Loren Olin Wilson

Loren Olin Wilson, 73, of Malta, born and raised in Dixon, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. He worked for ComEd from October 16, 1967 – April 16, 2004, retiring as an area operator. Loren was born February 2, 1945, in Dixon, IL, the son of Olin O. and…read more »


Kenneth E. Bryant

Kenneth E. Bryant, 60 of Sterling died Monday August 20, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1957 in Sterling, the son of Kenneth Walker and Mary Lena (Stanfield) Bryant. He attended local schools. Ken had worked at Donaldson’s in Dixon and later as an investment planner. He was a member of the Oxford Club…read more »


Linda Lou Acree

Linda Lou Acree, 71, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at her home. Linda was an LPN for 34 years prior to her retirement. Linda was born December 24, 1946, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Merle and Rita (Wilson) Smith.  She married Thomas H. Acree on August 16, 1991 in Dixon. She…read more »


Sharon Mary Brunett

Sharon Mary Brunett, 77, of Dixon, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at her home.  She was a hair stylist in Dixon and owned and operated her own shop for many years prior to her retirement. Sharon was born May 21, 1941, in West Brooklyn, IL, the daughter of Lawrence “Runt’ and Laneita “Sis”…read more »


Frank P. Sinkus

Frank P. Sinkus, 64 of Mt. Morris, died Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his home.  Frank was born on August 22, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Al and Janie (Morrano) Sinkus. He married Linda Newcomer on June 9, 2006 in Dixon.  He is survived by his wife, Linda of Mt. Morris; his children, Kevin…read more »


Mary Ellen Dixon

Mary Ellen Dixon, 63, of Rock Falls, died on Sunday morning, August 19, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.  She was born on April 1, 1955 in Sterling to Gordon and Maxine (Brockman) Loy.  She married Robert Dixon on July 12, 1975 in Como.  Survivors include her husband, Robert, of Rock Falls; sisters, Sandra…read more »


Bertha Driessens

Bertha Driessens, 102 of Tampico, died August 16, 2018 at Heritage Woods of Sterling.  Bertha was born on March 3, 1916 in Sheffield, IL, the daughter of Camiel and Madeline Van Parys.  She married Kamiel Driessens on September 26, 1936 at St Patrick Catholic Church in Sheffield. They lived in Tampico where they raised their…read more »

Marvin Joseph Miller

Marvin Joseph Miller, 71 died Monday August 20, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling after a short illness. He retired upon their closure from Northwestern Steel and Wire Co with 29 ½ years of service having worked in the nail room and shipping department. Following retirement from the mill, he then drove for Cobane…read more »

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