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Melvin Maaks

Melvin Charles Maaks, 83, of San Jose died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 2:45 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation was on Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

His funeral was Saturday morning at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, rural San Jose, with the Rev. J. Derek Riddle officiating.

Burial is in Allens Grove Cemetery.

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.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Robert Jones

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 Lincoln.

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 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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