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Myrtle Follis          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Myrtle M. Follis, 95, of Lincoln died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at 6:15 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Burial will be at a later date in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mrs. Follis worked at Stetson China Factory, was a retired seamstress and retired from dietary work at Lincoln Developmental Center.

She was born May 26, 1910, in Menard County to John Franklin and Mella Sturgis Boyer. She married Robert C. Follis in Lincoln on Feb. 16, 1930. He died Jan. 14, 1986.

She is survived by one son, Duane Follis of Lincoln; one daughter, Roberta (and Dean) Lynn of Mason City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters and was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Alta Knollenberg

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LINCOLN -- Alta M. Knollenberg, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. at the Christian Village.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland, with the Rev. Charles Olander officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Knollenberg was a homemaker and former manager of the Joann Fabrics store in Lincoln.

She was born Jan. 8, 1924, at Phillipsburg, Ky., to Bruce and Lucy Wise Marcum. She married Walter H. Knollenberg on Feb. 26, 1944, and he died Dec. 29, 2001.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon (and Paul) Koester of Beason, Sandy (and Gregory) Mattingly of Godfrey and Sheila (and Robert) Runyen of Loami; one brother, Howard Marcum of Decatur, Texas; one sister, Irene (and Ray) Stear of Charleston; five grandchildren, Andy (and Heather) Bender of Springfield, Jenelle Koester of San Diego, Calif., Jeremy Koester of Lincoln; Chris Runyen of Loami and Alta Runyen of Loami; and two great-grandchildren, Graham Bender and Lydia Bender of Springfield.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Pete Marcum.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of New Holland and the Concordia Society of the church, New Holland Women's Club and Linpro Square Dance Club.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland or the Lincoln Christian Village Alzheimer Unit Resident Fund.

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Robert Steinfort          Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- Robert E. Steinfort, 87, of Mount Pulaski died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 10:45 p.m. at his home.

A private family service with military rites will be at a later date. The Rev. Mark Carnahan will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery, Elkhart.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski is handling arrangements.

Mr. Steinfort was a retired businessman.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was born Feb. 5, 1918, at Mondovi, Wis., to C.E. and Anna Syverson Steinfort. He married Rosemary Graham in Lincoln on Aug. 26, 1943.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; one son, Scott (and Kay) Steinfort of Lincoln; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

One sister, Clarine Jones, preceded him in death.

He was a registered professional engineer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Emergency Medical Services.

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William McCormick

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LINCOLN -- William L. McCormick, 86, of Lincoln, formerly of Emden, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 5:53 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Prior to the visitation, the rosary will be recited at 2:40 p.m.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church in Lincoln at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.

Mr. McCormick had been president of the Farmers State Bank of Emden since 1960.

He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South and Central Pacific during World War II.

He was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Emden to R. Leslie and Florence Niedergesaess McCormick. He married Frances McCarthy on Jan. 12, 1946.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Timothy T. (and Liana); and two granddaughters, Carina and Adina.

An infant son preceded him in death.

He participated in various civic organizations in Emden and Lincoln, Lincoln Elks Lodge 914 and the American Legion of Emden. He was affiliated with Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

He served as president of the Logan County Bankers Association, on the executive committee of the Illinois Bankers Association and was a member of the American Bankers Association.

He was a member of the board of trustees of Lincoln College for 36 years and served a term as president of the board. In 1999 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from the college in recognition of his service.

He was educated in rural and Emden schools. He graduated from Lincoln College and the University of Colorado, where he was affiliated with Delta Tau Delta social fraternity.

He enlisted in the Marines in May 1941 and participated in the invasion of Tarawa and the Okinawa Campaign. As a member of the 4th Marine Regiment and Task Force 31, he participated in the initial landing and occupation of the Tokyo Bay area and capture of the flagship Negato, which symbolized the unconditional and complete surrender of the Japanese Navy on Aug. 30, 1945. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of major.

He began his employment with the Farmers State Bank of Emden in 1946. The bank was organized by his grandfather in 1891; was later headed by his father, Leslie; and his son, Timothy, is currently the fourth-generation bank executive.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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