Obituaries

Mable G. Brackemyer

Mable G. Brackemyer

July 8, 1911 — November 13, 2013
Service: November 16, 2013

Mable G. Brackemyer, age 102, of Sterling died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home in Sterling. Mable was born on July 8, 1911 in Pine Creek/Oregon, Illinois the daughter of Hezekiah and Anna (Sprankle) Portner. She worked at Franktz Manufacturing for 25 years. Mable married Leonard Dean in 1929. He preceded her in death in 1957. She then married Henry L. Brackemyer in 1962. He also preceded her in death in 1989...

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James B. Plog

September 25, 1923 — November 9, 2013
Service: November 12, 2013

James B. Plog, age 90, of Milledgeville, died Saturday, November 9, 2013. James was born September 25, 1923, in Muscatine, Iowa the son of George and Rose (Helfrich) Plog. He served in the US Army during WWII. He married LaRue Geary on September 18, 1948 in Milledgeville. He was employed as a truck driver for Plog Trucking. He was a member of the Milledgeville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of Milledgeville; two...

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Patsy Jean Tilson

Patsy Jean Tilson

December 21, 1942 — November 8, 2013
Service: No Services

Patsy Jean Tilson, age 70 of Rock Falls, died Friday, November 8, 2013 at her home. Patsy was born on December 21, 1942 in West Helena, Ark to Eural and Gracie (Moody) Pyron. Patsy married Dan Tilson on May 18, 1990 in Sterling. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Pam (Bob) Durant of Rock Falls; one son, Ron Rooks of Mt. Carroll; two sisters, Shirley Duncan and Kathy Hanson; five brothers, Chuck (Judy) Pyron, Rodger (Freida) Pyron,...

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Caroline C. Schumaker

Caroline C. Schumaker

February 18, 1924 — November 7, 2013
Service: November 11, 2013

Caroline Schumaker, age 89 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Caroline was born on February 18, 1924 in Massbach, IL to Frank and Caroline (Ehredt) Haas. She married Marvin Schumaker on March 24, 1945 in Adams, MN. He preceded her in death in 1971. Caroline worked as a bookkeeper for over 50 years at Marvin Schumaker Plumbing and Heating. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. ...

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Sandra  Lee Foster

Sandra Lee Foster

November 5, 1943 — November 5, 2013
Service: November 11, 2013

Sandra Lee Foster, age 70 of Dixon, was called home on November 5, 2013 on her 70th birthday. Sandra was born on November 5, 1943 in Dixon to Merton and Marlys (Gordon) Carpenter. In 1961, she married Kenneth Walker; he preceded her in death in 1965. Sandra had worked for an extensive period of time at the Admiral Company in Dixon where she had met her second husband, Edward Foster. They were married in December of 1971. He preceded her in...

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John Jack Egan

John Jack Egan

February 28, 1923 — November 1, 2013
Service: November 4, 2013

John H. "Jack" Egan, 90, of Sterling, died Friday, November 1, 2013. John was born on February 28, 1923 in Deer Grove the son of Frank and Margaret (Trainor) Egan. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Smith on September 23, 1942 in Tampico, Illinois. They recently celebrated their 71st anniversary. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and farmed for many years in the Prairieville area. Survivors include his wife Evelyn,...

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Louise "Weezie" Lopez-Landherr

Louise "Weezie" Lopez-Landherr

January 9, 1955 — November 1, 2013
Service: November 6, 2013

Louise "Weezie"Lopez-Landherr, 58, of Dixon, died Friday, November 1, 2013. Born January 9, 1955 in South Chicago she was a daughter of Barney and Mary (Salsito) Arias. She married John Landherr in 2007 in Las Vegas. Weezie enjoyed playing in pool, darts, and bowling leagues, singing karaoke, DJ'ing, listening to Motown music, and spending time with her granddaughter Mila. She was also an avid Chicago Bears fan…..Boom Baby- DA Bears!! ...

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Sally Sue Dusing

Sally Sue Dusing

February 28, 1956 — October 31, 2013
Service: November 5, 2013

Sally Sue Dusing, age 57 of Milledgeville, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Freeport Rehab and Health Care Center after a long and hard battle of breast cancer. Sally was born on February 28, 1956 in Sterling to Russell and Mabel (Miller) Klitz. She worked as a secretary for Ken Nelson for many years. Sally enjoyed going to auctions and was an avid collector of antiques. She loved animals and loved to garden. Survivors include one...

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Gerald "Jerry" Borgmann

Gerald "Jerry" Borgmann

June 7, 1943 — October 29, 2013
Service: November 2, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Borgmann, age 70 of Coleta, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Jerry was born on June 7, 1943 in Freeport to Elmer and Alice (Nanninga) Borgmann. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961- 1965. He worked as an electrician for many years. Jerry married Kathy Merema on September 20, 2013. Jerry was known for being a ham radio enthusiast. Survivors include his wife Kathy; two daughters,...

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Jodi Leigh Cosgrave

Jodi Leigh Cosgrave

January 14, 1976 — October 29, 2013
Service: November 5, 2013

Jodi Leigh Cosgrave, age 37, of Poway, Calif., formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home following an extended illness. Jodi was born January 14, 1976 in Lake Forest, IL the daughter of James and Sheila (Mosley) Gabler. She attended Western Illinois University, Phoenix University and Dale Carnegie. Jodi married Matthew Cosgrave on January 22, 2012 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her previous employments included, Director...

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