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Marie Becker       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 27, 2004

LINCOLN -- Marie Becker, 79, of Lincoln, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at 9:52 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with a prayer service at 9 a.m.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Becker had been a secretary for Lansing News Agency in Lansing.

She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Dedham, Iowa, to Joseph and Elizabeth Rahm Bueltel. She married William Becker on May 6, 1950, in Chicago. He died Feb. 26, 2002.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy Alberts of Lincoln; one son, William (and Dawn) Becker of Sullivan; four grandsons, Timothy Alberts of Lexington Park, Md., Allen Becker of Champaign, and Nathan and Ryan Becker of Sullivan; one granddaughter, Melissa Alberts of Saffern, N.Y.; one brother, Tony (and Norma) Bueltel of Omaha, Neb.; and two sisters, Loretta (and Jo) Hebrank of Largo, Fla., and Josephine Tilton, Sacramento, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

She was a member of Holy Family Church and the Columbian Ladies.

She had been a leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Memorials may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation.

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Dr. Robert Palombi       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 29, 2004

LINCOLN -- Robert E. Palombi, M.D., 79, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home.

A funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park, with Father Thomas Dore officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Hillside.

Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln handled local arrangements.

Dr. Palombi was a family practice physician at West Suburban in the Chicago area for many years.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was born Jan. 29, 1925, in Chicago, to Leo and Marie Filetti Palombi.

He is survived by sons Leonard and Michael Palombi; daughters Annette Torres, Suzanne Zywanski, Kimberly VanderPloeg, Deborah Dejager, Lisa Lebron and Elizabeth Palombi; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn Cox Palombi; his second wife, Maureen Mills Palombi; one brother; one sister; and one grandson, Elijah Woodfolk.

He was a member of St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park and attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Center.

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