Obituaries

H. Fern Sellers

H. Fern Sellers

H. Fern Sellers, 78, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Fern was born January 28, 1939, in Adair, IL, the daughter of Harry and Vera (Butcher) Ehrhart.  On August 16, 1964, in Good Hope, IL, she was...

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Lawrence “Larry” L. Acker

Lawrence “Larry” L. Acker

Lawrence “Larry” L. Acker, 75, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Larry was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Dixon, the son of Russell Keith and Helen L. (Johnston) Acker. On August 12, 1972, in Rock Island...

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Beverly Jean Mezo

Beverly Jean Mezo

Beverly Jean Mezo, 78, of Polo, died Monday October 2, 2017 at her residence.  She was previously a nurse for Polo Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Polo. Beverly was born April 11, 1939, in Dixon, the daughter of Edward V. and Maude M...

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John J. Hackett

John J. Hackett

Polo – John J. Hackett, 89, of Polo, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Polo Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. John was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Faribault, MN, the son of John and Christine Hackett. He was a veteran of the United...

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Marlin Roy Rasmussen

Marlin Roy Rasmussen

Rockford – Marlin Roy Rasmussen, 76, of Rockford passed away Thursday September 14, 2017 at his residence.  He retired from Motorola where he was a lineman.  Marlin was born August 9, 1941, in Sterling, the son of Donald and Ada (Mitchell)...

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Viola J. Bowers

Viola J. Bowers

Viola J. Bowers, 73, of Marinette, WI (formerly of the Forreston and Polo area), passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 with family by her side.  She was born July 19, 1944 to Emma (Nicodemus) and Henry Jacobs.  She worked for Raynor, in Dixon...

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Bernard “Bernie” Goeking

Bernard “Bernie” Goeking

Polo– Bernard “Bernie” Goeking, 68, of Polo, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at his residence. Bernard was born July 20, 1949, in Fairbury, Nebraska, the son of Harold and Lila (Messing) Goeking. He was proceeded in death by his parents. ...

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Madeline Jane Gribbins

Madeline Jane Gribbins

Madeline Jane Gribbins, 98, passed away at CGH Hospital in Sterling on July 13,2017. “Jane” as she was known to most, was bom in Bloomington, Illinois on April 14, 1919, the daughter of Harold and Mae Powell. Although she spent most of her life...

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Roger Lee Saaijenga

Roger Lee Saaijenga

Roger Lee Saaijenga, 71, of Ocala passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. He was from Dixon, Illinois and moved to this area in 2007. Roger achieved the rank of Command Sergent Major in the US Army and retired after 26 years of service in 1988...

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Alice Ruth Rebuck

Alice Ruth Rebuck

Alice Ruth Rebuck, 95, of Polo, passed away June 28, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.  Alice was born November 12, 1921 in Ogle County, the daughter of Ben and Etta (Girard) Rowland.  On March 7, 1937 in Rockford, she was united in...

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Linda Anne Perrine

Linda Anne Perrine

Polo – Linda Anne Perrine, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on June 21, 2017, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was surrounded by her family and close loved ones. Linda was born April 26, 1939 in...

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Mary E. Smith

Mary E. Smith

Mary E. Smith, 92, of Forreston, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Mary was born January 27, 1925, in Science Hill, KY, the daughter of Ernie P. and Evelyn (Massey) Robinson. On November 9, 1945 in Pulaski...

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