Judy Ottinger

Judy Ottinger age 89 of Minocqua, WI and formerly of Dixon and Des Plaines, IL died Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018. She was born April 30, 1929 in Dixon the daughter of Emil and Theresa (Harmon) Magnafici.  Judy had worked for GTE in Des Plaines for 30 years prior to her retirement.  She enjoyed taking trips…read more »


Donald C. Wittenauer

Donald C. Wittenauer, 87, of Amboy, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.  He was born in Amboy on August 7, 1931, to Joseph and Floy (Thrasher) Wittenauer. Don opened his own barber shop in Amboy in 1960 and continued to service his clients until the time of his passing. …read more »


John Richard Howell

John Richard Howell, 83, of Dixon, was called home Monday, September 3, 2018, surrounded by his family. John was born October 8, 1934 in Sublette, the son of Clarence and Bertha (Johnson) Howell.  He married Alice Krahenbuhl on November 7, 1954 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nachusa. John worked as a machinist for Henry…read more »

Josephine A. “Jo” Gaskill

Josephine A. “Jo” Gaskill, 66, of Tampico, died on Wednesday morning, August 29, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jo was born on October 19, 1951 in Sterling to John H. and Mellie A. (Clark) Cumby.  She was united in marriage to Dennis Gaskill on September 18, 1971 in Tampico.  Jo retired from National…read more »

Ernest J. Fabian

Ernest J. Fabian, age 80 of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling.  Ernest was born on May 25, 1938 in Hungary, the son of Kalman and Maria Fabian. He was a Veteran in the Hungarian Military where he was a parachutist. He married Grace Fay Sparrow. She preceded him in…read more »


John “Jack” W. Diehl

John “Jack” W. Diehl, 80 of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at KSB Hospital, Dixon. John was a heavy equipment operator prior to his retirement. John was born November 8, 1937 in Crawford, NE, the son of Joseph A. and Florence (McLain) Diehl.  He married Beverly Moser on October 10, 1969, in Oregon.…read more »


Lois Evalee White

Lois Evalee White, age 84, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Prairie Crossing Nursing Home in Shabbona. Evy was born on January 10, 1934 in Greenville, Mo. the daughter of William and Lottie (Atnip) Brown. She married Herbert Curtis White on March 12, 1953 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Evy was employed as a Secretary for…read more »

David Carlson

David Carlson, age 72 of Dixon, died Sunday, September 02, 2018 at his home.  David was born on August 30, 1946, the son of Otto H. and Hilda K. (Braten) Carlson. He married Wendy Jane Condon on September 27, 2004 at St. Bride’s Episcopal Church in Oregon, IL. Survivors include his wife, Wendy Travers; one…read more »

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