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James Melvin

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
ROCHELLE --James T. Melvin, 60, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 in Proviso Township. Jim was born May 18, 2015 in Asheville, N.C., to John and Carol (Blich) Melvin. He married Teresa Lynn Kendall on Feb. 1, 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jim was plant manager of Cedar Siding for several years.
Jim is survived by his
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Mary Hauser

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
KERVILLE, Texas -- Mary Hauser, 81, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at home peacefully in her sleep. Mary Darlene Hauser was born Feb. 19, 1934 in Belvidere, to Edward and Mary Flood. She was the youngest of seven children. She married Joseph Daniel Hauser on July 23, 1955 in Rochelle, and they were married 54 years
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James Melvin

Posted: Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015
James Thomas Melvin passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Services are pending with Unger-Horner Funeral Home. See Tuesday's News-Leader for a full obit.
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Glen Taylor

Posted: Sunday, Mar 29th, 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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Victoria Stewart

Posted: Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Victoria V. Stewart, 61, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Rockford. Vicki was born Feb. 27, 1954 to Victor H. and Lucille (Jenkins) Gruben in Rochelle. She married Tom Stewart on April 27, 1985 in Aurora.  
She is survived by her husband, Tom Stewart; four daughters, Chenell, Schmell and Taylor Stewart, all of Rochelle, and Ruth
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Juan Herrera

Posted: Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015
PEARSALL, Texas -- Juan "Johnny" Ruben Herrera, 64, formerly of Rochelle, passed away in Pearsall, Texas, on March 24, 2015.  Born Feb. 19, 1951 in Pearsall; he was the son of Daniel and Lydia (Rendon) Herrera.
Johnny was a local auto mechanic and drummer, who played for numerous bands in the area.
An avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Johnny enjoyed car
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Juan Herrera

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
PEARSALL, Texas -- Juan "Johnny" Ruben Herrera, 64, formerly of Rochelle, passed away in Pearsall, Texas, on March 24, 2015.  Born Feb. 19, 1951 in Pearsall; he was the son of Daniel and Lydia (Rendon) Herrera.
Johnny was a local auto mechanic and drummer, who played for numerous bands in the area.
An avid Dallas Cowboys fan, Johnny enjoyed car
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Vicki Stewart

Modified: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Victoria V. Stewart, 61, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Rockford. Vicki was born Feb. 27, 1954 to Victor H. and Lucille (Jenkins) Gruben in Rochelle. She married Tom Stewart on April 27, 1985 in Aurora.  
She is survived by her husband, Tom Stewart; four daughters, Chenell, Schmell and Taylor Stewart, all of Rochelle, and Ruth
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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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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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