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Clifford Schahl

Clifford Schahl, 76, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday (Feb. 8, 2004) at 7:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Droegemueller officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mr. Schahl was office manager at FS in Lincoln before he retired. He had also been a farmer.

He was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Mount Pulaski to Norman and Ruby Mittelsteadt Schahl. He married Lois Armour in Mount Pulaski on Feb. 1, 1948.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Larry (and Janet) Schahl of Mount Pulaski and David (and Sharon) Schahl of Chatham; three daughters, Joellyn (and Darrell) Nall of Bloomington, Jean (and Harry) Hild of Buffalo and Jane (and Dan) Lewis of Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four sisters, Louetta (and Bob) Lewis of Mount Pulaski, Shirley Jean Helton of Springfield, Janet White of Mount Pulaski and Judith (and Jerry) Wessel of Lockport.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski and was a Sunday school teacher there. He was also a member of the Toastmasters in Waverly, the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives, Mount Pulaski Historical Society, and Logan County Historical and Genealogical Society. He was a volunteer for the Mount Pulaski Courthouse and Museum.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School in Mount Pulaski.

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Spencer Goff

Spencer L. Goff, 61, of Lincoln died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2004), at 2:45 p.m. in the emergency room at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

His funeral was Wednesday morning at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Tozer officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial is in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Goff was the retired owner and president of Goff Linen Co. of Springfield and Superior Linen Co. of Las Vegas, Nev.

He was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Springfield to Virgil C. Sr. and Freda Kamees Goff. He married Mickey L. Goetsch on May 6, 1977, in Springfield.

Survivors are his wife, of Lincoln; four children, Spencer A. Goff of Springfield, Michel A. Goff (and Julie) of Springfield, Donald L. Goff (and Melissa) of Springfield and Denise A. Risinger (and James) of Mackinaw; 11 grandchildren; and three sisters, Jolene McCarty (and James Sr.), Betty Young (and Ralph) and Wanda Overby (and Gerald), all of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Virgil Goff Jr.

Besides his work in the linen business, he was a dairy farmer, avid gardener and enjoyed gourmet cooking.

He was a graduate of Lanphier High School in Springfield and attended the American Laundry Institute and the Chicago Culinary School.

Memorials may be made to the family or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

Verl Prather Sr.

Verl R. Prather Sr., 85, of Atlanta died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at 6 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation in Lincoln will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Edgewood Christian Church, Edgewood, with the Rev. Dallas Bear officiating. An hour for visitation will precede the service.  Arrangements there are being handled by Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood.

Mr. Prather retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co., East Peoria, in 1980. He had worked in the receiving department.

He served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.

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Memorials may be made to Illinois Grand Assembly for Illinois-Iowa Lung Association.

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George Martin

George William "Bill" Martin Sr. died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2004) at 9:06 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

His funeral was Wednesday morning at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta, with Andy Glass officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial is in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney.

Mr. Martin retired from Atlanta Thermogas in 1985.

He was born March 1, 1924, at Mitchell, Ind., to William Jordan and Iona Speer Martin. He married Norma J. Huebner on Oct. 24, 1943, at Clinton. She died March 13, 2002.

Survivors are two sons, Bill (and Zelma) Martin of Atlanta and Ken (and Vicki) Martin of Atlanta; six grandchildren, one great-grandson; and one brother, W.D. "Pep" Martin of Kenney.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

He was a member of the Kenney Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Emergency Disaster Services or the Atlanta Rescue Squad.


Gregory Heinzel-Slater

Gregory L. Heinzel-Slater, 40, of Mabelvale, Ark., formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2004) at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences center in Little Rock, Ark., following a short-term illness with cancer.

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

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Chad Ragsdale officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Heinzel-Slater was manager of Blockbuster Video in Little Rock, Ark.

He was born Sept. 26, 1963, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Carolyn Sue (Proctor) and Brad Slater of Lincoln; two brothers, Randy (and Michelle) Heinzel of Lincoln and Tom (and Teri) Perry of Lincoln; one sister, Kerri Slater of Lincoln; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Virlee Slater of Quincy; and a close friend, Neal Reed of Little Rock, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward “Tony” Heinzel, and his maternal grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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