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John Peters

John David Peters, 88, of Mason City died Monday (Feb. 16, 2004) at 12:50 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and his funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. The Rev. Randy Paine will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery, Mason City.

Mr. Peters retired from the Mason City National Bank after more than 30 years of service as a cashier and director.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born July 19, 1915, at New Holland to James and Grace LaForge Peters. He married Elsie Boeck on Dec. 11, 1937, in Hancock, Iowa. She died July 16, 1983.

He was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

He is survived by one sister, Marian Pottorf of Mason City, and a caregiver and special friend, Barbara Pfeifer.

He was a member of Mason City United Presbyterian Church, to which memorials may be made.


Eileen Freeman

Eileen Freeman, 86, of Lincoln died Friday (Feb. 13, 2004), at 5 p.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral was Tuesday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial is in Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker.

She was born July 20, 1917, in Lincoln to George H. and Esther Bruebeck Jones. She married Delbert Freeman on June 2, 1944, in Lebanon, Mo.

Survivors are one daughter, Doris (and Red) Rogers of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Melode Rogers of Lincoln; one grandson, Troy (and Mary) Rogers of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Donath of Storm Lake, Iowa; and one brother, Paul Leo (and Eileen) Jones of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

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

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Everett 'Butch' Huskins Jr.

Everett P. "Butch" Huskins Jr., 59, of Lincoln died Monday (Feb. 16, 2004) at 8:45 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

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.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Huskins was born Nov. 11, 1944, in Lincoln.

Survivors are his father, Everett P. Huskins Sr., of Lincoln; four brothers, Robert Eugene Huskins of Bloomington, Benny (and Wanda) Huskins of Lincoln, Bruce (and Billie) Huskins of Lincoln and Bill (and Nancy) Huskins of Lincoln; and six sisters, Dorothy Mathis of Lincoln, Mildred Blake of Winterhaven, Fla., Patricia (and Ron) Robertson of Mason City, Mary (and Carl) Lingo of Lincoln, Norma Gallagher of Lincoln and Kay Green (and Bill Crowell) of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertie Skelton Huskins, and one sister, Ruth Marie.

Memorials may be made to the Huskins family.

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Deborah Marlett

Deborah Runge Marlett, 51, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of McLean, died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 6:58 a.m. at R.H.D. Memorial Hospital in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Christian Church. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Robert Twist officiating.

Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington.

Ms. Marlett was employed at D.P.I. Teleconnect Inc. in Dallas, Texas, and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

She was born May 13, 1952, in Bloomington to Elmer and Oral Reeves Range.

Survivors are one son, Chad (and Amy) Marlett of Grand Prairie, Texas; one daughter, Amber (and Brian) Downes of Bedford, Texas; one granddaughter, Jordan Marlett; one brother, Charles (and Marsha) Runge of McLean; and three sisters, Janice (and Larry) Simpson of McLean, Sharon (and Jerry) Williams of Normal and Connie (and Dan) Fritcher of Normal.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She enjoyed books and Christmas and was an Elvis fan along with being a TV and movie buff. She loved children.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and a laugh that everyone enjoyed.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be greatly and sadly missed by all.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Make a Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.

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