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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Keith E. Fredricks

Keith E. Fredricks, 81, of Polo, passed away at his home on Sept. 9, 2018.  Keith was born October 8, 1936 in Polo the son of George and Kathryn (Ernst)  Fredricks.  On May 23, 1971 he was united in marriage to Ms. Alana Campbell (she preceded him on December 31, 2010).  Keith worked for Kelly Tire for a number of years and was a veteran of the United States Army. Cremation rites have been...
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Marion “Gene” E. Hazlip

Marion “Gene” E. Hazlip, 79, of Oregon (formerly of Polo), passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at his home. Gene was born July 28, 1939, in Jefferson Township, IL the son of Walter and Cleona (Boatwright) Hazlip. On Oct. 28, 1967 in Haldane, IL he was united in marriage to Donna Feary. Gene was a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany as a Radar Operator.  He then went on to work for Keefer...
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Jerry E. Cross

Jerry E. Cross, 74, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018, at CGH Medical Center.  He was born January 22, 1944, in Eldora, Iowa, the son of Eugene A. Cross and Alice M. (Alexander) Stressman. On June 10, 1967, in Rockford, he was united in marriage to Flora Draper.  Jerry worked in Rockford at Bergstroms as a Fabricator for years. He was a member of the Church of the Open Bible in Polo....
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Kenneth E. Linton

Kenneth E. Linton, 90, of Polo, passed away early morning Friday at the Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Kenneth was born on October 7, 1928, in Mt. Carroll the son of George and Helen (Peters) Linton.  He married Darlene Hoak on December 9, 1949 in Rockfalls.  Kenneth worked for 39 years at Kraft Foods in Milledgeville.  After retiring from Kraft Foods he went on to work for the City...
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