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Warren Smith

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[April 18, 2008]  Warren E. Smith, 87, of Lincoln, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 12:30 p.m. at The Christian Village Nursing Home.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson and the Rev. Daniel Tuhy officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was a district sales manager for Pioneer seed for 31 years.

He was born Feb. 24, 1921, at Maroa to Lon and Essie Eeten Smith. He married Lois Krause on Feb. 20, 1981, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son, Mike (and Cindy) Smith of Decatur; one stepson, Randy (and Linda) Krause of Port Gamble, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Lynde (and Bruce) Hays of Rochester; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. He was the last of his immediate family.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and attended Eastern Illinois University.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice Health Services of Springfield or the First Baptist Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln

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