Mary Ellen Hamburg

Mary Ellen Hamburg, 90, of Harmon, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020, at her home in Harmon, IL. Mary Ellen was born March 16, 1930, in Marion Twp, in Lee County, IL, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Cramer) Levan. She married Frederick Hamburg on September, 26, 1948 in Dixon. He preceded her in death…read more »


Dave Smith

Dave Smith of Dixon, Illinois, a child of God, loving husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Uncle passed away Friday, December 4, 2020, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Sue and children David (Sharon Houston) Smith, Dixon, IL, and Mike (Audrey Stanley) Smith, Dixon, IL. His grandchildren are…read more »


Jane M. Balayti

Jane M. Balayti, 82, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Liberty Court Assisted Living & Memory Care, Dixon, IL. Jane was born, October 24, 1938, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Owen “Bruce” and Helen (Eller) Whites. She graduated from Dixon High School in 1956. She often talked about the Loveland School…read more »


Richard J. Schoenherr Sr

Richard J. Schoenherr, Sr., 92, of Dixon, passed on Monday, December 7, 2020, at his home. He worked as an Engineer for the Northwestern Railroad for 35 years. Richard was born, January 31, 1928, in Chicago, IL, the son of Rudolph Bernard Schoenherr and Irene (Clement) Schoenherr. He married Mildred Simo on February 14, 1996,…read more »

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Melvin F. Leffelman

Melvin F. Leffelman age 92 of Dixon formerly of Amboy died Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 at Liberty Court Assisted Living in Dixon. He was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Sublette the son of Francis and Clara (King) Leffelman.  Melvin was a lifelong farmer in the Maytown area.  He was a member of the Army National…read more »


Ryan Richard Apple

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce that Ryan Richard Apple, age 31, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend crossed over into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, December 6th, 2020.  Ryan will be missed every day by his loving father and mother, Louis and Christine Apple, his devoted sister and…read more »


Betty Jane Dickinson

Betty Jane Dickinson, 84 of Sterling, died Friday, December 4, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Betty was born on October 7, 1936 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Barbara (Wirth) Loughe. She married Charles Dickinson on January 27, 1957 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2014.…read more »


Emily Ann Von Holten

Emily Ann Von Holten, age 75, of Walnut, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Emily was born on July 28, 1945 in Englewood, Colorado, the daughter of Loren and Valda (Epperson) Briar. She married Bradd Von Holten on November 15, 1967 in Walhalla, South Carolina. She lived her adult…read more »

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