Jan “Skip” Joseph Thompson

Jan “Skip” Joseph Thompson, 75, of Dixon, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home in Dixon, IL. Skip taught at Dixon High School, for 34 years and also coached girls basketball for 15 years prior to his retirement in 2002. Skip was born September 3, 1944, in Mendota, IL, the son of Joseph…read more »


Patricia “Patti” Ann Swanson

Patricia “Patti” Ann Swanson, 69, of Dixon, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Liberty Court Assisted Living & Memory Care, Dixon, IL. She worked for Illinois Department of Transportation prior to her retirement. Patti was born April 7, 1951, in Galesburg, IL, the daughter of Irvin and Marjorie (Duncan) Tolle. She was a member…read more »


Tommy D. Manning

Tommy D. Manning, age 72 of Rock Falls, died Monday, June 1, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Tommy was born on November 27, 1947 in Walnut Ridge, AR, the son of Everett and Bea (Parson) Manning. He was a United States Army Veteran. He worked for 35 years at National Manufacturing. Survivors include…read more »


Celina R. Serrano

Celina R. Serrano, age 13 of Sterling, went to Heaven, Monday, June 1, 2020. Celina was born on April 28, 2007 in Sterling, the daughter of Luis M. Serrano, Jr. and Alma Walker. She attended Challand Middle School and was looking forward to starting 7th grade this year. Celina was full of life and positivity.…read more »


Amy “Scoot” Louise Schutt

Amy “Scoot”Louise Schutt, 52, of Milledgeville, formerly of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, following a short illness. Amy was born in Sterling on July 26, 1967, the daughter of Raymond “Bud” and Arlene (Jellrichs) Schutt. She was a 1985 graduate of Sterling High School.…read more »

Louise A Byvick

Louise A. Byvick, 86, of Milledgeville, died on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at her home. Louise was born in Sterling on August 28, 1933, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Hajvert) McFadden. She married John Byvick on February 13, 1954 in Sterling. He predeceased her on January 20, 2009. Louise was a member of St.…read more »


Riley “Big Rig” Riggen

Riley “Big Rig” Riggen, 15, of Dixon, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at Javon Bea Hospital, Rockford, IL. He was sophomore at Dixon High School. Riley was born July 7, 2004, in Dixon, IL, the son of Samuel and Kelli (Stauffer) Riggen. Riley was bigger than life and his smile was just as big.…read more »


Arlene Grace (Yenerich) LeFevre

Arlene Grace (Yenerich) LeFevre, passed from this world to the next on May 23, 2020, at the age of 96. Born in Waterman, IL, (East Side Hospital) on September 12, 1923, the daughter of Howard and Helen (Cornell) Yenerich. Married in Mendota, IL on October 12, 944 to Earl LeFevre. Graduated from Mendota High School…read more »

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