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Herschel Hahn

Herschel Hahn, 85, of Mount Pulaski died Thursday (June 17, 2004) at 10 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

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 Cemetery.

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 one great-granddaughter.

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 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Ambulance, Mount Pulaski Methodist Church or to the donor's choice.

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Dorothy Harris

Dorothy Mae Harris, 95, of Lincoln died Friday (June 18, 2004) at 5:40 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

A private graveside funeral will be at New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris was a homemaker for her family.

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, Ariz.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter.

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.


Frederic Thompson

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 Nebraska.

Memorials may be made to the DeWitt County Cancer Fund.

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