Felicity Catherine Dinger was stillborn
Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 5:05 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
A graveside service will be at 1:30
p.m. Friday at Babyland in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
The Rev. Louis Kunz will officiate.
There is no visitation.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of
Lincoln is handling arrangements.
members are her parents, David A. and Felicia Ann Thresher Dinger of
Lincoln; one sister, Hailey Ann Dinger, at home; her maternal
grandfather, David Thresher Sr. of Springfield; her paternal
grandparents, Paula (and Tony) Dinger of Lincoln and Dave Dinger of
Mount Pulaski; paternal great-grandparents Junior and Barbara Miller
of Lincoln; maternal great-grandmother Irene Thresher of Cadiz, Ky.;
and paternal great-great-grandmother Grace Miller of Lincoln.
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Melvin Charles Maaks, 83, of San Jose
died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 2:45 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, rural San Jose, with the
Rev. J. Derek Riddle officiating.
Burial will be in Allens Grove
Mr. Maaks retired from farming in 1980.
Then he was the transportation director for San Jose schools and,
after consolidation, with Illini Central schools.
He was born July 9, 1920, in rural
Logan County to Charles and Bertha Puls Maaks. He married Ethel
Jeanette Aper on June 15, 1940. She survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Gary
Eugene (and Shirley) Maaks of Highbridge, N.J., and Paul Roger (and
Michele) Maaks of San Jose; three grandchildren; and one brother, Marion (and Mildred) Maaks of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by one sister,
Myrtle Sheley; two daughters, Marilyn Esther Maaks and Gloria Eileen
Imig; and one son, M. Glenn Maaks.
He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran
Church, Lutheran Laymen's League, San Jose Lions Club and the
Tri-County Twirlers. He served on the village board and school board
in San Jose.
may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
Beverly J. Bitner, 73, of Mason City
died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 1:45 a.m. at her home.
Visitation was Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.
Her funeral was Friday morning
at the First Christian Church of Mason City, with the Rev. Dustin
Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.
Mrs. Bitner was a bus driver for the
Mason City schools (now the Illini Central School District) for 40
She was born May 9, 1930, in Kansas
City, Mo., to Vernon and Mabel Fritz. She married Carl Bitner on May
29, 1948, in Havana. He died April 27, 1987.
Survivors are one son, Van (and Debby)
Bitner of Mason City, and two grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one
son, Jerry Bitner.
She was a member of the Mason City
First Christian Church and the Legion Auxiliary.
contributions may be made to the church.
Gayland Green, 85, of Mount Pulaski
died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at 1:41 a.m. at his home.
Visitation was on Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.
His funeral was Friday morning at the First Christian Church of Mount Pulaski, with John
Burial is in Mount Pulaski
Mr. Green was a retired farmer.
He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Watson to
Samuel Maple and Leona Elizabeth Crosier Green. He married Emagene
Veech in Bowling Green, Mo., on Aug. 14, 1940.
Survivors are his wife, of Mount
Pulaski; two daughters, Brenda (and Ted) Carthel of Denton, Texas,
and Jacqueline (and Bob) Kapper of Illiopolis; eight grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Kilhoffer of
Cowden, Marilyn Janusweski of Springfield and Wanda Etherton of
Buffalo; and a son-in-law, Don Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski.
He was preceded in death by one
daughter, Sharon Kay Maxheimer, and three sisters.
He was a member of Mount Pulaski
Christian Church and the Illinois State Fiddlers Association.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at Mount Pulaski
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A memorial service for Dr. Robert
Jones, a former Lincoln Community High School superintendent, will
be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Burial, with military rites, will be in
Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
The family will meet with friends and
relatives at the Knights of Columbus, 217 N. Limit St. in Lincoln,
immediately following the burial.
Dr. Jones, of Litchfield and North Fort
Meyers, Fla., died Jan. 15, 2004, at H. Lee Moffett Cancer Center in
Tampa, Fla. His body was cremated.
He was born June 13, 1930, in Chicago
to Albert and Ida Schimpf Jones. He married Charlotte Williams on
Aug. 10, 1952, in Litchfield.
Survivors are his wife, of Litchfield;
four sons, Robert (and Nancy) Jones of Wilmington, N.C., Richard
(and Bonita) Jones of Winnetka, James Jones of St. Louis, Mo., and
Jeffrey (and Regina) Jones of Webster Grove, Mo.; and seven
He was preceded in death by his
He was superintendent at LCHS from 1966
to 1985 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a life member of American Legion
Post 263 of Lincoln and a member of the Moose Lodge of Litchfield,
Elks Lodge of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Lincoln Lodge 210.
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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