Obituaries

Carl  H. Everson

Carl H. Everson

May 17, 1923 — February 16, 2014
Service: February 21, 2014

Carl H. Everson, 90 of Sterling died Sunday February 16, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. He was born on May 17, 1923 in Stoughton, WI the son of Carl Olai and Christine (Hegge) Everson and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Carl had worked as a chemical engineer with the former Universal Oil Products in McCook, IL (Now Honeywell). He married the former Laura L. (Olsen) Appleton on May...

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Lorella M. Wise

Lorella M. Wise

April 30, 1931 — February 16, 2014
Service: February 19, 2014

Lorella M. Wise, age 82 formerly of Sterling, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling. Lorella was born on April 30, 1931 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, IL to Robert and Geraldine (Munger) Bowen. She went to Bowen School and Reeves Grade School and graduated from Walnut High School with the class of 1949. She married C. Elmer Wise on December 17, 1949 at the First Christian Church in Walnut....

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Donald "Gene" Kelly

Donald "Gene" Kelly

August 18, 1933 — February 14, 2014
Service: February 19, 2014

Donald "Gene" Kelly, age 80 of Fulton, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Gene was born on August 18, 1933 in Butte, Montana to William A. and Evelyn G. (Raguet) Kelly. He attended school in several Western states until settling in East Peoria in 1945. He was a 1952 graduate of East Peoria High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1952-1954. Gene married Lois Ann Rathburn on June 26,...

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John  Paul Golick

John Paul Golick

June 27, 1918 — February 13, 2014
Service: February 22, 2014

John Paul Golick, age 95 of Sterling, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. John was born on June 27, 1918 in Canton, IL to Roch T. and Zora V. Golick. He served our county in the United States Air Force from 1941-1942, during World War II. John married Joan M. Kane on May 15, 1959 in Sterling. He worked for General Electric in Morrison for 28 years as an engineer and retired in 1984. John was a member of St....

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Frances Knapp

Frances Knapp

June 18, 1929 — February 11, 2014
Service: April 25, 2014

Frances M. Knapp, age 84 of Rock Falls died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Mesa, AZ. Frances was born June 18, 1929 in Sterling the daughter of Frank and Emma (Hackbarth) Plautz. She was married to Harold "Swede" Knapp for 67 years. Frances retired from GE in Morrison after 21 years. She was a life-long resident of Rock Falls, and was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include her husband "Swede" of...

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Frances M. Knapp

Frances M. Knapp

May 18, 1929 — February 11, 2014
Service: April 25, 2014

Frances M. Knapp, age 84 of Rock Falls died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Mesa, AZ. Frances was born June 18, 1929 in Sterling the daughter of Frank and Emma (Hackbarth) Plautz. She was married to Harold "Swede" Knapp for 67 years. Frances retired from GE in Morrison after 21 years. She was a life-long resident of Rock Falls, and was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Survivors include her husband "Swede" of...

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Jennifer J. Monnier

Jennifer J. Monnier

September 29, 1955 — February 10, 2014
Service: February 13, 2014

Jennifer J. Monnier, age 58 of Dixon died Monday, February 10, 2014 at her home. Jennifer was born September 29, 1955 in Sterling, the daughter of Charles and Leatrice (Ramsey) Pashon. She married Eddy Monnier on December 8, 1973 in Rock Falls. Jennifer was a member of the Dixon United Methodist Church and the Rock Falls Christian Church. Her mission in life was family and Jennifer loved taking care of her children and grandchildren. ...

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Silvio Sylverster Segneri

Silvio Sylverster Segneri

December 3, 1924 — February 3, 2014
Service: February 8, 2014

Silvio Sylvester Segneri passed away peacefully at home Monday afternoon, 3 February 2014 after a short illness. Silvio was the last generation of his Segneri's. He was born 3 December 1924 to Louis Anthony and Angeline (Ferri) Segneri. Silvio was married to Helen M. Parker for 64 years. She preceded him in death in 2009. He is survived by two sons Lawrence Segneri of Sterling, and Robert (Robin) Segneri of Rockford, and one daughter...

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Gannon Wayne Vails

Gannon Wayne Vails

February 3, 2014 — February 3, 2014
Service: No Services

Gannon Wayne Vails, infant son of Tyler and Jennifer (Klenz) Vails passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Gannon is survived by his parents, Tyler and Jennifer Vails of Rock Falls, big sisters, Gabriella, age 4 and Lillyana age 10 months both at home; his grandparents, Mark (Theresa) Klenz of Rock City and Terry (Jill) Vails of Baileyville; great grandparents, Grace Klenz of Freeport, Robert (Rose) Mielke of...

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James Crownhart

James Crownhart

November 27, 1944 — February 2, 2014
Service: February 5, 2014

STERLING – James C. "Diamond Jim" Crownhart, 69 of Sterling died Saturday February 2, 2014 at his home. He was born on November 27, 1944 in River Falls, WI the son of Clarence F. and Donna M. (Riley) Crownhart. He married Wilma "W.W." J. Stine April 1, 1995 in Sterling. Jim worked for 42 years as an Iron worker with Union Local 498, Rockford. Jim's passion was auto racing since the age of 16. He raced at both Cordova and Byron Dragway as...

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