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In Memory Larry Joe Dodd, St. 73 of Clinton, passed away 5:30 AM, April 23, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton. Larry was born April 19, 1944 in Farmer City the son of Ernest and Anna (Vance) Dodd. His parents, two sisters, and three brothers preceded Larry in death. Survivors include his children, Larry (Lisa) Dodd, Jr., Impe- rial Beach, CA and Teresa (Greg) Grath- wohl, Mt. Pulaski; Grandchildren, Michael Short, Clinton; Logan Dodd, Imperial Beach, CA; and sib- lings Thomas Dodd, DeWitt and Rose (Lee) Fisher, Kingman, AZ. Larry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. He retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Clinton. He enjoyed fishing, joking, and playing pranks on others. Services were Thursday, April 27 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Dan Ormond officiated. Graveside services followed at DeWitt Cemetery, DeW'itt with Military Honors. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospkal. Dena Memorials Markers, Monuments, Cremation Urns~Memorials, Monument Cleanin~ Cemetery Lettering I2II Fifth Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 Phone: 217-735-1191 Fax: 217-651-825o Outside Lincoln." 888-267-8603 Email: Ill had to show you how much I missed you with every tear drop, you would have been standing in an ocean. Manley Monuments Family owned & locally operated since 1945 Third Generation Memorialists 713 Hickox Dr.-IAno>ll~ 735-4939 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon After Hours by Appt. Operated By Sales Consultants Terry Potts & Dena Manley Carolyn & Don Manley ,We have bulk our business around our customers - the most important person in a business. Everything we do - every procedure - every decision - is responding to your needs. , When you come through our door, whatever we can do to help, we will do it promptly, as well as courteously. Our goal at Dena Memorials is to be the best monument company to do business wirier In Memory Dorothy Coleen Schilt, 89, of MC Pulaski, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Abraham Lin- coln Memorial Hospi- tal in Lincoln. Dorothy Coleen Schilt was born April 7, 1927, in West Salem, IL to Daisy W'llma (Smith) and Victor Paul Kerster. She graduated West Salem High School in 1945. She taught in one-room schools in West Salem for two years follow- ing her graduation. She married Paul E. Schilt in West Salem on July 10, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2007. Dorothy had been a childcare aide at Lin- coln Developmental Center, and later a nurs- ing assistant at Horizon Hospital in Pinellas Park, Florida, before retiring in1989. At Hori- zon Hospital, she was highly regarded by resi- dents and staff, earning an Employee of the Year award. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, crafts, bird watch- ing, picture taking, the daily news, and espe- dally, spending time with her family. She delighted in vegetable and flower gardening, and for many years grew and sold hybrid iris bulbs. In recent years, she enjoyed telling sto- ries of her childhood on a family farm (with- out nmning water or electricity) and teach- ing in one-room schools immediately after WW/I. She is survived by daughters, Heidi C. (Mark) McCormick of Mt. Pulaski and Arlene Rose (]eft Burgett) Schilt of Honolulu, HI; son, F. Steven Schilt of Mt. Pulaski and Port- land, OR; sister, Betty Matthes of West Salem; brother, Richard (Ida Mae) Kerster of Naper- ville; brother-m-law Wavne D. (Bonnie) Schilt of West Salem; granddaughter, Elyse C. McCormick of Mt. Pulaski; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, two infant brothers; sister, Wilma Holsapple; brother, William Kerster; and ,one nephew and four nieces preceded Dorothy in death. A celebration of Dorothy's life was held at the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pulaski. 121:5 KJV is thy the Lord upon day Cards of Thanks... are published at no charge. You can drop offthe written thank you; Send to; or Mail to: Mt. Pulaski Times / P O Box 114 / Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548. Sorry, Cards of Thanks are not accepted by tele- phone. In Memory Robert "Bob" Van Hook, 70, of Forsyth passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 in his home. Bob was born Feb- ruary 11, 1947 in Lincoln, the son of Harry W. and Barbara (Barnes) Van Hook, They preceded him in death. He graduated Mt. Pulaski High School in 1965, and attended Southern Illinois Urfiver- sity in Carbondale. He was employed at Bridgestone Firestone for 32 years; supervising in the tire room. He also built eight homes and enjoyed con- struction work. He was a volunteer fireman for Warrensburg Fire Department 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 Mr. Pulaski. She survives in Forsyth. Bob is also survived by his children; Lisa (Kevin Cooper) Van Hook of Decatur and Mike 0uli) Van Hook of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Nicole Cooper of Chicago, Zachary Van Hook, and Caroline Van Hook of St. Louis, MO; also surviving are his sisters, Mary Ann Van Hook of Chicago 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 were Saturday, April 29 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Barbara Stroud-Borth offici- ated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Safe Haven Hospice, Lincoln. Correction Last issue the following photo and cap- tion was included in an article about the Centennial of WWI. WW-I Uniform donated by Bertoni Family and on display in Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Soc!ety Museum. Times Photo The following was submitted to correct an error... WWI Uniform donated' by the Bertoni Family and on display in the MPTHS Museum should be stated: "Donated by Rosalie Smith Bertoni in memory of her father, Wilbur Smith, of Chestnut - on display in the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society Museum's Hall of War- riors." Phil Bertoni Wilbur Smith 14