Monthly Archives: February 2010

Tracy Newnam – 1958-2010

Tracy Newnam
Just received the following from Doug Anderson:
“I wanted to get the word out on the website that Tracy Newnam, Snare 75-76 passed away early this morning. His wife Mary (Broxterman), Soprano-Mellophone 73-77 asked that it be posted on the Knights site. The visitation will be Friday evening in Rockton, IL and the funeral will be on Saturday at the Lutheran Church in Rockton.

Times were not set when I spoke with Mary at 8:30 this morning. She told me that she would be back to me with Names, Addresses and Times tonight or tomorrow.”

As soon as I get more information about services, I will post it here.


Here is the information provided by Mary (Broxterman) Newnam.


Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 at:

McCorkle Funeral Home
767 N Blackhawk Blvd
Rockton, IL 61072

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 with a
luncheon to follow:

McCorkle Funeral Home
767 N Blackhawk Blvd
Rockton, IL 61072

Internment will be Monday, March 1 at 11:00 with a luncheon to follow:

Oakwood Cemetery
Geneseo, IL

Also, you can view Tracy’s obituary at the McCorkle Funeral Home website. I will be sure to post any more information that I receive.

DJ in the hospital

I just wanted to let everyone know that Dorothy (DJ) Johnson was in the hospital over the last week or so. Here are the three related posts that Jeannie posted on Facebook about it.

2/15/10 – “My mom is still in ICU, has been since Sat. Her blood pressure is back to normal, as is her heart rate. But her white count is still too high, the thought is gall stones causing an infection. More tests will be done and they may remove her gall bladder. She slept well last night, she is confused, but she’s not all there either. Thanks Al,for posting this to start with & Thank you to everyone who’s thinking about her.”

2/16/10 – “Update on my Mom, today she is in a regular room, in a chair. She needs her gall bladder out, but is not a good candidate for that right now. In the next few days , she will be released to a Rosewood Care Center and the gall bladder will come out later when other medical issues are resolved. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support.”

2/20/10 – “DJ is SO much better! Drs don’t what to remove her gall bladder at this time, maybe in 6 months. After 4 days of not knowing what age she was, what decade she was in or who was president, she is back in this era and ticked she missed a chunk of the Olympics. She is in a care center to get strong enough to go home. Cards can be mailed to:
Dorothy Johnson
2211 N. Bigelow
Peoria, IL 61604

Thank you for all your prayers.”

Jeannie also asks that even though DJ’s memory is doing pretty good right now, she asks that you include a note to help her remember, like section, years, and corps you were involved with (Even though most of us know DJ from the Knights, she did also help out with the Blue Stars and Madison Scouts after the Knights folded).