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Larry Paxton

August 21, 1929 - November 20, 2017

Larry Lee Paxton, age 88 of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home. Larry was born on August 21, 1929 in Prophetstown, the son of Charles and Sylvia (Eggert) Paxton. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He farmed in the Prophetstown area from 1975-2000 and also was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire from 1956-200. Larry was a member of the...
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James "Pudly" Behrens

October 19, 1925 - November 8, 2017

James "Pudly" R. Behrens, age 92 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home. James was born on October 19, 1925 in Manlius Twp, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Jensen) Behrens. He married Ila Jean Wright on August 7, 1949 in Walnut. She preceded him in death February 2006. James farmed in the Walnut and Como area and was a top notch Hampshire Hogs breeder. He owned and...
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Mary Elizabeth Burke

May 14, 1940 - May 20, 2017

PROPHETSTOWN, IL – Mary Elizabeth Burke, 77 of Prophetstown, died Saturday May 20, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 14, 1940 in Hopkinton, Iowa the daughter of J. Russell and Mabel M. (Wilgenbusch) Guthrie. She married Robert Richard Burke on November 14, 1959 in Sand Springs, Iowa. He died August 13, 1979. Mary had worked for 22 years at Thermolyne in Dubuque, IA. She moved to the...
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Janice L. Burress

August 13, 1944 - February 19, 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)...
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Duane H. Bracke

October 27, 1949 - January 4, 2017

Duane H. Bracke, 67 formerly of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at home. Duane was born on October 27, 1949 in Geneseo, the son of Hubert and Gertrude (Tillie) Bracke. He married Kathryn Maes on January 23, 1971 in Prophetstown. Duane farmed for over 20 years and was employed by Rock River Lumber and Grain for 17 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of St. Catherine's...
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John W. Abbadusky

January 26, 1942 - November 12, 2016

LYNDON- John W. Abbadusky, 74, of Lyndon, died Saturday morning, November 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Born January 26, 1942 in Monmouth he was a son of Forrest and Elsie (Kline) Abbadusky. He married Judy Pinney in 1961. He later married Beth Detra in 1966. He worked for Pemberthy in Prophetstown for 25 years. John was a member of the Rock River Valley Barbershoppers, 1st...
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Rena L. Mannon

July 27, 1931 - November 8, 2016

Rena L. Mannon, age 85 of Prophetstown, died Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Rena was born on July 27, 1931 in Chadwick, the daughter of Arthur M. and Pearl (Queckboerner) Lott, Sr. She married Paul V. Mannon on April 28, 1951; he preceded her in death on January 29, 2002. Rena was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Lyndon and...
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Cleora J. Roth

April 28, 1930 - October 11, 2016

PROPHETSTOWN – Cleora J. Roth, passed away Monday October 10, 2016 at her home at the age of 86. She was born April 28, 1930 at her family home at 312 West 3rd Street in Prophetstown, IL the daughter of Lester B. "Buck" and Florence (Adams) Roth. Cleo, as she was known to family and friends lived in the family home her entire life. Cleo's grandfather, Henry C. Adams and his brother Fred,...
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Anita L. Pratt

November 8, 1936 - August 19, 2016

Anita L. Pratt, age 79 of Prophetstown, died Friday, August 19, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in Prophetstown. Anita was born on November 8, 1936 in Moline, the daughter of Charles and June (Paine) Santee. She married Lester LaVern Pratt on May 15, 1955 in Prophetstown. Anita was a lifelong member of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lester; four...
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Meredith Anne Renkes

January 13, 1930 - June 16, 2016

Meredith A. Renkes, 86, of Morrison, IL, passed away June 16, 2016, at CGH Medical Center. Meredith was born January 13, 1930, in Morrison; the daughter of Ralph and Sara (Rogers) Domdey. She married Warren R. Renkes on November 7, 1947, in Morrison, IL. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1998. Meredith was a 1947 graduate of Morrison High School. She was employed at General Electric...
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Rickie K. Hosch

