Obituaries

Sonya C. Haws

STILLMAN VALLEY – Sonya C. Haws, 48, of Stillman Valley died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. She was born Aug. 5, 1969 in Moline.... more

Ron Erdman

POLO – Ron Erdman, 84, of Polo, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at home. Ron was born August 17, 1933 in Elkhorn, Wis., the son of Gilbert Erdman and Elaine (Oleson) Erdman. ... more

Jeffrey Steven Martin

PAUL, Minn. – Jeffrey Steven Martin, 52, died suddenly on Friday, Nov. 3 in St. Paul, Minn. His birthday was July 16, 1965.... more

 

Evelyn (Lynn) Lee Hull Oncken

MILLEDGEVILLE - Evelyn (Lynn) Lee Hull Oncken, 84, of Milledgeville, died on Nov. 2, 2017, from an extended illness at Regency Care Center in Sterling. Lynn was born on Dec. 17, 1932, in Batavia, the daughter of Clark Arthur Hull and Beatrice (Bell) Hull.... more

 

Michael J. Lang

OREGON – Michael J. Lang, 74, longtime Oregon resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in UW Health, Madison after a short illness. Born Jan. 3, 1943 in Polo the son of William “Ed” and Leona (Krum) Lang.... more

 

Judy S. Kitzmiller

FORRESTON – Judy S. Kitzmiller, 65, of Forreston passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at the FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport. She was previously employed by World Color.... more

Sally W. Hedrick

OREGON – Sally W. Hedrick (nee Welty) passed away on Nov. 2, 2017 after a prolonged battle with Frontotemporal Degeneration, a type of dementia. Sally lived a life full of love, service and faith in the many communities she was a member of throughout her life.... more

Amos Henry Taylor Jr.

MOUNT MORRIS – Amos Henry Taylor Jr., age 87, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mount Morris. Amos was born April 23, 1930 in Buena Vista, Colo., the son of Amos Henry and Isabelle (Wells) Taylor Sr.... more

Mary Louise Smith

OREGON – Mary Louise Smith, 86, of Oregon passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 while at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 30, 1931 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Clifton and Launa (Daugherty) Jackson.... more

Willis J. “Harley” Davison

Dixon – Willis J. “Harley” Davison, age 64, died suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born May 26, 1953 in Rochelle, the son of Willis A. and Vera (Kendel) Davison.... more

Eleanor E. Ruter

OREGON – Eleanor E. Ruter, 68, of Oregon died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. She was born March 7, 1949 in Oregon the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Yuccas) Pazera. ... more

Conny L Reints

DIXON – Conny L Reints, 85 of Dixon died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Maple Crossing in Amboy. She was born July 20, 1932 in Compton, Ill., the daughter of Kauno "Joe" and Gwendolyn (Moore) Saari.... more

June K. Gann

POLO – Mrs. June K. Gann, 75, of Galesburg died at 7:43 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at home. She was born July 8, 1942 in Amboy, the daughter of Fred and LaVergne Wright Miller. She married Merle E. Gann on Oct. 6, 1961 in Polo.... more

Shirley M. Parks

BYRON – Shirley M. Parks, 87, of Byron, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. She was born Oct. 2, 1930 in Rockford the daughter of Kenneth and Jennie (Carey) Nelson.... more

(Nola) Louise Hartle

OREGON – (Nola) Louise Hartle, age 84, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 with her family at her side. Louise was born Feb. 18, 1933 in Jefferson County, Tenn., the daughter of Johnnie and Edith (Talbott) Horner.... more

Freda J. Engelkes

OREGON – Freda J. Engelkes, 84, of Oregon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1933 in Byron, the daughter of Joseph Lee and Isabella (Sutton) Fletcher. ... more

Lena M. Stienmetz

OREGON – Lena M. Stienmetz, 89, longtime Oregon resident, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 17, 1928 in La Valle, Wis., the daughter of George and Mabel (Palmer) Nachtigal.... more

Patrick M. " pree-pop" Soper

LEAF RIVER – Patrick M. " pree-pop" Soper, age 67, passed away on Sept. 28, 2017 at Generations neighbors Nursing Home in Byron after a long Battle of COPD. Patrick was born May 7, 1950 in chicago, the son of Leonard and Natalie (Vanderley) Soper. ... more