Betty Maxine Mayberry

LEAF RIVER – Betty Maxine Mayberry (60) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on March 10, 2018, at Serenity House in Oregon. She was born to Francis and Carol Bral (Druien), on Oct. 25, 1957, in Princeton.... more


Mike W. Johnson

OREGON – Mike W. Johnson, age 69, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in his home. Mike was born on May 15, 1948 in Wausau, Wis., the son of Richard & Elizabeth (Lake) Johnson. ... more

Pauline Jennie Buttel

LEAF RIVER – Pauline Jennie Buttel, 93, of Leaf River, died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Stephenson Nursing Center in Freeport. Born July 10, 1924 in Forreston, the daughter of Christ and Ella (Meiners) Schoonhoven. ... more

Lyle D. Wright

MOUNT CARROLL – Lyle D. Wright of Mount Carroll, formerly of Oregon, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 in His home. Lyle was the son of Harry “Pete” and Minnie Helman Wright. ... more


Richard R. Voss

MOUNT MORRIS – Richard R. Voss, age 68, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Freeport Memorial Hospital, Freeport, with his family by his side. Richard was born July 15, 1949 in Hope, Ark. the son of Basil and Lilly Voss.... more

Gertrude (Trudi) E. Michaux

DELAND, Fla. ­– Gertrude (Trudi) E. Michaux of Deland, age 70, passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.... more

Donald S. Marsh

ROCHELLE – Donald S. Marsh, 59, lifelong Rochelle area resident, died Monday, March 5, 2018 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Born May 13, 1958 in Rochelle, the son of Arthur and Verva (Ehmen) Marsh.... more

Daniel M. Dunlap

OREGON – Daniel M. Dunlap, 80, longtime Oregon resident, passed away peacefully with his children at his side Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford following a short illness. Born July 3, 1937 in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Earl and Gertrude (Phalen) Dunlap.... more


Janis Bearman

MOUNT MORRIS – Janis Bearman of Corinth, Miss., formerly of Mount Morris, passed away Feb. 20, 2018.... more

Gregg L. “Buck” Williams

OREGON – Gregg L. “Buck” Williams, age 55, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at his residence in Oregon. He was born Sept. 29, 1962 in Rochelle the son of Roland L. and Violet L. (Hoelzer) Williams. ... more


Jean E. Ungar

STILLMAN VALLEY – Jean E. Ungar, 77, of Stillman Valley and formerly of Des Plaines and Crystal Lake, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born Oct. 29, 1940 in Chicago, the daughter of Nelson and Helen (Brown) Thompson.... more

Shelby J. Reber

BYRON – Shelby J. Reber, age 66, passed away on Feb. 25, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. She was born on Oct. 2, 1951 in Rockford the daughter of Hibbard and Shirley (Ashelford) Reber.... more


Robert D. Franklin

MOUNT MORRIS – Robert D. Franklin, 80, of Milledgeville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home. Bob was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Mount Morris, the son of Joseph and Martha (Slifer) Franklin.... more


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