Obituaries

Larry D. Pritchard

Larry D. Pritchard, 70, of Dixon, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at home. He retired from Raynor in May of 2016 after 42 years and was a member of the Carpenters Union. Larry was born, September 22, 1949, in Sterling, IL, the son of Herbert and Ruby (Meyer) Pritchard. He was a…read more »

Julia Ann Stevenson

Julia Ann Stevenson, 72, of Sterling, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home, surrounded by loved ones. Julie, the daughter of Joseph and Opal (Prater) Cox, was born in Orange County, CA on October 7, 1947. Julie will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, optimism, and sunshiny presence that lit up the…read more »

Joyce Bennett

Joyce Bennett, age 93, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Allure Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Joyce was born on May 9, 1926 in Walnut the daughter of Frank and Frances (Hasbrook) Broers.  She married Gordon Bennett on February 28, 1948 in Walnut.  Joyce was at the Meek School in Walnut, Tampico Elementary and Prophetstown Elementary…read more »

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Frank Donald Swartz

Frank Donald Swartz, 97, of Brodhead, WI, formerly of Dixon, IL, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at Wood’s Crossing-Wood’s Point in Brodhead, WI. He was a lifelong farmer in the Dixon area. Don was born, January 5, 1923, in Nelson, IL, the son of Frank and Ada (Spiegel) Swartz. He married Marion Wohrley on…read more »

Pearl F. Owens

Pearl F. Owens, 99, of Walnut died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Heritage Manor. Pearl was born in Spring Valley, IL on July 12, 1920, the daughter of Myles and Florence Fassler. She was a member of Ohio Methodist Church, as well as Red Oak United Methodist Church. Pearl is survived by one daughter,…read more »

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Richard L. VanderLeest

Richard L. VanderLeest, age 76, of Colona, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Manor Care in Davenport, Iowa. Richard was born February 4, 1943 in Denver, CO the son of Robert and Amelia “Billie” (Foxall) VanderLeest.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam era where he was a computer programmer for over 20…read more »

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John Kalman Nagy

John Kalman Nagy died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Dixon, IL at the age of 66. John was born in Dixon on April 2, 1953, to Louis and Delores (Heinzeroth) Nagy. He graduated from Dixon High School in 1971 and Illinois State University in 1975. He married Debra Hartle in 1975.…read more »

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Robert E. Olson

Robert E. Olson, age 82, of Amboy peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born December 17, 1937, in Amboy to Louise Cardot. Bob was raised by his loving mother and stepfather, Fred Olson, who later adopted Bob. Bob was…read more »

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