Obituaries

Roger L Chriest

Roger L Chriest

July 2, 1945 — January 25, 2014
Service: January 29, 2014

Roger L. Chriest, 68, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born July 2, 1945 in Elgin he was a son of Charles W. and Eula Mae (Bruder) Chriest. He was united in marriage to Mary Davis on October 3, 1965 at Tampico United Methodist Church. He was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church and adored his family especially his grandchildren. Roger was a Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed...

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Alan L. Leffler

November 11, 1956 — January 25, 2014
Service: January 29, 2014

Alan L. Leffler, 57, of Clinton, IA, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. Alan was born November 11, 1956, in Fairfield, IA, the son of Ronald E. and Joanne (Goodin) Leffler, Sr. He married LeAnne Staas-Heunefeld. He served in the National Guard. Alan drove truck for many years and most recently worked at the Pallet Recovery, Fulton, IL. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. ...

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Richard R. Saunders, Jr.

Richard R. Saunders, Jr.

June 19, 1952 — January 25, 2014
Service: January 29, 2014

Rick R. Saunders, Jr. age 61 of Sterling died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Select Specialty Medical Center in Davenport, IA. Rick was born June 19, 1952 in Sterling, the son of Richard R. and Beverly (Kinison) Saunders, Sr. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Rick married Nancy Harms on July 8, 2000 in Sterling. He attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated from Sterling High School in 1971. Rick first worked at Wahl...

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Mary P. Garibay

Mary P. Garibay

October 12, 1929 — January 24, 2014
Service: January 28, 2014

Mary P. Garibay, age 84 of Sterling died Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home. Mary was born October 12, 1929 in El Paso, TX the daughter of Ignacio and Ofelia (Sanchez) Silva. She married Jorge S. Garibay on October 13, 1956 in Chicago. She worked as a supervisor for Motorola and also was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her husband Jorge of Sterling, two daughters Rosemarie (Angel) Molina of Ellicott...

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Ruby Inez Berry Long

Ruby Inez Berry Long

June 27, 1920 — January 24, 2014
Service: January 31, 2014

Ruby Inez Berry Long, age 93 of Rock Falls went to be with her Maker on Friday, January 24, 2014 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford surrounded by her family. Ruby was born June 27, 1920 in Hackleburg, Ala., the daughter of William Monroe and Myra Luella Crow Berry. She married Wilburn Warren Long on September 25, 1937 in Marvell (Phillips County) Ark. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1997. She was an active member of the First...

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Charles F. Parker, Sr.

Charles F. Parker, Sr.

January 24, 1929 — January 22, 2014
Service: January 25, 2014

Charles F. Parker, Sr., 84, of Galt, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at home. Born January 24, 1929 in Sterling he was a son of Charles and Helen (Catton) Parker. He married Mary Stees in 1951 at Dixon. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and served in the US Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Galt; his children, Star (David) Wallingford of Rock Falls, Charles (Denise) Parker, Jr. of West Plains, Missouri, Grace...

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Robert Dawson

Robert Dawson

February 17, 1924 — January 21, 2014
Service: January 27, 2014

Robert Dawson Robert Dawson, age 89, of Polo, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospice in Davenport, IA. Robert was born February 17, 1924 in Sterling the son of Edward and Elizabeth (McCormick) Dawson. He served in the US Marines during WWII. He married Dorothy Deets on May 26, 1945 in Morehead City, N.C. He owned and operated Dawson Painting Service for 40 years retiring in 2000 and was a member of Sacred Heart...

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Jack Earnest Ludwick, Jr.

Jack Earnest Ludwick, Jr.

December 14, 1940 — January 19, 2014
Service: January 21, 2014

Jack Earnest Ludwick, Jr., age 73 of Sterling, died Sunday, January 19, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jack was born on December 14, 1940 in San Antonio, TX to Jack Earnest, Sr. and Ruth (Horton) Ludwick. He married Barbara Stanfield on November 24, 1989 in Rock Falls. Jack worked as a welder at Imeco for many years before retiring. Survivors include his wife of Sterling; one daughter, Tonja (Scott) Norman of Yorktown; four sons,...

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Concha "Connie" Delgado

Concha "Connie" Delgado

March 25, 1927 — January 15, 2014
Service: January 20, 2014

Concha "Connie" Delgado, age 86 of Sterling, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Connie was born on March 25, 1927 in San Benito, Texas to Felix and Clara (Perez) Trevino. She married Francisco Delgado in San Benito, TX; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2002. Connie worked for Frantz Manufacturing Co. for 11 years before retiring in 1975. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and listening to Mexican music. Connie...

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Donald F. Stern

Donald F. Stern

June 19, 1923 — January 14, 2014
Service: January 18, 2014

Donald F. Stern, 90 of Sterling died Tuesday January 14, 2014 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on June 19, 1923 near Coleta, IL the son of Frank and Anna (Fulfs) Stern. He married Ruth J. Rohde on November 12, 1942 in Sterling. She died on January 18, 2009. Donald had worked as a carpenter and farmer for many years. He was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Sterling and a member of Carpenter Union Local 790. He was a...

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