Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Obituaries

Randy S. Pursell

ROCK FALLS – Randy S. Pursell, 53, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Randy was born Oct. 24, 1959, in Sterling to Eldon “Sonny” and Eleanor Pursell. He married Carolyn Sword on June 26, 1998, in Sterling. Randy worked at Allied Lock in Dixon for 12 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and bowling. He loved football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; stepmother, Kathleen Pursell of Rock Falls; daughter, Amanda Pursell of Rock Falls; sons, Joshua Adams (Taylor Novak) and Jeremy Adams, both of Sterling; granddaughter, Arianna; brothers, Robby Pursell and Rodney (Maura) Pursell, both of Massachusetts; stepsisters, Deb and Dianne Snapp of Milledgeville; and stepbrother, Dan (Nancy) Snapp of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brandy Pursell; his parents; and his brother, Ricky Pursell.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Roger Carlson officiating.

A memorial has been established.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Loading more