Robert D. Franklin

Robert D. Franklin, 80, of Milledgeville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home.  Bob was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Mt. Morris, the son of Joseph and Martha (Slifer) Franklin.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Bob enjoyed spending time on the family farm, working in the fields, maintaining farm equipment and he especially loved the harvest season.  When Bob wasn’t busy on the farm, in the...
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John F. Weller

John F. Weller, 84, of Mt. Morris, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. John was born July 5, 1933, in Dixon, the son of John C. and Mary (Murphy) Weller.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and farmed his families land most all his life in rural Mt. Morris and Polo.  John was an avid vintage car collector, enjoyed giving his dogs a ride on the gator or coming...
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Gerald E. Woodin

Gerald E. Woodin, 85, of Polo, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home. Gerald was born May 9, 1932, in Polo, the son of Rex and Ola (Bellows) Woodin.  On September 23, 1951, in Milledgeville, he was united in marriage to Ethel Chandler.  Ethel preceded him in death on March 19, 2015.  Gerald worked at the Gulf Station in Polo for many years then went to work for Northern...
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Delores “Dee” Cassens

Delores “Dee” M. Cassens, 83, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at CGH Medical Center. Dee was born March 8, 1934, in Whiteside County. She is the daughter of William and Gertrude (Johnson) Tornow.  On Jan. 6, 1968, in Sterling, she was united in marriage to Elwin Cassens (he preceded her on April 12, 2009). Many knew Dee as the friendly server with the Pinecricker Cafe in Polo.  She...
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Robert L. Shemwell

Robert L. Shemwell, of Rochelle, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  Robert was born January 19, 1935, in Elkton, KY, the son of John Shemwell and Louise Shemwell-Bolton.  On Sept. 7, 1963 in Virginia , he was united in marriage to Edith Jones (she preceded him in June 1990).  Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and worked with Honeywell as a Machinist...
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