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“Most sincere sympathy to the Kilberg family. Craig was a great friend. Strength be with you all. So sad to hear the news. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lyle Dirks - WINNEBAGO, IL

“Our thoughts an prayers are with you Kilberg family. Sincerely, The OBrien's (Toby, Jill, Riley and Carter) ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Toby OBrien - Rock Falls, IL

“Wow so sorry for your loss. Have many childhood memories with Craig. Pheasant and rabbit hunting. Biggest memories of us were when we took a bus to...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Joe Mathis - Pittsburg, IL

“Beth Ann, so very sorry to hear of your brother's passing. My deepest and sincerest sympathies to you and your entire family. May memories bring...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kelly Eberley - Woodbury, MN

“I'll remember Craig's smile and his great sense of humor. Becky and family, we're so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Cushman - ROCK FALLS, IL

“Don, and family.Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God grant His peace to you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Arlyn Dykhuizen - Sterling, IL

“Becky and FamilyMy heart is so sad for you at this time in loosing the loveof your life. I prayer for comfort and strengthen during these difficult...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Karr - Sheboygan,, WI


ROCK FALLS – Craig A. Kilberg, 61, of Rock Falls died Friday December 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family following a brief, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on November 11, 1958 in Sterling, the son of Donald Gene and Shirley Tene (Skrogstad) Kilberg. He was a 1977 graduate of Sterling High School and married his best friend Rebecca "Becky" Koeppen on April 7, 1984 in Sterling. He was a member of Bethel Reformed Church. Craig had been a lifelong truck driver and dedicated employee for several companies and farmers in and around the area from Northwestern Steel and Wire to most recent Riverside Logistics.
Throughout his son's lives, he was their number one fan following and supporting them in sports and every lifetime endeavor. Craig took great pride in his yard and was an avid hunter who loved the outdoors. He was a great husband, father and friend whose humor, smile and wisdom will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Becky; his sons, Jake Kilberg and Cooper Kilberg; his father, Donald Kilberg; his sister BethAnn (Ron) Kilberg-Walsh; his mother in-law, Jane Koeppen; sisters in-law and brothers in-law; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and grandparents; his father in-law Lee and brother in-law Rick Koeppen.

Visitation will be held on Thursday January 2, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Friday at 10 AM at Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling 230 E. 23rd St., Sterling, with the Reverend Kenneth Zuitoff officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.