Dianna L. Bolthouse

Dianna L. Bolthouse, 77, of Polo, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018, at Dixon Healthcare Center.   Dianna was born, December 15, 1940, in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Glenn A. Simpson and Betty (Young) Pratt.  On April 2, 1982, in Oregon, she was united in marriage to Ronald Bolthouse (he preceded her on June 6, 2007). Survivors include daughters Connie (Rick) Vandrew of Polo and Jennie...
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Larry A. Mackey

Larry A. Mackey Jr, 47, of Belvidere (formerly of Polo), passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Rockford, with family and friends by his side.  Larry was born September 5, 1970, in Freeport, the son of Larry and Marlene (Garman) Mackey Sr.  Larry was a veteran of the US Navy serving from March 1991 to February 1999.  He worked for the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Belvidere and belonged to the...
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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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