill Michele Skwiercz in 2001 in Dekalb, IL. Josh was employed by East Moline Correctional Center for over 15 years. He is a United States Air Force Veteran. Josh volunteered at Tampico Fire...

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Loretta L. Behrens

Loretta L. Behrens

July 22, 1937 — May 6, 2016
Service: May 13, 2016

Loretta L. Behrens, 78 of Dixon, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home She was born July 22, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Bishop) Potts. Loretta was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church. She enjoyed painting, quilting, and entertaining for her family. Survivors include her children, Gregory Behrens of Rock Falls and Braden Behrens of Rockford; granddaughters, Kaley Behrens and Maurelle Behrens;...

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