Lonna O’Donnell

Lonna O’Donnell, 72 of Dixon, passed away, Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Lonna was born September 18, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of Everett and Roberta (Raymond) Bass. She married Bob on May 26, 1970. They enjoyed wintering in Ft. Myers, Florida. She also enjoyed crocheting, puzzle books,…read more »


Jeannette K. Koster

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Jeannette K. Koster (formerly Jeannette K. Bruns, Nee Jeannette K. Hinrichs), was welcomed home to the Lord. She was born on October 2, 1940. Jean’s strong faith carried her through her struggles and blessed her with a large and loving family. She was a talented artist, incredible cook and an…read more »

Nicolette R. Warren

Nicolette R. Warren, 55, of Rock Falls, died peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on June 7, 1963 in Sterling to Ernest and Sharon Mulnix.  She married Robert Warren on April 30, 1982 in Sterling. Nicolette worked as an Internal Auditor for Regal Beloit for 7…read more »

Lotilla Lucille Paap

Lotilla Lucille Paap, 94, of Dixon, IL, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL. Lotilla was born March 7, 1924, at home in Polo, IL, the daughter of Henry Roy and Dorothy Bess (Palmer) Rhodes.  She married John L. Paap on April 12, 1947 in Polo.  He preceded…read more »


Martha Irene Quick

Martha Irene Quick, 87, of Dixon, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 15th, 2018, holding the hand of her beloved husband of 67 years. Born September 2, 1931, in Atwood, IL, Martha was the daughter of Vern and Gertrude (Long) Jividen.  She married Dale Quick, her long time friend and high school…read more »


Betty Jane Leslie

Betty Jane Leslie, 53, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, surrounded by her family. She cherished working for Dixon Public Schools for the past 19 years and even received employee of the year for her dedication of service. Betty was born June 14, 1965, in Oregon,…read more »


Ivern Ackerson

Ivern Ackerson age 95 of Lee Center passed away Sunday Nov. 18, 2018 at her home. She was born June 14, 1923 in Manito, IL the daughter of Henry Sylvester “Bus” and Lenora (Singley) Fuller.  She had been a cook at the Lee Center School for 25 years.  She was also a homemaker and helped…read more »

Stephen K. Westlund

Stephen K. Westlund, age 67, of Amboy, died Sunday, November 11, 2018, at home, following a life long battle with kidney disease. He was born June 17, 1951, in Kewanee, the son of Gene and Caryl (Thurwacter) Westlund. He had been a Group Leader for General Electric in Morrison for 32 years prior to his…read more »

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