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Obituaries

Merrill T. Geesey

STERLING – Merrill Thomas Geesey, 98, of Sterling, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Regency Care of Sterling. He was employed at the former Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. for 32 years, before retiring.

Merrill was born June 2, 1919, in Milledgeville, the son of Henry Pulver and Mary Geesey. He married Sarah Joan Shirley in Rockford. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah of Sterling; one daughter, Carol (Vernon) Schwenk of Ocala, Florida; one son, Merrill A. Geesey of Rock Falls; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, and the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation in Sterling, with the Rev. Leo Patterson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling.

Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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