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Saturday, May 19, 1928 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

LINCOLN- Charles Mounce, 88, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Lincoln, IL, peacefully entered into Heaven’s gates on Tuesday morning May 9, 2017. He was born in Lincoln, IL, May 19, 1928. He was preceded in death by his wife Pat, a sister, Maxine Voyles, his parents, Mike and Johanna Marie (Nagle) Mounce, and two grandsons.

Charles is survived by his four children; Charlotte (Mike) Horath of Atlanta, IL; Linda (Dale) Rogers of Heyworth, IL; Rodney Mounce of Gifford, IL; and David (Lyn) Mounce of Downs, IL. He was also blessed with 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Charles (Charlie) grew up in Lawndale, then Lincoln. He married Patricia Jane Scott on September 13, 1947. He started working as a Ford Mechanic at Langelliers on S. Chicago St. in Lincoln. He retired from there after 42 years, and was known for his superb ability to “fix what was broken”. He was involved in stock car racing and streets rods. He was a member of The National Street Rod Association for 25 years. He also enjoyed camping and fishing.

He was a member of The Lincoln Christian Church. After Charles and Pat moved to Bloomington they joined The Eastview Christian Church and were instrumental in starting The Eastview Spirit Lifters for Seniors. They enjoyed many years of traveling with that group around the United States.

A Celebration of Life for Charles will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home (127 S. Logan St. in Lincoln). Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday (9:00-10:00A.M.) Burial will follow the services at Zion Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Charles’ name to Heritage Health, 700 E. Walnut St. in Bloomington, IL.

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Friday, August 10, 1951 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
Lincoln – Sandra K. Hurst ,65, passed away at her home on
Saturday May 13, 2017.

Sandra was born on August 10, 1951 in Beebe, AR; daughter of
Paul Lee Osborne and Beatrice Cox Johnson.

Sandra
is survived by her father Paul Lee Osborne; her children: Paul Scheurer of
Lincoln, IL, Jamie (Joe) Scheurer Skelton of Lincoln, IL, and Angie Scheurer
Daniels of Lincoln, IL; five siblings: Paula Osborne, Vickie (Jim) Bowen,
Donnie (Mary Ann) Osborne, Gary (Kathy) Osborne, Billy Jerald (Sue) Osborne;
seven grandchildren: Christian Skelton, Caleb Skelton, Jacquelyn Scheurer, Bryson
Scheurer, Chelsey Scheurer,Jacob Scheurer, and Justin Scheurer; ten great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her mother, step-mother Marie Osborne, grandmother:
Viola Cox, and one great grandchild: Cyannah Skelton.

Sandra graduated from
Capital Area Nursing School in 1996; she has worked various places including
Maple Ridge, Lincoln Christian Village, and was a registered nurse at the
Department of Corrections in Lincoln, IL. Sandra was a member of Full Gospel
Tabernacle in Lincoln, IL. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with
them especially her grandchildren. Her
favorite hobbies included knitting and crocheting.

Services
for Sandra will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Oscar Owens officiating. Visitation will
be 2 hours prior to service, 4:00-6:00 p.m.). Memorials may be made to the
family of Sandra K. Hurst.

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Sunday, June 15, 1930 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
Margaret A. Eimer, 86, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on May 13, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
 
Margaret was born on June 15, 1930 in Berlin Center, OH; daughter of Charles and Blanche (Wilson) Coleman. She married Thomas Eimer on June 14, 1975 in Lincoln, IL. He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her children: Charlotte Baldwin of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Michael Eimer of Hallandale, FL, Kathy McKinley of Texas City, TX, Scott Eimer of Lincoln, IL, and Craig Eimer of Lincoln, IL; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
 
Margaret was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln. She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crafts. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
 
Services for Margaret will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Michael Mallick officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Margaret’s name to Holy Family Food Pantry, Alzheimer’s Association, or Donor’s Choice.
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Saturday, October 9, 1937 - Friday, May 12, 2017
Ronald Sprague Sr., 79, passed away at 8:20 p.m. at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield on May 12, 2017.
Ron was born on October 9, 1937 in West Liberty, IL; son of Robert and Ilma (Franklin) Sprague. He married Mary King on August 9, 1957. She survives him.
Also surviving are his children: Beth (Russell) Wright and Ronald Sprague Jr. both of Lincoln, IL; three grandchildren: Kassie Henrichsmeyer of Clay City, IL, Colt (Haley) Wright of Sunset, TX, and Chase Wright of Lincoln, IL; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson: Joshua Sprague and one sister: Glenys McWilliams.
Ron was a ware house supervisor at PPG in East Peoria, IL before he retired. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, was a member of the Eagles Lodge#2708 in Lincoln, IL, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and was in the Mazda Miata Club.
Services for Ron will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Ron’s name to the American Heart and Lung Association or St. Johns United Church of Christ.
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Sunday, January 11, 1931 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

LINCOLN- Jean A. Curtis, 86, of Lincoln, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

Jean was born on January 11, 1931 in Ogelsby, IL, the daughter of Leonard Webb and Mildred Lauretta (Trout) Rose. She married William Wesley Fisher on July 1, 1949, from this union four children were born. She married William A. Bunner on March 2, 1979.

