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“Shirley, <br />I am so sorry to find out that Dale has passed. I enjoyed taking care of him and getting to know the two of you. I'll never...Read More »
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ROCK FALLS – Dale R. Wharfield, 86 of Rock Falls died Saturday April 22, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Dale Ray Wharfield was born on January 19, 1931 in Sterling the son of Miles Henry and Lula Mae (Ryan) Wharfield and had served in the US Army. He married Shirley Akridge on March 19, 1955 in Sterling. Dale was employed for 30 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling before retiring. He enjoyed fishing and was a CUBS fan.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; his son, Todd Wharfield of Rock Falls; three grandsons: Michael (Dawn) Wharfield of Bloomington, Andy Wharfield of Rock Island and Alex Wharfield (Danica) of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Visitation will be held on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Friday at 10 AM in the funeral home with the Reverend Brian Vickers officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with military rites.