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Christine Peters

Nov 15, 1949 - Nov 18, 2023

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Dixon, IL

Christine Peters, 74, of Dixon, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at OSF in Rockford, IL, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 15, 1949, in East St. Louis, IL. She was the daughter of Evo and Loretta (Williams) DeAntoni. Christine began her married life with her soul mate, Norman Peters, in 1969. They celebrated their 54th anniversary this year. Christine had her Masters Degree in Psychotherapy/Counseling, and even though she was retired, she loved to continu...Read More

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Lois Darlene Krieger

Nov 20, 1932 - Feb 18, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Lois Darlene Krieger, 91, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at her home, Dixon, IL.Lois was born, November 20, 1932, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Daniel and LaNora (Sweitzer) Ortgiesen.  She married Burton Krieger on January 9, 1973, in Lakewood, CO.  He preceded her in death on January 09, 2002. Lois was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon.Lois is survived by Two Sons, Dennis (Debra) White of Dixon, IL, Gordon E White, Jr.; six grandchildren, Shane White, Crystal White, Jamie (Ryan) Brown, Jason White, Justin White, Forrest White; 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Claude (Mary) Ortgiesen, Ronald (Lynn)  Ortgiesen. Lois was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of the funeral service at noon, Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mascal, pastor,  officiating.  Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Evelyn Mae Cox

Jul 01, 1931 - Feb 18, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Evelyn Mae Cox, 92, of Eldena passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Dixon. She worked various jobs from factory work to cleaning hotels but her favorite job was as a Security Guard, for Casino’s in Las Vegas, NV for 8 years prior to her retirement.Evelyn was born, July 1, 1931, in Paw Paw, IL, the daughter of John and Blanche (Anderson) Cooper. She married David Cox on February 17, 1968. Evelyn loved babies and children. She was blessed with 7 of her own! At the age of 13 she became more like a mother to her sister Jean, who was 6 years younger than her, when their mother passed away.  After her children were all raised, David and Evelyn enjoyed traveling. They even moved to Las Vegas for several years and then enjoyed living in Branson before returning and finally settling in Dixon, IL.Evelyn is survived by two sons, Gerald (Evelyn) Simpson of Warrensburg, MO, Mark (Jonie) Cox of Waterman, IL; two daughters, Melinda (Hank) Pielach of Mt. Prospect, IL, Glenda (John) Kalebaugh of Eldena, IL; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. And her sister Jean of Pingree Grove, IL. Evelyn was proceeded in death by her parents, 3 Sons, Tom “Spike” Simpson, Ron Simpson, and Michael Simpson, two brothers, Leo Cooper, Jeff Cooper and one sister, Lova Winters.Cremation Rites have been accorded.Memorials may be directed to The Refuge Church in Amboy, IL 61310.The family will be honoring her wishes through a private memorial service.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Emmitt W. Martin

Jan 08, 1954 - Feb 13, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Mt. Morris, IL, Emmitt W. Martin, age 70 passed away suddenly on Tuesday February, 13, 2024 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Emmitt was born on January 8, 1954 in Rockford, IL; the son of Robert Gerald & Pauline Marie (Voss) Martin. Emmitt graduated from Oregon High School class of 1972. He worked for the Local 150 operating engineers retiring in 2014 after many years. Emmitt also owned and operated Emmitt Martin Backhoe Service until his death. Emmitt loved working outdoors with his equipment, spending time with his grandchildren, spending time in his truck travelling the area, spending time with his many friends, travelling with his long time special friend, Sally. Emmitt is survived by his children: Thomas W. Martin, Coleman, MI; Jaime (Christopher) Krohn, Bay City, MI; Tony A. Martin, Big Bend, WI; Grace (Austin) Druien, Holcomb, IL; Audra K. Martin, Union, KY; 11 grandchildren, 6 brothers: Bill Martin, Oregon, IL; Russell (Judy) Martin, Oregon, IL; Glenn (Toni) Martin, Oregon, IL; Wes (Tammy) Martin, Oregon, IL; and Jerry (Donna) Martin, Oregon, IL; sisters: Judy Hollenbeck, Oregon, IL; and Barbara Kirchner, Oregon, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Emmitt is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Richard Martin; and sister: Ruby Schier. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 17, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. in the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined. To to the family or in memory of Emmitt W Martin, please

