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Donnie Merreighn

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Archived March 14, 2005

LINCOLN -- Donnie Ray Merreighn, 64, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 11:17 a.m.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with an Eagles service at 6:45.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Darrell Garrett and Pastor Jacob Skelton officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mr. Merreighn was a meteorologist at Fort Sill, Okla., for the U.S. Army. He later taught meteorology at Fort Sill.

He was born Aug. 29, 1940, at Lincoln to Wilford and Beulah Bradley Merreighn. He married Phyllis Koch on Feb. 14, 1990, in Lawton, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, of Atlanta; one daughter, Felicia Merreighn of Sanford, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Lisa (and Steve) Bowns of Atlanta and Amy (and Mark) Aughton of Lincoln; six grandchildren, Paige and Cody Aughton of Lincoln, Ashley Collins of Atlanta, Courtney Satterfield of Atlanta, and Steven and Colby Dugan of League City, Texas; three sisters, Cheryl (and Chuck) Feese of Springfield, Norma (and Bill) Langley of Decatur and Teresa (and Rick) Caplinger of Lincoln; one brother, Bobby Merreighn of Lincoln; and two stepsisters, Janie (and Larry) Voyles of Lincoln and Donna (and Glen) McCrea of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Karen; one brother, Billie Merreighn; and one stepbrother, Butch Kinney Yeazle.

He was a member of Lincoln Church of God, Lincoln Eagles Lodge 2708, American Legion Post 263 and Lincoln Sportsman Club.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army with five years in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star for meritorious service, and 15 years in Germany and Korea. In addition, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal Third Award, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, five Overseas Service Bars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal Unit Citation, and the Vietnam Service Medal with eight Service Stars.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Church of God.

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John Montgomery          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 14, 2005

LINCOLN -- John M. Montgomery, 58, of Lincoln, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 10:20 a.m. at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

He donated his body to medical science.

Burial will be at a later date at Richmond Grove Cemetery, rural New Holland.

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

Mr. Montgomery worked at Lehn & Fink in Lincoln and at Burwell Car Wash as an attendant.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Lincoln to Robert and Margaret Engelbrecht Montgomery.

He is survived by his mother, of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of New Holland United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 715 of New Holland, Greenview Masonic Lodge and the National Rifle Association.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Carl Garlisch          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 14, 2005

MASON CITY -- Carl J. Garlisch, 89, of Mason City, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 5:20 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Allens Grove, with the Rev. Derek Riddle officiating.

Burial will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Manito.

Mr. Garlisch was a lifelong farmer.

He was born July 9, 1915, in rural Forest City to Otto and Augusta Proehl Garlisch. He married Anna K. Jacobs on Feb. 5, 1946, in Chapin.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Eldon (and Cheryl) Garlisch of Mason City, Roger Garlisch of Mason City and Albert (and Brenda) Garlisch of Easton; two daughters, Janet (and Donald) Whiteman of Pekin and Karlene (and Alan) Greick of Bolingbrook; 13 grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Matilda (and Julius) Wiemer of Forest City.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and a stepgrandson.

He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and Mason County Farm Bureau.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mason City Area Nursing Home or St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

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