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Eunice E. Detweiler, age 83 of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 after an extended illness.

Eunice was born on August 18, 1934 in Sterling, the daughter of Roy K. and Minnie (Arnold) Detweiler. She was educated at Kapp Grade School and Sterling High School, working at Community General Hospital during her senior year. She continued to work there for several years before spending over 30 years in the payroll department at Northwestern Steel and Wire. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sterling. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ.

She lived on the family farm all her life and was proud of the Centennial Farm recognition she had. Her family owned the farm for more than 150 years. She was proud that her barn was on the first Whiteside County Barn Tour in 2008. She loved all animals, especially her many dogs over the years, and was extremely fond of Mickey, who survives her.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Donna Jacobs (Jack) Knoll, of Omaha, Neb., David (Carolyn Goering) Jacobs, of Carbondale, Ill., Debra Jacobs (Robert) Weflen, of Rock falls, Dennis (Julie Planthaber) Jacobs, of Austin, Tex., and Dawn Jacobs Johnston, of Blanco, Tex. And many great and great, great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends, and helpmates, Lynn and Kenny, Mark and Nancy and Bob and Joyce.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ruth Jacobs.

Visitation will be Monday, November 20, 2017 from 9:00-9:45 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sterling. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. at the church with Pastor Leo Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Rock River Valley. For online condolences, please visit: www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.