Herschel Hahn, 85, of Mount Pulaski
died Thursday (June 17, 2004) at 10 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, and
his funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Bill Shanle and the Rev.
Carol Andricks will officiate for the service at the funeral home
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski
Mr. Hahn was a truck driver for Curtis
Oil Company before he retired.
He was born July 21, 1918, in Mount
Pulaski to Boyd and Clara Deavers Hahn. He married Mary A. Gulso on
Aug. 30, 1942, in Lincoln. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by three daughters,
Sharon Ransdell of Witt, Diane (and Dennis) Blaum of Mount Pulaski,
Melody (and Ed) Williams of Mount Pulaski; two sons, Roy Hahn of
Mount Pulaski and Larry (and Vicki) Hahn of Mount Pulaski; nine
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Boyd (and Flossie) Hahn Jr.
of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; and three sisters, Leota (and Hatcil) Lamar
of Mount Pulaski, Doris (and Robert) Faith of Lincoln and Lois (and
Gene) Byrne of Chestnut.
He was also preceded in death by one
brother, Harry Hahn; one sister, Helen Teichman; one grandson; and
He was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Mount Pulaski.
He was on the 1936 Mount Pulaski
basketball team that placed fourth in the state tournament.
He enjoyed basketball, baseball and his
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Dorothy Mae Harris, 95, of Lincoln died
Friday (June 18, 2004) at 5:40 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing
A private graveside funeral will be at
New Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Harris was a homemaker for her
She was born Jan. 21, 1909, in Lincoln
to Claude and Eula Lindsay Russell. She married Dean Harris, and he
preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Ann
Harris of Lincoln, and one grandson, Steven Pfeffer of Scottsdale,
She was also preceded in death by one
She was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Lincoln, the Monday Club, Friday Book Club and
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Memorials made be made to a charity of
the donor's choice.
Retired Lt. Col. Frederic C. Thompson,
85, uncle of Tara Sennett of Lincoln, died Tuesday (June 15, 2004)
at 6:28 a.m. at his home in Clinton.
Visitation and Masonic rites were on Friday at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton.
His funeral was Saturday morning
at First Christian Church in Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.
Burial, with military rites, was in
Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton.
He served in the U.S. Army during World
War II and continued to make it his career. After serving in many
countries, he retired in 1969.
He was born July 21, 1918, in Clinton
to Leroy and Nellie Woodward Thompson. He married Shirley R. Green
on July 13, 1941, in Clinton. She died May 4, 1983. He married Mary
A. Hoyt in 1984, with ceremonies in East Point, Ga., on Feb. 16, in
Hawaii and on June 2 in Clinton.
He is survived by his wife, Mary
Hoyt-Thompson; four children, Walter (and Kathy) Thompson of Cary,
N.C., Fred (and Ruth) Thompson Jr. of Dalton, Ga., Mark (and Jeanne)
Thompson of Adairsville, Ga., and Sheila (and Carney) Holland of
Stockbridge, Ga.; one stepson, Tim (and Kim) Hoyt of Clinton; 16
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Freda Scales
of San Antonio, Texas.
He was also preceded in death by one
son, Stephen; one stepson, Jim Hoyt; three brothers; and one sister.
He was a member of the First Christian
Church in Clinton, DeWitt Masonic Lodge 84 A.F. & A.M., American
Legion, Clinton Elks Lodge, Clinton Eagles Lodge, Clinton Country
Club, the National Rifle Association and a lifetime member of the
Retired Officers Association.
When he was assigned overseas and the
family could not go with him, his first wife and children lived in
Clinton. The family did go with him to Germany in 1956, and his
daughter, Sheila, was born there. Later they all lived in Taiwan.
In 1988 he sold his home in Georgia,
moved back to Clinton and renewed his friendships in the area. He
and Ernest Thorp worked with Dave Herzog in designing the Veterans
Memorial at Weldon Springs State Park.
He loved traveling in his motor home,
playing golf, camping, and winters in Florida and Texas.
He was a graduate of the University of
may be made to the DeWitt County Cancer Fund.