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Benjamin Nelson       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 7, 2004

Benjamin Franklin Nelson, 70, of Middletown died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at 8:50 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry, with Alan Dean officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Nelson was retired.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Logan County to Charles and Sarah Creason Nelson. He married Diane Bertalot, and they were later divorced.

He is survived by two sons, Benjamin Franklin Nelson Jr. (and wife Kathy) of Middletown and Stephen Nelson of Middletown; two daughters, Frankie Lynn Skelton (and husband Terry) of Middletown and Diana Nelson of Middletown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Chuck Nelson and Wayne Nelson of Springfield and Gene Nelson of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Nelson.

He was of the Presbyterian faith and was a member of the Middletown American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses.


Clara Fuesting       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 7, 2004

LINCOLN -- Clara M. Fuesting, 87, of Lincoln died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at 8:57 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, with Father Tony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Fuesting was a homemaker for her family. She also supported her husband with Auto Electric Service in Lincoln, established in August of 1939.

She was born Sept. 21, 1916, in Teutopolis to John and Philamena Kitten Esker. She married Louis B. Fuesting on Nov. 28, 1935, in Teutopolis. He died Feb. 28, 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane (and William L.) Welch of Decatur and Doris (and Mohamad) Moazed of Danville, Calif.; two grandchildren, Kimberly (and Steven) Ricchio of Bloomingdale and Kristin (and Joseph) Moll of Springfield; four great-granddaughters, Ashleigh and Alexandra Ricchio of Bloomingdale and Danielle and Megan Moll of Springfield; and one sister, Ethel Hardiek of Robinson.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Fuesting, and three brothers, Albert Lau, Ed Lau and John Esker.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Holy Family Society, Altar and Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella, Lincoln Emblem Club and Lincoln Woman's Club.

Memorials made by made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

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Harold Mangold       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 7, 2004

MASON CITY -- Harold William Mangold, 93, of Mason City died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mason City United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Steven King and the Rev. Richard Chrisman officiating.

Hurley Funeral Home of Mason City handled arrangements.

Mr. Mangold was a farmer, raising cattle and hogs. He also designed, built and owned the Pine Crest Golf Club on his family farm.

He was born Nov. 5, 1911, in rural Mason City to Charles L. and Lucile E. Mathony Mangold. He married Mary K. Dodson at the First Methodist Church of Mason City on June 1, 1941.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Harold William "Bill" Mangold II of Mason City; two daughters, Carol M. (and Dr. Leland M.) Roth of Eugene, Ore., and Kris M. Boudreau of Mason City; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mason City, where he participated in the chancel choir. As a Rotarian for over 45 years, he was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Central Illinois Golf Course Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Methodist Church of Mason City, Mason City Area Nursing Home or Mason City Library.

Harold William Mangold, beloved husband, father and grandfather, age 92, fell asleep in the arms of the Lord at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at home.

He was born on the family farm southeast of Mason City on Nov. 5, 1911, to Lucile Etta (Mathony) and Charles Lewis Mangold. He was welcomed by two sisters, Ruth Ellen and Imogene Christine (Stultz). Two years later his parents purchased a farm west of Mason City, which they called Pinecrest.

Harold Wm attended the Mason City schools and then majored in agriculture at the University of Illinois before being called home to operate the farm during his fatherís illness.

On June 1, 1941, he married Mary Kathryn Dodson, daughter of Maria Elizabeth (Mundell) and Carl A. "Pop" Dodson, owners of Dodsonís Drug Store in Mason City.

After farming and raising livestock for many years, H.W. built the Pine Crest Golf Club in 1964 on part of the family farm. He and Mary K. owned and operated the golf course for many happy years. He was a member of the Central Illinois Golf Course Association and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

He was a 45-year member and past president of the Mason City Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Mason County Farm Bureau and Masonic Lodge 4043.

He was a lifetime member of the Mason City United Methodist Church, where he played in the hand bell choir, sang in the chancel choir and was a board member, parsonage chairman and historian.

Survivors include his wife, Mary K.; their three children, Carol Lynn (Roth), Mary Kristine "Kris" (Boudreau) and Harold William "Bill" Mangold II; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He will be dearly missed.

Mr. Mangoldís visitation will be at the Mason City United Methodist Church from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. The memorial service at 6 p.m. will be conducted by the Rev. Steven King and the Rev. Richard Chrisman. Immediately following the service, a light supper will be served by the ladies of the church.

Memorials may be made to the Mason City United Methodist Church, Mason City Area Nursing Home and the Mason City Public Library.

-- Provided by the family

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