Family Login:


Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Get Directions

Profile of McDonald Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number



Memories & Candles

“So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May your faith give you comfort at this time. God's blessings to all of you.Marie and Gordon Rolofson ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Marie Rolofson - Sterling, IL

“Deepest Sympathy Sue to you and your Family-were thinking of you! ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Barb McBride - Clinton, IA

“My sympathy goes out to Marian's family. She was my neighbor and always had a smile. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Glenda(Landherr) Ingram

“Condolences to the Vanderleest family. I grew up around the Malvern area and attended Clystic grade school with Sandy,Mike and Jeff. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kevin Hook - Morrison, IL

“Sorry for the loss of your mother. Marian was always good to me and my family. Our sincere condolences. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jane Kinney - Oregon, WI - Friend

“Our sympathy to all of Marian's family. Knew her for many years and always had time to chat. Had also worked with Arnie at highway ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: John Bauscher - MorrisonH


MORRISON – Marian L. VanDerLeest, 92 of Morrison died Sunday February 27, 2022 at Morrison Community Hospital

She was born on April 20, 1929 in Sterling the daughter of Carl and Reka (Camps) Meiners. She married Arnold VanDerLeest June 16, 1949. He died in April 1987. She had worked for 12 years at GE in Morrison and also as a CNA at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her children: Sue (Carl) Stephens of Morrison, John (Christy) VanDerLeest of Morrison, Marcia (Dave) Brands of Morrison, Mike VanDerLeest (Rudy Wright) of DeBary, FL, Sandy (Lester) Huizenga of Morrison and Jeff VanDerLeest of Moline; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her two sons: Terry Joe in infancy and Richard VanDerLeest; her granddaughter Melissa VanDerLeest; 5 five brothers and 2 sisters.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2022 at 1:30 PM at Hopkins Township Cemetery, rural Sterling. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be given in her memory to Our Savior Lutheran Church.