Obituaries

Norman Frederick Wills

Norman Frederick Wills passed on Jan. 12, 2022 from complications of Alzheimer’s. Norm was born in Rockford on April 22, 1933, the son of Frederick “Fritz” Wills and Mildred Rewerts Wills. ... more

Jeanette Stubblefield

OREGON – Jeanette Stubblefield, age 81, passed away at KSB Hospital in Dixon on Jan. 12, 2022. She was born in Rogersville, Tenn., on Feb. 14, 1940 the daughter of Ernest and Ruby (Leonard) Smith.... more

Lloyd Curtis Ruthe

OREGON – Lloyd Curtis Ruthe, age 88, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at the Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 19, 1933 in Baileyville, the son of Frederick and Rena (Meiners) Ruthe. ... more

Robert I. Johnson

OREGON – Robert I. Johnson, age 87, passed away in his home on Jan. 17, 2022 in Oregon. Robert was born on Dec. 13, 1934 in Dixo; the son of Harold I. & andHelen (Rippberger) Johnson. ... more

Brad R. Bartnick

POLO – Brad R. Bartnick, 61, of Polo, passed away Jan. 10, 2022, at his home in Polo. ... more

 

Alice F. White

OREGON – Alice F. White, 83, passed away at KSB Hospital in Dixon on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 2022. She was born in Lone Rock, Wis., on Jan. 15, 1938 the daughter of Al and Hazel McGuire.... more

Wava I. (Noffsinger) Nickerson

Wava I. (Noffsinger) Nickerson, 91, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 in her home surrounded and held by her husband and children in Morning View, Ky. Wava was born in Mount Morris, the daughter of Earl and Peryl (Oxley) Noffsinger.... more

Penny Sue Mon

Penny Sue Mon, 56, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at KSB hospital unexpectedly. Penny was born April 6th, 1965 in Freeport, to Clara Knopp (Ketchem) and Roger Meyer Sr.... more

Phyllis A. Hagemann

BYRON – Phyllis A. Hagemann, age 87, passed away at OSF Saint Anthony in Rockford on Jan. 5, 2022. She was born in Mt. Morris on Jan. 9, 1934 the daughter of Marlin and Ruby (Angle) Carr.... more

Leon Grooms

OREGON – Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, Leon Grooms, 84, of Oregon, died on Wednesday, Jan. 5th, 2022, just days after the passing of his beautiful wife, Joan. He was born on Sept.3, 1937, in Marshfield, Mo., the son of Burley and Ida Grooms. ... more

LeRoy G. Comins

LeRoy G. Comins, 84, passed away on Jan. 10, 2022 surrounded by family. LeRoy was born on Aug. 21, 1937 to Lillian and Guy Comins in Wautoma, Wis. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy from 1955 to 1958. LeRoy worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 33 years, starting his career as a letter carrier in South Beloit Illinois and retiring as Postmaster of Sterling.... more

Dale E. Snyder

POLO – Dale E. Snyder, 93, of Polo, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. He was born April 20, 1928 in Adeline, the son of Orville and Mae (Stukenberg) Snyder.... more

Richard Roy Person

POLO – Richard Roy Person, age 84 passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, with his loving family by his side.... more

Warren Ernest Ippen

STILLMAN VALLEY – Warren Ernest Ippen, age 83, passed away at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Rockford on April 10, 1938 the son of Ernest and Ruth (Alcock) Ippen.... more

Barry T. Bowman

BYRON – Barry T. Bowman, 55, of Byron, died Dec. 27, 2021 at OSF Hospital. Rockford. Born Jan. 12, 1966 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, to Jim and Betty (Capes) Bowman.... more

Bruce L. Biermann

BYRON – Bruce L. Biermann, 70, of Byron, passed away on Jan. 1, 2022. He retired from United Technologies in 2015 after 42 years of service as an engineer.... more

Joseph Carl Baker

OREGON – Joseph Carl Baker, age 79, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. He was born May 18, 1942 in Dixon, the son of Clarence A. and Alice J. (Schwab) Baker. ... more