Dahmm, 91, of Lincoln died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Holland and Barry
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Lincoln.
will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Dahmm was a homemaker for her family.
was born Aug. 29, 1909, in East Lincoln Township, Lincoln, to
William C. and Emma (VonDrehle) Otte. She married Paul F. Dahmm on
Aug. 1, 1937, in Lincoln. He died June 4, 1984.
Mrs. Dahmm are one son, Edwin Dahmm of Beason; two grandsons, Andrew
Dahmm and Benjamin Dahmm, both of Beason; and two sisters, Miriam
(Adam F.) Bock of Lincoln and Esther Otte of Palos Park.
was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Armin Otte, and two
sisters, Emma Bock and Tryphena Aper.
was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, where she was
organist and a choir member for many years. She was also church
historian and a member of the Ladies Aid and the 60 Plus Club at
was a charter member of Logan County Homemakers Extension and past
president of ALMH Auxiliary.
may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church
M. Spears, 89, of Bloomington died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 3,
2001, at Heritage Manor in Bloomington.
services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Beck Memorial Home in
Bloomington, with the Rev. Ernest Breithaupt officiating.
will be in McLean Cemetery, McLean.
will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Spears was a homemaker for her family.
was born Oct. 27, 1911, in Boyle City, Ky., to Martin and Gertrude (Nevius)
Gordon. She married Charles Spears on June 8, 1968, in Bloomington.
He preceded her in death.
Spears is survived by one daughter, Helen Martin of Normal; four
sons, Russell (Carolyn) Butler of Bloomington, Clarence (Brenda)
Punke of Eureka, Virgil (Diana) Punke of Eureka and Herman (Oleda)
Punke of Hudson; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Mildred Loercher, Lucy (Glen)
Williams, Elizabeth Daugherty and Geneva (Jack) Mayberry, all of
Atlanta; and four brothers, Alvin Gordon of Kentucky and Claude,
John and Rex (Dorothy) Gordon, all of McLean.
was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one brother and
was a Pentecostal.
may be made to the donor’s choice.
G. Hunter, 85, of Chestnut, died at 7:37 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001,
at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Holland and Barry
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Beebe officiating.
will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Hunter was a grain and livestock farmer in the Logan County area
with her husband.
was born July 1, 1915, at Beason to Samuel and Emma (Cox)
Whitehouse. She married Emmanuel Hunter on Oct. 2, 1935, in Lincoln.
He died May 19, 2000.
Mrs. Hunter are four grandchildren, Brenda (Mike) Fink of Beason, Kenny (Viki)
Hunter of Lincoln, Shanon (Mike) Bauer of Tulsa, Okla., and Claude (Raetta)
Hunter of Clinton; eight great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Ellen Glaiser of Fairborn,
Ohio, and Jenny Cook of Nokomis, Fla.
son, Kenneth Hunter Sr., and a sister, Dorothy Tame, preceded her in
was a Methodist and a member of Home Extension of North Aetna.
was a resident of Chestnut for 12 years.
may be made to Beason United Methodist Church or American Heart
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Stoll, 87, of Chestnut died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at
Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.
services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Zion Lutheran
Church of Chestnut, with the Rev. Donald Kirchner officiating.
will be in Laenna Cemetery, rural Chestnut.
will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.
Stoll was a cashier at the Bank of Chestnut before her retirement.
was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Chestnut to Charles E. and Caroline
"Lena" (Wefel) Stoll.
Miss Stoll are two nephews, Clarence (Marilyn) Stoll of Chestnut and
Charles (Alice) Stoll of Pleasanton, Calif.
was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Chestnut.
may be made to her church.
here to send a note of condolence to the Stoll family.
Schroyer family lost its eldest member on Tuesday, April 3, 2001,
when Preston Schroyer died in Lake Zurich.
will be at Shafer Funeral Home in Taylorville from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Friday, April 6, and at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln from
10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11
a.m. at the church, with burial immediately afterward at Holy Cross
June 27, 1913, to Fred and Mabel (Decker) Schroyer, Press grew up in
and around Taylorville. His first job, at age 15 with the Boedendeck
Tool Company, lasted for over 10 years. He later worked for the
Peabody Coal Mine.
married Modesta Hicks in 1937 and eventually settled in Springfield,
where he worked first at Allis Chalmers and then as service manager
for L & L Heating and Cooling. In the early ’60s, he opened
his own business in Lincoln, and for over 20 years Schroyer Heating
& Cooling earned a reputation for honest dealings and quality
the death of his wife of 43 years, Dessie, Press married Violet (Reindl)
Pickel in 1985 and returned to Taylorville. Because of serious
illness he ultimately settled near two of his children, in northern
will be dearly missed by his second wife, Violet, of Taylorville,
and his five children, including Don (Marilyn) of Sherman, Joan (Ed)
Hladik of Cary, Bob (Pat) of Johnsburg, Tom (Carol) of Panama City,
Fla., and Jan (Scott) Matkin of Gig Harbor, Wash. His stepchildren
include David (Mary) Pickel of Mount Zion, Phillip (Doris) Pickel of
Mount Zion, Paul (Leann) Pickel of Owaneco, Sharon Pickel of Austin,
Texas, and Sandy Hughes of Dallas, Ga. He is also survived by four
brothers, Harold (Barb) Schroyer of Rolla, Mo., Lester Eugene (Mavane)
Schroyer of Arlington, Texas, Herb (Eula) Schroyer of Taylorville
and Bill (Virginia) Schroyer of Taylorville; sister-in-law Rose
Schroyer of Taylorville; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
over 200 nieces and nephews; seven stepgrandchildren; six
step-great-grandchildren; and many friends around central Illinois.
him to heaven were his wife Dessie, infant son John Richard,
daughter-in-law Mary, parents Mabel and Fred, sister Gladys and
three brothers, Herschel, Leo and Ross.
loved fishing, bowling, card playing and salvaging discarded
treasures. Even after Alzheimer’s robbed him of his ability to
recognize family and friends, he could always be counted on for a
ready smile, a quick wink and a witty retort.
lieu of flowers, family asks that a donation be made to the
Alzheimer’s Association, (800) 272-3900, or to the Hospice of
Northeastern Illinois, (800) 425-4444.