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Kristie Fricke

Kristie Ann Fricke, 44, of Mount Pulaski, formerly of Lincoln, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, from the Mount Pulaski Christian Church, with John Robertson officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mrs. Fricke was developmental training coordinator with DeWitt County Human Resource Center.

She was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Lincoln to Henry and Donna Kromminga Lessen. She married Bill Fricke on Dec. 5, 1983, in San Antonio, Texas.

Surviving are her husband, of Mount Pulaski; two sons, Matthew William Fricke and Erik Kristoff Fricke, both of Mount Pulaski; her parents, Henry and Donna Lessen of Lincoln; one brother, Terry (and wife Shiela) Lessen of Lincoln; one sister, Pamela (and husband Dean) Bismark of Kirkwood; one niece; four nephews; two great-nieces; and four great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

She was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church. She was also a committee member of the Boy Scouts of America Mount Pulaski Troop 122, Cross Roads District, WD Boyce.

Memorials may be made to the Kris Fricke Family Education Fund, Ronald McDonald House or Mount Pulaski Boy Scout Troop 122.

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Viola Whiteside

Viola Mae Whiteside, 89, of Mount Ayr, Iowa, formerly of Chestnut, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Chestnut with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating.

Burial will be in McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville.

Mrs. Whiteside was a homemaker.

She was born Oct. 23, 1912, in Chestnut to Clark and Rosetta Baker Fletcher. She married Charles Lauerence Whiteside in Havana on June 14, 1930.

Surviving are one daughter, Schawanda (and husband Donald) Grimes of Mount Ayr, Iowa; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma Bahn of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Chestnut United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to her church.

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Merlyn Heyen

Merlyn C. Heyen, 71, of Lincoln died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Heyen worked for the University of Illinois Extension Service for 35 years. He retired in 1987.

He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Middletown to Carl and Viola Diersing Heyen. He married Helen Boward on June 7, 1952, in Middletown. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Keith Heyen of Crystal Lake, and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Delbert Heyen, and one sister, Carolyn Heyen.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

Starting late in 1992, Merlyn and his wife, Helen, served on an ad hoc committee to study the feasibility of organizing a county food pantry sponsored by a coalition of local churches. When the Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry opened in May of 1993, the Heyens became the first volunteers to manage the food pantry. The coalition has grown to 31 churches, and the Heyens have continued to provide leadership in this organization.

Heyen received his bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

 

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