Obituaries
 

Delano E. Smith

LEAF RIVER – Delano E. Smith, 78 lifelong Oregon/Leaf River resident, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 in Dixon Healthcare & Rehab Center. Born Dec. 18, 1939 in Oregon, the son of Benjamin and Emma Smith.... more

Karen E. Rosenbalm

OREGON – Karen E. Rosenbalm, 64, 20-year resident of Oregon. passed peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born April 1, 1954 in Chicago, the daughter of Norris and Ada (Duck) Davis.... more

Shirley E. Lichter

BYRON – Shirley E. Lichter, 82, of Byron, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 29, 2018 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, after a short illness. She actively followed the adventures and activities of her family, loved celebrating the holidays – especially Christmas, and was the picture of grace. Born June 23, 1936 in Pecatonica, the daughter of Foster and Marian (Hitchcock) Nailor. Graduated from Pecatonica High School in 1954. Shirley married Gerard J. Lichter on Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Mary’s Rectory, in Pecatonica. She worked as a dental assistant in Pecatonica, as a school secretary in Macomb, a customer service representative in Ottawa. Shirley was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Byron, serving on the Funeral Ministry.... more

John “Jack” W. Diehl

DIXON – John “Jack” W. Diehl, 80 of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at KSB Hospital, Dixon. John was a heavy equipment operator prior to his retirement.... more

Anna E. (Zumdahl) Brechters

MOUNT MORRIS – Anna E. (Zumdahl) Brechters, age 89, died Sept. 5, 2018, at Huntington Place in Janesville, Wis. Anna was born on Feb. 2, 1929, the daughter of William and Marion (Miller) Zumdahl.... more