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“My sincere condolences to the family. Manuela was taken from this world too soon, but her family find comfort in knowing that Nellie was greeted at...Read More »
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ROCK FALLS – Manuela "Nellie" Young, 79, of Rock Falls, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her home. Nellie was born in Weslaco, TX on August 12, 1941, the daughter of Esteban and Apollonia (Sandoval) Cantu. She married Steve Young in 1975 in Dixon. Nellie was employed at National Manufacturing for many years, and was a lifelong member of Unity Fellowship She read the Bible faithfully every day and always started her day with meditation and prayer. Nellie also enjoyed shopping, watching movies, and taking bus trips to different destinations.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Young of Rock Falls; three daughters, Priscilla (Sonny) Russell of Rock Falls, Norma Vasquez of WA, and Jodi (Mark) Eastabrooks of Morrison; three sons, Lorenzo (Pat) Vasquez of WA, Rick Vasquez of Rock Falls, and Mike (Lori) Young of Freeport; nine sisters; three brothers; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

Masks will be required along with social distancing in effect for a public visitation held on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 10:00-11:00am at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls, IL. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am with Reverend Richard Russo officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

Special thanks to Kacey Cain and Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 IL Rt 2, Oregon, IL 61061.