Barbara J Blackburn

Barbara J Blackburn age 90 of Rock Falls died Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling. She was born July 11, 1929 in Dixon the daughter of Albert and Hazel (Loomis) Grams.  She had worked at the Freeman Shoe Company in Dixon and at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling from 1968 to 1978. She…read more »

John E. Kenney

John E. Kenney, age 80, of Polo, Illinois, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois. John was born April 19, 1939 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Rita (Robertson) Kenney. He was a 1957 graduate of Dixon High School and later married Lydia Jimenez on February 15, 1958 in…read more »


Allan J. Fitzpatrick

Allan J. Fitzpatrick age 67 of Ohio died Sat. Aug. 24, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton following a motorcycle accident. He was born January 31, 1952 in Dixon the son of Bernard and Charlotte (Goy) Fitzpatrick.  Allan was a truck driver for Double D Express in LaSalle from 1989 until his retirement in…read more »


Norma Jean Bales

Norma Jean Bales, 91, passed into eternal life with her Lord, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage, Dixon Illinois, after living a long and full life. Norma was born September 30, 1927, in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Emery and Irma Mall Erbes. She graduated from Franklin Grove High…read more »


William “Bill” Lee White

William “Bill” Lee White, 89, of Amboy, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Rock River Hospice & Home, Sterling, IL, surrounded by his family. He worked for Daubert Chemical Company, Inc., for over 25 years prior to his retirement in 1995. Bill was born, December 8, 1929, in Tazewell, VA, the son of Elijah…read more »


Verna Ellen (Wright) Knigge

Verna Ellen (Wright) Knigge, 88, passed away peacefully August 21, 2019 in Dixon, IL. Verna was born October 24, 1930 in Tecumseh, NE to the late Johnie and Florence (Goldsby) Wright.  She graduated from Tecumseh High School and Wayne School of Nursing in Chicago.  She married Clemens E. Knigge September 2, 1951.  He preceded her…read more »


Melvin Leroy Schappert

Melvin Leroy Schappert, 83, of Dixon, IL passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Franklin Grove Nursing Home in Franklin Grove, IL. He worked for Northwestern Steel and Wire for 32 years and was a truck driver for 5 years prior to his retirement. Melvin was born, October 6, 1935, in Muscatine, IA, the son…read more »

Joyce Pauline Ernst

Joyce Pauline Ernst, age 82 of Morrison, formerly of Sterling, died Friday, August 23, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Joyce was born on May 10, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Dean and Mildred (Wagenknecht) Pyse. She married Alan E. Ernst on July 3, 1954. Joyce worked as an LPN for several…read more »

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