Lyla Mae Pope

Lyla Mae Pope, 90, of Sterling died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at home. Lyla was born on May 27, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Rudolph and Gladys (Emmitt) Dettman. She married Daniel Pope on January 15, 1950 in Rock Falls. He predeceased her on November, 10, 2007. Lyla was a member of Immanuel Lutheran…read more »

Russell L. Boehle

Russell L. Boehle, age 83, of Walnut, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Heritage Health in Walnut. Russell was born January 2, 1937 in Princeton the son of Herbert and Iola (Conderman) Boehle.  He married Aldina Fusinetti on May 5, 1962 at St. Patrick’s Church in Arlington, IL.  Russell was employed at Steele and Haurberg,…read more »

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 »


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 »


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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