Obituaries

John B. Fridge

John B. Fridge, 48, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Wauconda. John was born on Nov. 6, 1972 to Hubert A. and Martha R. (Lambert) Fridge in Rochelle. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1997 and his sister, Robin Fridge in 1983.... more

Mildred "Millie" Hicks

Mildred “Millie” Hicks, age 99, of Rochelle, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the home of her son in Cape Coral, Florida. ... more

Kevin John Wagner

Kevin John Wagner, formerly of Rochelle, passed away suddenly at the age of 61 on Monday, May 24 at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida with his companion at his side.... more

 

Marvin McKnight

Marvin McKnight, 87, of Ashton, passed away after a short illness on June 16. ... more

Diane R. Ekes

Diane R. Ekes, 67, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16. with family by her side at home. ... more

 

Evelyn M. Dodge Felt

Evelyn M. Dodge Felt, 99, passed away on June 7 at her home in Sun City West, Arizona. ... more

 

Chalden F. “Chal” Challand

Chalden F. “Chal” Challand, 79, of Steward, passed away Sunday, June 13, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.... more

 

Mario Anthony Messer

Mario Anthony Messer, 48, died unexpectedly at his Rochelle apartment on Saturday, June 12. Services are pending with the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle.... more

 

Wymore G. Wascher

Wymore G. Wascher, 80, of Rochelle, died Friday, June 11 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence, Elk Grove Village. ... more

Patricia Ann Sartin

Patricia Ann Sartin was born April 27, 1957 in Rochelle, the daughter of the late Raymond Ray Crawford and Jaunita Elizabeth Cox Crawford. She departed this life on June 13 in Michie, Tennessee at the age of 64 years, 1 month and 17 days.... more

Lela Carolyn Ackland

Lela Carolyn Ackland, 82, of rural Compton, passed away Saturday, June 12, at Liberty Village of Rochelle. Carolyn was born Dec. 24, 1938, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Leland and Florence (Koonts) White. She married Lloyd Ackland on July 10, 1971, at the Fairfield Methodist Church in Fairfield, Iowa.... more

George H. Vrana

George H. Vrana, 90, passed away Thursday, June 10 at his home in Rochelle. George was born on Oct. 19, 1930 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the son of Frank and Rose (Cajka) Vrana. He graduated from Colby High School in Colby, Wisconsin.... more

Eric Erickson

Eric Erickson, 66, peacefully passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Eric was born on Dec. 2, 1954 to Robert and Elizabeth (Follett) Erickson in Winfield. On June 16, 1989, he married his best friend, Nancy Paul in Rockton.... more

Nancy Ann Whaley

ROCHELLE — Nancy Ann Whaley, 65, passed away Sunday, June 6 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Nancy was born on Feb. 6, 1956 to Bill and Phyllis (Rand) Charlesworth in DeKalb. ... more

Michael J. Hahn

ROCHELLE — Michael J. Hahn, 51, of Rochelle died Saturday, June 5 in Madison, Wisconsin.... more

Shirley Jean Smith

ROCHELLE — Our beautiful mother and mawmaw, Shirley Jean Smith, 80, went to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June ... more

Alice Marie Hauser

EL CAJON, Calif.— Alice Marie Hauser, daughter of Charles Daniel and Hallie Isabel Seeley Hauser, and Rochelle native, passed away in her El Cajon, California home on March 19, 2021. She was 99 years old.... more

Charles Russell Meurer

ASHTON — Charles (Chuck) Russell Meurer, of Ashton, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of His Savior on June 1.... more