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STERLING – Loretta Jean (Whiteside) Waller, 87, of Sterling, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling. Loretta was born in Thayer, MO, the daughter of George and Hazel (Manus) Whiteside on July 30, 1933. She married Dennis E. Waller on January 11, 1950 in Dixon by Reverend George Curran. Dennis predeceased her on May 18, 1996. The love of her life was her God, family, and the Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed cooking for her family, and baking for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loretta also enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities; baseball games, concerts, birthday parties, and school functions. Loretta was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and was very active in the church until her later years. 32 years were spent working in nursing homes, as she also had a love for the elderly. Her deepest desire was to see people brought to her Savior, and would like to be remembered as someone who walked with the Lord.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (David) Miller of Sterling, Deborah Waller of Rockford, and Cindy Dudly of Sterling; three sons, Jesse Waller of Chadwick, Dale Waller of Davenport, and Doug (Connie) Waller of Woosung; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and 2 step-grandchildren.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dennis; one son, Dennis Waller Jr; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Waller; 1 great-great grandson, Owen; one sister, Georgia Whiteside; and one brother, Robert White.

Masks and social distancing will be in effect for a public visitation allowing 10 people at a time. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00amon Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls. Funeral service will follow at 11:00am with Harry Seavey officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave, Sterling, IL 61081.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com