Veterans Who Have Passed–Daniel H. Reilly


Veterans Who Have Passed–Edward J. Howes

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 29, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Loren E. Hildebrand

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 29, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Robert W. Dietrich

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 15, 2020.

Joseph “Joe” David Mann – 1953 – 2016

Joseph Mann

Source:  Rockford Register Star 6/24/2016

Raymond G. Appler – 1920 – 2016

Raymond G Appler

Source:  Rockford Register Star May 19, 2016

Meyers, Arnold “Arnie” Jr.


Arnold “Arnie” Meyers Jr. of Byron, died March 7, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris.

Born Feb. 5, 1930, in Rockford, the son of Arnold F. and Dorothy (Stanley) Meyers.

1948 graduate of Winnebago High School.

1960 graduate of Northern Illinois University.

U.S. Air Force 1951 – 1955, during the Korean War.

Married Leola Schildt.

Employed by Barber-Colman, drove school bus for Byron School District.

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Register Star March 12, 2015



Kerr, Richard A.

Born Dec. 7, 1929, in Oregon, the son of Frank A. and Mary (Finkboner) Kerr.

Employed by Kable Printing in Mount Morris over 43 years.

U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

Member Oregon V.F.W. Post 8739, Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Oregon Country Club and Oregon United Methodust Church.

Died Nov.13, 2014 in Oregon, IL

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon; Riverview Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 15, 2014

Pelsma, Robert B.

Born Jan. 4, 1923 in Oregon, IL, son of Bernard and Edna Mae (Aulls) Pelsma.

1941 graduate of Oregon High School.

Enter service March 1943 and attached to the 78th Infantry Division, 310th Regiment Medical Detachment. Later was assigned with K Company, 310th as a Medic. Shipped overseas in 1944, when division was attached to First Army in Europe.  Engaged in major battles of Hurtgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge, and Remagin Bridgehead. Made Staff Sergeant, awarded Purple Heart, Bronze Star Cluster, Presidential Unit Citation 3rd Battalion 310th Infantry.

U.S. Post Office carrier.

Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Died Oct. 15, 2014.

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon; Private interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon.

Source: Rockford Register Star Oct. 19, 2014

Broderick, James “Jimmy” Joseph

Oregon—-, 67,

Died June 17, 2014 after a courageous battle with “Agent Orange” lung cancer.

He proudly served in the Vietnam War and was a lifetime member of the Oregon VFW Post #8739.

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon; Private family funeral service with full military honors will be held at a later date.

Source: Rockford Register Star July 20, 2014