2 p.m. Thursday January 5, 2017 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home
3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home
Virgil F. Douglas , 80, passed away at 10;32 a.m. at
his home surrounded by his loving family on January
Virgil was born on December 17, 1936 in Lincoln, son
of Ross and Zora (Pharis) Douglas. He married Geneva
Foley on December 6, 1958 in Joliet. She survives
Also surviving Virgil are his children: Dwayne
(Ruby) Foley of Lincoln, Victor Douglas of
Arlington, TX, and Sherry (John) Schonauer of
Lincoln, six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren, with one great grandchildren
expected in January; many loving nieces and nephews
that were with him every step of the way. He was
preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two
sisters, and one grandson.
Virgil served in the United States Army from
1957-1959. He worked at Stetson China Factory in
Lincoln for 6 years before they closed; he then went
on to work at Lehn and Fink for 30 years as a line
mechanic. He loved to hunt for mushrooms, shoot
pool, gamble, sit at the park by the water, flying
in hot air balloons, hunting for minerals and rocks,
and loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals play.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday January 5, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Darren Palmer
officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to
the service also at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in Virgilís name to the Purple
Heart Memorial of Springfield, Salvation Army,
Shrinerís Hospital in St. Louis, MO, or Memorial
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