Biker, friend remembered with procession of motorcycles

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Nearly 100 motorcycles and their riders visited downtown Rockford, with the machines lining Monroe Street as tribute to motorcyclist Richard “Dick” S. Linney, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 17. The bikers were among those who attended the man’s service at Pederson Funeral Home and later proceeded to his interment at Rosedale Memorial Park. Linney, age […]

Memorial service held for Dave Kendall

Dave Kendall, wife Donna and daughter Madison

This year the Rockford community, including the Squire, lost one of its greatest fans. Dave Kendall, who grew up in Rockford and graduated from Rockford High School in 1959, lived most of his adult life in and around Sydney, Australia, where he developed a very successful ministry to youth through music and humor. He was […]

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John Scott Lenartz

John Scott Lenartz, “Johnny Rotten,” age 48, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009. He went home to be with his dad, Joseph Lenartz Jr. Also preceding John were his grandparents, aunts and uncles. Survivors include his parents, Doris (Lenartz) and Harold Olsen of Ocala, Fla; siblings, Jodean Lenartz (Deana, Dan and Andrea), Robin Anderson […]