Dean Thomas Cunningham

Dean Thomas Cunningham, 74, passed away November 30 ,2019, at his home in Roseville, California. He was born May 5, 1945, in Dixon, Illinois, to John T. Cunningham, Jr. and Annabel (Stauffer) Cunningham. Growing up in rural Polo, Dean was a 1962 graduate of Polo Community High School, attending National Science Foundation summer programs at three different colleges. Dean earned a BS from the...
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Benjamin “Ben” D. Beaman

Benjamin “Ben” D. Beaman, 77, of Polo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Ben was born August 17, 1942, in Dixon, the son of Wilson and Dorothy (Koch) Beaman.  On December 9, 1985, in Monroe, WI, he was united in marriage to Charlene Hawn.  He served in the United States Navy, retired from Byron Nuclear Station and was an avid gun collector. Survivors include wife...
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Judie M. Pruitt

Judie M. Pruitt, 72, of Polo, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Judie was born April 3, 1947, in Polo, the daughter of Howard and Lucy (Harmon) Rucker.  On July 19, 1968 in Polo, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Pruitt.  She was a member of Baileyville Baptist Church and in her latter years attended the Polo Open Bible Church.  She enjoyed...
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Michelle A. Johnson

Michelle A. Johnson, 43, of Polo, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at OSF St. Anthonys Medical Center in Rockford with family by her side. Michelle was born Dec. 17, 1976, in Dixon, the daughter of Daniel Marth and Pamela Grobe. On August 20, 2005, in Oregon, she was united in marriage to Jeremiah Johnson.  Michelle was active in gymnastics and softball during her high school years.  After...
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Wallace Mackey

Wallace Dean Mackey, 88 of Polo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Polo Rehabilitation Center. He was born December 4, 1931 in Fair Haven, IL, the son of Raymond D. and Anna Amelia (Yoeckel) Mackey. He married Evelyn Louise Bickford on February 3, 1951 and had just celebrated 69 years of marriage. Wallace was a Welder for the former Imeco in Polo for many years. After retirement he enjoyed...
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