Eldon 'Joe' Mallinson
LINCOLN -- Eldon L. "Joe" Mallinson,
95, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at 10:45 a.m. at St.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Lincoln-Eldon L. "Joe" Mallinson, age 95, of Lincoln
died at 10:45 A.M. on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at
St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL.
Eldon was born on August 5, 1917 in Yale, IL, the
son of Carl W. and Cora Mae Freeman Mallinson. He
was united in marriage to Lucille Spurling on
December 17, 1947 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him
in death September 9, 2010.
Eldon is survived by two daughters: Patricia (John)
Aper and Carla (Claude) Van Fossan both of Lincoln,
IL, four grandchildren, nine and two step great
grandchildren. Eldon was the last of his immediate
family. He was preceded in death by three brothers:
Freeman, James and Ray C. Freeman and one sister:
Geneva K. Boyd.
Eldon retired in 1979 from Lincoln Community High
School where he worked as a custodian and bus
driver. He was a member of First Baptist Church of
Lincoln. He was a Navy veteran of W.W. #2 and a
member of Veterans of Foreign Wars #1756.
Services for Eldon will be on Wednesday, November
14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln with Ron Otto
officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery with
full military rites accorded by American Legion Post
# 263. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the funeral home. Memorials may
be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.