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Garry Coers

Garry R. Coers, 61, of New Holland died Monday (Aug. 18, 2003) at 2 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation was on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral was Thursday morning at New Holland Methodist Church, with the Rev. Doug Rettig officiating.

Burial was in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.

Mr. Coers was former owner and operator of New Holland Feed and Fertilizer and worked for the Illinois Lottery as a truck driver. He was also a volunteer for the New Holland Fire Department.

He was born Sept. 21, 1941, in Lincoln to Harry R. and Jannette M. Wibben Coers. He married Joann Judy on April 8, 1961, in Lincoln.

Survivors are his wife, of New Holland; his mother, of New Holland; one son, Kevin L. (and Mila) Coers of Chestnut; one daughter, Melissa (and Todd) Davis of New Holland; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Larry, Andrew and Abby Coers, all of Chestnut, and Jonathan, Reiley and Nick Davis, all of New Holland; and one brother, David L. (and Roseann) Coers of New Holland.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of New Holland United Methodist Church, Gold Wing Riders Club and Land of Lincoln Antique Tractor Club.

Memorials may be made to New Holland Methodist Church or New Holland Fire Department.

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Mona Wolcott

Mona I. Wolcott, 92, of Mount Pulaski, formerly of Lake City, Fla., died Sunday (Aug. 17, 2003) at 2:27 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Wolcott was co-owner of Culligan of Mount Pulaski and was a registered nurse for Dr. Cross and Dr. Borgerson in Mount Pulaski.

She was born March 27, 1911, in Decatur to Samuel and Amy Mann Turpin. She married George F. Wolcott in Webster Grove, Mo., on May 17, 1935. He died in June of 1971.

Surviving are one son, George F. (and Cynthia) Wolcott Jr. of Lake City, Fla.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski, Lincoln Elks Club and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Wilson 'Doo' Rademaker

Wilson "Doo" Rademaker, 87, of Emden died Monday (Aug. 18, 2003) at 8:26 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation was on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

A private graveside service, with military rites, was scheduled for Thursday at Green Hill Cemetery, rural San Jose, with the Rev. Doug Rettig officiating.

Mr. Rademaker retired in 1980. He had worked with the construction of post offices in various Illinois locations, was a field auditor for the state of Illinois and had previously been a partner in Emden Hardware Company.

During World War II, he served 3 years at New Caledonia, Guadacanal and Treasure Island in the South Pacific.

He was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Emden to Tobias V. and Lydia Van Hilson Rademaker. He married Jeanette Schroeder on March 31, 1945, at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland.

Surviving are his wife, of Emden; two daughters, Meta (and Michael) Dalton of Evanston and Billie (and John) Columbo of Vancouver, Wash.; three grandchildren, Jordan and Jennifer Dalton of Chicago and Samantha Spencer of Vancouver, Wash., and two stepgrandchildren, Jonquil Martinez and Jessica Columbo, both of Vancouver, Wash.; and a stepsister, Alice Rademaker of Washington, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church of Emden and a 50-year member of American Legion Post 506.

He attended Emden schools and Eureka College.

He was an avid sports fan and supporter of Hartem teams.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church of Emden or Hartem Booster Club.

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