Megan Lynn Lewis

Megen Lynn Lewis, 43, of Dixon, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora, IL. Megen was born, June 30, 1975, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Stanley and Sandra (Butler) Lewis. She enjoyed running and walking outdoors with her friends. Megen loved do to do yard work and gardening. She…read more »


Suzanne “Suzie” D. Pottorf-Cravatta-Mercurio

Suzanne “Suzie” D. Pottorff – Cravatta – Mercurio, 59, of Dixon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Serenity Hospice & Home. Suzie was born, April 13, 1960, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of William and Alma (Livingston) Pottorff. She married Victor Mercurio on September 28, 2012 in Dixon. Suzie was a loving…read more »

Connie J. Todd

Connie J. Todd, age 68, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Winning Wheels in Prophetstown. Connie was born on July 19, 1950 in Walnut Ridge, Ark. the daughter of James and Florence (Vinson) Todd.  She loved to read and was an accomplished writer having published a book.  Connie loved spending time with her friends family…read more »

Edward “Cookie Monster” F. Cook

Edward “Cookie Monster” F. Cook, 68, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at home. Ed was born August 18, 1950 in Sterling the son of Ervin and Elizabeth Cook. He served in the US Army as Private First Class and later was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 30 years. He was…read more »

Maria Magdalena Mendoza

María Magdalena Mendoza, age 65, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Unity Point Hospital in Peoria Maria was born on July 7, 1953 in Princeton. The daughter of Natalio G. and Isidra (Flores) Ortega. As a Custodian with Unit 5 of the Sterling School District for over 33 years, Maria saw three generations of children in…read more »


Lla M. Helms

Ila M. Helms, age 82, formerly of Dixon, died Saturday June 8, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Naperville. She was born October 18, 1936 in Sterling the daughter of Wayne and Mildred (Becker) Clary. Ila was a Registered Nurse at KSB Hospital for over 25 years, as well as Oregon Living and…read more »


Ruth E. Nix

Ruth E. Nix, almost 104, of Dixon died Monday June 10, 2019, at Heritage Square in Dixon. She was born June 19, 1915, in Geneva, the only child of Fred and Louise (Hammel) Schwarz who owned a meat market in Elburn, IL She attended the University of Illinois for two years, majoring in home economics…read more »


Russell “Butch” Kemp Jr

Russell “Butch” Kemp Jr, 78, of Dixon, IL, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Rock River Hospice & Home, surrounded by his family. He worked for Henry Pratt as a Hydro Tester for 38 years prior to his retirement. Butch was born, April 23, 1941, in Franklin Grove, IL, the son of Russel and…read more »

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