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Curtis Waggoner

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Curtis Waggoner, 63, of Sterling, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. He was an engineering technician with the Department of Agriculture for 35 years, retiring in December 2007.

Curtis was born Oct. 14, 1948, in Anamosa, Iowa, the son of Nathaniel R. and Glenda M. (McElvania) Waggoner. He married Kaye Schiller on June 21, 1975, in Woodstock. He was a member of the Rock River Road Runners, and enjoyed golfing and biking. 

Curtis started his own version of the Ironman Triathlon. This October is the 10th anniversary of the Noodleman, which consists of running, biking, breakfast and frisbee golf. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Kaye of Sterling; two daughters, Stacie (Brad) Dixon of Freeport and Jennifer Waggoner of Chicago; two sons, Jay Waggoner of Woodstock and Jeff (Raquel) Waggoner of Lisle; two brothers, Gary (Wanda) Waggoner of Boulder, Colo., and Dennis (Terri) Waggoner of Germantown Hills; and two grandchildren, Piper and Liam Waggoner.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Private family burial will be at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice and Home and Westwood Sports Complex. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon for the care given to them and their loved one.

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