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William 'Larry' Sutton

William L. "Larry" Sutton, 56, of Lake Fork died Sunday (Aug. 3, 2003) at 8:03 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery, Lake Fork.

Mr. Sutton was a self-employed heating and cooling contractor.

He was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Springfield to William Leon and Mary Frances Coats Sutton. He married Carol S. Troyer on Oct. 5, 1986, at Lake Fork.

Surviving are his wife, of Lake Fork; his mother, of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, Angela (and Kevin) Smith of Springfield and Cindy (and Bill) Resinger of Springfield; three sons, Nicholas Sutton of Lake Fork, Chris (and Kim) White of Lincoln and Matthew White of Lincoln; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of Lake Fork Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Lake Fork Christian Church.

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John Wesle

John Henry Wesle, 82, of Lincoln died Wednesday (Aug. 6, 2003) at 7:30 a.m. at his home.

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

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gridley Cemetery, Gridley.

Mr. Wesle was a retired art professor. He had taught at Illinois State University and at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and was an art director in Sioux City, Iowa. He was also an arts journalist for The Courier, The Pantagraph and other papers.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944, during World War II.

He was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, to Herbert William and Helen Notz Wesle. He married Celia Kretschmer in 1947. He later married Thelma Marie Hibbs Phillis, on Feb. 28, 1981, in Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Thelma, of Lincoln; his former wife, Celia, of Springfield; four daughters, Margurite Wesle Franklin (and Richard) of Winnetka, Maria Helena Wesle Brantmeier (and Thomas) of Monroe, Wis., Janet Wesle Lambert (and Thomas) of Naperville and Lori Phillis Sullivan (and Scott) of Crystal Lake; two stepsons, Steven Phillis (and Nancy) of Denver, Colo., and Randy Phillis of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Justin Wesley, Elizabeth, Catherine and Caroline Franklin, all of Winnetka, and Joel and Anna Brantmeier of Monroe, Wis.;  five stepgrandchildren, Cass Gosney (and Jeff) of Idaho Springs, Colo., Jeremy Phillis of Denver, Colo., Megen Phillis of San Francisco, Calif., and Taylor and Erin Sullivan of Crystal Lake; and two great-grandchildren, Rachael and Zachary Gosney of Idaho Springs, Colo.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Dan Phillis (Patricia) of San Francisco, Calif.

He was a former member of the Unitarian Church of Bloomington and attended First United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

He studied at Case Western Reserve University before he served in the military. Later he graduated from the University of Wisconsin and attended graduate school in New York, California and Madison, Wis.

He grew up in the Milwaukee, Wis., area, where his father started the engineering department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His mother was the daughter and granddaughter of Lutheran ministers and professors and the niece of the mayor of Milwaukee.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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