JUDITH K. THIELBAR
Judith K. Thielbar, 64, of Sterling, was united with the Lord, Saturday, October 29, 2005 at her home after a short illness.
Mrs. Thielbar was born April 30, 1941 in Sterling, the daughter of Richard and Dora (Dickey) Goff. She married Wayne L. Thielbar on January 10, 1961. She recently retired from Wal-Mart Supercenter and worked for General Electric for fifteen years. She loved her family dearly.
Survivors include her husband of forty-five years, Wayne Thielbar; two children, Lisa (Barton) Hobbs of Brownsville, TX and Laurie (James) Alumbaugh of Sterling; eight grandchildren, Jessica Alumbaugh, Daniel Hobbs, David Alumbaugh, Gregory Hobbs, Sally Alumbaugh, Jennifer Hobbs, Ashley Hobbs, Kristen Alumbaugh; one great-grandson, Anthony; her mother, Dora Goff of Rock Falls; three sisters, Jerie (Kenny) Tadlock of Rock Falls, Jeanne (Ron) Jamason of Rochelle, Jody (Bob) Knapp of Sterling; two brothers Lonny Goff of Brownsville, TX and Lane (Betty) Goff of Harmon; fifteen nieces and nephews; and two great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Jr. and her father, Richard Goff.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at Harvest Time Bible Church, with Dalmus Meeks, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8PM Monday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling.
A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
Ronald L. Anspach
Sterling - Ronald L. Anspach, died Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Coventry Village. He was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. until retiring after forty-two years on August 1, 1975.
Mr. Anspach was born September 12, 1911 in Morrison, the son of Harvey and Grace (Parnham) Anspach . He married Virginia Amsbaugh on July 16, 1932. She preceded him in death on April 1960.
Survivors are three daughters, Luzetta (Tom) Maxwell of Sterling, Mary Ellen Hampton of Eagan, MN, Ronetta (Donald) Smith of Rock Falls; three step-daughters; one son, Kenneth (Margaret) Anspach of Byron; three sisters, Ida Engelkens of Freeport, Irene Miller of Rock Falls, Janice Larson of Colona; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Anspach, one grandson, and four sisters.
Private family services will be held with Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. There will be no visitation.
Dr. Woo-Young Kim
Dr. Woo-Young Kim, 60, of Sterling passed away Wednesday September 28, 2005, in Seoul, Korea. He traveled to Korea with his wife to visit family and celebrate his mother’s birthday, and was with his wife and brother when he passed.
Dr. Woo-Young Kim was born on January 31, 1945 in Chuncheon, South Korea. In the midst of the Korean War, his father, Dr. Young-Il Kim, and mother, Tae-Hong (Min) Kim, narrowly escaped execution by the North Korean forces and fled their home with their small children to Jinju, South Korea, where they remained after the war ended.
After graduating from Jinju High School with high honors, Woo-Young attended Seoul National University where he received his undergraduate and medical degrees. He served his required three years in the South Korean military as an army doctor before immigrating to the United States with his first wife, Linda, and the first two of their four children.
Dr. Kim worked at Christ (Community) Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL, before settling in the Sauk Valley area in 1979. Locally, Dr. Kim worked as a physician at Partners in Health, ChiroMed, CGH, and a community nursing home.
A man of great intellect, Dr. Kim enjoyed reading historical and political books, assembling jigsaw puzzles, and assembling and collecting model ships. Dr. Kim was also a very talented musician, often singing and playing the mandolin at home and in community cantatas.
Dr. Woo-Young Kim was survived by his wife, Rita O’Bryan of Sterling, IL; his four children, Jason Kim of Chicago, IL, Anna Kim of Dubuque, IA, Elisabeth (Michael) Pfeiffer of Normal, IL, and Grace Kim of Montclair, NJ; his mother, Tae-Hong Kim; and his siblings, Tae-Young Kim, Dae-Young Kim, and Mi-Ryung Lee.
Dr. Woo-Young Kim was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Young-Il Kim, and his brother, Hwa-Young Kim.