July 29, 1947 - December 31, 2015

Rickie K. Hosch, 68 of Prophetstown died Thursday December 31, 2015 at his home. He was born July 29, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, IA the son of Joseph and Dorothy (Schooly) Hosch. Rickie had retired with the rank of Major with the US Army after having served from October 13, 1966 – July 29, 2007. During which time he served 3 tours of duty in Viet Nam and was awarded the Purple Heart, 4 Bronze...
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Michael G. Kreassig

March 2, 1965 - November 25, 2015

Michael G. Kreassig, 50, of Prophetstown, died peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Winning Wheels in Prophetstown surrounded by his loving family. Born March 2, 1965 in Dubuque, Iowa he was the son of Melvin and Martha (Keohen) Kreassig. He enjoyed watching Iowa sports on TV and listening to music. He is survived by his father, Melvin Kreassig, of Dubuque; his mother, Martha...
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Theodore P. Crynock

June 29, 1940 - November 3, 2015

Theodore "Ted" P. Crynock, 75, of Prophetstown, IL, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Genesis West Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa. Ted was born on June 29, 1940 in Erie, PA; the son of Stephen and Mary E. (Detrich) Crynock. He married Helen White on May 7, 1960 in Erie, PA. Ted was employed by General Electric as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, retiring in 2005. He was a family...
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Max Walter Tieman

November 26, 1934 - September 23, 2015

Max Walter Tieman, age 80 of Prophetstown died Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Max was born November 26, 1934 in Kewanee, IL the son of Herman and Marie (Hansen) Tieman. He was a long time employee at Entnyer's in Oregon, IL, then worked as a park ranger for IDNR for several years in Oregon. Lastly he was employed by Oregon City Parks in Oregon, IL. He enjoyed following Civil War things,...
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Beulah L. Gentz

October 24, 1917 - August 30, 2015

Beulah L. Gentz, age 97 of Prophetstown went to be with her Savior and Maker on Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Downers Grove, IL. Beulah was born October 24, 1917 in Tampico, IL the daughter of Frank and May (Brady) Peterson. She married Wilbert Gentz on August 30, 1940 in Moline. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2004. Beulah worked at Berman Electric in Moline, but most of all she was a...
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Glenda J. Meadows

June 9, 1950 - August 29, 2015

Glenda J. Meadows, age 65 of Lyndon, died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. Glenda was born on June 9, 1950 in Decator, Ill.; the daughter of Ottis and Velena (Gregory) Meadows. Survivors include her mother, Velena of Lyndon; one sister, Carla (Kenneth) Royer of Naples, Fl.; one brother, Patrick (Jill) Meadows of Lyndon and many nieces and nephews. ...
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William W. Pritchard

July 31, 1939 - August 3, 2015

PROPHETSTOWN – William W. Pritchard, age 76, died Monday, August 03, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. William was born on July 31, 1939 in Morrison the son of W. Ward and Cora Louise (Teach) Pritchard. He married Connie Kimura on January 24, 1971 in San Diego, Calif. William owned and operated Bill's Musical Instrument Repair in Prophetstown for 22 years retiring in 2012....
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Elaine Faye Wolf

January 11, 1944 - May 10, 2015

Elaine Faye Wolf, age 71 of Prophetstown, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. Elaine was born on January 11, 1944 in Dixon; the daughter of William "Emmett" and Clara "Blanche" (Ackley) Johnson. She married Nathan Wolf on June 23, 1967 in Rock Falls. Elaine was employed by Climco Coils in Morrison for 15 years as an assembler. She enjoyed crafting, sewing and...
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Marjorie M. Piepho

