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From the Pekin Times, April 14, 2001

Eugenia Seckler

EAST PEORIA -- Eugenia R. "Gene" Seckler, 61, of 1460 Upper Spring Bay Road, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Lourdes Catholic Church in rural Metamora. The Rev. Robert Weakley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Lourdes Cemetery in rural Metamora.
Friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the OSF St. Francis Hospice in Peoria.
She was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Peoria to Pete and Ruth Keenan Jones.
Surviving are two sons, Mark (Joan) Dorsey of Sunnyland and Robert Hubbard of East Peoria; four daughters, Tina Matthews and Peggy Matthews Perez, both of Wilmer, Texas, Tonya Hubbard (Miguel) Martinez of Arlington, Texas, and Stacey Seckler (William) Steenbergen of Pekin; four stepchildren; 13 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. She also leaves her companion, John Seckler of East Peoria, with whom she made her home.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
A homemaker, Seckler was a member of St. Mary's Lourdes Catholic Church in rural Metamora.

Tucker Evans

HAVANA -- Tucker N. Evans, 5-month-old son of Christopher Evans and Autumn Miller of Havana, died at 8:39 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bluff City Community Church in Browning. The Rev. Gerald Sawyer and the Rev. Barbara Sawyer will officiate.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.
Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucker Evans Memorial Fund established at Havana National Bank.
He was born Oct. 13, 2000, in Peoria.
Surviving are his parents of Havana; two sisters, Alexis Lynn Hallor and Aurena M. Evans, both of Havana; two brothers, Christopher Evans and Jacob Evans, both of Bath; his maternal grandparents, Kevin and Sherry Miller and Rebecca Cole, all of Havana; his paternal grandparents, Margaret Evans and Huey Cravens, both of Havana, and his maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Evelyn Moore of Havana.

Harry Heckman

PEKIN -- Harry Weber Heckman, Ph.D., 94, of 5394 County Road 73, Robstown, Texas, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a resident of rural Pekin until his move to Texas in 1983.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Gary Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregational United Church of Christ in Pekin.
He was born June 10, 1906, in Mason City to Arthur and Ella Hastings Heckman. He married Dorothy Splittgerber on Aug. 14, 1928, in Bloomington. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 1978, in Morton.
He married Margaret Neef Schlesinger on Sept. 3, 1978, in Pekin. She preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 1982, in Pekin.
He married Neva Dodwell in April of 1983 in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi; one son, Charles A. (Honor Heath) Heckman of North Haven, Conn.; six grandchildren, Sandra (Delwin) Essig of Western Springs, Patricia (Daniel) Murphy and Tommi (Randall) Jackson, both of Robstown, and Elizabeth Heath-Heckman, Loren Heckman-Heath and Elias Heckman-Heath, all of North Haven, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Miller on Dec. 21, 2000, in Robstown and two brothers, George L. Heckman and Fred Heckman.
He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1929, his master's degree from the University of Illinois and his doctorate in economics from U of I in 1936.
Heckman last worked as a professor of economics at North Central College in Naperville for 14 years, retiring in 1971.
He was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ in Pekin; American Economics Association and the IWU Alumni Association, where he had served as a class secretary.

Robert Tesch

WASHINGTON -- Robert D. Tesch, 77, of 1301 Miller St., Apt. B, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Washington. The Rev. John Bates and the Rev. Alice Gwin will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Washington, or to the Washington Rescue Squad.
He was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Kewanee to Reinhardt W. and Ida Minnie Richter Tesch. He married Helen J. Larson on Aug. 24, 1947, in Kewanee.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 11, 1988, in Peoria.
Surviving are one daughter, Deborah (Gary) Pearson of Normal and one grandson, Brett Martin Pearson of Normal. He also leaves a companion, Luella Joos of Washington.
Tesch retired from Caterpillar Inc. in July of 1982, having worked as a draftsman/engineer for more than 30 years in its Mossville and East Peoria locations.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Asian Theater. He attained the rank of corporal.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Washington, where he was active in the men's prayer group. He also was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics; Summit Valley R/C Flyers in East Peoria; AMVETS in Peoria and the Carl S. Martin American Legion Post 635 in Normal.

