James E. Copeland

James E. Copeland, 67, of Dixon, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at CGH Medical Center. Jim was born Jan. 12, 1953 in Dixon.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  After the service he went to work for Raynor Garage Doors until his retirement.  Jim was active with the Dixon VFW and the POWMIA organization.  On May 21, 1985 he married Cindy Doyle. He was preceded in death by his wife Cindy.  Jim...
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Fonda Johnson

Fonda I. Johnson, 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Franklin Grove Nursing Home. Fonda was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Canton, IL, the daughter of Emery and Pearl Peterson. On May 20, 1946 in Canton, she was united in marriage to Raymond Johnson. He preceded her on Oct. 27, 2007. Fonda was a member of the Polo Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers, crocheting...
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Andrew Lannen

Andrew Lawrence Lannen, 24, of Wheaton passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020. He was born in Severodvinsk, Russia on July 28, 1996. Andrew will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Tom and Heidi; his brother, Matthew (Mackenzie); girlfriend, Emma Steo; grandparents Ralph and Irene Kautzman, and grandmother Theresa Lannen; aunts, Karen (Allen) Shreve, Alivia Bell, Tami (Armand) Marciano,...
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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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