L.K. Buckles Jr.
Buckles Jr., 78, of Mount Pulaski died at 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4,
2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Mount Pulaski Christian Church.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at the church, with John Robertson and Bill Shanle officiating.
Burial, with military rites, will be in
Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.
Mr. Buckles was a retired farmer. He
was township supervisor for 36 years and a member of the Logan
County Board for 17 years.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War
He was born March 26, 1924, in Mount
Pulaski to Leroy Keith and Helen Copeland Buckles Sr. He married
Dolly L. Campbell in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 22, 1945. She
Other survivors are one son, Leroy
Keith (and Terri) Buckles III of Jacksonville, Ark.; one daughter,
Lisa Jill (and Stephen) Rinkel of Mahomet; five grandchildren; one
brother, Henry F. (and Irma Jean) Buckles of Mount Pulaski; and one
brother-in-law, Elmer Durchholz of Mount Pulaski.
He was preceded in death by one sister,
He served on the commission that built
the Logan County Safety Complex and on the boards of the Abraham
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation and Logan County Housing Authority.
He served two terms as commander of
American Legion Post 447, where he was sergeant-at-arms for the past
30 years. He was also a member of the Logan County Council of the
He was a trustee for the Mount Pulaski
Historical Society and a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church,
where he served as a deacon for many years.
may be made to the church or to American Legion Post 447.
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Charles Parr, 78, of
Mason City died at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at St. Johnís
Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be
from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in
The funeral will be
at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Mason City,
with the Rev. Bruce Bolin-Ghitalla and Nash Shawgo officiating.
Burial will be in
Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.
Mr. Parr was a
lifelong farmer in the New Holland area.
He was born Oct. 2,
1924, in New Holland to Earl and Ethel Wurtsbaugh Parr. He married
Delores "Dee" Warren on July 28, 1945, in New Holland. She survives.
Also surviving are
four sons, Larry Alan (and Jane) Parr, Neil Warren (and Karen) Parr,
Roger Earl (and Marie) Parr and John Lynn (and Rochelle) Parr, all
of Mason City; one
daughter, Debra Chardel (and Dick) Skelton of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren, Joy
(and Tony) Drach, Colleen Parr, Bret (and Kirsten) Parr, Cindi Parr,
Jennifer (and Fred) Derner, Lucas Parr, Joseph Parr, Stephanie Parr,
Scott Parr, Rick Skelton, Ron Skelton and Keri Ann (and Chad)
Dennison; seven great-grandchildren, Katlyn Parr, Austin Dennison,
Audrey Dennison, Tyler Drach, Lesley Skelton, Lindsey Skelton and
Tyler Skelton; and one brother, Marvin Parr of Clemmons, N.C.
He was preceded in
death by four brothers, Harold, Norman, Gerald and Howard Parr.
He was a member of
Mason City United Methodist Church, Mason County Farm Bureau, Pekin
Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of American Landrace Association.
He was inducted into the Purebred Swine Industry Hall of Fame in
1998. He also encouraged and supported his children in 4-H, FFA and
Methodist Youth Fellowship.
He and his wife
enjoyed recent winters in Lakeland, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
United Methodist Church of Mason City.