Obituaries

Kenneth W. Fetterman

Kenneth W. Fetterman

October 6, 1944 — August 2, 2016
Service: August 13, 2016

A dedicated husband, father, brother and grandfather, Kenneth Ward Fetterman left our world very peacefully on Tuesday August 2, 2016. His golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. Thanks to the amazing world of communication Kenny met Karen Bowen online and made many trips from New York to Illinois. Kenny and Karen were married on August 25, 2012. Kenny was the oldest son of George and Mary Cecelia (Unchapher) Fetterman,...

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Ida Nusbaum

Ida Nusbaum

February 2, 1944 — August 2, 2016
Service: August 6, 2016

Ida Nusbaum, age 72, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Ida was born on February 2, 1944 in Lyndon the daughter of Samuel and Leilo (Carrell) Olinger. She married Gail Nusbaum on June 20, 1964 in Rock Falls. Ida was a homemaker who loved working in her yard, making floral arrangements for family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Gail of...

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Gary Lee Martin

Gary Lee Martin

August 7, 1941 — August 1, 2016
Service: August 8, 2016

ROCK FALLS – Gary Lee Martin, 74 of Rock Falls died Monday August 1, 2016 at his home. He was born on August 7, 1941 in Sterling, the son of Perle and Marie (Henry) Martin. Gary was employed at the former Lawrence Brother Hardware in Sterling for 35 years and later he worked at Frantz in Sterling fir a few years. He was a member of New Life Lutheran Church. Gary was a supporter of local sporting teams especially Rock Falls High School...

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Betty Ligons

Betty Ligons

May 31, 1939 — July 31, 2016
Service: August 8, 2016

MORRISON – Betty Ligons, age 77, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, Iowa. Betty was born on May 31, 1939 in Morris the daughter of Alfred and Dorthey (Hoffmann) Jensen. She was employed as a Cable Former with Western Electric in Montgomery for 30 years retiring in 1994. Survivors include one son, David (Sue) Ligons of Morrison; two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother. ...

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Audrey Sandrock

Audrey Sandrock

March 15, 1934 — July 31, 2016
Service: August 3, 2016

PROPHETSTOWN – Audrey Mae Sandrock, 82 passed away Sunday July 31, 2016 peacefully surrounded by her loving family at CGH Medical Center in Sterling She was born on March 15, 1934 in Sterling the daughter of Clarence ad Alice (Hinrichs) Ackland. She married Carlyle Sandrock on December 10, 1950 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He died October 20, 2012. They were blessed to have celebrated 61 happy years together and were the...

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Marty A. Cheshier

Marty A. Cheshier

October 2, 1963 — July 26, 2016
Service: August 3, 2016

Martin A. Cheshier Martin A. Cheshier, age 52, of Austin, Texas passed Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Marty was born October 2, 1963 in Elgin, IL the son of George and Roberta (Wasson) Cheshier. He married Dawn Rogers on July 3, 1986 in Austin, Texas. He was the Senior Director of Time Warner Cable for 33 years. Marty enjoyed hanging out with his sons and playing with his grandchildren. Survivors include...

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James E. Fitzgerald

November 7, 1932 — July 26, 2016
Service: July 30, 2016

DIXON – James E. Fitzgerald, 83 died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Franklin Grove Nursing Home. He was born on November 7, 1932 in Humboldt, IA the son of Bernerd and Agnes (Johnson) Fitzgerald and served in the USAF during the Korean War. He married Doris Seidel in 1952. She died in 1988. He later married Treva (Davis) Hargitt on September 1, 1990. Jim was employed for 28 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a...

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Trinidad C. Molina

Trinidad C. Molina

November 21, 1933 — July 25, 2016
Service: July 29, 2016

STERLING – Trinidad C. Molina, 82 of Sterling died Monday July 25, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born on November 21, 1933 in Agualeguas, N.L., Mexico the son of Candelario T. and Cayetana (Villareal) Molina. He married Josefina Padilla on July 11, 1959 in McAllen, TX. Mr. Molina was employed for 31 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring as electrician helper. He also was a partner with his...

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Donald L. Nehrkorn

Donald L. Nehrkorn

April 19, 1937 — July 25, 2016
Service: August 1, 2016

ROCK FALLS – Donald L. Nehrkorn, age 79, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Don was born on April 19, 1937 in Rock Falls the son of Vernon D. and Lottie E. (Bowers) Nehrkorn and was a 1955 graduate of Rock Falls High School where he lettered all four years in all sports. He married Judith Werland on July 14, 1957 in Sterling. Don was employed as a General Foreman with Northwestern Steel and Wire, Sterling for over...

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James Paul Galvin

James Paul Galvin

September 13, 1930 — July 23, 2016
Service: Private Service

James Paul Galvin, 85, of Sterling, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Regency Care in Sterling after a long battle. Born September 13, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa he was a son of Walter and Gertrude (Rogosia) Galvin. He married Doris Kainer on December 7, 1954 in Park Ridge. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2009. Those left to honor his memory include a daughter, Deborah Brottmiller, of Sterling; 2 grandchildren, David ...

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