Robert A. Toms Sr.

Robert A. Toms Sr., 90, of Dixon, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Robert was born July 10, 1932, in PineCreek Township the son of Cyrus and Frances (Portner) Toms. On August 23, 1952, at the PineCreek Christian Church, rural Polo, he married Ms. Darlene Piefer. Together they had two sons Robert Jr. and Brian Toms. He was a veteran of in the United States Army serving from 1952 to 1954. Robert above all loved God, his wife and his family.

He worked for Fairview Farm Dairy that later became Prairie Farms as a Milk Route Salesman. Robert was the last home delivery milkman in the area and enjoyed meeting his customers, talking with them and sometime lending a helping hand when needed. He was a lifetime member of the PineCreek Christian Church, Polo VFW, Living History Antique Equipment Association and Polo Area Senior Center. Robert served as a Elder Emeritus and Trustee for PineCreek Christian Church along with a Sunday School Teacher. He enjoyed making and giving away his homemade peanut brittle to many.

Survivors include son Brian Toms of Dixon; brothers Leroy Toms and Burton Toms.

He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene; son Robert Toms Jr; sister Marietta Volz; brothers Leon, Clarence, Maurice, and Harold Toms.

A celebration of his life will be Monday, March 13, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St. Polo. Graveside services will be Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Condolences may be sent to [email protected]

John F. Fritts

John F. Fritts age 76 of Dixon died unexpectedly Monday June 20, 2022 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born Oct 16, 1945 in Dixon the son of John T. and Frances E. (Prindaville) Fritts.  John was a long time farmer, Lee County Board Member, Republican Precinct Committeeman and served as Lee County Treasurer for 24 years.  John was a member of the Palmyra Hillbillies 4H club before becoming its leader for 35 years.

He was a member of the Lee County Farm Bureau, St Anne Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Dixon Kiwanis Club, Illinois County Treasurer’s Association, and the Lee County Council on Aging.  John was a long time IHSA sports official in four sports, basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer.

John married Rolinda J. Stachelski on April 12, 1969 in Joliet, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John is survived by his wife Rolinda, children John T. (Tessa) Fritts of Winona, MN, Mark Fritts of Chicago, and three grandchildren Kendra, John and Logan Fritts.  He is also survived by his brother David Fritts and sister Jane (Bob) Chambers both of Dixon.

Visitation will be on Friday June 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at St Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, IL. Rosary at 3:30 PM.  Mass will be held Saturday, 10:30 AM, at St Anne Catholic Church, followed by Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.  Memorials have been established.

Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon.  Online condolences can be left at