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Henry 'Junior' Rademaker      Send a link to a friend

Archived July 11, 2005

EMDEN -- Henry J. "Junior" Rademaker, 79, of Emden died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 9:20 p.m. at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David L. Hofer officiating.

Visitation will be at the church from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rademaker was a lifelong farmer at Hartsburg.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born May 21, 1926, at Hartsburg to Henry Martin and Emma Bree Rademaker. He married Leona Mae Tomasini on Feb. 15, 1958, at St. John United Church in Lincoln. She died Nov. 5, 2004. They were married for 46 years.

He is survived by one daughter, JoAnne (and Dave) Neathery of Springfield; one son, Greg (and Gayal) Rademaker of Emden; one grandson, Greyson Rademaker of Emden; and one sister, Ruby (and Orville) Harmsen of Emden.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Marion Lucas.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 506.

He graduated from Hartsburg High School in 1944.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or Emden Fire and Rescue Squad.

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Robert Ogg          Send a link to a friend

Archived July 11, 2005

WAYNESVILLE -- Robert M. Ogg, 81, of Waynesville died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 4:20 p.m. at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, with Dan Sherstad officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by American Legion Post 1189.

Mr. Ogg was a union carpenter. He retired from Clinton Power Station in 1986.

He served with the U.S. Army in Guam and the Philippines during World War II.

He was born Dec. 4, 1923, at Atlanta to Tivis and Catherine Baker Ogg. He married Maxine Ryan on Oct. 28, 1950, in Decatur.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Wanda (and Jerry) Lowery of Waynesville, four grandchildren, Erin Ogg of Clinton, Erica (and Kenneth) Benoit of McLean, Justine Lowery of Waynesville and Jade Lowery of Waynesville; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Bowan Benoit of McLean.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mannie Ogg.

He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 63 of Bloomington, Waynesville American Legion Post 1189 and the Silver Heel Club of Staunton.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Darrell Lessen

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Archived July 11, 2005

LINCOLN -- A memorial service for Darrell F. Lessen will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

Mr. Lessen, 75, of Lincoln died July 3, 2005, at 9:18 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. His body was cremated.

He retired from Albert Services as an electrician in 2002 and formerly owned Lessen Trucking with his brother.

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

He was born Sept. 18, 1929, at Hartsburg to Arend "Arnie" and Lena Luken Lessen. He married Verna M. Menssen at Hartsburg on June 17, 1956.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two brothers, Donald (and Gayle) Lessen of Beason and Gene (and Marianne) Lessen of Lincoln; and several nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

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

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, a member of American Legion Post 263 for 19 years, a member of Lincoln Elks Lodge for 38 years and a member of Logan County Farm Bureau.

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