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Leslie 'Les' Williamson Jr.

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[September 02, 2008]  SHERMAN -- Leslie N. "Les" Williamson Jr., 88, of Sherman, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at 10:10 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Olander officiating.

Military rites and private burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mr. Williamson retired in 1984 from Pacific Bell and Illinois Bell Telephone after 39 1/2 years as a PBX installer and craftsman.

He served in the Marines during World War II.

He was born July 2, 1920, in Lincoln. He married Mildred Oltmanns on Aug. 7, 1955, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Sherman; one son, Clifford "Marti" Williamson of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; two daughters, Judy Holden of Sherman and Debra (and Mike) Grisham of Carmel, Ind.; two brothers, Dr. Arthur (and Marilyn) Williamson of Lincoln and Dr. Robert (and Shirley) Williamson of Pekin; one sister, Dorothy Cargill of Chicago; five grandchildren, Tisha (and Paul) Holden Sadowski of Chicago, Morgan and Tommy Grisham of Carmel, Ind., Kacey and Jack Williamson of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie N. Williamson Sr.; his mother, Beulah Scott Williamson Schmidt; and one brother, Clyde Williamson.

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He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln.

He was wounded in the Marshall Islands during his military service and received the Purple Heart.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln, Zion Lutheran Church of New Holland or the donor's choice.

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