Obituaries

Mary Joan Hill

Mary Joan Hill

June 6, 1932 — March 18, 2014
Service: March 24, 2014

Mary Joan Hill, 82, of Sterling, IL, died Monday, March 17, 2014, in her home. Joan was born January 6, 1932, in New Goshen, IN, the daughter of Wilbur W. and Lucille M. (Fulrath) Wilcke. She married Seth D. Hill on April 22, 1949 in Mayfield, KY. She worked as a private duty nurse for 15 years in the Sterling area. She was a very active member of the Church of the Nazarene, Sterling and the Agape Missionary Chapter and volunteered at the...

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Ray E. Von Holten

Ray E. Von Holten

February 22, 1923 — March 16, 2014
Service: March 20, 2014

Ray E. Von Holten Ray E. Von Holten, age 91, of Sterling, died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. Ray was born February 22, 1923 in Deer Grove the son of Carl and Beulah (Williford) Von Holten. He married Wanda Druien on November 20, 1948. She preceded him in death on February 20, 1971. He later married Bernice Von Holten on March 12, 1983 in Rock Falls. He was a farmer and was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock...

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Louis W. Coulter

Louis W. Coulter

February 14, 1930 — March 14, 2014
Service: March 21, 2014

Louis W. Coulter, age 84 of Rock Falls, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at his home. Louis was born on February 14, 1930 in Sale Creek, Tennessee to Euclid and Lela Mae (Lingerfelt) Coulter. He married Shirley Glenn on August 20, 1956 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on August 29, 2013. Louis worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire for over 30 years until retirement. He enjoyed country/western movies, being outdoors and spending time with...

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Ronald F. Bruins

Ronald F. Bruins

July 10, 1948 — March 13, 2014
Service: March 17, 2014

Ronald F. Bruins, age 65 of Nelson died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ronald was born July 10, 1948 in Morrison, the son of Albert John and Dorothy (Daniels) Bruins. He married Glenda Lee Gillin on Januray 13, 1969 in Harmon, IL. He attended Rock Falls Schools, and was a member of the Crime Stoppers Board for 25 year. Ronald was civic minded he worked with National Nite Out, T-Ball Expo coach, Governors...

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Vernon Sidney Milnes, Sr.

Vernon Sidney Milnes, Sr.

October 18, 1927 — March 12, 2014
Service: March 20, 2014

Vernon Sidney Milnes, Sr., age 86 of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Vernon was born on October 18, 1927 in Morrison, Illinois to Sidney and Edna (Swanson) Milnes. He married Rhea Clary on February 18, 1948 in Morrison. Vernon was a life, long farmer and a long time member of Hope Methodist Church in Chadwick. Survivors include his wife, Rhea of Milledgeville; four daughters, Peggy (Dennis)...

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Jack E.  Thompson

Jack E. Thompson

October 28, 1950 — March 12, 2014
Service: March 15, 2014

Jack E. Thompson, age 63 formerly of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 surrounded by his family, following an illness. Jack was born on October 28, 1950 in Sterling to William and Mamie (Leach) Thompson. He is an Army Veteran who served in the War in Vietnam from 1969-1970. Jack married Gina Stevens on April 20, 1974 in Sterling. He worked as the plant manager of Tyson Foods for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing, riding his...

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Bradford Lee Mangan

Bradford Lee Mangan

February 17, 1952 — March 11, 2014
Service: March 17, 2014

Bradford Lee Mangan, age 62 of Galt died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home. Bradford was born February 17, 1952 in Sterling, the son of Charles Olin and Marian (Deets) Mangan. He was educated in Rural Galt School, graduating from Sterling Township High School in 1970. Bradford was active in Radio and science clubs among other clubs. He attended Iowa State University in Ames in Electrical Engineering. Working his way through college, he...

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Bryan A. Angone

Bryan A. Angone

May 30, 1969 — March 10, 2014
Service: March 15, 2014

Bryan A. Angone Bryan Anthony Angone, age 44, of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Bryan was born May 30, 1969 in Hinsdale the son of Frank and MaryLouise (Wegrzyn) Angone. He was employed by Sentry Insurance Company in Davenport, Iowa as a Systems Engineer. He was a graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School, Sauk Valley Community College, St. Ambrose University and received his Master...

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Lucille I Reeser

January 18, 1918 — March 10, 2014
Service: No Services

Lucille "Lucy" Reeser, age 96, died Monday March 10, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Lucille was born on January 18, 1918 in Sterling the daughter of George and Sylvia (Welker) Pulford. She married Stanley Reeser on May 9, 1939 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on August 2, 2007. Lucille was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Falls Congregational Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in...

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Frank  Gail Spencer

Frank Gail Spencer

October 15, 1928 — March 10, 2014
Service: March 14, 2014

Frank Gail Spencer, concluded his adventurous earthly life March 10, 2014. Gail was born on October 15, 1928 in Sterling, the son of Frank Charles and Bertha Mae (Bailey) Spencer. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1946 and enlisted in the US Army Aircorps and was discharged in 1949. Gail began his working years with Kraft foods in Milledgeville. He also spent time selling insurance and farm equipment before working at the former...

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