Obituaries

Ann L. Spaulding

STILLMAN VALLEY – Ann L. Spaulding, age 73, of Byron passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Generations at Neighbors in Byron. She was born in Rockford, on July 6, 1944 the daughter of Alfred and Phyllis (Ackra) Levey. ... more

Mary Elizabeth Hoernecke

BYRON – Mary Elizabeth Hoernecke, age 75, of Byron died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Serenity House in Oregon after a courageous fight with brain cancer- glioblastoma multiforme. She is now home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.... more

Frederick William “Bill” Hiort, Jr.

Frederick William “Bill” Hiort, Jr., age 87, of Wilmot, Wis., and Rifle, Colo., died Friday afternoon, June 15, 2018 at his home.... more

Stephen J. Gecan

OREGON – Stephen J. Gecan, 94, lifelong Oregon resident, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in his home. Born Dec. 26, 1923 in Oregon, the son of Frank and Antonia (Dellach) Gecan.... more

Karen Marie Dorcey

MOUNT MORRIS – Karen Marie Dorcey, age 53, Passed peacefully in her home on Sunday June 10, 2018, with her three children at her side (after a battle with breast cancer). Karen was Born Aug. 12, 1964 in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of George and Shirley (Wakeland) Dorcey.... more

Dr. Harold F. Best

OREGON – Dr. Harold F. Best of Oregon, died June 6 after a fall at home. He was born July 15, 1941 in Sioux Falls, S.D. As a clinical psychologist he enjoyed his private practice for more than 30 years. A perfect Sunday consisted of doing the NY Times crossword in ink, a football game on TV, and an entire pot of coffee. He enjoyed good tobacco, good company, and a good read.... more

April Lynn Roos

OREGON – April Lynn Roos, age 37, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice and Home following a courageous battle with Aveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. She was born May 20, 1981 in Rochelle the daughter of Gary and Susan (Ebens) French. ... more

Louise Frances Colbert

LEAF RIVER – Louise Frances Colbert, 93, of Leaf River died on June 5, 2018 in her home. Born on Aug. 25, 1924 in Rockford, daughter of Milo and Clara (Clayton) Haselton. ... more

Pauline J. Humphreys

FORRESTON – Pauline J. Humphreys, 63, Passed away peacefully May 27, 2018. She was born Feb. 12,1955 in Freeport. ... more

 

Adam Young

OREGON – Adam Young, 42 formerly of Oregon, died May 24, 2018. He was born Nov. 9, 1975 in Dixon to Douglas and Sue Young. ... more

 

Linda Straith

MOUNT MORRIS – Linda Straith (Earth Angel Grannie) age 64, was called to heaven on Friday, May 25, 2018. She was born April 20th, 1954 in Chicago. ... more

Harry Poggioli Jr.

LEAF RIVER – Harry Poggioli Jr., 74, of Leaf River, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2018, surrounded by his family, at Mercyhealth Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born May 28, 1944, in Belvidere, the son of Harry Albert and Nina Mae (Tate) Poggioli Sr. ... more

 

Timothy James Hollewell

OREGON – Timothy James Hollewell, 63, of Oregon passed away at the VA hospital in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was born Dec. 22, 1954 in Oregon.... more

Robert Gaul

POLO – Robert Gaul, 80, of Polo, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Morrison Community Hospital. Robert was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Brookville, Ill., the son of John Howard and Vernie L. (Krusey) Gaul.... more

Betty M. Davis

MOUNT MORRIS – Betty M. Davis, 87, Mount Morris, passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Manor on May 30, 2018. She was born April 22, 1931 in DeSmet, S.D. Betty was the daughter of Bloice and W. Blanche (Vaughn) Holverson.... more