Obituaries

Leroy Holloway

Leroy Holloway

September 17, 1938 — February 27, 2017
Service: March 3, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Leroy J. Holloway, 78 of Rock Falls died Monday February 27, 2017 peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born September 17, 1938 in Coloma Township, the son of Troy James and Eva Mae (Tighe) Holloway and he had served in the US Airforce. Leroy married Nina L. Royer on November 30, 1963 in Rock Falls. He was employed for 41 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. retiring as a foreman in January...

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Vera L. Kunde

Vera L. Kunde

February 16, 1926 — February 27, 2017
Service: March 2, 2017

Vera Lucille (Maxwell) Kunde, 91, of Sterling, died February 27, 2017 at The Sterling Pavilion. Lucille was born on February 16th, 1926 in Whiteside County, Illinois, the daughter of Owen McKinley Maxwell and Milly Jane (Sampson) Maxwell. She married Robert Edward Kunde on August 31, 1947 in Coleta, Illinois. She worked at CGH for two years, Green Giant canning factory for three years and General Electric of Morrison for twenty seven years...

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Larry "Bumpy" D. Oviatt

Larry "Bumpy" D. Oviatt

July 2, 1949 — February 27, 2017
Service: March 11, 2017

Larry "Bumpy" D. Oviatt Larry "Bumpy" D. Oviatt, age 67, of Sterling, died Monday, February 27, 2017 at his home. Bumpy was born July 2, 1949 in Savanna the son of Ray and Imogene (Handel) Oviatt. He was employed at Angelo's in Sterling for many years. Survivors include two sisters, Florene (Jerry) Shaw of Sterling and Debbie (Paul) Hardey of Morrison; three brothers, Rick (Michelle) Oviatt of Mt. Carroll, Jim (Bev) Oviatt of Grand Rapids...

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Ralph F Miller

Ralph F Miller

March 8, 1931 — February 26, 2017
Service: March 1, 2017

STERLING – Ralph F. Miller, 85 died Sunday February 26, 2017 at Regency Care of Sterling. He was born on March 8, 1931 in Fairmont, NE the son of Ernest and Helen (Baumgartner) Miller. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Marines as an Air Wing SGT from Dec 1951 – Dec 1953. Ralph married Helen Anderson on July 20, 1952 on her family farm near Coleta. She died August 28, 1997. Ralph was employed for over 30 years at...

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Zelda J. King

Zelda J. King

June 4, 1932 — February 22, 2017
Service: March 2, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Zelda J. King, 84 of Rock Falls died peacefully Wednesday February 22, 2017 at her winter home in Ellenton, FL. She was born on June 4, 1932 in Paw Paw, Illinois the daughter of Lawrence Sylvester and Merle Gertrude (Warren) McCord. She married James L. King Sr on June 17, 1950 in Rock Falls. He died on February 10, 2011. Zelda had worked for many years, alongside her husband in their family business, Sauk Valley Equipment Co in...

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Richard L. Snyder

Richard L. Snyder

August 11, 1948 — February 21, 2017
Service: February 25, 2017

Richard L. Snyder Richard L. Snyder, age 68, of Sterling, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his home. Richard was born August 11, 1948 in Rock Falls the son of Charles and Leanora (Tompkins) Snyder. He married Janice Reiger on March 14, 1970 in Rock Falls. Richard was employed by Trek Transportation in Jackson, Mi. as a truck driver retiring in 1997. He also farmed for many years. Richard loved collecting all sorts of items especially...

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Janice L. Burress

Janice L. Burress

August 13, 1944 — February 19, 2017
Service: February 22, 2017

Janice L. Burress, age 72 of Prophetstown, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Janice was born on August 13, 1944 in Montcalm, West Virginia, the daughter of Frank and Mamie Stevens. She married Edward Kenneth Burress on October 30, 1960 in Bluefield, Virginia. Janice was a homemaker all her life. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, David (Missy) Burress of Prophetstown and Michael (Tommy) Burress...

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Alberta M. Flessner

Alberta M. Flessner

April 8, 1930 — February 18, 2017
Service: February 22, 2017

ROCK FALLS – Alberta M. Flessner, age 86, died at her home Saturday, February 18, 2017. Alberta was born on April 8, 1930 in Danville the daughter of James and Mabel (High) Richards. She married Leo R. Lewis in 1947 in Danville. He died on January 23, 1971. She later married Douglas Flessner in Dixon. He died January 3, 2001. Alberta was employed as a line worker for 10 years in the cafeteria at JCPenney in Sterling. Survivors...

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Mary Jane Hill

Mary Jane Hill

March 1, 1921 — February 18, 2017
Service: February 23, 2017

Mary Jane Hill, 95, of Sterling, died on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Resthave Home in Morrison. She was born on March 1, 1921 in Paris, Kentucky the daughter of Nimrod and Emily (Little) Crump. She married Allen E. Hill on August 16, 1945 and he died on January 30, 1985. Mary worked for Quinn's Jewelry for 20 years as a clerk. She was a longtime and faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Sterling. Mary enjoyed bowling...

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Ronald  DeWayne Young

Ronald DeWayne Young

October 14, 1941 — February 18, 2017
Service: February 22, 2017

Ronald Dewayne Young, age 75 of Rock Falls, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ron was born October 14, 1941 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Howard and Pauline Young. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Ron married Anna Ordean on August 8, 1965 in Rock Falls. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire as an electrician for 28.5 years. Ron was a member of the Tampico American Legion and Sterling/Rock...

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