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Wheelock Furniture in Rock Falls going out of business after more than 100 years

‘It’s time to retire,’ owner Daehle Reitzel says

“It’s time to retire,” Wheelock owner Daehle Reitzel, 81, said Thursday, May 19, 2022. The 110 year old furniture business will be open until all inventory is sold.
Reitzel, is Wheelock’s third owner. He bought the business from the late Bill Wilkens, formerly of Morrison; he owned Wheelock’s for 33 years.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
There is no planned closing date for Wheelock Furniture: It will remain open until the inventory is sold, Reitzel said.
Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.