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Ruth Reiners       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 10, 2004

EMDEN -- Ruth Lorraine Reiners, 77, of Emden, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at 9:21 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church of Emden. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. David Hofer officiating.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.

Mrs. Reiners was a housewife and mother.

She was born Oct. 28, 1927, in Lincoln to John and Bessy Hopp Culleton. She married Cleo Reiner Reiners on Feb. 8, 1950, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, Owen (and Dawn) Reiners of Emden, Lee (and Angela) Reiners of Emden; Carl (and Lori) Reiners of Thorp, Wash., and Dick (and Lorie) Reiners of Emden; four daughters, Diane Walsh of Thorp, Wash., Rebecca (and Rick) Adams of Indianapolis, Ind., Betty Jo (and Brad) Lessen of Emden and Carrie (and Nick) Nowatney of Millilani, Hawaii; 30 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tom Reiners and Gary Reiners; four brothers; and one sister. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter WELCA, the Ladies Aid of the church and Emden Legion Auxiliary 506.

Memorials may be made to Emden Fire and Rescue, Mason City Area Nursing Home or to the family.

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Harold Teichman       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 10, 2004

LINCOLN -- Harold Donald Teichman, 84, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at 11:30 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating.

Burial, with graveside military rites, will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Teichman had been employed by Caterpillar and Cutler Hammer. He was also a construction worker and land developer.

He was a military police sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and served three years in the South Pacific. He was a personal escort for Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his family.

He was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Lincoln to Oscar and Esther Fletcher Teichmann. He married Lucy Marie Summers on July 20, 1941(?), in Monroe, Mo. She died in August 1992.

He is survived by three children, Nelson (and Dietra) Teichmann of Peoria, Myrna Gifford of Kansas City, Mo., and Carolyn Fults of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Hoffman of Mason City and Rose Mary Menzel of Beason; and one brother, Edward Teichmann of Vista, Calif. Special friends of the family also surviving are Ruby Nimke of Ocala, Fla., and Beryl Sivell of Brisbane, Australia.

He was also preceded in death by a stepbrother, August Teichmann, and five sisters, Kathleen Dailey, Emma Gene Teichmann, Betty Jean Happ, Mildred Eileen Teichmann in infancy and Thelma Moehring.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Care.

Frances Metz       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 10, 2004

LINCOLN -- O. Frances Metz, 83, of rural Lincoln, passed quietly from this earth to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at 9:55 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Mrs. Metz was a retired registered nurse. She had been employed by the former Deaconess Memorial Hospital and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Hopedale Hospital in Hopedale, and the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln. She also worked on the family farm north of Lincoln.

She was born July 14, 1921, in Vandalia to Clyde and Anice Manion Radcliffe. She married Robert E. Metz on Nov. 6, 1943. He died May 10, 1999.

She is survived by her four children, Carole Knipp of Bloomington, Robert S. Metz of Decatur, Gary W. Metz of Tucson, Ariz., and Susan Coe of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy (and wife Barb) Radcliffe of Lincoln; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Radcliffe of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong family friends Wayne and Francille Crosier of Mount Pulaski.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Paul Radcliffe, and one sister, Arvetta Taylor.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the church.

A special thanks from the family to Joyce Pinney for her love and support the past several months.

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