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“So sorry to hear of Caroline's passing---she was a great lady and I always enjoyed chatting with her at the shop. Prayers to Gil, Shelley, Scott and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Thomas Luther - Grand Mound, IA

“Gil- sorry to hear of you loss. Went to RFHS w/Robyn & saw the notice. It's so difficult to accept such a loss. God bless you & family with peace...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Weakley - Morrison, IL

“I'm so very sorry at the loss of Caroline she was such a wonderful person and will be missed by many. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Gray Helgason - Sterling, IL

“Scott, Your mom always was so beautiful and full of that Florida sunshine! She always had a smile for anyone and loved you so much. Her eyes still...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kristen Lynch - Chicago, IL

“Scott & Shelley-our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Rob & Debra (Schauff) Weir

“Gil, Shelley, Scott, and Robyn - our family sends our sympathies to you all. It has been many years since we were neighbors on Teresa St. May God...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kathie Bodmer - Reedsburg, WI

“Sorry to hear about the loss of Caroline. My thoughts and prayers are with Gil and the family ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy (Harrell)Hancock - IL

“My condolences go out to Gil and the entire family for your loss. Caroline was very sweet lady and she will be missed. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Naylon - San Tan Valley, AZ

“Shelley, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.Please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.You'll always...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Marcella Wells - Sterling, IL


ROCK FALLS – Caroline L. Williams, 74 died Tuesday September 28, 2021 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling.

She was born on August 18, 1947 in West Palm Beach, FL the daughter of Harold George and Dorothy Letitia (Barncroft) Iversen. Caroline attended St. Juliana Elementary School in West Palm Beach, FL; Dyess TX AFB (elementary school on base) Presque Isle, MA AFB (elementary school on base); Miami Palmetto High School, Miami, FL; Palm Beach Junior College, West Palm Beach, FL, where she had studied Interior Design. She married Gilman P. Williams on February 24, 1968 at Homestead AFB in FL. Caroline and Gil moved to Rock Falls in 1968 where she became a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She began working at the family business as a secretary at Williams Auto Body later becoming CEO. Caroline loved to sew, cross stitch visiting the beach, turtle watching and hunting sea shells.

Survivors include her husband, Gilman; her daughter Shelley (Ryan) McCarty of Rock Falls; her son, Scott (Kara) Williams of Morrison; her grandchildren: Noah, Hannah and Lauren McCarty; Gammon, Tynlee and Briley Williams; and her sister in law Robyn Meinen.

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Patricia Iversen Read.

Memorials may be made in her memory to St. Andrew Catholic Church or to her grandchildren's higher education school funding.

Casual and Floridian attire is encouraged for the visitation will be held on Sunday October 3, 2021 from 1-4 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 11 AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church, with the Reverend Richard M. Russo officiating.

Our family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Dang, Dr. Blazquez, CGH Medical Center and to Emily Taylor and the staff at Rock River Hospice & Home.