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    Brenda Kay Heckelsmiller – 61

    Mt. Morris, IL, Brenda Kay Heckelsmiller, age 61, passed away on Saturday November 30, 2019 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Brenda was born on November 12, 1958 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Roger & Joanne (Joesten) Niffenegger. Brenda earned an accounting degree from Rockford College. She worked in the Accounts Payable for Sewer Equipment Company in Dixon, IL. Brenda enjoyed time with her grandchildren, being outdoors, motorcycling, and the annual “Hayride.” Brenda is survived by her; Son: Adam Heckelsmiller Loves Park, IL; Granddaughter: Piper Davis, Winnebago, IL and Grandson: Aidan Heckelsmiller, Winnebago, IL; Boyfriend: Jack Beck, Mt Morris, IL; Mother: Joanne (Joesten) Niffenegger Rockford, IL; Brother: Roger “Butch” Niffenegger,…

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    Regina I. Zumdahl – 95

    Mt. Morris, IL, Regina I. Zumdahl, age 95, passed away on Sunday November 24, 2019 in the Oregon Living & Rehab Center, Oregon, IL. Regina was born on April 2, 1924 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Anthony & Anna (Raczkowski) Raynor. She graduated from Bowen High School class of 1942. She won a 4-year scholarship to Pius XI on the basis of her scholastic work. She attended Moser Business College in Chicago; she also attended the Fredrick Mizen Academy of Art at the Chicago Art Institute. Regina worked a lot at the family owned delicatessen business in the South side of Chicago; she also worked as a secretary to…

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    Dan A. Sheely – 46

    Daniel A. Sheely, age 46, of Oregon, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. He was born on October 25, 1973, to Fredrick and Beverly (Gaul) Sheely at KSB Hospital in Dixon, Illinois. Dan was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School, Class of 1992. Dan married Andria Nevenhoven on September 22, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have two daughters, Taylor and Allison Sheely. Dan was a loving family man who always put his family first. He was a proud Pinecricker, a member of the Mt. Morris Moose, and was always willing to lend a hand to his friends, family, and neighbors. Dan worked for the street department…

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    Carol Esther Hachmeister – 89

    Carol Esther (Rucker) Hachmeister, 89, passed away on November 14, 2019 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. Carol was born January 2, 1930 to Anson and Mary Viola (Knapp) Rucker. She completed grade school at Doty School west of Polo and graduated from Polo High School in 1948. She married Walter Hachmeister in a double ceremony with Jim Melvin and Marilyn Bollman on August 18, 1956. Carol enjoyed travel, planning every detail of many great trips with family and friends over the years. Carol worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for the National Turkey Federation in Mt. Morris from 1948 to 1955 with fond memories of travel to annual…

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    Rodney Alan Poggioli – 72

    Rodney Alan Poggioli, born June 28, 1947 at home in Leaf River, second son of Nina and Harry Poggioli, Sr., passed away November 12, 2019 at home with family in Leaf River at the age of 72. Rodney graduated from Leaf River High School where he played basketball on the team that beat arch rival Forreston for the Route 72 Conference Championship. He then played football for and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. He and Shirley (Williams) Stark were married at her family farm Sept. 5, 1982. Rod and Shirley have three children, Andy Stark (wife Haley and children Kylie, Skylar, and Trinity; Darlington, WI), Nicholas Poggioli (Ann…

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    Timothy J. Hough – 65

    Mt. Morris, IL, Timothy John Hough, age 65, passed away on Sunday November 10, 2019 in Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Tim was born on April 21, 1954 in Freeport, IL, the son of Robert G. & Virginia A. (Angle) Hough Jr. Tim graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1972, graduated from Manchester College, and he received his MBA from Northern Illinois University. He worked at Hough Hardware and for many years at Kable News Co. ascending to the position of comptroller, and he also was a CPA. Tim served his Lord and community in many ways, including; singing with Agape Players, performing with the yearly Cantata,…

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    Cynthia “Cindy” Book – 69

