Obituaries

Dorothy M. Johnson

Dorothy M. Johnson

June 29, 1933 — November 7, 2014
Service: No Services

Dorothy M. Johnson Dorothy M. Johnson, age 81, of Sterling, died Friday, November 7, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Dorothy was born June 29, 1933 in Woodson the daughter of Burrus and Hazel (Dyche) White. She married Robert H. Johnson on August 27, 1949 in Walnut. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1995. She was a homemaker. Survivors include eight children, Dennis (Mardel) Johnson of Sterling, Bobby Johnson of San...

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Robert E.  Dunbar, Sr.

Robert E. Dunbar, Sr.

July 17, 1931 — November 6, 2014
Service: November 10, 2014

Robert E. Dunbar, Sr. Robert E. Dunbar, Sr., age 83 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, November 06, 2014 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Robert was born on July 17, 1931 in Amboy to Walter Sr. and Amy (Pankhurst) Dunbar. He married Shirley Maronde on November 13, 1976 in Dixon. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Paula (Pete, Sr.) Portner of Dixon, Penny (Teresa) Portner of Dixon, Louise Jane Dunbar of...

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David F. Hansen

David F. Hansen

May 30, 1936 — November 6, 2014
Service: November 15, 2014

David F. Hansen, 78, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at his home. Born May 30, 1936 in Sheffield, Illinois he was the son of Irvin and Alta Mae (Hahn) Hansen. He married Alice De May on August 12, 1955 in Hernando, Mississippi. He owned and operated Dave's Service Station in Prophetstown from 1966-2004. Dave was a hard working man who enjoyed gardening and bicycling. He was also known for visiting with local friends and...

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Rudolph "Rudy" Paulsen

Rudolph "Rudy" Paulsen

November 2, 1917 — November 4, 2014
Service: November 8, 2014

Rudolph "Rudy" R. Paulsen, age 97 of Morrison, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Rudolph was born on November 2, 1917 in Grand Mound, Iowa to John and Wilhemena (Mecklinburg) Paulsen. He was the youngest of eight children- four boys and four girls. Rudolph served in the United States Army and was a WWII Veteran. After the war, he worked for many years at John Deere Harvester in East Moline. After...

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Sylvia R. Pairadee

Sylvia R. Pairadee

July 18, 1941 — November 3, 2014
Service: November 7, 2014

Sylvia R. Pairadee, age 73, of Sterling, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at CGH Medical Center. Sylvia was born July 18, 1941 in Sterling the daughter of Ray and Ida (DePasquale) Engleking. She was formerly employed by Catholic Charities in Sterling. Sylvia attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling and was a past member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid bingo player and an avid bowler including being a Duck Pin bowler in...

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Richard "Dick" L. Meyer

Richard "Dick" L. Meyer

November 19, 1944 — November 1, 2014
Service: November 5, 2014

Richard "Dick" L. Meyer, age 69 of Dixon died Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL after a long-term illness. Dick was born November 19, 1944 in Marinette, WI the son of Arthur Walter and Elfie Pearl (Johnson) Meyer. He married Linda Jacobs on March 22, 1968 in Sterling. Dick worked for 42 ½ years at Dixon Direct as a Customer Service Representative, retiring in 2010. He served in the US Army Reserves for...

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Ethel C. Emmert

Ethel C. Emmert

December 25, 1929 — October 31, 2014
Service: November 4, 2014

ROCK FALLS – Ethel C. Emmert, age 84, died Friday October 31, 2014 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Ethel was born on December 25, 1929 in Peterstown the daughter of Henry and Mary (Walzer) Sondgeroth. She was employed with Borg Warner in Dixon for 26 years retiring in 1995. Ethel loved being outdoors working in her yard. She was very active in her faith and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include, two...

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Edward P. Miller

Edward P. Miller

January 19, 1923 — October 30, 2014
Service: November 4, 2014

Edward P. Miller, 91 of Dixon died Thursday October 30, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 19, 1923 in Sterling, the sixth of seven children born to Edward Christopher and Lenora (Tehan) Miller. He attended St. Mary Grade School in Sterling; then Community High School (now Newman Central Catholic High School) graduating in 1940. On September 8, 1949, Edward was united in marriage to Mary Lorraine McKeown at St. Mary Church in...

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Omer Jarret Bardoner, Jr.

Omer Jarret Bardoner, Jr.

April 30, 1944 — October 29, 2014
Service: November 3, 2014

Omer Jarret Bardoner, Jr., age 70 of Rock Falls died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jarret was born April 30, 1944 in Windsor, MO the son of Omer Jarret and Edith (Collins) Bardoner, Sr. He was in the first tool and die maker class at Kishwaukee College. Jarret married Linda Butts on October 25, 1963 in Sycamore. He worked as a tool and die maker for 15 years at Burgess-Norton in Geneva. Jarret then started...

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Dallas L. Hodge

Dallas L. Hodge

September 17, 1937 — October 29, 2014
Service: November 2, 2014

Dallas L. Hodge, 77, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Neighbors Rehab in Byron. Born September 17, 1937 in Dixon he was a son of Clarence and Minnie (Pitzer) Hodge. He was united in marriage to Beverly Huffman in 1960 in Franklin Grove. Mr. Hodge served his country in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and worked as a pipefitter for 32 1/2 years at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company. He was a member of First United Methodist...

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