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9-11 Remembrance Gathering In Memory-- Beckers Mt. Pulaski Ministerial alliance will host a remembrance gathering on the 10 th anniversary of the September 11 attack The remembrance gathering is 2Pm Sunday, September 1 I. We will honor EMTs, police, fire, and all active military personnel of the past 10 years from the Mt. Pulaski and neighboring towns. There will be music from the commu- nity choir, conducted by Claus Tanner; posting of the colors by the American Legion; and recognition of those who serve our community and country as - 1 st-responders. The remembrance should last about hour with dessert and drinks to follow. Anyone interested in singing in the community choir is invited to practice at the United Methodist Church Wednes- day, Sept. 7 at 7Pm and Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30Pm. Everyone in the community is invited to participate in this special gathering. More details will be in the next edition of the Times. In Memory-- Wuertz "The Little Church That Could" 5:30PM Saturday Services 10AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 Card of Thanks From Roger Bates Thank you to my family, I received during my recent friends, and neighbors for the hospital surgery and confine- cards, phone calls, prayers, ment. and notes of encouragement Do You Remember - Joe Hutter? Due to the 175th Cel- ebration, we had reason to contact 1946 classmates. Joe Hutter responded with a great letter and wished that he could attend, but had a celebration in Springdale, Arkansas. He always loved horses - his dad had a blacksmith shop in Mt. Pulaski. After high school gradu- ation, in 1946, Joe went to a horse training school in Texas. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his military ser- vice, he returned to Chi- cago and worked for the Curtis Candy Company showing horses all overthe USA. He took the Curtis Candy Company pony hitch to the opening of Disneyland. He was in Springdale, Arkansas with a rodeo and met his wife. They married in 1951. Her dad, "Shorty" Parsons and a couple of friends opened a Parson's Stadium for rodeos in the 40s. Shorty died in 1988 and Joe and his wife took over the rodeo. Parson's has been named one of the top outdoor rodeos in the USA for three years. Joe sent a brochure of the stadium events over the years. They had a rodeo and parade this 4th of July. Joe has two children and grandchildren - all invoJved with the rodeo. Joe cordially invites anyone coming through Springdale to drop in - Ha! Sounds like fun. For details about Rodeo of the Ozarks - wwwrodeoof- theozarks, com. In Memory -- Temmen Submitted By - Mary K. Milligan and Irma Jean Buckles 106 5 t Street -'Lincoln - 217-732-7773 -Toll Free 877-465-7773 Ask For SUMMER 10% Special Where Families Come For The Hometown Service They Trust . Dena Manley 3 Generation Memorial Specialist Monday - Friday 9-4:30" Saturday - 9-12 After Hours By Appointment Come and see Dena Manley with over dEeYal 15 Years of Memorial Experience. "Where good service with a Monument good turn around counts#" Comlum ,F l0 . Mt. Pulaski Ti Opal C. Beckers, 93, of Mt. Pulaski passed away at 3: 00 A.M. Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Vonderlieth Living Center. Opal was born on April 25, 1918 to John and Anna Curry in Farber, Missouri. She married Elmer Mendenhall. He preceded her in death in February of 1954. She later married Roy Beckers. He pre- ceded her in death on January 17, 1982. She is survived by her son George (Anna) Beckers of Mt. Pulaski, seven grandchil- dren and two great-grandchil- dren. Her parents, husbands, daughter Susan Mendenhall Postlewait, three brothers, two sisters, and one grandson pre- ceded her in death. Graveside Services were Monday August 8 at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Father Tony Ego officiated. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Library. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Robert E Wuertz, 72, of Rantoul formerly of Decatur, passed away 8:09 A.M. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Prairie Village Assisted Living in Rantoul. Robert was born on October 14, 1938 in Port Clinton, Ohio to Rudolph E and Mildred E. Wuertz. He married Nancy C. Shull on April 5, 1962 in Elkhart. She preceded him in death on November 21, 1994. Robert was a Postal Worker for 18 years and a member of the Rantoul First Christian Church. His son Ken Wuertz of Decatur, two grandchildren, one brother, and sister survive him. His parents, wife, and one son Allen preceded him. Funeral Services were Saturday August 6 at Fricke- Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Brother Will Wuertz officiated. Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery. Memorials: Salem Baptist Church of Decatur. May 06, 1967 - August 11, 2011 Vince P. Ten,hen, Jr., 44, of Pana, died Thursday, August 11, 2011. He was born May 6, 1967 in Tay- lorville, the son of Vincent E Temmen, Sr. & Betty (Puckett) Temmen. Vince had lived in Pana his entire life, graduated from Pana High School in 1986, and was and Robin (Brad) Moomey, Owaneco. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Fie was preceded in death by his father; brother, Jimmy" Skinny" Palmer; nephew, Cory Palmer; and grandparents, Blanche Puckett and John & Margaret Temmen. Funeral services were employed with Great Western August 16 in McCracken- Products. Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Vince is survived by his Rev. Ronald Brown offici- daughter, Jessica Temmen, ated. Cremation followed the Pekin; mother, Betty Temmen, services. Private family inurn- Pana; special friend: Bethany merit will be held at a later Parker, TaylorviUe; brothers &. date. sisters, Phil (Gloria) Palmer, Memorials: Gift of Hope, Pana; Herb Palmer, Pana; Pare 425 Spring Lake Dr., Itasca, IL Lynch, Pana; Martha (Don) 60143. Miller, Taylorville; Wanda (Charlie) Dumire, Mt. Pulaski; #agutt 20, 2011