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Rock Falls - Georgia A. Nehrkorn, of Rock Falls, age 69, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at her home after a long struggle with cancer.

Georgia was born October 3, 1942 in Ottawa, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Flood) Ristau. At the age of two her father was killed in France during WWII. She married Fred Nehrkorn on April 16, 1961 in Sterling. Georgia owned her own beauty salon, worked for the Rock Falls school system, and finished her career in management for AT&T. Georgia enjoyed her retirement in Florida, and returned to Rock Falls for the last year of her life. She is a 20 year survivor breast cancer.

She is survived by her husband Fred, one son; Randy (Tammy) Nehrkorn of Charlotte, NC, one daughter; Marcy (David) Busch of Portland, OR, one brother John Ristau of Sebring, FL, one sister Colleen Farmer of Rock Falls, two grandchildren; Audra Murphy and Kyrie Lagos, and four step grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother Billy and one sister Kathy.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family for their support, with a special thank you to Stan Wenger, Lola Williamson, Tammy Nehrkorn, Don and Judy Nehrkorn, and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

Cremation rites have been accorded, there will be a memorial gathering from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A private burial will be held at a later date at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Hospice of the Rock River Valley.