William “Bill” Ehmen

William L. Ehmen, 91, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the Polo Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Polo, Illinois. He was born June 26, 1926 in rural Stillman Valley, Illinois; the son of Amos F. and Grace (Schier) Ehmen. He attended Crowell School and Stillman Valley High School. Bill married Avis M. Kime on October 2, 1948 in Oregon. Bill was a farmer and started working at Sinnissippi...
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Doris Emily Hammer

Doris Emily Hammer, 90, formerly of Polo, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Apostolic Christian Home Eureka. Doris was born on May 27, 1927, in a farm house outside of Amboy, IL, the daughter of Emil Heye and Matilda Rose Marie (Schulte) Flessner. She was a 1945 graduate of Amboy High School. On August 2, 1947, she married John Austin Frayser in Dixon, IL. He died March 15, 1975. She...
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Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer

Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer, 18, of Oregon passed away peacefully on Sunday January 7, 2018, at the Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. Lauren was born June 3, 1999, in Rockford, she is the daughter of Jeff (Deb) Donmeyer, of Byron and Sheila (Dustin Ahlensdorf) Donmeyer, of Oregon.  Survivors include her parents; Paternal Grandparents Jerry (Betty) Donmeyer and Henry (Myrt) Maklezow; Maternal...
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Richard A. Halfman

Richard A. Halfman, 72, of Forreston, passed away December 14, 2017, in Polo.  Richard was born July 3, 1945, in Savanna, the son of Ruth E. (Goldring) Halfman. He was a truck driver-business agent for the Teamsters Local 722 until retirement.  Richard enjoyed camping, fishing and riding his motorcycle back in the day.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors includes sons...
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Sarah Rose Johnson

With great sadness the family of Sarah Rose Johnson (Smiley) announce her passing along with her son Oliver Daniel Michael Johnson. Sarah Johnson, 26, of Polo Illinois died pregnant with her baby boy in a tragic car accident on December 11, 2017 only a few miles from her home. Surviving the accident is husband, Daryl Allan Johnson age 27, and daughter, Kylia Olivia Ann Johnson age 4. Daryl and...
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Jeromy D. Marth

Jeromy D. Marth, 38, of Polo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with family by his side. Jeromy was born August 10, 1979, in Dixon, the son of Daniel Marth and Pamela (Grobe) Mohr.  He was very active in sports all through school.  After high school he enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends. Survivors include his mother Pam (Steve)...
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