Obituaries

Stanely E. Stockton

Stanely E. Stockton

June 6, 1938 — August 27, 2014
Service: August 30, 2014

Stanley E. Stockton, 76 of Sterling died in his sleep Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 6, 1938 in Rockford, IL the son of Jess and Myrtle (Wescott) Stockton. He served in the U.S. Marines. Stan married Diane Bradshaw on September 5, 1959 in Rock Falls and were married 55 years. Stan worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years through Local 150. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in...

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Everett William Gaffey

Everett William Gaffey

October 1, 1924 — August 26, 2014
Service: August 29, 2014

Everett William Gaffey, age 89 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Everett was born on October 1, 1924 in White Pigeon, IL, the son of William Everett and Margaret (Habben) Gaffey. He married Lorraine Love on May 31, 1952 in Morrison, IL. Everett farmed for most of his life in Whiteside Co. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; three...

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James C.  Wesner

James C. Wesner

April 5, 1934 — August 26, 2014
Service: August 29, 2014

James Clinton Wesner James Clinton Wesner, age 80, of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Walnut Manor. James was born April 5, 1934 in Sterling the son of Howard and Lois (McMurry) Wesner. He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1953. He married Fern Rhodes on May 13, 1956 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He served in the United States Army from 1953 through 1956 and spent fifteen months in Korea during his time...

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Glenn J. Gray

Glenn J. Gray

April 4, 1928 — August 25, 2014
Service: August 28, 2014

Glenn J. Gray, age 86 of Rock Falls, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at Sterling Pavillion Nursing Home. Glenn was born on April 4, 1928 in Rock Falls, the son of Ralph and Effie (Quick) Gray. He married Frances Marie (Jones) Virnich in St. Louis, MO on October 29, 1950; she preceded him in death on May 1, 1998. Glenn was a hard worker and his persistence landed him a job at Parish Alford, where he worked for 39 years as a millwright. Glenn was...

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Neil A. Partridge

Neil A. Partridge

March 12, 1931 — August 22, 2014
Service: No Services

Neil A. Partridge, age 83 of Rock Falls, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Neil was born on March 12, 1931 in Sterling, the son of John L. and Gertrude (Eberly) Partridge, Sr. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Neil married Gyneth Frank on September 28, 1953 in Yorktown. He worked for Lawrence Brothers as a tool and die maker for 47 years before retiring in 1996. After retirement, Neil...

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Edward L. Olds III

Edward L. Olds III

January 13, 1947 — August 18, 2014
Service: August 28, 2014

MT. CARROLL - Dr. Edward L. Olds III, age 67, died Monday August 18, 2014 at St. John & Paul Hospital in Venice, Italy. Edward was born on January 13, 1947 in Sterling the son of Edward L. and Ruth (Watson) Olds Jr. He married Diane Louck on June 8, 1969 in Aledo. Edward was employed with several area school districts as a school administrator for the past 34 years retiring out of LaGrange School District 105 in June of 2002. He...

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Edward Lewis Olds III

— August 18, 2014
Service: Services Pending

Edward Lewis Olds, III, of Mount Carroll, IL passed away suddenly Monday August 18, 2014 in Venice, Italy, while on holiday with his wife, Diane, and close friends. Arrangements are pending

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Philip S. Lekas

Philip S. Lekas

March 4, 1963 — August 13, 2014
Service: No Services

Philip Stephen Lekas, age 51 of Rock Falls, formally of Burbank, IL, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home. Philip was born March 4, 1963 the son of Raymond and Carol (Thomas) Lekas. Survivors include his father Raymond of Hodgkins, IL, two brothers George (Pat) Lekas of Madison, WI and Christopher Lekas of Burbank, one sister Pamela Lekas of Sauk Village, IL, eight nieces and nephews Samantha, Patrice, Kathy, George, Jr., Diane,...

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Vicky A. Olson

Vicky A. Olson

December 15, 1945 — August 13, 2014
Service: No Services

Vicky A. Olson, of Orlando, FL and formerly of Rock Falls died Wednesday August 13, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Vicky was born on December 15, 1945 in Sterling, the daughter of Faye and Anna McKee. She married Terry Lee Olson on May 24, 1962. He preceded her in death on May 17, 2007. She is survived by three daughters: Terilyn (Mark) Kilroy of Orlando, FL, Peggy Olson (Chuck Pyse) of Tampa, FL and Dee Dee (Pat) Fortney...

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Crystal "Ginger" Banda-Mullen

Crystal "Ginger" Banda-Mullen

November 1, 1968 — August 12, 2014
Service: August 16, 2014

Crystal "Ginger" Stella Banda-Mullen, age 45 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at home. Crystal was born on November 1, 1968 in Sterling to Calletano and Estella (Lopez) Banda. She married Rodney Mullen on August 15 1988 in Clinton, Iowa. Crystal worked as a Patient Service Representative at KSB for about six years. Crystal was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband, Rodney; five children...

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