Obituaries

Marjorie “Midge” M. Herman

MOUNT MORRIS – Marjorie “Midge” M. Herman, age 94, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in Pinecrest Community with her children by her side. Midge was born on Oct. 19, 1925 in Chicago, the daughter of Howell Worth and Elisabeth (Sherer) Murray. ... more

Jean E. Eads

MOUNT MORRIS – Jean E. Eads, 84, of Mt. Morris died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 in Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris. Born Nov. 27, 1935 in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of Orville and Flavia Lueker.... more

Marion Lucille Rittmeyer

Marion Lucille Rittmeyer, 97, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 surrounded by loved ones at her home in Lindenwood. Marion was born on May 25, 1923 to Charles and Mabel (Dygert) Schroeder in Crystal Lake. On April 21, 1942 she married the love of her life, Henry A. Rittmeyer, in Crystal Lake.... more

Roger Dale Garrison

POLO – Roger Dale Garrison, 71, died on Oct. 2, 2020, with his family by his side. Roger was born to Esther and Clay Garrison on Feb. 16, 1949, and lived the majority of his life in Polo. He was married to Patricia “Pat” Lawson of Ashton on Oct. 10, 1981, in an outdoor ceremony at Camp Emmaus.... more

Norma Jean Castelli

STILLMAN VALLEY – Norma Jean Castelli, age 92, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at her home in Stillman Valley surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 20, 1928 in Stillman Valley the daughter of Willis and Blanche (Wills) Friday. ... more

Robert L. Gouker

Robert L. Gouker “Bob” of Ruskin, Fla., formally of Oregon and Mt. Morris, passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2020. Bob was born March 11, 1933 to Charles and Ruth (Lingle) Gouker.... more

Patricia A. Hayenga

CHANA – Patricia A. “Patty” Hayenga, 68, longtime area resident, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born Aug. 19, 1952 in Santa Fe, N.M., the daughter of L.P. and Mildred (Stevens) Wallace.... more