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Obituaries

Richard L. ‘Dick’ McKenna

Richard L. 'Dick' McKenna
Richard L. 'Dick' McKenna

STERLING- Richard L. “Dick” McKenna, 87, of Sterling, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

Richard was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Sterling, the son of Joseph and Marie (Lefevre) McKenna. He married Leona Coppotelli on Oct. 1, 1960, in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2017.  Dick was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. He served in the Marine Corps.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie (Jerry) Lindsey of Lake Villa; one son, Brad (Diana) McKenna of North Aurora; two brothers, Wayne (Becky) McKenna of Sterling and Ron (Mary) McKenna of Medford Oregon; one sister, Marlene Cathelyn of Loveland, Colorado; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

He also was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Marie.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation in Sterling. Mass of the Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church in Sterling, with the Rev. James Keenan officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling with full military honors.

A memorial has been established to American Cancer Society.

Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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