Obituaries
 

John “Eddie” Edmond Stroud

LEAF RIVER – John “Eddie” Edmond Stroud, age 75, passed away on Monday May 21, 2018 at his home. He was born on Dec. 10, 1942 in Long Beach, Calif., the son of Charley and Christina (Lawson) Stroud.... more

Paul Shefcik

OREGON – Paul Shefcik, age 83, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Paul was born on Feb. 10, 1935 and raised in Chicago.... more

 

Ruth C. Falk

BYRON – Ruth C. Falk, died May 10, 2018, at the age of 89. Devoted wife of 65 years to Earl J. Falk; loving mother of Kathleen (Gary) Snodgrass, Ruthe Ann (Bruce Ross-Shannon) Falk, Leslie Wedel, and Eve (Philip Modde) Fleming; adoring grandmother of Daniel Fleming, Heather (Jason Scandrol) Snodgrass, Brandon (Julie Otto) Snodgrass, Ethan Wedel, and Zoe Wedel; dear sister to Charles Frank and the late Arthur Frank, Walter Frank, and William Frank; aunt to many loving nieces and nephews. ... more

 

Robert Axel Carlson

BYRON – Robert Axel Carlson, age 66, of Byron passed away on Friday May 18, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born in Chicago on Sept. 16, 1951 the son of Robert and Annette (Ross) Carlson.... more

 

Robert P. Besonen

BYRON – Robert P. Besonen, age 57, passed away at his home on Tuesday May 22, 2018. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Nov. 11, 1960 the son of Richard and Bernice (Obinger) Besonen.... more

 

Francis C. Oltmanns

OREGON – Francis C. Oltmanns, 94, of Oregon died Thursday, May 10 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born July 4, 1923 in Ogle County, the son of Simon and Fannie (Hayenga) Oltmanns.... more

Donald A. Roe

BYRON – Donald A. Roe, age 84, passed away on Sunday May 13, 2018 at his son’s residence in Byron. He was born on March 27, 1934 in Herman, the son of Delwyn and Edna (Stegall) Roe.... more

 

Lois Irene Pauls

OREGON – Lois Irene Pauls 90, of Oregon, died Wednesday May 9, 2018 at her home in Oregon after a short illness. Lois was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Oregon Township, the daughter of Carrie Shugars and John Kelser. ... more

Gary Lee Nailor

STILLMAN VALLEY – Gary Lee Nailor, 74, of Stillman Valley, passed away in his home on Friday, May 11, 2018, with his wife Pammy by his side. He was born March 28, 1944, in Rockford, to the late Ralph and Ernestine (Johnson) Nailor.... more

 

Ruth C. Falk

OREGON – Ruth C. Falk, died May 10, 2018, at the age of 89. Devoted wife of 65 years to Earl J. Falk; loving mother of Kathleen (Gary) Snodgrass, Ruthe Ann (Bruce Ross-Shannon) Falk, Leslie Wedel, and Eve (Philip Modde) Fleming; adoring grandmother of Daniel Fleming, Heather (Jason Scandrol) Snodgrass, Brandon (Julie Otto) Snodgrass, Ethan Wedel, and Zoe Wedel; dear sister to Charles Frank and the late Arthur Frank, Walter Frank, and William Frank; aunt to many loving nieces and nephews. ... more

Blanche A. Schroeder

OREGON – Blanche A. Schroeder, 100, of Oregon, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 7, 1917 in Hanover, the daughter of Glenn and Theresa (Hecklemiller) Gilbert.... more

 

Nancy Mae Plemmons

LIGHTSVILLE – Nancy Mae Plemmons, age 81, passed away on Tuesday May 8, 2018, while she was on her way to work. Nancy was born March 23, 1937 in Oregon, the daughter of Harold and Nellie (Wakenight) Sigler.... more

Morgan R. Michel

BYRON – Morgan R. Michel, age 75, passed away on May 7, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born on February 20, 1943 in Shawano, Wis., the son of LeRoy and Muriel (Morgan) Michel.... more

John 'Jack' A. Kimes

MOUNT MORRIS – John “Jack” A. Kimes, age 74, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2018 with his wife and family by his side. Jack was born June 28, 1943 in Caseyville Township, Ill., the son of Ford and Helen (Beres) Kimes.... more

Dr. Joseph J. Kerwin

LEAF RIVER – Dr. Joseph J. Kerwin, DDS, 64, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born Sept. 12, 1953 in Chicago, the son of Joseph J., Sr. and Mary Eileen (Ormond) Kerwin. ... more

Ronald G. Bader

OREGON – Ronald G. Bader, 81, of Oregon, transitioned into eternal life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 5, 2018.... more

Lonnie R. Schelling

LOVES PARK – Lonnie R. Schelling, 62, of Loves Park and formerly of Leaf River, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 in UW Madison Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1955 in Rockford, the son of Arnold and Myrna (Reed) Schelling.... more

Marjorie Leota Emery

BYRON – Marjorie Leota Emery, 82, of Anna passed away on April 29, 2018 at her home in Anna. She was born Dec. 8, 1935 in Tamms, the daughter of Lewis Frederick and Estella (Brown) McDaniel. She married Dariel E. “Bud” Emery on Dec. 22, 1953, he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2016.... more

Esther Eileen (Werkheiser) Wilson

LEAF RIVER – Esther Eileen (Werkheiser) Wilson, 99, passed peacefully Monday, April 16, three days short of her 100th birthday. She was born April 19, 1918, on the family farm in Jo Daviess County, the fifth child of William Leslie and Emma Belle (Finkenbinder) Werkheiser.... more

Nonie L. Wiles

LEAF RIVER – Nonie L. Wiles, age 83, died peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her home near Leaf River surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 1, 1934 in Davis Junction the daughter of Francis and Doris (Farrell) Foster. ... more

Weslee Liam Rice

OREGON – Weslee Liam Rice, 17, of Oregon died Saturday April 14, 2018 at Rockford Mercy Health as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. Born Aug. 29, 2000 in Austin, Minn., the son of William H., Jr. and Sandra Lee (Haller) Rice.... more