Edith Kurth

EAST PEORIA -- Edith C. Kurth, 101, formerly of 444 S. Parkway Drive, Pekin, died at 12 midnight Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Fondulac Woods Health Care Center in East Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Noel-Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Bellevue, Iowa.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Iowa, or St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.
She was born Sept. 1, 1899, in Bellevue, Iowa, to Charles and Louisa Boettcher Kurth.
Surviving are one niece, Jackie Hanson of Washington; one nephew, Dr. William C. Kurth of Decorah, Iowa, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and three sisters.
Kurth worked as a second grade teacher in Iowa and Missouri for 42 years, retiring in 1969.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin and St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Iowa, and its Luther League.

Florence Drenckpohl

LESUEUR, Minn. -- Florence Elizabeth Wagner Drenckpohl, 92, of LeSueur, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Gardenview Nursing Home in LeSueur.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at LeSueur United Methodist Church. The Rev. William N. Kerr will officiate. Interment will be in Mound Cemetery in LeSueur.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at Kolden Funeral Home in LeSueur, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Oct. 18, 1908, in LeSueur to Joseph Bernard and Ida Caroline Koller Wagner. She married Erwin John Drenckpohl of Centralia on June 8, 1931.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one infant grandson, Brian Joseph Dahn, and two sisters, Ida May Wagner Wishart and Grace Kathryn Wagner Tracy.
Surviving are two sons, John Wagner (Pearl) Drenckpohl of Taylors, S.C., and David Erwin Drenckpohl of Morton, Ill.; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Drenckpohl (Richard) Hart of Brownsville, Pa., and Judith Louise Drenckpohl (Richard) Dahn of LeSueur; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four nieces and two nephews.
She and her husband moved to Dayton, Wash., in 1935 and lived there for 18 years before returning to LeSueur. They divided their time between LeSueur and Mesa, Ariz., for 23 years.
Drenckpohl had worked for Travelers Insurance Co. in Minneapolis and later for the Green Giant Co. in LeSueur. 
She was a life-long member of LeSueur United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. She also served as a Sunday school coordinator and youth choir director.
Drenckpohl was an accomplished pianist, china painter and gourmet cook.

Mamie Adams

BLOOMINGTON -- Mamie Josephine Custer Adams, 93, of 2025 E. Lincoln, died at 12:04 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Martin Health Center in Bloomington. She was formerly of 102 E. Vernon Ave. in Normal.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington. The Rev. Gerald T. Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Normal.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home in Bloomington, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation will be held one-half hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center in Normal.
She was born Nov. 11, 1907, in Bloomington to Frank and Lena Amsteadt Custer. She married Charles G. Adams on June 30, 1937, in Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son; two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Ninness of Bloomington and Jane (John) Donovan of Albany, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three nieces.
Adams taught at Sheridan Elementary School in Bloomington for many years until her retirement.

Avis Dye

HAVANA -- Avis M. Dye, 91, of 609 N. Harpham, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Havana Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Havana Church of Christ. The Rev. Warren Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Havana Healthcare Center Activity Fund, St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, or to the American Diabetes Association.
She was born Feb. 2, 1910, in Mason County to Frank and Emma Heil Dobson. She married Herbert Dye on Feb. 14, 1929, in Mason City.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 27, 1996; one son, Louie; two grandsons; three sisters and one brother.
Surviving are five daughters, Valera Middleton and Linda Bailey, both of Havana, Barbara Bohanan of Canton, Judy Richardson of Eagle River, Alaska, and Mary Kolves of Bath; five sons, Grover "Buck" Dye and Michael Dye, both of Lewistown, and Gary R. Dye, Kenneth Dye and Allen Dye, all of Havana; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, Dye was a member of the Havana Church of Christ.

Erma Krueger

MINIER -- Erma A. Krueger, 85, of Minier, died at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Minier Assembly of God. The Rev. Bob Eby and the Rev. Larry Peak will officiate. Burial will be in Minier Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 tonight at McReynolds-Beck Funeral Home in Minier.
Memorial contributions may be made to Minier Assembly of God, or to Minier Rescue Squad.
She was born March 21, 1916, in Greenville to Edward and Rose Harmon Strohkirch. She married Robert E. Krueger on Aug. 17, 1936, in Alton.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 9, 1989; one son and two brothers.
Surviving are one son, David (Judy) Krueger of Peoria; one daughter, Shirley (Howard) Douglas of Stanford; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clinton Hart, Lee (Eileen) Hart and Raymond (Naomi) Hart, all of Minier, and one sister, Jerry (Wayne) Peak of East Peoria. She also leaves one sister-in-law, Edna Strohkirch of Bloomington.
A homemaker, Krueger was a member of Minier Assembly of God for more than 50 years and held many offices within the church during that time.

