Dixie G. Blaum, 87, of Lincoln died
Monday (May 3, 2004) at 5:10 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.
Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with
the Rev. Carroll Richards officiating. Visitation will be one hour
before the service.
Burial will be in Richmond Grove
Cemetery, rural New Holland.
Mrs. Blaum retired from Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital, where she worked as an occupational therapist.
She managed the New Salem Inn at Petersburg.
She was born Sept. 24, 1916, at
Horsecave, Ky., to William and Lucy Redford Long. She married
Gilbert G. Blaum in New Holland in 1934, and he died in 1965.
She is survived by one son, Dr. Gene
Blaum of Sherman; one daughter, Suzanne (and Myron) Aper of New
Holland; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one
brother, Harry (and Betty) Long of New Holland.
She was also preceded in death by four
brothers, two stepbrothers and two stepsisters.
She was a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church of New Holland.
may be made to St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.
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Dan Chere, 60, of Lincoln died
Sunday (May 2, 2004) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m.
Wednesday at Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tom Gerdts of
Lincoln Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at a later date
in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mr. Chere was a butcher for 40
years. He worked the past 30-plus years at Kroger and retired in
He served his country with
pride in the National Guard for several years.
He was born Jan. 25, 1944, in
Middletown to Norman and Margaret Scholties Chere. He married
Virginia Lee Hickey on May 22, 1971, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of
Lincoln; two daughters, Kimberly (and husband William) Frizzell of
Lincoln and Kelly (and husband Chris) Jones of Lincoln; four
grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kendall and Kensey Frizzell and Blake Jones,
all of Lincoln; and three sisters Norma Chere and Kaye Chere, both
of Lincoln, and Myra Chere of Lakeland, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; one brother, David Chere; and one son, Tracy Chere.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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Steven Allan Lanctot, 50, of Greenview
died Saturday (May 1, 2004) at 5:15 p.m. at his home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Christ Lutheran Church in Mason City, with the Rev. Robert
Burial will be in Camp Butler National
Mr. Lanctot had most recently worked as
a medical claims adjudicator for the state of Illinois Department of
Human Services. He had also worked for the American Red Cross as a
CPR and first-aid teacher and was a volunteer firefighter with the
Greenview Fire Department.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to
He was born July 26, 1955, in
Springfield to Donald Allan and Sue Jenkins Lanctot. He married
(Mary) Pat O'Brien on July 21, 1978, in Springfield. She survives.
Other survivors are his mother and
stepfather, Sue and Wayne Moyer of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two
sons, Nick (and Jessica) Lanctot of Cantrall and Ben Lanctot at
home; one daughter, Kelly Johnson of Panama City, Fla.; two
grandchildren, Savannah and Nate Johnson of Panama City, Fla.; one
brother, Jeff (and Vivian) Lanctot of Orlando, Fla.; and several
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father
and one brother, Keven.
He was a member of Christ Our Savior
Lutheran Church, in Panama City, Fla., the Elks Lodge in Pensacola,
Fla., and was an AMVETS lifetime member of Post 179.
He formerly coached youth baseball,
football and soccer.
In the Navy he was a medical deep sea
diver corpsman. In 1982 he was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Medal,
the highest honor in the military for heroism during peacetime. He
was chosen to drive in President Reagan's inaugural parade in 1981.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree
from the State University of New York and had started his master's
degree work at Florida State University in educational leadership
and executive management.
contributions may be made to Memorial Foundation for Lung Research
or St. John's Hospice.
James P. "Porky" Hainline, 40,
of Lincoln died Sunday (May 2, 2004) at 7:35 p.m. at St. Johnís
Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7
p.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Holland and Barry, with the Rev. Marshall Adams
Burial will be in Irish Grove
Mr. Hainline had been employed
as a cabinetmaker at Charles Wood in Bright City, Mo., and as a
mechanic for Heaton Garage in Pittsfield.
He was born March 11, 1964, in
Lincoln to Nelson W. and Chris Richardson Hainline.