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Viola Bushman

Aug 06, 1926 - Feb 06, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Viola “Vi” Bushman, age 97, of Dixon, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Vi was born August 6, 1926 in Avon, SD, the daughter of Philip and Alma (Gentele) Schmoll. She married Howard Bushman on August 12, 1961 in Dixon. He preceded her in death in 1992. She volunteered at KSB Hospital for 22 years and at a homeless shelter for 22 years. Vi enjoyed making quilts at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon and helping at the Leydig Center. She always had a smile and would help any and everyone. Vi is survived by her children, Bill Bushman of Dixon, Randy (Annette) Manthei of Kirkwood, and Diane (Roger) Meinen of Freeport; one brother, Arnold Schmoll; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Elizabeth Oorlong, Esther Stimpson, Lydia Craig, and Lenora Barker; brothers, Jake, Leonard, and Raymond Schmoll; and grandson, Zachary Behrens. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 from Noon – 1:00 PM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will follow at 1:00 PM with Reverend Karen Tews officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapelhilldixon.com. To to the family or in memory of Viola C. Bushman, please

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Kenneth E. Guntle

Mar 29, 1925 - Feb 02, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Kenneth "Ken" E. Guntle, 98, of Dixon, passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at Heritage Square, Dixon, IL. He worked for Com Ed and lived in rural Dixon most of his life,  sharing a family farm with his brother Ron.Ken was born, March 29, 1925, in Alhambra, CA, the son of Lowell and Edna (Bowlins) Guntle. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.  Kenny enjoyed playing the organ at Heritage Square for the residences.Ken is survived by cousins, Robert (Jean Maree) Jennings of Santa Ynez, CA, Elsie Platt of Coolidge, AZ and many friends from Heritage Square. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald (Gladys) Guntle.Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL.Memorials may be directed to Heritage Square in Dixon or Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Marcia Ann Keck

Dec 06, 1939 - Feb 03, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Marcia Ann Keck, 84, of Dixon, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at home.Marcia was born on December 6, 1939, in Joliet, IL, the daughter of Burdette and Ethel (Gustafson) Sanderson. She married Charles Keck on April 4, 1959, in Dixon. Marcia always had a smile for everyone she knew and met. She was wholly devoted to her husband, family, and was the most amazing grandma and “GG”. She touched many hearts and lives throughout her travels and moves across the country as well as her hometown of Dixon and cherished the friendships she made along the way.Marcia is survived by her husband, Charles Keck; three children, Michael (Kate) Keck, Jonathan (Megan) Keck, Karen (Steve) Pence; five grandchildren, Lauren (Mike) Ferran, CJ (Kate) Kadel, Anna, Bailey, and Tommy Keck; three great-grandchildren, Remi Ann Ferran, Jack Perry Kadel, Charlotte Kimberly Kadel; one brother, David (Margaret) Sanderson.Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Burdette and Ethel Sanderson; and one son, Perry Dean Keck.Visitation will be from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am the following day on Friday, February 9, 2024, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Dixon, with Monsignor Hermes, officiating. Burial will be to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Dixon.Memorials may be directed to PADS Homeless Shelter, 805 W. 1st Street, P.O Box 856, Dixon, IL.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Charmain Bartlett

Aug 01, 1963 - Jan 30, 2024

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Dixon, IL

"Services are pending at the Jones \u0026amp; Eden Funeral Home for Charmain Bartlett, age 60. Charmain passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital."

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Thomas W. Burrows, Jr.

