John Benjamin Schutz

John Benjamin Schutz, age 91 of Columbus, IN, formerly of Sterling, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at his home. John was born on June 24, 1929 in Camargo, IL, the son of Nikoles and Nellie Pearl (Taylor) Schutz. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He worked at Northwestern…read more »

Charlotte M. McCoy

Charlotte M. McCoy, age 93, of Dixon, Illinois, died peacefully Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Heritage Square. Charlotte was born on August 17, 1927 in Seattle, Washington.  She was the daughter of Karl and Berntine (Sand) Paschen.  Charlotte spent her toddler years in Seattle, however, once the Great Depression hit, her father moved the family…read more »

Dorothy Fay

Dorothy Fay, 87 of Sterling, died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling. Dorothy was born on October 21, 1932 in Myron, Arkansas, the daughter of Amos Lee and Rebecca F. (Hatman) Marney. She married Richard Kicksey on March 4, 1982 in Sterling. She worked at National Manufacturing for 27 years, retiring in…read more »


Edward Samuel “Sam” Berard

Edward Samuel “Sam” Berard, 82, of Dixon, IL died Wednesday Aug. 26, 2020 at his home. He was born Aug 11, 1938 in Dixon the son of Edward and Catherine (Cushing) Berard. Sam was a machinist at Henry Pratt Co. for 42 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic…read more »

Jo Ellen (Henert) Neubauer

Jo Ellen (Henert) Neubauer, 79, of Sterling, IL, died Friday, August 21, at Regency Care of  Sterling.  Born in Rochelle, IL, to Donald and Lois (Wetzel) Henert on August 11, 1941, Jo Ellen grew up on a farm in Ashton, IL, alongside her brothers Larry, Neil, and Kim. She married the late Darrell Neubauer in…read more »

Lucille “Lucy” Margaret Bohms

Lucille “Lucy” Margaret Bohms, 88, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling. Lucy was born in Eagle Lake, MN on August 13, 1932, the daughter of Harry and Mary (Korteum) Decker. Lucy married James Bohms on June 3, 1961 in Sterling. He predeceased her on November 20, 2012.…read more »


Gayland C. Nelson

Gayland C. Nelson age 77 of Dixon died Thursday Aug. 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 3, 1943 in Rockford the son of Charles W. and Ruby Pearl (Reeverts) Nelson. Gayland was farmer and an operating engineer with Local 150 IUOE from 1964 to 2010 working for Propheter…read more »


David Lee Grossman

David Lee Grossman age 76 of Amboy died Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020 at KSB Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born April 3, 1944 in Dixon the eldest son of Burnham and Ethel (Larson) Grossman.  David was a graduate of Amboy High School Class of 1962.  In high school he played basketball and was…read more »

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