Obituaries

James E. Keplingeer

James E. Keplingeer

James E. Keplinger, 81, of Mt. Morris, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at KSB Hospital. Jim was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Freeport, the son of Everett and Ada R. Keplinger. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1958 and then went on to join...

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Jean I. Lawton

Jean I. Lawton

Jean I. Lawton, 91, of Polo, passed away Saturday, July 17th, at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Jean was born April 2, 1930, in Chicago, the daughter of Andrew and Celestine Lunz. She graduated from Marshall High School in Chicago in...

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Peggy Jean Silvius

Peggy Jean Silvius

Peggy Jean Silvius, 60, of Rockford (formerly of Polo) passed away Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Milestone in Rockford. Peggy was born November 15, 1960, in Dixon, the daughter of Dwight and Doris (Weigle) Silvius. She attended Bi-County Special Ed...

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Debra Jo Hatheway

Debra Jo Hatheway

Debra Jo Hatheway, 51, of Polo, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at her home.  She was born Sept. 3, 1969, in Savanna, the daughter of Danny and Wendy Rogers. On Dec. 20, 1988, in Mt. Carroll she married Leo Hatheway. Debra enjoyed taking care...

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Mary L. Weller

Mary L. Weller

Mary L. Weller, 90 of Mt. Morris, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Mary was born August 5, 1930 in Dixon, the daughter of John C. and Mary Weller. Mary was an Associate Professor at Sauk Valley Community...

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Edwin L. Strauss

Edwin L. Strauss

Polo – Edwin Strauss died peacefully on Sunday, June 13th, 2021. Edwin Lee Strauss was born on October 9, 1927 in Monroe, Wisconsin to Lee and Hazel (Williams) Strauss. His family moved to Polo, Illinois when Ed was in 8th grade, and he was a...

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Gary A. Hutmacher

Gary A. Hutmacher

Freeport – Gary A. Hutmacher, 75 of Cedarville, IL passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Provena St. Joseph Center in Freeport. Gary was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Freeport, the son of Theron and Jacquetta Hutmacher. He married Ms. Susan K...

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Charles W. Parks

Charles W. Parks

Charles “Chuck” William Parks passed away peacefully in his home in the early morning of May 12, 2021. Chuck was born in Dixon on September 24, 1936 to John and Pauline Parks. He served our country in the army during the Korean War as...

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Douglas E. Smith

Douglas E. Smith

Polo – Douglas E. Smith, 83 of Polo, passed away Wednesday May 5, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. Doug was born August 22, 1937, in Winthrop, IA, the son of Gene and Margaret Smith. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. He...

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Gladys M. Typer

Gladys M. Typer

Polo – Gladys M. Typer, 96 of Polo, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Gladys was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Sterling, the daughter of George and Anna Wechsler.  She met her future husband William...

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Kenneth C. Obendorf

Kenneth C. Obendorf

Polo – Kenneth C. Obendorf, 90 of Polo passed peacefully away at his home on Wednesday, April 28th 2021, with his loving wife of 70 years by his side. Kenneth was born May 7th, 1930 in Carroll County, the son of Arthur and Nellie Waterbury...

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Darlene Linton

Darlene Linton

Darlene will be laid to rest next to her husband Kenneth at a private graveside service in Fairmount Cemetery. Condolences may also be sent to pffh.condolences@gmail.com.

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