Obituaries

Wyman William Vinson

Wyman William Vinson

October 17, 1951 — September 18, 2014
Service: September 22, 2014

ROCK FALLS – Wyman W. "Skip" Vinson, age 62, died at home Thursday September 18, 2014. Skip was born on October 17, 1951 in Walnut Ridge, Ark. the son of Eddie and Lola (Collins) Vinson. He was a local musical celebrity for 47 years and carpet installer. Survivors include, his loving companion of 6 years Bonnie Bertolozzi; two sons, Wyman "Skip" II (Angie) Vinson of Box Elder, S.D. and Seth Vinson of Morrison; three sisters, Alice...

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Richard Arthur Barnum

Richard Arthur Barnum

October 10, 1931 — September 17, 2014
Service: No Services

Richard Arthur Barnum Richard Arthur Barnum age, 82 of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center of Moline. Richard was born on October 10, 1931 in Oak Park to Lester and Bertha (Baither) Barnum. He married his beloved wife on March 10, 1958 in Milwaukee, WI; she preceded him in death on May 31, 2011. He worked as a Millwright at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 31 years. Richard was a loving husband,...

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Janetta j. Vance

Janetta j. Vance

May 4, 1930 — September 17, 2014
Service: September 20, 2014

STERLING – Janetta J. Vance, age 84, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Coventry Living Center, Sterling. Janetta was born on May 4, 1930 in Sterling the daughter of Clyde A. and Edna Mae (Shelley) Hemminger. She married Darl Vance on October 2, 1948 in Sterling. He died November 29, 2012. Janetta was a Homemaker. Survivors include, one daughter, Connie DeWaele of Rock Falls; four sons, Darrell (Che) Vance of Killeen, Texas, David ...

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Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright

Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright

August 5, 2014 — September 15, 2014
Service: September 18, 2014

Isabella Jo Echebarria-Wright, infant daughter of Heather Echebarria and Kevin Wright passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, Iowa. Isabella was born August 5, 2014 in Sterling. She is survived by her parents Kevin and Heather of Fulton; big sister Jasmine Wright, big brothers Isaac Echebarria and Dylan Wright all at home; maternal grandparents, Dawn (Glenn) Stuart) of Fulton, Jerry Jr. ...

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Carrie J. Muntean

Carrie J. Muntean

July 26, 1937 — September 15, 2014
Service: September 19, 2014

Carrie J. Muntean, age 77 of Sterling died Monday, September 15, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Carrie was born July 26, 1937 in Sterling the daughter of John and Katherine (Fowler) Doty. She married Harold Muntean on July 7, 1957 in Sterling. Carrie was member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband Harold of Sterling, one daughter Tammy (Michael) Winstead of Emerson, two sons...

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Rick Gibson

Rick Gibson

June 7, 1948 — September 14, 2014
Service: No Services

Rick Gibson Rick Gibson, age 66, of Sterling, passed away suddenly Sunday due to heart failure. Rick's kindness and generosity will be remembered by many from Algonquin to Sterling. Rick was born June 7, 1948 in Chicago the son of Neal and Betty (Blennerhasett) Gibson. He married Linda McKane on October 8, 1966 in Carpentersville. Rick was an avid fisherman and a skilled and passionate furniture maker who loved dearly his family, friends,...

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Kevin J. Bohms

Kevin J. Bohms

November 5, 1957 — September 13, 2014
Service: September 17, 2014

Kevin J. Bohms, age 56 of Rock Falls died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kevin was born November 5, 1957 in Sterling the son of John and Lois (Yarde) Bohms. He married Kim McBride on May 19, 1979 in Rock Falls. He worked as a postal carrier for 28 years. Survivors include his wife Kim of Rock Falls, one son Tyler (Lynne Farris) Bohms of Sun Prairie, WI, one sister Karen Huber of Beaver Dam, WI, one...

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Lorraine L. Fullgraf

Lorraine L. Fullgraf

January 1, 1922 — September 12, 2014
Service: September 15, 2014

Lorraine L. Fullgraf, age 92 of Rock Falls died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Lorraine was born January 1, 1922 in Hammond, IN the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Jasin) Walsh. She married Wilmer A. Fullgraf on July 18, 1942 in Crown Point, IN. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1944. Lorraine worked at the Sterling Roller Dome in Sterling from 1975 till close. She also worked for 6 years as a greeter...

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Mary Ann Kimball

Mary Ann Kimball

December 7, 1927 — September 11, 2014
Service: September 15, 2014

Mary Ann Kimball, age 86 of Sterling, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling with her husband by her side. Mary was born on December 7, 1927 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Minnie Poe of Sterling. She married Keith Kimball of Rock Falls on August 31, 1947 in the 4th Street Methodist Church in Sterling. Mary Ann was a lifelong member of that church. She enjoyed her antiques and...

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Helen L. Young

Helen L. Young

April 28, 1924 — September 9, 2014
Service: September 12, 2014

Helen L. Young, age 89 of Rock Falls died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Helen was born April 28, 1925 in Sterling the daughter of Edward and Pearl (Steinmeyer) Wagner. She married Marion E. Young on March 15, 1941 in Clinton, IA. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2005. Helen was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Sterling. Survivors include one son Steven (Nellie) Young of Rock...

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