Paul Hartwig, 88, of Lincoln died
Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Doug Rettig officiating.
Burial, with military rites, will be in
Richmond Grove Cemetery, rural New Holland.
Mr. Hartwig farmed in Sheridan and East
Lincoln townships before he retired.
He was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Plover,
Wis., to Laurence and Pearl Purviance Hartwig. He married Ralpho
Adel Shelton on June 17, 1940, in Rushville. She died Dec. 9, 2002.
Survivors are one son, Alan Hartwig of
Lincoln; one daughter, Karol (and Robert) Richardson of Kenney;
three granddaughters, Terri (and Paul) Ratini of Fort Pierce, Fla.,
and Bobbi and Katelyn Hartwig of Lincoln; one grandson, Austin
Hartwig of Lincoln; and two great-granddaughters, Emma and Molly
Ratini of Fort Pierce, Fla.
He was the last of his immediate
Mr. Hartwig was known through the state
for his polled Hereford cattle.
He was a graduate of Lincoln Community
High School and Lincoln College.
He was a
member of New Holland United Methodist Church, to which memorials
may be made.
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Clifford Schahl, 76, of Mount Pulaski
died Sunday (Feb. 8, 2004) at 7:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center
Visitation was on
Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday
at Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul
Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery,
Mr. Schahl was office manager at FS in
Lincoln before he retired. He had also been a farmer.
He was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Mount
Pulaski to Norman and Ruby Mittelsteadt Schahl. He married Lois
Armour in Mount Pulaski on Feb. 1, 1948.
He is survived by his wife; two sons,
Larry (and Janet) Schahl of Mount Pulaski and David (and Sharon)
Schahl of Chatham; three daughters, Joellyn (and Darrell) Nall of
Bloomington, Jean (and Harry) Hild of Buffalo and Jane (and Dan)
Lewis of Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four
sisters, Louetta (and Bob) Lewis of Mount Pulaski, Shirley Jean
Helton of Springfield, Janet White of Mount Pulaski and Judith (and
Jerry) Wessel of Lockport.
He was preceded in death by his
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church
in Mount Pulaski and was a Sunday school teacher there. He was also
a member of the Toastmasters in Waverly, the National Society of
Accountants for Cooperatives, Mount Pulaski Historical Society, and
Logan County Historical and Genealogical Society. He was a volunteer
for the Mount Pulaski Courthouse and Museum.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran
Church or Zion Lutheran School in Mount Pulaski.
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Verl R. Prather Sr., 85, of Atlanta
died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at 6 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in
Visitation at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, followed
by a Masonic
service at 7 p.m.
His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday
at Edgewood Christian Church, Edgewood, with the Rev. Dallas Bear
officiating. An hour for visitation will precede the service.
Arrangements there are being handled by Pagel Funeral Home,
Prather retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co., East Peoria, in 1980.
He had worked in the receiving department.
served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.
He was born July 10, 1918, in Clay
County to R.W. and Zadie Pilcher Prather. He married Lorena Walker
on Feb. 16, 1944, at Edgewood.
Survivors are his wife, of Atlanta; two
sons, Verl (and Kathy) Prather of Emden and Roger (and Joyce)
Prather of Lincoln; one daughter, Peggy (and Tom) Payne of Atlanta;
11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son,
Roy Lee; one daughter, Stella Marie; six brothers; and three
He was a member of Edgewood Christian
Church, Disabled American Veterans, Eagles Lodge 2708 of Lincoln,
VFW of Lincoln, American Legion of Edgewood, Abraham White Shrine of
Jerusalem 100 and a 50-year member of Edgewood Masonic Lodge 484.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Grand
Assembly for Illinois-Iowa Lung Association.
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Gregory L. Heinzel-Slater, 40, of
Mabelvale, Ark., formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2004)
at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences center in
Little Rock, Ark., following a short-term illness with cancer.
His funeral was Thursday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Chad Ragsdale officiating.
Visitation was on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial is in New Union Cemetery,
Mr. Heinzel-Slater was manager of
Blockbuster Video in Little Rock, Ark.
was born Sept. 26, 1963, in Lincoln.
is survived by his mother and stepfather, Carolyn Sue (Proctor) and
Brad Slater of Lincoln; two brothers, Randy (and Michelle) Heinzel
of Lincoln and Tom (and Teri) Perry of Lincoln; one sister, Kerri
Slater of Lincoln; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Virlee
Slater of Quincy; and a close friend, Neal Reed of Little Rock, Ark.
was preceded in death by his father, Edward “Tony” Heinzel, and his
Memorials may be made to the family.
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