    Cynthia “Cindy” Sue Book, 69, formerly known of Byron, IL. entered into eternal life on Friday November 1, 2019 at Javon Bea Hospital with her family by her side. She was the eldest child of the late Bruce E. and LaVonne V. (Martin) Kielsmeier. She was born on June 4, 1950 in Oregon, IL. and graduated from Leaf River High School in 1969. Cynthia went on to serve the local communities with her parent’s business the “Patty Wagon” for many years. Additionally, she worked as a CNA for several years and continued her education graduating in 1998 with her LPN degree. She loved spending her time with family and friends…

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    Walter E. LeFevre – 93

    Mt. Morris, IL, Walter E. LeFevre, age 93, passed away on Friday October 25, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Walt was born on October 18, 1926 in Dixon, IL the son of George & Katherine (Hummel) LeFevre. He graduated from Oregon High School. Walt married Irene Floto on September 11, 1949 in Mt. Morris, IL. Walt enjoyed golfing, playing tennis, working in the yard, traveling with Irene, and spending winters in Florida. Walt is survived by his wife: Irene LeFevre, Mt. Morris, IL; son: Robert (Crete) LeFevre; daughter: Connie (James) Johnson, Shannon, IL; grandchildren: Curtis (Shelby) Johnson, Peoria, IL; Kimberly (Aaron) Dietrich, Geneva, IL; Robin (Joshua)…

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    Stanley J. Ubben – 75

    Mt. Morris, IL, Stanley J. Ubben, age 75, passed away on Thursday October 24, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Stan was born on February 24, 1944 in Freeport, IL the son of Walter & Erma (Stengel) Ubben. Stan graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1963, and then he completed Mechanical Training at Universal Trade School in Omaha, NE. Stan served in the US Army serving during Vietnam stationed in Thailand. Stan was the owner/operator of Stan’s Performance Auto Repair since 1972 retiring in 2008. Stan married Kathy Noon on May 25, 2001 in Oregon, IL. Stan was a member Trinity Lutheran Church; he loved…

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    James David Dickson – 70

    Mt. Morris, IL, James David Dickson, age 70, passed away Tuesday October 22, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Jim was born June 13, 1949 in Rockford, IL the son of Robert D. & Esther E. (Hedrick) Dickson. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1967. Jim served in the US Army from 1969 until 1975 stationed in Germany during Vietnam. Jim worked at Crest Foods on the line for several years. Jim was a member of the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, Mt. Morris, Oregon VFW, active in AA and NA as a member and a mentor. Jim was an avid Chicago White…

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    Mary Jo Dusing – 73

    Mt. Morris, IL, Mary Jo Dusing, age 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 19, 2019 in her home with her family by her side. She was born on February 3, 1946 in Shullsburg, WI, the daughter of James Louis & Loretta (Francis) DeRocher. Mary Jo married Michael Dusing on October 4, 1969 in Freeport, IL. She loved to sew, collected many things, but most of all she loved her time with her family; especially giving hugs to her grandchildren. Mary Jo is loved and will be missed by her husband Mike; her children: Michelle (Ken) Bechtold, Marci (Dave Slack) Loven, Dianna (Seth) Newton, Danielle (Tchevy) Olson, David (Cortnee) Dusing,…

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    David M. Stahl – 60

    Mt. Morris, IL, David Michael Stahl, age 60, passed away on Saturday October 12, 2019, in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. David was born March 22, 1959 in Dixon, IL the son of Harry M. & Dorothy (Kielsmeier) Stahl. David graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1977. He worked as a carpenter for 36 years in Florida. David enjoyed hunting, fishing, all sports, especially the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. David is survived by his daughter: Shawna (John Rizzo) Stahl, Bonita Springs, FL; grandchildren: Jorden & Mason Rizzo, Bonita Springs, FL; mother: Dorothy Stahl, Mt. Morris, IL; brother: Danny Stahl, Forreston, IL; sisters: Ruth Cross, Rockford, IL and Rhonda…

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    Catherine Eva Nutshell – 94

    Mt. Morris, IL, Catherine Eva Gutshall, age 94, passed away peacefully in her home on October 6, 2019. Catherine was born on February 18, 1925 in Beloit, WI the daughter of Clarence & Viva (Edwards) Carson, Catherine was a sister to brothers: Clarence Jr. and Eugene; she was also a sister to Francis. Catherine married Robert Gutshall on May 19, 1941 and lived in Stillman Valley, IL; also living in Leaf River, IL and then moving to Mt. Morris, IL. Catherine was a loving mother to 5 sons: Robert, James, Gary (Karen), David, and Charles Gutshall; and 1 daughter: Barbara (Ralph “Pappy”) Cardott. She was a grandma to Airia (Tony)…

