Richard “Dick” Wayne Hann

Richard “Dick” Wayne Hann, 88, of Franklin Grove, IL, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.  Dick farmed for 66 years until his death for Winifred Hausen Knox. Richard was born June 18, 1929, in Franklin Grove, IL, the son of Paul and Nelta (Mall) Hann.  He married Helen Beard…read more »

Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Blocher

Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Blocher, 75, of Franklin Grove, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at his home.  He was an insurance and real estate agent with the Kirchoffer Agency in Franklin Grove, prior to his retirement. Larry was born December 12, 1942, in Dixon, IL, the son of Leland and Verda (Miller) Blocher.  He was a…read more »

Marilyn A Coffey

Marilyn A Coffey age 80 of Dixon died Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Dixon Health Care Center.  She was born March 2, 1938 in Dixon the daughter of Francis Eugene and Helen Louise (Whitebread) Coffey.  Marilyn had worked for the Illinois Tollway Authority for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1999. She was preceded…read more »

Jane M. Rockwell

Jane M. Rockwell, age 87, of Dixon, formerly of Rock Falls and Tampico, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Liberty Court in Dixon. Jane was born April 1, 1931 in Sterling the daughter of Jesse and Demarius Adele (Robinson) Warner.  She was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Sterling and later met…read more »

Joyce A. Hemminger

Joyce A. Hemminger, 75, of Rock Falls, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Joyce was born on November 21, 1942 in Sterling to Edward and Fanny (Clapper) Roberts. She is survived by her daughters, Jodi (Alex) Wade of Prophetstown and Jessica Hawley of Morrison; sisters, Edith Tarbill of Sterling…read more »

Adan Miguel Serrano-Gomez

Adan Miguel Serrano-Gomez, infant son of Jose Gomez and Veronica Serrano earned his angel wings on Friday, May 25, 2018. Adan was born on May 25, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Those left to honor his memory include his mommy and daddy; his siblings, Saul, Esai, Cristian, Roman and Mia; his grandparents, Luis (Erika)…read more »


Richard J. Strong

Richard J. Strong, age 82, of Sterling, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home in Sterling. Richard was born May 4, 1936 in Atchison, Kan. the son of Albert and Irene (VanDyke) Strong.  He served in the US Marine Corps and later married Carolyn Ortscheid on December 31, 1960 in Rock Island.  Richard was…read more »


Michael R. Sparby

Michael R. Sparby, age 57, of Dixon, died unexpectedly, Sunday May 20, 2018. He was born May 7, 1961, in St. Paul, MN, the son of Neal and Pauline (Gustafson) Sparby. Michael was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his children Erika (Adam Ludewig) Sparby of Utica, Chad Sparby of Chicago, and Brooke…read more »

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