Melanie Dawn Lutzow

ROCHElLE – Melanie Dawn Lutzow, 59, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Rochelle after battling cancer. She was born on April 20, 1959 in Rockford, at Rockford Memorial Hospital to Harvey and Joyce Brown.... more


Irvin H. Bolthouse

OREGON – Irvin H. Bolthouse, 61, of Oregon and formerly of Rockford, died Monday, July 16, 2016 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born Sept. 4, 1956 in Rockford, the son of Henry, Jr. and Jean (Kappenman) Bolthouse.... more

Diane M. Welenc

OREGON – Diane M. Welenc, age 48, passed away in her home on May 12, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born May, 19, 1969 in Chicago, the daughter of Robert and Monica Larakers.... more

Bradley D. Pfoutz

MOUNT MORRIS – Bradley D. Pfoutz, age 67, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, with his wife by his side. Brad was born Feb. 7, 1951 in Rochelle, the son of Dean E. and Mary Jane (Majors) Pfoutz. ... more

Michael H. McNett

OREGON – Michael H. McNett, age 80, died on Thursday July 5, 2018 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. He was born July 20, 1937, in Freeport, the son of Harlan and Amy McNett.... more


Josephine D. Maas

STILLMAN VALLEY – Josephine D. Maas, age 103, died Monday, July 2, 2018 at Generations at Neighbor’s in Byron. She was born April 15, 1915 near Stillman Valley, the daughter of Richard and Anna (Mennenga) Bulthaus. ... more

Geraldine Francis Lamm LeVar

MOUNT MORRIS – Geraldine Francis Lamm LeVar, “Geri,” age 87, life -long resident of Mount Morris, died Friday, July 6, 2018 in that town she loved best.... more

Richard E. Hollandsworth

DAVIS JUNCTION – Richard E. Hollandsworth, age 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday July 9, 2018. He was born to John J. and Bernadine J. (Baughman) Hollandsworth on Jan. 22, 1939 in Canton, IL. ... more

Delores “Dee” Jean Hilliard

KINGS – Delores “Dee” Jean Hilliard, 87, of King, Wis., and formerly of Kings, died peacefully on June 5, 2018. ... more

Jamie L. Hayenga

OREGON – Jamie L. Hayenga, age 38, passed away suddenly in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Jaime was born in Dixon, the daughter of Gerald and Carol (Zacharias) Zellers, SR.... more

Joseph Paul Harp

STILLMAN VALLEY – Joseph Paul Harp, age 84, formerly of Roselle, died Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice and Home near Oregon. He was born July 6, 1933 the son of Paul and Jennie (Grabowy) Harp. ... more

Ronald J. Davis

MOUNT MORRIS – Ronald J. Davis, age 71, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, Wis. Ron was born on May 10, 1947 in Rockford, the son of Robert J. and Marion E. (Gudmundson) Davis. ... more

Sara Jim Nichols Pado

BYRON – Sara Jim Nichols Pado, of Byron died in Pinecrest Manor on June 30, 2018 in Mount Morris, at the age of 96. Sara was born on April 19, 1922, weighing only 2 pounds, the daughter of James William Nichols and Jesse (Maffett) Nichols in Winder, Ga.... more

Janet Lowe Joesten

Janet Lowe Joesten, 84, passed away peacefully in Louisville, Colo., on June 23, with family at her side, after a long battle with dementia. ... more

Dorothy F. "Dot" Foy

OREGON – Dorothy F. "Dot" Foy, 87, longtime Oregon resident, died Friday, June 29, 2018 in Generations at Neighbors, Byron. Born Aug. 31, 1930 in Chicago, the daughter of John and Angeline (Kenar) Szurgot.... more

Kathleen “Kathy” Anne Carrington

DIXON – Kathleen “Kathy” Anne Carrington, 68, of Dixon, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at her home in Dixon. Kathy taught English and History for 30 years at Bryon middle school prior to her retirement.... more

April Lynn Roos

OREGON – April Lynn Roos, age 37, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice and Home following a courageous battle with Aveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. She was born May 20, 1981 in Rochelle the daughter of Gary and Susan (Ebens) French. ... more