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Shirley Scherpinsky

Shirley Anne Scherpinsky, 65, of Mason City died Thursday (Jan. 8, 2004) at 7:20 a.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Funeral Home of Mason City. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Paddack officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Scherpinsky had worked for Grosch Irrigation of Mason City and was a cook at Robertson's Cafe in Mason City. She was also an Avon representative for 25 years.

She was born Jan. 7, 1939, in Holland, Mich., to Willis and Gertrude Van Wyke Borr. She married David Scherpinsky in Fennville, Mich., on July 28, 1965.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Edward (and Margaret) Scherpinsky of Mason City and David Lee (and Ruby) Scherpinsky of Mason City; two daughters, Denise (and Dwayne) Dineen of Springfield and Sheryl (and Jesse) Vickers of Mason City; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (and Laverne) Borr of Holland, Mich., and Ron (and Hazel) Borr of Holland, Mich.; and two sisters, Geneva (and Les) Van Wieren of Holland, Mich., and Pat (and Roger) Kole of Zeeland, Mich.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Vander Yacht.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Mason City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.

George Tomlin

George Lawrence Tomlin, 83, of Mason City died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at 8:20 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

His funeral was Friday morning at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with cremation following. Nash Shawgo officiated at the service. Visitation was at the funeral home on Thursday.

Mr. Tomlin retired from the Winter Park (Fla.) Telephone Company, where he was the supervisor of the key department and special equipment.

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

He was born July 20, 1920, in Mason City to Ralph and Charlotte Becker Tomlin. He married Caroline Vespole, and she preceded him in death. She married Helen Knoles Wilkinson on July 12, 1973, in Altamonte Springs, Fla. She survives.

Other survivors are two daughters, Phyllis Merck of Oviedo, Fla., and Jeanne Skaggs of Mason City; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Charlotte Everist of Vallejo, Calif., and Faye Shields of Orlando, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by one son, George Robert Tomlin, and one brother.

He was a member of Castleberry Methodist Church in Florida, a life member of the World War II submarine association and member of the central Florida chapter, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 403 AF & AM, a member of the Mid-Florida Winnies Winnebago club, the national Winnebago RV club and the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Robert Weimer

Robert E. Weimer, 74, of Lincoln died Monday (Jan. 5, 2004) at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was cremated.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Craig Smith officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Weimer was the first pharmacist at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, and he retired from the hospital in 1995. He owned and operated Yesteryear Books for 40 years.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served three years on the USS Helena cruiser during the Korean War.

He was born May 25, 1929, in Union City, Ind., to Charles C. and Ruby Yoder Weimer. He married Patsy Kyle on Oct. 28, 1951, in Union City, Ind.

Survivors are his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Timothy (and Brenda) Weimer of Wheaton and Phillip Weimer of Carol Stream; one daughter, Jennifer (and Marty) Bradley of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Carl Weimer of Warrenville, Whitney Weimer of Harrisonburg, Va., Sam Weimer of Ludington, Mich., and Joel and Joshua Bradley of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harvey and Richard.

He was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263, Illinois Pharmaceutical Association and Midwest Book Hunters Association.

He graduated from Union City (Ind.) High School in 1947 and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Penn State in Pennsylvania and Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., before he entered the service. After his discharge from the navy, he attended and graduated from Butler University School of Pharmacy in Indianapolis, Ind.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Street Christian Church, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Fred Robinson

Fred Robinson, 68, of Lincoln, died Thursday (Jan. 8, 2004) at 8:20 a.m. at his home.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Lincoln.

East Lawn Funeral Home of Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robinson retired Sept. 1, 1998, from Saint-Gobain Containers, where he was a forklift operator.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Lincoln to Harry and Lou Ella Sutton Robinson. He married Roxie Hall on April 24, 1971, in Lincoln. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Debra (and Jack) Foster of Lincoln, Diana Fish of Lincoln and Jennifer Phillips of Petersburg; two sons, Daniel Robinson of Winneconne, Wis., and Tom Robinson of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Shirley Smith of Iowa and Florence Beavers of Clinton; two brothers, Earl (and Violet) Robinson of Lincoln and Roy (and Joy) Robinson of Florida; a brother-in-law, John Hoog of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Edith Hall of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of union Local 117 of Glass Bottle and Pottery Makers.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Foundation for Congestive Heart Failure, Wayne J. Schall Hospice or Maple Ridge Care Centre.

Virginia Kendall

Virginia Maxine Kendall, 77, of Mason City died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at 11:24 a.m. at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with Nash Shawgo officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Kendall worked at Oney's Food Store in Mason City for the past 10 years. She had also worked as a clerk at Lee Brothers Clothing Store.

She was born July 3, 1926, to Marvin and Hattie Smith Thompson. She married Robert Kendall on Jan. 25, 1951, in Mason City.

Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Karen (and Alan) Tucker of Havana; two grandchildren, Jeff and Jenna Tucker; two brothers, Howard (and Wilma) Thompson of Mason City and Floyd (and Sandy) Thompson of Mason City; and two sisters, Laverne O'Brien of East Peoria and Mary (and Bob) List of Mason City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

She was a member of the Mason City United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school and was an adviser to the Methodist Youth Foundation.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.

Burnell 'Bud' Gresham

Burnell P. "Bud" Gresham, 77, of Blountsville, Ala., formerly of the Armington area, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004), at 9:15 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Armington Christian Church. Melvin C. Gresham will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountjoy Cemetery, rural Atlanta, where military rites will be conducted by Armington American Legion Taylor-Eckhardt Post 913.

Mr. Gresham was a retired truck driver.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Army.

He was born April 1, 1926, at Atlanta to Milton Clair and Mildred E. Ransom Gresham.

He is survived by his mother, of Blountsville, Ala.; his children, Paula (and Harry) Walker of Hot Springs, S.D., Brenda (and Eric) Lacefield of Hopedale, Paul "Buddy" (and Jamie) Gresham of Hopedale, Susan (and Mark) Newman of Hopedale, Becky (and Lance) Sosnowski of Armington, Kevin (and Alicia) Gresham of Bakersfield, Calif., and Deborah (and Paul) Griffin of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna L. (and Roger) Chappell of Blountsville, Ala., Wanda F. (and Skip) Kieszling of Fort Collins, Colo., and Leta I. Mariette of Heyworth; two brothers, Ronald D. (and Carmen) Gresham of Minier and Melvin C. (and Marilyn) Gresham of Monticello, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers and one brother-in-law.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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