Obituaries

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Norma J. Bushman

Norma J. Bushman age 78 of Maytown died on Monday April 12, 2021 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford IL. She was born on June 23, 1942 in Amboy IL the daughter of Arthur and Clara (Sibigtroth) Leffelman. Norma farmed with her husband in Maytown for many years, worked at Josten’s in Princeton…read more »

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Dale “Gene” Eugene Erisman

Dale “Gene” Eugene Erisman, 63, of Franklin Grove, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He owned and operated Erisman Garage for many years. Gene also worked for Kreider Services as a caregiver prior to his passing. Gene was born April 30, 1957, in Dixon, IL, the son of…read more »

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Dorothy “Dot” Nell Brunett

Dorothy “Dot” Nell Brunett, 82, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Allure of Prophetstown in Prophetstown, IL. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Dot was born October 21, 1938, in Stockton, GA, the daughter of William and Brunelle (Clardy) Barker. She married George “Dick” Brunett…read more »

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James “Jim” Russell Haywood

James “Jim” Russell Haywood, 78, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home in Dixon, IL, surrounded by his family. He worked for Rochelle Printing Company, for 14 years prior to his retirement. Jim was born August 7, 1942, in Clearlake, CA, the son of Colin and Mary (Kent) Haywood. He married…read more »

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Kenneth Wayne Gilbert

Kenneth Wayne Gilbert 52 of Tampico, died Sunday, April 11, 2021 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kenneth was born on May 11, 1968 in Sterling, the son of Leonard W. and Anita M. (Drane) Gilbert. He worked at Walmart Distribution Center in Sterling. Kenneth enjoyed riding his Harley, snowmobiling, golfing, bowling, gardening, and yard…read more »

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Josephine Utsch

Josephine Utsch, 77 of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Morningside of Sterling. Josephine was born on June 26, 1943 in Coeburn, VA, the daughter of Henry and Maggie (Lawson) Sexton. She married Henry Utsch. He preceded her in death on December 12, 2013. Survivors include her son, Allen (Marilyn) Dotson of Bristol, TN;…read more »

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Joseph “Uncle Joe” Patterson

Joseph “Uncle Joe” Patterson, 83, of Dixon, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Rock River Hospice & Home, Sterling, IL. He worked for the Jack Mabley Developmental Center, for 25 years prior to retirement. Joe was born February 9, 1938, in New Orleans, LA, the son of Cornealius and Rose (Collins) Patterson. He served…read more »

John Sagmoe

John Sagmoe age 83 of Dixon, IL passed on Wednesday April 7, 2021. He was born September, 2 1937 in Dell Rapids South Dakota the son of Philip and Anna (Sward) Sagmoe.  John earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at South Dakota State University.  In addition he continued with Post-Graduate studies at the University of…read more »

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