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Gordon Suedmeier          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 22, 2005

HARTSBURG -- Gordon R. Suedmeier, 69, of Hartsburg, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 1:25 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Hofer officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Mr. Suedmeier was a sales representative for MasterGuard Fire Safety Corp. and an independent truck driver.

He was born Jan. 1, 1936, at Chestnut to Herbert and Florence McDonald Suedmeier. He married Mariann Hieronymus on Aug. 16, 1958, at Hartsburg. She survives.

Other survivors are one son, Daniel W. (and Brenda) Hieronymus of San Jose, and three grandchildren, Chris, Amber and Adam Hieronymus.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and an avid Cardinal fan.

Memorials may be made to his church.

Cleada Stoltzenburg          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 22, 2005

LINCOLN -- Cleada Augusta Stoltzenburg, 87, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 3:30 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with Pastor Blair Kasfeldt officiating.

Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Miss Stoltzenburg was a seamstress at Lincoln Garment Factory for 47 years. She retired March 1, 1983.

She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Lincoln to William and Sophia Lohrenz Stoltzenburg.

She is survived by one sister, Hilma Theobald of Lincoln; two nephews; one niece; and a number of great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Three brothers, three sisters and two nieces preceded her in death.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and International Ladies Garment Workers Local 382, where she served as secretary-treasurer for 20 years.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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Roberta Bergman          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 22, 2005

MASON CITY -- Roberta Anne "Bobby Anne" Bergman, 67, of Mason City, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at 8:37 p.m. at St. John's Hospital North in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Mason City, with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Bergman retired in 2000 after working as a teller at the Mason City National Bank for over 20 years.

She was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Mason City to Robert O. and Frances Cave Ellmore. She married James Bergman in February 1957.

She is survived by her husband, of Mason City; her father, of Mason City; three sons, Greg (and Sue) Bergman of London, United Kingdom, Gary R. (and Deborah) Bergman of Charlotte, N.C., and Todd A. (and Terry) Bergman of St. Louis; two granddaughters; and four grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mason City.

She was an avid quilter.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to Mason City Library.

Eleanor Smith          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 21, 2005

LINCOLN -- Eleanor Anne Smith, 77, of Starkville, Miss., died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus, Miss.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to John Quincy and Dora Ashby Adams. She married Dean Dwane Smith on July 27, 1952, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He died Nov. 30, 1994.

She is survived by two daughters, Alice Elaine (and Charles "Bo") Morris of Lincoln, Ill., and Judith Diane (and Keith) Bean of Denton, Texas; three sons, David Dean (and Paula) Smith of Lincoln, Ill., Paul Mark Smith (and Barbara Blaylock) of Acworth, Ga., and Daniel John Smith of Starkville, Miss.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Joan (and Don) Lindhorst of Gering, Neb., Lois (and Cecil) Hinman of Lincoln, Neb., Kay (and Gary) Dobbins of Woodlands, Texas, and Ilene (and Richard) McNatt of Marietta, Ga.; and two brothers, Ashby Adams of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Foster Adams of Cocona, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Janet Adams; and one granddaughter, Christy Morris.

She was a member of Aberdeen Christian Church in Aberdeen, Miss.

She graduated from Minnesota Bible College and Butler School of Religion in Indianapolis, Ind.

Memorials may be made to MidSouth Christian College in Memphis, Tenn.

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Jimmie Dickerson

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Archived April 23, 2005

BLOOMINGTON -- Jimmie "Jim" O. Dickerson, 75, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Bloomington and Springfield, died Feb. 19, 2005, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla.

A military graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton. The Rev. James O. Cravens will officiate.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dickerson retired from State Farm Insurance as a claims supervisor after 33 years. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1997.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was born April 5, 1929, in Springfield to Harrison O. and Anne E. Snape Dickerson. He was united in marriage to Mary M. Bowers on Nov. 10, 1950, at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul.

He is survived by his wife, of Winter Haven, Fla.; one son, Mark (and Penny) Dickerson of Herscher; one daughter, Susie (and Bill) Albert of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Jay (and Hillary) Dickerson of Rewey, Wis., and Jody Dickerson of Bloomington; and two great-grandchildren, Lillian and Maya Dickerson.

He was a member of the Polk County, Fla., Trap Shooting Club.

He graduated from Ball Township High School in Chatham and Western Illinois University in Macomb.

He loved his family, golfing and trap shooting.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association.

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