GENESEO — Lyle R. Peterson, 91, was called to his eternal home on March 24, 2020, after a courageous battle with ALS. A private graveside funeral service will be held Monday, March 30, 2020, at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Reverend Jeff French will officiate. A private family visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the ALS Association and sent to Vandemore Funeral Home, 580 E. Ogden Avenue, Geneseo, IL, 61254. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial service to celebrate Lyle's life will be scheduled at a later date at Faith Baptist Church, Geneseo.
Lyle Richard Peterson was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Aledo, Ill., son of Earl M. and Minnie E. (Olomon) Peterson. He married Mary Lou Nicholson in 1950. She passed away in 1975. He later married Marjorie Eck of Union, Ohio. She passed away in March 2019. Lyle graduated from Sherrard High School and was employed by John Deere Harvester for 37 years. He retired as a supervisor of Engineering Records. He served on the Colona School Board from 1952 to 1970. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, Geneseo, and served as deacon, a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, treasurer, leader of the Senior Saints and fulfilled many needs that arose. He loved and served Jesus, whom he came to know as Savior when he was 33 years old. He was dearly loved by his family and those who knew him. He had a smile and a joke for everyone. He was a man of wisdom, a great father and Godly example.
He is survived by his six children, Karyn (Lee) Eck, Janet Sanderlin, Linda (Bill) Duncan, Richard, James and Kristine Peterson; 16 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and many stepgreat-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Daryl Peterson; and sister, Ruth Dabrowski.
He was preceded in death by his first and second wives; his son-in-law, Tim Sanderlin; three brothers, Wayne, Ward and Robert; and stepdaughter, Leslie Fuller.
Lyle's family would like to express their profound thanks to Heartland Hospice, their wonderful staff and to Jennifer Randolph for all of their loving care.
ROCK ISLAND — Dorothy R. Worman, 98, of Rock Island, passed away Monday March 23, 2020, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Services will be private at this time. A public memorial service and celebration of Dorothy's life will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan, IL.
She was the former Dorothy Ruth Epperly, adopted daughter of Harry Glen and Laura Isabelle (Brockway) Epperly of Letts, Iowa.
Dorothy married Harold F. Worman in Canton, Mo., on Nov. 1, 1941. Harold preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2007.
Dorothy retired from Lutheran Hospital in February of 1975.
She was a longtime member of 15th Avenue Christian Church, Rock Island. She enjoyed fishing and spending winters in Yuma, Ariz.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Worman-Solis; and her husband, Frank, Rock Island; sons, John (Mike) Worman, and his wife, Diane, Babcock Ranch, Fla., and Robert (Bob) Worman, Rock Island; grandchildren, Eric Worman and Kellie Arteaga; great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Justin and Ryan; and nephews, Arthur (Linda) Betts Jr. and Paul (Christine) Epperly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Clifford, Donald and Myrton Epperly.
CANTON — Dr. Julio A. Ramos, 61, of Canton, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2020, while working in the emergency department at Graham Hospital, Canton, Ill. A private funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Jerry Rafalko will officiate. The service will be live-streamed on the Vandemore Funeral Home Facebook page for family and friends not able to attend due to COVID-19 guidelines. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and a private inurnment will be held later in Lima, Peru. Memorials may be directed to the Dr. Julio Ramos Memorial Fund.
Julio was born Oct. 10, 1958, the son of Wilfredo Orlando Ramos Valdivieso and Isabel Estela Garcia Ramos Aquilar, in Lima, Peru. He graduated high school in Peru, and later received his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Catholic faith. Dr. Ramos was a longtime family physician with Dr. Satkauskas and Dr. Jeffries at UnityPoint. He also practiced as an emergency room physician at Graham Hospital, Canton, Ill., and Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Julio O. Ramos, Los Angeles, Calf., and Luis Angel Ramos, Peru; and special friend, Carolyn Cathelyn, Annawan, Ill.
ROCK ISLAND — Karen Aanerud Sanders, 76, of Rock Island, died March 23, 2020, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Kidney Foundation.
Karen was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Feb. 14, 1944, a daughter of Henry “Hank” A. and Ilene May Jorenby Aanerud.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Payton; children, Joyce Batterson, Tera (Troy) Schmelzer, Deren (Michelle) Batterson and Tana (Tommy) Sanders, Tennessee; 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
EAST MOLINE — Pauline L. Medina, 85, East Moline, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at her home. Private family services will be held and burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Pauline was born April 28, 1934, in Davenport, the daughter of Manuel and Juanita (Juarez) Ramirez. She married Guadalupe Medina on Oct. 10, 1958, in Davenport. He died Jan. 2, 2008. Pauline retired from the Rock Island County Treasurer's office. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline; the Legion of Mary at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; and the VFW 8890 Women's Auxiliary. She was an amazing cook who enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, shopping and occasional trips to the casinos. Pauline was blessed to be a caregiver to her mother.
Survivors include her children, Loretta (Richard) Bergez, of Ankeny, Iowa, Ellie (Tim) Randleman, of Silvis, Guadalupe “Chauch” (Jo) Medina, of Rock Island; grandchildren, Cassandra Nord, Rachel Bergez, Ryan Bergez, Andrew Randleman, Lauren Randleman, Emily Bergez; stepgrandchildren, Shannon and Mishel; four great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; siblings, Lucy (James) Seusy, Vallejo, Calif., Maryanne Mejorado, Davenport, Helen Doeckel, East Moline, Mike Ramirez, Springfield, Ohio, Margaret Overton, Chris Tamayo, Manuel “Fred” Ramirez Jr., Ramona Garcia and Connie (Ray) Lohf, all of Davenport; and brother-in-law, Vince Medina, Rockford; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Tony, Tom and Lydia.
The family would like to thank Mercy Medina, Connie and Ray Lohf, lifelong friend Georgia Herrera, Alternatives, Help at Home, Genesis Hospice and the many neighbors and friends who were so good to Pauline.