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Marshall Robison

Marshall L. Robison, 80, of Mason City died Sunday (Feb. 29, 2004) at 9:24 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and his funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. The ministers officiating at the service will be William Boyce and Robert Paddack.

Graveside military rites will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Robison was a salvage machinist for Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria for 38 years before he retired. He was also a handyman around Mason City.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born July 15, 1923, in Petersburg to Ed and Emma Hines Robison. He married Marian List on May 18, 1946, in Mason City.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Richard (and Karen) Robison of Greenville, John (and Cindy) Robison of Orlando, Fla., Robert Robison of Pawnee and William (and Laura) Robison of Bourbonnais; two daughters, Marsha (and Pete) Bowers of Mason City and Patricia (and DeWayne) Pace of Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geraldine Sinclair of Mason City and Evelyn Samonski of Lady Lake, Wis.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Mason City, American Legion Post 496, Optimist Club, Over 55 Club and the Pekin Moose Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or the Optimist Club.

Elmer Eeten

Elmer Charles Eeten, 82, of Lincoln died Monday (March 1, 2004) at 4:10 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

His funeral was Wednesday morning at St. John Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Russell officiating. Visitation preceded the service. 

Burial, with military rites, was in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln handled arrangements.

Mr. Eeten was a farmhand and worked at Cutler Hammer.

He was a veteran of World War II

He was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Emden to Folkert and Ella Alberts Eeten. He married Anna Lolling on June 16, 1950. They were divorced.

He is survived by three sons, Larry Eeten of Peoria, Gary Eeten of Hartsburg and Dale (and Erin) Eeten of Hartsburg; one daughter, Lori (and Craig) Lessen; six grandchildren; one brother, George Eeten of Springfield; and one sister, Mabel Marten of Emden.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Groth, and an infant brother.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hartsburg.

Memorials may be made to the Eeten family to cover funeral expenses.

Nelva Schroeder

Nelva J. Schroeder, 97, of Lincoln died Sunday (Feb. 29, 2004) at 3:30 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Schroeder was a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 26, 1906, to Herman and Mary Hahn Dierker. She married Walter John Schroeder on April 2, 1925, in Lincoln. He died in September 1983.

Survivors are two sons, Wilferd Schroeder of Midlothian, Va., and Loren “Dale” (and Barbara) Schroeder of Katy, Texas; two daughters, Marilyn (and Charles) Hickman of Elgin and Dorothy (and Rocco) Giordano of Roseville, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by seven brothers and six sisters.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Guild of the church, a life member of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Logan County Farm Bureau.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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