Obituaries

Kenneth W. Jay

Kenneth W. Jay

December 27, 1926 — April 17, 2018
Service: April 20, 2018

Kenneth W. Jay Kenneth W. Jay, age 91, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Unity Point in Rock Island. Kenneth was born December 27, 1926 in Neodasha, Kan. the son of Oscar and Lillian (Biddle) Jay. He served in the US Navy during WWII and later was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for over 30 years. He married Margery Miller on March 19, 1949 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2000. Kenneth...

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Louise M. Myers

Louise M. Myers

March 9, 1928 — April 13, 2018
Service: April 17, 2018

Louise M. Myers, 90 of Sterling, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Louise was born on March 9, 1928 in Holdrege, NE, the daughter of Burt and Bessie (Norval) Englund. She married Vern J. Myers on October 13, 1945 in Girard, KS. He preceded her in death on November 14, 1997. Louise worked for Gear Corp as a finisher for 18 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Rock Falls. ...

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Barbara J. Gillette

Barbara J. Gillette

July 19, 1959 — April 12, 2018
Service: April 21, 2018

PROPHETSTOWN – Barbara J. Gillette, age 58, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Barbara was born on July 19, 1959 in Sterling the daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Jones) Gillette. She married Michael W. Greeno on November 5, 1977 in Lyndon. Barb later married Phil Kuehl in May of 2001. She was co-owner and operator of Kuehl's Pub in Prophetstown for several years. Barb was an amazing; ...

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Todd R. Dewald

Todd R. Dewald

May 18, 1966 — April 11, 2018
Service: April 14, 2018

Todd R. Dewald, 51, of Tampico, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on May 18, 1966 in Sterling to Craig G. and Barbara (Wolber) Dewald. He was united in marriage to Julie White on June 28, 1986 in Walnut. Todd worked for National Manufacturing Company for 22 years and Rock River Lumber and Grain for the last 8 years. Todd raised mules and horses. He was a local farrier for many years. He...

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Diane  Little

Diane Little

June 7, 1945 — April 11, 2018
Service: April 13, 2018

Diane Little, age 72 of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Diane was born on June 7, 1945 in North Dakota, the daughter of John and Mary (Heintz) Tschosik. She married John C. Little on October 15, 1966 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1994. Diane worked in food service all her life and retired from CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Survivors...

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Henry B. Cassens

Henry B. Cassens

November 12, 1937 — April 10, 2018
Service: April 12, 2018

Henry B. Cassens, age 80, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Henry was born November 12, 1937 in Sterling the son of Vernon and Leona (Johnson) Cassens. He married Beverly Turek on September 10, 1960 in Polo and was employed at several window manufacturing companies. Survivors include his wife of Sterling; four sons, Jeffrey (Kathleen) Cassens of Rhinebeck, N.Y., Henry Cassens of Peoria,...

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John  A. Krueger

John A. Krueger

July 10, 1946 — April 10, 2018
Service: April 16, 2018

John Alvin Krueger, age 71 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Mercy Health Center in Rockford. John was born on July 10, 1946 in Mankato, MN, the son of Clarence and Lavola (Miller) Krueger. He is a United States Marine Veteran. John served in the Vietnam War and is a Purple Heart recipient. He married Jane Bell on October 22, 1977 in Rock Falls. He was a truck driver and drove for Myers Transportation for the past 20 years. John...

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Rockie Penaflor

Rockie Penaflor

August 27, 1927 — April 9, 2018
Service: April 14, 2018

Rockie Penaflor (Mr. Rockie) passed away on April 9th, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. He was 90 years old. Mr. Peñaflor was born on August 27th,1927 in Deming, New Mexico to his parents, Felipé and Angela Peñaflor. Rockie was raised in his beloved Rocky Mountains of Claremont, Wyoming until his family moved to Sterling at age 13. He married Mary Lou Dunaven on July 14th, 1948. They were married 69 years. The Peñaflors...

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Jeffrey L. White

Jeffrey L. White

March 23, 1955 — April 8, 2018
Service: April 14, 2018

Jeffrey L. White, age 63, died Sunday April 8, 2018 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa. Jeff was born on March 23, 1955 in Dixon the son of Charles M. and Phyllis (Rhodes) White. He was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire, Sterling for 20 years. He was a member of Local 727 as a Truck Driver for Austin Powder/Dyno Nobel companies. Jeff enjoyed gardening, was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan and loved spending time with his...

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Terry L. Heeren

Terry L. Heeren

September 10, 1947 — April 6, 2018
Service: April 14, 2018

Terry L. Heeren, age 70, of Rock Falls, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Terry was born September 10, 1947 in Princeton the son of Fred "Pete" and Rita (Saathoff) Heeren. He was a 1965 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling. Terry served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and later was employed as the head of the mail room at the Rockford Register Star for 43 years. He was a die hard...

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