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“So sorry, Deb, on your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of him. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Virginia Schumaker - Rock Falls, IL

“I meet Louis at skilled care in morrison. He was scared and we had lots of talks.i told him he had a nice smile and he said I do? We bonded in the...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Regina - Morrison, IL

“My deepest sympathies go out to Deb, Doug, Dave and all their families. I always enjoyed my visits with Louie when he came to the township to refile...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Debi Burke - Riverside, IL


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Louis H. Brotheridge, 89 of Rock Falls died Saturday February 27, 2016 at his home.

He was born on September 3, 1926 in Rock Falls the son of John and Minnie (Smith) Brotheridge and was a 1944 graduate of Rock Falls High School. Louis was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army. He married the former Luella Schultz on March 6, 1948 in Rock Falls. She died February 9, 2004. Louis began his working career at the former GE plant in Morrison; then worked at Sterling Multi Products; he then opened and operated his own machine shop in Sterling. He had served as a past 3rd Ward Alderman for the City of Rock Falls from 1977 – 1989, and was involved during that time with the expansion of the fire department and the building of the hydro plant.

Survivors include his daughter, Debbie (Rocky) Hasbrouck of Rock Falls; his sons, Doug (Susan) Brotheridge of Sterling and Dave (Stefanie) Brotheridge of Ball Ground, GA; his sister, Julia Gregerson of Gadsen, Alabama; three sister-in-laws, Ruth Finley, Maxine Mount and Marge Brotheridge; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Luella; a grandson Troy Hasbrouck; 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2016 from 9 – 10 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 10 AM with the Reverend Rich Fassig officiating. Burial with military rites will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.

A memorial will be established.