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George Tomlin

George Lawrence Tomlin, 83, of Mason City died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at 8:20 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and his funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, both at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. Nash Shawgo will officiate at the service.

Cremation will follow the funeral.

Mr. Tomlin retired from the Winter Park (Fla.) Telephone Company, where he was the supervisor of the key department and special equipment.

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

He was born July 20, 1920, in Mason City to Ralph and Charlotte Becker Tomlin. He married Caroline Vespole, and she preceded him in death. She married Helen Knoles Wilkinson on July 12, 1973, in Altamonte Springs, Fla. She survives.

Other survivors are two daughters, Phyllis Merck of Oviedo, Fla., and Jeanne Skaggs of Mason City; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Charlotte Everist of Vallejo, Calif., and Faye Shields of Orlando, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by one son, George Robert Tomlin, and one brother.

He was a member of Castleberry Methodist Church in Florida, a life member of the World War II submarine association and member of the central Florida chapter, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 403 AF & AM, a member of the Mid-Florida Winnies Winnebago club, the national Winnebago RV club and the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Alice Wagner

Alice J. Wagner, 67, of Mason City died Monday (Jan. 5, 2004) at 4:30 a.m. at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Her funeral was Wednesday morning at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with cremation following. The Rev. Allen Payne officiated at the service. Visitation was on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wagner was a homemaker.

She was born Oct. 13, 1936, at Colgate, Okla., to Sam and Mabel Fletcher Easley. She married Vernon Wagner on Jan. 10, 1953, in Havana. He died June 8, 1995.

Survivors are two sons, Vernon (and Patti) Wagner of Bartonville and Danny Wagner of San Jose; one daughter, Joyce Canada of Gilson; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Harris, Jack Easley and Frank Root, all of Mason City; and three sisters, Audrey Johnson, Daisey Marcum and Nadine Anderson, all of Mason City.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

She was a member of San Jose Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mason County Ambulance.


Robert Weimer

Robert E. Weimer, 74, of Lincoln died Monday (Jan. 5, 2004) at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was cremated.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Craig Smith officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Weimer was the first pharmacist at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, and he retired from the hospital in 1995. He owned and operated Yesteryear Books for 40 years.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served three years on the USS Helena cruiser during the Korean War.

He was born May 25, 1929, in Union City, Ind., to Charles C. and Ruby Yoder Weimer. He married Patsy Kyle on Oct. 28, 1951, in Union City, Ind.

Survivors are his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Timothy (and Brenda) Weimer of Wheaton and Phillip Weimer of Carol Stream; one daughter, Jennifer (and Marty) Bradley of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Carl Weimer of Warrenville, Whitney Weimer of Harrisonburg, Va., Sam Weimer of Ludington, Mich., and Joel and Joshua Bradley of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harvey and Richard.

He was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263, Illinois Pharmaceutical Association and Midwest Book Hunters Association.

He graduated from Union City (Ind.) High School in 1947 and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Penn State in Pennsylvania and Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., before he entered the service. After his discharge from the navy, he attended and graduated from Butler University School of Pharmacy in Indianapolis, Ind.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Street Christian Church, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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