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Rosa Koehler

Rosa Lucille Koehler, 88, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday (March 14, 2004) at 7:45 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Bill Shanle will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Mrs. Koehler had been an employee of Myrick Brothers Hatchery, Illiopolis Ammunition Plant and Minnesota Tool Co.

She was born Dec. 1, 1915, in Macon County to John W. and Eva Creekmur Boneham. She married Orville Koehler in Springfield on Dec. 1, 1934. He died Nov. 8, 1990.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Aubert, and one brother, Frank Boneham. She was the last of her immediate family.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was of the Christian faith.

Mrs. Koehler enjoyed golfing, square dancing and needlework.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Ambulance.

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Florence Wolf

Florence M. Wolf, 91, of Lincoln died Saturday (March 13, 2004) at 10:15 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Wolf was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Lincoln to John H. and Louis Wietelmann Donath. She married Fred H. Wolf on Jan. 22, 1934, in Lincoln. He died Dec. 23, 1981.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeanette (and her husband, the Rev. John) Johnson of DuQuoin; one son, Al (and Milinda) Wolf of Beason; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Donath and Donald Donath, both of Lincoln; and two sisters, Josephine Donath of Tallahassee, Fla., and Stella Pevsner of Chicago.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Donath, and a grandson, Jeff Wolf.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln and active in the Ladies Aid and other church activities.

She was an avid Cubs fan and was very involved in her hobby of quilting.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church or Beason Fire Department.

 

Erie 'Joy' Fox

Erie G. “Joy” Fox, 89, of Lincoln died Monday (March 15, 2004), at 1 p.m. at the Christian Village.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. 

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating.

Mrs. Fox was a homemaker and had previously worked at the Dixie Dress Shop and Lincoln Laboratories in the Decatur area.

She was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Lee County, Ky., to James Davey and Loura Baker Belcher. She married Leonard William Fox on May 25, 1935, in Bearsdale. He died Oct. 23, 2000.

She is survived by one son, Gary L. Fox of Rockford; one daughter, Karen (and Michael) Booher of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Kathleen Fox of Chicago, Teresa Booher of Peoria, Jefferey (and Sharron) Fox of Kirkwood, Mo., and David Booher of Indianapolis, Ind.; two great-granddaughters, Taylor Booher of Indianapolis, Ind., and Blayne Fox of Kirkwood, Mo.; two sisters, Shirley Collacott of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and Edith Kyle of North Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She had been an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing, playing cards and family gatherings.

In 1988 she and her husband moved to the Friendship Manor in Lincoln. She enjoyed playing dice with her dear friend Aileen Barger. She also enjoyed crocheting macrame and crafts. It was said that she “baked the best coconut cream pie in the world.”

She had been a nursing home resident since 2000.

She was married to the love of her life for 65 years. She was loved dearly by her family and will be remembered for her gentle, loving spirit.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village.

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Bruce Simpson

Bruce E. Simpson, 69, of Lincoln died Sunday (March 14, 2004) at 5:32 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Oscar Owens officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Simpson retired from Laborer's Union 703 in 2000, following 30 years of service.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was born Jan. 27, 1935, in Forest City to Aubrey and Zeltha Vogel Simpson.

He is survived by his companion of 45 years, Mildred McCabe of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one stepsister.

He was a member of American Legion Post 263.

Memorials may be made to Lou Gehrig's disease foundation.

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Justin 'Bosco' Wahlsmith

Justin E. "Bosco" Wahlsmith, 19, of Middletown died March 7, 2004, at 9:08 p.m. at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. David Pepperell officiating.

Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Wahlsmith was a bricklayer.

He was born Aug. 30, 1984, in Bloomington.

He survived by his parents, Joseph Walker and Angela Wahlsmith of Middletown; two brothers, Joseph Walker of Tavares, Fla., and Allen Wahlsmith of Middletown; his maternal grandparents, Earl and Deany Baker of Middletown; his paternal grandmother, Kathryn McGrath of Bloomington; and maternal great-grandparents Mabel and Bill Quast of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Chastity; one brother, Joshua Walker; and his paternal grandfather, Melvin Walker.

He loved fishing, camping and the outdoors.

Memorials may be made to the Justin "Bosco" Wahlsmith Memorial Fund.

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