Lois J. Horst

MOUNT MORRIS – Lois J. Horst, age 98, a lifelong Leaf River and Mount Morris area resident went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018. She was born Dec. 15, 1919 near Leaf River, the daughter of Clifford and Gussie (Schelling) Lovell. ... more

Carol S. Marcoux

MOUNT MORRIS – Carol S. Marcoux, 81, longtime Oregon/Mount Morris resident, died Friday Jan. 5, 2018 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born June 18, 1936 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Herman and Irene (Robison) Thompson.... more

Howard R. Heid

MOUNT MORRIS – Howard R. Heid, 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Oregon Living and Rehab in Oregon. Howard was born on April 28, 1940 in Chicago, and was the son of Fred J. Heid and Edna Hansen Heid.... more


Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer

OREGON – Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer, 18, of Oregon passed away peacefully on Sunday Jan. 7, 2018, at the Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. Lauren was born June 3, 1999, in Rockford, she is the daughter of Jeff (Deb) Donmeyer, of Byron and Sheila (Dustin Ahlensdorf) Donmeyer, of Oregon. ... more

Richard A. Zilly

OREGON – Richard A. Zilly, age 87, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born March 14, 1930 in Elmhurst, the son of William and Myrtle (Bergquist) Zilly. ... more

Malinda “Mindy” S. Thomas

BYRON – Malinda “Mindy” S. Thomas, age 47, of Byron passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was born on Nov. 20, 1970 in Belvidere the daughter of Dale and Barbara (Miller) Bennett.... more

Larry C. Spaulding

Byron – Larry C. Spaulding, age 74, of Byron passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born in Belvidere on July 29, 1943 the son of Ronald and Thelma (Yerke) Spaulding.... more


Dean Johnson

OREGON – Dean Johnson, 89, lifelong Oregon resident, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon after a short illness. Born Sept. 23, 1928 in Oregon, the son of Samuel and Mary (Holmes) Johnson.... more

Vicki Lynn “Carr” Dempewolf-Young

OREGON – Vicki Lynn “Carr” Dempewolf-Young, 61 of Oregon, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2017, after a long illness, at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon. Vicki was born on Oct. 9,1956 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford.... more


Delores A. Davis

MOUNT MORRIS – Delores A. Davis, age 87, passed away on Jan. 2, 2018 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Delores was born Feb. 7, 1930, Des Moines, Iowa the daughter of Alfred John and Lois Ethel (Linton) Shank.... more

Norman “Norm” K. Benters

WINNEBAGO – Norman “Norm” K. Benters, 78, of Winnebago, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 24, 1939 in Sterling, the son of Warren E. and Virginia Mahlkuch (Pratt) Benters. ... more

Willie (Dillow) Poggioli

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Willie (Dillow) Poggioli died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Mount Pleasant, S.C., surrounded by her loving family. Willie was born Jan. 21, 1933 in Chunkey County Tennessee. She was one of seven children born to RosaLee and Walter K. Dillow.... more

Henry F. Nuppenau

OREGON – Henry F. Nuppenau, age 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at his home near Oregon. He was born Nov. 10, 1926 in Marion Twp. on the family farm the son of Joseph Henry and Minnie (Sherfield) Nuppenau. ... more

Bernice P. Holtman

LINDENWOOD – Bernice P. Holtman, age 90, formerly of Lindenwood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born on Aug. 8, 1927 in Hammon, Okla., the daughter of Elmer and Gertrude (Allee) Hill.... more

Hubert Arthur “Hugh” Hickey

BYRON – Hubert Arthur “Hugh” Hickey, 81, of Byron, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. He was born May 21, 1936 in Rockford.... more


JoAnn Spratt

OREGON – JoAnn Spratt, 85, of Oregon, passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Pinecrest Terrace Nursing Home in Mount Morris with her family at her side. Born Aug. 11, 1932 in Dixon, the daughter of Lawrence and Adeline (Blackburn) Cramer.... more

Esther Louise Schier

MOUNT MORRIS – Esther Louise Schier passed peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris. She was born on Dec. 1,1917, the oldest daughter of Helen and Henry Friday, and had celebrated her 100th birthday just 12 days before her death. ... more

Richard Allen Sass

HANOVER – Richard Allen Sass, 70, of Hanover, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport.... more

Robert Eugene Sanders

CHANA – Robert Eugene Sanders, 76, of Chana, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. He was born Jan. 10, 1941 in Jefferson County, the son of Newell and Martha Marie (Mattox) Sanders.... more

Sarah Rose Johnson

POLO – With great sadness the family of Sarah Rose Johnson (Smiley) announce her passing along with her son Oliver Daniel Michael Johnson. Sarah Johnson, 26, of Polo died pregnant with her baby boy in a tragic car accident on Dec. 11, 2017 only a few miles from her home.... more

Beverly J. Butterfield

OREGON – Beverly J. Butterfield, age 79, went to be with the Lord her Savior on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at her home in Oregon. She was born Jan. 25, 1938 in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of William and Pauline (Gomolisky) Bahr. ... more


