Helen Lucille Willmert,
80, of Lincoln died Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) at 4:30 a.m. at the
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at First Baptist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery,
Mrs. Willmert was a homemaker.
She was born March 15, 1923, in Atlanta to Walter and Ruby Ludlam
Lucas. She married Weldon "Pete" Willmert on Nov. 21, 1945, in
Survivors are her husband, of Lincoln;
one son, Dennis L. (and Marilyn) Willmert of Lincoln; four
grandchildren, Victoria Willmert of Chicago, Brian Willmert of
Lincoln, and Chad Willmert and Heather Holley, both of Tennessee;
three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Ruenzi of
She was an active member of First
Baptist Church of Lincoln and its women's circles, where she served
in many capacities through the years. She was also a member and past
president of the local Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lincoln.
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82, of Lincoln died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at 1:14 p.m. at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
He was cremated.
A celebration of life service
will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln,
with the Rev. Dan Wissmann officiating.
Burial, with military rites,
will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Fellowship and lunch at the
church will follow the graveside services.
Mr. Kuhlman worked 15 years as
a sales and service manager at Gehlbach Hardware and Implement Co.
and 26 years as sales manager for the Buick dealership in Lincoln.
He retired in 1981.
He was a veteran of World War
II. He served from 1944 to 1946 with the 637th Tank Destroyer
Battalion in the Philippines and the 1st Cavalry Division in
Occupied Japan. He was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Lincoln to Henry F.
and Minnie Siegelkow Kuhlman. He married E. Jean Cohoon on June 17,
1941, in Lincoln.
Survivors are his wife, of
Lincoln; one son, Harold James "Jim" (and Peggy) Kuhlman of Lincoln;
two daughters, Luann (and Roy) Hoback of Dahlgren, Va., and Linda
Arlene (and Wayne) Harris of McMinnville, Ore.; nine grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Joan Kirchgessner of
Peoria; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one
grandson and one brother, Clarence.
He was a member of Immanuel
Lutheran Church of Lincoln and served as Sunday school director at
He was also a member of VFW
Post 1756, American Legion 263 and AMVETS Post 71.
During his term as commander of
Veterans of Foreign Wars, he was instrumental in the purchase of the
land where the VFW home is presently located, on Fifth Street Road.
This land was the site of the Deskins Inn and Tavern, which Abraham
Lincoln frequented while staying in Lincoln.
Mr. Kuhlman was involved in
forming the Interveterans Council in Lincoln in 1952. This group is
still active in various veterans affairs.
He enjoyed traveling by motor
home, camping and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking after he
Memorials may be made to
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
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Edgar M. "Jim"
Coers, 85, of New Holland died
Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) at 9:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday
at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland, with the Rev. Dr. George P.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and one
hour before the service at the church on Friday.
Burial, with military rites, will be in
Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.
Mr. Coers farmed in Sheridan Township
and retired in 1977 from Eaton Corporation, where he worked as a
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
He was born May 18, 1918, in Emden to
Ralph and Rena Terviel Coers. He married Analina Conrady on May 23,
1943, at Fort Riley, Kan.
Survivors are his wife, of New Holland;
four sons, Alvin (and Arlene) Coers of Centralia, Stanley (and
Scarlet) Coers of Pekin, Lester (and Dawn) Coers of New Holland and
Lynn (and Sue) Coers of Manito; 10 grandchildren; and six
He was preceded in death by four
brothers and was the last of his immediate family.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church
of New Holland, American Legion Post 715 and the Richmond Community
may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of New Holland or New Holland
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91, of Lincoln died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at 4:15 a.m. at St.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7
p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark
Burial will be in Lake Bank
Cemetery, rural Mount Pulaski.
Mr. Dutz owned and operated
Dutz Paint Store in Lincoln. He also worked at and retired from the
Beich candy factory in Bloomington.
He was born April 8, 1912, at
Springfield to Michael and Amalia Klask Dutz. He married Gladys
Garrison on Dec. 28, 1933, in Lincoln.
Survivors are his wife; four
sons, Charles (and Joyce) Dutz of Sunland, Calif., David (and Helen)
Dutz of Belevidere, Daniel (and Bev) Dutz of Tucson, Ariz., and Doug
(and Karen) Dutz of Lincoln; two daughters, Joyce and Gladys Dutz,
both of Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; and four sisters, Helen French, Emma Robbins
and Betty Eaton, all of Lincoln, and Louise Terrey of Harrisburg.
He was preceded in death by his
brothers: Michael, Lewis and an infant brother.
He was a member of Zion
Lutheran Church in Lincoln, the Optimist Club and a founding member
of the Railsplitter
Coin Club, which was started in 1957.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at his church.
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Caleb Eric Garrison
died Friday (Dec. 5, 2003) at 6:45 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical
Center in Peoria, where he was born the previous day.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at First Christian Church in Mason City, with the Rev. Dustin Fulton
officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.
Survivors are his parents, Chad and
Tonya Burke Garrison of Mackinaw; one brother, Justin Cotelleso, and
two sisters, Chelsey and Lindsey Cotelleso, all at home in Mackinaw;
and grandparents Gary and Karrie Garrison of Mason City, John and
JoAnna Adams of Greenview, Shirley Woodrum of Tremont and Lonnie
Taylor of Peoria.
contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Mason City.