April 1, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Marjorie M. Piepho, age 91 of Sterling formerly of Prophetstown died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Regency Center of Sterling. Marjorie was born April 1, 1924 near Prophetstown the daughter of Harm G. and Sena (Oltmanns) Klockenga. She married Roy Piepho on November 1, 1953 in Prophetstown. He preceded her in death on November 6, 1986. She and her husband farmed in the area from 1955 to 1986....
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Phyllis E Lofgren

February 16, 1923 - January 28, 2015

Phyllis Eileen Lofgren, age 91 of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Phyllis was born on February 16, 1923 in Loraine Township (Henry County), Illinois; the daughter of Forrest and Esther (Sippel) Heller. She married Fred H. Lofgren in Loraine Township on September, 4, 1942; he preceded her in death in November of 1977. Phyllis was...
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Shirley M. Blumhoff

February 2, 1927 - January 25, 2015

Shirley M. Blumhoff, age 87, of Lyndon died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, IA. Shirley was born February 2, 1927 in Prophetstown the daughter of Lyell and Belva (Arnett) Fisk. She worked at General Electric in Morrison for many years. Shirley married James Blumhoff on January 21, 1948 in Morrison. He preceded her in death in July 26, 2003. She was a member of...
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Robert "Bob" K. Meier

August 11, 1924 - January 20, 2015

Robert "Bob" K. Meier, age 90 of Prophetstown died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison. Bob was born August 11, 1924 in Prophetstown the son of August and Elsie (Taber) Meier. He married Idella Mae Bolt on September 10, 1944 in Prophetstown. Bob enlisted in the US Army in 1945, he honorably served his country as a member of the Occupational Forces on the...
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Dolores J. McDonald

December 1, 1930 - November 28, 2014

Surrounded by her loving family, Dolores J. McDonald, 84, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Lyndon IL, went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Garnett Place Retirement Community in Cedar Rapids. Born December 1, 1930 in Clinton, Iowa she was the daughter of Ernest E. and Anna J. (Aiken) Hayen. She was united in marriage to Kenneth L. McDonald on July 29, 1956 in Lyndon. Dolores...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Paulsen

November 2, 1917 - November 4, 2014

Rudolph "Rudy" R. Paulsen, age 97 of Morrison, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Rudolph was born on November 2, 1917 in Grand Mound, Iowa to John and Wilhemena (Mecklinburg) Paulsen. He was the youngest of eight children- four boys and four girls. Rudolph served in the United States Army and was a WWII Veteran. After the war, he worked for many...
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Sharon B. Nichols

September 23, 1945 - October 21, 2014

Sharon B. Nichols, age 69 of rural Sheffield, IL, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at her home. Visitation will be on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00-10:45 A.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown. Graveside service and burial will follow at Lyndon Cemetery with the Reverend Jane Courtright of Sheffield United Church of Christ, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Lyndon Area...
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Wanda L. Francis

January 31, 1946 - April 9, 2014

Wanda L. Francis, age 68 of Lyndon, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at her home. Wanda was born on January 31, 1946 in Sterling to Lyle S. and Grace (Wuebben) Finley. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1964. She married Arman D. Francis on November 21, 1964 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1991. Wanda worked as an assembler at Sterling Multi Products for 30 years...
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Hattie F. Wolever

February 14, 1923 - March 4, 2014

Hattie F. Wolever, age 91 of Prophetstown died Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Hattie was born February 14, 1923 in El Dorado Springs, MO, the daughter of Albert August and Bonnie Alice (Stingley) Freude. She married Robert D. Wolever in 1940 in Missouri, and then later divorced. She worked at Penberthy for 21 years retiring in December of 1988. Hattie also worked...
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Kenneth L. Surdez

November 25, 1946 - August 14, 2013

Kenneth L. Surdez, age 66 of Lyndon died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at his home. Kenneth was born November 25, 1946 in Moline the son of Kenneth C. and Della (Parker) Surdez. He graduated from Moline High School. Kenneth married Nancy Searle in 1969, and worked as a truck driver all his life. He also served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife Nancy Surdez of...
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Rosalie J Weber

