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Archived Nov. 27, 2004
LINCOLN -- Marie Becker, 79,
of Lincoln, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at 9:52 a.m. at St.
Visitation will be from 9 to
11 a.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
with a prayer service at 9 a.m.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee
Burial will be in Holy Cross
Mrs. Becker had been a
secretary for Lansing News Agency in Lansing.
She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in
Dedham, Iowa, to Joseph and Elizabeth Rahm Bueltel. She
married William Becker on May 6, 1950, in Chicago. He died
Feb. 26, 2002.
She is survived by one
daughter, Judy Alberts of Lincoln; one son, William (and Dawn)
Becker of Sullivan; four grandsons, Timothy Alberts of
Lexington Park, Md., Allen Becker of Champaign, and Nathan and
Ryan Becker of Sullivan; one granddaughter, Melissa Alberts of
Saffern, N.Y.; one brother, Tony (and Norma) Bueltel of Omaha,
Neb.; and two sisters, Loretta (and Jo) Hebrank of Largo,
Fla., and Josephine Tilton, Sacramento, Calif.
She was also preceded in death
by one brother and two sisters.
She was a member of Holy
Family Church and the Columbian Ladies.
She had been a leader for Cub
Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Memorials may be made to the
American Arthritis Foundation.
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Rev. Laurie Tockey
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Archived Nov. 26, 2004
LINCOLN -- The Rev. Laurie
Alan Tockey, 50, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at
11:40 a.m. of injuries sustained in an auto accident at
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John United
Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.
Visitation will be at the church, 204 Seventh St., from 2 to 4
p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service on Monday.
Burial will be at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
The Rev. Tockey was chaplain at Lincoln Correctional Center
for 20 years. He was formerly a chaplain at Centralia
He was born Oct. 29, 1954, in Englewood, Calif., to Tag and
Leona Seibert Tockey. He married Suzanne Schippel on Dec. 20,
1986, in Centralia.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Malachi
and Silas, both at home; his mother, Leona Tockey of Freemont,
Calif.; one brother, Bryan Tockey of San Jose, Calif.; one
sister, Ms. Leslie Tockey of Freemont, Calif.; six nephews;
five nieces; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers,
Tom and Brad.
He was a member of St. John United Church.
He attended Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., and
graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. He
received his master's degree from Chicago Theological
He was past president of the Illinois Chaplains Association
and was head of the United Church of Christ Prison Ministry
Memorials may be made to the Mom and Me Camp of Lincoln
Correctional Center or to St. John United Church.
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