Obituaries

Wesley Herbert Young

STILLMAN VALLEY – Wesley Herbert Young, age 89, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at the Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. He was born Oct. 26, 1928 in Rockford the son of F. Herbert and Alice D. (Lenstrom) Young.... more

Robert A. Radville

OREGON – Robert A. Radville, age 77, passed away Nov. 21, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Bob was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Chicago, son of Allen and Helen (Juronis) Radville.... more

William J. Neuliep

OREGON – William J. Neuliep, affectionately known as "Doc," 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Bill was born Sept. 29, 1922 to William C. and Alvina (Dettmerig) Neuliep in Chicago Heights.... more

Ryan Simmons Miller

OREGON – Ryan Simmons Miller, 30, of Oregon, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in a farming accident. He was a partner of M & R Farms, Dixon. It was a lifelong dream to farm with his Dad.... more

Marilyn J. Ludwig

FORRESTON – Marilyn J. Ludwig, 83, of Forreston, died Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017 at Parkview Home in Freeport. She was born July 29, 1934 in Freeport, the daughter of LeRoy and Susan (Ratmeyer) Folkerts. ... more

Daniel E. Gann

OREGON – Mr. Daniel E. Gann, 48, of Galesburg, Illinois died 3:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born Feb. 28, 1969 in Hinsdale, Illinois to Merle E. and June K. Miller Gann. ... more

 

Roxanne M. Coil

MOUNT MORRIS – Roxanne M. Coil, age 65, passed away in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, on Dec. 4, 2017. Roxanne was born on Nov. 23, 1952 in Chana, the daughter of Lynn and Arlene (Carter) Davis. ... more

Margaret A. Campbell

BYRON – Margaret A. Campbell, age 96, of Byron went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2017. She was born on Sept. 8, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of James and Anna (Pohl) Horning.... more

 

Carolyn Armour

FORRESTON – Carolyn Armour, 83, of Forreston, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in her home. Carolyn was born Oct. 17, 1934 in Freeport, the daughter of George A. and Iva R. (Moring) Manus.... more

 

Dorothy “Dot” E. Thompson

BYRON – Dorothy “Dot” E. Thompson, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at her home with loved ones by her side. She was born on May 16, 1946 in Rockford the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Crone) Trenholm.... more

Virgil J. Swalve

FORRESTON – Virgil J. Swalve, life-long farmer, auctioneer, real estate broker, and community leader, died Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Liberty Village Manor under Hospice Care after a brief illness. ... more

Paula Fossett

LEAF RIVER – Paula Fossett, age 69, of 10816 N. Leaf River Rd., Leaf River, passed away in her home on Nov. 28. She was born on April 9, 1948 in Sharon, Wis., to Irvin and Pauline (Bender) Burger.... more

 

Shaw family

Timothy A. Shaw, 39, Melissa R. Shaw, 37, Ethen A. Shaw, 17, LeAnne E. Shaw, 15, Hailey F. Shaw, 12, Dylan J. Shaw, 11, all of Dixon, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in a house fire.... more

Gregory J. Wood

LEAF RIVER – Gregory J. Wood, age 19, passed away on Nov. 10, 2017 in his home in Leaf River. Gregory was born on Sept. 16, 1998 in Rockford, the son of Marcus and Nicole (Wiles) Wood. ... more

 

Gene Edward Reber

BYRON – Gene Edward Reber, 82, of Byron passed away Saturday, Nov. 18 after a long illness. Gene was born in rural Byron on Dec. 3, 1934 to Clifford and Ruth (Winterland) Reber. ... more

 

Lois J. Medlar

OREGON – Lois J. Medlar, 92, lifelong Oregon resident, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 in Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center. Born July 19, 1925 in Oregon, the daughter of John and Muriel (Stoffregen) Long.... more

 

David Allen Jones

MOUNT MORRIS – David Allen Jones passed away on Nov. 16, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mount Morris. Dave was born in Chicago on Oct. 29, 1942.... more

Donald J. Finn

SYCAMORE – Donald J. Finn, 83, of Sycamore, formerly of Oregon, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. He was born Sept. 2, 1934 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of John & Clara (Bernard) Finn.... more

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