Obituaries

Marjorie Wetzell

Marjorie Wetzell

August 17, 1930 — November 5, 2016
Service: November 9, 2016

TAMPICO, IL – Marjorie A. Wetzell, 86 died Saturday November 5, 2016 at Prophets Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. She was born on August 17, 1930 in Sterling, the daughter of Lowell and Ethel (Mathis) Lewis and was a 1948 graduate of Rock Falls High School. She married Harold Oscar Wetzell on September 5, 1948 in Tampico. He died on August 4, 2015. Marjorie helped her late husband work and operated the family farm where they...

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Pauline Jennifer Juarez

Pauline Jennifer Juarez

January 14, 1976 — November 4, 2016
Service: November 7, 2016

Pauline Jennifer Juarez, age 44 of Sterling, died Friday, November 04, 2016 at CGH Medical Center. Pauline was born on January 14, 1972 in Sterling, the daughter of Paul and Barbara (Chesnek) Juarez. Survivors include her parents of Sterling; one brother, Carlos Juarez (Lauri Schirtzinger) of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Anna Juarez (Carlos Garza) of Sterling and Casey Juarez (Albert Benson II) of Sterling; seven nieces and nephews, Anthony...

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Nick G. Hughes

Nick G. Hughes

August 7, 1931 — November 3, 2016
Service: November 8, 2016

STERLING- Nick G. Hughes, 85, of Sterling, died Thursday, November 4, 2016 at CGH Medical Center. Born August 7, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa he was a son of John and Irene Hughes. He married Nancee Hauser on January 22, 1955 in Fort Meyer, VA. She preceded him in death on April 20, 2012. He served proudly in the US Army and was a pharmacist at the US Pentagon during his military service. He later worked as a sales representative for...

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Lola Pyron

Lola Pyron

May 21, 1923 — November 2, 2016
Service: November 5, 2016

Lola Pyron, age 93, of Sterling, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion. Lola was born May 21, 1923 in Phillips County, Ark. the daughter of William and Myra (Crow) Berry. She married Wilburn Pyron on September 23, 1939 in Phillips County, Ark. She lived and raised her children here then retired to Ark. She moved back to the area in 1996. Lola was a member of Como Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce...

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Lori J. Lewis

Lori J. Lewis

January 22, 1959 — October 30, 2016
Service: November 2, 2016

Lori June Lewis, age 57 of Sterling, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at home. Lori was born on January 22, 1959 in Exeter, Rhode Island, the daughter of Edwin Whitford and Jean Dawson. She was employed by National Manufacturing for over 5 years. Survivors include her daughter, Tasha Lewis of Sterling; her son, Joe Lewis of Sterling; sister, Joanne Pimentel of Coventry, RI; two grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. She was preceded...

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Norma J. Wilson

Norma J. Wilson

July 2, 1933 — October 29, 2016
Service: No Services

Norma J. Wilson, age 83, of Sterling, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Heritage Woods of Sterling. Norma was born July 2, 1933 in Willowton, W.V. the daughter of Charles and Emma Mae (Melvin) Thomas. She married Leo Wilson, Sr. on February 8, 1957 in Quincy. He preceded her in death in February of 1976. She was a school bus driver for 16 years. Survivors include seven daughters, Glenda (Michael) Gibson of Sterling; Kim (Matt) Smith of...

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Nellie M. Hayden

Nellie M. Hayden

January 7, 1926 — October 27, 2016
Service: No Services

Nellie May Hayden, age 90 of Sterling, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Nellie was born on Jan 7, 1926 in Eldorado, IL, the daughter of Harry and Lillie (Young) Hayden. She enjoyed fishing and cooking and loved her animals. Survivors include one son, Timothy Sweet of Texas; granddaughters, Denise (Joe) Schneiderbauer of Sterling, Sheryl (Scott) Howard of Sterling, Julie (Les) Bland of Sterling and Jill ...

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Vernon L. "Sonny" Rosenow

Vernon L. "Sonny" Rosenow

December 7, 1928 — October 27, 2016
Service: October 30, 2016

STERLING – Vernon L. "Sonny" Rosenow, age 87, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Vernon was born on December 7, 1928 in Manlius the son of Henry and Clara (Thompson) Rosenow. He married Dorothy Rayborn on June 26, 1948 in Rock Falls. She died December 12, 2003. Vernon was employed as a Truck Driver with National Cylinder Gas and General Cartage, later driving for Foster Coach, Sterling. He was an avid golfer...

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Paul H. Stewart, Sr.

Paul H. Stewart, Sr.

August 2, 1942 — October 27, 2016
Service: November 2, 2016

Paul H. Stewart, Sr., 74, of Sterling, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Chalet Nursing and Rehab Center in Chicago. Born August 2, 1942, in Sterling he was a son of Harold and Hazel (Oltman) Stewart. He married Waldena Gibbs on October 27, 1963. They were married for 25 years. Paul owned and operated Paul Stewart Home Construction for many years. He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Paul was...

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Paul H. Stewart, Sr.

Paul H. Stewart, Sr.

August 2, 1942 — October 27, 2016
Service: November 2, 2016

STERLING- Paul H. Stewart, Sr., 74, of Sterling, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Chalet Nursing and Rehab Center in Chicago. Born August 2, 1942, in Sterling he was a son of Harold and Hazel (Oltman) Stewart. He married Waldena Gibbs on October 27, 1963. They were married for 25 years. Paul owned and operated Paul Stewart Home Construction for many years. He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Paul...

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