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Lorene L. (Scott) Bowman of Mt. Zion

Lorene L. (Scott) Bowman 85, of Mt. Zion, passed away at 11:38 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

A service to celebrate Lorene’s life will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion with Pastor Tracy Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, Mt. Zion or the American Heart Association. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.

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Dave Ammann of Bement

Dave Ammann, 60 of Bement, IL. passed away at 9:38 P.M. on Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence in Bement, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Roux – Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 also at the funeral home. Pastor Jeremiah Gregory will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Bement Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement E.M.T.’s or the charity of the donors choice.

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Mary Lou Atkins of Maroa

Mary Lou Atkins, 72, Maroa, former Richland Community College director of education, died Thursday (Aug. 30, 2012).

Services: 2 pm. Tuesday, Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visitation: two hours before services, in the church. Burial: Long Point Cemetery, Niantic. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care. Memorials: New Life Pregnancy Center. Send condolences: www.leavememoriesnotdebt.com.

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Marie Louise Remmert of Mt. Pulaski

Marie Louise Remmert, 89, Mount Pulaski, died Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Burial: Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran School or Mount Pulaski EMS.

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David Dean Eads of Clinton

David Dean Eads, 45, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2012). No services. The body was cremated. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: David Eads Memorial Fund.

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Gerald W. Roberts of Monticello

Gerald W. Roberts, 84 of Monticello, passed away at 10:05 P.M. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Piatt County Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Monticello Township Cemetery with Rev. Greg Courtright officiating. Mackey-Wright is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Monticello United Methodist Church.

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Virginia Lehn of Warrensburg

Virginia Lehn, 95, of Warrensburg, IL passed away on Thursday, August 23, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 26, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, 2827 N. Oakland, Decatur. Visitation will be 4-6 P.M. Saturday, August 25, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg. Memorials may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church.

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Earl Dean Albert of Warrensburg

Earl “Dean” Albert, 82, Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Warrensburg, died Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012). Life Celebration Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Memorials: Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

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Orin F. Whitey Bierman of Lincoln

Orin F. “Whitey” Bierman, 84, Lincoln, World War II and Korean War Army veteran and retired Lincoln Bottle and Glass mold maker, died Monday (Aug. 20, 2012). Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: two hours before services, with 11 a.m. prayer service. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, with military rites. Memorials: donor’s choice.

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Dean T. Stoltz of Lincoln

Dean T. Stoltz, 83, Lincoln, died at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2012) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. Dean wished to be cremated. There will be no services. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Ontario Sneed of Clinton

Ontario D. Sneed, 25, Clinton, died Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Ontario D. Sneed Memorial Fund.

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Maurice Dean Mathias of Kenney

Maurice Dean Mathias, 88, of Kenney died 9:05 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2012) in Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Dennis Corley officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Memorials: Tunbridge Fire Protection District, Kenney Civic League and Kenney Heritage Association.

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Mary Hope Cusey of Lincoln

Mary Hope Cusey, 92, Lincoln, died at 12:58 p.m. Monday (Aug. 13, 2012) at The Christian Village, Lincoln. Service: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: The Christian Village.

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Joyce M. Lux of Bement

Joyce M. Lux, 85 of Bement, IL., passed away at 1:56 P.M. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Kirby Medical Center, E.R., Monticello, IL. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Keller Township Cemetery, Lovington, IL. There will be no visitation. The Rev. E. Paul Unger will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church or the charity of the donors choice.

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William J. Anderson of Lincoln

William J. Anderson, 83, Lincoln, Lincoln Transfer Trucking Co. truck driver, died Sunday (Aug. 12, 2012). Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: St. Clara’s Manor or Faith Fellowship Center, Heyworth.

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Patricia Ann Colegrove of Lincoln

Patricia Ann Colegrove, 58, Lincoln, died at 4:01 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 12, 2012) at her home.
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Pat wished to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Christina Schmidt Welchel Godbey of Clinton

Christina Schmidt Welchel Godbey, 37, Clinton, died Friday (Aug. 10, 2012). Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Persephone Amelia Jude Welchel education fund.

