Obituaries

Mickey Joe Hahn

Mickey Joe Hahn

April 16, 1950 — December 2, 2013
Service: December 6, 2013

Mickey Joe Hahn, 63 of Morrison, died Monday, December 2, 2013 at Morrison Community Hospital. He was born on April 16, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Leonard and Mary (Miller) Hahn and was a 1968 graduate of Sterling High School. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. He married Barbara J. Leach on June 9, 1972 in Sterling. He was employed at the former R.B. & W. and later Reliant Fastner in Rock Falls. For the past 10 years he...

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Harry Richard Adams, Sr.

Harry Richard Adams, Sr.

August 11, 1930 — December 1, 2013
Service: December 5, 2013

Harry R. Adams Sr, 83 died Sunday December 1, 2013 at his home. He was born on August 11, 1930 in Sterling, IL the son of George Franklin and Grace (Clapper) Adams. He married Roseanna Stern on June 25, 1949 in Rock Falls. She died February 2, 2010. He began work at the former Sterling Foundry at an early age; then was employed at the former National Manufacturing Co for 23 years as a buffer. He also worked as a carpenter in the Chicago and...

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Emmette Eileen Rhodes

Emmette Eileen Rhodes

August 27, 2013 — November 29, 2013
Service: December 2, 2013

Emmette Eileen Rhodes, infant daughter of Olivia Rhodes, went to heaven on Friday, November 29, 2013. Emmette was born August 27, 2013 in Sterling. Surviving are her mother, Olivia Rhodes, of Polo; her grandparents, Michelle (Steven) Ogan of Polo and Christopher Kirst of Morrison; great grandparents, Moe (Mary) Rhodes of Sterling, Lucy Kirst of Camanche, Iowa, Mike (Linda) Conley of Franklin Grove, and Steven (Debra) Ogan of Rock Falls;...

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Evelyn L. Johnson

Evelyn L. Johnson

April 19, 1919 — November 28, 2013
Service: December 3, 2013

Evelyn L. Johnson, 94 of Sterling died Thursday November 28, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born on April 19, 1919 in Sterling, the daughter of James and Dorothy (Leseman) Myers. She married Delmar Johnson on September 12, 1936 in Morrison. He died January 3, 2003. Mrs. Johnson was employed as a sorter at the former R.B. & W. Company in Rock Falls for over 25 years before retiring. Surviving are her four daughters: Carol ...

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Margie L. Bryant

Margie L. Bryant

July 21, 1934 — November 26, 2013
Service: December 2, 2013

Margie L. Bryant, age 79 of Rock Falls died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Amboy. Margie was born July 21, 1934 in West Helena, Arkansas the daughter of Ira and Clara (Burkes) Williams. She married Calvin Bryant on January 21, 1956 in Rock Falls, and she attended Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. She worked at Wahl Clipper in Sterling for 42 years. Survivors include her husband Calvin Bryant of Rock Falls, three sons Billy (Sunday)...

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Karen E. Fitzpatrick

Karen E. Fitzpatrick

January 21, 1946 — November 26, 2013
Service: November 30, 2013

Karen E. Fitzpatrick, 67, of Sterling, died Tuesday, November 26 at her home. Born January 21, 1946 in Chicago she was a daughter of Felix and Shirley (Walkowiak) Such. She married Stuart Fitzpatrick on June 28, 1994. Karen enjoyed camping, traveling, seeing the ocean and collecting angels. She is survived by her husband, Stuart, of Sterling; a son, Thomas Leetch of Chicago; a sister, Kathleen Such of Niles; a brother, Jerry (Serifa)...

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Pamela A. Grooms

Pamela A. Grooms

August 25, 1955 — November 25, 2013
Service: November 29, 2013

Pamela A. Grooms, 58, of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at her home. Born August 25, 1955 in Sterling she was a daughter of Billy Ray and Mary (Hollowell) Gaither. On September 8, 1984 she was united in marriage to Rory Grooms in Sterling. Pam enjoyed her animals especially dogs and horses and driving her Mustang. She loved spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors. Pam worked at CGH Medical Center in...

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George Harry Fyhrlund

George Harry Fyhrlund

February 22, 1930 — November 23, 2013
Service: November 26, 2013

Arch (George) Fyhrlund Arch (George) Fyhrlund died November 23, 2013, at his home. Arch was born 2-22-30 to Sture and Linnea Fyhrlund in Cooley MN. In 1948, he graduated from Nashwauk High School, where he excelled in sports and was quarterback and captain of his football team. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the Army and honorably served during the Korean Conflict. Following his service, Arch returned to his home state of...

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Michael Wayne Bryant

Michael Wayne Bryant

December 12, 1958 — November 22, 2013
Service: November 30, 2013

Michael Wayne Bryant, age 54 formerly of Rock Falls, died Friday, November 22, 2013 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Michael was born on December 12, 1958 in Sterling to Kenneth W. and Mary (Stanfield) Bryant. He served in the United States Army. Survivors include his parents, Kenneth W. (Paula) Bryant and Mary Bryant both of Rock Falls; three sisters, Brenda Sue (James) Clayton of Lyndon, Debra (Albert) Clayton of Rock Falls...

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David "Pee Wee" Portner

David "Pee Wee" Portner

March 25, 1937 — November 22, 2013
Service: November 29, 2013

ROCK FALLS – David "Pee Wee" Portner, 76 of Rock Falls died Friday November 22, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 25, 1937 in Sterling, IL the son of Carl Irvin and Vida Maude (Scott) Portner. He married Oleria Jean (Flosi) Sosi on March 28, 1969 in Rock Falls. David was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for 31 years retiring as a welder. He enjoyed restoring old cars and doing auto body work. David was...

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