Orville Meier

BARTONVILLE -- Orville H. "Blondie" Meier, 86, of 3825 S. Lauder, died at 10:46 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Meredosia. The Rev. Gilbert Wellenreiter will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Meredosia.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight at Endsley Funeral Home, Bartonville Chapel, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice in Peoria, or to Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Meredosia.
He was born June 20, 1914, in Jacksonville to Henry and Tillie Rausch Meier. He married Velma Irene Morris on Sept. 22, 1940, in Winchester.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 3, 1991, in Bartonville; one sister and one brother.
Surviving are four daughters, Virginia (Gerald) Osborne of Marquette Heights, Jean Snoke of Peoria, Elaine (Michael) Gray of Bartonville and Donna (Michael) Shockency of Canton; two sons, Orval Dean (Nancy) Meier of Syracuse, N.Y., and Larry (Linda) Meier of Manito; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Corrine Orchard and Wilma Williams, both of Chapin.
Meier worked at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in Bartonville for many years until his retirement.
He was a lifetime member of Bartonville American Legion Post 979.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Meredosia and the Keystone Retirees Club.
He was a former member of several area bowling leagues.

Idell Clemons

CREVE COEUR -- Idell "Mom" Clemons, 82, of Creve Coeur, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Schmidt-Haller Funeral Parlors in East Peoria. The Rev. Ron Simmons will officiate. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Houston, Miss., to William and Gertrude Dell Higgenbotham Brantley. She married Clyde Clemons on Jan. 2, 1933.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 23, 1973, in Peoria; two sons, Jimmy Clemons and Gene Clemons, and one daughter, Nancy Arbuckle.
Surviving are three daughters, Marti (Don) Brooks of East Peoria and Faye (Lou) Rolofson and Linda Test, both of Creve Coeur; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Clemons owned the Sportsman's Club in Peoria for 21 years until her retirement in 1985.
She was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Peoria since 1973.
She attended Lord's Table Church of God in Peoria.

Thelma Bice

MANITO -- Thelma L. Bice, 46, of 13270 Walnut St., rural Manito, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Pekin Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 12, 1954, in Peoria to Thomas and Virginia Thompson Burchell. She married James H. Bice on Nov. 23, 1974, in Peoria.
Surviving are her husband; her parents of Granger, Ind.; four sons, Steven Burchell of Pekin and David Robinson, James H. Bice II and Jason Bice, all of Manito; five grandchildren and two sisters, Barbara (Orville) Skinner of Peoria and Patricia Durbin of Granger.
Bice was a homemaker.

Pearl Heren

PEKIN -- Pearl Heren, 92, of 222 Sunrise Ave., died at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in the emergency room at Pekin Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Mark A. Miller will officiate. Private burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.
She was born July 12, 1908, in Conway Springs, Kan., to Ben and Edna Wolf Michael. She married Harold Jacob "Jack" Heren on Feb. 18, 1933, in Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 18, 1998, in Pekin; one son, Jack Dean Heren; two brothers, Elmer Michael and Andy Michael, and one sister, Elsie Wyss.
Surviving are one daughter, Joyce A. Heren of Pekin; one granddaughter, Cindy C. Huey of Pekin, with whom she made her home, and three great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, Heren was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pekin.
She enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

Cleo Session

TOPEKA -- Cleo Session, 81, of Rural Route 1, Box 26C, rural Topeka, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church in Chandlerville. The Rev. Duane Turley will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Chandlerville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church in Chandlerville.
He was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Bath Township, Mason County to Thomas and Lucille McDaniel Session. He married Edna Mae Kee on Jan. 23, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 12, 1995; one brother, Floyd; two sisters, Della Keefer and Edith Light, and three half brothers, Kak Mibbs, Howard Mibbs and Harley Session.
Surviving are two sons, David Session of Bath and Jerry Session of Topeka; one daughter, Betty Davis of Fairfield; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Session worked at Hiram Walker & Sons in Peoria, retiring as a sub-foreman.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Chandlerville.