He is survived by one daughter,
Jessica Lynn Hainline of Bowling Green, Mo.; his parents, of Bowling
Green, Mo.; one brother, Nelson (and Cheryl) Hainline Jr. of Bowling
Green, Mo.; one sister, Tina (and Ricky) Naugle of Lawndale; six
nephews; three nieces; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by
three sisters, Earlene Stark and Alberta and Roberta Hainline.
He was a member of Harvest Time
Assembly of God in Bowling Green, Mo.
He graduated from Poughkeepsie
High School in Poughkeepsie, Ark., and graduated from Quincy Tech
Mechanical School with high honors.
Memorials may be made to Harvest Time Ministry in Bowling Green, Mo.
Lois A. Douglas, 85, of Lawndale died
Sunday (May 2, 2004) at 11 a.m. at her home.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Lincoln. Brother John Shipman
will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Robert Henderson. Visitation
will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in
Lincoln and at the church one hour before the service on Wednesday.
Burial will be in Lawndale Cemetery.
Mrs. Douglas retired from International
Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1980.
She was born May 29, 1918, in Mason
County to Alonzo and Ola Henderson Furrer. She married Buddie T.
Douglas on May 3, 1941, in Bowling Green, Mo. He died March 10,
She is survived by one son, Richard W.
Douglas of Lawndale; three daughters, Judith (and Johnny) Farris of
Sparta, Gayle (and Allen) Webb of Springfield and Patty (and Danny)
Reef of Logansport, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one
daughter, Bonnie Glick; one brother, Cecil; one sister, Doris Lowe;
and one great-grandson.
She was a member of First Baptist
Church of Lincoln, Rebekah Lodge 131 of Lincoln and the Retirees
Club of Decatur.
may be made to Visiting Nurses Association of Central Illinois or to
First Baptist Church for American Baptist missions.
Harold E. Thomas, 91, of Lincoln,
formerly of Heyworth, died Saturday (May 1, 2004) at 9:15 a.m. at
St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.
Visitation was on
Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, followed
by a Masonic service. His funeral was
Tuesday morning, with the Rev. Brian L. Manigold and Hal Thomas officiating.
Burial is in Heyworth Cemetery.
Mr. Thomas owned and operated an
International Harvester implement dealership in Lincoln.
He was born Jan. 9, 1913, at Heyworth
to Floyd and Ruth Fulton Thomas. He married Nellie Livingood, and
they were later divorced.
He is survived by one grandson, Mark
(and Jennifer) Matheson of Rio Rancho, N.M.; two
great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Jane Matheson of Rio Rancho, N.M.;
and one brother, Vernon Thomas of Heyworth.
He was preceded in death by one son,
Larry, and one daughter, Carol.
He was a member of Heyworth United
Methodist Church, Gibson City Masonic Lodge 773 AF & AM, Valley of
Bloomington Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and Mohammed Shrine
Temple Ancient Arabic Order of Mystic Shrine of Peoria.
He loved harness racing and competed
may be made to Heyworth United Methodist Church or
Care of Illinois.
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Douglas H. Pokorski, 53, of
Springfield, formerly of Lincoln, died Friday (April 30, 2004) at
12:09 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation was on
Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. A
memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Father Thomas
Mr. Pokorski was a State
Journal-Register reporter for 20 years.
He was born Feb. 7, 1951, in Lincoln to
Robert and Jeanne Van Gerpan. He married Dianna Lehmann on Dec. 15,
1994, in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, of
Springfield; his mother, Jeanne Pokorski of Lincoln; three
stepdaughters, Toni (and Keith) Beattie of Sanford, N.C., Tina Raber
of Fort Myers, Fla., and Tami Powell of Bloomington; seven
grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Pokorski (and Bruce Goodman)
He was preceded in death by his father.
He won first-place national awards for
education reporting, four Benjamin Fine awards from the National
Association of School Principals, Education Press Association of
America Distinguished Achievement awards and three James S. Copley
Ring of Truth awards.
He was a 1969 graduate of Lincoln
Community High School.
may be made to the Pokorski Journalism Scholarship fund at the
University of Illinois at Springfield.
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