Obituaries

Herminio Rodriguez

Herminio Rodriguez

October 6, 1945 — September 19, 2019
Service: September 24, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Herminio Rodriguez, Jr., age 73, died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Herminio was born on October 6, 1945 in Santa Rosa, Texas the son of Herminio, Sr. and Ciria (Rodriguez) Rodriguez. He married Gynethia Bishop on February 13, 2009 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2019. Herminio was employed by Union Pacific and Northwestern Steel and Wire. He was a member...

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Jerry A. Cater

Jerry A. Cater

December 11, 1944 — September 18, 2019
Service: No Services

Jerry A. Cater Jerry A. Cater, age 74, of Ashton, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Jerry was born December 11, 1944 in Princeton the son of Harry and Harriett (Allen) Cater. He was a graduate of Oregon High School and later married Constance "Connie" Perkins on August 5, 1967 in Rochelle and was employed at Del Monte and Silgan Containers both in Rochelle. He is survived by one sister,...

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Eugene D. George

Eugene D. George

May 23, 1935 — September 18, 2019
Service: No Services

Eugene D. George Eugene D. George, age 84, of Sterling, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Heritage Woods in Sterling. Eugene was born May 23, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Chris and Catherine (Kiner) George. He was a devout Christian and a kind hearted person who was always giving of himself. He was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He touched all our hearts in a special way. He is survived by two nieces,...

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Virgil W. Yohn

Virgil W. Yohn

December 4, 1928 — September 18, 2019
Service: September 21, 2019

Virgil W. Yohn, age 90 of Sterling, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Virgil was born on December 4, 1928 in Sterling, the son of Lee and Hazel (McLindsay) Yohn. He attended Wyanet School becoming a letterman in basketball and track. Virgil is a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He married Marie Saraceno on July 6, 1956 in Chicago. Virgil was a heavy equipment operator,...

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Gary L. Zink

Gary L. Zink

November 17, 1948 — September 15, 2019
Service: September 21, 2019

Gary L. Zink Gary L. Zink, age 70, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his home. Gary was born November 17, 1948 in Savanna the son of Larry and Marian (Wires) Zink. He served in the US Air Force and later was employed at Raynor Garage Doors for 15 years and Dohrn Transfer Company for many years. He married Cindy Remala on July 24, 2009 in Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Zink of Rock Falls; his children, Holly...

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Raymond Braggo

Raymond Braggo

August 28, 1918 — September 13, 2019
Service: No Services

STERLING – Raymond H. Braggo, age 101, formerly of Amboy died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage in Sterling. Raymond was born on August 28, 1918 in Oglesby the son of Charles and Rose C. (Foltynewicz) Braggo. He was united in marriage to Geraldine L. Lee on December 19, 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death on January 20, 2010. They farmed in the Prophetstown and Amboy area until retiring. He was a lifetime member of...

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Gloria Gutierrez

Gloria Gutierrez

April 6, 1944 — September 13, 2019
Service: September 18, 2019

Gloria Gutierrez, age 75 of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Gloria was born on April 6, 1944 in San Benito, TX, the daughter of Jose and Clara (Garza) Escamilla. She married Abraham J. Gutierrez on February 3, 1962 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on December 25, 1999. Gloria was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She loved...

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Patricia A.  Marruffo

Patricia A. Marruffo

February 28, 1946 — September 13, 2019
Service: September 17, 2019

Patricia A. Marruffo, age 73 of Sterling, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Patricia was born on February 28, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of Benito A. and Jovie (DeLeon) Marruffo. She worked at Woolworth's and Walmart in Sterling for many years. Pat was an avid Cubs Fan and enjoyed spoiling her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. ...

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Richard D. Parker, Jr.

Richard D. Parker, Jr.

August 21, 1955 — September 13, 2019
Service: September 17, 2019

Richard D. Parker, Jr., age 64 of Rock Falls, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1955 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Rita (Daniels) Parker, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Rita Parker of Sterling; two sisters, Debbie Hines of Rock Falls and Susan Parker of Sterling; three brothers, Jeff Parker, John (Wendy) Parker and Michael Parker all of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his father,...

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Donald  Dean  Bartlett

Donald Dean Bartlett

May 22, 1933 — September 11, 2019
Service: September 21, 2019

Donald Dean Bartlett, age 86 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Donald was born on May 22, 1933 in Green County, Illinois, the son of Walter "Jim" D. and Nettie E. (Wells) Bartlett. He graduated from Winchester High School and then received his Bachelor's Degree at Western Illinois University. Don is a United States Army Veteran and served in the...

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