Norma Wilson

CANTON -- Norma LaVern Wilson, 77, of 250 S. Main, Apt. 616, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at her residence. She was formerly of Downers Grove.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. The Rev. Howard Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the memorial home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spoon River Hospice Association.
She was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Advance, Mo., to Oscar and Nora Clodfelter Wilson. She married DeVere L. Wilson on Nov. 2, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 7, 1997, and one brother.
Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Wilson of Berwyn and Donna (Glen) Kindle of Downers Grove; two grandchildren, Rebecca Sue Kindle and Ryan David Kindle, both of Downers Grove, and one sister, Peggy J. Palmer of Largo, Fla.

James Guynn

WATSEKA -- James M. Guynn, 58, of Watseka, died at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at his residence. He was formerly of Pekin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. The Rev. Richard Reeder Sr. will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following services.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Aug. 1, 1942, in Metropolis to Julius and Agatha Terry Guynn.
Surviving are his mother of Clifton; one son, Scott Guynn of Watseka; one daughter, Rhenn Jackson of St. Anne; four brothers, Benny (Barb) Guynn and John (Joyce) Guynn, both of Metropolis, Billy (Sue) Guynn of North Carolina and Gale (Darlenne) Guynn of Martinton and five sisters, Karen (Wayne) Coyne of Ashkum, Peggy (Bob) Irwin of Athens, Tenn., Jean (Kenneth) Steen and Joan (Bob) Witham, both of Limestone Township, Iroquois County, and Margo (Bob) Wiley of Winchester, Va.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Guynn worked as a mechanic.
He served with the U.S. Air Force from June 14, 1960, to June 12, 1969.
He had attended Clifton Baptist Church.
He enjoyed NASCAR, bird watching and woodworking.

John Lance Jr.

PEORIA -- John Lance Jr., 71, of 3108 Gilmore St., Jacksonville, Fla., died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his residence. He was formerly of Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Schmidt-Haller Funeral Parlors in East Peoria. The Rev. Ron Stewart will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following services.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born April 20, 1929, in Peoria to John Sr. and Vivian Cannon Lance. He married Deloris Estep in 1948 in Peoria.
He married Hazel Stroud in 1983 in Florida.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Rick L. (Renee) Lance of Puyallup, Wash.; four stepsons, Dale Farrow, Boyd Farrow and Donald Farrow, all of Florida, and Wayne Farrow of East Peoria; three daughters, Beverly A. (Jack) Clark of Morton, Sandy K. Melz of Bartonville and Becky S. (Deef) Stone of Yorkville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three brothers, Cecil (Judy) Lance of Brimfield, William Lance of Bellevue and Richard (Vivian) Lance of Eureka.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter; one sister and one brother.
Lance worked as an auto mechanic and then in construction in the Peoria area until his retirement in 1983.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of Laborers Local 165.

Mary Marie Lewis

PEKIN -- Mary Marie Lewis, 86, of 2501 Allentown Road, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was formerly of 309 E. Melbourne in Peoria.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. The Rev. James Kruse will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Peoria.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.
Abts Mortuary in Pekin is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund in Pekin.
She was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Edwardsville to Robert J. and Ella Lucas Brendle. She married George C. Lewis on Oct. 23, 1937.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 14, 1958.
Surviving are one daughter, Cindy (Ron) Monge of Pekin; two grandchildren, Michelle (Josh) Fitzanko and Jason Monge, both of Pekin; one brother, George (Mary) Brendle of Melbourne, Fla.; three nephews and two nieces.
Lewis worked as a secretary for the Charles Bennett Publishers until her retirement in 1980.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Peoria for many years. She also was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

Edward Mullins

WASHINGTON -- Edward A. Mullins, 54, of 1314 48th Ave., Menominee, Mich., died at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis. He was formerly of Washington.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. The Rev. Richard Sullins will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Mullins Fund in care of Republic Bank, 1015 10th Ave., Menominee, MI 49858.
He was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Washington to Edward and Frieda Brunmeier Mullins. He married Mariann Nutt on Oct. 19, 1968, in Washington.
Surviving are his wife of Menominee, Mich., and three sons, Edward Mullins of Tucson, Ariz., Christopher Mullins of Peshtigo, Wis., and Michael (Marie) Mullins of Menominee.
Mullins owned and operated Country Creations Store in Menominee for the past 15 years. He also worked in parts and sales for 15 years at the Pettibone Corp. in Baraga, Mich., retiring in March of 2000.
He was of the Methodist faith.

