Obituaries

James “Jim” Keller

James “Jim” Keller

James “Jim” E. Keller, 78, of Polo, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at CGH Hospital in Sterling. He was a lifelong farmer in Ogle, Whiteside and Carroll Counties. Jim was dedicated to preserving the land and doing what was best for the...

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Rose L. Hoffman

Rose L. Hoffman

Rose L Hoffman, 101, of Polo, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was a homemaker. Rose was born May 21, 1914, in Mt. Morris, the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Ridenour) Coddington. On July 6, 1940...

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Judith Lynn Bocker

Judith Lynn Bocker

Judith Lynn Bocker, aged 69, went home to be with the Lord on September 25, 2015 at her home in Polo. Judy was born on August 12, 1946 in Polo, the daughter of Maxwell William Plum and Audrey Gayman Plum. Judy fought a courageous battle against...

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Florence E. Terhune

Florence E. Terhune

Florence E. Terhune, 92, of Lanark, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Polo Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and member of the former Polo Presbyterian Church with recognition of over 50 years of service and dedication to...

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Wanda Meiners

Wanda Meiners

Wanda G. Meiners, 74, of Polo, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015, at Polo Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was a bus driver for the Polo School District for over 31 years and along side her husband farmed in the Polo area for many years. Wanda...

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Donald Woodin

Donald Woodin

Donald “Boney” Lee Woodin, 87, of Polo passed away Tuesday (July 21, 2015) at the Dixon Healthcare Center in Dixon. He was born on June 7, 1928 in Eagle Point Twp, rural Polo to Archie & Grace (Weigle) Woodin. He married the former Barb...

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Harlan E. Rothermel

Harlan E. Rothermel

Harlan E. Rothermel, 81, of Polo, passed away at 10:59 PM Tuesday (July 14, 2015) at his residence. He was born December 7, 1932 in Maryland Twp. , IL to Lester E. and Celia (Rae) Rothermel. He is survived by his significant other, Carolyn Farmer...

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Juanita M. Lawton

Juanita M. Lawton

Juanita M. Lawton, 59, of Polo, passed away, Monday, July 13, 2015, at C.G.H. in Sterling. She was born on February 3,1956 in Dixon to J.J. “Curly” & Jean (Lunz) Lawton. Juanita graduated from Polo High School and had been formerly employed...

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Donald N. Sherrick

Donald N. Sherrick

Donald N. Sherrick, 80 of Polo passed away peacefully July 8, 2015. He was a life-long farmer. Don was born January 17, 1935 in Middleton, Michigan to Burton and Donna Sherrick. He was a member of Polo Church of the Brethren. Survivors include...

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Roger A. Benthin Sr.

Roger A. Benthin Sr.

Roger A. Benthin Sr., 56, of Polo, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home in Polo. He was born April 17, 1959, in Harvard, IL, the son of Herman and Gladys (Schoon) Benthin. Roger was a carpenter by trade, working with his hands was not...

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Tom Patterson

Tom Patterson

Thomas W. Patterson, 88, of Polo, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. Tom was born January 6, 1927, in Chambersburg, PA, the son of Thomas and Wava (Garber) Patterson. On January 29, 1955, in Monroe...

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