Delbert M. Tarbill

Delbert M. Tarbill, age 82, of Polo, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his home. Delbert was born November 28, 1936 in Sterling the son of Raymond and Luella (McLindsey) Tarbill.  He married Evelyn Portner on June 20, 1964 in Rock Falls and was employed with the City of Sterling for many years.  Delbert enjoyed…read more »


Edythe L. Gloden

Edythe L. Gloden, age 82, of Dixon, died peacefully Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation. Edythe was born October 14, 1936 in Dixon, the daughter of Earl and Nada (Mossholder ) Guise.  She married Ned V. Gloden on January 25, 1957 in Dixon and was employed doing various part time jobs throughout her life. …read more »


Rhonda Kay Lenox

Rhonda Kay Lenox, 59, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL. She worked for Rayovac, for 13 years. Prior to that she ran a Home Day Care Facility for 12 years. Rhonda was born, January 18, 1960, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Charles “Charlie” and Luvilla…read more »

Roberta M. Zivney

Roberta M. Zivney, age 87, of Rock Falls, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling. Roberta was born May 30, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo. the daughter of Robert and Juanita (Matthews) Kilroy.  She was employed at Borg Warner for 25 years retiring in 1994.  Roberta was a loving mother,…read more »


Leroy Compton Sr

LeRoy Compton Sr., age 84 of Morton, IL died Monday, September 9, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care in Morton. LeRoy was born June 22, 1935 in Rufe OK, the son of Alvin and Rachel (Churchill) Compton. He married Sandra J. (Dickinson) Compton on May 12, 1956 in Sterling. He retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire…read more »

Dorothy A. Ross

Dorothy A Ross age 95 of Franklin Grove died Monday Feb. 11, 2019 at the Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 3, 1923 in Madison, WI the daughter of Fred and Anna (Zoellner) Barta.  She had been a Registered Nurse working at KSB Hospital, Franklin Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and…read more »

Marvin “Speed” I. Gulbranson

Marvin “Speed” I. Gulbranson, age 96 of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Morningside of Sterling. Marvin was born on July 19, 1923 in Benson, MN, the son of Ingelbret and Marie (Håvelsrud) Gulbranson. He is a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1943-1946. Marvin married…read more »


Bernadine A. Coats

Bernadine A. Coats, age 88 of Sterling, Illinois, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Rock River Hospice. Bernadine was born on December 13, 1930 in Metamora, Illinois to Henry A. and Lillian A. (Elbert) Waldschmidt.  She married Robert I. Coats on August 25, 1951.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 2013.…read more »

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