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  Mary Sprunger

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LINCOLN -- Mary Anna Sprunger, 83, Lincoln, formerly of Elkhart, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at 12:45 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Sprunger donated her body to medical science.

A memorial service will be scheduled later.

Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery, Elkhart.

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

Mrs. Sprunger taught for 20 years in Glenview and St. Charles.

She was born July 20, 1922, Warren County, Iowa, to George Louis and Louisa Fletcher Snuggs. She married the Rev. Virgil L. Sprunger on June 10, 1944, at Berne, Ind.

She is survived by her husband, of Lincoln; one daughter, Linda Jeanne (and Gerald) Tilghman of St. Cloud, Fla.; one brother, Howard Glen Snuggs of Colorado Springs, Colo., three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Elgin and also attended Elkhart Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to Elkhart Christian Church.

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Gilbert Wilson          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Gilbert J. Wilson, 77, of Lincoln died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at 12:55 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

His body was cremated, and there is no visitation.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Union Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Blackburn will officiate.

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

Mr. Wilson worked in maintenance at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for 19 years and retired in 1991.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.

He was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Lincoln to Franklin "Harrison" and Edna "Blanche" Hoblit Wilson. He married Mary Lucille May on July 31, 1950, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two daughters, Sharon (and Chas) Austin of Lincoln and Marla Givens of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Bethany Sharon Ridgway of Collinsville and Jessica Rae Ridgway of Edwardsville; and two sisters, Lois Leesman of Lincoln and Marianne Wood of Cook, Minn.

One sister, Jane Henson, preceded him in death.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the Logan County Paramedic Association or to The Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Fund.

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