Leon Neese

Leon Neese, 83, a resident of Sterling, died on Thursday evening, June 20, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born on August 30, 1935 in Sterling, he was a son of Dacre Leon and Louise (Weiss) Neese.  On October 28, 1961 he was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Devine in Rockford.  She passed…read more »

Alice M Herzog

Alice M Herzog age 76 of Amboy died Thursday June 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 16, 1942 in Sublette the daughter of Fred and Elsa (Blan) Kessel.  She had worked at HCC in Mendota from 1968 until her retirement in 2009. Alice married Martin “Marty” Herzog Oct.…read more »


David Fisk

David Fisk, 80, a resident of Prophetstown, died on Wednesday morning, June 19th at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island. He was born on September 1, 1938 in Sterling to Harold and Margaret (Carstensen) Fisk. He was united in marriage to Anita Johnson on August 19, 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia. Dave was a lineman for…read more »

Richard Condiff

Richard Condiff, age 86, died at home Monday, June 17, 2019. Richard was born on September 29, 1932 in Park Rapids, Minn. the son of LeRoy and Marguerite (Comstock) Condiff.  He married Darlene Helt in Rock Falls on March 2, 1952.  She died on June 27, 2013. Richard worked as a Crane Mechanic and Foreman…read more »

Joahn Kathleen (Tritz) Hacker

Joahn Kathleen (Tritz) Hacker, 91, a resident of Sterling, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 4, 1928 in Freeport to Frank and Marie (Lyons) Tritz. She married Don Hacker on May 22, 1948.  After graduating from Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa, Joahn went to work for…read more »


Eleanor Anne Catherine Thrasher

Eleanor Anne Catherine Thrasher, 92 of Dixon Illinois, passed away June 12, 2019. Eleanor was born on the farm where they lived in Ashton September 15 1926, the daughter of Clarence and Gertrude Schafer. She attended schools in Ashton and some country school. She had to ride school buss’s to get to town schools. She…read more »


Walter L. Fassler

Walter L. Fassler, age 96, died Thursday June 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Three years to the day he said good-bye to his wife, Mary,  of 70 years Walter rejoined her to again, smile, laugh, hold hands, say their prayers and reminisce on their well-lived life together. Walter had been a…read more »

John J. Girton

John J. Girton, 69, of Dixon, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Serenity Hospice & Home surrounded by family. He was born, May 15, 1950, in Sterling, IL, the son of Donald E. and Gladys L. (Bressler) Girton. He married Iris Olson on September 15, 1990 in Dixon. She preceded…read more »

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