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Walter Klemm       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 10, 2004

WAYNESVILLE -- Walter C. Klemm, 89, of Waynesville, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at 4:20 p.m. at his home.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with Pastor Mark Carnahan officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Mr. Klemm was a farmer.

He was born June 21, 1915, at Waynesville to Louis and Tressie Cunningham Klemm. He married Lydia Hoepfner on Dec. 9, 1939, in St. Louis, Mo. She died June 22, 1992. He married Lela Heath on Feb. 7, 1997, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She survives.

Other survivors are one son, Robert (and Patty) Klemm of Waynesville; one daughter, Janet (and Edwin) Dahmm of Beason; and five grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Newhouse and Gladys Hertzfeldt, and two brothers, Wayne Klemm in infancy and Wilbur Klemm.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln and had served as elder and on the board of Christian education of the church. He was also a member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau and was a Barnett Township trustee.

Memorials may be made to the organ fund at his church.


Mildred McCabe       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 10, 2004

LINCOLN -- Mildred McCabe, 83, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at 10:45 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. McCabe retired in 1987 from Lincoln Developmental Center, where she worked as a licensed practical nurse.

She was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Lincoln to Oscar and Ruth Foldes Lucas. She married James McCabe on April 29, 1939, in Lincoln. He died Oct. 27, 1992.

She is survived by three daughters, Charlotte (and John) Firpach of Elkhart, Doreen Udziela of Palos Hills and Katherine Jennings of Chicago Heights; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Norman Lucas, Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her companion of 42 years, Bruce Simpson, and one sister, Helena Tonebridge.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, the AFSCME union and Retirees Chapter 31. She was also associated with the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation and the Crohn's Disease Foundation.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

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William Schneider       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 9, 2004

LINCOLN -- William H. "Bill" Schneider, 73, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at 3:10 p.m. in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Peasley Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 4 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Peasley Funeral Home, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mr. Schneider worked in construction for 40 years as a bricklayer for R.B. Evans and Givan & Wyles Construction.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953, during the Korean War, and received a Bronze Star.

He was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Lincoln to Charles and Mabel Etterlein Schneider. He married Marilyn Krznar on April 24, 1954, in Lincoln. She survives.

Other survivors are three sons, Michael Schneider of Springfield, Richard (and Tena) Schneider of Lincoln and Joe (Bridget) Schneider of Lincoln; six grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Wyles of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He attended Holy Family Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 263, Disabled American Veterans and the Bricklayers Union.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 263.

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Edward Barry       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 9, 2004

LINCOLN -- Edward M. Barry, 61, of Elkhart, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Phillip Blackburn officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Barry was funeral director at Holland and Barry for 25 years. He was also Logan County coroner for 21 years and deputy coroner for 12 years.

He was born March 4, 1943, in Lincoln to H. John and Ruth Ann Johnson Barry. He married Karla D. Hurley on Aug. 12, 1995, in Colorado. She survives, in Littleton, Colo.

Other survivors are his mother, of Lincoln; two stepsons, Patrick Hurley of Denver, Colo., and Ryan Hurley of Honolulu, Hawaii; and one brother, Robert J. Barry of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his father, H. John Barry.

He was a charter member of the National Registry Board of Emergency Medical Technicians, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, Lincoln Lodge 210 AF & AM, Lincoln York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Bodies of Springfield, Ansar Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Lincoln Kiwanis and a past president of the Logan County Shrine Club.

He was an avid hunter and participated in Ducks Unlimited and Quail Unlimited.

He graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1961, from Hanover (Ind.) College in 1965 and from the Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Mortuary Science in 1967.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.


Diane Caplinger       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 10, 2004

PEORIA -- Diane Elaine Caplinger, 44, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Peoria, died Nov. 28, 2004, at 2:10 a.m. at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

There will be a private family service and no visitation.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are by Endsley Funeral Home, Bartonville Chapel.

Mrs. Caplinger was a self-employed computer technician for more than 10 years.

She served in the U.S. Air Force.

She was born Sept. 23, 1960, in Peoria to R. Dean and Doris A. Peck Cunningham. She married Richard R. Caplinger on April 8, 1994, in Lincoln. He survives.

Other survivors are three daughters, Whitney Caplinger, Katelyn Caplinger and Sydney Caplinger, all at home; her mother, Doris Peck Wright of Bartonville; her father, of Lake Placid, Fla.; and one sister, Dawn Stafford of Bartonville.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

She was a member of Christ the King Church in Peoria.

She attended Illinois Central College and Sangamon State University in Springfield.

Memorials may be made to a fund for her children established at CEFCU.

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