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    Mary Katherine Green – 95

    Mary Katherine Green, 95, died October 5, 2019 at Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris, Illinois. Mary was born December 7, 1923, in Montague City, Massachusetts, the daughter of Oscar R. and Lucy M. (Stoughton) Slifer. When she was 15, her family settled on a farm near Conrad, Iowa. Mary graduated from Conrad High School in 1941 and from McPherson College, Kansas, in 1945. She did graduate work at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and then taught physical education at McPherson College from 1946-47. Mary met Paul Adrian Green at the University of Iowa and they wed in Iowa City in 1947. The couple moved to Christopher, Illinois, where…

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    Steven A. Gann – 68

    Mt. Morris, IL, Steven A. Gann, 68 passed away in his home on Thursday September 19, 2019. Born September 29, 1950 in Freeport, IL to Walter F. Gann and Lota I. Osborne. Steven graduated from Oregon High School in 1970. While employed at Chrysler Corp in Belvidere he served in the Vietnam War. After returning from Korea, he returned to Chrysler and retired from there. He enjoyed his years in Mt Morris and loved to share stories with his many friends and family. Steven passed in his home at 313 E Lincoln. It is suggested that, in leu of flowers that money be donated to the Oregon Future Farmers of…

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    Donna J. Jones – 82

    Leaf River, IL, Donna J. Jones, age 82, passed away on Friday September 20, 2019 in the Oregon Living and Rehab Center with her family by her side. Donna was born March 12, 1937 in Leaf River, IL the daughter of Clinton N and Vernie V (Snyder) Motter. Donna attended Leaf River High School. Donna had various jobs over the years but her favorite was Ogle County Bailiff in addition, being a crossing guard for the Leaf River/ Forreston School District. Donna was a 24-year survivor of colon cancer. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Donna was formally a member of the Leaf River United Methodist Church and the…

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    Patricia A. Rosenbaum – 87

    Mt. Morris, IL, Patricia A. Rosenbaum, age 87, passed away on Monday September 16, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Pat was born on January 3, 1932 in Polo, IL the daughter of Donald & Gladys (Geldean) Davison. Pat graduated from Polo High School class of 1949. Pat married Bill Rosenbaum and he preceded her in death on April 3, 1985. Pat worked McGregor Publishing in the customer service department and central quality for several years as a personal secretary for owner of the company. Pat was mom to her children’s friends, her family was her whole life. Pat loved to quilt, she loved puzzles, flea markets,…

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    Marvin S. “Marv” Olson Jr. – 80

    Mt. Morris, IL, Marvin “Marv” S. Olson Jr., age 80, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Serenity Hospice & Home surrounded by his family. Marv was born January 18, 1939 in Oregon, IL the son of Marvin S. & Clarice (Drummond) Olson Sr. Marv married Carolyn Beck on April 14, 1973 in Mt. Morris, IL. He served in the US Army. Marv worked at E.D. Etnyre for 46 years retiring in 2001. Marv was the most wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and family man. He was a Moose member since 1973, serving in many functions and he held many positions in the Moose. He was an avid Bears…

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    Esther E. Buskohl – 88

    Mt. Morris, IL, Esther E. Buskohl, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 8, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Esther was born on February 7, 1931 in German Valley, IL the daughter of John R. & Dolly J. (Smith) Baal. She graduated from Leaf River High School. Esther married Marvin Buskohl in Leaf River, IL on February 14, 1948 and he preceded her in death in January of 1997. She was a Data Processing Coordinator for Kable News Company, Mt. Morris, IL and the Farm Bureau and Farm Management in Freeport, IL retiring in 1985. Aside from her Kable News career, Esther was a devoted…

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    Michael Steven Penn – 67