Jun 19, 1946 - Jan 26, 2024

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Dixon, IL

A Life Founded on Family and Forged in FaithThomas "Tom" Burrows, Jr.June 19, 1946 - January 26, 2024Thomas W. Burrows, Jr., of Dixon, IL, passed away on January 26, 2024, after a long battle with colon cancer. He entered heaven surrounded by his loving family. He was 77 years old.Tom's life exceeded the standard loving husband, father, papa, pillar of the community, and man of faith. He embodied these qualities in his daily life. His love for faith, family, friends, church, and community was evident in all that he did.Tom was born a child of God on June 19, 1946, to Ruby (Clevenger) and Thomas Burrows, Sr., of Rockford, IL. Tom was a 1964 graduate of Auburn High School, where he was an expert marksman and a lieutenant colonel in the high school ROTC. He was a champion sprinter specializing in the 200 and he played the trombone in the high school band. Tom graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and later earned his Master's in Education in June 1973. Tom met the love of his life, Sandy Peterson, in September 1966. They were married on June 29, 1968, and enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Tom with the first male first-grade teacher at the Dillon Elementary School in Rock Falls, IL, where he taught for 14 years and was principal for 17 years. Tom coached his girls and others in youth basketball, softball, and soccer; he was President of the Dixon soccer league for several years. He was an active member of the Dixon Kiwanis Club, spearheading and leading many projects. He was an advocate for CASA, a member of the Rock River Hospice board, and president of the Lee County ARC, but his passion was Dixon Habitat for Humanity. He was one of the leaders and a member of the group known as "The Band of Brothers" and together with other volunteers, built more than 20 homes in the Dixon area.Tom was always available to do anything anyone asked of him. He would pick up sick grandchildren from school, remodel homes, attend countless sporting events, change a tire, paint a house, work on the boat, and, of course, mend a broken heart with a shoulder to cry on. His strong soul and gentle heart always seemed to settle any situation. His calming demeanor could fix any problems and ease any pain.Tom and Sandy enjoyed many trips overseas, Corvette rallies, beach time at Indian Rocks Beach, boating on the Rock River, and Friday night dinners with many special friends. Tom’s favorite activity was spending time on the water with his family at the “Burrows' Balsam Lake” cabin. He would always say, "Let’s meet at the end of the dock" for crappie fishing, tubing, boat riding, or skiing.Tom was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Dixon, serving as a deacon and on the board of trustees. Tom's ideals were forged in faith. It was his faith that gave him the strength to learn, teach, and lead. His love for God and belief in Christ’s salvation was the foundation and stronghold of his earthly life. He taught his family to be Christians, to help others, and above all, to be believers.To carry on his legacy of love and faith, Tom left behind a loving wife, Sandy; two loving daughters, Mandy (Matt) Sandrock (Grace, Denver, Hope, and Bree) and Stephie (Evan Murray) Burrows (Tommy, Andy, Jillian).  A Memorial Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church, in Dixon, on Sunday, February 4, 2024, beginning at 2:30 pm until the time of Memorial Service at 3:30 pm, with Rev. Bunyan Cocar, officiating. A dinner reception will follow. Cremation Rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the First Baptist Church of Dixon and Dixon Habitat for Humanity.

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June Jones

Mar 09, 1944 - Jan 13, 2024

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Dixon, IL

"June Jones age 79 of Dixon passed away on Saturday Jan. 13, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 9, 1944 in Manchester, TN the daughter of William and Gladys (Bishop) Faley. June was a playground and lunchroom aid at Lincoln School in Dixon and also was a bus driver for the Dixon Public Schools. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. She had been a ballroom dance instructor for Dorothy Butler Dance Studio where she met the love of her life Ray and together they became Ball Room Dance instructors. June married Raphael \u0026quot;Ray\u0026quot; Jones on June 30, 1962 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. She is preceded in death by her parents, and one brother in infancy. June is survived by her husband Ray children Shelley (Tory) Koehler of Dixon, Cindy (Gary) Lopac of Dixon, Christopher (Kelly) Jones of Dixon, Brian (Angela) Jones of Graf IA, 11 grandchildren Nicole (Ryan) Dean, Joshua (Kristina) Koehler, Josh (Amanda) Lopac, Bryan Lopac, Christopher (Angela) Lopac, Justin (Ashley) Jones, Nathan Jones, Rebeccah (Michael) Conley, Amelia Jones, Aliza Jones, Arika Jones, 12 great grandchildren Charlotte Koehler, Myles Dean, Ava Lopac, Mason Lopac, Henry Lopac, Grace Lopac, Samuel Lopac, Augustine Lopac, Luciana Lopac, Isla Jones, Tessa Jones, Carson Conley, one brother Robert Faley of Dixon and multiple nieces and nephews. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be on Thursday Jan. 18, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be on Wednesday Jan 17, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Holloway Center in Dixon with a saying of the Rosary at 7:30 PM. Memorial donations can be made to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon."

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Mark D. Lukavsky

Oct 16, 1974 - Jan 12, 2024

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Dixon, IL

"Services are pending at the Jones \u0026amp; Eden Funeral Home for Mark D. Lukavsky, age 49, of Washington, Iowa. Mark passed away Friday, January 12, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital."

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