Gary O. Bocker

Gary O. Bocker, 76, of Polo went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Gary was born in Freeport, the son of Klaas and Mable Bocker. He grew up farming with his father and established Bocker Grain Inc. in 1971. Gary’s love of farming passed on to his own family, which brought him much joy to see them daily. In 1994 Gary married Judy, and they...
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Kenneth E. Miller

Kenneth E. Miller, 91, of Polo, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling with his family by his side. Kenneth was born March 8, 1929 in Leaf River to the parents of Art and Ada Miller. He and wife Alice were married on December 18, 1953 in Polo and celebrated nearly 67 years of marriage. Kenneth farmed in Polo for over 65 years until his retirement just 2 years ago....
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Roger Dale Garrison

Roger Dale Garrison, 71, died on October 2, 2020, with his family by his side. Roger was born to Esther and Clay Garrison on February 16, 1949, and lived the majority of his life in Polo. He was married to Patricia “Pat” Lawson of Ashton on October 10, 1981, in an outdoor ceremony at Camp Emmaus. Together the couple raised three children, Jo (Larry “Ben”) Bittinger of Polo, Keith (Katie) Chesnut...
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Rita A. Lawton

Polo, Ill. –  Rita Ann Lawton, 92, of Polo, Ill. passed away on September 27, 2020 at Polo Rehab and Health Center with her children at her side. She was born October 19, 1927 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Celestine Lunz and was raised in Chicago, Ill. She married Donald Lawton on June 22, 1946. Donald preceded her in death on November 21, 1975. She was also preceded in death...
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