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L.K. Buckles Jr.

L.K. 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 II.

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 survives.

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, Marilyn Durchholz.

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 American Legion.

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.

Memorials may be made to the church or to American Legion Post 447.

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Charles Parr

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 Mason City.

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.


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