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“For the past 8 - 10 years my wife and I have had the pleasure of golfing with Ed & Connie at Los Lagos. Ed made going to Texas a lot more fun. The...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Raemer Gimli Manitoba Canada

“Our thoughts and prayers to you, Connie. We have some great golfing memories with You and Ed. I remember the first time I golfed with him at...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sandi Ivey - Sterling, IL

“To the Wolber Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was a special guy. I always enjoyed seeing Ed at the office and talking to him on the phone. He...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Catherine Sullivan - Rockton, IL

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4 of 8 | Posted by: Catherine Sullivan - Rockton, IL

“I worked out in the construction office with Ed before he retired. I used to make popcorn in the microwave almost every afternoon. One day I put it...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn Gollmer - Elizabeth, IL

“So sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Smit - Morrison, IL

“To my friend and partner, and classmate.We had some good times in Sterling and Rock Falls.It was always good to catch up when we could at the...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Larry Sears - Normal, IL - Friend

“Connie, I am so sorry to hear of Ex's passing. I would have come today but I have to work. I will miss him at the golf course this summr. My...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Lou Wells - Sterling, IL


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Ed Wolber, age 73 of Sterling, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Ed was born on February 20, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was the ¬son of Kenneth and Jean (McCurdy) Wolber. He was a United States Navy Veteran and served during the War in Vietnam from 1963-1967. Ed married Constance "Connie" O'Brien on May 29, 1971 in Sterling. He worked for Henry Pratt leaving as a Chief Nuclear Inspector in 1980 and ComEd as a Construction Supervisor until his retirement in 1999. Ed wintered in McAllen, TX where he enjoyed golfing and cooking for the Men's Golfing Association. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and boating. He was a member of the Eagle's Club and the Sterling American Legion.

Survivors include, his wife, Constance; two daughters, Teresa (Tim) Stern of Rock Falls and Michelle Stephens (Steve Peters) of Bennet, NE; one brother, Milt (Barbara) Wolber of Sterling; five grandchildren, Nicole (Bill) Sanders of Morrison, Cody Stern of La Crosse, WI, Penny (Ethan) Smit of Rock Falls, Stephanie Swain of Lincoln, NE and Valerie Gage (Greg Pence) of Palmyra, NE; and seven great grandchildren: Michael, Payton and Hudsyn Smit; Liz Swain; and Gavin, Logan and Anna Pence.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Wolber; and son-in-law, Larry Stephens.

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorial service immediately following at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home Full Military Honors will conclude the ceremony. A luncheon reception will follow at the Eagle's Club, 321 W 2nd St., Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established to the American Heart Association.