Death notices for the Stateline: June 24, 2024


Christopher Olson, Reinold Boettcher, Mary Donkle, Beth Curtis

With sadness, we announce the following deaths for Roscoe, Rockton, and South Beloit in recent weeks:

April 19, 2024:
Beth Curtis, 67, Rockton
After Hononegah and college, she spent the rest of her life in the San Francisco Bay area.

June 6, 2024:
Reinold Boettcher, 78, Roscoe
A respected mechanical design engineer, he was a passionate woodworker and designer of model cars.

June 10, 2024:
Shelly Volden
, 68, Rockton
Bookkeeper for Kinnikinnick School District and volunteer at Womanspace-Rockford.

June 12, 2024:
Edward Truman, 86, Rockton
The 1956 HCHS graduate who was the "engine" behind the Hononegah statue project.

June 16, 2024:
Christopher Olson, 26, South Beloit 
Co-owner of Olson Signs, he loved space and stars.

June 18, 2024:
Mary Donkle, 60, Roscoe
She worked with disabled clients, even bringing them home for holidays and meals, until she herself was severely injured in a car accident in 1990.

Other recent obituaries

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Rockton-Roscoe News publishes death notices, wedding and birth announcements, notable anniversaries, and other personal news at no charge, both on our website and in our free newsletter. Families from Roscoe, Rockton, and South Beloit may send information or corrections to Some of our information was provided by the Winnebago County Coroner's Office, while most was provided by the families through their funeral home. Some of them are original obituaries about people whom our reporters knew, while others are written or posted by request of family members. Some notifications do not link to obituaries and represent one of the few public records of these deaths. Images were enhanced using

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