November 11, 1933 - August 12, 2013

Rosalie Weber, 79, of Prophetstown, died at home on Monday, August 12, 2013. Rosalie was born in Rock Falls to Kenneth & Etta (Lutyens) Hasenyager on November 11, 1933. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1951 and went on to cosmetology training. She married Rollin Weber on August 15, 1952; they would have been married 61 years on Thursday. Rosalie lived in Erie for many years and...
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Rose E. Johnson

August 29, 1930 - July 29, 2013

Rose E. Johnson, 82 of Prophetstown died Monday July 29, 2013 at the home of her son in Lyndon, IL. She was born on August 29, 1930 in Dunlap, IA the daughter of John W. and Edith Pearl (Kessler) Pedersen Sr. She married John W. Wankerl Jr in 1948 who died in 1989; married in 1956 to Edwin R. Johnson who died in 1990. Then for 28 years she lived with her companion, Wallace A. Stern who died...
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Anita H. Oetzel

May 23, 1948 - June 4, 2013

Anita H. Oetzel, age 65 of Prophetstown, passed away unexpectedly in her home. Anita was born on May 23, 1948, in Morrison to Dwight and Lois (Egert) Oetzel. She attended Prophetstown schools and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduation, she worked as a medical technologist for a number of years before farming in the Prophetstown area. Anita also served as an...
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William H. Poerstel

February 22, 1929 - March 29, 2013

William H. Poerstel, age 84, of Prophetstown died Friday, March 29, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. William was born February 22, 1929 in Latrobe, PA, the son of William T. and Mary Kathryn (McKay) Poerstel. He married Joan Peters on October 19, 1957 in Cicero, IL. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown and served in the US Navy from 1946 to 1949. William...
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Virginia J Erickson

January 11, 1924 - March 19, 2013

Virginia JoAnne Erikson passed away at Sterling Pavilion on March 19, 2013, with loved ones by her side. Virginia was born on January 11, 1924, in Peoria, IL, to Raymond and Emma Davison. She was the beloved wife of Orval Erikson. They farmed in Princeville and later moved to Prophetstown, continuing their farming. After Orval's death in 1973, Virginia moved to Peoria, IL and worked at Rohn...
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Virginia JoAnne Erikson

January 11, 1924 - March 19, 2013

Virginia JoAnne Erikson passed away on March 19, 2013 at Sterling Pavilion, with her loved ones by her side. Virginia was born on January 11, 1924 in Peoria to Raymond and Emma Davidson. She was the beloved wife of Orval Erikson. They farmed in Princeville and later moved to Prophetstown, continuing their farming. After Orval's death in 1973, Virginia moved to Peoria, Illinois and worked at...
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Fred W VanDeWostine

July 13, 1924 - January 24, 2013

Fred W. VanDeWostine, age 88, of Prophetstown died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Fred was born July 13, 1924 in Geneseo, the son of Fred B. and June (Bentley) VanDeWostine. He married Florence Brooks on August13, 1944 in Davenport, IA. Fred was a member of Leon United Methodist Church in Prophetstown and Geneseo Presbyterian...
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Wayne L Wheelock

March 14, 1924 - December 19, 2012

Wayne L. Wheelock, age 88, of Prophetstown died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Alverno in Clinton. Wayne was born March 14, 1924 in Tampico, the son of Cecil and Agnes (Hanson) Wheelock. He married Betty Jane Plumley on April 2, 1941. Wayne graduated from Tampico High School and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Prophetstown and the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a...
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Alice L. Morris

August 21, 1932 - November 22, 2012

Alice L. Morris, age 80 of Prophetstown died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Alice was born August 21, 1932 in Walnut the daughter of Omar and Arleta (Dietz) Morgan. She married Clellan Morris on December 26, 1950 in Princeton, he died November 7, 1987. Alice was a lifelong farmer's wife and also worked as a receptionist at Dr. Bryan's dentistry office....
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