Obituaries
 

Alan J. Wieneke

MOUNT MORRIS – Alan J. Wieneke, age 73, passed away on Sunday June 16, 2019 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Al was born on June 14, 1946 in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Joe and Mildred (Moorman) Wieneke.... more

Jim (Buck) Varilek,

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – Jim (Buck) Varilek, age 72, passed away May 27, 2019 at his home in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Son of Jim and Velma Varilek. Jim was born in Tyndall, S.D. June 30, 1946.... more

Donald Lee Stevens

BAILEYVILLE – Donald Lee Stevens, 81, of Baileyville, died Saturday June 15, 2019 at Walnut Acres. He was born Aug. 15, 1937 in Anna, Ill., the son of Roy and Gladys (Blythe) Stevens. ... more

Lois Elaine Erickson

MOUNT MORRIS – Lois Elaine Erickson 94 passed away peacefully at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Mount Morris on June 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 30, 1924 on the Robinson family farm in Chadwick, Ill., to Glenn and Hazel (Robinson) Kendell. She moved to Ashton in 1927 with her family, graduated from Ashton High School in 1942. Following graduation, she attended Northern Illinois Teachers College DeKalb for one year. She worked at the Green River Ordinance Plant for two years during WWII. Lois was married to her lifelong love Ralph E. Erickson on Feb. 25, 1944 in Dixon. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2006 after 62 years of marriage.... more

Margaret Ann (Engelkens) Anspach

BYRON – Margaret Ann (Engelkens) Anspach, age 83, returned to her heavenly home Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Chandler, Ariz., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Margaret was blessed with a large and loving family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was born Oct. 28, 1935 in Morrison, the daughter of Jacob E. and Eva D. (Wiebenga) Engelkens. ... more

Shelly Jean Abate (Leek)

WINNEBAGO – Shelly Jean Abate (Leek), 53, went to her heavenly home on Monday, June 10, 2019. She left this earth after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, at home, surrounded by her husband and son. ... more

 

Mary A. Grzywa

OREGON – Mary A. Grzywa, 88, of Oregon died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. Born June 26, 1930 in Bellflower, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Carrie (Cullom) Wells.... more

Leonard D. Gowers III

OREGON – Leonard D. Gowers III (Len) of Oregon, Illinois died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, June 9. Born Jan. 7th, 1945 in Chicago, he was raised by Grace Mary (Suber) Stern and Chuck Suber and later by Hubert Stern in Lake Forest and Highland Park, Illinois.... more

Donna A. Cline

OREGON – Donna A. Cline, age 81, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her home in Oregon surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 14, 1937 in Oregon the daughter of Max and Callista (McMullen) Reinders.... more