Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez

  • Born: January 29, 1952
  • Died: March 23, 2016
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Teresa (Grennan) Rodriguez, 64 of Sterling died Wednesday March 23, 2016 at CGH Medical Center.

She was born on January 29, 1952 in Sterling, the daughter of Matthew and Helen (Blackburn) Grennan. She attended St. Mary Grade School and was a graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School. Teresa married J. Arnold Rodriguez on April 24, 1971 in Sterling. She had worked for 16 years (1985-2001) at Wahl Clipper Corporation in Sterling and was the lead person in Foreign Shipping. Teresa was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and a sports fanatic. Teresa always looked forward for travel visits to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold; four daughters: Bridget (Robert) Mena Jr of Burke, VA, Jennifer (Jason) Babin of South Bend, IN, Helen (Seth) Nelson of Chesterfield, MO and Melissa (Nick) Kyarsgaard of Galt, IL; ten grandchildren: Bobby Mena, Sonia Mena, Jake Babin, Jamie Babin, Nathan Sharp, Kaylyn Sharp, Jack Nelson, Corey Kyarsgaard, Kinnick Kyarsgaard and Lucas Kyarsgaard; one great grand daughter due soon, Marlee Babin; seven sisters: Norma McDonald of Sterling, Kay Adams of Sterling, Peggy (Jerry) McDonnell of Rock Hill, SC, Virginia Propheter of Baltimore, MD, Nancy McGinn of Sterling, Sally (Bert) Davis of Rock Falls and Martha Hurd of Grove City, OH; two brother: James (Juana) Grennan of Scottsdale, AZ and Pat "Dugan" (Karla) Grennan of Maynard, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters: Susie Kostoff and Judy Grennan.

Visitation will take place on Sunday March 27, 2016 from 4-8 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 600 Avenue B in Sterling, IL. with the Rosary being recited at 3:45 PM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 10:30 AM in the church with the Reverend James R. Keenan, Pastor and Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincere condolences to Teresa's husband and family. Teresa is now with God and has no more pain.
My parents John & Betty Meyer were friends of Teresa's mother and father and I have known Jim for many years. I graduated from Newman High class of '59.
Our condolences also go out to all the Grennan family. Even though there will be an empty feeling in the heart I'm sure all will celebrate her life as a wife, mother, grandmother & sister. May God bless the entire family.

Posted by Bob & Jean Meyer - Henderson, NV - Acquaintance   March 27, 2016

How lucky I am to have been a friend of Teresa. To many of us, she was always our guidance, our best listener, and our directional finder to life's meaning. She was important to many of us growing up and showed us how to meet life's challenges with dignity and responsibility. I will never forget her.

And to her children and their families, you are far luckier than any of us ever were. I have a prayer for her.

Posted by Bob Rose - Fond du Lac, WI - Friend   March 27, 2016

My deepest condolences to the family. Teresa was such a wonderful person, always a small on here face when you saw her. May God comfort you at this time.

Mary Ellen and Louie Segneri

Posted by Mary Ellen Segneri - Oregon, IL - Friend   March 27, 2016

Teresa was a grand person. Enjoyed all of grade school and high school with her. Great Lady

Posted by Tim McMillin    March 27, 2016

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Our sympathy to the family. Prayers for all.

Posted by Kathy (Miller) McMunn - Dixon, IL - Friend   March 26, 2016

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Missy, Nick and family,
I was deeply saddened to read of your Mother's passing. My family and I extend our deepest sympathy to both of you and your entire family. Hold on tight to all of those precious memories you have of her, as they will help to keep her alive in your hearts forever. May God grant all of you the comfort and strength you need to face the days that lie ahead.
With deepest sympathy and friendship,
Dianne, Ed, Lola Jean, Sue, Randy, Candace, Lucas & Hunter

Posted by Dianne Behrens - Morrison, IL   March 26, 2016

Praying for all of you at this time of tremendous loss......a mother is so precious to each of us and I know you each loved her in such a special way. May the Lord and His Mother, Mary, be there to comfort you and ease your pain. And please know that I will remember your Mom in my prayers and Masses as well. Each of you also will be remembered in prayer as you walk this painful path and say farewell on earth to one so dear to so many. PEACE BE WITH YOU! Father Kramer

Posted by Father Richard R. Kramer - HARMON, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

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we were heartbroken to hear of teresa's passing. always enjoyed our talks. know grandma helen was once again at the gate to welcome her home. what a wonderful easter they will have celebrating with our risen lord. may our lord wrap his arms around you all and give you peace and comfort.

johnny and flora whitman

Posted by flora whitman - rock falls, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

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So very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in m prayers.

