Marcia (Seabold) Hogan

BYRON – Marcia (Seabold) Hogan of Byron passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Marcia fought a courageous 6-month battle with leukemia. She was born April 28, 1957, in Rockford; the daughter of Edward and Leona (Brass) Seabold.... more


Earl A. Whipple

BYRON – Earl A. Whipple, 76, Byron, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Amberwood Care Centre. He was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Sterling, the son of Harold and Edith (Allen) Whipple.... more

James S. Riley

BYRON – James S. Riley, age 89, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. He was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Oregon, the son of Leo and Ella (Reinders) Riley. ... more

Braden Thomas Metheny

BELVIDERE – Braden Thomas Metheny, 56, of Belvidere passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Born Nov. 14, 1961 in Savannah to Allison and Crystal (Wilson) Metheny. His name came from relatives; his first name coming from his maternal great grandfathers side being named after a boy who passed away in their family and his middle name coming from his maternal grandmothers side.... more

David William Livingston Sr.

POLO – David William Livingston Sr. passed away on Aug. 6th, 2018 of natural causes in Urbana.... more


Judith E. Wendling

DIXON – Judith E. Wendling, age 74, passed away on Friday, July 13 at Liberty Court in Dixon. Judith lost her 16-year battle with Alzheimer’s.... more

Kathleen M. Allen

STILLMAN VALLEY – Kathleen M. Allen, age 69, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at her home in Stillman Valley surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 27, 1949 in Chicago, the daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Gerts) Tennessen. ... more

Donald Eugene Wiltfang

POLO – Donald Eugene Wiltfang, 87, of Polo, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 18. The son of Jake and Leona Wiltfang, he was born on Nov. 23, 1930 in Oregon.... more


Sarah H. Whetsel

OREGON – Sarah H. Whetsel, 96, longtime Oregon resident, died Friday July 20, 2018 in her home. Born May 25, 1922 in La Junta, Colo., the daughter of Albert E. and Laura (Bauer) Moss.... more

Warren Waltrip

BYRON – Warren Waltrip, age 83, of Bryon, formerly of Thomson, Ill., died on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. ... more

Helen Leona Magnuson

ROCKFORD – Helen Leona Magnuson, 94, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born on June 6, 1924 to John and Lillie (Lundeen) Magnuson.... more

Verlyn W. Krahn

MONROE CENTER – Verlyn W. Krahn, age 83, went home to be with his heavenly Father on July 10, 2018. He was born on Oct. 12, 1934 in Marshfield, Wis., the son of Walter and Linda (Schroeder) Krahn.... more

Francis P. Bral

LEAF RIVER – Francis P. Bral, age 82, passed away July 22, 2018 at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, surrounded by his family. Francis lived in the Leaf River area most of his life. He served as Road Commissioner for 32 years.... more