Obituaries
 

Garret Zoet

Garret Zoet, known to many as “Doc,” passed away on July 21, 2021, at the age of 88 years. Garret was born on May 23, 1933 in Rock Rapids, Iowa to Henry and Gertrude (Bakker) Zoet. ... more

Bernice Eileen Horton

POLO – Bernice Eileen Horton, 91, of Polo, died Sunday July 25, 2021 in Heritage Square in Dixon. She was born April 29, 1930 in Milledgeville, the daughter of Raymond and Lillian (Goble) Deets.... more

Leonard E. Gorsegner

STILLMAN VALLEY – Leonard E. Gorsegner, age 88, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at his home in Loves Park. He was born Oct. 22, 1932 in Thorp, Wis., the son of Gus and Ella (Hansen) Gorsegner. ... more

Beverley J. Eickman

STILLMAN VALLEY – Beverley J. Eickman, 90, of Stillman Valley passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021 at Generations Neighbors, Byron. Beverley lived her entire adult life in Monroe Center and Stillman Valley. ... more

David W. Atteberry

MOUNT MORRIS – David W. Atteberry, age 66, passed away suddenly on July 25, 2021 in KSB Hospital. David was born on March 12, 1955 in Fairfield, Ill., the son of Theodore and Mary (Masterson) Atteberry. He graduated from Oblong High School. David served in the United States Navy for 7 years. David married Vivian Boone on June 15, 1991 in Mt. Morris.... more

Debbie A. Sochor

BYRON – Debbie A. Sochor, age 59, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. She was born Nov. 14, 1961 in Chicago, the daughter of Rudolph “Rudy” and Elizabeth “Liz” (Kearns) Guttman. ... more

Edwin E. Smith

A Life Well Lived… Edwin E. Smith, 95, long-time Oregon resident, passed away, peacefully, on Friday, June 25, 2021. He died like he lived, with dignity. He was staying with his daughter, Linda Rundlett, on Long Island, N.Y., when he passed.... more

Marjorie P. Pepin

BYRON – Marjorie P. Pepin age 91, went home to be with her Lord on July 17, 2021 at Generations at Neighbors in Byron. She was born at home on the farm north of Byron on April 23, 1930 to John and Hattie (Palmer) Paul.... more

James E. Keplinger

MOUNT MORRIS – James E. Keplinger, 81, of Mt. Morris, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at KSB Hospital. ... more

Ronald Wayne Hongsermeier

Ronald Wayne Hongsermeier, 67, of Erding, Germany died at his home after a sudden illness on December 1, 2020. A proud American and native Illinoisan, Ron was born to Roy W. and Wilma L. Hongsermeier at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska on December 31,1952.... more

Jacklyn May (Tucker) Flick

LEAF RIVER – Jacklyn May (Tucker) Flick, aged 75, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born June 27, 1944 in Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, Denver, CO; daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Davis) Tucker. Growing up in Colorado, she graduated from South High School in Pueblo, Colo., class of 1961. Jackie then received her Education Major in 1964 from Truman University, Kirksville, Mo.... more