Veterans Who Have Passed — William W. Ascher Jr.

Source: Rockford Register Star, October 30, 2020.

Donald J. Smith – 2018 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star January 10, 2018

Junior Achievement Recruiting – 1966. Lon Slack, Lorraine Oddo

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept 15, 1966

Winnebago High School

includes Honnonegah High School in Winnebago Community School District,  200 East McNair Rd., Winnebago, IL  Phone: 815-335-2336, Fax 815-335-7548 – also listed at 407 No Elida St., Winnebago, IL 61088   Matt Zickert, Principal 2007


first graduating class: 1874

Source: Winnebago Sesquicentennial booklet 1854-2004

Winnebago High School 1981 Football Schedule

Source: “Rockford Rocked”


Viel, Gene Alan

Venice, Fl——-

Gene Alan Viel passed away on March 9, 2015, in Venice, FL.

Born May 8, 1948, in Freeport, IL and lived in Rockford, IL and Bloomington, IN before retiring to Venice, FL.

Gene graduated Winnebago High School in 1966 and attended Rock Valley College.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970 in Vietnam and Germany.

He retired from Great West Casualty Co.

Celebration of Life at German Valley United Methodist Church in German Valley, IL.

Source:  Rockford Register-Star Mar 16, 2015

Smith, Stuart B.

Born June 7, 1925, in rural Winnebago, Westfield Corners, the son of Hugh Z. and Lucinda (Bridgeland) Smith.

Graduated from Winnebago High School, Class of 1942.

Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving on Guam Island.

Graduated from the School of Pharmacy at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He worked for Parkside Rexall, Lenz Pharmacy and Cub Pharmacy.

Member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

Member of Loves Park Rotary Club, Friends of the library.

Died Nov. 8, 2014, in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Delehanty Funeral Home; Bethany Presbyterian Church;

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 13, 2014

Dylan Mastroianni Memorial Golf Outing

Winnebago, IL —-

“The Fifth Annual Dylan Mastroianni Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, at Aldeen Golf Club, 1902 Reid Farm Road, in Rockford.”

“Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dylan Mastroianni Memorial Playground at the Winnebago Sports Park behind Winnebago High School.  [Article continues]

Source: Rock River Times, July 16-22, 2014

Coots, E. Gene

E. Gene Coots, born January 23, 1934, in Burritt Township, the son of Carroll E. and C. Janette (Gale) Coots.

Attended Winnebago High School and then enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from July 16, 1951 to July 16, 1954, achieving the rank of staff sergeant during the Korean War.

For over 30 years, Gene was a Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy, achieving the rank of captain.

Died June 4, 2014, in River Bluff Nursing Home, Rockford.

Genandt Funeral Home, Burritt Community Church, Cremation rites, burial of cremated remains in North Burritt Cemetery, Winnebago.

Source: Rockford Register Star June 8, 2014