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Paul Hartwig

Paul Hartwig, 88, of Lincoln died Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

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 family.

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

Clifford Schahl, 76, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday (Feb. 8, 2004) at 7:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

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 Droegemueller officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

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 parents.

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 Prather Sr.

Verl R. Prather Sr., 85, of Atlanta died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at 6 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

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, Edgewood.

Mr. Prather retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co., East Peoria, in 1980. He had worked in the receiving department.

He 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 sisters.

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 Heinzel-Slater

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, Lincoln.

Mr. Heinzel-Slater was manager of Blockbuster Video in Little Rock, Ark.

He was born Sept. 26, 1963, in Lincoln.

He 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.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward “Tony” Heinzel, and his maternal grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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