Obituaries

Deana K. Duncan

Deana K. Duncan

December 8, 1956 — January 22, 2019
Service: January 26, 2019

Deana K. Duncan, 62, of Sterling, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 8, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana to Charles and Lela (Cox) Smith. She married Ty Duncan on June 6, 2015. Deana worked for Crest Foods for 12 years. She enjoyed shopping, doing crafts and traveling. Her favorite spots were visiting the North rim of the Grand Canyon and going to various beaches. Deana loved her family and her church family...

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Roger D. Cook, Sr.

Roger D. Cook, Sr.

May 6, 1949 — January 21, 2019
Service: January 26, 2019

Roger D. Cook, Sr., age 69, of Rock Falls, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Roger was born May 6, 1949 in Pineville, Ky. the son of Henry "Dap" and Esther (Baine) Cook. He married Agnes Grubb on May 4, 1967 in Ky. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2004. He married Sue Funderberg on October 9, 2004 in Rock Falls. Roger was employed at Flex-O-Glass in Chicago and Dixon for 45 years. Survivors...

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George D. Pellerin

George D. Pellerin

March 23, 1948 — January 19, 2019
Service: No Services

George D. Pellerin, age 70, of Como, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. George was born on March 23, 1948 in Duluth, Minn. He married Bobbie Lewis on September 8, 2001 in Sterling. George was employed as a Truck Driver for 35 years retiring in 2008. He was an avid gardener, loved working on cars, going to car shows, mowing and taking care of his yard. George could build anything including his house, barn and...

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Roger E. Johnson

Roger E. Johnson

April 26, 1947 — January 18, 2019
Service: January 25, 2019

Roger Eugene Johnson, age 71 of Rock Falls, died Friday, January 18, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Roger was born on April 26, 1947 in Sterling, the son of Gene Johnson and Betty (Baker) Boyer. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 34 years before retiring in 1999. Roger married Janie Elder on October 12, 1968 in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death on January 15, 2015. Survivors include five sisters;...

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Martha Jean Scott

Martha Jean Scott

August 23, 1937 — January 18, 2019
Service: January 22, 2019

Martha J. Scott, 81, of Rock Falls, died on Friday morning, January 18, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She was born on August 23, 1937 in Galesburg to Charles and Allie Bailey. She married Carl Scott on March 20, 1960 at Monmouth Christian Church in Monmouth. She worked for the former Rock Falls National Bank for 29 years until her retirement in 1989. Martha enjoyed riding motorcycles and had taken numerous trips with her husband...

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Cecelia Delgado

Cecelia Delgado

September 6, 1932 — January 17, 2019
Service: January 22, 2019

Cecelia Delgado, 86 of Sterling died Thursday January 17, 2019 at her home. She was born on September 6, 1932 in Neponsat, IL the daughter of Sebastian and Maria (Rangel) Campos. She married John Delgado on August 8, 1949 in Rock Island, IL. She was a member of Rock River Christian Center. Survivors include her husband, John; six sons: John A. Delgado of Stafford, MD, Ricardo Delgado of Moline, IL, Thomas E. (LaDeane) Delgado of Chicago,...

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Leola M. Naftzger

Leola M. Naftzger

December 30, 1920 — January 17, 2019
Service: January 21, 2019

Leola May Naftzger, age 98, of Morrison, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Pleasant View Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Morrison, surrounded by her family. Leola was born December 30, 1920 in rural Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois, the daughter of Jesse D. and Mabel (Shook) Naftzger. Leola was a member of Albany United Methodist Church. Leola was extremely proud to be a direct descendent of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of...

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Carolyn A. Dunaway

Carolyn A. Dunaway

July 3, 1931 — January 16, 2019
Service: January 26, 2019

Carolyn A. Dunaway, age 87, of Sterling, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home. Carolyn was born July 3, 1931 in Bellaire, Ohio the daughter of Howell and Leona (Behres) Turner. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Lancaster, Ohio in 1949 and served in the US Air Force. Carolyn married John Dunaway on November 23, 1957 in Lancaster, Ohio. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2018. She was employed with the...

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Mateo Barron, Sr.

Mateo Barron, Sr.

September 21, 1932 — January 15, 2019
Service: January 19, 2019

Mateo Barron, Sr, age 86 of Sterling, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Mateo was born on September 21, 1932 in Mexico, the son of Herberto and Ramona (Gonzalez) Barron. He served in the National Guard. Mateo worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for over 35 years. He attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He enjoyed gambling, traveling, cooking and coin collecting. He loved to work in the...

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Virginia Mae Belisle

Virginia Mae Belisle

April 10, 1921 — January 15, 2019
Service: January 21, 2019

Virginia M. Belisle, 97, of Sterling, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 10, 1921 in Lanark to Fred and Ena (Atherton) Wentz. She was united in marriage to Clifford Belisle on July 25, 1953. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2011. Virginia was the manager of the former Gift Town Stamp Store in Sterling and Rock Falls for 20 years. She enjoyed music and playing the Cornet. She loved sharing her...

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