Roberta M. Zivney

Roberta M. Zivney, age 87, of Rock Falls, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling. Roberta was born May 30, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo. the daughter of Robert and Juanita (Matthews) Kilroy.  She was employed at Borg Warner for 25 years retiring in 1994.  Roberta was a loving mother,…read more »


Leroy Compton Sr

LeRoy Compton Sr., age 84 of Morton, IL died Monday, September 9, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care in Morton. LeRoy was born June 22, 1935 in Rufe OK, the son of Alvin and Rachel (Churchill) Compton. He married Sandra J. (Dickinson) Compton on May 12, 1956 in Sterling. He retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire…read more »

Dorothy A. Ross

Dorothy A Ross age 95 of Franklin Grove died Monday Feb. 11, 2019 at the Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 3, 1923 in Madison, WI the daughter of Fred and Anna (Zoellner) Barta.  She had been a Registered Nurse working at KSB Hospital, Franklin Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and…read more »

Marvin “Speed” I. Gulbranson

Marvin “Speed” I. Gulbranson, age 96 of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Morningside of Sterling. Marvin was born on July 19, 1923 in Benson, MN, the son of Ingelbret and Marie (Håvelsrud) Gulbranson. He is a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1943-1946. Marvin married…read more »


Bernadine A. Coats

Bernadine A. Coats, age 88 of Sterling, Illinois, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Rock River Hospice. Bernadine was born on December 13, 1930 in Metamora, Illinois to Henry A. and Lillian A. (Elbert) Waldschmidt.  She married Robert I. Coats on August 25, 1951.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 2013.…read more »


Barbara J Blackburn

Barbara J Blackburn age 90 of Rock Falls died Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling. She was born July 11, 1929 in Dixon the daughter of Albert and Hazel (Loomis) Grams.  She had worked at the Freeman Shoe Company in Dixon and at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling from 1968 to 1978. She…read more »

John E. Kenney

John E. Kenney, age 80, of Polo, Illinois, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois. John was born April 19, 1939 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Rita (Robertson) Kenney. He was a 1957 graduate of Dixon High School and later married Lydia Jimenez on February 15, 1958 in…read more »


Allan J. Fitzpatrick

Allan J. Fitzpatrick age 67 of Ohio died Sat. Aug. 24, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton following a motorcycle accident. He was born January 31, 1952 in Dixon the son of Bernard and Charlotte (Goy) Fitzpatrick.  Allan was a truck driver for Double D Express in LaSalle from 1989 until his retirement in…read more »

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