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Jessica L. Smith

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Jessica L. Smith, 42, of Rochelle, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. 
Arrangements are pending at the Christenson Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Alice Powers

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Alice K. Powers, 92, of Rochelle, passed away Sept. 28, 2014 at Cor Mariae in Rockford. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Steward, the daughter of Orville and Mattie (Hart) Thompson.
She is survived by her children, Judy Sharpe, Paul (Jackie) Rewerts, Denis (Heide) Rewerts, Janet (Mike) Shinn; grandchildren, Polly (Kevin) Fife, Clifton Mills III, Aaron Sharpe,
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Jimmy Vernon

Posted: Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
SAGE, Ark. -- Jimmy Lee Vernon, 48, of Sage, Ark., was born Oct. 29, 1965 in Osceola, Ark., the son of Charles Statler and Geraldine (Moore) Vernon. He departed this life on Sept. 20, 2014 in Izard County, Ark.
Jimmy graduated from high school in Lombard. He was united in marriage to Kimberly Michelle Entenman on February 20, 1999 in
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Mary Lou Entenman

Posted: Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
WEST PLAINS, Mo.,, Mary (Rutledge) Entenman, 69, of Thayer, Missouri, was born April 25, 1945 in Waldon, Colo. to O. E. "Doc" Rutledge, Sr. and Grace (Wilcox) Rutledge. She departed this life on September 23, 2014 at West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Mo. after suffering a brain aneurism.
Mary was united in marriage to Bill J. Entenman
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Richard Hopwood

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Richard Lee Hopwood, 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at his home. Dick was born Oct. 10, 1933 in Viola Township, to Bernard and Phyllis (Lutz) Hopwood.
He married Lois J. Jordal on Nov. 28, 1953 in Lee. He served our country with the United States Marines during the Korean War. Dick worked for over 30
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Ivy Laverne Venator

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Ivy Laverne (Crawford) Venator passed away peacefully at her home in Rochelle during the night of Sept. 16. During the previous day her longtime caregiver, Lori Rodefelt, who was more like a younger sister to her, and her oldest son, John Venator, were by her bedside comforting her. She was 97 years old.
Laverne was born on Dec.
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Ramona Sweger

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Ramona (Mona) Sweger was born in Wayne City on Sept. 3, 1956 to Rudy and Joyce Pena. Ramona worked for many years for Eaton until the plant closed and then worked for Silgan Containers in Rochelle. Mona had a passion for garage sales and thrift shops, but her biggest passion was for her grandchildren. Mona passed away suddenly
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Barbara Hayenga

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
KINGS -- Barbara J. Hayenga, 72, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2013 in Rockford. Barb was born June 19, 1942 in Rockford to Maynard and Marguerite (Kerrison) Bulthaus. She married Wayne Hayenga on Aug. 8, 1964 in Rockford.
Barb is survived by her husband, Wayne; two sons, Bryan (Faith) Hayenga of Kings and Neal Hayenga of Lansing, Mich.; two
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Vernon Tastad

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
STERLING -- Vernon B. Tastad, 76, formerly of Rochelle, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in Sterling. Vernon was born Sept. 12, 1938 in Rockford, to Lars and Josephine (Gittleson) Tastad.
He is survived by his brother, Lawence (Gladys) Tastad, of Rochelle.
The Unger-Horner Funeral Home is helping the family with a private service. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign
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Betty Krigbaum

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
ASHTON -- Betty Ann Krigbaum, 70, of Ashton, passed away peacefully at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon on Sept. 23, 2014. She was born on Dec. 30, 1943 in Rochelle to Charles and Rogene (Williams) Atkinson. She married Jackie R. Krigbaum on Nov. 24, 1962 in Ashton.
Betty worked for many years at Eaton Corp. in Rochelle. She was also
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Eugene Peck

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Eugene ("Gene") Lloyd Peck passed Feb. 8, 2014 after succumbing to the dark cloud of Alzheimer's which extinguished the light of his life. He was born a Valentine baby on 14 February, 1923, the fourth child of Emma Ater Peck and Justin Harley Peck at Allerton Ranch #2 near Atkinson. 
Near the age of two he lost his father
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Gerald McKenzie

Posted: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
DEKALB -- Gerald Lee McKenzie, 77, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.
Born May 21, 1937, in DeKalb, the son of Donald James and Marie O. (Gittleson) McKenzie, Jerry married Mary Lou Jansen on Aug. 3, 2002.
Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Rochelle High School and attended Concordia College. He was a
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Robert Sage Jr.

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Robert (Bobby) Sage, Jr was delivered into the loving arms of his savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 16, 2014, surrounded by his two sisters and daughter in Rochelle, after a one-year battle with cancer. Bobby was 55 years old, living his entire life in Rochelle.
Bobby found Christ in 2012 with the help of family and friends
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Jimmy Lowe

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
CRESTON -- Jimmy "Jim" B. Lowe, 69, life long resident of Creston, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16 in DeKalb. Jim was born April 27, 1945 to Joe A. and Beatrice H. (Day) Lowe in Rochelle.
He was a pressman for the DeKalb Daily Chronicle for many years. Jim was an avid Cub's fan, rarely missing a game. He also
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