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“Our condolences to you Larry and your family ”
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“Thoughts with and thinking of you all. Rest well Uncle Jr.. ”
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“I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I NO HOW. HARD THIS TIME IS MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU. WITH LOVE ”
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“I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I NO HOW. HARD THIS TIME IS MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU. WITH LOVE ”
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ROCK FALLS – Charles L. Retherford Jr 89 of Rock Falls died Wednesday September 14, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on January 28, 1927 in Carrollton, IL the son of Charles and Lela (Jackson) Retherford Sr and was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army. He married Mabel Cummings on December 26, 1947 in Jerseyville, IL. She died on November 5, 2001. He was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for 31 years retiring as a millwright in the 24". He was a life member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Surviving are two daughters: Dee (Jim) Megli of Lyndon and Vickie (Gary) Scott of Rock Falls; his son, Larry Retherford of Rock Falls; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son Gary; his daughter Liz Behrens.

Visitation will be Sunday September 18, 2016 from 2-4 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Monday at 10 AM in the funeral home with the Reverend Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial with military honors at Coloma Twp Cemetery, Rock Falls.

A memorial will be established.