Obituaries

Donald L. Miller

Donald L. Miller

Donald L. Miller, 73, of Polo, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at KSB Hospital, Dixon. Donald was born November 12, 1941, in Bradford, IL, the son of Donald L. and Arlene (Liggett) Miller. He farmed for many years in the Polo area...

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Alice. M. Shetler

Alice. M. Shetler

Alice M. Shetler, 89, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Alice was born February 14, 1925, in New Madrid, MO, the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Rosenberry) Jones. On July 18, 1942, in...

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Harlan J. Alderks

Harlan J. Alderks

Harlan J. Alderks, 76, of Forreston, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at Provena St. Joseph Center, Freeport. He worked with both his father and Farmers Lumber as a carpenter for many years. Harlan was born Feb. 18, 1938, in Rochelle the son of...

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Montes “Polly” L. Ford

Montes “Polly” L. Ford

Polo – Montes “Polly” L. Ford, 98, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Polly was born November 25, 1916, in Milledgeville, the daughter of Jesse and Dora (Berger) Quest. On July...

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Chester L. Garrison

Chester L. Garrison

Chester L. Garrison, 83, of Sterling (formerly of Polo), passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at CGH Hospital. He was born December 1, 1931, in Polo, the son of Walter and Edith (Pierce) Garrison. Chester was employed as an auditor by Shaw...

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Juanita R. Horton

Juanita R. Horton

Juanita R. Horton, 82, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, in Freeport. She worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for over 20 years as a dispatcher. Juanita was a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge and American...

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Kent A. Dearborn Sr.

Kent A. Dearborn Sr.

Kent A. Dearborn Sr., 50, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, December, 09, 2014, at KSB Hospital. He owned and operated K & M Salvage in Polo. Kent enjoyed spending time with his family and horseback riding. He was born July 21, 1964, in...

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Erin M. Shippert

Erin M. Shippert

Erin M. Shippert, 32, of Dixon, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at her home with family by her side. She was born Sept. 29, 1982, in Galesburg, IL , the daughter of Dennis and Sheryl (Claeys) Yard. On Sept. 6, 2008, at St. Patrick’s...

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Clancy J.  Buck

Clancy J. Buck

Clancy J. Buck, 58, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Clancy was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Dixon, the son of Frank James Buck and Neita (Weigle) Buck Bjorklund. He graduated from Mt. Morris High...

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Donald F. Conn

Donald F. Conn

Donald F. Conn, 75, of Polo, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. Don was born March 22, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Ernest and Myrtle (Riden) Conn. On May 10, 1958, in Chicago, Don was united in marriage to...

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Ruby J. Rowland

Ruby J. Rowland

Ruby J. Rowland, 96, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. She was born November 18, 1917, in Pine Creek Twp, the daughter of John and Ethel (Powell) Sheely. On October 8, 1938, in Polo, she was...

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George “Gene” E. Schmidt Jr.

George “Gene” E. Schmidt Jr.

George “Gene” E. Schmidt Jr., 54, of Polo, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home. He was born, August 31, 1960, in Rockford, the son of George E. and Lois E. (Bollman) Schmidt Sr. Gene was a longtime farmer in the Polo area and very...

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