Obituaries

Dawn R. Graham

Dawn R. Graham

December 4, 1972 — November 25, 2015
Service: November 30, 2015

STERLING – Dawn R. Graham, age 42, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Dawn was born on December 4, 1972 in Sterling the daughter of Charles "Dave" and Vicky (Hansen) Hendrix. She married Jason Graham on August 30, 1997 in Sterling. Dawn was a Medical Transcriptionist for Whiteside County Health Department. Survivors include her husband, Jason Graham of Sterling; her parents, Charles "Dave" and...

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Regina K. Kelchner

Regina K. Kelchner

April 20, 1968 — November 25, 2015
Service: December 29, 2015

Regina K. Kelchner, age 47 of Rock Falls died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin Madison in Madison, WI. Regina was born April 20, 1968 in Morrison, the daughter of Richard and Carol (Thompson) Nichols. A gathering of family and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Firehouse of God Ministries, 306 5th Avenue, in Sterling. A graveside service will begin approximately 12...

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Michael G. Kreassig

Michael G. Kreassig

March 2, 1965 — November 25, 2015
Service: November 30, 2015

Michael G. Kreassig, 50, of Prophetstown, died peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Winning Wheels in Prophetstown surrounded by his loving family. Born March 2, 1965 in Dubuque, Iowa he was the son of Melvin and Martha (Keohen) Kreassig. He enjoyed watching Iowa sports on TV and listening to music. He is survived by his father, Melvin Kreassig, of Dubuque; his mother, Martha Kieler of Washington, Pennsylvania; two sisters,...

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Arlene E. Sanders

Arlene E. Sanders

December 23, 1946 — November 21, 2015
Service: December 6, 2015

Arlene E. Sanders Arlene E. Sanders, age 68, of Lyndon, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Arlene was born December 23, 1946 in Morrison the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Woodard) Grozeny. She married Robert Sanders on February 28, 1975 in Lyndon. He preceded her in death on December 26, 2002. She was employed at Sauk Valley Media for 15 years, the Lyndon Day Care for 15 years and was a cook...

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Eugene C. Muur

Eugene C. Muur

October 27, 1939 — November 20, 2015
Service: No Services

Eugene C. Muur Eugene C. Muur, age 76, of Morrison, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Eugene was born October 27, 1939 in Fulton the son of William and Edna (Bielema) Muur. He married Ruth Diephuis on January 9, 1959 in Fulton. He owned and operated the Morrison Tire Center until his son, Randy, bought the business. Eugene was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison. The most important part of...

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Richard Frasor

Richard Frasor

March 7, 1933 — November 18, 2015
Service: November 21, 2015

Richard Frasor, age 82, of Sterling, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society Prophets Riverview in Prophetstown. Mr. Frasor was born in Blue Island on March 7, 1933 the son of Lowell and Alice (Mahaffay) Frasor. He attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he was an All-State football player, and earned a football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a monogram, as a member of the...

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Evelyn  "Jean" Parker

Evelyn "Jean" Parker

July 25, 1920 — November 16, 2015
Service: November 21, 2015

Evelyn "Jean" Parker, age 95, of Fulton, died Monday, November 16, 2015 at The Alverno Health Care Facility. Jean was born July 25, 1920 in Albany the daughter of William and Mary (Leahy) Hurley. She married James F. Parker on November 17, 1945 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1993. She was employed as a cook at Fulton Middle School for 15 years. Jean was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Albany. She...

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Marilyn J. Franks Nusbaum

Marilyn J. Franks Nusbaum

December 9, 1936 — November 15, 2015
Service: November 19, 2015

Marilyn J. Franks Nusbaum, age 78 of Sterling died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Regency Care Center in Sterling. Marilyn was born December 9, 1936 in Palatine, IL the daughter of Stanley and Evelyn (Langhoff) Johnston. She married Wilber Franks in March of 1954 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death in March of 2007. Marilyn worked at General Electric in Morrison and was a CNA at Dixon State School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, and...

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Randall A. Hartman

Randall A. Hartman

June 14, 1967 — November 15, 2015
Service: November 18, 2015

Randall A. Hartman, 48, of Fulton, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at his brother's home. Born June 14, 1967 in Clinton, IA he was a son of Virgil and Dorothy (Snyder) Hartman. He was a computer technician with V2soft in Michigan. Randy served in the Illinois National Guard and enjoyed Army History and his German heritage. His number one priority was spending time with his son. Surviving are his son, Avery Hartman, of Florida; his...

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Tony Shierry

Tony Shierry

November 4, 1945 — November 15, 2015
Service: November 19, 2015

George "Tony" A. Shierry, age 70, of Lyndon, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society-Prophets Riverview in Prophetstown. Tony was born November 4, 1945 in Sterling the son of John and Geneva "Peggy" (Hackett) Shierry. He married Sandy Burger on April 15, 1980 in St. Pete, Fla. He was employed at Micro Industries in Rock Falls and was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife of...

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