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EMDEN -- Cleo Reiner Reiners, 87, of Emden died Monday,
Aug. 22, 2005, at 4 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter
Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Hofer officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
and one hour before the service on Thursday.
Burial, with military rites, will be in Hartsburg Union
Cemetery, rural Hartsburg.
Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mr. Reiners was a retired farmer and Orvil Township road
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born April 25, 1918, at Emden to Edward and Etta
Zimmer Reiners. He married Ruth Culleton on Feb. 8, 1950, in
Lincoln. She died Nov. 9, 2004.
He is survived by four sons, R. Owen (and Dawn) Reiners
of Emden, Carl (and Lori) Reiners of Thorp, Wash., Dick (and
Lorie) Reiners of Emden and Lee (and Angela) Reiners of
Emden; four daughters, Diane Walsh of Thorp, Wash., Becky
(and Rick) Adams of Indianapolis, Ind., Betty Jo (and Brad)
Lessen of Emden and Carrie (and Nick) Nowatney of Honolulu,
Hawaii; 30 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one
sister, Luann Arnold of Emden.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary and
He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Emden and
Emden Legion Post 506.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or
Emden Fire and Rescue.
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CHESTNUT -- Marlene Demlo Dierker, 74, of Chestnut died
Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at 11:18 a.m. at Decatur Memorial
A graveside funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday
at Laenna Cemetery. The Rev. Joel Dietrich will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Mount Pulaski is
Mrs. Dierker was a homemaker.
She was born June 26, 1931, in Decatur to Herbert and
Grace Hil Demlo. She married Kenneth Dierker on Feb. 5,
1950, in Decatur.
She is survived by her husband, of Chestnut; one
daughter, Debbie (and Dan) Aughenbaugh of Decatur; two sons,
Donald Dierker of Sandersville, Ga., and Danny (and Teresa)
Dierker of Chestnut; 13 grandchildren; and nine
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chestnut.
Memorials may be made to her church or to Heartland
Community Church in Decatur.
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