Joann M. Levan

Joann M. Levan, 89, of Dixon, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. Joann was born July 22, 1928, near Harmon, IL, the daughter of Joseph F. and Grace F. (Henry) Payne.  She married Raymond M. Levan on May 5, 1948, in Harmon, IL.  He preceded her in death on…read more »


Richard L. Geiger

Richard L. Geiger, age 71, of Amboy, died suddenly Sunday, June 24, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  He was born June 23, 1947, in Chicago, the son of Richard J. and Sylvia (Weber) Geiger. He had worked as a Claims Adjuster for CNA Insurance prior to his retirement.  He had also worked at H&R…read more »

Eileen M. Skibinskie

Eileen M. Skibinskie, age 96, of  Franklin Grove and formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born September 21, 1921 in Kewanee, the daughter of Andy and Margaret (Driessen) Lee. She had worked at the Kewanee Star Courier and the Dixon Telegraph prior to her retirement. She…read more »


Melvin Sneek

Melvin Sneek, 87, of Dixon, died Friday, June 22, 2018, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon. He was employed by Reynolds Wire National Standard Company and retired from Raynor Garage Doors as a maintenance technician. Melvin was born June 30, 1930 in Freeport, the son of George and Rena (Terhark) Sneek.  He married Mary…read more »

Jorge Serena Garibay

Jorge Serena Garibay, 88, of Sterling, died on Sunday morning, June 24, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was born on January 25, 1930 in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico to Ramon Garibay Ortega and Emilia Serena Izarraraz.  He was united in marriage to Maria Pilar Silva on October 13, 1956 at St. Francis of…read more »

Paul Van Oosten

Paul Van Oosten, 94, of Sterling, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Rock River Home and Hospice.  He was born on June 5, 1923 in Newton Township to Adolf and Marie (Lantinga) Van Oosten.  He married Frances Stultz on November 15, 1946 in Dixon.  Paul served proudly in the US Marine Corps during WWII…read more »


Robert Lee Ashford

Robert Lee Ashford, 84, of Dixon, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL. He worked for KSB Hospital, Dixon, for 44 years, retiring as a purchasing agent. Mr. Ashford was born May 26, 1934 in Dixon, the son of Leonard and Stella Ashford.  He married Annette Hereford on July…read more »


Allen E. Crotts Sr

Allen E. Crotts, Sr., age 81, formerly of Rock Falls died Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Marigold Nursing and Rehabilitation in Galesburg.  Allen was born on March 9, 1937 in Rock Falls the son of Frank and Bertha (Alexander) Crotts.  He married Dorothea Craig on October 25, 1975 in Prophetstown.  She died February 24, 2005. …read more »

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