Obituaries

Lois  E. Miles

Lois E. Miles

January 3, 1926 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 29, 2017

STERLING – Lois E. Miles, age 91, died at home Monday, April 24, 2017. Lois was born on January 3, 1926 in Faribault, Minn. the daughter of James and Bertha (Burge) Marsh. She married Clyde Miles on December 24, 1944 in Olympia, Wash. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2002. Lois was employed with Microgear in Prophetstown. Survivors include, three daughters, Bonnie Miles, Barbara (Larry) Stone and Clydye Miles all of Lyndon; two...

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Ellen Boots Spencer

Ellen Boots Spencer

June 23, 1926 — April 24, 2017
Service: April 28, 2017

Ellen A. "Boots" Spencer, 90, of Walnut, formerly of Sterling, died on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Heritage Health in Walnut. Boots was born on June 23, 1926 in Rock Falls a daughter of Otto and Margaret (Whyte) Von Holten. She was united in marriage to Russell LeRoy Spencer, Sr. on February 2, 1947 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2016. Boots was a faithful member of Immanuel...

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Harold M. Schinderling

Harold M. Schinderling

July 25, 1928 — April 23, 2017
Service: April 25, 2017

Harold Schinderling Harold Schinderling, age 88, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion. Harold was born July 25, 1928 in Madison, S.D. the son of Carl and Georgiana Schinderling. He served in the US Army and later married Janean Cunningham in 1953. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 34 years as a general foreman/supervisor. Survivors his wife of Rock Falls; two daughters, Kerry (James) Hans of...

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Judy M. Paisley

Judy M. Paisley

January 5, 1938 — April 22, 2017
Service: April 25, 2017

Judy Paisley Judy Paisley, age 79, of Morrison, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison, IL, surrounded by her family. Judy was born in Michigan on January 5, 1938. She moved to Illinois in 1954 after marrying J.C. Gantenbein. During that union, they had a daughter, Sue Ann. Judy remarried in 1975 to Charles W. Paisley. He was her true soul mate and they had a son, Jonathan. Survivors are her...

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Dale R. Wharfield

January 19, 1931 — April 22, 2017
Service: April 28, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Dale R. Wharfield, 86 of Rock Falls died Saturday April 22, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Dale Ray Wharfield was born on January 19, 1931 in Sterling the son of Miles Henry and Lula Mae (Ryan) Wharfield and had served in the US Army. He married Shirley Akridge on March 19, 1955 in Sterling. Dale was employed for 30 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling before retiring. He enjoyed fishing and...

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Christopher Michael Mullen

Christopher Michael Mullen

October 6, 1970 — April 19, 2017
Service: April 23, 2017

Christopher M. Mullen, age 46, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Christopher was born October 6, 1970 in Dearborn, MI the son of Michael and Susan (Venier) Mullen. Chris gallantly fought a rare disabling disease for 46 years. Survivors include his parents of Rock Falls; three brothers, Matthew Mullen of Libertyville, Kevin (Laura) Mullen of Sterling and Ken (Paula) Mullen of Kenosha, Wis.;...

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L. Robert "Bob" Wilson

L. Robert "Bob" Wilson

January 12, 1935 — April 19, 2017
Service: April 22, 2017

L. Robert "Bob" Wilson, 82 of Rock Falls died Wednesday April 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 12, 1935 in Dixon the son of Pearl Irene Wilson. He married Ann (Schneider) Smith on September 10, 1983 in Las Vegas, NV. Bob had worked for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and later for Union Pacific Railroad retiring after 38 years of service. He had served as a past volunteer fireman for the city of Elburn...

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Raymond L. Gibble

August 29, 1925 — April 15, 2017
Service: April 21, 2017

STERLING, IL – Raymond L. Gibble, 91 of Sterling died Saturday April 15, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on August 29, 1925 in Beardstown, IL the son of Samuel Bowman and Blanche S. (Dietsch) Gibble. Ray's story weaves back and forth between the Illinois, Mississippi and Rock rivers. Beardstown, Illinois lost a promising citizen when Ray graduated from it's high school. Named after Thomas Beard, who ferried customers...

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Jerry D. McKenna

Jerry D. McKenna

July 17, 1956 — April 15, 2017
Service: April 22, 2017

Jerry D. McKenna Jerry D. McKenna, age 60, of Sterling, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home. Jerry was born July 17, 1956 in Morrison the son of John and Esther (Eads) McKenna. He married Laurie McBroom on June 24, 1996 in Tampico. She preceded him in death on February 10, 2001. He was employed at Walnut Components for 35 years. Survivors include four daughters, Heidi Scott of N.Y., Amanda (Greg) McBroom-Rick of Sterling, Bambi...

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Traci Lynn Payne

Traci Lynn Payne

August 30, 1966 — April 15, 2017
Service: April 19, 2017

Traci Lynn Payne, age 50 of Sycamore, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Traci was born on August 30, 1966 in Sterling, the daughter of Darrell and Nancy (Waldschmidt) Holbrook. She graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School in 1984. She married Dean Payne on June 15, 1990 at St. Mary Catholic Church in...

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