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Sharon Ann Wagner

OREGON – Sharon Ann Wagner, age 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in Dixon. She was born Feb. 23, 1943 in Amboy, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Shaw) Ackerson. more...

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Pope

POLO – Elizabeth “Betty” J. Pope, 96, of Polo, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Betty was born June 8, 1923 in Harmon, the daughter of Joe and Mary (MeKeel) Blackburn. more...

George A. Wrasse

BYRON – George A. Wrasse, age 92, passed away at Pinecrest on Jan. 12, 2020. He was born to Otto and Bertha (Meyer) Wrasse on March 8, 1927 on his parent’s farm located 5 miles NE of Hancock, Wis. more...

Karl Black

MOUNT MORRIS – On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Karl Black, loving husband, father of two children passed away at the age of 79. Karl was born on Aug. 26, 1940 in Oregon, to Pete and Lillian Black (Merritt). He graduated from Sunny Slope High School in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1958. He worked in the grocery business for 52 years, ending his career in Mount Morris. On Nov. 26, 1966, he married Linda Knecht. They raised a son, Derek, and daughter, Tammie. more...

Doris Olsen

BYRON – Doris Olsen, age 82, passed away on Jan. 4, 2020 at The Meadows in Franklin Grove. She was born in Lincoln, Ill., the daughter of Auvine and Edna (Kush) Voyles. more...

Judi Ranz

FORRESTON – Judi Ranz, 74, of Forreston, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at FHN Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 31, 1945 in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Rogalinski) Turek. more...

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