• Goldie Aper, 100, Lincoln

  • E. Joyce Bishop, 91, Lincoln

  • Alvin 'Billy' Carpenter, 70, Jerseyville, formerly of Lincoln  (obituary to be posted)

  • Paul Rempe, 85, Lincoln
    (obituary to be posted)

  • William Welch, 93, Lincoln

  • Donald Zurkamer, 75, Lincoln
    (obituary to be posted)

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Goldie Aper

Goldie H. Aper, 100, formerly of Emden, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at 8:37 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Emden, with the Rev. David L. Hofer officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 14, 1902, in Ostfreesland, Germany, to Eise and Anna Terviel Eeten. She married Emil Kutz, who died in July of 1928, then married John E. Aper on Dec. 5, 1933, in Emden.  He died in February of 1967.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Kutz of Elkhart and John Aper of Lincoln; five daughters, Anna Clara Westen of Emden, Johanna Butler of Decatur, Goldie Burlingame of Ipava, Eileen Hubard of Lincoln and Mary Lou Wibben of Hartsburg; 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Eeten of Emden; and four sisters, Annetta Schleder of Delavan, Mabel Hoffman of Phoenix, Ariz., Elsie Mammen of Emden, and Agnes Livengood of Delavan.

She was also preceded in death by one son, one grandchild, one great-grandchild, four brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Emden and the Ladies Aid of the church. She was also a member of Home Extension and American Legion Auxiliary.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or Christian Nursing Home.

E. Joyce Bishop

E. Joyce Bishop, 91, of Lincoln died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at 10:26 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Bishop was a homemaker.

She was born July 2, 1911, at Indian Point, Petersburg, to Elaphas and Dora Huslex Hibbard. She married Revie Elbert Bishop on Dec. 23, 1939, in St. Charles, Mo. He died June 29, 1995.

Surviving are one stepson, Robert (and Josephine) Bishop of Lincoln; one stepdaughter, Virginia (and Glenn) McLain of Panama City, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was of the Baptist faith and had taught Bible school in Delavan.

Memorials may be made to St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

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William Welch

William F. Welch, 93, of Lincoln died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at 12:32 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington.

Visitation and a prayer service were Sunday afternoon at Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.

The funeral Mass was Monday morning at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.

Burial is in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Welch and his wife farmed in rural Lincoln.

He was born June 7, 1909, in Lincoln to Timothy and Margaret Hegele Welch. He married Edith Voyles on March 14, 1934, in Decatur. She died Aug. 18, 1993, in Lincoln.

Surviving are one son, Milton (and Judy) Welch of Lincoln; one daughter, Sue Brown of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and one sister, Margaret Kritzberger of Saben, Minn.

He was also preceded in death by two infant sons, two brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Welch was a member of Holy Family Church and the Knights of Columbus Council. He had been a board member for Skelton and Beason grain elevators.

Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic School.

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