Ardee Jean Fogel

Ardree Jean Fogel, age 89 of Milledgeville, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Mt Carroll. Ardree was born on July 23, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Reiger) Conley. She attended Sterling Schools. Ardree married John “Jay” B. Fogel on April 24, 1948 in Milledgeville. He preceded her…read more »

Eric J. Kithcart

Eric J. Kithcart, 38, of Rock Falls, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018.  He was born on March 14, 1980 in Sterling to Charles and Donna (Hoster) Kithcart.  He is survived by his parents Charles and Donna of Sterling; uncles and aunts, Donald Kithcart of Sterling, Gary Kithcart of Normal, Kenneth Kithcart of Rock Falls,…read more »


James J. “Jim” Braida

James J. “Jim” Braida, 84, of Amboy, died Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 18, 1933, in Spring Valley, the son of James J. and Esther (Koenen) Braida. He married Marilyn Kulpa August 9, 1958, at St. Valentine Catholic Church in…read more »

Mary Louise Sitter

Mary Louise Sitter, 89, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2018 in Sterling, Illinois with family at her bedside. Her final hours were spent with family and friends who stopped by and shared memorable stories of her life’s adventures.  She was definitely a bright spot in the hearts of many. Mary was born February 20,…read more »

William “Bill” Lee Naylor

William “Bill” Lee Naylor, 71, of Dixon, died Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home. He worked for the Illinois Tollway for over 20 years, retiring as a parts clerk. Bill was born January 17, 1947, in Dixon, IL, the son of John Paul and Charlotte Mae (Anderson) Naylor.  He married Jacquelyne “Jackie” K. Hobbs…read more »

James “Slim” Dunaway

James “Slim” Dunaway, age 27, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at CGH Medical Center. James was born on February 23, 1991 in Marion, Ohio the son of John and Kathryn (Bushman) Dunaway.  He was employed with Perfect Tree Service in Sterling for 6 years. Survivors include his parents, John and Kathryn Dunaway of Sterling; four…read more »


Maria M Bonnell

Maria M Bonnell age 92 of Dixon died Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at her home. She was born June 27, 1926 in Plankstadt, Germany the daughter of Albert and Magdelena (Kuschner) Gund.  She had worked at Edelmann Corp. in Dixon prior to her retirement in 1991. Maria married Paul W. Bonnell Oct. 1, 1948 in…read more »


June M. Stephenitch

June M. Stephenitch age 91 of Sublette, died peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born June 30, 1927 in Maytown the daughter of George and Margaret (Kelly) Goy. She was a graduate of Amboy High School. June was a homemaker and farmed with…read more »

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