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Carl Bridges Jr.

Carl J. Bridges Jr., 78, of Lincoln died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 11:58 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Henderson on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be from noon until the service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Bridges retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria in 1991.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947.

He was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Lincoln to Carl and Mamie Smith Bridges. He married Neva F. Robbins on June 10, 1949, in Lincoln. She survives.

Other survivors are four sons, Roger (and Vicki) Bridges of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Rick Bridges of Decatur, Rodney (and Janice) Bridges of Hartsburg and Randy (and Tina) Bridges of Atlanta; one daughter, Debbie Carter of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Ronald Bridges of Latham; and one sister, Marie (and Cal) Martin of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Larry; one brother, Bob; and one sister, Betty Letterly.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263, Eagles Lodge 2708 and the Moose Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lincoln or the American Cancer Society.

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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.

His funeral was Saturday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Doug Rettig officiating. Visitation was on Friday at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, was 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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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.


Stanley F. Lucas

Stanley F. Lucas., 86, of Lincoln died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 5:20 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Holland & Barry  Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 9 am until the service time at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the New Union Cemetery in Lincoln, IL.

Mr. Lucas had worked at the Lucas Farmer Grocery store in Lincoln.

He lived for many years at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield, Illinois.

He was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Lincoln to Gus and Hazel (Farmer) Lucas. He was never married.

He is survived by two nieces, Meredith Lucas of Swansea, Illinois, and Belinda Lucas of Lincoln, and a nephew, Thomas Lucas of Lincoln.  He is also survived by grand nephews Erik Lucas of San Jose, IL, and Jason Lucas of Lincoln, Matthew Lucas of Columbia MO., and David Lucas of Mason City, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David E. Lucas, and a nephew, Michael Lucas

Memorials may be made to the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield, IL.

 

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