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Decemma Armstrong          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 3, 2005

LINCOLN -- Decemma Mae Armstrong, 85, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at 9:57 p.m. at her home.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Armstrong are pending at Peasley Funeral Home.

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M. Jane Poertner          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 2, 2005

LINCOLN -- M. Jane Poertner, 64, of Lincoln died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 8:50 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln. Pastor Phillip Blackburn will officiate.

Private burial will be in Chenoa Cemetery.

Ms. Poertner was the executive director at Central Illinois Economic Development Corp. of Lincoln for 29 years.

She was born June 27, 1940, in Lincoln to George Arthur and Thelma Caroline Moschel Browne. She married John Poertner.

She is survived by her children, Eric Lee Poertner of Lincoln, Raun Suzanne (and Rick) Brobeck of Valparaiso, Ind., and a foster daughter, Deb Dvorak of Lincoln; and one grandson, David Lee (and Stacy) Dvorak of Lincoln.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

Her recent professional affiliations were with the Family Self-sufficiency Advisory Council of the Energy Policy Advisory Council for the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Workforce Investment Board, Illinois Ventures for Community Action, Illinois Community Action Agency, National Association of Community Action Agencies, advisory board for SPIRIT Outreach Truancy Program, Rural Partners and Illinois Rural Community Assistance Program.

She graduated from Lincoln Community High School, earned an associate in arts degree from Lincoln College in 1960, a bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois Unversity, DeKalb, in 1962, and a master's degree from Illinois State University, Normal, in 1968.

She taught high school social studies at San Jose from 1963 to 1966.

Memorials may be made to CIEDC of Lincoln.

Eugene Kinzell          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 3, 2005

EASTON -- Eugene Wesley Kinzell, 75, of Easton died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 7:20 a.m. at his home.

His body was cremated.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Mr. Kinzell was a construction laborer.

He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

He was born Nov. 9, 1929. He married Mary Smith on June 30, 1989. They were divorced.

Names and addresses of children or other survivors are not available at this time.

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