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1 of 5 | Posted by: Andres Quintana - Sterling, IL

“Very kind and sweet lady, I will miss seeing her beautiful smile ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Repass - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a nice lady and I always enjoyed seeing her with you. God Bless you and your family! ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Beverly Francque - Sterling, IL

“I'm so Sorry 4 ur loss ur mom was a amazing mother & grandmother& great grandmother she will b missed by many .My prayers r with u & ur family &...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sally Caudillo - Family

“Steve and Family,My deepest sympathies in the loss of your Mother. She was a warm and caring person. She always treated me very special.Another Angel...Read More »
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Mary A. Caudillo, age 97, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 16, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 13, 1923 in Price, Utah to John and Merejilda (Galbadon) Erwin. Mary moved to Sterling in 1950 and married Peter C. Caudillo who preceded her in death in July 1987.

Mary worked at Community General Hospital, Heartland Nursing and Coventry Village, she loved working with people and serving those in need. Mary retired in 2003. Mary enjoyed singing in St. Mary's Choir, hosting international students, organizing and hosting family dinners and birthday parties. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as grandma. She had a sweet personality and always made people around her laugh. Her classy style complimented her infectious smile.

Survivors include four daughters; Pauline (Dennis) Anderson of Belleville, Patty Howe of Bloomington, Rose Caudillo of Moline, and Annette (Tom) Van Hoose of Dixon; one son, Steven Caudillo of Sterling; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; thirteen great, great grandchildren; and special niece, Jessica Zambrano (Doug Wickman) of Cicero, NY.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Ed Caudillo and Michael Caudillo; grandson, John Vrieswyk and great grandson, Matt Anderson.

Visitation will be Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, 1002 12th Avenue. Due to current COVID guidelines, the family has asked everyone to wear a facemask when attending visitation and be prepared to possibly wait to enter the building, as attendance is limited to 50 people. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, at 11:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling with the Reverend James R. Keenan Celebrant officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is established in her memory.