Obituaries

Betty J. Bleistein

Betty J. Bleistein

Betty Bleistein, 76, slipped away from our arms into the loving arms of Jesus on August 12, 2021. She was born on November 20, 1944, in Chicago IL to Russell Haak and Zola Bailey Haak. When she was just a toddler her family moved back to the...

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C. Clinton Elmore

C. Clinton Elmore

C. Clinton Elmore, 70, of Milledgeville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at Genesis East in Davenport. He was born Feb. 17, 1951, in Denison, Iowa, the son of Murray B. and Edith M. Elmore. On Sept. 16, 1995, in Polo, he married Rosemary...

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Bernice Eileen Horton

Bernice Eileen Horton

Bernice Eileen Horton, 91, of Polo, died Sunday July 25, 2021 in Heritage Square in Dixon, IL. She was born April 29, 1930 in Milledgeville, IL, the daughter of Raymond and Lillian (Goble) Deets. Bernice married William Horton on November 28...

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Eric Thomas Bornemeier

Eric Thomas Bornemeier

Eric T. Bornemeier, 39, of Monroe, WI, formerly of Polo, died Wednesday July 21, 2021 at his home. He was born February 13, 1982 in Sterling, IL the son of Ernest Bornemeier and Nancy Haan. Eric was a graduate of Polo High School and most...

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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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