Obituaries

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Jason R. Wittenauer

Jason R. Wittenauer age 45 of Amboy died Friday May 15, 2020 at KSB Hospital in Dixon after a life long battle with diabetes.  He was born March 26, 1975 in Dixon the son of Rick and Linda (Glenn) Wittenauer. Jason was a member of the United First Church in Amboy. Jason is survived by…read more »

Virginia Beattie (Toms) Gustafson

Virginia Beattie (Toms) Gustafson, age 94 of Sterling, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Virginia was born on September 9, 1925 in Chambersburg, PA, the daughter of Eldon and Helen (Tarner) Beattie. She married Harold Toms on March 27, 1947 and together they had one son. She…read more »

Ronald E. Kuepker

Ronald E. Kuepker, 81, of Tampico, Illinois, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on May 9th, 2020. Ron was born on July 18,1938. He was educated at several one room school houses in Bureau County. He moved to Deer Grove where he attended Tampico High School and…read more »

Helen Elaine Bess

Helen Elaine Bess, 93, of Dixon, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020, at her home in Dixon, IL. She was a Registered Nurse for over 40 years prior to her retiring. Helen worked for several healthcare establishments which included: Memorial Hospital in Springfield, St. Francis in Peoria, St. Joseph’s in Bloomington, Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital…read more »

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Ronald “Ron” Eugene Brandau

Ronald “Ron” Eugene Brandau, 85, of Dixon, IL died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Ron was born, July 28, 1934, in Tampico, IL, the son of Fred and Gladys (Stidd) Brandau. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards, and teasing his…read more »

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Robert “RJ” James Johnson

Robert “RJ” James Johnson, 64, of Dixon died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. RJ was born in Sterling on September 19, 1955, the son of Louis and June (Dye) Johnson.  He was a resident at Jack Mabely Center in Dixon. All that knew RJ couldn’t help but…read more »

Arlyn Dale Thomson

Arlyn Dale Thomson, 82, Morrison, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Arlyn was born on January 1, 1938 in Morrison, IL, the son of Donald and Emily (Janssen) Thomson. He married C. Claudia (Mons) Thomson on October 10, 1958, and together they had two sons. He married Jonni (Gallentine) Thomson on July 7,…read more »

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Arthur Jacobs Jr

Arthur L Jacobs Jr. age 63 of Eldena died Saturday May 2, 2020 at Polo  Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1956 in Dixon the son of Arthur L Jacobs Sr and Patricia Albrecht. Art was an over the road truck driver prior to retirement and had served in the Army…read more »

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