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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Austin,Udell,Lamb,And,Cochran Families ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Austin - Rock Falls, IL

“Marilyn was my first boss at when I started working at Scott's Dime Store. She was a wonderful lady and we all learned from her. I can still...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Becky Rhodes - Sterling, IL

“What a special lady she was. When Tim and I came to town she always made it a point to come see us. I pray that God is with Art and Jessica and the...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mechelle Wadelton - Hot Springs , AR

“It has been our pleasure to care for Marilyn. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many but not forgotten. God Bless!!! ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Whiteside HomeCare

“So sorry for your loss. What a shock! Praying for you all. Really enjoyed my time with Marilyn. Will miss her. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Katherine Hans. RN. Whiteside Homecare - IL

“They say it is not the miles,but the years that catch up with us in the end. The entire family can be so proud to have of the accomplishments marilyn...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: ED& Ludy Bontty - san diego, CA

“she will be missed. prayers for the family ”
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ROCK FALLS – Marilyn J. Appenzeller, age 74, died Friday February 22, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
Marilyn was born on May 17, 1938 in Rock Falls the daughter of Lloyd and Leona (Alberts) Palmer. She married Jack Appenzeller on August 19, 1962. Marilyn was a Florist for many years, employed for 30 years at Scott's Store in Rock Falls and 20 years at the Red Apple in Rock Falls. She was a 40 year member of the Rock Falls Eagle's Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Jackie Holbrook of Sterling, Christine (Art) Como of Rock Falls, Sharon (Bob) Spease of Jacksonville, Ark., Beth (Matt) Wicklund of Hummelstown, Pa.; four sons, Michael Appenzeller of Jacksonville, Fla., Joe (Christina) Appenzeller, Art (Lori) Walters and Kevin Walters all of Rock falls; two sisters, Jean Pleskovitch of Dixon and Carol (Ray) Carlson of Sterling; two sister-in-laws, Betti Appenzeller, Betty Ward of Rock Falls; one brother-in-law, Frank Fisher of Rock Falls; 18 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Shirley Bell; one son, Lester Appenzeller; brother-in-law, Gene Bell; sister-in-law, Pat Fisher.