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Obituaries

Julia Louise Rombout

DIXON – Julia Louise (Mershon) Rombout, 51, of Dixon, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was employed as a developmental therapist and supervisor of the Early Intervention Program at Kreider Services in Dixon. She loved her position, her colleagues and especially all the children and their families whom she helped for more than 22 years.

Julia was born July 6, 1962, in Rochelle, the daughter of Roger and Elizabeth (Bates) Mershon. She attended Sterling schools, graduating from Sterling High School and Northern Illinois University. 

Survivors include her parents, Roger and Elizabeth Mershon, one daughter, Erin (Clarence Greer) Rombout, of Rockford; one son, Alex Rombout, of Dixon; one sister, Theresa (Blair) Samuelson, of Medford, Ore.; one brother, Jeffrey Mershon, of Delray Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Hailee Chavirs, Carl Greer and Lilly Greer; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins; and her former husband, Dennis Rombout.

Julia’s family extends heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Fauzia G. Khatak, M.D., the SwedishAmerican Cancer Center and Heartland Hospice for the loving care they gave to Julia.

Please join us to celebrate Julia’s life at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Jeff Coester, of The Big Red Church in Sterling, officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m to 5:45 p.m., prior to memorial service.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to post condolences.

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