Obituaries

Francis G. (Bud) Yeager

Francis G. (Bud) Yeager, 86, of Rochelle passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26 at home, one day after his 86th birthday on Jan. 25.... more

Joanna ‘Jo’ Henze

We give thanks for a life well lived and the peaceful passing of a beautiful woman. Joanna “Jo” Henze, 88, passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, Jan. 31.... more

Barbara Jean Bearrows

Barbara Jean Bearrows, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. ... more

Dena Lynn (Perkins) Smith

Dena Smith of Oregon, 60, passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, 2022 at Oregon Rehabilitation Center.... more

Robert L. Bresson

Robert L. Bresson, 93, of Compton passed away Jan. 26 in Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.... more

Daniel ‘Dan’ E. Sandoval

Daniel “Dan” E. Sandoval, 81, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at The Views of Marion from complications of Alzheimer’s... more

Lorraine Virginia Loper Rodefelt

Lorraine Virginia Loper Rodefelt, 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. ... more

Karl Eugene Horn

Karl Eugene Horn slipped peacefully from his earthly bonds on Nov. 22, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. ... more

Janet E. (Grutter) Waters

Janet E. (Grutter) Waters, 84, of Sycamore went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 1, 2022.... more

Gary Allen Manning

Gary Allen Manning, 82, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. ... more

Reuben ‘Pete’ Lee Capes

Reuben “Pete” Lee Capes, 87, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.... more

Cecil Bruce

Cecil Bruce, 61, of Rockford and formerly of Rochelle, died at OSF St. Anthony Hospital Jan. 18.... more

James Andrew Kucenski

James Andrew Kucenski, 58, of Aurora went to heaven with Jesus Jan. 9. ... more

Violet Marie Hay

Violet Marie Hay, 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Generations at Neighbors Nursing Home, Byron. ... more

Bruce ‘Bruiser’ Edward Davidson

Bruce “Bruiser” Edward Davidson, 59, passed away Jan. 16 surrounded by his loved ones at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois. ... more

Ronald Eugene White

Ronald Eugene White, 71, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7 at his home following a prolonged battle with cancer. ... more

Carol Dee Whaley

Carol Dee Whaley, 71, entered the presence of her Savior Monday, Jan. 16 at the Rochelle Community Hospital, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with liver cancer. ... more

Alberta Rosalyn (Hickstein) Taylor

Alberta Rosalyn (Hickstein) Taylor of Rochelle passed into eternity on Jan. 14 at Bethany Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. ... more

Terry Rosenbaum

Terry Rosenbaum, 78, of Rochelle, completed his battle with cancer and passed into the presence of his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 14 at his home while surrounded by his family. ... more

Douglas Lee Oleson

Douglas Lee Oleson, 67, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. ... more