Obituaries

Karl S. Zahm, 78, of Belvidere

BELVIDERE – Karl S. Zahm, 78, died on March 1. A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at Franchesco’s Ristorante located at 7128 Spring Creek Road. A private burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery. The family would like to give […]

 
 

Gordon D. Hawes, 69

Gordon D. Hawes, 69

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Gordon D. Hawes, 69, of Longwood, Fla., passed away on May 3, 2015. Mr. Hawes was born in Chicago. He was a Software Engineer. Mr. Hawes is survived by his loving wife Diana Hawes; children Mike (Sally) Hawes of Lake Mary, Fla. and Chris Hawes of Marietta, […]

 
 

Frederick E. Raffety, 78

Frederick E. Raffety, 78

ROCKFORD – Frederick Elon Raffety, 78, of Rockford, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 in OSF St. Anthony Hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1936 in Wayzata, MN; the son of Ernest G. and Emma J. (Short) Raffety. He married Judith Hasbrouck on Aug. 26, 1961, in Mapleton, Iowa. Fred received his Master of […]

 
 

Duane Carl Mosure, 75

Duane Carl Mosure, 75

Duane Carl Mosure, 75, was born on Aug. 10, 1939, in Lockport, New York, to William C. and Augusta (Dolly) Marie Mosure and died Jan. 31, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas, with his daughter Melissa Reeve by his side, following years of declining health. He is preceded in death by […]

 
 

Shirley Ann Cohen, 95

Shirley Ann Cohen(nee Silver) of St. Charles, Illinois, died on Jan.  21, 2015 at the age of 95. She was born May 8, 1919. Shirley was born on May 8, 1919, in Belvidere, Illinois.  She married the love of her life Marvin Cohen, of Elgin, Ill.  on June 15, 1943. […]

 
 

Helen Louise Cleland, 84

Helen Louise Cleland, 84, of Capron passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, Jan. 13, 2015 in Northwoods Care Centre after a lingering illness.  Louise was born Mar. 30, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. the daughter of Roy W. and Clare L. (Fossler) Davis.  Shortly after her birth the family moved to […]

 
 

Dale L. Parks, 84

Dale L. Parks, 84

Dale L. Parks, 84, of Roscoe, and formerly of Belvidere, died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.  Born on Aug. 19, 1930 to Harmon and Lillian Parks in Effingham, Ill.  Dale was employed at Sanitary Scale Co. and then retired from Barber Colman Co.  He was a member of Belvidere Masonic Lodge No. 60.  He […]

 
 

Barney Ray Roberts, 76

Barney Ray Roberts, 76

Barney Ray Roberts, age 76, passed away on Friday Jan. 9, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on Dec. 28, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the son of Clare William and Nellie Lenore Miller Roberts. He married Jo Ellen Marie Hintzsche on May 11, […]

 
 

Dr. Larry Gray McLain, 75 1939-2015

Dr. Larry Gray McLain, 75 1939-2015

Dr. Larry Gray McLain of Chicago, age 75, passed away peacefully with his wife Kathryn by his side on Saturday, Jan. 3. An avid runner, cyclist, triathlete, and ever-optimistic Cubs fan, Larry was born on Mar. 20, 1939 in Belvidere, and was the son of Charles & Margaret (Gray) McLain.  […]

 
 

Frances A. Artman, 99

Frances A. Artman, 99

  LA CROSS, Wis. – France Ann (Wallin) Artman, 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse, Wis.  Fran was born April 26, 1915, in Rapid City, South Dakota to Andrew and Helen (Terry) Wallin.Ê Her father passed away when […]