Obituaries

James Lewis Seeley, Sr.

James Lewis Seeley, Sr.

December 14, 1927 — July 4, 2013
Service: July 8, 2013

James Lewis Seeley, Sr., age 85 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home. James was born December 14, 1927 in New Hampton, Iowa to Edwin and Crystal (Simpson) Seeley. He married Mary A. Bugiyne on December 29, 1957 in Ohio, Illinois. James worked for International Harvester in Rock Falls, he then worked at Northwest Steel and Wire in Sterling until retiring in 1990, and finally after retirement, James worked at Bollman Motors...

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John C. Lendman

John C. Lendman

March 10, 1919 — July 3, 2013
Service: July 6, 2013

John C. Lendman, age 94, of Sterling died Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at his home. John was born March 10, 1919 in Sterling, the son of Charles and Mary "Mae" (Gaffey) Lendman. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and Community, now Newman Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1936. John married Mary Ellen Murphy in Sterling on May 2, 1942; she preceded him in death on November 19, 1992. He worked at RB&W as a foreman for 34 years,...

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Renee Louise Darden

Renee Louise Darden

December 4, 1953 — July 2, 2013
Service: No Services

Renee Louise Darden, age 59 of Dixon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Serenity Home in Oregon. Renee was born on December 4, 1953 to Leo Ronald and Betty Jane (Bott) Imfeld, Sr. She married David Melvin Darden on March 17, 1981 in Colorado Springs. Renee served as a rehab technician for Kreider Services for many years and was a member of the Worship Center in Dixon. Survivors include her husband David of Dixon; one daughter, Josie ...

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Ruby May Black

Ruby May Black

May 5, 1923 — June 30, 2013
Service: July 3, 2013

Ruby May Black, 90, of Sterling, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Coventry Living Center. Born May 5, 1923 in Sterling she was a daughter of Lloyd J. and Bertha M. (Sell) Ryan. On August 14, 1963 she married Donald A. Black in Morrison. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1997. Ruby was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Sterling. Ruby worked for Frantz Manufacturing for 20 years until her retirement. Surviving are her daughter, Lou...

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Richard L. Scott

November 21, 1940 — June 28, 2013
Service: No Services

MORRISON – Richard Scott, age 72, died at home in Round Grove Friday June 28, 2013. Richard was born on November 21, 1940 in Sterling the son of Elmer and Florence (Allen) Scott. He married Dorothy Loy on August 5, 1959 in Rock Falls. She died July 12, 2008. He owned and operated The Emporium in Round Grove for 30 years. Survivors include two sisters, Barbara (Lewis) Brunk and Linda Scott both of Sterling; several nieces and nephews....

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Larry E. Kendall

Larry E. Kendall

December 15, 1952 — June 27, 2013
Service: July 1, 2013

ROCK FALLS- Larry E. Kendall, 60, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Born December 15, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia he was a son of Clarence Nolen and Katie Mae (Boyd) Kendall. On December 5, 2003 he married Darla Foy in Sterling. He worked for Reliant Fastener for 27 years as a pipefitter. He was an avid Cubs fan. Surviving are his wife, Darla, of Rock Falls; daughters, Amanda...

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Mildred Charlotte Ross

Mildred Charlotte Ross

January 3, 1928 — June 23, 2013
Service: June 27, 2013

Mildred Charlotte Ross, age 85 of Sterling, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Morrison Community Hospital. Mildred was born on January 3, 1928 in Lena, IL to Charles and Florence (Backus) Morris. She was a member of the Firehouse Ministries of God. Mildred is survived by: 3 daughters, Mary Ann (Danny) Travis of Carol, IL, Lisa (Phil) Staples of Rock Falls, and Hope Adams of Sterling; 5 sons, Harold (Sandra) McCloud of Rock Falls, Jeff (Nikki)...

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Donald L. Saunders

Donald L. Saunders

August 29, 1932 — June 22, 2013
Service: No Services

Donald L. Saunders Donald L. Saunders, age 80, of Sterling, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care. Donald was born August 29, 1932 in Dixon the son of Alfred and Carrie Saunders. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Donald married Mary L. Zinke on December 31, 1952 in Sterling. He was employed as a Union Electrician at the former M & M Electric in Rock Falls for 20 years. Survivors include his...

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Maria Ann Heide

Maria Ann Heide

August 29, 1960 — June 21, 2013
Service: No Services

Maria Pignatelli Heide, age 52 of Sterling, passed away unexpectedly, yet quietly, at her home on Friday, June 21, 2013 in the company of a dear friend, Cami. Maria was born August 29, 1960, the daughter of John and Ermenia Pignatelli of Sterling, Illinois. She is survived by her son, Anthony Heide of Fort Wayne, Indian, her sister, Regina 'Ginni' Pignatelli Cox of Charleston, South Carolina, nephews Jonathan and Michael Cox and grandnephew...

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James V.  Burden

James V. Burden

May 23, 1920 — June 18, 2013
Service: June 21, 2013

James V. Burden, age 93 of Rock Island, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Trinity West Hospital in Rock Island. James was born on May 23, 1920 in Albany, IL to Vincent R. and Frances (Devine) Burden. He was a WWII veteran who saw action and participated in D-Day on Omaha Beach. James was a past member of the Albany American Legion Post. He worked as an Ironworker until being injured on the job and was declared disabled. Although he was severely...

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