Obituaries

Richard N. Wade

OREGON – Richard N. Wade, 76, of Oregon died Tuesday July 18, 2017 in his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1941 in Geneva, Ill., the son of Leonard and Lucille (Gusler) Wade.... more

Jay N. Kitzmiller

DIXON – Jay N. Kitzmiller, 74, of Dixon, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home in Dixon, with his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley, by his side. He retired from Quebecor Printing as a lead pressman in 2002, after 40 plus years of dedicated se... more

Arlene Blake

POLO – Arlene Blake, age 95 passed away on July 12, 2017 in her daughters home, Fulton, Ill. Born in grandpa Kuntzelman’s house in rural Egan, Ill. to Benjamin Jacob Zilliox and Vivian Naomi Kuntzelman Zilliox on May 30, 1922.... more

Gladys L. Osborne

OREGON – Gladys L. Osborne, age 100, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. Gladys was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Dixon, the daughter of Fred F. and Louise (Stanley) Odenthal.... more

Michael E. Lingel

BYRON – Michael E. Lingel, age 60, passed away on July 5, 2017 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born on Feb. 11, 1957 in Rockford, the son of Theodore and Helen Lingel.... more

John R. Kuss

ROCKFORD – John R. Kuss, 72, of Rockford passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born on July 5, 1945 in Rockford, the son of Eugene and Bernice (Sertoft) Kuss.... more

Kristin A. (Dahlen) Ellis

ORRESTON – Kristin A. (Dahlen) Ellis, 65, of Forreston, passed away on July 11, 2017, surrounded by her husband and three children. She was born on Oct. 25, 1951 in Rockford, the daughter of Karl J. and Beebe Arline (Nelson) Dahlen.... more

Theodore Richard Day

OREGON – Theodore Richard Day, aged 74, passed away on Monday morning, July 10, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital. Rich, as he was known by friends and family, was born on June 13, 1943 in Chicago. Growing up in Des Plaines, Rich attended Maine West High Schoo... more

 

Willard (Bill) Armour

OREGON – Willard (Bill) Armour, aged 89, formerly of Oregon, passed away on June 2, 2017 in Hillsboro, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane Bergschmidt Armour.... more