Obituaries

Rosalie C. Frain

Rosalie C. Frain

July 15, 1930 — December 29, 2016
Service: January 2, 2017

Rosalie Clara Frain, age 86 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Rosalie was born on July 15, 1930 in Sterling, the daughter of John and Nellie (Quimby) Hart. She worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown as a cook. She was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Frain (Tom Johnson) of Sterling; two sons, Allan (Connie) Frain of...

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Ralph A. King, DPM

Ralph A. King, DPM

August 24, 1936 — December 23, 2016
Service: December 29, 2016

Dr. Ralph A. King, DPM, 80, of Sterling, died Friday, December 23, 2016 with his loving family at his side. Dr. King was born on August 24, 1936 in Monroe, Michigan. He was the son of Raymond and Ruth (Wright) King. He married Sharon Murphy on June 10, 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island. He served in the United States Navy from 1954-1958 as a Hospital Corpsman and an Operating Room Technician in the Fleet Marine Force. Dr....

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Eugene L. Anderson

Eugene L. Anderson

August 11, 1924 — December 22, 2016
Service: December 27, 2016

Eugene L. Anderson, 92, of Quincy formerly of Rock Falls died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Born August 11, 1924 in Cass Lake, Minnesota he was the son of Gunnar and Leva (Josephson) Anderson. He married Darlene Giboo on April 29, 1944 in Yuma, Arizona. She died May 27, 1998. He was WW II veteran serving in the US Navy and a member of the Rock Falls VFW. He worked as a welder for Northwestern Steel...

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Rudy O. McCrady

Rudy O. McCrady

May 30, 1938 — December 22, 2016
Service: December 24, 2016

Rudy O. McCrady, age 78, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion. Rudy was born May 30, 1938 in Rector, Ark. the son of Rudy E. and Nellie (Dortch) McCrady. He married Janey Gill on January 6, 1961 in Paragould, Ark. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2012. He was employed as a Supervisor at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 34 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sterling. ...

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Ventura Valdez

Ventura Valdez

July 14, 1931 — December 22, 2016
Service: December 28, 2016

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Ventura Valdez, age 85, of Sterling died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Ventura was born on July 14, 1931 in Delia, Texas the son of Tomas and Augustina (Tovar) Valdez. He married Florinda Ortiz on January 22, 1954 in Mexico. She preceded him in death July 9, 1959. Ventura later married Francisca Trevino on July 15, 1961 in Waco, Texas. He was employed as a Steel...

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Jan A. Weinrich

Jan A. Weinrich

July 28, 1943 — December 22, 2016
Service: December 28, 2016

Jan A. Weinrich, 73, of Sterling, IL, died Thursday, December 22, 2016, in Sterling, IL. Jan was born July 28, 1943 in Urbana, IL; the son of Jack and Kathryn (Prentiss) Weinrich. He married Kathleen A. McNinch on December 20, 1968, in Tampico, IL. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2004. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the N.W.S. & W. of Sterling, IL, for 35 years, retiring in 2001. He attended the...

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Jesse R.  James

Jesse R. James

October 16, 1942 — December 21, 2016
Service: December 28, 2016

Jesse Ronald James, 74, passed away December 21, 2016 in Laurie, Missouri. His visitation will be held at McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown, Illinois from 3:00 – 6:00 on Wednesday, December 28. Private burial services will take place Thursday, December 29 at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling, Illinois. Jesse was born on October 16, 1942 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Jesse and Arlene James. Jesse earned his bachelors' degree from Parsons College...

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Frank J. Angone, Jr.

Frank J. Angone, Jr.

January 23, 1935 — December 20, 2016
Service: December 28, 2016

Frank J. Angone Jr, 81 of Sterling died Tuesday December 20, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on January 23, 1935 in Chicago the son of Frank and Eva (Sarro) Angone Sr. Frank was a graduate of Bloom Twp High School in Chicago Heights and later graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor's degree in finance. He had earned his CLU – Charter Life Underwriter and his CPCU – Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter. On...

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Curtis A. Hagen

Curtis A. Hagen

June 5, 1941 — December 20, 2016
Service: No Services

Curtis A. Hagen, 75, of Sterling, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at CGH Medical Center. Born June 5, 1941 in Dubuque, IA he was a son of Eldo and Bernadine (Schlake) Hagen. Curt worked for Haskell's and formerly worked at Prescott's and Hank Bright RV Center for many years. He enjoyed 57 Chevy cars, going to the Cordova dragstrip, fishing, traveling to Iowa, spending time with his dog Koda, drinking beer with friends and listening to his...

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Jerry L. Elder

Jerry L. Elder

January 18, 1956 — December 19, 2016
Service: December 30, 2016

Jerry L. Elder, 60, of Rock Falls, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at Serenity Home and Hospice with his loving wife at his side. Born January 18, 1956 in Morrison, he was the son of Charles and Virginia (Richmond) Elder. He was united in marriage to Roxann Wolfe on December 28, 1974 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Rock Falls. Jerry was a truck driver for Wausau Supplies for almost 11 years and previously worked at Northwestern Steel and...

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