Lucille Hohulin

MORTON -- Lucille Hohulin, 92, of 935 E. Jefferson St., died at 10:40 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc in Morton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morton Apostolic Christian Church. The Morton Apostolic Christian Church Ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from 9 to 9:45 prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Woods, Apostolic Christian Children's Home or Apostolic Christian Restmor Building Fund.
She was born July 14, 1908 in Peoria to Jacob and Elsa Obig Ott. She married John N. Hohulin on June 26, 1936, in Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 8, 1994; two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are one son, John D. Hohulin of Morton; two daughters, Janice Collinson and Joyce Collinson, both of Colorado Springs; one brother, Joseph Ott of Quincy and four grandchildren.
A homemaker, Hohulin was a member of the Morton Apostolic Christian Church in Morton. She was also a charter member of VFW Post 5921 Women's Auxiliary in Morton.

Julia Naese Pulaski

MT. STERLING, KY. -- Julia Emma Naese Pulaski, 91, of Springview Drive, Mt. Sterling, Ky., died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Fleming County Hospital in Kentucky. She was formerly of Pekin.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. tonight at Richie Hunt Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. Bro. Phil Fraley and Bro. Ron Pulaski will officiate. Burial will be at the South Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Conneaut, Ohio.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Timothy Pulaski, Down Syndrome son of Ron Pulaski, at 704 Springview Drive, Mt. Sterling, Ky, 40353.
She was born Feb. 28, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Naese. She married Martin Pulaski, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Ron F. Pulaski of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; two daughters, Doris Barclay of Lady Lake, Fla. and Marian Storm of Chicago; one sister, Emma Tibbie of Manteno, Ill.; one brother, Floyd Naese of Kankakee, Ill. and several grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pulaski retired from the Manteno State Hospital in Manteno, Ill. and later the Swedish Association in Evanston, Ill.

James Plowman

PEKIN -- James David Plowman, 39, of 1400 Bellaire St., died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in Hollis Township, Peoria County.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Keith Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Weyhrich Cemetery in South Pekin.
Friends may call two hours prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund for his children at CEFCU.
He was born June 20, 1961 in Detriot, Mich. to Johnny Lee and Luella Coy Plowman. He married Penny Stermer on April 21, 1980 in Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his wife; his mother of Lawrenceville; three daughters, Tina (Paul) Everly, Angel Plowman, and Jennifer Plowman, all of Pekin; five brothers, John Plowman of Lawrenceville, Richard Plowman of Pekin; Steven (Bonnie) Plowman of South Pekin, Terry Plowman of Flora and Joseph Plowman of Sumner; and two sisters, Shirley Plowman of Lawrenceville and Paula (George) Kestner of Las Vegas, Nev.
Plowman was a custodian at Pekin Community High School for five years, last working Wednesday, April 4, 2001. He previously worked at Excalibur Seasoning Co. in Pekin.
He enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles.

Caralee Simmons

MASON CITY -- Caralee Sue Simmons, 71, of Mason City, died at 3:24 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home. The Rev. William Boyce will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born May 10, 1929 in Quincy, Ill. to Gene and Francis Simmons.
Simmons worked for Goodwill in Springfield and later for Logan Mason Rehabilitation Center.

Jeffrey Wheatcraft

OKLAHOMA -- Jeffrey Allen Wheatcraft, 39, of Oklahoma, died at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Clairmore Regional Hospital in Okla.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Inola, Okla. Inola Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetary in Marshall, Ill. Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Children's Hospital at St. Francis in Tulsa, Okla. 
He was born Aug. 17, 1961, in Bucyrus, Ohio to William and Beverley Loomis Wheatcraft. He married Roxie Mae Farrell on May 1, 1983, in Mackinaw.
Surviving are his wife; his parents of Texas; two daughters, Melissa Jacob and Samantha Wheatcraft, both of Okla.; two sons, Randall Jacob Jr. of Tulsa, and Jeffrey Wheatcraft Jr of Okla.; one grandson, Hunter Jacob of Tulsa; one brother, Virgil Romine of Smithfield, Ill.; and three sisters, Brenda Marion of Ill., and Bobbi Zabarac and Robin Brown, both of Texas.
Wheatcraft worked as a team leader for Tulsa Bus Co. His hobbies included spending time with his family, fixing up cars, playing pool, and summertime boating.


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