Obituaries

Lily Marie Stutsman

MOUNT MORRIS – Lily Marie Stutsman, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at Pinecrest Community in Mt. Morris. She was born on Nov. 22, 1926 to Henry Block and Bessie (Weber) Block.... more

Dennis G. Reber

Dennis G. Reber of Houston, Texas passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 after a long illness. He was born May 31, 1958, the son of Gene Reber and Connie Reber-Willis.... more

Robert Kenneth Kretsinger

LEAF RIVER – Robert Kenneth Kretsinger, age 91, of Leaf River, passed away on Sept. 11, 2021 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Robert “Bob Kret” and his twin brother Richard were born on June 11, 1930 to Kenneth and Jessie (Nichols) Kretsinager in Leaf River.... more

Betty D. Jones

ROCKFORD – Betty D. Jones, age 95, formerly of Mt. Morris, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Rockford. Betty was born on Nov. 29, 1925 in Mt. Morris Township, the daughter of Lee & Dollie (Marks) Avey. ... more

Leroy “Lee” Johnson

ROCKFORD – Leroy “Lee” Johnson, age 85, of Rockford, formally of Stillman Valley, passed away on Sept. 10, 2021 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 4, 1935 the son of Monroe and Ida (Larson) Johnson.... more

John Robert Hoffman

John Robert Hoffman died peacefully on Sept. 4, 2021 in Denver, Colo. John was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Ruth Hoffman, (Stillman Valley) and one brother Daniel Hoffman (Stillman Valley).... more

Charles J. (Chuck) Fisher

Charles J. (Chuck) Fisher, 85, passed away Aug. 31, 2021 at Eastern Maine Medical Center with his wife by his side. He was born on March 6, 1936 to Marshall and Norma (Schieldt) and grew up in Janesville, Wis.... more

Willis B. “Willie” Cline

OREGON – Willis B. “Willie” Cline, 93, lifelong Oregon resident, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris. Born May 4, 1928 in Oregon, the son of Thomas and Ruth (Cox) Cline.... more

Mary Laurie (Wright) Briggs

GERMAN VALLEY – Mary Laurie (Wright) Briggs, 67, of German Valley, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at her home with her husband Steve by her side. She was born September 24, 1953 in Dixon, the daughter of Robert Lewis and Edith Lucille (Volz) Wright. ... more

Audrey Anne Blobaum

Audrey Anne Blobaum, 87, of Wellington, Fla., formerly of Byron, passed away on July 24, 2021. She was born to parents Ralph Thompson and Elsie Marie Thompson, on Aug. 20, 1933, in Compton, Ill.... more

Edith M. Whitney

OREGON – Edith M. Whitney, 100, passed away on Sept. 1, 2021 in her home at Oak Park Place, Baraboo, Wis. Edith was born at home on the farm Dec. 24, 1920 in Oregon. She was the sixth child of Anna and Percy Fruin.... more

Donna M. Oltmanns

BYRON – Donna M. Oltmanns, age 85, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at the Generations at Neighbor’s Rehabilitation Center in Byron. She was born Aug. 5, 1936 in Eldora, Iowa the daughter of Clifton and Helen (Bridges) Adams. ... more

Patricia A. Mott

OREGON – Patricia A. Mott, 72, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at KSB Hospital, Dixon. She was a resident of Oregon for the past 39 years coming from Lombard. Born March 17, 1949 in Chicago, the daughter of Harold D. and Mary Lois (Schumacher) Murray.... more

Gene W. Beauchem

OREGON – Gene W. Beauchem, 80, lifelong Oregon resident, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born June 9, 1941 in Oquawka, Ill. the son of Eugene and Margaret (Stubbs) Beauchem. He was a 1959 graduate of Oregon High School.... more