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IIBl.LllBl]llHIIglii['Wlllfl,llHdlllilmml]amm'alllJ.Jll]'! iAlill]ililitflE|.[]JLllL]]. '. A I1] ]i[ i?'  kl;!l ,l4mll[Hllal  - Obituaries Obituaries are published as a free service to the community. If you wish to have an obituary pub- lished please advise the funeral home in charge of arrangements to e-mail the Mt, Pulaski Times at There is not a charge for a photo to be included in the obituary. Thank You The Times publishes a Thank You as a free service to the com- munity. They can be e-mailed to the paper -, mailed to Mt. Pulaski Times / PO Box 114 / Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548. or dropped off at the paper. Thank You for the memorials given In Memory of Bill Duhs Mt. Pulaski EMS VLC Volunteer Luncheon Approximately 45 participants enjoyed the annual volunteers' luncheon today, April 26, at noon in the Activity Room of Vonderlieth Living Center. Place settings and decorations were apropos for springtime and the cheery colors made for a pleasant dining experience. And... Burger King look out... those ladies at VLC grill a mean hamburger! One could have almost any combo of separate toppings for their burger: cheese, pickles, mustard, catsup, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, etc. Mine was so well stacked; it very much resembled a "Dagwood formed. It was called "A Don- key's Tale." All enjoyed this so very much. Thanks to them for a job well done. What a genuine pleasure it is to volunteer one's services to help out at VLC. It is so much appreciated by Jo and her staff. By the way, they are all doing a sensational job of caring for VLC's inhabitants, as well as doing special things for volun- teers who care. Thanks, Jo Hilliard, and all who helped in anyway. By the way, Jo. It is perfectly ok to con- sider "burgers the VLC way " for next year's luncheon .... Bob Horn Article Roy Montgomery dropped the paper a note about the Bob Horn article written by Phil Bertoni. The article brought back a lot of memories for Roy. He wrote that the main memory was that he never heard Bob say an angry word. Roy added that his dad, Larry, held Bob in high regard. When Bob was Postmaster. Larry had ordered a crystal radio set out of a comic book ad. It took three months for it to arrive And during those three months. Larry stopped at the post office every day to check on his order. Bob never got tired of "the kid" stopping in to check on Special". (Remember those?) Submitted by - that radio. Arelish plate withdip nestled Pat Straumann... and Larry added that he will on each table. A delicious pasta thanks so much for a always remember Bob's golf sto- salad was also served. Dessert" lovely time. . ries and his smile. was ice cream and a separate serving tay'invited one topar- take of strawberry, ChoColate, nuts, etc. to" make one's own Christina M. Leesman, 93, of Hartsburg sundae, died April 14, 2010, at St. Clara's Manor, One person at each table won Lincoln. Funeral Services were Monday, a door prize of a ready-to-plant April 19 at St. John's Lutheran Church fresh flower. Vera Harbarger in Hartsburg. Pastor David Russell offi- ciated. Burial was in Hartslurg Union won at our table of four.., she's Cemetery. Her parents - Edward J. and so darned lucky! Lena (Hellman) Luken; Husband -Raymond: Three Brothers: and Six Before lunch, a short presen- tation by several students of the Zion Lutheran School was per- ANLEY We guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship Serving families since 1945 713 HICKOX DR. - LINCOLN 735-4939 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon - After Hours by Appt. manleymonumentsC' Sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Leesman worked at Tommy Birches Egg Plant in Lincoln. She was born July 16, 1916, in Hartsburg the daughter of Edward J. and Lena (Hellman) Luken. She married Raymond Leesman on June 28, 1938 in Hannibal, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 27. 1988. Survivors Include - Sons -Dean (Marilyn) of Hartsburg and Ronald Ray (Ann) of Mt. Pulaski; Daughters - Sandra Jane Gleason of Lincoln and Mary C. (Charles) Duffey of Cedar Hill. Missouri: Sisters - Agnes Klokkenga of Novinger, Missouri and Erna J. Post of Normal; Eleven Grandchildren: and several great-grandchildren and great- great- grandchildren. Mrs. Leesman was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Harts- burg. She loved to crochet and made several things for her family and friends. During her time at St. Clara's Manor she was an avid bingo player, winning countless stuffed animals and jewelry prizes. She was also an avid Cubs fan. Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church or DonoVs Choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home. Daniel Ray'Walton, 62, of Mantachie, Miss., formerly of Mt. Pulaski, passed away on Monday April 5, 2010 at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Walton lived all over the U.S. work- ing as a company manager and glass installer specializing in windshields. He later moved to Mantachie, Miss., where he lived for the last 15 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Mt. Pulaski. Daniel Ray Walton was born September 17, 1947, in Lincoln, the son of Harold Avery Walton, Sr. and Wilma Maybelle Moore Walton. Survivor's Include -Son - Ryan Walton of Mantachie, Mississippi; Daughter - Tara Bell of Springfield; Brothers- Harold A. Walton, Jr. and George (Sharon) Walton of Mt. Pulaski; Granddaughter - Kaitlyn Walton of Mantachie, Mississippi; Nephew - Chris (Diana) Walton of Mt. Pulaski; Niece - Jennifer (Bradney) Luckhart of Lincoln; and three great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Avery Walton, Sr. and Wilma Maybelle Moore Walton. Funeral services for Mr. Walton will be held at a later date. / ....... Dena Manley ......... i , 3r d Generation Memorial Specialist Hours Monday- Friday 9-4:30 Saturday- 9-12 00e..ou. By 00ppo.otm0nt 106 5 th Street- Lincoln Peaslelg Memorials 217-732-7773 Toll Free 877-465-7773 Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned Monument Company Thank You The Family of Michelle Lowe The family of Michelle Lowe would like to thank our family and friends for the outpouring of sup- : port we received during Michelle's brief illness and sudden death. Thank you for all the cards, flow- ers, and visits during her hospital stay, all the food brought to our homes, the cards sent, the beauti- ful flowers, and especially all of you who came to her visitationand funeral. Special thanks to - Pas- tors Treptow and Strohschein for their hospital visits and to Pastor Glen for a beautiful funeral ser- vice. Also, thank you the Werns- ing family. Your music was so com- forting. To the Ladies of Zion Lutheran Church, thank you so very much for the wonderful luncheon you prepared for us. Also, we are so appreciative and thankful for the memorial gifts in Michelle's name and to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader for their services. Tom and Carol Lowe Taylor Lowe Chad, Shelly, Briar and Kep Maxheimer Christopher, Stacie and Dominick Maxheimer 4 William E. "Andy" Anderson, 83, of Elkhart, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at 3:15Am at Memorial -" Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral Services were at ll:30Am Thursday, April 8 at Elkhart Chris- tian Church. Robert Twist offici- ated. Burial was in Camp Butler _. National Cemetery, Springfield, with full military rites accorded. .a His Parents - James and Emma Olson Anderson and Brother - i James L. Anderson preceded him in death. " Mr. Anderson was a retired Farmer and was retired from the Department of Agriculture. He was born January 27, 1927, in Elkhart the son of James and Emma Olson Anderson. He mar- ried Ann Haynes on June 13. 19,54. at the U.S. Naval Base in Yoko- suka, Japan. Survivors Include - His Wife - Ann of Elkhart; Sons- Mark Ander- son of Elkhart and* Jeff (Vicki) Anderson of Mt. Pulaski; Daugh- ter, Sally (Chuck) Goff of Wood- hull; Sister- Jean Bobell of Lin- coln; Fifteen grandchildren; and Thirteen great- grandchildren. Mr. Anderson served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 during World War II and from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. He served on many boards and commissions, and was deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher at Elkhart Christian Church. He served on the Elkhart High School board and with the regional school trustees of Logan- Mason-Menard County, being chairman for 12 years. He also served on the Logan County FS board, Logan County Development Foundation, FHA board, Logan Counts; Regional Planning Commission, Abraham Lincoln Hospital Healthcare Foundation and Logan County Fair.board. With the fair board, he served as vice-president, orga- nized the first junior livestock show and was the first superinten- dent, and served as chairman of central zone county fairs. He was active in the Republican Party and served as Logan County coordinator for the .Thompson campaign. The Lincoln Jaycees named him Outstanding Young Farmer of Logan County in 1963. He attended Elkhart schools, attended Illinois State University in the Navy V-12 program, and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1949 and also received a commission as ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He began farming with his father until 1952, when he was recalled into the Navy and served in the Harbor Defense Unit in Yokusuka, Japan, during the Korean War. He was discharged in December 1954. He retired from farming in 1981 and was employed as.a bureau chief in the Illinois Department of Agriculture, where he served as chairman of the Interagency Committee on Pesticides and also served on the governor's Chemical Safety Task Force. He enjoyed attending his grand- children's and great- grandchi4- dren's sports events. He also enjoyed gardening and woodwork- ing in his spare time. Memorials: Elkhart Christian Church. Fricke Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln was entrusted with arranuements.