She was preceded in death by her parents and former spouses William Fisher and William Bunner.

She married John “Jack” Curtis on November 17, 1984. He preceded her in death on November 23, 2003.

She is survived by: her four legged companion, Baxter; her children: Sharon (Bill) Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Kathie (Tom) Vincent of Lincoln, IL; David (Anna) Fisher of Pekin; John (Tim Green) Fisher of Middletown, IL; her grandchildren: Michelle (Keith) Constance of Kenney, IL; Fran Clark of Portage, MI; Sarah (Mike) McCabe of Effingham, IL; Amy Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Eric (Michaelene) Quinn of Carmel, IN; Leslie Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Kristina (Matt) George of Oceanside, CA; Thomas (Loretta) Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Heather Fisher of Lincoln, IL; Allie Fisher of Peoria, IL; Kristopher Fisher of Lincoln, IL; Dani (Kyle ) Fisher of Peoria, IL; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She retired from Willamette Industries after 30 years of service. She worked at The Lincoln Elks Club after her retirement. She was a member of The Lincoln Elks Emblem Club. She enjoyed watching golf and Illini basketball. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to The Wounded Warriors Project. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, IL.

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Tuesday, January 29, 1918 - Thursday, May 4, 2017

LINCOLN- Mary Frances Kimbrough “Kim” Webb, 99, of Lincoln, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her home. She was born at home in rural Hancock County near Joetta, Illinois on January 29, 1918, daughter of Edward Wyatt and Edna B. Seipel Kimbrough. She received her B.A. from Carthage College in 1939 and taught home economics at Blandinsville High School until her marriage to John L. Webb.  They were the parents of four children: Susan of Lincoln, IL; David (Mary Jane Moffat) of Walton, OR; Carol of Lincoln, IL and Melbourne, Australia; and Jean of New Haven, CT. All of them survive. 

 

After the death of John Webb, she returned to school at SIU-E and received her master’s degree in counseling and guidance.  She served as a counselor at North Junior High School in Godfrey, IL, until her marriage in 1977 to her childhood friend G. Albert Webb and moved, along with her mother, Edna B. Kimbrough, to Lawndale. Mr. Webb died in 1998.  From this marriage, she gained two sons Alvin (Barbara) of Louisville, KY and Allen (Gayle) of Springfield, IL.  They survive.

 

Upon their retirement, Kim and Albert moved to the Christian Village in Lincoln. Throughout their life together in Lawndale and Lincoln, they were active in the St. John UCC Church. Kim is also survived by 5 grandchildren (Jeff, Dawn, Jaixen, Debbie & Becky) and eight great-grandchildren (Stephanie, Nathan, McKenna, Haley, Mariah, Phoenix, Hannah, and Eli) and preceded in death by one great-grandson, Jacob.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, with Rev. Kenneth Kramer, Ryan Edgecombe, and The Rev. Patti Meyer officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to service on Thursday (10:00-11:00 A.M.) Burial will take place at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, May 12,2017.

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Saturday, October 31, 1931 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LINCOLN- Alberta Frances Wheeler, 85, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Alberta was born on October 31, 1931 in Leroy, IL, the daughter of Roscoe and Cora Virginia (Satterfeal) Bailey. She married Robert Snowden Wheeler on July 20, 1947 in Farmer City, IL. He preceded her in death.

Alberta is survived by her children, Robert (Deb) Wheeler, Alice (Mac) McCarthy, Janice (Jim) Adye, Betty (Jack) Renfrow, and Mitch (Barb) Wheeler; her brothers and sisters, Martha Embry, Larry Bailey, Rosie Rogers, Deon (Donna) Bailey, Gail (Jerry) Denney, Terry (Alene) Bailey, and A.J. (Diana) Bailey; her nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, and one sister.

Alberta was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship. She was also a member at the Oasis Senior Center. Alberta enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, watching the Food Network, and visiting with her family and friends.

Services for Alberta will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. with Larry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alberta’s name to The United Kidney Foundation.

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Sunday, April 17, 1921 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lincoln-   John Joseph Kapik, 96, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on April 29, 2017 at The Christian Village of Lincoln, IL.John was born on April 17, 1921 in Lincoln, IL; son of Valentine and Marie (Krotz) Kapik.  He married Ruth Evelyn Riggs on April 10, 1949 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on October 15, 1997.

