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William Newton

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- William F. Newton, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 quietly at his home. William was born June 7, 1927 in Reynoldsville, to William E. and Gladys (Garrett) Newton. He married Juanita Hall on Nov. 14, 1953 in Mt. Morris. He served our country as a Marine during World War II. William worked for Del Monte as a
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Glen Taylor

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Glen E. Taylor, 88, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Rochelle. Glen was born May 2, 1926 in Rochelle to Eli W. and Jesse L. (Rowe) Taylor. He married Audrey Fay Altenburg on Dec. 2, 1949 in Rochelle.
He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. Glen was a Rochelle fireman for more than 40 years.
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Vicki Stewart

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
HILLCREST -- Vicki Stewart, passed away March 25, 2015 in Rockford.
Services are pending with Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle. Visit www.ungerhorner.com.
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Wilma Hamilton

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
ROCKFORD -- Wilma Marie Hamilton, 71, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.  She was born on July 11, 1943 in Allenville, Mo., the daughter of Clarence and Minnie Summers Ervin.  Wilma worked for many years at Caron International in Rochelle prior to retiring.
She is preceded in death by her parents;
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Wayne Reed

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Wayne J. Reed, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Rochelle.  Wayne was born Sept. 28, 1931 to Orville C. and Luella (Reitz) Reed in Rochelle.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd and 101st Airborne.  On Feb. 4, 1954, he married Mary Masters.  He later married Sharon Melton in 1981. Wayne was a former
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Kenneth L. Olson

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Kenneth Olson, 75, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Elgin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Coats; step-daughter, Donna Kinser Sidebottom; and his parents, Ole and Dorothy Olson.
 He was a member of the Rochelle Moose Lodge in Rochelle. He enjoyed golfing, boating,
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Harry Gross

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Harry F. Gross, 83, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Serenity Home in Oregon. He was born on May 29, 1931 in Chicago, the son of Harry Walter and Eleanor Marie Woehrle Gross. Harry married Lois Crowley on July 27, 1957 at St. James Catholic Church, Highwood.
Harry served
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Jacqueline Conti

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Jacqueline Conti, 62, passed away March 17, 2015. Jacqueline was born April 17, 1952, the daughter of Richard and Arlene (nee Meyer) Newcomer.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Jennifer) Estes of Rockford, Mary Estes (Dennis Dutcher) of South Beloit, and Paul (Alysha) Conti of Rochelle; and her grandchildren, Andrew and Noah Estes of Rockford, Logan and
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Wayne Reed

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Wayne Reed, 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Rochelle Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Services are pending at the Unger Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth Street, Rochelle. Visit www.UngerHorner.com for further information and the online guest book.
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John Reinke

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Rochelle, John L. Reinke, 95, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Serenity Home and Hospice in Oregon. He was born June 2, 1919 near Rochelle on the family farm, the son of John and Anna (Ludwig) Reinke. He graduated from Rochelle High School in 1937.
He farmed in Lafayette Township until retiring in 1987. He was also
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Charles McDermott

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Charles "Hank" H. McDermott, 89, of Rochelle, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Rochelle Rehabilitation in Rochelle. He was born on March 21, 1925 in Dekalb, the son of James and Celina (Guilbault) McDermott Sr. On Dec. 28, 1946, he married Maxine I. Friestad in Dekalb.
He is preceded in death by his wife; grandson,
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John Birdwell

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- John D. Birwell Jr., 85, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his home. John was born Dec. 6, 1929 to John D. And Lucille A. (Melinfoski) Birdwell in Chicago. He married LaVerne A. Baratka on April 22, 1950 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2007.
He was also predeceased by his son, Jay
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Charles McDermott

Posted: Sunday, Mar 15th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Charles "Hank" McDermott, 89, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Rochelle.
The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth Street. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Visit www.ungerhorner.com.
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Cheryl Eich

Posted: Sunday, Mar 15th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Cheryl L. Eich, 68, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Rockford. Cheryl was born Jan. 12, 1947 in Dixon, to Ernest J. and Dorothy E. (Dean) Eich. She worked for Contel for more than 25 years, retiring in 1995.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Allen, in 1975, and her parents.
Survivors include her
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John Birdwell

Posted: Sunday, Mar 15th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- John D. Birdwell, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Rochelle.
The Unger-Horne Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.ungerhorner.com.
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