Obituaries

Mary Alice Dombroski

Mary Alice Dombroski

March 11, 1922 — August 6, 2017
Service: August 14, 2017

Mary Alice Dombroski, 95 of Sterling died Sunday August 6, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. She was born on March 11, 1922 in Sterling the daughter of Alonzo Webster and Mary Margaret (Hermes) Butterfield. She married Lester Dombroski on December 2, 1950 in Chicago. He died June 11, 2012. Mary Alice had worked as a book keeper at the former Vock Distributing in Sterling for 17 years. She was a life long member of Sacred Heart Catholic...

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Thomas J. Hand

Thomas J. Hand

August 25, 1925 — August 6, 2017
Service: August 10, 2017

Thomas J. Hand Thomas J. Hand, age 91, of Clinton, IA died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton. Thomas was born August 25, 1925 in Thomson, IL the son of Thomas and Helen (Sheridan) Hand. He served in the US Army and later married Margaret Enwright on December 31, 1949 in Fulton, IL. She preceded him in death in January of 1984. He married Barbara Vogel on March 15, 1989 in Fulton, IL. She preceded him in...

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Edward  Sheldon Bornemeier

Edward Sheldon Bornemeier

July 27, 1924 — August 5, 2017
Service: August 9, 2017

Edward "Ed" Bornemeier, age 93 of Sterling, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ed was born on July 27, 1924 in Cherry Grove Twp, the son of Charles and Olive (Brown) Bornemeier. He married Mary Alice Finifrock on March 15, 1947 in Carroll County. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2016. Edward farmed in the Freeport and Carroll County area before working for Amoco Oil Co. He then retired from Amoco after 16...

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Margaret Rausch

Margaret Rausch

September 23, 1925 — August 4, 2017
Service: August 8, 2017

Margaret Rausch, age 91 of Sterling, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. Margaret was born on September 23, 1925 in Minnesota, the daughter of Gasper and Dorthea (Miller) Wolf. She married Roy Rausch, Jr. on January 1, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1970. Margaret was a homemaker, an avid bowler and a member of Messiah Ev. Lutheran Church in Sterling. Survivors include, three daughters, Teresa (Carlos)...

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Nicolas Velasquez, Sr.

Nicolas Velasquez, Sr.

December 23, 1924 — August 4, 2017
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – Nicolas Velasquez, Sr, age 92, died at home Friday, August 4, 2017. Nicolas was born on December 23, 1924 in Cabana, Peru, South America the son of Augusto and Maria (Quinonez) Velasquez. He married Nelly Maravi on May 17, 1956 in Lima, Peru. Nicolas was employed as an Attorney for 39 years retiring in 1989. He enjoyed reading and traveling with his wife Nelly and son Nicolas Jr. Survivors include, his wife, Nelly of Rock...

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John "Jack"  Keleher

John "Jack" Keleher

November 12, 1930 — August 3, 2017
Service: August 7, 2017

John "Jack" William Keleher, of Rock Falls, was born in Sublette, IL on November 12, 1930 to John R. Keleher and Evelyn (Babe) Keleher, and grew up in Walnut, IL with sisters, Mary Ann (Gaunt-Rockford) and Linda (Carr-Walnut). He passed away at Morningside of Sterling on August 3rd, 2017 at the age of 86. He attended Walnut Schools and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a Flight Engineer and Mechanic on B-29 and B-47 bombers...

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Daniel F. Dugal, Sr.

Daniel F. Dugal, Sr.

September 9, 1945 — August 1, 2017
Service: August 4, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Daniel Dugal Sr., age 71, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Daniel was born on September 9, 1945 in Waterville, Maine the son of Alyre and Francis (Veigue) Dugal. He married Patricia VonBank on August 5, 1970 in Elk Point, S.D. Daniel was employed as a Furnace Operator at Northwestern Steel & Wire, Sterling for 27 years retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness,...

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Benjamin L. Kingery

Benjamin L. Kingery

April 7, 1926 — July 31, 2017
Service: August 11, 2017

Benjamin Leon Kingery, 91, of Rock Falls, died July 31, 2017 at the Dixon Rehabilitation and Care Center in Dixon Illinois. Mr. Kingery was born April 7, 1926 in Springpoint Twp. Cumberland County Illinois, the son of Ben Esau and Blanche (Scott) Kingery. On March 18, 1950, he married Dorothy Ann Landis in Gary Indiana. To this union was born one son, Gordon. July 7, 1955, Ben married Eloise I. (Kaufman) Ernst, in Dubuque Iowa. To...

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Harold Michler

Harold Michler

July 22, 1923 — July 29, 2017
Service: August 5, 2017

STERLING – Harold W. Michler, 94 of Sterling died Saturday July 29, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on July 22, 1923 in Little Black, WI the son of Walter Carl and Elsie Ida (Neese) Michler. He served in the US Navy during WW II. He married Dorothy L. Etter on December 21, 1946 in Chicago. She died December 23, 1998. Harold began his long and successful 40 plus year career at IMECO as a draftsman, later as an engineer ,...

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Robert C. Schmidt

Robert C. Schmidt

July 12, 1938 — July 29, 2017
Service: August 3, 2017

Robert "Bob" C. Schmidt Robert "Bob" C. Schmidt, age 79, of Lanark, formerly of Polo, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Bob was born July 12, 1938 in Chicago the son of Carl and Florence (Buman) Schmidt. He served in the US Army and later married Judith Mason on February 15, 1964 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wheaton. Bob was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for many years. He also...

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