Obituaries

Potter

Larry Duane Potter

Larry Duane Potter, 78, of Polo, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. He was a lifetime farmer in the surrounding area for many years. Larry also worked for Allied Locke for 17 years. Larry was born, January 9, 1942, in Fort Scott, KS, the son of Paul and…read more »

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Lyle R. Schrader

Lyle R. Schrader, age 91, of Walnut, passed away peacefully Monday January 11, 2021 at the Walnut Manor Nursing home with family members (in person as well as in prayer) and his wonderful caregivers at his side. Lyle was born October 16, 1929 in Sublette IL., the son of George and Ethel (Christiansen) Schrader. As…read more »

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Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Knowlton

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Knowlton, 62, of Dixon, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, at her home surrounded by loved ones and her beloved dog, Bo. She was a registered nurse and worked at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital with Dr. Laxman S. Iyer, MD, for many years prior to her retirement in October of 2019.…read more »

Alice M. Brunk

Alice M. Brunk, 84 of Rock Falls, died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Alice was born on May 15, 1936 in Green Castle, Missouri, the daughter of Ida (Wildman) Adams. She married Paul Brunk on April 15, 1955 in Prophetstown. Alice was a registered nurse and worked at…read more »

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Lillian Mae Burke

Lillian Mae Burke, 70, of Riverview Haven, Rock Falls died at CGH Medical Center, Sterling on January 1, 2021. Lillian fought the Covid-19 pandemic for 5 days until her body didn’t have the strength to fight any more. Lillian expressed her undying love and passion for work at Self Help Enterprises for over 40 years. Lillian was born…read more »

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William “Edwin” Miller

William “Edwin” Miller, 84, of Dixon, died Sunday, January 3, 2021, at his home. Ed and his wife owned and operated the Lincoln Manor, Parkway Drive Inns & Restaurants and Brandywine Inn in Dixon and the surrounding area for 40 years prior to their retirement in 1997. He also owned and operated Parkway Storage Units…read more »

Sharon M. Drew

Sharon M. Drew age 76 of Dixon IL died Sunday Jan. 3, 2021 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born on Dec. 20, 1944 in Sterling IL the daughter of Eugene and Lavon (Spotts) Lauts. Sharon worked for the kitchen at Mendota Community Hospital, the Senior Center, Heritage Square, Meals on Wheels, and also…read more »

Kerley

Eddie Falk Kerley

Eddie Falk Kerley, 78, of Dixon, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Dixon, IL. He worked in the maintenance department at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital. Eddie was born, April 28, 1942, in Rockford , IL, the son of Norm and Johnnie (Falk) Kerley. He married Mary Guerrero…read more »

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