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
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.
contributions may be made to
Care of Illinois.
George Lawrence Tomlin, 83, of Mason
City died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at 8:20 a.m. at St. John's Hospital
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
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.
contributions may be made to the donor's choice or the Cystic
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
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, 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
He was a member of union Local 117 of
Glass Bottle and Pottery Makers.
may be made to St. John's Foundation for Congestive Heart Failure,
Wayne J. Schall Hospice or Maple Ridge Care Centre.
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
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.
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
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.
contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.