All Obituaries


Margaret Ashcraft Rockford


Margaret Fay Ashcraft, 78, of Rockford passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. Born September 11, 1940 to Kenneth and Louisa (Wright) Alexander. Married Ernest Ashcraft. Survivors include children,...

Mary Messerschmidt Rockford


Mary Messerschmidt, 87, of Rockford, went to be with her Heavenly Father on the January 17, 2019, while at Mercy Health Hospital.  Born July 3, 1931, in Terre Haute, IN. Mary was a...

John Van Scoy Rockford


John E. Van Scoy, 86, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was born January 16, 1933 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Charles and Stella (Powell) Van Scoy. John was a veteran of...

Edward "Ed" Gratz Roscoe


Edward “Ed” Gratz, 55, of Roscoe passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 after a long battle with a glioblastoma (brain cancer).  He was surrounded by his family.  He is...

Linda Gruner Roscoe


Linda Lee Gruner, 71, of Roscoe passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. Born May 24, 1947 in Rockford to Leo and Marianne (Davidson) Viney. Married Richard L. Gruner on November 28, 1964 in...

Howard Weyburg Rockford


Howard Stanley Weyburg, 85, of Rockford, passed away January 14, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born September 8, 1933 in Rockford; the son of C. Stanley and Dorothy Weyburg he was a...

Harold Strotz Rockton


Harold Charles Strotz, 75, of Rockton passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. Born February 2, 1943 in Seattle, WA to Charles and Jean (Leech) Strotz. Retired as a salesman from Goodyear. Harold...

Donna Smith Byron


Donna Jean Smith, 86, of Byron, IL formerly of Sycamore, IL Aurora, IL and Ozark, MO passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Born July 18, 1932 in Sycamore, IL to Cecil and Inez (Matteson) Kays....

Connie Aldrich


Connie Louise Aldrich, 74, of Freeport, Illinois, died peacefully on January 10, 2019 in Rockford. Born June 7, 1945 to John and Elaine (Stocker) Klever in Freeport. She married the love of her...

Cynthia Fry Loves Park


It is with great sadness that the family of Cynthia J. Fry, 56, of Loves Park, announces her passing following a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Born April...
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