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
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,
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
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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
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.
His funeral was Tuesday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. David
Pepperell officiating. Visitation was on Monday at the funeral home.
Burial is in Pleasant
Valley Cemetery, Middletown.
Mr. Wahlsmith was a bricklayer.
He was born Aug. 30, 1984, in
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
Memorials may be made to the Justin "Bosco" Wahlsmith Memorial Fund.
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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.
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,
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
She had been a nursing home resident
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
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Florence M. Wolf, 91, of Lincoln died
Saturday (March 13, 2004) at 10:15 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre
Visitation was on
Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral was Tuesday morning
at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan
Burial is in Zion Cemetery,
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
She was an avid Cubs fan and was very
involved in her hobby of quilting.
may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church or
Beason Fire Department.