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Rudolph Baumhardt          Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- Rudolph Baumhardt, 85, of Elkhart, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at 2:05 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Veail Chapel, Steenbergen Cemetery. The Rev. Wallace Reifsteck will officiate, and military rites will be conducted.

Mr. Baumhardt was a retired farmer.

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

He was born July 15, 1920, in rural Lincoln to Hugo and Bertha Arndt Baumhardt. He married Zelma Louise Wilham in Bowling Green, Mo., on Dec. 20, 1941; she died March 20, 1987. He married Janet Weiser Welch in Rockville, Ind., on April 28, 1988. She survives.

Other survivors are one daughter, Sandra Wilmert of Lincoln; one son, Gary (and Jean) Baumhardt of Normal; one foster daughter, Sharon (and Lynn) Neal of Springfield; two stepdaughters, Kathy (and Steve) Schilling of Monticello and Cheryl (and David) Culbertson of Geneseo; three stepsons, Brad Welch of Scottsdale, Ariz., David (and Ayten) Welch of Springfield and Mike (and Brenda) Welch of Deltona, Fla.; one sister, Lorene Schrenk of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one grandson.

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ of Lincoln and Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447. He was a 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion and a past board member of the Logan County Farm Service Agency.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447 or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Frances Baker

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DECATUR -- Frances E. Baker, 86, of Decatur, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at 4:10 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Mountjoy Cemetery.

Mrs. Baker worked in the laundry department at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and also worked at the Wareco gas station in Mount Pulaski.

She was born April 29, 1919, in Lincoln to William and Ethel Shaw Britsch. She married Harold D. Baker on May 27, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. He died April 29, 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Danny (and Karen) Baker of Decatur and Larry D. (and Daisy) Baker of Stanford; two granddaughters, Glenda (and Rick) Hoffman of Maroa and Cindy (and Jason) Manint of Maroa; three great-grandchildren, Daniel Gene Hoffman,

Emma Sue Hoffman and Dakota Ann Manint; six stepgrandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren.

One brother also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's disease research.

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Ralph Wubben          Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- Ralph E. Wubben, 84, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at 5 a.m. at St. John's Hospice North in Springfield.

His funeral was Tuesday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial is in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mr. Wubben was retired from farming in the Mount Pulaski and Latham area.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was on the European front, landed at Normandy during D-Day and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

He was born Aug. 25, 1921, in rural Mount Pulaski to William Albert and Libbie Sivilia Musick Wubben. He married W. June Luckhart on May 22, 1946, in Hannibal, Mo. She died Jan. 13, 1999.

He is survived by one son, Larry (and Judy) Wubben of Williamsville; two sisters, Erma Huston of Mount Pulaski and Agnes Redfairn of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.

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

He was an avid fan of auto racing, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Illini.

Memorials may be made to Latham Fire and Rescue or to the donor's choice.

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Robert Duvall          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Robert C. Duvall, 71, of Lincoln died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

A private memorial service was scheduled.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Duvall was a truck driver.

He was born in Chicago on April 16, 1934, to Clarence and Daisy Nichols Duvall. He married Nancy Scamordella on June 20, 1960. She died Jan. 4, 2000.

Mr. Duvall is survived by his children, Robert A. (and Vicki) Duvall of Lincoln, David E. (and Terry) Duvall of Lincoln, Dolly (and Doug) Smith of Cary, N.C., and Clarence Duvall of Lincoln; three grandsons, Justin D. Duvall of Hartsburg, Brandon L. Duvall of Lincoln and Ricky J. McEvers of Clinton; two great-grandsons, Aaron Duvall and Dylan Duvall; four stepgrandchildren, Sarah Smith, Crystal Smith, Angie Smith and Michael Smith; and five step-great-grandchildren, Dariann Smith, Dawson Ferguson, Felicity Nichalos, Devon Smith and Gavon Smith.

Two sisters preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln House Activity Fund.

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