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Herschel Hahn

Herschel Hahn, 85, of Mount Pulaski died Thursday (June 17, 2004) at 10 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, and his funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Bill Shanle and the Rev. Carol Andricks will officiate for the service at the funeral home

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Hahn was a truck driver for Curtis Oil Company before he retired.

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

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Frank 'Ace' Hinman

Frank W. "Ace" Hinman, 71, of Lincoln died Saturday (June 12, 2004) at 4:50 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Following cremation rites, a memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln. The Rev. Larry Maffett and Monsignor Edward Higgins will officiate.

There is no visitation; however, a fellowship time for family and friends will immediately follow the service.

Mr. Hinman retired from Logan Correctional Center in 1987. He had also worked for the secretary of state's office, the Department of Transportation and LDC annex.

He was born June 4, 1933, at Broadwell to Frank W. and Ruth L. McGee Hinman. He married Marya J. "Scotty" Shay.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; his mother, of Lincoln; two daughters, Sharen L. (and husband Mike) Gleason of Lincoln and Karen L. (and husband Robert) Stephenson of Canton; three grandchildren, Ryan Gleason of Lincoln and Jonathan and Rachael Stephenson of Canton; one brother, Gary L. (and wife Sara) Hinman of Newport Coast, Ga.; two aunts, Louise Camel of Lincoln and Carol Kodatt of Morton; and two nephews, Frank M. (and wife Carolyn) Hinman of San Francisco, Calif., and Brad Hinman (and fiancée Gina) of Corona Del Mar, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank W. Hinman Sr.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of the Illinois High School Association for 45 years, officiated basketball for 45 years, umpired baseball for 35 years and also officiated volleyball and football games for a number of years.

He was active with the Lincoln Park District from 1959 to 1969 and coordinated officials for the district from 1969 to 2002.

He worked the east gate at the Logan County Fair for 40 years.

At Bradley University he participated in basketball, tennis and baseball, as well as numerous local tennis tournaments, of which he won several.

He graduated in 1951 from Lincoln Community High School, where he participated in tennis and basketball and was very accomplished in both sports.

In junior high school he was on the 1947 basketball team that won the heavyweight state championship.

He adored his children and grandchildren and is remembered locally for his dry sense of humor, wit and gruff exterior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the athletic department of the school of the donor's choice.

Dorothy Harris

Dorothy Mae Harris, 95, of Lincoln died Friday (June 18, 2004) at 5:40 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

A private graveside funeral will be at New Union Cemetery.

Memorials made be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Frederic Thompson

Retired Lt. Col. Frederic C. Thompson, 85, uncle of Tara Sennett of Lincoln, died Tuesday (June 15, 2004) at 6:28 a.m. at his home in Clinton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Clinton. J. Kent Hickerson will officiate.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and continued to make it his career. After serving in many countries, he retired in 1969.

He was born July 21, 1918, in Clinton to Leroy and Nellie Woodward Thompson. He married Shirley R. Green on July 13, 1941, in Clinton. She died May 4, 1983. He married Mary A. Hoyt in 1984, with ceremonies in East Point, Ga., on Feb. 16, in Hawaii and on June 2 in Clinton.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hoyt-Thompson; four children, Walter (and Kathy) Thompson of Cary, N.C., Fred (and Ruth) Thompson Jr. of Dalton, Ga., Mark (and Jeanne) Thompson of Adairsville, Ga., and Sheila (and Carney) Holland of Stockbridge, Ga.; one stepson, Tim (and Kim) Hoyt of Clinton; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Freda Scales of San Antonio, Texas.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Stephen; one stepson, Jim Hoyt; three brothers; and one sister.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, DeWitt Masonic Lodge 84 A.F. & A.M., American Legion, Clinton Elks Lodge, Clinton Eagles Lodge, Clinton Country Club, the National Rifle Association and a lifetime member of the Retired Officers Association.

When he was assigned overseas and the family could not go with him, his first wife and children lived in Clinton. The family did go with him to Germany in 1956, and his daughter, Sheila, was born there. Later they all lived in Taiwan.

In 1988 he sold his home in Georgia, moved back to Clinton and renewed his friendships in the area. He and Ernest Thorp worked with Dave Herzog in designing the Veterans Memorial at Weldon Springs State Park.

He loved traveling in his motor home, playing golf, camping, and winters in Florida and Texas.

He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.

Memorials may be made to the DeWitt County Cancer Fund.

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