Surviving John are his daughters: Carol (Stan) Kuhn of Yantis, TX, Janice Kapik of Lincoln, IL, and Sharon (Rick) Lunn of Spring Hill, KS; two grandchildren: Michael and Michelle Pepper; two step grandchildren: Keri (Charles) Wallace and Jenni (Ethan) Stover. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Amelia Casstevens, Albert Kapik, and Rosemary Provin.

 

John was a United States Navy veteran, who proudly served his country during WWII. He retired from the light company after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #263, he enjoyed spending time outdoors especially hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping.

 

Services for John will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday May 4, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post# 263. Memorials may be made in John’s name to the Christian Village. 

Lincoln- John Joseph Kapik, 96, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on April 29, 2017 at The Christian Village of
Lincoln, IL.
John was born on April 17, 1921 in Lincoln, IL; son of Valentine and Marie (Krotz) Kapik. He married Ruth
Evelyn Riggs on April 10, 1949 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on October 15, 1997.
Surviving John are his daughters: Carol (Stan) Kuhn of Yantis, TX, Janice Kapik of Lincoln, IL, and Sharon
(Rick) Lunn of Spring Hill, KS; two grandchildren: Michael and Michelle Pepper; two step grandchildren:
Keri (Charles) Wallace and Jenni (Ethan) Stover. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings:
Amelia Casstevens, Albert Kapik, and Rosemary Provin.
John was a United States Navy veteran, who proudly served his country during WWII. He retired from
the light company after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #263, he
enjoyed spending time outdoors especially hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping.
Services for John will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday May 4, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 3,
2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service where full military
rites will be accorded by American Legion Post# 263. Memorials may be made in John’s name to the
Christian Village.
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Tuesday, February 11, 1947 - Friday, April 21, 2017

FORSYTH - Robert "Bob” Van Hook, 70, of Forsyth passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 in his home.

Bob was born on February 11, 1947 in Lincoln, IL, the son of Harry W. and Barbara (Barnes) Van Hook. They preceded him in death.

He graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School in 1965, and attended Southern IL University in Carbondale, IL.

He was employed at Bridgestone Firestone for 32 years; supervising in the tire room. He also built eight homes and enjoyed construction work. He was a volunteer fireman for Warrensburg Fire Dept for several years. He also enjoyed traveling, going on cruises and spending time with his family and friends.

He married Linda Cardoni in 1970 in Mt. Pulaski, IL. She survives in Forsyth.

Bob is also survived by his two children; Lisa (Kevin Cooper) Van Hook of Decatur, IL and Mike (Juli) Van Hook of St. Louis, MO; three grand children, Nicole Cooper of Chicago, IL, Zachary Van Hook, and Caroline Van Hook of St. Louis, MO; also surviving are his two sisters, Mary Ann Van Hook of Chicago, IL, and Jo Ann (Richard) Milligan of Riverside, CA, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was a loving husband, Dad and Grandpa who loved spending time with his family that brought him so much joy. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski.

Services for Bob will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL. with Rev. Barbara Stroud-Borth officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, April 28, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski, IL, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Safe Haven Hospice, Lincoln, IL.

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Monday, April 11, 1921 - Friday, April 21, 2017
Norma Park Muck, 96, of Lincoln passed to eternal life April 21, 2017.
 
Norma Evelyn Park Muck was born in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois on April 11, 1921 the third child of Augusta and Arthur Park. Norma’s parents and siblings, Harold Park and Rachel Park Wiggers, preceded her in death. Her grandparents, David and Delilah Shellhammer, were among the earliest settlers in Logan County. Norma was also a descendant of John Robert Downing, one of the six Revolutionary War soldiers from Logan County, and John Downing who served in the War of 1812.
 
Norma spent her childhood in Mt. Pulaski and attended Mt. Pulaski High School. She first studied at Stephens College in Columbia, MO and then attended and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science. On January 26, 1944, she married Norman Harding Muck, who she met in Columbia, MO. They married in San Diego, CA where Norman was stationed in the Navy during World War II, prior to being assigned to the Pacific Theatre. Norman and Norma celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2014. Norman also preceded Norma in death on January 19, 2015.
 
Norma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Family was of utmost importance to her and she was very involved in her children’s education and upbringing. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln where she served on several committees as well as being a member of Ruth’s Circle. Norma was also a member and Regent of the Lincoln Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Lincoln Women’s Club, AAUW, Lincoln College Soiree Committee, Doll Club, White Shrine, and the bridge club. Norma and Norman spent part of their retirement years in Naples, Florida where she was involved with Ikebana Club, Naples Doll Club, Teddy Bear Museum, Le Parc Social Committee and the Royal Poinciana Club.
 
Surviving are Norma’s children: Douglas (Laurie) Muck and Kaellyn (Terry) Arch, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Norman and Norma Muck Scholarship fund at Lincoln College or the First United Methodist Church.
 
Services for Norma will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 28, 2017 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL, with Rev. Michael Paulson and Rev. Brad Curtis officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will take place after the services in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, IL.

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