    Leaf River, IL., Michael Steven Penn, age 67, passed away on Sunday September 1, 2019 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. Steve was born on September 6, 1951 in Rockford, IL the son of Joe T. & Barbara (Goodwin) Penn. He graduated from Leaf River High School class of 1969. Steve married Nancy L. Weichman on August 13, 1977 in Leaf River, IL. He retired from UTC (formerly Sunstrand) in 2014 after 30 years of service. He began employment there as a machinist and retired as a manufacturing production engineer. Steve was a captain and volunteered on the Leaf River Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing and loved his Green…

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    John R. Grove – 87

    Leaf River, IL, John R. Grove, age 87, passed away on Wednesday August 28, 2019 in Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. John was born on September 5, 1931 in Leaf River, IL the son of Roy L. & Alice (Kapperman) Grove. He graduated from Leaf River High School class of 1950. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War. John married Augusta “Gussie” Hagemann on July 19, 1953 in Leaf River, IL. John worked as a farmer for 40 years in the Leaf River area. John was a member of the Leaf River Lions Club for 55 years, American Legion, Mt. Morris Moose Lodge #1551, Oregon…

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    Vernon L. McGuire – 71

    Mt. Morris, IL, Vernon Leon McGuire, age 71, passed away in his home on Saturday August 24, 2019. Vernon was born on March 16, 1948 in Mendota, IL the son of Robert & Ila (Musser) McGuire. Vernon served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He worked for E.D. Etnyre for 35 years as a welder/foreman. Vernon loved to play the guitar and sing, fish, his time with family and friends was the highlight of his life. He is a lifetime resident of Mt. Morris. Vernon is survived by his 3 children: Victoria McGuire, Rock Falls, IL, Cecilia McGuire, Mt. Morris, IL, Vernon McGuire Jr., Tucson, AZ; 3 grandchildren:…

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    Diana “Lynn” Martin – 72

    Oregon, IL, Diana L. “Lynn” Martin, age 72, passed away on Sunday August 18, 2019 in Serenity Hospice & Home with her family by her side. Lynn was born on September 20, 1946 in Oregon, IL the daughter of Harry A. & Marguerite (Bornemeier) Smith. She graduated from Oregon High School Class of 1964. Lynn Married George “Bill” Martin on June 16, 2016 in Oregon, IL. Lynn worked as a title searcher in Real Estate for Rockford Title Company and Northwest Title Company for many years. She was an avid gardener, loved mowing her lawn, she crocheted many items for all new baby arrivals, she loved four wheeling, and spending…

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    Clifford H. Greenhow – 82

    Clifford H. Greenhow 1937-2019 Clifford “Cliff” H. Greenhow, 82, of Byron, IL passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, in his home surrounded by family. Born June 16,1937, in Rockford, IL, the son of Herbert and Alice (Anthony) Greenhow. Cliff proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. He then went on to be owner of Cliff Greenhow Construction Custom Home Builder. He built many homes, in Rockford, IL and surrounding area including many in WI. His final passion in life was woodworking. Survivors include his wife Linda (Carr) Greenhow; sons Warren “Butch” (Jacki) Greenhow and Ronald (Teresa) Greenhow; daughter Beth (Mark) Bostrom; stepdaughters Jessica (Tom) Fraser and Jennifer (Brandon) Watts.…

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    Sue Smith – 75

    Oregon, IL; Sue Smith, age 75, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Sue was born on November 21, 1943 in Oregon, IL the daughter of Leon & Polly (Black) Toms. She married Robert Smith and he preceded her in death. Sue has lived in this community her entire life. She graduated from Oregon High School. She was a member of the Moose Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. She was the “Best Mom In The World”. Sue is survived by her four children; Adam Smith, Amy Smith, Shelly Gertmann, and Dawn Degarmo; eight grandchildren: Garrett Elliott, Chenelle Benton, Amber Ruthe,…

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    Charles E. “Chuck” Hinkle – 63

    Oregon, IL; Charles E. “Chuck” Hinkle Sr., age 63, passed away in the Oregon Living & Rehab Center, Oregon, Il with his family by his side. Chuck was born on April 9, 1956 in Greeneville, TN the son of Jim & Dora (Renner) Hinkle. He worked as a driver for FS Gas Company in Oregon, IL. Chuck loved fishing and hunting, was an organizer for pool and darts tournaments, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and family. Chuck is survived by his children: Bambi (Shane Akins) Hinkle, Leaf River, IL; Nicole (Greg) Wesselman, Colorado Springs, CO; and Charles Hinkle Jr., Mt. Morris, IL; grandchildren: Matt & Pypar…

