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Coletta Garber

Coletta M. Garber, 88, of Emden died at 6:32 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home.

Thomas Berger

Dr. Thomas Lee Berger, 67, of Lincoln, formerly of Fredericksburg, Va., died at 1:46 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, in his home.

His memorial Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Taylor officiating. The family will greet friends at the church from 8:45 until 9:15 a.m.

Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln.

Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Berger was a retired research physicist. He had worked 33 years for the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Va.

He was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Burtonview to Walter William and Anna Rebecca Bartmann Berger. He married Patricia Ann Brosamer on June 30, 1956, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lincoln. She survives.

Other survivors are five daughters, Krystal (and Terry) Bourne, Joela Berger and Cynthia Mason, all of Fredericksburg, Va., Teresa Edmonds of Midlothian, Va., and Karen (and Sean) Power of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one son, Kurt Berger of Raleigh, Va.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rex (and Jan) Berger of Lincoln and Dan Berger of Lincoln; and one sister, Joann Edwards of Dittmer, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Music Society in Lincoln. In Fredericksburg, Va., he was a member of Knights of Columbus 4304 and the church choir folk group performing at St. Mary’s and St. Matthew’s Catholic churches.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois and his doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526; or to Visiting Nurse Association, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9914.

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Gertrude Gates

Gertrude Gates, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Lincoln, died at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Odyssey Hospice in Tucson.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating. There is no visitation.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Gates was a retired cook.

She was born March 7, 1923, in Lincoln to Charles and Grace Jones Hoblit. She married Burton M. Gates Sr. on June 29, 1940, in Chicago. He died April 28, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Gates of Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Robert Gates of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Burton Gates Jr.

Mrs. Gates was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a wonderful homemaker. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Mary Burge Adams

Mary Ella Burge Adams, 58, of Lincoln died at 7:21 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in Mason City.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Don Hoover officiating.

Burial will be in Walker’s Grove Cemetery, Easton.

She worked as a spot welder for 37 years at Cutler Hammer in Lincoln.

She was born Nov. 23, 1943, to David and Ottie Calhoun King. She married Ronald Adams in April 1988 in Lincoln.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Steve (and Doris) Burge of Lawndale, Michael W. (and Crystal Ann) Burge of Lincoln and stepson Ronnie Lee Adams of Lincoln; two daughters, Kathryn Wiser of Lincoln and stepdaughter Kathy (and Jerome) Hawkins of Oregon; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Dale King of Decatur, Edward (and Wilma) King of Tamaroa and Kenneth (and Vicki) King of Lincoln; and one sister, Fay (and Jack) Thomas of Decatur.

Mrs. Adams was a member of Lincoln Bible Church and volunteered for Logan County ESDA and REACT.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Bible Church or American Diabetes Association.


Brian Bobb

Brian K. Bobb, 18, of Lincoln was pronounced dead at 9:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Kickapoo Creek Park, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. at the church.

He will be cremated and there will be no interment.

He was born June 26, 1984, in Lincoln to Dave and Lisa Rousey Bobb.

Surviving are his parents, of Lincoln; one brother, Michael Bobb of Lincoln; his maternal grandmother, Sharon Kenshalo of Springfield; his maternal grandfather, Stan Rousey of Lincoln; his paternal grandmother, Anita Bobb of Sun City, Ariz.; and maternal great-grandmother Tressie Kenshalo of Lincoln.

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church Kids Club or the Tough Love Support Group of Logan County.

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