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Howard Hieronymus       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 4, 2005

ATLANTA -- Howard L. Hieronymus, 53, of East Peoria, formerly of Atlanta, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home.

His body will be cremated, and a memorial service will be scheduled later.

Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, is handling arrangements.

Mr. Hieronymus retired in 2003 from Caterpillar Tractor Company, East Peoria.

He was born Aug. 21, 1951, at Bloomington to Arthur E. and Emily F. Horn Hieronymus.

He is survived by three sisters, Catherine Maciariello of New York, N.Y., Anne Hieronymus of Atlanta and Marcia Hieronymus of Lincoln; and a niece, Holly Thomas of Atlanta.

He was a former member of the Illinois National Guard and a member of United Auto Workers Local 974.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, or the American Heart Association.

James Harp       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 3, 2005

LINCOLN -- James L. Harp, 88, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at 2:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral was Wednesday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Bill Boice officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial is in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Harp farmed in Logan and Mason counties before he retired.

He was born Dec. 23, 1916, at Middletown to John and Nellie Raber Harp. He married Wilma Stone in 1935, and she died in 1981. He married Leta Rice in 1984, and she died in 1986.

He is survived by two sons, Richard (and Janet) Harp of Mason City and Marvin (and Suzanne) Harp of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, Yvonne (and Mark) Cheek of Lincoln and Loretta Jones of Peoria; five stepsons, Jim (and Margie) Rice of St. Joseph, Merle Rice of Lincoln, Mike Rice of Lincoln, Jerry (and Wanda) Rice of San Peblos, Calif., and Forrest Rice of Lincoln; four stepdaughters, Kelley (and Wyatt) Halcomb of Lincoln, Shelley Hurt of Lincoln, Ethel Frakes of Houston, Texas, and Wanda (and Donald) Kramer of Belleville; 10 grandchildren and 35 stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Harp of Easton and William (and Betty) Harp of Easton; and three sisters, Catherine Evans of Marianna, Ark., Mary Bandy of Sullivan and Nellie Davis of Springfield.

He was also preceded in death by one son, two brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.

He was a member of the Farm Bureau of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Althea Hilscher       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 3, 2005

LINCOLN -- Althea Hilscher, 92, of Lincoln, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

There will be no visitation. Her body will be cremated, and a memorial Mass will be at a later date.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Seneca.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mrs. Hilscher was a bookkeeper at Plut's Tin Shop in Lincoln before she retired.

She was born Feb. 7, 1912, at Seneca to John Joseph and Gertrude Cushing Domm. She married Noel Hilscher on July 12, 1943, at Seneca. He died March 6, 1990.

She is survived by one nephew, Don (and Mary) Hilscher of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to Lifeline.

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Frank Volle       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 4, 2005

MOUNT PULASKI -- Frank O. Volle, 77, of Darien, Conn., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at 4 a.m. at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn.

A funeral service at Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien, Conn., was on Tuesday.

A local service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Volle was an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Medical School and chief psychologist at the Denver Mental Health Center. Later he moved to Bloomington, where he was associate professor at Illinois State University and neuropsychologist for the Mennonite Health Care System.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force sergeant with Headquarter Squadron 141st Army Airway Communications System in Manila, Philippines, in 1946.

He was born Nov. 16, 1927, at Mount Pulaski to George Adam and Iva Florence Newburn Volle.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Lohnes Volle of Darien, Conn.; one daughter, Susan Volle of Englewood, Colo.; two brothers, Dan Volle and Paul Volle, both of Mount Pulaski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was affiliated with St. John Church of Darien, Conn.

He graduated from Mount Pulaski High School and the University of Illinois and received his Ph.D. from in neuropsychology from the University of Denver.

He was an avid fan of classical music.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Harley Beck       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 3, 2005

ATLANTA -- Harley W. Beck Jr., 67, of Atlanta, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Spohn Memorial Hospital, Beeville, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. His funeral will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be on Thursday afternoon in Snapp Memorial Garden, Forsyth, Mo.

Mr. Beck retired in 1990 from General Electric Company in Bloomington, where he worked in the maintenance department.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Aug. 29, 1937, at Amana, Iowa, to Harley and Lowesa Chase Beck Sr. He married Carol "Bonny" Paul on Sept. 16, 1977, at Shirley. She died Sept. 14, 2002.

He is survived by six children, Harley Dean (and Stephanie) Beck of Mason City, Ronnie (and Cathy) Beck of Lincoln, Becky (and Raymie) Burger of Lincoln, Karen (and Don) Beck of Lawndale, Gladys (and Chuck) Williams of Atlanta and Steve Beck of Atlanta; two stepsons, Alan (and Lynn) Paul of Bellevue, Neb., and Greg (and Lisa) Paul of Bloomington; one stepdaughter, Lisa (and Ed) Birk of Lawndale; 28 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur Beck of Forsyth, Mo., Charley Beck of Kirbyville, Mo., and James Beck of Pekin; two sisters, Jane Doolin of Atlanta and Madonna York of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one brother, two sisters and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beck family.

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