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Bennie Franklin Aldridge of Maroa

Bennie Franklin Aldridge, 75 of Maroa passed away peacefully in his home on Friday August 10, 2012. Service to celebrate Bennie’s life will be10AM Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church 1320 Arbor Dr, Decatur. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday in the Church. Burial will follow in Boiling Springs Cemetery and conclude with the Flight Home Ceremony. Memorials are suggested to Maroa EMT, First Baptist Church or donor’s choice.

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Harold V. Bill Thoms of Decatur

Harold V. "Bill" Thoms, 87, died on August 9, 2012 at 9:30 A.M in his family residence in Decatur. Services will be held 10 A.M. Monday, August 13, at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will take place 2-4 P.M. on Sunday August 12 at the funeral home with internment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton. Memorials may be made to West Side Church Of The Nazarene in Decatur.

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Grandma Handley Oredia Fern Handley of Clinton

Oredia Fern Handley, 81, died on August 09, 2012 at Manor Court in Clinton at 1:30 P.M. Services will be held at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton at 2 P.M. on Monday. Pastor Dan Bell will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 P.M. at the funeral home with internment at Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, IL. Memorialscan be made to the Dewitt County Friendship Center in Clinton.

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Jerry R. Newberry of Lincoln

Jerry R. Newberry, 70, Lincoln, Navy veteran and retired Newberry Automotive owner/operator, died Saturday, (Sept. 8, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Private burial: at a later date. Memorials: Hospice of Central Illinois, Springfield.

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Mary L. Schaupp of Lincoln

Mary L. Schaupp, 81, Lincoln, retired teacher, died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2012). Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials: First Baptist Church or Logan County Food Pantry.

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Donna Colleen Weidner of Farmer City

Donna Colleen Weidner, 61, LeRoy, formerly of Farmer City, passed away at 3:58 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, with the Rev. Bob Beckman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics Illinois.

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Jean-Francois Leo Rivard of Clinton

Jean-Francois Leo Rivard, 88, Clinton, formerly of Pontiac, died at 4:07 a.m. Monday (Aug. 6, 2012) at Manor Court, Clinton. Service: none, at his request. Visitation: none, at his request. A private family remembrance will be held in his honor. Arrangements are being handled by Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac.

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Alvin Al J. Langenbahn of Lincoln

Alvin “Al” J. Langenbahn, 88, of Lincoln passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday August 5, 2012 at Christian Village, Lincoln. Visitation will be Friday, August 10 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. V.F.W. rites will be held at 7:00 p.m. following visitation. Services for Al will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln with Rev. Andrew Nyren and Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. on Monday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. with full military rites accorded by Lincoln American Legion Post #263. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, the V.F.W. #1756, Safe Haven Hospice or Christian Village of Lincoln.

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Charles Lee Giddings of Monticello

Charles Lee Giddings, 73, of Monticello, passed away on August 5, 2012 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012, at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Rev. Jim Dalrymple officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Charles Giddings Memorial Fund.

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Charlotte Maxine Trenkle of Farmer City

Charlotte Maxine Trenkle, 83, Farmer City, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Friday (Aug. 3, 2012) at Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City, with the Rev. James Henning, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City.

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Betty Lou Evans of Clinton

Betty Lou Evans, 70, of Clinton died 7:30 a.m., Friday (Aug. 3, 2012), in Manor Court, Clinton. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Clinton Church of God with the Rev. Jeff DeLaughter and the Rev. Clyde Mayhugh officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Clinton Church of God.

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Phyllis C. Rittenhouse of Monticello

Phyllis C. Rittenhouse, 92, of Monticello, formerly of Bement and Decatur, died Friday, August 3, 2012, at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. There will be no services. Her children will greet those wishing to pay their respects between 1 and 3 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Bement Municipal Center 148 W. Bodman, Bement. Memorials may be made to a library of the donor’s choice.

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Willard Ralph Ferguson of Latham

Willard “Ralph” Ferguson, 79 of Latham died 10:25 am. Wednesday August 1, 2012 in Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski. Funeral service will be 11:00 am. Saturday August 4, 2012, at Summit Avenue Baptist Church Decatur with Pastor Darren Morrow officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Memorials may be made to the Latham Fire Department. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements.

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