Antonio “Tony” Echebarria

Antonio “Tony” Echebarria, age 73, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Citadel of Sterling.  Tony was born on July 19, 1944 in Sterling the son of Exiquio and Maria (Rodriguez) Echebarria.  He was employed as a Machinist for 15 years with the Sterling Foundry.  Tony was a member of the former Tabernacle Christian Church…read more »


Ruth F. Bohms

Ruth F. Bohms, formerly of Rock Falls, age 95, Entered into Heaven Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, Wis. with her family at her side. Ruth was born on June 25, 1922 in Oak Harbor, Ohio the daughter of Noah and Anna (Gardner) LaBine.  She married Harold A. Bohms on November…read more »

Alan “Al” L. McCormick

Alan “Al” L. McCormick, 69, of Dixon, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling, following a brief illness. He worked at Borg Warner in Dixon, prior to his retirement. Al was born September 11, 1948, in Canton, IL, the son of Charles and Helen (Stigall) McCormick.  He proudly served…read more »

Joann M. Levan

Joann M. Levan, 89, of Dixon, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. Joann was born July 22, 1928, near Harmon, IL, the daughter of Joseph F. and Grace F. (Henry) Payne.  She married Raymond M. Levan on May 5, 1948, in Harmon, IL.  He preceded her in death on…read more »


Richard L. Geiger

Richard L. Geiger, age 71, of Amboy, died suddenly Sunday, June 24, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  He was born June 23, 1947, in Chicago, the son of Richard J. and Sylvia (Weber) Geiger. He had worked as a Claims Adjuster for CNA Insurance prior to his retirement.  He had also worked at H&R…read more »

Eileen M. Skibinskie

Eileen M. Skibinskie, age 96, of  Franklin Grove and formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born September 21, 1921 in Kewanee, the daughter of Andy and Margaret (Driessen) Lee. She had worked at the Kewanee Star Courier and the Dixon Telegraph prior to her retirement. She…read more »


Melvin Sneek

Melvin Sneek, 87, of Dixon, died Friday, June 22, 2018, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon. He was employed by Reynolds Wire National Standard Company and retired from Raynor Garage Doors as a maintenance technician. Melvin was born June 30, 1930 in Freeport, the son of George and Rena (Terhark) Sneek.  He married Mary…read more »

Jorge Serena Garibay

Jorge Serena Garibay, 88, of Sterling, died on Sunday morning, June 24, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on January 25, 1930 in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico to Ramon Garibay Ortega and Emilia Serena Izarraraz.  He was united in marriage to Maria Pilar Silva on October 13, 1956 at St. Francis of…read more »

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