Alvin William Charles Kammeyer, 86, of San Jose, died Saturday, May
3, 2003, at 8:55 p.m. at Hopedale Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home
in San Jose.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Lutheran
Church, with the Rev. Michael Simninger officiating.
Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, rural San Jose.
Mr. Kammeyer was a lifelong farmer in the Bellflower and San Jose
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in India.
He was born July 18, 1916, in Sundman, Ind., to William and Marie
Scwear Kammeyer. He married Evelyn Grizzle on Dec. 28, 1947, at
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osman. She survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Darrel (and Bonnie) Kammeyer of
Manito, Richard (and Annice) Kammeyer of San Jose and Bruce (and
Vicki) Kammeyer of Clinton; one daughter, Kathryn (and Gary) Hintz
of Green Valley; eight grandchildren, Scott (and Jamie) Kammeyer of
Manito, Steven Kammeyer of Manito, Jena Hintz of Montgomery, Texas,
Eric Hintz of Normal, Elizabeth Kammeyer of Pekin, Adam Kammeyer of
San Jose, Kathleen Kammeyer of San Jose and Aaron Kammeyer of
Clinton; one great-granddaughter Abigail Kammeyer of Manito; one
brother, Virgil (and Vivian) Kammeyer of Mansfield; three sisters,
Ann Harris of Knoxville, Tenn., Zelma Kammeyer of Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Hilda King of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Kammeyer, and one
sister, LaVerne Doss.
He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, rural San Jose, and
the Mason County Farm Bureau.
He was a longtime woodworker.
He graduated from Bellflower High School.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hopedale Medical Complex.
Lela Downing, 102, of Mount Pulaski died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at
11:15 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. John Robertson will officiate.
Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Mrs. Downing was a homemaker.
She was born Oct. 27, 1900, in Cornland to James T. and Sarah Jane
McCue Irving. She married Floyd E. Downing on March 1, 1920, and he
died in September of 1950.
Surviving are one son, Richard Downing of Springfield; one grandson,
Tom (and Robin) Downing of Dawson; one granddaughter, Susan Downing
of Springfield; and one great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
She was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church and the American
Memorials may be made
to Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447.
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