Marlin Roy Rasmussen

Rockford – Marlin Roy Rasmussen, 76, of Rockford passed away Thursday September 14, 2017 at his residence.  He retired from Motorola where he was a lineman.  Marlin was born August 9, 1941, in Sterling, the son of Donald and Ada (Mitchell) Rasmussen.  He married Theresa Kessel in June of 1983. Marlin is survived by two daughters, Lisa Pool of Dixon and Kelly (Dean) Setchel of Amboy; two...
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Viola J. Bowers

Viola J. Bowers, 73, of Marinette, WI (formerly of the Forreston and Polo area), passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 with family by her side.  She was born July 19, 1944 to Emma (Nicodemus) and Henry Jacobs.  She worked for Raynor, in Dixon, for over 18 years until her retirement. Survivors include her son John (Jill) Bowers; sisters Mary Robinson, Judy Jacobs, Linda Meyer, Carol Dagner and...
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Bernard “Bernie” Goeking

Polo– Bernard “Bernie” Goeking, 68, of Polo, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at his residence. Bernard was born July 20, 1949, in Fairbury, Nebraska, the son of Harold and Lila (Messing) Goeking. He was proceeded in death by his parents.  He went to Byron High School class of 1967,  U of I Champaign in 1967-68 and Sauk Valley from 1988-89,  where he received his AAS in electronic...
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Madeline Jane Gribbins

Madeline Jane Gribbins, 98, passed away at CGH Hospital in Sterling on July 13,2017. “Jane” as she was known to most, was bom in Bloomington, Illinois on April 14, 1919, the daughter of Harold and Mae Powell. Although she spent most of her life in the Polo area, she did attend school in both Rockford and Polo. Jane was a devoted life-long member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Polo., and a...
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Roger Lee Saaijenga

Roger Lee Saaijenga, 71, of Ocala passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. He was from Dixon, Illinois and moved to this area in 2007. Roger achieved the rank of Command Sergent Major in the US Army and retired after 26 years of service in 1988. After “retirement”, he managed a regional branch of a national security firm before becoming an independent security contractor for many...
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Alice Ruth Rebuck

Alice Ruth Rebuck, 95, of Polo, passed away June 28, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.  Alice was born November 12, 1921 in Ogle County, the daughter of Ben and Etta (Girard) Rowland.  On March 7, 1937 in Rockford, she was united in marriage to Earl Rebuck, he preceded her in death in 1945; also preceding Alice in death are her brothers Lloyd, Floyd and Jesse Rowland; sister Elva Earl...
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