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Obituaries

Thomas A. Denning

Thomas A. Denning
Thomas A. Denning

ROCK FALLS – Thomas A. Denning, 57, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in his sleep, at home.

Thomas was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Carl and Lucille (Keene) Denning. He married Sarah (Prochaska) Kiehl on Jan. 2, 2003, in Galena. Tom enjoyed meeting people at his yard sales and greeting the people of his church at Amazing Grace in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah; two sons, Tony (Kasandra) Denning of Rock Falls and Brian Denning of Burnsville, Minn.; one stepdaughter, Lindsay Kiehl of Cherry Valley; one stepson, Steven Kiehl of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; five sisters, Pat (Glen) Richenberger of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Kathy (Don) Petersen of Morton Grove, Rita (Kenny) Beach of Sawyer, Iowa, Joan (Joe) Kiefer of Keswick, Iowa, and Diane (Alan) Ralston of Moville, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Amazing Grace Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Loren Schlomer officiating. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Church for the Fourth of July celebration fund.

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