Obituaries

Lorinda E. Nielsen

Lorinda E. Nielsen

April 2, 1984 — October 20, 2013
Service: October 24, 2013

Lorinda E. Nielsen, age 29 of Rock Falls died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Lorinda was born April 2, 1984 in Sterling the daughter of Earl Holcomb and Laura Schilling. She worked at Self Help Enterprises. Survivors include her biological father Earl F. Holcomb of Rock Falls, biological mother Laura (Harold) Biekma of Sterling, adoptive mother Linda Nielsen of Thornton, CO, adoptive father Rick Honstein of...

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Ronald D. Shook

November 7, 1944 — October 20, 2013
Service: October 25, 2013

Ronald D. Shook, 68 of Rock Falls died Sunday October 20, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on November 7, 1944 in Dekalb, IL the son of Chester and Evelyn (Clark) Shook. Ronald was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for 35 years retiring as a die maker. Surviving are his three sons: Brian Shook of Chicago, Michael (Shanda) Shook of Sterling and Kevin Shook of Rock Falls; his sister Joyce...

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Donna Mae Berogan

Donna Mae Berogan

November 12, 1931 — October 18, 2013
Service: October 22, 2013

Donna M. Berogan, 81, of Rock Falls, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born November 12, 1931 in Mowequa she was a daughter of Loren and Fannie E. (Teter) Clevenger. She was united in marriage to Melvin F. Berogan on April 13, 1956 in Rock Falls. Donna was a faithful member of the 1st Church of the Nazarene in Sterling and was a telephone operator with Illinois Bell for 26 ½ years. Donna enjoyed...

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Gladys D. Martenson

November 29, 1925 — October 17, 2013
Service: October 22, 2013

STERLING – Gladys D. Martenson, age 87, died Thursday October 17, 2013 at the Sterling Pavilion, Sterling. Gladys was born on November 29, 1925 in Sterling the daughter of Bert and Ethel (Harting) Moore. She married Urban "Nub" Martenson on August 1, 1948 in Rock Falls. He died March 5, 1973. Mrs. Martenson was employed as a Receptionist at CGH Medical Center in Sterling retiring in 1993. Survivors include, one daughter, Marsha ...

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Edward L Olds

April 20, 1926 — October 16, 2013
Service: October 21, 2013

Edward L. Olds Jr, 87 of Sterling died Wednesday October 16, 2013 at his home. He was born on April 20, 1926 in Sterling, the son of Edward Louis and Leola (Welker) Olds Sr. He married Ruth Watson on May 18, 1946 in Chicago. She died on October 29, 2006. He was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring as a General Foreman in 1984. He then worked for 10 years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling in Materials...

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Lillian M. Thorngren

Lillian M. Thorngren

June 10, 1918 — October 16, 2013
Service: October 19, 2013

Lillian M. Thorngren, age 95 of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll. Lillian was born on June 10, 1918 in Fair Haven Township to Floyd and Mary (Jones) Miller. She married Robert S. Thorngren on August 9, 1941 in Milledgeville. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2010. Lillian was a homemaker, helped on the farm and over the years worked several jobs. She dearly loved her...

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John C.  Wasson

John C. Wasson

December 20, 1946 — October 16, 2013
Service: October 18, 2013

John Wasson, age 66 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. John was born on December 20, 1946 in Dixon to Clark and Doris (Howard) Wasson. He married Jacqueline Warner in 1970 in Rock Falls. John worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor for over 35 years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, boating, and attending his grandchildren's activities. John was a member of the Rock Falls United...

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Mildred M. Thompson

Mildred M. Thompson

May 8, 1921 — October 15, 2013
Service: October 19, 2013

STERLING – Mildred M. Thompson, age 92, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Mildred was born on May 8, 1921 in South Pekin the daughter of Emmanuel L. and Mary M. (Logue) Taylor. She married Julian "Jack" Thompson on June 28, 1941 in Louisiana, Mo. He died September 28, 2004. Mildred was a homemaker. Survivors include, three daughters, Julie (Roy) Falcon of Sterling, Kathy (Gary) Rosenow of League City, Texas...

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Antonio "Tony" Celestino

Antonio "Tony" Celestino

November 10, 1967 — October 14, 2013
Service: October 17, 2013

Antonio "Tony" R. Celestino Antonio "Tony" R. Celestino, age 45, of Sterling, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at his brother's home. Antonio was born November 10, 1967 in Sterling the son of Ismael and Guadalupe (Rodriguez) Celestino. He was employed at Self Help Enterprises and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include his father of Sterling and three brothers, Ismael, Jr. (Sharon) Celestino of Sterling,...

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June P. Johnson

June 1, 1934 — October 13, 2013
Service: October 18, 2013

June P. Johnson June P. Johnson, age 79, of Sterling, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison. June was born June 1, 1934 in Aitkin, Minn. the daughter of Phillip and Daisy (Rundall) Dye. She married Louis H. Johnson on March 8, 1952 in Sterling. Survivors include her husband of Sterling; three sons, Tom Johnson of Sterling, Gordon Johnson of Sterling and Robert Johnson of Dixon; two sisters,...

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