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Jerry Alberts

Jerry W. Alberts, 70, of Lincoln died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004) at 10:59 p.m. in the intensive care unit at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral was Tuesday morning at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Dan Wissman officiating. Visitation was on Monday at the church.

Burial is in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Holland and Barry in Lincoln handled arrangements.

Mr. Alberts was a guidance director at Lincoln Community High School, and he coached tennis and basketball for 34 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957.

He was born April 3, 1933, in Lincoln to Henry W. and Lorene Bollin Alberts. He married Hazel Rademaker on June 1, 1957, in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.

Other survivors are four sons, Chuck (and wife Fletcher) of Tacoma, Wash., Bill Alberts of Manos, Colo., Bob (and Ariand) Alberts of Denton, Texas, and John (and Keri) Alberts of Highland Park; three grandchildren, Guy and Collier Alberts, both of Tacoma, Wash., and John Alberts of Denton, Texas; and two nephews, Darren and Brent Rademaker of Los Angeles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Henry, who died at age 13; and one sister, Caroline, who died at age 2.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Lincoln Elks Club, Logan County Board of Realtors and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

He was on the 1952 national championship basketball team at the University of Kansas and played on their 1953 Final Four team.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Zolene Leftwich

Zolene E. Leftwich, 96, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004) at 2 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of Elkhart, with Pastor Robert Hake officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Leftwich was a secretary at Elkhart High School, Elkhart Lumber Co., Leroy Allison Grain Co. and at CIPS in Springfield.

She was born Feb. 19, 1907, at Springfield to Albert and Mary Lawson Rice. She married Garnet Leftwich on Sept. 28, 1929. He died in 1987.

Survivors are one daughter, Carol Fulk of Elkhart; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Mrs. Leftwich was a member of Elkhart United Methodist Church.

She graduated from Brown's Business College.

Memorials may be made to Maple Ridge Care Centre.

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