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Wendell Klockenga Sr.     Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 22, 2004

LINCOLN -- Wendell Klockenga Sr., 85, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at 2:45 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Christian Church. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with Tom Gerdts officiating.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Klockenga retired from the service department at Row Motors after 30 years as a mechanic.

He was born July 7, 1919, at Atlanta to George and Nancy Rademaker Klockenga. He married Hope Sloan on Feb. 17, 1945, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Bud (and Bonnie) Klockenga of Dix and Don (and Janis) Klockenga of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln Christian College scholarship or the Christian Village.

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Grace Miller       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 22, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Grace M. Miller, 76, of Mount Pulaski, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Greg Wooten officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the service time at the funeral home.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Aug. 27, 1928, at Flag Pond, Tenn., to Andrew and Nita Allen Shelton. She married Eugene R. Miller on July 3, 1947, in Lincoln. He died April 1, 2002.

She is survived by one son, Stanley G. Miller of Canton; two daughters, Joan (and Donny) Neal of Lincoln and Joyce (and Dwight) Smothers of Lincoln; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

She was a member of the Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Pulaski Paramedic Association.

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James Schleder       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 22, 2004

LINCOLN -- James R. Schleder, 61, of Lincoln, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at 7:45 p.m. at University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago Medical Center, in Chicago.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nicholas Showalter officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Union Cemetery.

Mr. Schleder retired in 2002 from Lincoln Developmental Center, where he was a maintenance equipment operator.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was born March 29, 1943, in Lincoln to Marion and Lorraine Groth Schleder. He married Vickie Boyer on Aug. 26, 1990, in St. Louis, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Rodney (and Missy) Schleder of Lincoln and Brett (and Suzanne) Schleder of Minneapolis, Minn.; two stepsons, Jason (and Carey) Boyer of Lincoln and Joshua Boyer of Lincoln; one stepdaughter, Kristin (and Brian) Liechty of Green Valley; one grandson, Zachary Schleder; one stepgrandson, Kyle Liechty; four stepgranddaughters, Samantha, Jacqueline, Alycia and Alexandrea Boyer; two brothers, Delmar (and Joyce) Schleder of Chenoa and William (and Helen) Schleder of Maroa; and two sisters, Geneva (and James) Howard of Springfield and Janet (and Gene) Semple of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant grandson, Bryson Boyer.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a member of American Legion Post 263, 40 et 8 and Teamsters Local 916.

Memorials may be made to the children's section at Lincoln Public Library or to Ronald McDonald House.

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