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Paul Hartwig

Paul Hartwig, 88, of Lincoln died Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 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 the Rev. Doug Rettig officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, rural New Holland.

Mr. Hartwig farmed in Sheridan and East Lincoln townships before he retired.

He was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Plover, Wis., to Laurence and Pearl Purviance Hartwig. He married Ralpho Adel Shelton on June 17, 1940, in Rushville. She died Dec. 9, 2002.

Survivors are one son, Alan Hartwig of Lincoln; one daughter, Karol (and Robert) Richardson of Kenney; three granddaughters, Terri (and Paul) Ratini of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Bobbi and Katelyn Hartwig of Lincoln; one grandson, Austin Hartwig of Lincoln; and two great-granddaughters, Emma and Molly Ratini of Fort Pierce, Fla.

He was the last of his immediate family.

Mr. Hartwig was known through the state for his polled Hereford cattle.

He was a graduate of Lincoln Community High School and Lincoln College.

He was a member of New Holland United Methodist Church, to which memorials may be made.

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Ruth Wilson

Ruth Hazel Wilson, 92, of Pekin, formerly of Mason City, died Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at 8:05 a.m. at Pekin Hospital in Pekin.

There is no visitation.

A private service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Paddack.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker. She also assisted her husband with Wilson Gas Service in Mason City, and she was a caregiver for a few years.

She was born Oct. 17, 1911, in Taylor County, Ky., to Stephen D. and Leuilzia "Lou" Bell Carroll Ford. She married Willard Wilson on Dec. 24, 1928, in Campbellsville, Ky. He died May 21, 1975.

Survivors are two daughters, Doris Jean Zeck of Mason City and Dorleen "Dee" Jane (and David) Crow of Pekin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

She was a member of Mason City United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society.

William Turner

William H. Turner, 89, of Atlanta died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 5 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Atlanta Christian Church, with Masonic rites at 7 p.m.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, with visitation during the preceding hour. David Harmon will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta is handling arrangements.

Mr. Turner owned and operated Bill's 66, Turner Oil Company and the Country-Aire Restaurant in Atlanta from 1950 to 2002.

He was born Nov. 9, 1914, in Eminence Township to Gilbert and Laura Petty Turner. He married Mildred L. Demling on Aug. 7, 1937, at Covington, Ind. She survives.

Other survivors are five children, Beverly (and Tom) Johnson of Flint, Texas, Wayne (and Connie) Turner of Atlanta, Kent Turner of Bloomington, Dane (and Lori) Turner of Richland, Mich., and Jane (and Richard) Borowski of Normal; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Snyder of Raymond and Eleanor (and Virgil) Schmidt of Atlanta; and one brother, Raymond (and Bernice) Turner of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

He was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church, past master of the Atlanta Masonic Lodge 165 AF & AM, Bloomington Consistory and Peoria Mohammed Shrine. He was a 50-year member and past president of the Atlanta Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

He was co-founder of the Atlanta Little League in 1954 and the Atlanta Bowl in 1964. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed watching the games on television with his wife.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Christian Church or the Christian Village in Lincoln.

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 was on Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, followed by a Masonic service.

His 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.

He was born July 10, 1918, in Clay County to R.W. and Zadie Pilcher Prather. He married Lorena Walker on Feb. 16, 1944, at Edgewood.

Survivors are his wife, of Atlanta; two sons, Verl (and Kathy) Prather of Emden and Roger (and Joyce) Prather of Lincoln; one daughter, Peggy (and Tom) Payne of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Roy Lee; one daughter, Stella Marie; six brothers; and three sisters.

He was a member of Edgewood Christian Church, Disabled American Veterans, Eagles Lodge 2708 of Lincoln, VFW of Lincoln, American Legion of Edgewood, Abraham White Shrine of Jerusalem 100 and a 50-year member of Edgewood Masonic Lodge 484.

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

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