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“May God bless you all in this trying time! Joe was a good and faithful friend and will be missed terribly ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Fred & Penny Norris - Sterling, IL

“Joe and Loreta are in the Y's Silver Sneakers class with me. Such a kind, fun, friendly, man.He will be greatly missed. I'm so sorry for Loreta....Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Paula Drane - ROCK FALLS, IL

“I have many wonderful memories of Joe during my time as pastor of St Andrew parish. Unfortunately I have a conflict with my morning Mass and am...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Msgr Thomas Dzielak - Maple Park, IL

“Very sorry to hear of Joe's passing.I met through my dad as they both worked at the post office.Had him do my taxes & insurance.Always nice & helpful...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: michael thomas - polo, IL

“So sorry for your loss.Prayers to the family.Joe did out taxes for many years.He will be missed .Mel and Pat Camden.Sorry we can not make it we are...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Pat Camden - TX - Friend

“Joe was a really good guy. I knew him through church then I started seeing him and talking to him at my work years ago, and we also took tax classes...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Debra Austin - Rock Falls


Joseph H. Anning, age 89, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 with family members in Indiana as a result of a sudden heart aneurysm.
Joseph was born January 16, 1930 in Sterling, the son of Chester and Ruth (Eberhardt) Anning. He served for three years in the Korean conflict as Master Sargent from 1950 through 1953. He was employed at the Sterling Post Office for his entire career. After his retirement, he continued to provide private tax preparation and independent insurance services to the local area until his final retirement in 2012. He was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church having served as a lecture and Eucharistic minister for many years.
He is survived by his wife Loreta Huebsch of Rock Falls; Son John M. (Karen) Anning of Dixon; Daughter Julie M. Anning of Brooksville, Florida; grandson Josh (Kim) Westfall of Virginia; grandson Drake Anning of Rock Falls; granddaughter Heather (Terry Cushing) Anning of Rock Falls; great-granddaughter, Haley Anning of Rock Falls; great-grandchildren Declan and Olivia Westfall; and Several step children and step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his sisters Marylane (Bill) Appenzeller and Ruth Anning; his first wife Evelyn (Loughe) Anning; and son James W. Anning of Rock Falls.
Visitation will be held on Monday December 30, 2019 from 9 – 10:30 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in the church, with the Reverend Richard M. Russo, Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude with military honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Homes.