A funeral service was held in Seoul, Korea on October 2, 2005. A local visitation will be held on October 30, 2005 from 12:00–2:00pm at The Schilling Funeral Home, located at 702 First Avenue in Sterling, IL. A brief service will follow at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, his family is asking that contributions be made for a scholarship in Dr. Woo-Young Kim’s name at Sauk Valley Community College.
Robert Dean Seloover
Sterling - Robert Dean Seloover, 87, of Sterling, died Monday, October 17, 2005 at his home. He was employed as a Labor Foreman for Ringland-Johnson Construction Company.
Mr. Seloover was born March 22, 1918 in Sterling, the son of Wilbur Dean and Emilie (Stern) Seloover. He was in the 1st Division of the US Army during WW II serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres of operations, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He married Olive Maxey on November 8, 1941. He was a member of the Sterling American Legion.
Survivors are two daughters, Sharon (Dave) Boyles of Morrison, Kathy (Jim) Kozar of Burlington, IL; two sons, R. Richard (Jan) Seloover of Elgin, Gale Seloover of Rock Falls; two sisters, Mary (Herman) Rosenow of Morrison, Pat Seloover of Muncie, IN; one brother, Keith (Mary) Seloover of Sterling; 12 grandchildren, Ryan, Shayna, Eric, Marisa, Ellen, Becky, Jamie, Stephanie, Jim, Benjamin, Justin, Taylor; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth, Edgar, Donald, and James.
Services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Donald Lewis officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation will be from 5-8, Friday and 9-10, Saturday at the Funeral Home, Sterling, IL.
A memorial has been established.
Vivian M. Eakle
Rock Falls - Vivian M. Eakle, 92, died Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Coventry Village surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Eakle was born April 10, 1913 in Kasbeer, IL, the daughter of William and Grace B. (Woltz) Kitzmiller. She married Urban C. Eakle October 15, 1932 in Sterling. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a past member of Moose Lodge #726 Women. She loved gardening and baking.
Survivors are a daughter, Sheryl Pendgraft (Bob) Clapp; a son, Norman (Sue) Eakle both of Sterling; a sister Violet Green of Rockford; five grandchildren, Rhonda (Michael) Miller of Sterling, Curtis Eakle of Chicago, Bradley (Nell) Eakle of Sterling, LeAnne (Steve) Olson of Rockton, Kristen (Michael) Bauer of Sterling; and four great-grandchildren Matthew Miller, Samantha Olson, Kaitlyn and Grace Bauer.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Oehlert of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at the Coloma Twp. Cemetery, Rock Falls. Visitation will be 6-8, Friday, October 7th at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling.
A memorial has been established to St. John's Lutheran Church.
EARL F. WOLF
STERLING - Earl F. Wolf, 88, of Sterling died September 24, 2005 in Green Cove Springs, FL. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service.
Mr. Wolf was born in Sterling on February 14, 1917, the son of Fred and Rena Wolf. He married Irene Bressler. He served in the army during WWII and earned a Bronze Star. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling and a member of the American Legion Post #902 Rock Falls.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years; a son, Earl (Carolyn) Wolf, Jr. of Wichita, KS; a daughter, Diane E. (Robert) Frost of Boca Raton, FL; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were four sisters and one brother.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Monday, October 10, 2005 at the Schilling Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:30-11 at the Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established at the First United Methodist Church.
Velma M. Car-Skaden
Victoria, TX - Velma M. Car-Skaden, 91, formerly of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in Victoria. She was a bookkeeper for Car-Skaden Brake Service until retiring.
Mrs. Car-Skaden was born March 28, 1914 in Sterling, the daughter of Walter R. and Effie Mae (Null) Landis. She married Clarence B. Car-Skaden on June 13, 1936 in Sterling. He preceded her in death June 16, 1995. She taught Sunday School at the Rock Falls United Methodist Church for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Church Women. She was an active member of the Sinissippi Rod and Gun Club, enjoyed traveling extensively with their Airstream travel trailer and belonged to the Wally-Byam Caravan Club International and the National Campers and Hikers Association.
