STERLING – Shirley T. Kilberg, 80, of Sterling, died Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, at her home.
She was born May 19, 1937, in Sterling, the daughter of Clarence T. and Bernice A. (Bete) Skrogstad. Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Sterling High School. She married Donald Kilberg on June 29, 1957, in Sterling. She had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. John Readel, DDS, in Sterling for 14 years, retiring in 1995. She also had been an assistant preschool teacher. Shirley was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling, and a member of CGH Medical Center Auxiliary. Shirley was a strong and inspirational woman who fought cancer for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Donald; daughter, Beth Ann (Ron) Walsh of Webster, New York; son, Craig (Becky) Kilberg of Rock Falls; sisters, Sally (Terry) Kuchel of Sterling and Sophia Haan of Batavia; three grandsons; and one stepgrandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Sonja Jane Skrogstad; and her brother, Jack Skrogstad.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 Monday, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Gary Dekoekkoek officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethel Reformed Church or Hospice of the Rock River Valley.