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Devine Fulscher. He mar- ried Connie Sue French on June 28, 1970 in Lincoln; she preceded him on August 3, 2010. He married Maria Apke on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas. She survives him in Lovington. Also surviving Rich are his children: Stacey 0erry) Schmidt of Mt. Pulaski and Steve Fulscher of Mt. Pulaski; sister: Carolyn Jo Fulscher of Mt. