Obituaries

Robert A. Toms Jr

Robert A. Toms Jr

Dixon – Robert A. Toms Jr, 51, of Dixon, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home. Robert was born April 27, 1966, in Dixon, the son of Robert and Darlene (Peifer) Toms Sr.  He worked for Snow White Bakery in Dixon for 28 years and...

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Judith K. Wakenight

Judith K. Wakenight

Polo – Judith K. Wakenight, 64, of Polo, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Judith was born March 21,1953 in Oregon, the daughter of Vergil and Eloise (Johnson) Butcher. Judi was united in marriage...

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Pattie Rae Hummel

Pattie Rae Hummel

Over the last three decades, Pattie Hummel Photography captured the emotion, humor, and personalities of people throughout the Sauk Valley area. Pattie expressed her passion for life and family in every family photograph, senior photo, and...

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Robert D. Franklin

Robert D. Franklin

Robert D. Franklin, 80, of Milledgeville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home.  Bob was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Mt. Morris, the son of Joseph and Martha (Slifer) Franklin.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Bob enjoyed spending time on...

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John F. Weller

John F. Weller

John F. Weller, 84, of Mt. Morris, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. John was born July 5, 1933, in Dixon, the son of John C. and Mary (Murphy) Weller.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and farmed his families...

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Gerald E. Woodin

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...

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Delores “Dee”  Cassens

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...

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Robert L. Shemwell

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...

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Betty Jean Quaco

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...

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Keith Paul Nesemeier

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...

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Dianna L. Bolthouse

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...

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Larry A. Mackey

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. ...

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