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Raymond F. Sachs

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Raymond F. Sachs

DIXON – Raymond F. Sachs, 89, of Dixon, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

His work history included Raynor Garage Doors, Henry Pratt Co. and Admiral, all in Dixon, and Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling. He retired from Woods Equipment in Oregon in 1992. He also worked part-time for Eyelet Products and Dixon Machine Shop.

Raymond was born on May 25, 1924, in LaFayette Township, Ogle County, the son of Louie George and Rose Sadie (Schaneberg) Sachs. He married Barbara Louise Hubbard on Sept. 26, 1948, in Rochelle. She preceded him in death on June 26, 2013. Ray loved wood and metal working and was always busy crafting something for someone.

Survivors include one son, Ray (Margo) Sachs of Cookeville, Tenn.; two daughters, Susan (Robert) Shuttleworth of San Diego, Calif. and Jo Ann Burkholder of Dixon; four grandchildren, Charles (Faith) Sachs of Amboy, Joshua Sachs of Sterling, Adam Shuttleworth of San Diego,and Tyler Burkholder of Rockford; and two great-grandchildren, Hope and Emily Sachs of Amboy.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Nancy Sachs; one grandson, Jeremy Burkholder; and one sister, Lois Steder.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cheri Stewart, pastor of Prophetstown United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mike Jones, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

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