Obituaries

Frank R. Bernardini

Frank R. Bernardini

January 14, 1964 — July 5, 2015
Service: July 8, 2015

Frank R. Bernardini Frank R. Bernardini, age 51, of Tampico, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home. Frank was born January 14, 1964 in Ottawa the son of Angelo and Clara (Orsini) Bernardini. He was employed as a respiratory therapist for 15 years. He owned and operated Power Tan in Rockford. Survivors include his sister, Angela Bernardini of Tampico and his friend, Lou Finkle of Tampico. He was preceded in death by his parents. A...

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Ynes L. Vasquez

Ynes L. Vasquez

January 21, 1927 — July 5, 2015
Service: July 10, 2015

Ynes L. Vasquez, age 88 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, June 5, 2015 at his home. Ynes was born on January 21, 1927 in Hondo, TX; the son of Luis and Santos (Leyvas) Vasquez. He married Lupe Chapa on March 8, 1948 in Pleasanton, TX. Ynes was employed by Northwestern Steel & Wire for 41 years, retiring in 1989 as operator in the nail department. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Lupe; two...

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Evelyn E. Celestino

Evelyn E. Celestino

June 26, 1933 — July 4, 2015
Service: July 9, 2015

Evelyn E. Celestino Evelyn E. Celestino, age 82, of Sterling, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Evelyn was born June 26, 1933 in Rock Falls the daughter of Earl and Erna (Schuleuter) Seidel. She was married to Sabas Celestino. He preceded her in death in September of 1959. She worked as a caretaker for many years. Survivors include two sons, Ruben (Karen) Celestino and Rick (Patty) Celestino both of Sterling...

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Irene E. DeLanghe

Irene E. DeLanghe

February 7, 1927 — June 30, 2015
Service: July 3, 2015

Irene E. DeLanghe, 88 of Sterling died Tuesday June 30, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on February 7, 1927 in Davenport, IA the daughter of Maurice and Florence (Teerlinck) VanThorre. She married Roger DeLanghe on November 18, 1950 in East Moline, IL. He died November 18, 2009. Irene was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling; a volunteer and member of CGH Medical Auxilary; and she enjoyed sewing and...

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Helen Mae Hollaway

October 26, 1932 — June 30, 2015
Service: July 3, 2015

Helen M. Hollaway, 82 died Tuesday June 30, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. She was born on October 26, 1932 in Savanna, IL the daughter of Harold and Blanche (Atkins) Resel. She married Larry G. Bearsley on December 9, 1951. She later married Donald E. Hollaway on October 10, 1967. He died September 17, 2007. Helen had been a 40 year member of the Walnut United Methodist Church; a member of the "Golden Girls"; a past member...

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Wendy Rock

Wendy Rock

January 9, 1954 — June 30, 2015
Service: July 6, 2015

Wendy Rock, 61, of Sterling, died Thursday, June 30, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Born January 9, 1954 in Sterling, she was a daughter of Harold and Hazel (Walrath) Stewart. She married Renard Rock and he died June 17, 2009. She enjoyed fishing, playing pool, baking, cooking, and collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia. Wendy adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She also looked forward to her "sister trips" and...

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Wanda Lou Hemminger

Wanda Lou Hemminger

December 14, 1943 — June 28, 2015
Service: July 1, 2015

Wanda L. Hemminger, 71, of rural Chadwick, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at home. Born December 14, 1943 in Centralia, she was a daughter of Elvin Earl and Lizzie Louise (Simer) Bass. She married Harold Hemminger on December 8, 1971 in Waupun, Wisconsin. Survivors include her husband, Harold, of Chadwick; her daughters, Penny (Kendal) Helms, of Sterling, Dana Sanders, of Rock Falls, Brandy (Bruce) Darby, of Morrison, and Becky Eagan, of...

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Marin Rae Williams

Marin Rae Williams

March 7, 1978 — June 28, 2015
Service: July 3, 2015

Marin R. Williams Marin R. Williams, age 37, of Milledgeville, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her home. Marin was born March 7, 1978 in Sterling the daughter of James and Kathy (Burgess) Williams. She was a member of the Milledgeville United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Isabella; her son, Alexander; and her parents all of Milledgeville. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Visitation...

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Ella M Pierce

Ella M Pierce

September 22, 1919 — June 27, 2015
Service: July 1, 2015

Ella M. Pierce, 95, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Born September 22, 1919 in West Brooklyn, she was a daughter of Jule and Minnie (Hoerner) Weiser. She married Thomas Pierce on May 1, 1941 at Tampico. Ella was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother and three...

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Geneva M. Dravis

Geneva M. Dravis

August 2, 1930 — June 25, 2015
Service: Services Pending

Arrangements are pending

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