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Jon Liesman

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[August 08, 2008]  ATLANTA -- Jon James Liesman, 34, of Atlanta, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Atlanta Christian Church, with Maurice Stribling and the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Burial will be in Roaches Chapel Cemetery, rural McLean.

Mr. Liesman was employed at Firestone Tire Manufacturing.

He was born Feb. 8, 1974, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his father, Larry M. (and Mary Sue) Liesman of Atlanta; his mother, Donna L. (and Mark) Vieth of Le Mesa, N.M.; his paternal grandmother, Mary Liesman of Atlanta; his maternal grandmother, Mary Vieth of Lincoln; one sister, Staci (and Jeff) Thommes of Farmington, Minn.; two stepsisters, Diana (and Kevin) Parkhouse of El Paso and Hayley (and Jordan) Sax of Normal; one niece, Ali Thommes; one nephew, Rylan Thommes; one stepniece, MaKenna Parkhouse; and one stepnephew, Nick Parkhouse.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Merle Liesman and Robert Vieth.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln. 

He graduated from Olympia High School and from Black Hawk College in Kewanee with a degree in agriculture production.

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Jon will be remembered for his carefree spirit, sweet smile and fun-loving personality. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and working on the family farm. Jon lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew him.

"Live a good life, and in the end, it's not the years in a life, it's the life in the years." -- Abraham Lincoln

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad or the Atlanta Fire Department.

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