Obituaries

William A.  Collins

William A. Collins

September 22, 1941 — January 30, 2015
Service: February 4, 2015

William Albert Collins, age 73 of Milledgeville, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at home. Bill was born on September 22, 1941 in New York Mills, Minnesota; the son of Albert William and Ada Ethel (Niemela) Collins. He graduated from New York Mills High School in 1959. Bill was a structural steel Ironworker for 50 years. He was a member of the Local 498, Rockford. He was an avid hunter and fisherman his whole life. After his retirement, Bill...

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Phyllis E Lofgren

Phyllis E Lofgren

February 16, 1923 — January 28, 2015
Service: January 31, 2015

Phyllis Eileen Lofgren, age 91 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Phyllis was born on February 16, 1923 in Loraine Township (Henry County), Illinois; the daughter of Forrest and Esther (Sippel) Heller. She married Fred H. Lofgren in Loraine Township on September, 4, 1942; he preceded her in death in November of 1977. Phyllis was employed as a school bus driver, a cook for the...

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Arthur "Art" Johnson

Arthur "Art" Johnson

July 6, 1953 — January 27, 2015
Service: February 2, 2015

Arthur "Art" L. Johnson Arthur "Art" L. Johnson, age 61, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Art was born July 6, 1953 in Sterling the son of Alvin and Frances (Bauer) Johnson. He married Diana Gregory on November 27, 1976 in Milledgeville. He was employed by Sterling Steel for 43 years most recently working as the electrical supervisor. Survivors include his wife of Milledgeville; two sons, Cory (Jennifer) Johnson of Eagle...

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Shirley M. Blumhoff

Shirley M. Blumhoff

February 2, 1927 — January 25, 2015
Service: February 7, 2015

Shirley M. Blumhoff, age 87, of Lyndon died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, IA. Shirley was born February 2, 1927 in Prophetstown the daughter of Lyell and Belva (Arnett) Fisk. She worked at General Electric in Morrison for many years. Shirley married James Blumhoff on January 21, 1948 in Morrison. He preceded her in death in July 26, 2003. She was a member of the late Lyndon United Methodist Church in Lyndon....

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Jean  L. Gipson

Jean L. Gipson

July 28, 1926 — January 25, 2015
Service: January 31, 2015

Jean L. Gipson, 88, of Rock Falls, died on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Jean Lesemann Welker was born on July 28, 1926, in Rock Falls to Daniel Lesemann and Catharine Marie (Wulf) Welker. She married Floyd J. Gipson in Morrison on September 19, 1947. They lived their entire married life on 10th Avenue in Rock Falls. Floyd preceded her in death on June 6, 2001. Jean was a long-time member of St. Andrew...

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Ardis M. Mangler

Ardis M. Mangler

October 10, 1914 — January 25, 2015
Service: January 31, 2015

Ardis Mangler Ardis Mangler, age 100, of Sterling, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ardis was born October 10, 1914 in Bellevue, Iowa the daughter of Ambrose and Julia (Grice) Meeker. She graduated from Clinton, Iowa schools and later married Clarence A. Mangler on September 16, 1933 in Clinton. He preceded her in death on November 9, 1978. Ardis was employed at CGH Medical Center in Sterling as a medical...

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James E. Rosenow

James E. Rosenow

December 30, 1942 — January 25, 2015
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – James E. Rosenow, age 72, died Sunday January 25, 2015 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Jim was born on December 30, 1942 in Sterling the son of Vivian Henry and Thelma (Forward) Rosenow. He married Jane Propheter on August 15, 1959 in Rock Falls. Jim was employed as the Maintenance Supervisor with Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Survivors include his wife, Jane Rosenow of Rock Falls; two sons, Joel ...

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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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