Obituaries

Betty  Marie Reinders

Betty Marie Reinders

November 7, 1926 — May 6, 2014
Service: No Services

Betty Marie Reinders, age 87 of Dixon, died Tuesday, May 7, 2014 at home with family. Betty was born on November 7, 1926 in Brookeville, IL to John and Lillian (Martz) Buntjer. She married Wilbur Reinders on April 18, 1943 in Polo, IL, he preceded her in death on January 8, 2007. Betty was an author of children's books. Survivors include four daughters, Michelle (Vernon) Vandyke of Morrison, Cindy (Ken) Nelson of Milan, Kathleen (David)...

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Pat A. Folkers

Pat A. Folkers

February 8, 1946 — May 4, 2014
Service: May 8, 2014

Patricia "Pat" A. Folkers, age 68 of rural Lyndon died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Pat was born February 8, 1946 in Morrison the daughter of Paul and Evelyn (Whitmore) Daniels. She married Gary Folkers on December 10, 1966 in rural Sterling. Pat worked as a book keeper at Morrison Telephone Company and Mills Motor Ford Dealership in Morrison. She and Gary opened Five Star Enterprises in Morrison in 1981, where...

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Ruth V. Schutz

Ruth V. Schutz

January 25, 1937 — May 3, 2014
Service: May 6, 2014

Ruth V. Schutz, age 77 of Sterling died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Ruth was born January 25, 1937 in Bardstown, KY the daughter of Theodore and Annie Ruth (Robinson) Aldridge. She married John Schutz on December 15, 1979 in Rock Falls. Ruth was CNA for many years and also worked at GE as a factory worker tester for twelve years. She was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, and was...

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Randy M. Rice

Randy M. Rice

January 18, 1956 — May 1, 2014
Service: May 8, 2014

Randy M. Rice, age 58 of Rock Falls died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center in Silvis. Randy was born January 18, 1956 in Savanna the son of Lawrence William and Shirley Jean (Tenley) Rice. Randy served in the US Marine Corps for 12 years, then transferred to the US Navy. Survivors include his step-father Russell Burkholder of Rock Falls, one sister Paula Rice of Rock Falls, eight brothers Richard (Connie) Rice of Thomson,...

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Joseph "Savoir-Faire" Rodriguez

Joseph "Savoir-Faire" Rodriguez

September 27, 1960 — April 30, 2014
Service: May 3, 2014

Joseph Celestino "Savoir-Faire" Rodriguez, age 53 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois. Joey was born on September 27, 1960 in Sterling to Celestino and Patricia (Steltzer) Rodriguez. Survivors include six sisters, Linda (Mario) Garcia, Ruthie (Jimmy) Walker, Susan (Herman) Walker, Shirley Farnham, Mary Rodriguez (Frank Hartz) and Claudia (Tony) Bresley; one brother, Victor ...

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Margaret C. Baker

Margaret C. Baker

November 8, 1928 — April 29, 2014
Service: May 1, 2014

Margaret C. Baker, 85, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at CGH Medical Center. Born November 8, 1928 in Saint Paul, Minnesota she was a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wagner) Strohmayer. On January 20, 1973 she was united in marriage to Charles G. Baker. He passed away January 12, 2001. She was of the Catholic faith. Those left to honor her memory include her brother, Edward (Linda) Strohmayer of Golden Valley, Minnesota; her...

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Herman D. Shaw

Herman D. Shaw

December 7, 1932 — April 29, 2014
Service: May 6, 2014

Herman D. Shaw, age 81, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his home. Herman was born December 7, 1932 in Wayne County, Illinois the son of Vernon and Mary Edith (Rainwater) Shaw. He married Lena Fern Gammon on June 28, 1952 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Herman was employed at Sandusky Garbage, the City of Rock Falls and Northwestern Steel and Wire retiring in 1995. ...

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LaMeda M. Boyungs

LaMeda M. Boyungs

April 20, 2014 — April 28, 2014
Service: May 3, 2014

LaMeda (Skip) Boyungs, age 94 of Sterling died Monday, April 28, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling with her family by her side. Lameda was born April 20, 1920 the daughter of Marie (Willett) Craig. She was born and raised in the Sterling and Dixon areas. LaMeda graduated from Sterling Catholic Schools. She married Gilbert Rein and later married Richard Boyungs. Better known as Grandma B she was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and...

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Jean E. Moews

Jean E. Moews

February 25, 1925 — April 26, 2014
Service: April 29, 2014

Jean (Burdsall) Moews, 89, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home in Sterling. Jean was born on February 25, 1925 in Prophetstown, IL the daughter of William and Bessie (Rhodes) Burdsall. She married Frank Moews, Jr. on April 8, 1944 and they farmed in Prophetstown for many years. He died November 8, 2005. Jean enjoyed cooking and baking goods for her family. She was a member of the 1st Lutheran...

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Elisabeth D. Moore

Elisabeth D. Moore

April 12, 1966 — April 25, 2014
Service: No Services

Elisabeth D. Moore, 48, of Sterling, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at her home. Born April 12, 1966 in Germany, she was a daughter of Jerry and Elisabeth (Henneberger) Moore. She loved to read and enjoyed being on her computer. She was happiest when spending time with family and especially adored her two grandchildren. Those left to honor her memory include her two daughters, Jacelyn (Jeremy) Wellman of Rock Falls and Tabitha Draper of...

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