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    Charlotte Galvin – 91

    Oregon, IL, Charlotte Galvin, age 91, passed away in her home on July 25, 2019. Charlotte was born on August 22, 1927 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Charles & Rose (Reid) Edwards. Charlotte married Paul E. Myers in December 1945 in Lima, OH and they have 3 children: Paul (Kathy) E. Myers Jr., Goshen, IN; Leonard D. Myers and Christopher L Myers who both preceded her in death. She then married Joseph Galvin in June 1951 in Lima, OH and they moved to Chicago, IL and he preceded her in Death. They had 4 children: twins Larry and Sherry (Terry) Forsythe, Antioch, IL and Larry preceded her in death;…

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    Roger D. Thorngren – 97

    Roger Dale Thorngren, 97, of Mt. Morris, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 16. Roger was born on February 28, 1922 in Rochelle, the son of Robert and Myrtle Thorngren, and he grew up in Milledgeville. Roger was a graduate of Milledgeville High School and the University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from February 2, 1943 to October 5, 1945. Roger was an officer and he served on a bomber crew in the European theater. He married his childhood sweetheart, Carol Peugh, in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 19, 1943. Roger and Carol returned to Milledgeville after the war and moved to Mt.…

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    Daryl R. Christians – 82

    Mt. Morris, IL, Daryl Ray Christians, age 82, passed away in his home on July 11, 2019. Daryl was born on May 9, 1937 in Avon, South Dakota the son of John E. & Jennie G. (Hamminga) Christians. Daryl served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Daryl married Roberta J. Murdock on October 14, 1972 in Mt. Morris, IL. He served as a Mt. Morris Police Officer for 25 years, retiring as a Sergeant. Daryl first and for most loved his family, he loved to fish and golf, he played accordion for Buccaneers, and in earlier years he had a special experience when he played with Lawrence…

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    Frank “Bill” Moser Jr. – 74

    Oregon, IL, Frank “Bill” Moser Jr. age 74, passed away in his home on July 3, 2019. Bill was born on November 22, 1944 in Oregon, IL. Bill married Doris Turman on May 31, 1963 in St. Petersburg, FL. He worked for Moser Carpet Service, as a carpet layer; he worked for Alpha Omega in printing; and he worked for Ogle County Educational Cooperative as a custodian. Bill looked forward to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Bill Loved to play the guitar, enjoyed the latest technology, working outdoors, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his mother: Carrie Raymond; wife: Doris Moser; children: Angela…

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    Nancy K. Dickson – 71

    Nancy K. Dickson passed away peacefully at her home in Ankeny, Iowa at the age of 71. A visitation will be held at 10:00AM at the Mount Morris Church of the Bretheren on Saturday July 6th and will be followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 A.M. in the Church, and burial at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, bbrfoundation.org. Nancy consistently sought joy and happiness in all things around her. Whether a routine e-mail reminder at work, correcting one of her children’s mistakes, or even training a misbehaving pet, she always carried herself in a fun and positive way. She…

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    Sherry P. McCormick – 63

    Chana, IL, Sherry P. McCormick, age 63, passed away on Monday June 24, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 30, 1955 in Richland Center, WI, the daughter of Glen J. & Frances J. (MacNess) Pauls. Sherry is survived by her husband: Terry McCormick, Chana, IL; son: Sean McCormick; Chana, IL; grandchildren: Ashley McCormick, Chana, IL; Autumn McCormick, Rochelle, IL; and Nicholas McCormick, AZ; brothers: Rick (Karen) Pauls, Richland Center, WI; Harry (Michelle) Pauls, Midlothian, IL; Glen (Maria) Pauls, North Lake, IL; sister: Jeannette (Robert Glenn) Pauls, Oak Park, IL; 2 brother in laws and 3 sister in laws; and many nieces and…

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    Al J. “Wink” Wieneke – 73

