Obituaries

Audrey Brown

Audrey Brown

January 1, 1931 — May 23, 2020
Service: No Services

MILLEDGEVILLE – Audrey D. Brown, 89, of Mount Carroll, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Audrey was born in Lyndon on January 1, 1931, the daughter of Arthur and Edna (Parnhum) Brandt. She married Oscar Brown, Sr. on November 10, 1975 in Mount Carroll. He predeceased her on December 6, 1985. Audrey worked as a secretary at Northwest Plumbing for many years, only recently retiring at the age of 88. She was a member of Duchtown Church of...

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Billie Anne Metzler

Billie Anne Metzler

July 23, 1930 — May 22, 2020
Service: Private Service

STERLING – Billie Anne Metzler, age 89, died Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling. Billie was born on July 23, 1930 in Harlan, Ky. She married Everett M. Metzler on October 2, 1954 in Kensington, Md. He died on June 17, 2011. Billie was a homemaker and member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include two daughters, Nanice (Greg) Hylton of Dixon and Nanette Metzler of Rochelle; two sons, Michael...

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Virginia Ann Warren

Virginia Ann Warren

August 31, 1930 — May 21, 2020
Service: No Services

Virginia Ann Warren, age 89 formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Rock Falls Rehab and Health Care Center. Virginia was born on August 31, 1930 in Dixon, the daughter of John and Ellen (Hill) Schmall. She married John Warren, Sr. in 1961. He preceded her in death. Virginia worked at KSB for many years. She enjoyed drinking her coffee and spending time with family and friends. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother and friend to...

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Wanda L. Engelkens

Wanda L. Engelkens

September 12, 1933 — May 20, 2020
Service: No Services

STERLING – Wanda Lea Engelkens, age 86, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling. Wanda was born on September 12, 1933 in Malvern the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Monier) Bushman. She married Allan Engelkens on September 12, 1950 in Morrison. Wanda was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling. She was previously a 4-H Leader and was active with her kids' school activities and sports. ...

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Carol J. Steinhagen

Carol J. Steinhagen

June 28, 1943 — May 20, 2020
Service: No Services

Carol J. Steinhagen, age 76 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Carol was born on June 28, 1943 in Coatesville, PA, the daughter of Vernon and Alice (Jones) Shetler. She married Lawrence "Larry" Steinhagen on October 23, 1965 in Sterling. Carol worked at National Manufacturing for 25 years before retiring. She enjoyed cooking and baking and her Christmas frosted sugar cookies were a family favorite...

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Donna Dowd

Donna Dowd

April 1, 1949 — May 19, 2020
Service: May 22, 2020

ROCK FALLS – Donna S. Dowd, 71 of Rock Falls died Tuesday May 19, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Donna was born on April 1, 1949 in Rockford, the daughter of Clifford and Vivian (Johnson) Janssen. She married Donald Dowd on June 3, 1972 in Sterling. He died April 9, 2008. Donna had served as a teacher at Rock Falls Middle School for 34 years retiring in 2005. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Rock Falls. ...

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Glen R. Kuhlemier

Glen R. Kuhlemier

December 23, 1934 — May 19, 2020
Service: No Services

ROCK FALLS – Longtime community servant and public official, Glen R. Kuhlemier, 85 of Rock Falls died Tuesday May 19, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Glen was born on December 23, 1934 near Pearl City, Illinois, the son of Verlin and Gladys (Daehler) Kuhlemier. He along with his family moved to Rock Falls in 1942. After attending Thome, Merrill and Rock Falls Township High School, he graduated from Lanark High School in 1953....

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Betty J. Wescott

Betty J. Wescott

February 13, 1932 — May 19, 2020
Service: May 23, 2020

Betty Jane Wescott, age 88, of Rock Falls died early Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020 at the Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Betty was born on February 13, 1932 in Sterling, Illinois. She was the daughter of Otis Charles Frederick Kicksey and Violet Mae (Modler.) She married William "Bill" Wescott on November 18,1951 in Rock Falls. Her husband was a firefighter for the city of Rock Falls and died at the young age of 45. She worked at...

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Anthony  J. Fleming

Anthony J. Fleming

December 16, 1959 — May 17, 2020
Service: No Services

STERLING – Anthony J. Fleming, 60, of Sterling, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home. Anthony was born in Sycamore on December 16, 1959, and grew up in Warrenville, the son of William and Mary (DiNunzio) Fleming. Survivors include five sisters, Patricia Fleming of Henderson, NV, Maria Fleming of Charleston, SC, Donna Fleming of Oceanside, CA, Janet Fleming of Springfield, MO, and Colleen Breslin of Henderson, NV; one brother, Dan...

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Charles "Adam" Angell

Charles "Adam" Angell

March 3, 1992 — May 16, 2020
Service: May 23, 2020

NELSON – Charles "Adam" Angell, age 28, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Adam was born on March 3, 1992 in Glendale, Ariz. the son of Rodney and Tonya (Heather) Angell. He was employed as a Diesel Mechanic with Andrew Trucking in Dixon. Adam loved the outdoors. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, boating, fishing, camping and spending time with family. Survivors include his...

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