Category Archives: Obituaries

In Memory of Robert Basnett

It is sad to announce that Robert C. Basnett, 56, (Class of 1978) of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Decatur Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00 A.M. at the Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur with a visitation two hours prior. Burial will be at North Fork Cemetery, Decatur. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Inn.

Rob was born on March 11, 1959, the son of William E. and Doris Ann (Parrett) Basnett. Rob graduated from the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, IL and Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, IL. He was a mail handler for the U.S. Post Office. Rob loved the Chicago Bulls and everything concerning Indy car racing. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Decatur.

Rob is survived by his mother, Doris Basnett of Decatur, IL; his brother, Dan Basnett of Decatur, IL; along with many cousins and friends.

In Memory of Billy Eckstein

It’s sad to announce that Billy Eckstein, (1940-1944), passed away last June 11, 2015. He was 80 years old.

In Memory of Curtis Foster

It is sad to announce that Curtis Dwayne Foster (L 1978-1981), 50, of Rockford, died Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, of a sudden illness. Born November 22, 1964, at Swedish American Hospital. Son of James Foster (deceased) and Martha Carrington. Left behind daughters, Krista Hicks, Starr Hicks and Dawn Hicks; brother, Timothy Foster; sisters, Debra Foster, Brenda Foster (Benny), Belinda Barr (Willie), Kimberly Boyd; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandmother, Emmer Wilson and brother, James Foster (Sandra). Memorial service pending for a later date.

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 31 to June 1, 2015

In Memory of Andrew Baga

It’s sad to announce that Andrew George Baga, Class of 1943, passed away last April 20, 2015. He was 92 years old.

In Memory of Ruth Keller Huser

It’s sad to announce that Ruth Keller Huser, Class of 1945, passed away last February 28, 2015.