Obituaries

Paul Van Oosten

Paul Van Oosten, 94, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Rock River Home and Hospice.  He was born on June 5, 1923 in Newton Township to Adolf and Marie (Lantinga) Van Oosten.  He married Frances Stultz on November 15, 1946 in Dixon.  Paul served proudly in the US Marine Corps during WWII…read more »

Ashford,

Robert Lee Ashford

Robert Lee Ashford, 84, of Dixon, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL. He worked for KSB Hospital, Dixon, for 44 years, retiring as a purchasing agent. Mr. Ashford was born May 26, 1934 in Dixon, the son of Leonard and Stella Ashford.  He married Annette Hereford on July…read more »

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Allen E. Crotts Sr

Allen E. Crotts, Sr., age 81, formerly of Rock Falls died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Marigold Nursing and Rehabilitation in Galesburg.  Allen was born on March 9, 1937 in Rock Falls the son of Frank and Bertha (Alexander) Crotts.  He married Dorothea Craig on October 25, 1975 in Prophetstown.  She died February 24, 2005. …read more »

Mulnix

Donald S. Mulnix

Donald S. Mulnix, age 73, of Morrison, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. Donald was born July 30, 1944 in Carroll County, IL the son of  Virgil and Grace (Paschal) Mulnix.  He served in the US Army and later was employed at GE for 34 years retiring on November…read more »

Machen,

William Marion Machen

William Marion Machen age 85 of Amboy died peacefully Wednesday June 20, 2018 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1933 in Amboy the son of Louis and Lillian (Barnes) Machen. He worked many jobs during his lifetime retiring from Sauk Valley Community College after 26 years in 1996. He married Mary Francis Hillison…read more »

Jack L. Kuelper

Jack L. Kuelper, age 78, of Wyanet, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Jack was born June 10, 1940 in Deer Grove the son of Leonard and Helen (Reffett) Kuelper.  He married Judith Morse on December 22, 1961 in Rock Falls and was employed as a mill wright at Northwestern…read more »

Lawrence W. Nelson

Lawrence W. Nelson, age 92, of Nelson, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Larry was born October 19, 1925 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Harry and June (Thompson) Nelson.  He served in the US Navy during WWII as Radioman Third Class and later married Florence Shonka in…read more »

Fordham

Donovan K. Fordham

Donovan K. Fordham, 26, of Dixon, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Memphis, TN. Donovan was born May 11, 1992, in Dixon, IL, the son of Joseph E. Phillips and Misti L. Fordham.  He loved spending time with family and friends. Donovan enjoyed boating and spending time on the Rock River.  Music was a passion…read more »

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