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Donald Wilson

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LINCOLN -- Donald Dean Wilson, 72, of Lincoln died Friday, May 5, 2006, at 5:22 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Wilson retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation in Springfield. He previously worked for Caterpillar Tractor in East Peoria and was a barber in Springfield.

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

He was born May 7, 1933, at Gridley to L. Cecil and Ruby Garman Wilson. He married Donna Johnson on July 15, 1956, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one daughter, Mary Jo (and Dub) Janssen of Middletown; one son, Steve (and Ladonna) Wilson of Champaign; one sister, Jean (and Ralph) Olson of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Melanie (and Don) Nelson of Athens, Kristen (and Pete) Helton of Middletown, Kyle Janssen of Middletown, Marc Wilson of Champaign and Brennan Wilson of Champaign; and three great-grandchildren, Katlyn Helton of Middletown, Miranda Nelson of Athens and Klarissa Helton of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Wilson.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

He was also a founding member of the Kevin Seitzer and Tony Semple fan clubs and was an avid Cub fan.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, St. Jude's Children's Research or Middletown 4-H'ers.

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Robert Madigan

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LINCOLN -- Robert A. "Bob" Madigan, 63, of Lincoln died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at 9:10 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Church. A prayer service at 3:30 will precede the visitation.

A funeral Mass for Mr. Madigan will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Madigan was elected to the Illinois State Senate from the 45th District and served from 1987 to 2001, when he was appointed by Gov. Ryan to serve as a commissioner for the Illinois Industrial Commission. He had served as city clerk of Lincoln from 1975 until 1987. Along with his parents and brother, he owned a taxi service in Lincoln for many years.

He was born Nov. 28, 1942, at St. Clara's Hospital in Lincoln to Earl T. and Theresa Loobey Madigan. He married Connie May on July 3, 1965, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son, Patrick (and Lisa) Madigan of Lincoln; one daughter, Amy (and James) Brown of Springfield; one sister, Sandy Naiman of Elmhurst; and two grandchildren, Teran and Carson Madigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edward Madigan.

As an Illinois state senator, Madigan served as chairman of the Insurance and Pension Committee, the Pension Law Commission and the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. He was a member of the Appropriations, Public Health, Commerce and Labor, and Elementary and Secondary Education committees, among others.

He was a Bush delegate to the 2000 Republican Convention. He also served as a precinct committeeman for many years.

He was a member of Holy Family Church, 4th degree Knights of Columbus 1250, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 2708, Fraternal Order of Elks Lodge 914, Kiwanis, Jaycees and the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, where he served one year as the state government liaison. He was a past board member of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and St. Clara's Manor.

In May of 2002, he received an honorary doctorate in law degree from Lincoln College. During his political career, he also received numerous awards for outstanding service from a variety of organizations, including the Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the Illinois Primary Healthcare Association.

He graduated from St. Patrick Grade School, Lincoln Community High School and Millikin University in Decatur. He played football at Millikin, was captain of the team his senior year and was named to the 1963 all-state collegiate team by the Peoria Journal Star. He did postgraduate studies at Illinois State University and LaSalle Extension University.

Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic School, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation Building Fund or the donor's choice.

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