Obituaries

Brian Bell

Brian Bell

June 12, 1958 — September 1, 2016
Service: September 7, 2016

Brian Bell, 58, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, September 01, 2016 at his home. Born June 12, 1958 in Sterling, he was a son of Roy Bell and Betty (Cox) Nance. He was an automotive sales consultant for many years. He enjoyed cooking, singing, fishing and dancing. He was an avid Bears, Bulls and Cubs fan. Survivors include his father, Roy Bell, Sr. of Lafayette, LA; daughters, Vanessa Bell of Sterling, Alicia (Cory) Olalde of Rock Falls...

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James T.  Wolf

James T. Wolf

August 10, 1933 — September 1, 2016
Service: September 5, 2016

James Turney Wolf, age 83 of Sterling, died Thursday, September 01, 2016 at home. James was born on August 10, 1933 in Rock Falls, the son of Cecil and Dorothy (Turney) Wolf. He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1951. He married Ruth Wescott on September 28, 1952 in Rock Falls. James was employed by Frantz Manufacturing for 42 years, retiring in 1995 as the Assistant Chief Engineer. He enjoyed traveling the country back road and...

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Jane A. Berg

Jane A. Berg

April 3, 1926 — August 31, 2016
Service: September 3, 2016

Jane Ann Berg, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, August 31st at The Alverno in Clinton, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton, IL, on Saturday, September 3rd at 10 a.m. The Rev. Matthew Camaioni will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton. A Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Calvary Hill Catholic Cemetery in Fulton....

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Rosetta M Von Holten

Rosetta M Von Holten

October 7, 1927 — August 30, 2016
Service: September 3, 2016

Rosetta Mae Von Holten, age 88 of Walnut, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Mendota Lutheran Home in Mendota, IL. Rosetta was born on October 7, 1927 in Rock Falls, IL to Clarence and Bernice (Stroup) Wallace. She was united in marriage to Richard R. Von Holten on November 24, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2013. She attended Thome School, Merrill School and Rock Falls High...

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Vera L. Allison

Vera L. Allison

December 7, 1922 — August 28, 2016
Service: September 3, 2016

Vera L. Allison, 93, of Franklin Grove, formerly of Sterling, died Sunday, August 28th,2016 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 7, 1922 in Sterling, the daughter of Menno Long and Pearl (Landis) Long. Vera was a member of the Sterling High School Class of 1941. She received degrees from Goshen College, and later from Pestalozzi Frobel Teachers College. She married Wayne L. Allison on September 28,...

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William Gene Creekpaum

June 13, 1930 — August 23, 2016
Service: August 27, 2016

ROCK FALLS – William Gene Creekpaum, 86 of Rock Falls died Tuesday August 23, 2016 at his home. He was born on June 13, 1930 in Vergennes, IL the son of August and Dorothy (Miller) Creekpaum He married Nina B. Johnson on November 7, 1952 in Vergennes, IL. He was employed as a Reel Operator at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring in 1984 after 30 years. He served in the US army during the Korean War 1948-1952. ...

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Carol Fitzgerald

July 2, 1950 — August 23, 2016
Service: September 4, 2016

Carol Fitzgerald, 66, died at Sterling, IL on 8/23/2016 of cancer. Ms. Fitzgerald was born on July 2, 1950 in Chicago, to Lucien and Dian (Gorgas) Fitzgerald. She married Douglas Becknell on July 10, 1971. She was a graduate of Sterling High School and Northern Illinois University and earned a Master's degree from Illinois State University. Ms. Fitzgerald was Executive Director of the YWCA of the Sauk Valley from 1985-2015. She...

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Kenneth Haverland

Kenneth Haverland

October 7, 1934 — August 23, 2016
Service: August 27, 2016

Kenneth D. Haverland, 81 of Sterling died Tuesday August 23, 2016 at his home. He was employed by Northwestwern Steel and Wire Co for 37 years and managed the Wire Division Shipping Departments for many years before retiring in 1990. After retirement, he joined Landmark Realty as a sales agent. He served in the US Army from 1957-1959 stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA. He was born on October 7, 1934 in Rock Falls, the son of John and Velma (Murray)...

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Debbra S. Martin

Debbra S. Martin

November 28, 1972 — August 22, 2016
Service: August 26, 2016

Debbra S. Martin Debbra S. Martin, age 43, of Polo, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Debbra was born November 28, 1972 in Sterling the daughter of Delbert and Evelyn (Portner) Tarbill. She married Lloyd Martin on July 23, 2016 in Mt. Morris. She was employed at PNC in Polo as an inspector. Survivors include her husband of Polo; one son, Andrew (Gabrielle Martinez) Tarbill of Sterling; her parents of Polo; one sister...

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Marie Radake

Marie Radake

August 26, 1930 — August 21, 2016
Service: August 26, 2016

Marie Radake Marie Radake, age 85, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Marie was born August 26, 1930 in Tamaroa the daughter of Stanley and Iona (Keller) Dublo. She was educated in Tamaroa. Marie married Frank Radake on October 30, 1948 in Benton. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1989. She was employed at GE for 22 years retiring in 1990. She was a member of Como Baptist Church. ...

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