Hanna H. Ahrens, 90, of
Hartsburg died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at 7:55 p.m. at Maple Ridge
Care Centre in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 10:30
a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the
Rev. David Russell officiating. Visitation will be one hour before
Burial will be in Hartsburg
Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Ahrens had been custodian
at St. John's Lutheran Church before she retired.
She was born Jan. 28, 1913, at
Hartsburg to Melchert H. and Grace Arends Ahrens.
Survivors are two brothers,
John (and Louise) Ahrens of Hartsburg and George (and Marie) Ahrens
Her brothers Recus and William
preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She also taught Sunday school
for 54 years.
Memorials may be made to the church.
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Marie Anna Stevens, 93, of Lincoln died
Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at 11 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. The Rev. Richard Reinwald will
Holland and Barry in Lincoln is
Mrs. Stevens was employed in the
dietary department at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
She was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Logan
County to Henry and Maria Stuhan Diersing. She marked Ike Stevens on
Dec. 16, 1931, in Lincoln. He died Feb. 26, 1967.
Survivors are one daughter, Wanda
Stevens of Atlanta; two sons, Robert Stevens of Clinton and Donald
Stevens of Vilonia, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and six
She was also preceded in death by three
sisters and four brothers: Nettie Schmidt, Elizabeth Diersing, Viola
Heyen, Dietrich Diersing, Herman Diersing, Henry Diersing and Walter
She was a member of St. John Church of
Christ in Lincoln.
may be made to St. Clara's Manor.
Margaret Scroggin, 83, of Mount Pulaski
died Monday (June 30, 2003) at 4:04 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center
Visitation was Wednesday evening at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.
The rosary was recited prior to visitation.
Her funeral was Thursday morning
at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mount Pulaski, with Father
Thomas Shaw officiating.
Burial is in Steenbergen Cemetery,
Mrs. Scroggin was a homemaker.
She was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Mount
Pulaski to Michael and Nora O'Conner Schick. She married Wilford K.
Scroggin Jr. in Elkhart on Aug. 1, 1945. He died June 12, 2003. [Obituary]
Surviving are one son, Karl Scroggin of
Springfield, and one daughter, Diane Scroggin (and Richard Hackett)
of Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was also preceded in death by one
son, Michael Scroggin; one daughter, Nora Scroggin; and one sister,
Mary Kathryn Schick.
Scroggin was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of Mount
Pulaski, to which memorials may be made.
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The funeral service for Eileen R. Bruns
Newby, 85, was on Thursday morning at St. John's Lutheran Church
in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Russell officiating. Visitation
preceded the service.
Burial is in Hartsburg Union
Holland and Barry in Lincoln was in
charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Newby worked at Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital for 28 years.
She was born March 24, 1918, in
Hartsburg, a twin daughter of Bernhard and Fannie Klockenga Bruns.
She married Lee Newby on Feb. 16, 1940, and he died Nov. 5, 1988.
The marriage was blessed with four
children: Elnora Wilson, who died Aug. 22, 1999; Doris (and Bill)
Higdon of Delavan; Nelson Newby of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Howard
Newby of Springfield. Other relatives are six grandchildren, James
Wilson, Richard Wilson, Crystal Wurth, Ronald Houghton, Susan
Whapham and Timothy Newby; seven great-grandchildren, Megan
Houghton, Ashton Houghton, Samantha Wilson, Matthew Whapham, Micheal
Whapham, Emily Wilson and Kayla Wilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Newby was also preceded in death
by four sisters: Berniece Lessen, Aleda Hoerbert, Lorene Luken and
A lifetime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, she was baptized as an infant at the
home of her parents by the Rev. Reinhold Lange and was confirmed by
the Rev. August Rettburg on March 27, 1932.
She attended grade school and high
school in Hartsburg.
may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Hartsburg.
John W. Crane, 82, of
Lincoln died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at 11:55 a.m. at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be
from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Julie
Burial will be in
Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Mr. Crane retired
from farming in the Beason area.
He was born Jan. 19,
1921, at Mount Pulaski to John P. and Charlotte Suedmier Crane. He
married Vera Poynter on June 27, 1975, in Beason. She survives.
Other survivors are
one son, Jack (and Jan) Crane of Lincoln; four stepsons, Michael
(and Andrea) Hinton of Lincoln, Jim Hinton of Lincoln, Gary Hinton
of Lincoln and Bob (and Dawn) Hinton of Minnesota; one daughter,
Jill Boyd of Lincoln; two stepdaughters, Judy Hinton of Phoenix,
Ariz., and Joyce (and Steve) Walker of Wheeler, Texas; 17
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by two brothers, Donald and Kenneth "Jack," and one sister,
Louise. He was the last of his immediate family.
He was a member of
Beason United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to his church or
St. Clara's Manor.
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E. Heyen, 46, of Lincoln died Monday (June 30, 2003) at 4:16 p.m. at
the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 55 near Elkhart.
funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Life Ministries, 2500
Woodlawn Road, Lincoln. Pastor Joseph Bennett will officiate.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Heyen was a security officer at Security Services Inc. in
was born June 7, 1957, in Springfield to Donald and Bernice Kissick
Heyen. He married Becky Simpson on June 17, 1978, in Lincoln.
Survivors are his wife, of Lincoln; his parents, of Mount Pulaski;
two sons, Tristan and Donald Heyen, both at home; one daughter,
Rebekah (and John) Radespiel of Farmer City; three grandchildren,
John Jr., Trevor and Aiden Radespiel of Farmer City; one sister,
Lisa (and Greg) Armour of Blue Mound; and his mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Nathan and Mary Simpson of Lincoln.
was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
was a member of Kingdom Life Ministries and an elder of the church.
Memorials may be made
to the donor's choice.
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Russell C. Lynch, 79, of Holton, Kan.,
formerly of Mason City, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Topeka, Kan.
His funeral was on Thursday morning at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City,
with the Rev. Bill Boyce
officiating. Visitation preceded the service.
Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.
Mr. Lynch retired from Caterpillar
Tractor Co. in 1982 after 32 years as a crane operator.
During World War II he served with the
Marine Corps 2nd Division. He was involved in the landings on
Guadalcanal, Saipan and Tinian and later served on the USS Mount
He was born June 6, 1924, in Mason City
to Samuel Cleveland Lynch and Margaret Ethel Cohee Lynch. He married
Bessie Wilcoxson on Oct 25, 1946, in Mason City. She died March 19,
Survivors are one son, Ralph Lynch of
Portland, Ore.; three daughters, Dee Jepson of Holton, Kan., Peggy
Staats of Hillview and Pamela Eddings of Ocala, Fla.; nine
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister Shirley
Hawks of Mason City.
He was also preceded in death by an
infant daughter, Linda Lou Lynch.
He was a member of the American Legion
of Mason City.
contributions may be made to the donor's choice.