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William B. Edwards

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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William B. Edwards

STERLING – “In the space of one breath, a bright light blinked out.” William Bradford Edwards, 79, of Sterling, marched into heaven Tuesday, April 1, 2014, reuniting with his beloved wife, Patricia.

He was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Hartford, Conn., a son of John and Frances (McIntyre) Edwards. He married Patricia R. Fetko on Aug. 4, 1956, in Suffield, Conn. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2010. He was a salesman for various organizations during his lifetime.

Surviving are his children, Elaine (Martin) Vega, Karen Shaffer, Beverly (Brian) Sheley, Julie (Angel) Montanez, and James (Melissa) Edwards, all of Sterling; eight grandchildren, Adam, Molly, Madeleine, Analiese, Jordan, Alexandra, Avery, and McIntyre; and two great-grandchildren, Elin and Emelia. 

He also was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister. 

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established.

We will love you till the twelve of never, and that is a long, long time. On the wings of love is the only way to fly.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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