Joan "Josie" Ritchhart

Joan C. "Josie" Ritchhart, 66, of Lincoln and Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Mo., died at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Paul Gilmore officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holland & Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

She was a retired elementary vocal music teacher. She had taught in the Lincoln, Atlanta, Elkhart, Chestnut and Mount Pulaski school districts.

She was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Lincoln, a daughter of Erwin C. and Ella E. (Gluick) Gehlbach. She married Ronald R. Ritchhart June 1, 1958, in Lincoln. He survives.

Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Berglin, Nancy (and Dick) Treatch, Pat Shay, Janet "Pete" (and John) Smiley, all of Lincoln; and Norma Jean "Mackie" Ritchhart of Springfield; and a brother-in-law, Jack (and Shirley) Ritchhart of Lincoln.

Also surviving are her godmother/aunt, Esther Wilham of Peoria; 22 nieces and nephews, 38 great-nieces and nephews; and an extended family, Rhoda and Martha Holland of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Fredericka Gehlbach; and two brothers, Marlin and Elwin Gehlbach.

She graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1952 and from Millikin University with a bachelor of science degree in music education in 1956. She did post-graduate work at the University of Illinois in Champaign, and at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln; a member and past president of the Lincoln Zonta Club; a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Abeba Temple #42, Springfield; Lincoln Chapter #351 Order of the Eastern Star; the Lincoln American Legion Post #263 Auxiliary; the Lincoln V.F.W. Post #1756 Auxiliary; the Lincoln/Logan County Cancer Support Group; the Lincoln/Logan County Reach for Recovery; the American Quilters Society; the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Membership Foundation; and the Lincoln Community Concert Association.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln.



Alastair Nonn

Alastair Owein Nonn, 9, of Lincoln, died at 8:04 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Cremation rites were accorded, and a family committal of ashes will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Jacksonville Memorial Cemetery in Jacksonville.

He was born April 9, 1990 at San Antonio, Texas, a son of Richard and Lynne (Shaw) Nonn.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Lynne Nonn of Lincoln; one sister, Carla Jane Kennedy of Las Vegas, Nev.; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Nonn of Waverly; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Joan Shaw of Minehead, England; and six aunts (12 in the U.S. and four in England).

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Stuart Thomas Nonn and Samuel Jacob Nonn.

Memorials may be made to the family of Alastair O. Nonn.


Hildegard Detjen

Hildegard W. Detjen, 94, of Emden, died at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Hopedale Medical Center in Hopedale.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Emden with the Rev. Darby Lawrence officiating.

Burial will be at Hartsburg Union Cemetery in Hartsburg.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Emden and one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Mrs. Detjen and her husband served Lutheran congregations in Courtland, Minn., and Chicago, as well as in Emden.

She was born March 30, 1905, at Shakopee, Minn., a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Cords) Lange. She married the Rev. John Detjen Aug. 30, 1922, at Shakopee, Minn. He died Feb. 20, 1962.

Surviving are two sons, Detlef Detjen (and wife, Georgia) of Orland Hills and John Detjen (and wife, Mary) of Lincoln; one daughter, Dolores Chapman (and husband, Gene) of Emden; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John Detjen; one daughter, Hildegarde Meeker; one grandson, Steven Meeker; and her brother, the Rev. Fred Lange.

She was a member of St. Peterís Lutheran Church of Emden and of the churchís Ladies Aid Society. She was also a member of the Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln.

Her family indicates that she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her faith was an inspiration to all of her family. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Memorials may be made to St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Emden, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, or the Oasis Senior Center.


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