Obituaries

Ruth  Olive Cornils

Ruth Olive Cornils

January 12, 1922 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 27, 2016

Ruth Olive (Hill) Cornils, 94, of Sterling, passed away on July 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born January 12, 1922 just south of Creston, Illinois, Ruth was the fifth of six children of Oscar and Olive (Ravnaas) Hill. Upon graduation from Northern Illinois Teacher's College (now NIU) with an Associate degree in 1939 Ruth taught elementary grades in Lee Center, Esmond and Chadwick Illinois. In...

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Becky M. Langner

Becky M. Langner

January 24, 1939 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 26, 2016

DIXON – Becky M. Langner, age 77, died at her home Friday, July 22, 2016. Becky was born on January 24, 1939 in Reedsburg, Wis. the daughter of Albert and Dorothy (Lutz) Riedel. She married Peter Langner on July 29, 1966 in Baraboo, Wis. Becky was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Peter of Dixon; two daughters, Kim (Charles) Krabbenhoeft of Sterling and Kandi Hall of Rockford; one son, Corey (Brandi) Langner of Sterling; six...

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Doris E. Royer

Doris E. Royer

September 29, 1928 — July 22, 2016
Service: July 26, 2016

OREGON – Doris E. Royer, age 87, formerly of Harmon died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon. Doris was born on September 29, 1928 in Erie the daughter of Ally and Mary (Behler) Wallingford. She married Robert Royer on September 4, 1948 in Rock Falls. He died on May 7, 2009. Doris was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters, Delores Estes of Sylva, N.C., Mary McCoy of Dixon, Cindy Griffin of...

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Ronald D. Frye

Ronald D. Frye

August 20, 1942 — July 19, 2016
Service: July 23, 2016

Ronald D. Frye Ronald D. Frye, age 73, of Dixon, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Ronald was born August 20, 1942 in Saltsburg, Pa. the son of Albert and Caroline (Cupples) Frye. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later was employed at Schryver's Bacon Factory in Dixon. Survivors include one daughter, Robin (Shane Gray) Frye of Dixon; one son, Ronald (Colleen) Frye of Dixon;...

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Barbara S. Rodekamp

Barbara S. Rodekamp

October 3, 1935 — July 19, 2016
Service: July 22, 2016

Barbara Sue Rodekamp, 80, of Clinton, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at her home. Born October 3, 1935 in Sterling she was the daughter of Roy and Carrie (Tompkins) Denning. She married Carl Rodekamp on May 10, 1951 in Sterling. She and her husband Carl owned and operated Rodekamp Painting in Sterling for 37 years. She was a supervisor at General Electric in Morrison for 24 years. Barb enjoyed watching Christian TV...

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Joan E. Massengill

Joan E. Massengill

December 9, 1924 — July 18, 2016
Service: July 22, 2016

MILLEDGEVILLE- Joan E. Massengill, 91, of Milledgeville, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion following a brief hospitalization and skilled care placement for chronic needs. Born December 9, 1924 she was a daughter of Forrest and Grace (Schiltz) Kaeser. She was united in marriage to Loyde "Frank" Massengill. Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was deeply cherished by her family. Her own love for...

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Marlene Ann Linn

Marlene Ann Linn

September 29, 1939 — July 15, 2016
Service: July 18, 2016

Marlene Ann Linn, age 76 of Rock Falls, IL, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Marlene was born on September 29, 1939 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Howard P. and Anne Marie (Gustafson) Gunn. She married Buford Ray Linn on August 28, 1970 in Rock Falls, IL. She proudly assisted with the Linn Construction Company, working as the secretary and treasurer for 45 years. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Rock...

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Edward Francis Hermes

Edward Francis Hermes

January 14, 1941 — July 12, 2016
Service: July 16, 2016

DIXON – Edward F. Hermes, 75 of rural Dixon died Tuesday July 12, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, IA. He was born on January 14, 1941 in Sterling, the son of Hugh J. and Mary Elizabeth (O'Neil) Hermes. He attended St. Mary School and Newman High School in Sterling. Ed was a 4th generation farmer, having dedicated over 55 years to farming in Whiteside and Lee Counties until his retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart...

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Phyllis Clemens

Phyllis Clemens

July 11, 1930 — July 11, 2016
Service: No Services

STERLING – Phyllis J. Clemens, 86 of Sterling died Monday July 11, 2016 at Morningside of Sterling. She was born on July 11, 1930 in Petersburg, IA the daughter of Clarence and Anna Rose (Bockenstedt) Wessels. She married Dorrance "Doc" Clemens on September 4, 1950 in New Vienna, IA. She and her husband were the owners/operators of D & E Furniture Store in Sterling retiring in July 1995. Survivors include her husband, Dorrance "Doc"...

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Dorothy "Dotty" Jacob

Dorothy "Dotty" Jacob

September 4, 1934 — July 8, 2016
Service: July 12, 2016

Dorothy "Dotty" M. Jacob, age 81, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Dotty was born on September 4, 1934 in Energy the daughter of Sidney W. and Edna Mae (Dillow) White. She married Roscoe "Jake" Jacob on December 6, 1969 in Sterling. He preceded her on June 22, 1992. Dotty was employed at Lambs Tap, Rock Falls and several area restaurants. Survivors include two daughters, Melissa (Lance) Hartzell of Sterling and...

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