Survivors are two daughters, Mary Jane (O.D.) Atwell of Victoria, TX, Nancy (Kenneth) Dodillet of Dixon; a sister, Dorothy Landis Warren of Tampico; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday, October 7, 2005 at the Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Thomson of Rock Falls United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be 4-6 PM, Thursday, October 9, 2005 at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, IL.
A memorial has been established at the Rock Falls United Methodist Church
ROBERT L. SHAFFER
Robert L. Shaffer, 83 died Sunday October 2, 2005 at Willow Wood Nursing Home. He was employed by National Manufacturing as an engineer.
Robert was born May 1, 1922 in DeKalb, the son of Lloyd E. and Marjorie (Dole) Shaffer. He served in the United States Navy from 1941- 1945. He married HelenLea Hanson on July 1, 1943 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2001. He was a member of Elks Club and a past president of the Jaycees.
Survivors include one daughter, Shawn L. (Bill) Strecker of Chicago; two sons, Dr. Peter B. (Jeanne) Shaffer of Conway, SC and Jonathan R. (Lee) Shaffer of Lafayette, CA; two sisters Betty Lou (Elwin) of Grand Rapids, MI and Jane Chaffee of Milledgeville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sally Sipperly and one grandchild, Michael King.
Graveside services will be at 2 PM Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Riverside Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Irene Schick, 92, formerly of Dixon, died Monday, September 19, 2005 at Sterling Pavilion. She and her husband owned and operated Schick's Paint & Wallpaper in Rock Falls from 1948 to 1969.
Mrs. Schick was born November 4, 1912, the daughter of Benjamin and (Emma Krug) Gagestter. She married John T. Schick on November 4, 1932 in Dixon. He preceded her in death in 1973. She was an active member of I.O.O.F, Moose Lodge #726 Women, Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed cooking and singing.
Survivors include two sons, John J. Schick and Steven Schick both of Sterling; a daughter, Eleanor E. Komay of Sterling; two grandchildren, Steven Allen Schick, Jr., Brandy Schick; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, at Riverside Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, IL.
A memorial has been established.
Juanita C. McCoy
SENECA, IL - Juanita C. McCoy , 51, died Saturday, September 17, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria after a sudden illness. She retired from Management at the Exelon Nuclear Station. Juanita was a graduate of Sterling High School, Sauk Valley Community College and Blackhawk Community College. She enjoyed sports, and coached Little League. She also was a Team Leader for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. She served as a volunteer for the Salvation Army in Ottawa. Juanita was also a part time D.J.Juanita was always willing to give a helping hand to those in need and continued to do so by giving the gift of life to others.
Juanita C. McCoy was born November 24, 1953 in Eddie, TX, the daughter of Moises and Emilia Garcia Cantu, Sr.She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Seneca.
She is survived by two sons, Daniel McCoy of Moline and Ashton McCoy of Seneca; her father, Moises Cantu, Sr. of Sterling; three brothers, Moises Cantu, Jr., Ignacio (Adela) Cantu, and Crispin (Lissa) Cantu, all of Sterling; seven sisters, Amparo Hernandez of Mexico, Dora Brooks, Anita (Jesse) Perez, Apolinar (Bonifacio) Marquez all of Sterling, Joan (Manuel) Lemus of Mendota, Emilia (Carlos) Acevez of Hampton, Estella (Javier) Ramirez of Belvidere; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; two sisters in infancy; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:30 AM Thursday, September 22, 2005 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2005 from 5-8 PM, at the Schilling Funeral Home with a Rosary service beginning at 7 PM.
A memorial has been established.
Freda M. Koster
Sterling - Freda M. Koster, 94, died Thursday, September 15, 2005 at CGH Medical Center.
Mrs. Koster was born September 13, 1911 in Georgetown, OH, the daughter of Charles and Sarah Adeline (Wardlow) Martin. She graduated from nursing school and served as Captain in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II in the European Theater. She married Walter F. Koster on October 27, 1945 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1995. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sterling.
Survivors are one daughter, Marna Koster of Denver, CO; one son, Brian (Barbara) Koster of St. Paul, MN; and two grandchildren, Kyle Koster and Sarah Koster.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deva Koster and a son, Bruce Koster.
Services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at the Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Sarah Schaffner officiating. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM, Wednesday, at the Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established.