Obituaries

Sheryl Coy

Sheryl Coy, 66, of Rock Falls, died Sunday January 27, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home.  Sheryl was born June 5, 1952 the daughter of Elmer and Lois (VanGuilder) Bartz. She married Randy Coy on February 26, 1972 in Sterling.  He preceded her in death on April 30, 1990.   Survivors include one son Jeremy…read more »

Chelbie Lynn Altepeter

Chelbie Lynn Altepeter, age 65, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Chelbie was born on July 22, 1953 in Sterling, the daughter of Clifford and Vera (Bruns) Rosene.  She attended Tampico Schools and worked for many years at Dixon State School.  Chelbie loved to play games and enjoyed her large extended…read more »

Chad Aaron Walker

Chad Aaron Walker, age 48, of Prophetstown, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Morrison Community Hospital. Chad was born October 18, 1970 in Sterling the son of Terry and Barbara (Munz) Walker.  He was employed at Rock River Lumber and Grain as a truck driver for many years.  Chad enjoyed fishing on the river, hunting…read more »

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Melody “Mel” Ann LeRette

  Melody “Mel” Ann LeRette, 65, of Dixon died January 19, 2019 at University of Wisconsin in Madison WI.  Melody was born November 29, 1953 in Dixon the daughter of Herman and Hazel (Amlong) Madison Sr.. She married David LeRette on November 17, 1996 in Dixon. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2017.   Survivors…read more »

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Debra Ann Fulkerson

Debra Ann Fulkerson, known by most as “Mama Deb”, age 65 of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Florida. Debra was born on May 1, 1953 in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of Newton and Maude (Smith) Merchant. She married Lloyd Fulkerson, Jr. on March 12, 1970 in Clinton, IA. She enjoyed cooking, reading,…read more »

Barbara Ann Reuter

Barbara Ann Reuter, age 70, of Ohio, died January 23, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Barbara was born July 11, 1948 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Robert D. and Elaine (Shoobridge) Kirsch.  She married Donald Reuter on April 16, 1966 in Warren, MI and was employed at Perry Memorial Hospital as a…read more »

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Betty Ann McArdle

Betty Ann McArdle, age 77 of Sterling, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at her home. Betty was born on January 27, 1941 in Wheaton, Illinois, the daughter of Merwin C. and Jeanette Alice (McAtic) Kuykendall. She married James McArdle in January 1963 in Urbana. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2000. She was…read more »

Patrick L. “P.A.” Alumbaugh

Patrick L. “P.A.” Alumbaugh, 60, of Rock Falls, died on Thursday morning, January 24, 2019 at The Maple Crossings of Amboy. He was born on January 26, 1958 in Moline to John and Edna (Schatz) Alumbaugh. He was an auto body technician for many years working at many local body shops.  He had a passion…read more »

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