Paul Hartwig, 88, of Lincoln died
Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in
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
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 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
contributions may be made to the church or the American Cancer
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
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
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
Verl R. Prather Sr., 85, of Atlanta
died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at 6 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in
Visitation in Lincoln was on Thursday
Funeral Home, followed
by a Masonic
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,
Prather retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co., East Peoria, in 1980.
He had worked in the receiving department.
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
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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