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  • Robert E. ‘Ed’ Moore

    FORRESTON – Robert E. “Ed” Moore, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • Lucille J. Haseman

    WATERMAN – Lucille J. Haseman of Waterman passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Raymond L. Vesel

    STERLING – Raymond L. Vesel, 89, of rural Sterling, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • Jeanette Graves

    ELIZABETH – Jeanette Ann Albrecht Graves, 80, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Elizabeth Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • George G. Levan

    DIXON – George G. Levan, 86, of Dixon, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Saint Luke Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Ilene L. Mailand

    EGAN – Ilene L. Mailand, 90, formerly of Egan, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Freeport Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Michael L. French

    POLO – Michael L. French, 63, of Polo, died Saturday, Nov. 12. 2016, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He worked for Quebecor World in ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Guadalupe Garcia

    ROCK FALLS – Guadalupe Garcia, 73, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Rollin K. Mercer

    NORMAL– Rollin K. Mercer, 72, of Normal, died of pancreatic cancer peacefully Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at his home. 
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • John W. Abbadusky

    LYNDON- John W. Abbadusky, 74, of Lyndon, died Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2016, at home, surrounded by his family.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • Carol J. Williamson

    STERLING – Carol J. Williamson, 86, of Sterling, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Gerald A. 'Jerry' Woods

    FULTON – Gerald A. "Jerry" Woods, 78, of Fulton, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Schroeder

    MOUNT CARROLL – Robert G. "Bob" Schroeder, 80, of Mount Carroll, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society – Mount Carroll.
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Jerry Reecher

    COLETA – It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Jerry Reecher, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa, ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Glen A. Heisler

    MOUNT CARROLL – Glen A. Heisler, 66, of Mount Carroll, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at his home.Law ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 10:26 pm
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