Obituaries

Mary Ann Lee

Mary Ann Lee

January 27, 1927 — July 21, 2017
Service: Services Pending

Mary Ann Lee, age 90 of Sterling, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mary Ann was born on January 27, 1927 in Camden, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles W. and Jean (Allen) Dearborn. She married Robert "Bob" Lee on August 28, 1949 at the Navy Chapel in San Diego, CA. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2007. She was a homemaker and had also worked at various businesses as a secretary. Mary Ann enjoyed...

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Anna  Leah Ann Hussung

Anna Leah Ann Hussung

January 25, 1972 — July 18, 2017
Service: July 22, 2017

Anna Leah Ann Hussung, age 45 of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Anna was born on January 25, 1972 in Sterling, the daughter of Van and Elaine (Richter) Hussung. She was employed by Focus Services in Sterling for the past six years. She is survived by her father, Van (Theresa) Hussung of Sterling; her two children, Jessica Hussung of Sterling and Jordan Hussung of Sterling; one grandson, Austin...

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Mervyn W. "Bill" Becker

Mervyn W. "Bill" Becker

May 30, 1922 — July 17, 2017
Service: July 24, 2017

Mervyn W. "Bill" Becker, 95, of Rock Falls, died on Monday evening, July 17, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Bill was born on May 30, 1922 in Rock Falls to Ludwig and Nellie (Knight) Becker. He married Ruth Arlene Seidel on May 30, 1943 in Seattle, Wash. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2016. Bill was employed at National Manufacturing in Sterling for 34 years until his retirement. He was a US Army veteran and proudly...

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Johnna  R. Comer

Johnna R. Comer

May 31, 1952 — July 15, 2017
Service: July 19, 2017

Johnna Rae (Walker) Comer, 65, of Sterling, went to be with her Savior on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Johnna was born on May 31, 1952 in Morrison the daughter of John and Betty Walker. She married John Comer on August 20, 1972. Johnna had many accomplishments in life and had many titles including: mother, wife, friend, and teacher. Johnna was a foster parent...

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June Elizabeth Metcalf

June Elizabeth Metcalf

April 25, 1920 — July 14, 2017
Service: July 16, 2017

June Elizabeth Metcalf, 97, of Lyndon, died on Friday morning, July 14, 2017 at Prophets Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Mrs. Metcalf was born on April 25, 1920 in Galt to Fred and Nellie (Frye) Scott. She married William Grant Metcalf in 1938. He preceded her in death in 2008. Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Barbara (Richard) Hadcock of Walnut and Dolores "Dee Dee" Szymanski of Dixon; her sons, William...

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Thomas L. Munson

Thomas L. Munson

March 6, 1962 — July 13, 2017
Service: July 22, 2017

DIXON – Thomas L. Munson, age 55, died at his home in Dixon on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Tom was born on March 6, 1962 in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Leroy and Doris (Nicewanner) Munson. He was employed as a truck driver for many years. Survivors include three daughters, Kayla Munson of Freeport, Amber Munson of Rock Falls and McKenna Munson of Sterling; two sisters, Lisa (Gary) Myers of San Diego, Calif. and Kathy Munson of Hanover;...

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William "Bill"  Baird

William "Bill" Baird

May 5, 1929 — July 12, 2017
Service: July 22, 2017

STERLING - William "Bill" Clinton Baird died July 12, 2017. He was born May 5, 1929, in Jefferson County, Illinois to Adam and Ethel Banta Baird. Bill graduated from Sterling High School in 1946 and met and married the love his life, Millie. "Bill and Mill" celebrated 65 years of marriage on September 30, 2016. Together they enjoyed traveling, visiting all 50 states and 13 countries. Bill is survived by his wife, Millie; his three...

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Ronald Duane Myers

Ronald Duane Myers

December 9, 1929 — July 11, 2017
Service: July 14, 2017

Ronald D. Myers, 87 of Rock Falls died Tuesday July 11, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 9, 1929 in Sterling, the son of Earl and Clara (Buyers) Myers. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He married E. Sue McBeth on March 23, 1957 in Rock Falls. She died October 24, 2016. Ronald was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Local Union 150 for many years. Ronald enjoyed his daily...

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James M.  Williams

James M. Williams

October 24, 1950 — July 10, 2017
Service: July 15, 2017

MILLEDGEVILLE – James M. Williams, age 66, died at home Monday, July 10, 2017 following an extended illness. James was born on October 24, 1950 in Sterling the son of C. Richard and Margaret (McKean) Williams. He married Kathy Burgess on September 26, 1970 in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Jim owned and operated Jim Williams Flooring for over 30 years. He shared his skills to many installers in the area. Jim was an avid reader,...

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William "Bill" J. Wolff

February 23, 1945 — July 10, 2017
Service: July 17, 2017

William "Bill" J. Wolff, 72, of Deer Grove, IL, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at the CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. Bill was born February 23, 1945, in Dixon, IL; the son of Aloys M. and Lucille M. (Dupuis) Wolff. He married Judith A. Taylor on April 15, 1972, in Rockford, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed by National Manufacturing, Sterling, IL for 34 years, from 1970 to 2004. Bill was a...

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