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“It saddens me to read of De Wayne's passing. I have fond memories of time spent at the Pro Shop in Sterling. Both working for him and his family. Of...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: mark keime - Arlington Heights, IL

“So sorry to hear this. We will pray for your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Ronnie and Becky Rhodes - IL

“Sorry for your loss ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Angela Null - Morrison, IL

“So sorry for your loss!he was a very nice man to me. God bless you all. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tammy Anspach - Rock Falls, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family, Dewayne was a special friend to Ron, and he will be greatly missed. Ron loved his friday nights...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Ron and Paula Musick - Rock Falls, IL

“DeWayne and I went through the Electronics program at Sauk and graduated together. He and Don Berkeley sat behind me through the whole program. We...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Staelens - Sterling, IL

“Phyllis, I was shocked when I got the email from Delvin's brother about DeWayne. Wish I could be there to attend his funeral. Delvin and I felt so...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Patsy Rajnowski - Cadiz, KY

“Ryan: I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Dew - Peoria, IL

“DeWayne was one of my first friends at East Coloma when I changed schools from St. Andrews after we moved to Sayer's Acers. My first year at East...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Terry Cooney - Albuquerque, NM

“Phyllis, my thoughts are with you and your family. He was such a good person. Way too young ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Anita Johnson - Neighbor

“We were saddened to hear the passing of DeWayne. He was just like family to us. Phyllis, Beulah, and the entire family be assured that we feel your...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: The O'Neal family

“Im sure he will be coaching basketball or baseball somewere Phyllis and boys my thoughts and prayers are with you all A lott of good memories from...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Tomie Johnson - ormond beach, FL

“Dearest Phyllis, Beulah, and family,I am so sorry to hear of DeWayne's passing. I will never forget the many kindnesses we were shown while visiting...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Maggie Fiorini (Rohwer) - CO

“RIP DeWayne we are saddened by your loss the world has lost a great and niciest person.Condolences to your entire family ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Dean and Beth Eikenberry - IL

“A great guy. Really liked working with DeWayne at the Arsenal. My sympathies to the family. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sam Langston - Milan, IL

“So sorry to hear this. Sending hugs and prayers to you Phyllis and your family. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Sheryl Gholson wasylik - VA


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DeWayne Cardwell, 57, of Rock Falls, IL, died suddenly Monday December 11, 2017, at the Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL.

DeWayne was born September 14, 1960, in Sterling, IL; the son of Herbert H. and Beulah F. (Smith) Cardwell. He married Phyllis M. Rivera on October 20, 1984, in Rock Falls, IL. He was employed as a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal for the last 13 years. DeWayne loved music. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his boys. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at Cardwell's Tap, a three generation business that he proudly worked in for 39 years, and more recently at Big D's .

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, of Rock Falls; two sons, Dustin (Molly) Cardwell and Ryan (Gillian Schultz) Cardwell, both of Rock Falls; one grandchild due in February; his mother, Beulah Cardwell, of Rock Falls, one brother, Willy (Michelle Davis) Cardwell, of Rock Falls; and his mother-in-law, Elsie Rivera, of Rock Falls. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Herbie.

A visitation will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, IL, from 5 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, December 14, 2017. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services will be at the McDonald Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 15, 2017, with Pastor Scott Porter officiating. A memorial has been established.