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Irene Strunk     Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 28, 2004

LINCOLN -- Irene Gladys Reece Strunk, 72, of Linn Creek, Mo., formerly of Lincoln, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at 2:03 p.m. at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach, Mo.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating.

There is no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mrs. Strunk was a cook at local nursing homes before she retired.

She was born Feb. 16, 1932, to Frank and Bobbie Carrie Street Kinton. She married Jim Strunk on Nov. 20, 2000, in Lincoln, and he died Nov. 11, 2001.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol (and Bill) Troxel of Linn Creek, Mo.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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Hazel Bastin     Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 28, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Hazel J. Bastin, 90, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at 9:30 p.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Bill Shanle officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mrs. Bastin was a homemaker.

She was born April 8, 1914, at Pittwood to Albert and Cynthia Beck Wilham. She married Earl Bastin in Tennessee on Dec. 24, 1937. He died July 1, 1986.

She is survived by one son, Davy (and Jacquie) Creager of Mount Pulaski; six grandchildren, Vicki Bastin of Mount Pulaski, Dana (and Beth) Turner of St. Louis, Mo., Rhonda Turner of Springfield, Jess (and Joni) Turner of Waynesville, Paula Creager of Springfield and Caryn Martin of Athens; three great-grandchildren; Jamie (and Dale) Ballenger of Clinton; J.D. Turner of St. Louis, Mo., and Deidre Turner of St. Louis, Mo.; two great-great-grandchildren, Josie and Ashton Ballenger of Clinton; and one sister, Delores Scott of Riverton.

She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Shirley Turner, Jeanette Creager and Diane Creager; one great-grandson, Justin Turner; six brothers; and six sisters.

She was a member of the Copeland Christian Church of Mount Pulaski and the VFW Post 777 Ladies Auxiliary.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Ambulance.

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Gerald Felton     Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 28, 2004

LINCOLN -- Gerald L. "Jerry" Felton, 65, of Lincoln died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at 7:28 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mr. Felton retired as manager of Steak n Shake in Lincoln and was currently working as a cashier for Thornton's.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Marienville, Pa., to Harvey and Violet Altman Felton. He married Cheri Hoelscher on May 10, 1994, in Lincoln

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Clifford (and Sandy) Felton of Livingston, Donnie (and Bonnie) Felton of Colfax and Jerry (and Tammy) Felton of Edinburg; one daughter, Patricia (and Jeff) Sandhaus of Chatham; one stepson, Chris (and Michelle) Morrow of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Clinton Felton of Lincoln; and one sister, Rita Grubb of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons and one brother.

He was a member of the VFW in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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Betty Hopkins     Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 28, 2004

McLEAN -- Betty Louise Burcham Hopkins, 82, of McLean, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at 3:42 p.m. at Manorcare Health Services, Normal.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McLean Christian Church.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Tony Billingsley and Robert Twist officiating.

Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery, with a committal service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta is handling arrangements.

She was born Jan. 18, 1922, at Lake City to Joe and Edith Van Sickle Burcham. She married Raymon Hopkins. He died in 1983.

Mrs. Hopkins is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Ron Fitchhorn of McLean; two grandsons, Mike (and Gloria) Fitchhorn of McLean and Randy Fitchhorn of Sunrise, Fla.; four grandchildren, Renda, Shawna, Amanda and Victor Fitchhorn; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Henry Burcham of Sullivan, Jack Burcham of Decatur and Fred Burcham of Lewiston, Idaho.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

She was a member of McLean Christian Church.

Her time of suffering had ended and she rests in peace with her Savior.

Memorials may be made to her church or to the Alzheimer's Association.


Elsie Nichols     Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 28, 2004

SAN JOSE -- Elsie Nichols, 81, of Delavan died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at 4:35 a.m. at Hopedale Medical Complex.

Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at San Jose Christian Church, with the Rev. Allen Payne officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial is in Green Valley Cemetery.

Hurley Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mrs. Nichols was a homemaker for many years while her husband farmed. Later she worked as a cook for several restaurants and as a caregiver for the elderly.

She was born Dec. 17, 1922, at Green Valley to William and Gertrude Swanson Gardner. She married Carroll E. “Mike” Nichols on Oct. 28, 1945, in Green Valley. He died Aug. 12, 1974.

She is survived by one son, Robert G. (and wife Janet S.) Nichols of San Jose; one daughter, Bonnie M. (and husband Dwayne) Bearce of San Jose; and six grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lois Mary Nichols, and three brothers.

She was a member of San Jose Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.


Victor Dringenberg     Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 28, 2004

LATHAM -- Victor Dringenberg, 71, of Latham died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at 12:04 a.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Dringenberg was employed by Caterpillar in Spring Bay as a special mechanic. He retired in 1985.

He was born Oct. 7, 1932, at Colfax to Ameil and Lena Dringenberg. He married Joyce Hendricks on Aug. 30, 1958, in Bloomington.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Victor L. (and Sandra) Dringenberg Jr. of Latham; two daughters, Tammy (and Victor) Williams of Mason City and Cindy (and Joe) Brownfield of Pekin; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Emma Harpter of East Peoria.

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

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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