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