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Claudia Hild     Send a link to a friend

Archived Aug. 28, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Claudia L. Hild, 88, of Mount Pulaski died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at 2:45 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Frank Pieper and the Rev. Al Weidlich officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Hild was a homemaker and also worked as a grocery clerk for Zim's and Kennedy's grocery stores, both in Mount Pulaski.

She was born Nov. 20, 1915, in Decatur to Fred and Clara Walmsley Leslie. She married Harry E. Hild in Decatur on June 27, 1948.

She is survived by her husband, of Mount Pulaski; two sons, Leslie "Foxie" (and Joy) Hild of Mount Pulaski and Harry W. (and Jean) Hild of Buffalo; one granddaughter, Lacey Hild of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four grandsons, Davey (and Wendy) Hild of Mount Pulaski, Kevin (and Jennifer) Hild of Mount Pulaski, J.C. (and Jessica) Olive of Taylorville and Carl Hild of Buffalo.

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

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to the church, Mount Pulaski Ambulance or the donor's choice.

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Charles 'Jake' McLaughlin Jr.

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Archived Aug. 27, 2004

ATLANTA -- Charles "Jake" McLaughlin Jr., 87, of Atlanta died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at 7 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Atlanta Cemetery. Dennis Smith will officiate.

Mr. McLaughlin was a farmer.

He was born Sept. 8, 1916, at Middletown to Charles and Pauline Kattner McLaughlin. He married Annie L. Short on May 20, 1942, at St. Louis, Mo. She died June 16, 2002.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy Hathhorn of Atlanta; one son, Glen (and Donna) McLaughlin of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Scott (and Wendy) McLaughlin of Oakwood and Lynette McLaughlin of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter McLaughlin of Lincoln; and one sister, Nellie Tlanda of Dallas, Texas.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and one grandson.

He was a member of the Broadwell Christian Church and a former member of the Atlanta Rural Fire Department.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad or the Atlanta Fire Department.

George Cress       Send a link to a friend

Archived Aug. 27, 2004

LINCOLN -- George W. Cress, 98, of Lincoln died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at 1:02 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan and the Rev. William Adam officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mr. Cress was retired from farming from East Lincoln Township.

He was born Jan. 11, 1906, in Strasburg to William and Lizzie Wirth Cress. He married Leona C. Dierker on Jan. 23, 1930, in Lincoln. She died Nov. 28, 2001.

He was also preceded in death by his twin brother and two sisters.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Laymen's League.

Memorials may be made to the church or to Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.

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Ruth Hinman       Send a link to a friend

Updated Aug. 27, 2004

Archived Aug. 28, 2004

LINCOLN -- Ruth L. Hinman, 93, of Lincoln died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at 3:05 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

A private family service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, with Tom Gerdts officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Hinman was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Broadwell to Frederick G. and Helen C. Brown McGee. She married Frank W. Hinman on Nov. 5, 1932, at the First Christian parsonage in Lincoln. He died Dec. 18, 1985.

She is survived by one son, Gary L. (and Sara) Hinman of Newport Coast, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Marya Hinman of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Sharen (and Mike) Gleason of Lincoln, Karen (and Robert) Stephenson of Canton, Frank (and Carolyn) Hinman of San Francisco, Calif., and Brad Hinman (and fiancee Gina) of Corona Del Mar, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Gleason of Lincoln and Jonathan and Rachael Stephenson of Canton; and three sisters, Louise Camel of Lincoln, Joyce (and Bill) Keyser of North Hollywood, Calif.; and Carol (and Eugene) Kodatt of Morton.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and one son, Frank.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church and a charter member of the Emblem Club.

A tribute to Mrs. Hinman says that she worshipped her sons, doted on her beloved grandchildren and was delighted by her great-grandchildren. Her family was the most important thing in her life, and her greatest joy was having family gatherings. She was a wonderful cook. She will be remembered for her sparkling eyes and beautiful smile.

Memorials may be made to St. Clara's Manor Residents and Staff Fund.

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