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Wendy Rock, 61, of Sterling, died Thursday, June 30, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

Born January 9, 1954 in Sterling, she was a daughter of Harold and Hazel (Walrath) Stewart. She married Renard Rock and he died June 17, 2009. She enjoyed fishing, playing pool, baking, cooking, and collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia. Wendy adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She also looked forward to her "sister trips" and had a great talent for making arts and crafts out of many different things.

Surviving are her daughter, Eva (Danny) Langloss of Dixon; a son Stan (Mary) Woessner of Phoenix, AZ; sisters, Joan Tuft of Sterling, Lynette (Phil) masini of Rock Falls, Debbie Dettman of Rockford and Kris (Brian) Zschiesche of Prophetstown; brothers, Paul Stewart and Gary (Mary Pat) Stewart both of Sterling; grandchildren, Austin, Tyler and Allie of Phoenix and Lexy and Bradyn of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Kay (the late Ralph) Sprecher, Ellen (the late Phil) Howard, Sharyn (the late Brenden) Buckley and Denny Dettman.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, July 6 from 5-7 PM at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. A memorial has been established in her memory.