Ronald Walter Stukenberg

BYRON – Ronald Walter Stukenberg, 80, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 surrounded by family at Pinecrest Terrace Nursing Home. Ron was born Aug. 18, 1937 to Walter and Lena (Bocker) Stukenberg near Byron.... more

Sharon M. Schulte

DIXON – Sharon M. Schulte, 69, of Dixon, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. She was born Aug. 21, 1948 in Dixon the daughter of Donald A. and Della (Lumsden) Young.... more


Myrtle Pirnat

BYRON – Myrtle Pirnat, age 99, passed away at home on Dec. 6, 2017. She was born in Beloit, Wis., on Nov. 12, 1918 he daughter of Herman and Ella (Petersen) Sell.... more

Clyde L. Clubb

OREGON – Clyde L. Clubb, 94, Rockford, formerly of Greenville, Mo., and Rochelle, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.... more

Glenn W. Chamberlin

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Glenn W. Chamberlin of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 in the Homestead Memory Care Unit.... more

Melvin L. Casey

DAVIS JUNCTION – Melvin L. Casey, 80, of Davis Junction, died Friday Dec. 8, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 12, 1937 in Fayette County, Ill., the son of Wauna and Margie (Worker) Casey.... more

William M. “Bill” Bybee

STILLMAN VALLEY – William M. “Bill” Bybee, 60, longtime Stillman Valley area resident, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born Feb. 27, 1957 in Rochelle the son of Robert C. and Dolores (Glover) Bybee.... more

Betty J. Bailey

DIXON – Betty J. Bailey, 80, of Polo, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at her home in Dixon. Betty was born, April 2, 1937, in Maryland Station, Ill., the daughter of William P. and Eldridge (McInturff) Peterson.... more

Jeanette Mae (St. Clair) Adams

ROCHELLE – Jeanette Mae (St. Clair) Adams, 77, of Rochelle, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Born on March 28, 1940 in Oregon. Daughter of Henry and Marion (Guiles) St. Clair. ... more

Wesley Herbert Young

STILLMAN VALLEY – Wesley Herbert Young, age 89, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at the Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. He was born Oct. 26, 1928 in Rockford the son of F. Herbert and Alice D. (Lenstrom) Young.... more

Robert A. Radville

OREGON – Robert A. Radville, age 77, passed away Nov. 21, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Bob was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Chicago, son of Allen and Helen (Juronis) Radville.... more

William J. Neuliep

OREGON – William J. Neuliep, affectionately known as "Doc," 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Bill was born Sept. 29, 1922 to William C. and Alvina (Dettmerig) Neuliep in Chicago Heights.... more

Ryan Simmons Miller

OREGON – Ryan Simmons Miller, 30, of Oregon, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in a farming accident. He was a partner of M & R Farms, Dixon. It was a lifelong dream to farm with his Dad.... more

Marilyn J. Ludwig

FORRESTON – Marilyn J. Ludwig, 83, of Forreston, died Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017 at Parkview Home in Freeport. She was born July 29, 1934 in Freeport, the daughter of LeRoy and Susan (Ratmeyer) Folkerts. ... more

Daniel E. Gann

OREGON – Mr. Daniel E. Gann, 48, of Galesburg, Illinois died 3:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born Feb. 28, 1969 in Hinsdale, Illinois to Merle E. and June K. Miller Gann. ... more


Roxanne M. Coil

MOUNT MORRIS – Roxanne M. Coil, age 65, passed away in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, on Dec. 4, 2017. Roxanne was born on Nov. 23, 1952 in Chana, the daughter of Lynn and Arlene (Carter) Davis. ... more

Margaret A. Campbell

BYRON – Margaret A. Campbell, age 96, of Byron went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2017. She was born on Sept. 8, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of James and Anna (Pohl) Horning.... more


Carolyn Armour

FORRESTON – Carolyn Armour, 83, of Forreston, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in her home. Carolyn was born Oct. 17, 1934 in Freeport, the daughter of George A. and Iva R. (Moring) Manus.... more


Dorothy “Dot” E. Thompson

BYRON – Dorothy “Dot” E. Thompson, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at her home with loved ones by her side. She was born on May 16, 1946 in Rockford the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Crone) Trenholm.... more

Virgil J. Swalve

FORRESTON – Virgil J. Swalve, life-long farmer, auctioneer, real estate broker, and community leader, died Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Liberty Village Manor under Hospice Care after a brief illness. ... more

Paula Fossett

LEAF RIVER – Paula Fossett, age 69, of 10816 N. Leaf River Rd., Leaf River, passed away in her home on Nov. 28. She was born on April 9, 1948 in Sharon, Wis., to Irvin and Pauline (Bender) Burger.... more


Shaw family

Timothy A. Shaw, 39, Melissa R. Shaw, 37, Ethen A. Shaw, 17, LeAnne E. Shaw, 15, Hailey F. Shaw, 12, Dylan J. Shaw, 11, all of Dixon, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in a house fire.... more