Austin Edward Taft

Austin Edward Taft, 27, of Dixon, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at home in Dixon, IL. He worked for Raynor Garage Door prior to his passing. Austin was born, July 15, 1992, in Kankakee, IL, the son of Andrew and Bridget (Lambert) Taft. He was a member of IBEW Local Union 196 and the…read more »

Helene Kilchrist

HELENE KILCHRIST was an unforgettable woman who touched the lives of many many people. All who knew her, loved her for her generous spirit and fiery nature. She had a zest for life unmatched. In the end, she was surrounded by those most precious and important to her, TANJA and CHARLES, FRED and MEGHANN and…read more »

Jonathan Wade Buntjer

Jonathan Wade Buntjer, 58, of Renton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Auburn, Washington. He was born June 25, 1957, in Sterling, the son of John W. and Judith K. (Sanders) Buntjer. He married Martha Jean “Jeannie” Simmons on Jan. 3, 1977, in Peoria. A gathering of family and friends to honor him and Shirley Buntjer will…read more »


Shirley Ruth Buntjer

Shirley Ruth Buntjer, age 72 of Lyndon, died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at her home. Shirley was born on March 7, 1947 in Sterling, the daughter of John and Edna (Eden) Muntean. She married John Buntjer on February 14, 1978 in Sterling. Shirley volunteered for 18 years at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. She…read more »


Linda A. Hemminger

Linda A. Hemminger, age 71, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at her home. Linda was born January 1, 1948 in Rock Falls the daughter of Eleanor Duncan and James Fordyce. She married Thomas Hemminger on October 6, 2003 in Jonesboro, AR.  He preceded her in death on November 20, 2003.  Linda was a…read more »

Flach, Marna

Marna Mary Flach

Marna Mary Flach, 100, of Dixon died October 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Marna was born March 15, 1919, in Mendota, Illinois daughter of Roy and Marie (Leiser) McInturf.  She married Rex Joseph Flach on September 15, 1945 in Mendota, Illinois. The church played an important part in Marna’s life. Her strong faith…read more »


Robert Eugene Bradley

Robert Eugene Bradley, age 86 of Sterling, died Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at the Citadel of Sterling. Robert was born on May 7, 1933 in Amboy, the son of Robert and Isabel (Harvey) Bradley. He is a United States Army Veteran. Robert married Margaret Ann Weaver on July 10, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church…read more »


Viola “Tootie” M. Camp

Viola “Tootie” M. Camp, 88 of Sterling, joined her beloved husband in Heaven on October 9, 2019. Viola was born November 10, 1930 in Alsey, IL, the daughter of Harold P. and Stella (Lawson) Daniel. She was wed to Lloyd “Corky” M. Camp on June 6, 1952. He preceded her in death on September 12,…read more »

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