Kathy A. Thomas

Kathy A. Thomas, age 57 of Dixon, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at her home. Kathy was born on December 6, 1961 in Rock Falls, the daughter of John and Pauline (Becrest) Crowder. She married Charles Thomas on July 12, 1997 in Rock Falls. Kathy worked for Kreider Services for 15 years as a habilitation…read more »

David A. Wolf Sr

David A. Wolf, Sr., age 66, of Lyndon, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home. David was born March 12, 1953 in Sterling the son of Walter and Lenore (Steffen) Wolf.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later married Sally Galvin on March 12, 1999 in Sterling.  She preceded…read more »

Ray Maakestad

Ray Maakestad, 90, of Dixon, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He was born on February 5, 1929 in Lee, IL to Melvin and Evelyn (Jacobson) Maakestad.  He graduated from Waterman High School in 1947.  Upon graduation he began working for the Great Lakes Pipeline Co. which later became Williams Pipeline Co.  He married…read more »


Donna M Lewis

Donna M Lewis age 84 of Dixon died Monday July 29, 2019 at Polo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Polo.  She was born Feb. 28, 1935 in Princeton, IL the daughter of Howard and Helen (Coddington) Schroeder.  She had been a real estate agent in California and Arizona. She was a member of The Worship…read more »


John W. Abbas

John W. Abbas, 67, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. He worked as a couselor at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital and then went on to work for Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling prior to his retirement. John was born, October 4, 1951, in Morrison, IL,…read more »


Richard “Corky” Eugene Herbon

Richard “Corky” Eugene Herbon, age 78, of Dixon, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Richard was born July 27, 1941 in Sterling the son of Albert and Gladys (Hanson) Herbon.  He served in the United States Navy from 1958-1962 and 1964-1969.  Richard was a 52 year member…read more »

Mary Alice Arnold

Mary Alice Arnold, age 83 of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Alice was born on October 30, 1935 in Centralia, WA, the daughter of Joseph Gordon and Lucille (Brady) Theriault. She married William “Bill” Arnold on February 2, 1957 in Centralia, WA. Alice was a very…read more »


Arthur “Art” A Johnson

Arthur “Art” A. Johnson, 80, of Walnut, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Walnut, IL. He was a truck driver for Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling, after retiring he went to work for Ronnie Wolf hauling grain for 15 years. Art was born, May 19, 1939,…read more »

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