Lorna Jeanne Roberson

Lorna Jeanne Roberson, 79, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL. She worked as an Educator for Dixon School District up until her passing. Lorna was born October 29, 1940, in Dekalb, IL, the daughter of Charles “Ed” and Jeanne (Blank) Nelson. She married James H. Roberson.…read more »


Joan M Miller

Joan M Miller age 63 of Dixon died Friday July 31, 2020 at OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born Feb. 5, 1957 in Peoria the daughter of Lawrence J. and Theresa W. (Scheirer) Miller Jr. She was a member of the Class of 1975 at the Academy of Our Lady…read more »

Douglas P Seidel

Douglas P. Seidel, age 66, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Javon Bea Medical Center in Rockford. Doug was born on February 10, 1954 in Sterling the son of Harry and Erma Thicksten (Seidel).  He was employed at Hill Fastener and also Bartended at John’s Lounge in Rock Falls for over 20 years.  Doug enjoyed…read more »

Henry Robinson

Henry L Robinson Jr age 82 of Sublette died Monday July 27, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota, He was born January 30, 1938 in Chicago the son of Henry and Alberta (Boughton) Robinson.  Henry was a graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park and St Joseph College.  He was a food chemist and…read more »


Dirk E VanDam

Dirk E. VanDam, 85, of Dixon, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL. Dirk was born September 16, 1934, in a farmhouse at Mt. Hope, NY, the son of Enno and Marjorie (Zwart) VanDam both from Holland. As a teenager, he came to know Jesus Christ as his personal…read more »


Juanita Rosas

Juanita Rosas, 67, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home. Juanita was born in Donna, TX, the daughter of Hesequio and Santiaga (Chavez) Moreno. She was employed at Servicemaster for the last 15 years. Juanita was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Survivors include her…read more »


Ronnie L. Pillars

Ronnie L. Pillars, age 73 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at his home. Ron was born on May 6, 1947, the son of Clevie Harrison and Juanita V. (Thomas) Pillars. He was a United States Army Veteran. Ron married Connie Gregg on December 5, 1969 in Sterling. He worked for Union Pacific…read more »


Norma J. Bates

Norma J. Bates, 87, of Sterling, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Norma was born In Aledo, IL on September 29, 1932, the daughter of Chet and Jean Bauguess DeLap. She married Delmar W. Bates on July 26, 1952 in Rock Falls. He predeceased her on November 11, 2011. Norma was employed at Dixon Developmental…read more »

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