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Hilma DePoister

Hilma DePoister, 87, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday (April 25, 2004) at 1:30 a.m. at her home.

Visitation was on Tuesday.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with John Robertson officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

She worked as a Kroger's assistant manager and manager in Mount Pulaski and as a telephone operator in Mount Pulaski. In Lincoln she worked at Stetson's China, Thornton's Gift Shop and Doty's Jewelers. She also operated Hilma's Paint Studio in Mount Pulaski.

She was born Sept. 21, 1916, at Lake Fork to James and Emma Lickens Stratton. She married Leslie DePoister in Effingham on March 10, 1934. He died Sept. 7, 1985.

She is survived by one son, Leslie (and Pat) DePoister Jr. of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Betty (and Harold) Cates of Lincoln; two grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman (and Alice) Stratton of Edenberg, Texas; and her twin sister, Wilma Sharp of Clay City.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

She was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church, Loyal Daughters of the church, Rebekah Lodge 313 of Mount Pulaski and Eagles Auxiliary of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice Care of Illinois or the Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

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Virginia Wibben

Virginia H.L. Wibben, 83, of Emden died Sunday (April 25, 2004) at 12:20 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Her funeral was Wednesday morning at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Russell officiating. Visitation was at the church on Tuesday and an hour before the service on Wednesday.

Burial is in Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.

Mrs. Wibben was a homemaker.

She was born March 19, 1921, at Burton View to Robert E. and Clara Mueller Sank Sr. She married Reike S. Wibben on June 15, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. He died April 19, 2003.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Groth of Emden; two sons, Jim (and Marge) Wibben of Atlanta and Jeff Wibben of Emden; eight grandchildren, Natalie Groth Rozier of Bloomington, Amy Groth of Lincoln, Julie Benedict of Crestview, Fla., Matt Presswood of Atlanta, Jody Wibben of Bloomington, Brandon Wibben of Peoria, Drew Wibben of Williamsville and Cale Wibben of Emden; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert E. (and Vernagene) Sank Jr. of Decatur.

She was also preceded in death by two grandsons.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Hartsburg and the Ladies Aid of the church.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Maxine Klokkenga

Maxine V. Klokkenga, 84, formerly of Emden, died Monday (April 26, 2004) at 8:40 a.m. at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Emden. Her funeral will follow at 7 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Frank Pieper and the Rev. Roger Olson officiating.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Klokkenga was a homemaker. Before her marriage she taught school in the Lincoln area.

She was born May 10, 1919, at Clemmons, Iowa, to Floyd and Rose Violet Bryant Brackney. She married Jacob Elmer "Mike" Klokkenga on at the United Methodist Church in Lincoln on May 8, 1943. They celebrated 55 years together. He died June 17, 1998.

She is survived by one son, James (and Joyce) Klokkenga of Emden; one daughter, Janice (and Jim) Campbell of San Jose; five grandchildren, Jennifer Jo Campbell of Paso Robles, Calif., Katherin Ann Klokkenga of LaCrosse, Wis., Molly Ann Klokkenga of Emden, Kristopher Jacob Klokkenga of Quincy and Jonathan Andrew Campbell of Jacksonville.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Albert "A.J." Brackney. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a faithful member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid of the church.

She had served as president of the Illinois Shorthorn Lassies Association.

She graduated from Lincoln High School and Lincoln College.

The past three years she made her home at the Christian Village Alzheimer’s unit, where she was content and at peace. She was lovingly cared for with dignity and respect by a wonderful staff.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church of Emden, Hospice Care of Illinois or the Alzheimer’s unit at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

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Glen Lyman

Glen Lyman, 49, of Cornland died Saturday (April 24, 2004) at the Formosa Plastic Corporation plant, rural Illiopolis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mr. Lyman was a poly-operator at the Illiopolis Formosa plant.

He was born July 12, 1954, in Decatur to Walter and Tilatha "Tilly" Lyman. He married JoAnn Jones in Cornland on Dec. 3, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, of Cornland; one daughter, Kim Brion of Topeka, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Gwen Stopher of Mount Pulaski; two stepsons, J. Norman Stopher Jr. of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Oscar Lee Stopher, address unknown; two grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; one brother, Richard Lyman of Decatur; and a half brother, J. Norman Stopher Sr. of Mount Pulaski.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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