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STERLING –Dr. Arthur G. McDonnell, age 83, died Thursday, October 12, 2107 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
Arthur was born on August 30, 1934 in Sterling, the son of Ambrose and Athlene (Bracken) McDonnell. He served his country in the United States Navy. Arthur married Adele Novak on September 27, 1958 in Lemont. He practiced dentistry in Sterling for 30 years retiring in 1990.
Survivors include his wife Adele of Sterling; two daughters, Michelle (James) Grunauer of Sterling and Molly (Bruce) Dir of Mundelein; two sons, Michael (Karen Carter) McDonnell of Raleigh, N.C. and Mark (Joan) McDonnell of Iowa City, Iowa; one sister, Shirley (Al) Gretler of Valparaiso, Ind.; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister.
Gathering of family and friends will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established and will be directed as the family wishes. Memorials may be made out to the Arthur McDonnell Memorial Fund and sent to the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue, Rock Falls, IL 61071.
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