|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1958|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2012|
Samuel L. Munz: Sterling man dies when motorcycle struck: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Sauk Valley Newspapers (Dixon-Sterling, IL) - Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Deceased Name: Samuel L. Munz: Sterling man dies when motorcycle struck
COLETA – A rural Sterling man was killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle accident that, police say, will be reviewed by the Whiteside County state's attorney for possible charges.
Samuel L. Munz, 53, was pronounced dead about 8:39 p.m. at CGH Medical Center in Sterling after an SUV hit the back of his motorcycle on state Route 40 just east of Coleta.
Whiteside County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene at 7:45 p.m Tuesday.
Munz was riding his motorcycle west on Route 40 about a half-mile east of Ridge Road. He had stopped to make a left turn into his driveway when a westbound SUV driven by Theresa A. Ruf, 42, of Chadwick, hit him from behind, according to deputies.
Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi said it appeared that Munz was pushed down the road after being hit. The sheriff said he did not believe Munz was wearing a helmet.
Wilhelmi said no citations had been issued. Deputies Wednesday still were interviewing witnesses.
The results of the investigation will be forwarded to State's Attorney Gary Spencer, Wilhelmi said.
STERLING - Samuel L. Munz, 53 of Sterling died Tuesday June 5, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
He was born on June 25, 1958 in Sterling, the son of Eugene E. and Mary K. (Gammon) Munz. He married Vicky Smith on November 13, 1987 in Sterling. Sam was employed at Sterling Steel for the past 9 years and served as treasurer of Steel Workers Local 63. He enjoyed working with his cattle, working with horses, and riding his Harley. Sam was a family man who likes helping others.
Surviving is his wife, Vicky; his son Jake (Sarah) Munz of Milledgeville and Abby Munz of Sterling; his mother, Mary Munz of Sterling;his grandchildren: SkyeAnn and BreyLynn; his sisters: Barbara Walker and Pamela Stubbs; his brothers: Dale Munz and Dean Munz; and several nieces and nephews including Cory, Kent and Christa.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister Beatrice.
Visitation will be held on Sunday June 10, 2012 from 1-3 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls.
There will be no funeral service.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Connie Lou
Record added: Apr 01, 2013
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