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Bernard "Sonny" Warkins, age 87, of Rock Falls died Sunday, December 09, 2012 at CGH Medical Center.

Sonny was born January 2, 1925 in Ohio, IL. He married Lois Ousec on December 28, 1947 in Peru, his beloved wife died February 7, 2008, and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Sonny served with US Navy during WWII, and was a member of the Rock Falls VFW.

Survivors include two daughters; Yvonne Cater of Gainesville, FL, and JoAnne (James) McCoy of Pensacola, FL, four sons; Michael (Deborah) Warkins of Vernon Hills, Patrick (Jacqueline) Warkins of Sterling, Timothy (Kathy) Warkins of Peola, KS, and Thomas (Suzanne) Warkins of West Chicago, fifteen grandchildren; Jeffery (Katherine) Cater, Shawn Witherington, James (Erin) McCoy, Jennifer (Ben) Ruddell, Jenty Pennington, Deanna Warkins, Jani McCoy, Ryan Warkins, Christopher Warkins, Benjamin Warkins, Seth (Johna) Warkins, Paul Warkins, Madeline Warkins, Emily Warkins, and Natalie Warkins, and twenty great-grandchildren; Harrison Cater, Anna Cater, Ryan Cater, Madison Witerington, Robert Witerington, Alexandria McCoy, Acadia McCoy, Chandon Carr, Daniel Pennington, Sarah Pennington, Vanessa Pennington, Jacob Pennington, Adam Pennington, Taegin Johnson, Daelin Johnson, Joseph Warkins, Haile Warkins, Lois Warkins, Isaac Ruddell, and Josh Ruddell, and one sister; Helen (Bill) Sheridan of Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Lois, and two brothers; Donald and Richard.

Visitation will be from 6-8PM Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will Thursday at 1:30 PM at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls with military honors following the mass. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the St. Andrew Catholic Grade School.