Shellie Jo Shank

Shellie Jo Shank, of Freeport (formerly of Polo), passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Shellie was born June 15, 1963, in Dixon, the daughter of Melvin “Doc” and Lavon (Maxwell) Shank.  She worked as a CNA for many years in the area.  Shellie Jo enjoyed sitting by a campfire, fishing and spending time in the outdoors with her family and friends. Survivors...
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Everett K. Brown

On January 15, 2019, Everett K. Brown, loving husband and father, passed away at age 77. As he lived his entire life, he was surrounded by family and dear friends. He knew all the way to the end that he was deeply loved. Everett was born July 17, 1941 in Polo, Illinois to Earl and Marian (Weaver) Brown. He was a life-long multi-generational grain and beef cattle farmer. For the past three...
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Melissa L. Koenck

Melissa L. Koenck, 44, of Byron, passed away on January 7th, 2019 in Byron, IL. Melissa was born in Rockford, to Paul and Terri Koenck (nee Floy) on February 12th, 1974.  She is a graduate of Polo Community High School in Polo.  She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens in Rockford.  She was passionate about music, adventures in travel, and had a sharp, witty sense of humor.  Melissa...
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