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C.N. 'Saul' Hedstrom

C.N. "Saul" Hedstrom, 79, of Mason City died Friday (July 11, 2003) at 1 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was cremated.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in Mason City.

Burial of ashes will be in Mason City Cemetery on Wednesday, with a service conducted by the Rev. Randy Paine at 11 a.m. American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496 will provide military rites.

Mr. Hedstrom was a design engineer for Caterpillar Tractor in Mossville. He retired after 27 years with the company.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Chicago to Per Olaf and Amelia Johnson Hedstrom. He married Amy Housworth on June 20, 1953, at the Mason City United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Josh Hedstrom of Mason City; and two sisters, Viola Cedarleaf of Libertyville and Dorothy Hadley of Spokane, Wash.

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

He was a member Mason City United Presbyterian Church and a past deacon of the church. He was a 50-year member and former exalted ruler of Lincoln Elks BPOE 914 and a member of the American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496 in Mason City. He was a former Mason City councilman and had served on the Mason City school board.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smithsonian Institution -- Contributional membership, P.O. Box 9016, Pittsfield, MA 01202-9016; or U of I Alumni Association Services, 227 Illini Union, 1401 Green St., Urbana, IL 61801.


Maxine Menzel

Maxine Katherine Menzel, 90, of Lincoln died Sunday (July 13, 2003) at 4:05 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating.

Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Miss Menzel was employed at Rautenburg Insurance Agency; the Logan County circuit clerk's office, where she acted as circuit clerk to fill out the term of George L. Morrill; and Logan County Title Company, from which she retired.

She was born July 23, 1912, in Lincoln to Julius and Caroline Jaggi Menzel.

Survivors are one brother, Julian Menzel of Lincoln, and four nephews, Harry Earle Menzel of Kankakee, David Menzel of Springfield, Michael Menzel of Williamsville and Scott Menzel of Louiseville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Menzel.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lincoln and a lifelong member of Rebecca Lodge.

She attended Bloomingdale School in Atlanta, Lincoln Elementary and Lincoln High School, and graduated from Lincoln Business College.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

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Eleanor Ramlow

Eleanor M. Ramlow, 77, of Lincoln died Thursday (July 10, 2003) at 11:10 a.m. at her home.

Visitation was on Sunday at Holland and Barry in Lincoln.

Her funeral was on Monday morning at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Dan Wissman officiating.

Burial is in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Ramlow was a homemaker for her family.

She was born April 6, 1926, in Logan County to William F. and Opal M. Bates Ackerman. She married Carl C. Ramlow on June 17, 1944, in Emden. He died June 3, 1940.

Survivors are three sons, Harold A. (and Judith A.) Ramlow, Rick L. (and Kathy S.) Ramlow and Dennis R. (and Debra S.) Ramlow, all of Lincoln; one daughter, Bonnie M. Little of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William A. Ackerman, Marvin Ackerman and Donald Ackerman; one sister, Norma Blye; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln.

She graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1944.

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