Maurine Baldin, 91, of Lincoln died
Friday (Feb. 20, 2004) at 2:30 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be one
hour before the service.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery,
Mrs. Baldin was a homemaker.
She was born Aug. 11, 1912, at Emden to
Noah and Clara McNeal Garber. She married Rudolph "Rudy" Baldin on
April 17, 1938, in Springfield, and he died Aug. 4, 1992.
She is survived by two sons, Harold
"Butch" Baldin of Lincoln and Joe Baldin of Springfield, and two
She was also preceded in death by one
brother, Russell Garber, and three sisters, Doris Dial, Olivia
Garber and Thelma Read.
She was a member of the First United
may be made to Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Elvin 'Toad' Singley
Elvin John "Toad" Singley, 86, of Mason
City died Thursday (Dec. 19, 2004) at 11:25 p.m. at St. John's North
His funeral was scheduled for noon Monday at
Christ Lutheran Church in Mason City, with the Rev. Harold Woodworth
officiating. Visitation was on Sunday at the church.
Burial will be in Camp Butler Cemetery,
Mr. Singley was a retired farmer.
During World War II he served with the
9th Marines in the South Pacific at Bougainville, Guadalcanal and
He was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Mason
County to Clarence Fredrick and Bertha Marie Onken Singley. He
married Joyce E. Garrison on Feb. 24, 1946, in Havana. She died
Sept. 25, 1998.
He is survived by one son, John D. (and
Cheryl) Singley of Springfield; one daughter, Shirley A. (and Tom)
Santarelli of Riverton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and a companion, Frances Wiemer of Mason City.
He was also preceded in death by a
stepdaughter and two brothers.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran
Church in Mason City, American Legion Post 496 and the VFW.
prefers that memorials be given to Christ Lutheran Church.
Gary Clayton Downey
Gary Clayton "Clay" Downey passed away
peacefully at his home in California on Feb. 15, 2004, with his wife, mother and brother at his side.
Memorial services will be in the Sky
Rose Chapel at Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, Calif., beginning at
3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Mr. Downey was highly respected and
admired in the news industry.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy
Kearton Downey of Vermont; his mother, Lucky Connie Downey Eichner
of Lincoln; and his brother, Evan Jay Downey and his family, wife
Karen and their son Ethan James, residing in England.
He was preceded in death by his father,
E. Jay Downey.
Clay grew up in Las Vegas, Nev., and
began his broadcasting career in radio at KOMP/KENO. He later broke
into television at KTNV13 and won an Emmy for his landmark coverage
of the implosion of The Sands hotel. His final position was as
director of news operations at Channels 2 (KCBS) and 9 (KCAL), which
merged in January 2003 under the VIACOM/CBS Stations Group. While at
CBS/KCAL, one of his many accomplishments was coordinating war
coverage in Iraq for both stations while fighting his own war with
He was a loving, devoted husband for 3½
years. He touched many lives and leaves a wealth of friends. He will
be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Washington Mutual Memorial Fund, 2675 E. Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91107 (call Susan Magdaleno at CBS2 for more
information); or to The City of Hope National Medical Center, Attn:
Central Processing, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, with
specific instructions for the Cancer Society Fund.
may also be made to create a living memorial for the family. Send
these funds to Lucky Connie Downey Eichner, P.O. Box 276, Lincoln,
Glen Edward Avers, 85, died Friday
(Feb. 20, 2004) at 8:50 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Pastor Roger David officiating.
Visitation was on Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery,
Avers was a farmer in Nuckolls County,
Neb., before he retired.
He was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Nuckolls
County, Neb., to Seaford A. and Ada Alice Jennings Avers.
He is survived by one sister, Wilda
Rayburn of Lincoln, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister,
He was of the Lutheran faith.
may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln.
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Allen "Ponch" Wrestler, 58, of Mason
City died Thursday (Feb. 19, 2004) at 2:45 a.m. at his home.
His funeral was Monday morning at Hurley
Funeral Home in Mason City, with Nash Shawgo officiating. Visitation
was on Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.
Mr. Wrestler worked at DeKalb and
National By-Products in Mason City. He had managed the Illico gas
station in Mason City for 20 years.
He was born July 12, 1945, at Enion. He
married Rhea Sue Smith at the Mason City Presbyterian Church on Nov.
27, 1965. She died Feb. 20, 2001.
Survivors are two brothers, Terry (and
Rhonda) Wrestler of Macomb and Gary (and Linda) Wrestler of
Rockport, Texas; and nieces and nephews who were his caregivers,
Mandy Frost-Noe living at his home, Michelle (and Tim) Oest, Matthew
(and Robin) Dutz, Michael (and Terri) Dutz, Carrie Leigh, Troy (and
Jenny) Smith, Chris Smith, Cassie Smith and Brandon Smith.
He was also preceded
in death by his mother, Lois Huffman, and a nephew, Mitch Dutz.
He was a member of
Masonic Lodge 403 in Mason City. He was initiated on Aug. 23, 1966,
passed on Nov. 8, 1966, and raised on Dec. 7, 1966.
contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.