Annabelle Sturtewagen, 78, of Atkinson, died surrounded by her loving family Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the UnityPoint-Trinity ICU, in Rock Island. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. Fr. S. Stephen Engelbrecht officiated. Burial followed at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson. A rosary was prayed at 3:30 p.m., prior to the visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Annabelle Sturtewagen Memorial Fund.

Annabelle Sturtewagen, 78, of Atkinson, died surrounded by her loving family Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the UnityPoint-Trinity ICU, in Rock Island. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. Fr. S. Stephen Engelbrecht officiated. Burial followed at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson. A rosary was prayed at 3:30 p.m., prior to the visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Annabelle Sturtewagen Memorial Fund.

Annabelle was born April 20, 1940, in Kewanee, the daughter of Forest and Ruth (Sheahan) Emery. She graduated from Lafayette High School with the Class of 1958. Annabelle was united in marriage to Kenneth J. Sturtewagen on Feb. 20, 1960, in Atkinson. Kenneth preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2014.

Annabelle owned and operated “Annabelle’s Hair Styling Salon” in Atkinson for many years and also styled hair at the Good Samaritan Society in Geneseo. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Annabelle enjoyed attending rolle bolle games with her husband, Kenny Joe. She also looked forward to taking her grandson, Nick, out to eat and the two loved going for car rides.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Shane (Stacey) Sturtewagen, of Atkinson; and Shawn (Diane) Sturtewagen, of Mitchellville, Iowa; grandchildren; Nick, Ryan, Dylan, Vince, Eric, and Amber, and her daughter-in-law, Heather Williams, of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Ruth; husband, Kenny Joe; son, Shad Sturtewagen; sister, Janet; and her stepfather, Henry Winans.