Posted by Chris Morgan    March 25, 2016

I'm so sorry my Mcginn family!! Love to you all!!

Posted by Sarah - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   March 25, 2016

My condolences to all the Grennan family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Theresa!

Posted by Sharon McKee Fuglestad - Greenfield, WI - Acquaintance   March 25, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family and Arnold. She was a great lady. Will be missed.

Posted by Letty Cervantez - Sterling, IL - Family   March 25, 2016

What a great person Teresa was!! She will surely be missed. from our family The Rivera's we send you all our prayer's and love. Santos&Polly!

Posted by santos j rivera - Montgomery, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

Avenue G bridge wasn't long enough to keep us from visiting. Being a small town girl I would walk over to the Grennan house and we would talk into the night.
After she married and moved to the East end neighborhood I saw the most beautiful draperies that Teresa made for her home. Her talents were endless.
I will remember her laugh and those eyes that you have captured in the picture. Sincerely, Tina

Posted by Tina Cooney - Caler, AL - Friend   March 25, 2016

Condolences to your family. You're a Beautiful woman with an equally beautiful spirit. Rest in peaceful tranquility my friend.

Posted by Linda Jay Anschutz - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

This is so sad, we worked together at Harlan's Years ago. To know Theresa was to love her. The world will be a darker place without her.

Posted by Bonnie Haag Dunn - Rockford, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Teresa was a wonderful lady who could always make you smile. May you all know peace

Posted by Brenda Greer - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

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God Bless her!

Posted by Linda Brown - Galt, IL - Coworker   March 25, 2016

She always had a sweet smile and was so friendly we have known her for years. She will be sadly missed we are very sorry for the family.

Posted by Curt and Judy Repass - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   March 25, 2016

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I am extremely saddened about Teresa's passing. She was such a good and caring person. We would sit together at times at 5:00 Mass and I will miss that. My condolences and prayers to her family. She will truly be missed!

Posted by Kathy Haenni Olalde - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

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Our prayers for Teresa and her family. She was such a great person, she will be missed.

Posted by David and Mary (Hernandez) Ortiz - Sterling, IL - Coworker   March 25, 2016

Teresa was a very special friend and co-worker.
She was a very gracious and giving person
She will be sadly missed
condolences to the family
Kathy Lamb

Posted by Kathy Lamb - Dixon, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

My deepest heartfelt love to all of Teresa's family. She always put others first before herself. When you were down,she knew exactly what to say to make you truly believe there was "light at the end of that tunnel". She was a beautiful,caring,loving person.❤

Posted by Donna Grennan - Sterling, IL - Family   March 25, 2016

She was a very nice lady..and will be missed

Posted by Tom Weir - Streator, IL   March 25, 2016

Arnie & Family, I am so saddened to learn of Teresa's death. She was a special person and will be missed by so many. I am so sorry you had to loose her, treasure your memories. love & prayers, Julie

Posted by Julie Pratt - Friend   March 25, 2016

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I will always remember the love and support from Teresa and her family while I coached at Newman. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I extend to you my deepest sympathy. My God's hands comfort you during this time and in the days to follow.

Posted by Linda Van Der Leest - Geneseo, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

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I was deeply saddened to hear of Teresa's passing. I have been honored and blessed to have Teresa as my Godmother. She was a true blessing in my life. I will miss her words of encouragement, that smile and her great big hugs. May prayers and the love of many serve as comfort and peace to you all during this sad time.

Posted by Maggie DeVries - ROCK FALLS, IL - Friend   March 25, 2016

Our prayers are with Teresa and her family. May you find comfort in your faith and the wonderful memories you shared with Teresa.
God Bless all of you,
Carol and Louis Ybarra

Posted by Louis and Carol Ybarra - Tucson, AZ - Acquaintance   March 25, 2016

Our hearts go out to all of Teresa 's family at this sad time. We love you

Posted by Ruben and yolanda Moreno - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 24, 2016