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'Bud' Wilham       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 12, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Avest "Bud" Wilham, 76, of Mount Pulaski died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at 12:25 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mr. Wilham retired from construction work, and he retired from school bus driving for Mount Pulaski Unit 23.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines.

He was born Jan. 29, 1928, at Mount Pulaski to Jess Lee and Alice Cooley Wilham. He married Julie Brooks in Lincoln on April 14, 1978.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Rose Marie Matheny of Neoga; one son, Donald “Buster” (and Glenna) Wilham; one stepson, Richard L. (and Kim) Ball of Jerseyville; one stepdaughter, Cathy (and Michael) McCubbin of Mount Pulaski; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank Wilham; and his stepmother, Elsie Wilham. 

He was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church, and memorials may be made to the church's building fund.

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Thomas Tucker       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 11, 2004

EASTON -- Thomas Edward Tucker, 69, of Easton died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Capital Care in Springfield.

His funeral was Tuesday morning at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. Visitation was on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial is Easton Cemetery.

Mr. Tucker had worked for the Mason County Farm Service until 1969 and for TT's Red Fox Grocery Store in 1969. He also worked for Dollar General in Mason City, TT's Tavern in Easton and was employed by the secretary of state the past five years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Lincoln. He married Mary Carol List in 1964 in Easton. She survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Mark Tucker of Easton and Tad Tucker of Springfield; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, James Tucker of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Wahnetta List.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, New Salem Shrine Club, Jester's Lodge in Springfield and the Easton Fire Department.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Salem Shriners.

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