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Dorothy Ruenzi

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Archived Feb. 4, 2005

LINCOLN -- Dorothy M. Ruenzi, 88, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at 7:46 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following a prayer service at 1:30.

Her funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Ruenzi was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Sept. 24, 1916, at Clinton to Walter and Ruby Ludlam Lucas. She married Joseph E. Ruenzi on May 29, 19--, in Lincoln. He died Jan. 16, 1981.

She is survived by three daughters, Janet (and Jerry) Langenbahn of Lincoln, Betty (and David) Story of Smithton and Karen Ackerman of Lincoln; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and one grandson. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of Holy Family Church of Lincoln, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and Logan County Home Extension.

She was an avid bingo player.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Church, the Christian Village or Carroll Catholic School.

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Ronald Cook

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Archived Feb. 4, 2005

ELKHART -- Ronald L. Cook, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at 12:35 p.m. at his home in Elkhart.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Rob Hake officiating.

Burial is in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Cook was an accountant for Illico Oil Co. in Lincoln, Federated Funeral Directors of America in Springfield and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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

He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Belleville to Benjamin and Louella Yocks Cook. He married Viola Heyen on Jan. 26, 1957, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Elkhart; one son, Roger (and Cindy) Cook of Flora; one daughter, Elaine (and Mark) Fay of Springfield; two grandsons, two stepgranddaughters; and two step-great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Elkhart United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer. He was a trustee of the Elkhart Rural Fire Protection District, treasurer of the Elkhart Public Library and a member of Elkhart Legion Post 616.

He graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in business education and from the University of Illinois with a master's degree in business administration.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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William Cook

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Archived Feb. 4, 2005

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- William Harrison Cook, 51, a Lincoln native, died Jan. 24, 2005, at his home in Fort Myers.

His body was cremated.

A memorial service will be conducted in Lincoln, Ill., at a later date.

The burial place is Lawndale Cemetery, Lawndale.

Mr. Cook was a supervisory Internal Revenue agent in Florida. He had previously worked as an accountant at Abbott & Gaffney and for Lincoln College and was co-owner and operator of First Class Travel Agency, all in Lincoln, Ill.

He was born June 12, 1953, in Lincoln to Harrison William “Bill” and Margaret Wise Cook. He married Mary Ross in Chillicothe.

He is survived by his wife, of Estero, Fla.; one son, Ross Harrison Cook (and Melissa Bismarck) of New Port Richey, Fla.; his father, of Hobbs, New Mexico; his mother, Margaret Sutton of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Shyanne and Kyla of New Port Richey, Fla.; three brothers, Kevin Cook of Hobbs, N.M., Steven Cook of Springfield and David Sutton of Lincoln; one sister, Wanda Salzman of Naples, Fla.; and a close personal friend, David Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Eva Rainwater Cook, and one sister, Bertie Moore.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Habitat for Humanity.

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