Gerald E. Woodin

Gerald E. Woodin, 85, of Polo, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home. Gerald was born May 9, 1932, in Polo, the son of Rex and Ola (Bellows) Woodin.  On September 23, 1951, in Milledgeville, he was united in marriage to Ethel Chandler.  Ethel preceded him in death on March 19, 2015.  Gerald worked at the Gulf Station in Polo for many years then went to work for Northern...
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Delores “Dee” Cassens

Delores “Dee” M. Cassens, 83, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at CGH Medical Center. Dee was born March 8, 1934, in Whiteside County. She is the daughter of William and Gertrude (Johnson) Tornow.  On Jan. 6, 1968, in Sterling, she was united in marriage to Elwin Cassens (he preceded her on April 12, 2009). Many knew Dee as the friendly server with the Pinecricker Cafe in Polo.  She...
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Robert L. Shemwell

Robert L. Shemwell, of Rochelle, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  Robert was born January 19, 1935, in Elkton, KY, the son of John Shemwell and Louise Shemwell-Bolton.  On Sept. 7, 1963 in Virginia , he was united in marriage to Edith Jones (she preceded him in June 1990).  Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and worked with Honeywell as a Machinist...
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Betty Jean Quaco

Betty Jean Quaco, 86, of Polo, passed away Thursday February 1, 2018, in Dixon.  Betty was born February 27, 1931, in Ogle County the daughter of Jacob and Hilda (Hansen) Boom.  On January 20, 1956, in Polo, she was united in marriage to Leon Quaco (he preceded her in 2004).  Betty Jean worked for Central Quality Industries in Polo.  She belonged to the American Legion and the VFW Auxillary....
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Keith Paul Nesemeier

Keith Paul Nesemeier, 81, of Polo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home.  Keith was born October 4, 1936 in Freeport, the son of Paul Kenneth and Bernice Irma (Diehl) Nesemeier.  He worked in Graphic Arts and specialized in Photo Engraving for Kable Printing prior to the strike.  Once on strike Keith went to work at the Byron Nuclear Plant to support the family,...
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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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