Obituaries

Mary Katherine Leddy

OREGON – Mary Katherine Leddy passed away on February 12, 2020. Mary was born on Dec. 15, 1930 on a farm in Crary, N.D. Her father, Frank Suski, was a share cropper at the time and were forced out by the events of the dust bowl era.... more

Richard Helm

GERMAN VALLEY – Richard Helm, 87, of German Valley, passed away at his home on February 6, 2020. Richard was born in Montclair, New Jersey to Hugo Helm and Eleanore Skwarczinsky on April 29, 1932.... more

Patricia M. Franz

DAVIS JUNCTION – Patricia M. Franz, age 66, passed away on Feb. 15, 2020 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was in born Chicago on Jan. 3, 1954 the daughter of Lyle and Lorraine (Fry) Petty.... more

Phyllis Ann Cain

BYRON – Phyllis Ann Cain, age 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born Aug. 4, 1939 in Rockford, the daughter of Daniel and Hattie Reeverts.... more

Margaret Mae Adams

BYRON – Margaret Mae Adams, 92, of Byron died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in her home. Born Jan. 23, 1928, in Oregon, daughter of Harry B. Franklin and Mae (Keedy) Franklin. She attended Oregon schools, graduated in 1946, and continued her education at both Colorado State University and The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.... more

Janet L. Turner

STILLMAN VALLEY – Janet L. Turner, 79, longtime Stillman Valley resident, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. Born Aug. 7, 1940 in Princeton, the daughter of Carl and Pearl (Wade) May.... more

Bernard “Ben” E. Rogers

Bernard “Ben” E. Rogers, 66, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison, Wis. Ben was born on Oct. 23, 1953 to Benny and Donna (Engstrom) Rogers in Ottumwa, Iowa. ... more

Michael Lee Reibel

BYRON – Michael Lee Reibel went home to his eternal rest after a brief illness on Feb. 5, 2020. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter into the joy of your Lord.” Mike cherished his recent days visiting with family, friends, including those from All Saints Lutheran Church in Byron, his new congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanark, and his Wartburg Theological Seminary community.... more

Wallace Dean Mackey

POLO – Wallace Dean Mackey, 88 of Polo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Polo Rehabilitation Center.... more

Ruth Esther Drake

Ruth Esther Drake, age 90, passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2020 at Liberty Village Manor Court in Freeport, after a full and happy life. She was born on the family farm in Ogle County on April 7, 1929 to Esther (Link) Drake and Alfred Henry Drake.... more

 

Irma Rose Bauer

DIXON – Irma Rose Bauer, age 90, of Dixon died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Liberty Court Assisted Living in Dixon. ... more

 

Becky K. Merritt

STERLING – Becky K. Merritt, 61, of Sterling and formerly of Oregon, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Born Nov. 30, 1958 in Oregon, the daughter of Roger and Judith (Gigous) Steffa.... more

Wayne E. Heater

BYRON – Wayne E. Heater, 91, of Byron, passed away at Swedish American Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. He was born on April 26, 1928 to Lloyd and Emma (Drury) Heater.... more

Jim J. Lalor

Jim J. Lalor, 85, of Woodstock, (formerly of Hebron), closed his kind blue eyes one last time as he made his journey to meet the love of his life, Patricia Harris whom he fondly called “Patty,” when he entered the gates of heaven in the early morning hours of Jan. 29, 2020.... more

Frank Woodrow Allen

BYRON – Frank Woodrow Allen, 74, of Byron passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in his home from his family’s hands into the Hands of God. He was born Jan. 2, 1946.... more