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Ronald Mershon

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Ronald (Ron) E. Mershon 77, passed away October 15, 2014 at OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center Rockford.
He was born on March 25, 1937 in Rochelle to the late Stanley and Madeline Mershon.
Ron was a 1955 Rochelle High School graduate. He served his country with the U.S. Air Force from 1956 -1960.
He married his sweet-heart,

Susan Wilson

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Susan Ann Wilson, 56, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at home. Susie was born March 25, 1958 in Rochelle, to Dr. Jerry S. and Marilyn B. (Lynch) Wilson. She graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1976 and attended Kishwaukee Community College where she earned her Associates Degree.
She was preceded in death by her parents

Mark Smith

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Mark Edward Smith, 54, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at the Serenity House in Oregon. Mark was born May 28, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio, to Robert and Betty (Gregory) Smith.
Mark worked at Del Monte, Inc. for 32 years as a maintenance mechanic. He had a love for fishing, boating and the outdoors. Mark also

Jess Howard

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
DEKALB -- Jess Howard, 90, of DeKalb, formerly of Rochelle, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at DeKalb County Nursing and Rehab Center, surrounded by his family.
Born Sept. 21, 1924 in Marked Tree, Ark., one of two sons to Bessie Taylor Howard and Jess Howard, Sr., Jess married Stella M. Richardson on Aug. 15, 1950.
They enjoyed 59 wonderful

Dianne Capes

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
ENGELWOOD, Colo. -- Dianne M. Capes, 75, formerly of Rochelle, died July 12, 2014 in Engelwood, Colo. She was born May 26, 1939 in Lindsay, Neb., the daughter of William and Esther Johnson Warth.
While living in Rochelle she worked at Krogers, Bills IGA and Caron Int. and was also an Avon lady. She moved to Colorado in 1992.

Jackie “Jack” Gardner

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Jackie "Jack" B. Gardner, 75, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Rockford. Jack was born May 16, 1939 in Ecru, Miss., to Homer and Mable (Todd) Gardner. He married Sharon Brown on Nov. 14, 1959 in Aurora.
In 1976, Jack started the family business, Gardner Products Inc., out of his basement, working nights after his full-time

Marie McKenzie

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
GLENCOE, Minn. -- Marie Orva McKenzie, 100, formerly of Sycamore, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Glencoe, Minn.
Born Dec. 29, 1913, on a farm southwest of Creston in Ogle County, the daughter of Gitle and Celia (Vesta) Gitlleson, Marie was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Creston. She went to rural school, Countryman School, through all eight

Carl “Buddy” Ferrell

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
AURORA -- Carl E. "Buddy" Ferrell, 80, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1933 in Benton County, Miss.
Carl was a member of the Carpenter's Union for more than 30 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

Judith A. Askeland

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Judith "Judi" Ann Askeland of Rochelle, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Oct. 4, 2014 with her sons nearby, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 73.
Judi was born in Rochelle on June 20, 1941, to Rex Charles and Ruth Eileen (Rucker) Sage. She married Richard Neil Askeland on May 25, 1963

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