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Irwin Miller

Irwin Lee Miller, 62, of Lincoln died last Saturday (June 21, 2003) at 7 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. this Saturday (June 28) at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Daniel Wissman officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the service.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mr. Miller retired from General Telephone in Lincoln, where he worked as a switchman. He was owner and operator of Country Archery.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born July 26, 1940, in Lincoln to Irwin A. and Helen Loercher Miller. He married Katherine Taylor on June 25, 1966, in Springfield. She survives.

Other survivors are his mother, of Lincoln; two sons, Irwin Todd Miller (and Katherine Bonan) of St. Louis, Mo., and Nathan Miller (and Melissa) of New Holland; one granddaughter, Natalie Katherine Miller of New Holland; a sister, Joyce Winch of Rock Falls; four nephews, Paul Stanley Cobane of Princeton, Scott Irwin Cobane of Las Vegas, Nev., Mathew DeRosier of Montana and Tom DeRosier of Orlando, Fla.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and John DeRosier of St. Paul, Minn.; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Ade of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln and Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He was one of the founders of Deer Creek Archers, established in 1968, and served on the board of the Illinois Archery Association. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, bicycling, archery and golf.

He graduated from Broadwell Grade School and Middletown High School and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Illinois Archery Association, National Wildlife Federation or to the family for a tree memorial program.

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Lowell Hines

Lowell "Lefty" Hines, 92, of Lincoln died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at 8:50 p.m. at the Christian Village.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Tom Gerdts officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Mount Auburn.

Mr. Hines retired from Ball-Incon after 28 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Jan. 18, 1911, in Maunie to Horace and Myrtle Berry Hines. He married E. Madeline Montgomery on Oct. 18, 1941, in St. Joseph, Mo. She died July 15, 1999.

Survivors are one stepson, Neal Richard (and Trella) Young of Sun City Center, Fla.; one grandson, Jerry Young of Springfield; one granddaughter, Terrie Young of Silver Spring, Md.; one niece; and one nephew.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church,  the Kitchen Class at the church and American Legion Post 263.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village or Lincoln Christian Church.

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Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis, 50, of Lincoln died Saturday (June 21, 2003) at 5:20 p.m. at his home.

Cremation rites were accorded.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, with Father Jim Cravens officiating.

Interment will be at the Trinity Episcopal Church columbarium.

Mr. Ellis was a cook at the Lincoln Depot Restaurant. He also worked at the Village Inn of Minier, J.C. Pour House in Lincoln and as manager of Domino's Pizza in Lincoln.

He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Lincoln.

His survivors are one son, William Eric Spotswood Ellis of Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago; his mother, Kathryn Kolp Ellison of Lincoln; and two half brothers, Robert Ellis of Indianapolis, Ind., and William Ellis of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his father, William S. Ellis, and one daughter, Suzanne Williams.

He was a member of Lincoln Jaycees.

He graduated from Lincoln Community High School.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.


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