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Ralph Eimer

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[January 16, 2009]  Ralph F. Eimer, 84, of Lincoln, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following a prayer service at 4:45 p.m.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. Jeff Laible officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Lincoln Legion Post 263.

Mr. Eimer retired from farming west of Lincoln. He was a Pioneer seed corn salesman for 20 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.

He was born July 5, 1924, in Lincoln to George and Edith Faul Eimer. He married Joyce E. Johnson on Sept. 4, 1948, in Waukegan. She preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2008.

He is survived by two sons, Larry (and Connie) Eimer of Greenview and Steve (and Donna) Eimer of Lincoln; two daughters, Nancy Eimer (and Tod Grober) of Oxford, Miss., and Lori (and Ron) Boyer of Lincoln; two sisters, Louise (and William) Hardin of Atlanta and Frances (and William) Reichle of Lincoln; one brother, Harold (and Pat) Eimer of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Schmidt.

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He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church of Lincoln. He served on the Middletown school board, Burton View Co-op elevator board, St. Mary’s Cemetery board, Health Improvement Association board and the Logan County Farm Bureau board.

He was an avid fan of the Cubs and Illini.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

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