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Archived Aug. 8, 2005
McLEAN -- Mike Semprini, 85, of McLean died Sunday, Aug.
7, 2005, at 10:20 a.m. at Manorcare Health Services, Normal.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the
McLean Christian Church, with Tony Billingsley officiating.
Interment of cremains will be in McLean Cemetery, with
military rites conducted by McLean American Legion
Burger-Benedict Post 573.
There will be no visitation.
Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, handled arrangements.
Mr. Semprini was a store manager for Goldblatts
Department Store in Chicago. He retired after 35 years with
He served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.
He was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Chicago to John and
Conchita Semprini. He married Marjorie J. Kindred on Aug.
12, 1946, in Atlanta. She died April 8, 2005.
He is survived by one son, Michael Semprini of Gold
Canyon, Ariz.; one daughter, Mary Ellen Nowling of Milton,
Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one
brother, Jess Testa of Chicago.
Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Elks Club, McLean American Legion
and the VFW.
Memorials may be made to the McLean Rescue Squad.
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Archived Aug. 5, 2005
MOUNT PULASKI -- Helen Rose Hinds, 91, of Mount Pulaski,
formerly of Elkhart and Latham, died Wednesday, Aug. 3,
2005, at 9:45 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10,
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.
Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the
funeral home, with Roger James officiating.
Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.
Mrs. Hinds was a homemaker and, with her husband, owned
and operated the Elkhart and Mount Pulaski school buses for
She was born May 26, 1914, at Kenney to Frank and Alta
Grimes Abbott. She married Ralph "Pete" Hinds in Covington,
Ind., on Sept. 3, 1932. He died Oct. 31, 1997.
She is survived by three sons, Larry R. (and Bridgit)
Hinds of Nokomis, Richard A. (and Joyce) Hinds of
Springfield, Stephen M. (and Rosanna) Hinds of King City,
Calif.; two daughters, Dolores Hinds of Weslaco, Texas, and
Cynthia Sue Kindell of Las Vegas, Nev.; 17 grandchildren; 25
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Donnie Hinds
and Jeffrey Hinds, and one daughter, Barbara Ann Hinds
She was of the Methodist faith.
Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center.
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