John F. Weller

MOUNT MORRIS – John F. Weller, 84, of Mount Morris, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. ... more

Lorna “Denise” Smith

ROCHELLE – Lorna “Denise” Smith, 55, passed away Feb. 2, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Denise was born on July 19, 1962 to Lawrence and Phyllis (Bruce) Eykamp in Rochelle. ... more

Donna Lee (Holeton) Nevans

ROCKFORD – Donna Lee (Holeton) Nevans, 54, passed away on Feb. 3, 2018. She was born Oct. 22, 1963, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, the daughter of Roger and Darlene (Palmer) Holeton.... more

Kay Y. King

BYRON – Kay Y. King age 72, of Byron, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. She was born May 10, 1945 the daughter of Richard and Annabelle (Percell) Yetter.... more


Martin Douglas Jacobson

OREGON - Martin Douglas Jacobson, age 61, of Oregon passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Born on July 15, 1956 in Rockford to Bernard and Lucille (Bloomquist) Jacobson.... more


Donald D. Spangler

Donald D. Spangler, 52, lifelong Oregon resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in his home. Born Feb. 28, 1965 in Dixon, the son of Donald R. and Joanne M. (King) Spangler.... more


Robert L. Shemwell

Robert L. Shemwell, of Rochelle, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Robert was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Elkton, Ky., the son of John Shemwell and Louise Shemwell-Bolton. ... more

Glen E. Ricker

It is with great sadness that the family of Glen E. Ricker, announces his passing into eternal life on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford at the age of 73. Glen was born May 2, 1944 in Rockwood, Tenn., to James and Dorothy Lamb Ricker. ... more


Keith Paul Nesemeier

Keith Paul Nesemeier, 81, of Polo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home. Keith was born Oct. 4, 1936 in Freeport, the son of Paul Kenneth and Bernice Irma (Diehl) Nesemeier. ... more

Brian David Lohr

Brian David Lohr, age 51 of Holland, Mich., passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, with his family by his side, after a lengthy struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).... more

Patricia Ann “Pat” Jones-Carr-Rosenbalm

Patricia Ann “Pat” Jones-Carr-Rosenbalm, age 81, Oregon, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Feb. 2, 2018 at Neighbors Nursing Home in Byron, under Serenity Hospice care. She was born at home, in Oregon, on May 28, 1936 to Walter and Ruth Jones. ... more

Herbert E. Herbeck

Herbert E. Herbeck, age 95, journeyed HOME February 2, 2018 to rejoice with Jesus and his dear wife “Lil.” Herb was born in Chicago, Aug. 23, 1922, the first-born son of Edward and Stacie (Kolar) Herbeck.... more

Annette J. Hall

BYRON – Annette J. Hall, 60, of Byron, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Annette was born August, 18, 1957, in Chicago, the daughter of Clarence “Jack” and Laverne (Beize) Carlson.... more

Norma J. Boehm

Byron – Norma J. Boehm, age 88, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris. She was born Mar. 20, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Bernard and Emma (Niehaus) Gudenkauf. ... more

Donna Delores Wills

BYRON – Donna Delores Wills, age 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Generations at Neighbors in Byron. She was born Feb. 6, 1922 in Naper, Neb., the daughter of Robert and Bessie (Briggs) Black. ... more


Todd Pfab

STILLMAN VALLEY – Todd Pfab, 53, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born Aug. 29, 1964 in Rockford, the son of Bob and Nancy (Peters) Pfab.... more


Richard Paul Pendergrass

BYRON – Richard Paul Pendergrass, 67, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. He was born Sept. 18, 1950 in Rockford, the son of Paul and Nettie (Taylor) Pendergrass.... more

Diana Lee (Feary) Buchanan

MOUNT MORRIS – Diana Lee (Feary) Buchanan 57, passed away after a long illness Monday Morning Jan. 29, 2018 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation where she had lived for the past 3 years.... more

James Wellington Cratty

OREGON – James Wellington Cratty passed away on Jan. 18, 2018 at the age of 89. James was born on July 7, 1928 in Mount Morris to Jay J. Cratty and Olivia (Carney).... more

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