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 »

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 »

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