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Former Rockford musician Dan Voll dies

By Jim Hagerty Contributor

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Former Rockford musician Dan Voll died Monday, Jan. 22. He was 60.

Voll suffered a stroke two weeks ago and had been recovering at a Florida hospital, according to a post by his family on the guitarist’s Facebook page.

“Dan suffered a massive stroke near his brain stem,” the post reads. “It took some time to get his immediate family here from Wisconsin, and they needed time to grieve this tragedy and make some very hard decisions. We have appreciated everyone’s patience during these difficult days. Dan’s family and circle of close friends want you all to know how much your prayers and words of love have meant to each of us. We know that Dan could feel the love.”

Funeral arrangements are pending. Details will be released as they become available.

Voll was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and was a longtime staple on the Rockford-area music scene. He won four RAMI Awards, and most recently played with his Rockford band Combo Loco before moving to Florida in 2010.

He played regularly at a host of northeast Florida venues, and formed a duo with Shell Anders in 2011. The act performed a mix of covers and original music. R.

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