    Mt. Morris, IL, Alan J. Wieneke, age 73, passed away on Sunday June 16, 2019 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL. Al was born on June 14, 1946 in Monticello, IA, the son of Joe and Mildred (Moorman) Wieneke. He graduated from Morrison High School class of 1964; he attended Western Illinois University, Clinton Community College; and he graduated from Chicago Automation Institute and Sauk Valley Community College. Al served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971. Al married Carol Mather on August 14, 1971, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Al worked for Kable News Company from 1971-2009, retiring after 38 years. He was a past member of…

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    Lorraine James – 95

    Mt. Morris, IL, Lorraine James, age 95, passed away on Tuesday June 4, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Lorraine was born on December 9, 1923 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Fred & Ruth (Swanson) Burdick. She graduated from Rockford West High School class of 1942. Lorraine married Leonard James on October 9, 1943 in Rockford, IL; and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2013. Lorraine was a member of Christian Churches all her life where she was a Sunday School Teacher, on the missionary committee for 30 years, women’s fellowship, and she was baptized at the age of 16. Lorraine is survived by…

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    Ruth A. Meyer – 92

    Ruth A. Meyer died May 3, 2009 at the Stephenson Nursing Center, Freeport, IL. She was born December 4, 1926, in Rockford, Illinois. Parents were John J. and Gladys (Morrison) Meyer. Ruth lived in Pecatonica the first 8 years of her life, moved to Haldane, IL in Lincoln Township in Ogle County, attended country school, graduated from Polo Community High School in 1944. After retiring from Standard Oil, she moved to Mt. Morris, IL. She spent winters in Arizona, enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, and meeting with her many friends, neighbors and cousins. She was a member of the West Branch Church of the Brethren. Predeceased by parents and brother Joe.…

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    Jeannie M. Freeze – 46

    Leaf River, IL, Jeannie M. Freeze, age 46, passed away on Thursday April 18, 2019 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL with her family by her side. Jeannie was born June 10, 1972 in Rockford, IL the daughter of LeRoy & Judy (Schrader) Freeze. Jeannie loved to spend time with her family and close friends, she loved being around children whenever she could, she spent much of her time with her cat Jazzy, she loved her Dallas Cowboys, but most of all her time with her mother was unending. Jeannie is survived by her mother: Judy Hunter, Leaf River, IL; many aunts, uncles, cousins, special cousin: Amy; and special…

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    Barbara Jo Haines – 72

    Barbara Jo Haines, age 72, passed away on March 26, 2019 in the Rock Falls Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Rock Falls, IL. Barbara was born December 12, 1946 in Pueblo, CO the daughter of Robert & Dorothy (Davis) Tucker. Barbara was an animal lover who adored her dog, Sadie, and she had many dogs throughout her life. She attended Clown College and enjoyed entertaining children of all ages ad Arabrab. She spent many years in Florida before moving to Illinois to be near her family. Barbara loved her church family and doing mission and volunteer work. Barbara is a breast cancer survivor. Barbara is survived by her sister: Jacklyn…

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    John D. Price III – 59

    Oregon, IL, John D. Price III, age 59, passed away on March 14, 2019 in Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. John was born on February 24, 1960 in Oregon, IL; the son of John D. & Shirley (Jones) Price Jr. He graduated from Oregon High School the class of 1978. John marries Sharon Rote on November 17, 1995 in Oregon, IL and she preceded him in death on February 3, 2007. John worked for Wood Brothers Company in Oregon, IL for several years. He was a very private person, and his family was very important to him. John is survived by his mother: Shirley Mon; children: Jamie (Nate) Tumbleson,…

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    Elmer W. Gann – 95

    Mt. Morris, IL, Elmer Winfred Gann, age 95, passed away on Friday March 15, 2019 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Elmer was born on July 15, 1923 in Mt. Morris Township, Ogle County, IL the son of Shadrich & Cordelia (Reed) Gann. He graduated from Byron High School class of 1941. Elmer served in the US Army Air Force during WWII. Elmer married Lyda Jones on January 19, 1946 in Dodgeville, WI and she preceded him in death on May 27, 2006. Elmer was a machinist producing machine tools for Greenlee Brothers in Rockford, IL for 42 years retiring in 1984. Elmer was a member of the…