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Obituaries

Sarah Joan Geesey

STERLING – Sarah Joan Geesey, 95, of Sterling, died, Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Regency Care of Sterling.

Sarah was born October 6, 1924, in Maquoketa, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Anna Shirley. She married Merrill Thomas Geesey in Rockford. He preceded her in death on August 10, 2017. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling.

Survivors include her daughter, Carole (Vernon) Schwenk of Ocala, Florida; three grandchildren, Tammy (Mike) Wells, Curt (Barb) Newlon and Brian Geesey and one great-grandson, Brandon Vesel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill; son, Merrill JR.; three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Schilling Funeral Home and Cremation, Sterling, with Reverend Leo Patterson, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to services at the funeral home.

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

Condolences may be sent to www.schillingfuneralhome.com. 

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