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MOUNT PULASKI -- Everett M. Streenz,
89, of Mount Pulaski, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 6:06 a.m. at
Vonderlieth Living Center.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Rachel Stockle
officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 5
to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Burial will be in Harristown Cemetery, Harristown,
with military rites conducted by American Legion
Mr. Streenz worked for the state of
Illinois insurance, purchasing and driver's license
departments for 9 1/2 years in Springfield and
Decatur. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in
Decatur in 1982 after 28 1/2 years of service.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Bloomington. His
parents were Erwin C. and Amelia "Molly" Ploense
Streenz. He married Wilna Emery on May 23, 1943, in
Austin Township, Macon County. She preceded him in
death on Sept. 5, 2010.
He is survived by one son, Kim L. (and Delores)
Streenz of Morton; one daughter, Penni R. (and
James) Alexander of Lincoln; six grandchildren,
Dayna Streenz of Pekin, Adam Streenz of Morton,
Zachary Wachter of Kenosha, Wis., Marlise Wachter of
Carbondale, Adam Alexander of Chicago and Jessica
Alexander of Chicago; one great-grandson, Owen
Connor Roberts of Pekin; and one brother, Ted
Streenz Sr. of Bloomington.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters (one
his twin), three sisters-in-law and four
He was a member of Mount Pulaski First United
Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school
superintendent, and on many committees in the Mount
Pulaski and Chestnut Methodist churches.
He was a life member of Mount Pulaski American
Legion, where he was past commander, vice commander
He was a school board member for Mount Pulaski
High School for 10 years. He helped develop and
served on the Tri-County Educable-Handicapped
Children's Committee while on the school board.
He was a member of the Mount Pulaski Zoning Board
He was proud that after playing golf for 60 years
he finally had a hole-in-one.
Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski First
United Methodist Church or Mount Pulaski American
Legion Post 447.
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