Obituaries

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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William “Bill” Ehmen

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...

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Doris Emily Hammer

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...

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Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer

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...

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Richard A. Halfman

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. ...

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Sarah Rose Johnson

Sarah Rose Johnson

With great sadness the family of Sarah Rose Johnson (Smiley) announce her passing along with her son Oliver Daniel Michael Johnson. Sarah Johnson, 26, of Polo Illinois died pregnant with her baby boy in a tragic car accident on December 11, 2017...

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Jeromy D. Marth

Jeromy D. Marth

Jeromy D. Marth, 38, of Polo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with family by his side. Jeromy was born August 10, 1979, in Dixon, the son of Daniel Marth and Pamela (Grobe) Mohr.  He was very...

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Betty J. Bailey

Betty J. Bailey

Betty J. Bailey, 80, of Polo, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, at her home in Dixon. Betty was born, April 2, 1937, in Maryland Station, IL, the daughter of William P. and Eldridge (McInturff) Peterson. On January 18, 1955, in Leaf River...

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Thomas Ackeberg

Thomas Ackeberg

Thomas “Tom” Ackeberg, 63, of Polo, passed away Friday, November 24th at KSB Hospital in Dixon, Illinois. Tom was born May 21st, 1954, in Morrison, the son of Robert and Hazel (Thompson) Ackeberg.  He graduated from Prophetstown High School in...

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Elizabeth “Betty” J. Deuth

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Deuth

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Deuth, 94, of Polo, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling with family by her side. Betty was born July 15, 1923, in Polo, the daughter of Floyd and Nellie (Walker) Cross. On February 14...

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