George A. Wrasse

BYRON – George A. Wrasse, age 92, passed away at Pinecrest on Jan. 12, 2020. He was born to Otto and Bertha (Meyer) Wrasse on March 8, 1927 on his parent’s farm located 5 miles NE of Hancock, Wis.... more

Karl Black

MOUNT MORRIS – On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Karl Black, loving husband, father of two children passed away at the age of 79. Karl was born on Aug. 26, 1940 in Oregon, to Pete and Lillian Black (Merritt). He graduated from Sunny Slope High School in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1958. He worked in the grocery business for 52 years, ending his career in Mount Morris. On Nov. 26, 1966, he married Linda Knecht. They raised a son, Derek, and daughter, Tammie.... more

Judi Ranz

FORRESTON – Judi Ranz, 74, of Forreston, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at FHN Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 31, 1945 in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Rogalinski) Turek. ... more


Doris Olsen

BYRON – Doris Olsen, age 82, passed away on Jan. 4, 2020 at The Meadows in Franklin Grove. She was born in Lincoln, Ill., the daughter of Auvine and Edna (Kush) Voyles.... more

John Jacob Hubbard

FORRESTON – John Jacob Hubbard, age 89, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in Walnut Acres Nursing Home. John was born on June 4, 1930 in Mendota, the son of William C. and Esther (Vogler) Hubbard. ... more

Kathy Lynn (Hilliard) Colbert

OREGON – Kathy Lynn (Hilliard) Colbert, 63, of Oregon, passed away Jan. 4 at the UW Madison Hospital. She died a peaceful and contented death with family by her side, six months after being diagnosed with cancer.... more

Roger R. Burkholder

POLO – Roger R Burkholder, age 74, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 from natural causes. He was born on Jan. 31, 1945 in Dixon, IL to Fay and Kathryn (Rogers) Burkholder.... more

Diane C. Breedlove

BYRON – Diane C. Breedlove, age 66, passed away at her home on Jan. 5, 2020. She was born in Rockford on Sept. 28, 1953 the daughter of Roscoe and Barbara (Smith) Dulgar.... more

Robert Eugene Bennett

LEAF RIVER – Robert Eugene Bennett, age 95, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at his home in Leaf River. He was born June 14, 1924 in Pine Rock Township, Ogle County, the son of John and Mabel (Stonebraker) Bennett. ... more

Grace P. Henley

ROCKFORD – Grace P. Henley, age 93, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Byron, the daughter of Harry and Grace (Wilfang) Brechters. ... more

Richard Nelson Cain

BYRON – Richard Nelson Cain, age 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at his home in Mount Morris. He was born Aug. 18, 1935 in Rockford the son of Everett and Edith (Nelson) Cain.... more