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50 th Wedding Anniversary walter & Dorothy (Zelle) Wisniewski celebrated their 50 'h Wedding Anniversary April 15. Dorothy's father was a well-known and successful businessman in the Lake Fork - Mt. Pulaski and Chestnut communities during the 1920s - 1940s. He owned the Lake Fork Grain Company, managed the Chestnut Farmers Elevator and Lumber Company, and managed the Illiopolis Grain Company. Well wishes can be sent to Walter and Dorothy at - 1855-A Sumac Crt. / Grafton, WI 53024-2956. Spring has M. Tait's Sprung Weather is going back and forth between different temperatures and conditions. Spring and Fall seem to be that way, especially. Many things in govemment seem dus' Thinkin' also to be in a tumult and struggle. This, again, highlights that it is important to know what you believe and why you believe it. Are there values and beliefs and priorities and philoso- phies that shape your decisions, or do you make .it up as you go along? Are wisdom and honesty employed in the decision-making process or is it wishful or shortsighted think- ing? What is the overall goal, what will be accomplished? It all deserves some of our best thinkin' M TaR Fee Free Lincoln Home National Historic Site offers "fee free" days at Lincoln Hdme. Though tours of the home are always free to the public, the $2/hour park- ing fee will be waived at Lincoln Home National His- toric Site on the following remaining dates in 2011: April 16-24, to celebrate National Park Week June 21, to officially welcome the first day of summer September 24, to commemorate National Public Lands Day November 11-13, in remembrance of Veterans Day Weekend Lincoln Home National Historic Site is the only National Park Service site in Illinois. The Visitor Center for the Lincoln Home National Historic Site is located at 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield. Truck Driver for Empire Gas and Pittsburg Paint & Glass Robert E. "Bob" Jackson passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm at Vonderlieth Living Center. Funeral Services tbr Mr. Jackson were Tuesday, April 12 at Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mae; daughter, Margaret Sue Challans; grandson, Robert Lee Morris; brother, William Clyde Jackson and sister, Margie Groves. Robert was employed as a truck driver for Empire Gas and Pitts- burgh Paint & Glass in Lincoln for 10 to was a member of the In Memory -- Jackson 12 years and Lincoln VFW having served in the United States Army. He was born on April 9, 1929 in Ottawa, the son of Vaughn Eldon and Nellie Crawford Jackson He married Betty Mae Utterback on January 1, 1953. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2005. Surviving are daugh- ters: Jane Ellen (Randy) Morris of Beason and Doris Jean (Byron) Helton of Mt. Pulaski; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Juanita Jackson. Memorials: Illinois School for the Blind in Jacksonville or United Cerebral Palsy. 106 5  Street - Lincoln - 217-732-7773 - Toll Free 877-465-7773 Order now through Memorial Day and receive 10% off total purchase Peasley Memorials where families come for the service and quality they trust! We provide our families with lasting craftsmanship from the foundation to installation at the cemetery. When you choose Peasley Memorials be assured you will receive the finest products at a fair price. Come and see Dena Manley with over 15 Years of Memorial Experience. Dena Manley 3 rd Generation Memorial Specialist Monday - Friday 9-4:30 Saturday - 9-12 After Hours By Appointment "Where good service with a good turn aroundcounts, t" HAGE00 Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned & Operated Memorial Monument Company. 10 Industrial Painter at Eaton Corporation Robert W. Dambacher, 45, of Williamsville, died at his home April 10, 2011 at 6:02 p.m. Robert was an indus- trial painter at Eaton Corporation, Lincoln. Robert was born December 15, 1965, the son of Darrel and Shir- ley Gill Dambacher in Lincoln. Survivors Include - Parents - Darrel and Shirley Gill Dambacher of Lake Fork; his partner: Stacy Meister; Children - Justin (Amanda) Dam- bacher of Williamsville, Nathan W (April) Dambacher of Monti- cello, Matthew (Carrie) of Springfield, Jenna Meister of Williams- ville, Jacob Meister of Williamsville, Sisters- Sheryl (Daniel) DeWitt of Mt. Pulaski, JoAnne (Steve) Kindred of Lin- coln, Grandchildren - Hope Hibbs and Tyra Dambacher; Nephew - Cameron Dambacher, and Nieces - Marissa and Miranda Kindred. Funeral services were : Thursday, April 14 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Daniel Shreve officiated. Burial was in Carlyle Cemetery, Lake Fork. Dambacher Memorials: Dambacher family Returned to Illinois every spring to farm with his sons Richard BucHes "Dick" Cannon died peacefully at his residence in Tucson, Arizona, on his 81 birthday, Sunday, March 27, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Cannon was born in 1930 and raised in Niantic, Decatur, and Springfield. He attended college at the University of Missouri and graduated from Biltmore College in North Carolina. He then served in the Air Force during the Korean War and upon completion of duty attended the University of Florida. After returning to Illinois, Mr. Cannon married Miry Frances Sgro in 1954. They resided in Niantic, later moving to Springfield, where they raised their three sons. Mr. Cannon owned several businesses in Springfield. After his mother's death in 1978, Mr. Cannon began farming. He and his wife built a home in Tucson, Arizona, and Mr Cannon returned to Illinois every spring and fall to farm with his sons. Mr. Cannon was an avid handball player and sports fan. He enjoyed col- Mt. Pulaski Times and fall lecting World War I and World War II memo- rabilia, and curated an extensive personal col- lection. Mr. Cannon also loved spending time with friends and family and will remembered as a family provider and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather. Mr. Cannon is survived by his wife, Mary Frances (Sgro) Cannon of Tucson, Arizona, and his sons: Charles, Mt. Pulaski; Richard (Cindy), Rochester; and Lawrence, Buffalo. He is survived by six grandchildren: Cara (John), St. Louis, MO; Marisa (Aaron), Springfield; Cory, Schaumburg; Brandt, Rochester; Alexis, Springfield; and Derich, Rochester; and one great- granddaughter, Harper Rose. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Cannon and Cora Cowdin Wilcox, and one grandchild, Brenna Cannon. A memorial service is planned on April 24 in Tucson and another memorial service will be held in Illinois in early sunller. 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