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Edward L. Olds Jr, 87 of Sterling died Wednesday October 16, 2013 at his home.

He was born on April 20, 1926 in Sterling, the son of Edward Louis and Leola (Welker) Olds Sr. He married Ruth Watson on May 18, 1946 in Chicago. She died on October 29, 2006. He was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring as a General Foreman in 1984. He then worked for 10 years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling in Materials Management. He was a Chicago White Sox fan and Green Bay Packer fan. He was a past member of the Sterling Family Moose and the Rock Falls Eagles Club.

Surviving are four children: Edward L. (Diane) Olds III of Mount Carroll, Linda Olds-Steinert of Sterling, Mary Ellen (Tim) McNinch of Sterling and Christopher (Lori) Olds of Sterling; 9 grandchildren: Sarah Ward, Rebecca Ryan, Nathan Olds, Adam Steinert, Richard McNinch, Jessica Schudel, Amanda Happ, Natalie Olds and Nicholas Olds; 14 great grandchildren: Isaac Ward, Zoe Ryan, Cecelia Ryan, Finley Ryan, Sage Ryan, Truman Schudel, Eleanor Schudel, Lincoln Schudel, Avery Olds, Ethan Olds, Ainslee Olds, Olivia Steinert, Rand Happ and Dexter Happ; two sisters, Ruth Seidel of Sterling and Betty (Ed) Dombroski of Clearwater, FL; step mother Gloria Olds; and many nieces and nephews;

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and his brother in law Jack Seidel.

Visitation will be Sunday October 20, 2013 from 4-6 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Monday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.

Memorials to Hospice of the Rock River Valley or CGH Health Foundation.