Obituaries

Andrew Lannen

Andrew Lannen

Andrew Lawrence Lannen, 24, of Wheaton passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020. He was born in Severodvinsk, Russia on July 28, 1996. Andrew will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Tom and Heidi; his brother, Matthew (Mackenzie)...

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Gary O. Bocker

Gary O. Bocker

Gary O. Bocker, 76, of Polo went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Gary was born in Freeport, the son of Klaas and Mable Bocker. He grew up farming with his father and established Bocker Grain...

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Kenneth E. Miller

Kenneth E. Miller

Kenneth E. Miller, 91, of Polo, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling with his family by his side. Kenneth was born March 8, 1929 in Leaf River to the parents of Art and Ada Miller. He and wife Alice were married...

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Roger Dale Garrison

Roger Dale Garrison

Roger Dale Garrison, 71, died on October 2, 2020, with his family by his side. Roger was born to Esther and Clay Garrison on February 16, 1949, and lived the majority of his life in Polo. He was married to Patricia “Pat” Lawson of Ashton on...

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Rita A. Lawton

Rita A. Lawton

Polo, Ill. –  Rita Ann Lawton, 92, of Polo, Ill. passed away on September 27, 2020 at Polo Rehab and Health Center with her children at her side. She was born October 19, 1927 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Celestine Lunz and was...

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Dale Hall

Dale Hall

Dale Hall passed away at Swedish American Hospital after a short illness. He was the son of Monroe and Dorothy(deceased 1972) Hall and stepson of Nancy Hall. Dale married Louise M Landreth on June 27, 1964. He is survived by Louise and children...

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Beverly J. O’Leary

Beverly J. O’Leary

Beverly J. O’Leary, 77, of Polo passed away September 24, 2020 at FHN Hospital in Freeport. Beverly was born July 11, 1943 in Evergreen Park, IL. She was the daughter of Rozetta V. (Brough) Martin and Myron B. Kent. She married John J. O’Leary in...

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Lamonte Ballard, Jr.

Lamonte Ballard, Jr.

LaMonte T. Ballard, 59, of IL died on Sep 13, 2020 in Freeport, with his wife by his side. Monte was born on Feb 15, 1961 in Sterling. He was the son of Dr. LaMonte T. Ballard Sr. and Sally (Bickford) Ballard. He married his wife Linda on August...

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Julie M. Meiners

Julie M. Meiners

Julie M. Meiners, 58, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. Julie was born June 24, 1962 at CGH Hospital, Sterling, Illinois to Elmer and Linda Meiners, of Sterling. Julie was a 1980 graduate of Polo Community High...

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Bernice V. Riddle

Bernice V. Riddle

Bernice V. Riddle, 95, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Heritage Square in Dixon after a long courageous battle with sarcoma cancer. Bernice was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Milledgeville, the daughter of Reynold (Rex) and Ola (Bellows) Woodin.  ...

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Verla M. Attig

Verla M. Attig

Verla Mae Attig, 99, of Polo, Illinois passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Mt. Morris, Il. She was born Dec 2, 1920 in Reddick, Il, the third child of four siblings to Rev. George and Lulu(Morris) Wykle. Verla was...

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Thelma M. Hedrick

Thelma M. Hedrick

POLO – Thelma Maurine Hedrick, 100, passed away on Sept. 2, 2020. She was born April 26, 1920, in Homer, Ill., daughter of the late John and Bertha (Odland) Gray. She married Robert R. Hedrick on March 25, 1944. Robert and Thelma celebrated 61...

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