Craig E. Freeman

Craig E. Freeman, age 41 of Walnut, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Craig was born on October 9, 1977 in Morrison, the son of William and Gayle (Helgesen) Freeman, Sr. He was in the United States National Guard serving during the war in Iraq. He married Gina Gothard on September 25, 2004 in Walnut. He…read more »

Richard D. Parker Jr

Richard D. Parker, Jr., age 64 of Rock Falls, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1955 in Sterling, the son of Richard and Rita (Daniels) Parker, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Rita Parker of Sterling; two sisters, Debbie Hines of Rock Falls and Susan parker of Sterling;…read more »


Raymond H. Braggo

Raymond H. Braggo, age 101, formerly of Amboy died Friday, September 13, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage in Sterling. Raymond was born on August 28, 1918 in Oglesby the son of Charles and Rose C. (Foltynewicz) Braggo. He was united in marriage to Geraldine L. Lee on December 19, 1941 in Kahoka, Mo.  She preceded him…read more »


Gloria Gutierrez

Gloria Gutierrez, age 75 of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Gloria was born on April 6, 1944 in San Benito, TX, the daughter of Jose and Clara (Garza) Escamilla. She married Abraham J. Gutierrez on February 3, 1962 in…read more »


Patricia A. Marruffo

Patricia A. Marruffo, age 73 of Sterling, died Friday, September 13, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Patricia was born on February 28, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of Benito A. and Jovie (DeLeon) Marruffo. She worked at Woolworth’s and Walmart in Sterling for many years. Pat was an avid Cubs Fan and enjoyed…read more »

Janice L. Hanson

Janice L Hanson age 75 of Dixon died Saturday Sept. 14, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born May 25, 1944 in Kewanee the daughter of Lawrence and Lucille (Bumphrey) Foltz.  She had been a homemaker for Laurence Clayton for many years.  Janice enjoyed crafts, crocheting and games. She was preceded in death…read more »


Deborah VanLanduit

Deborah VanLanduit, age 69, of Tampico died Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling. Debi was born on October 15, 1949 in Dixon the daughter of Harry and Helen (Hays) Thompson.  She married Bill VanLanduit on December 31, 1968 in Sterling.  Debi was employed as a Secretary for 38 years…read more »


Robert “Bob” Allen Ragan

Robert “Bob” Allen Ragan, 84, of Dixon, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Unity Point Trinity Medical Center in Bettendorf, IA. He worked for Ludwig Dairy for 15 years prior to his retirement in 1999. Bob was born, June 17, 1935, in West Frankfort, IL, the son of Walter and Lillie (Meadows) Ragan. He…read more »

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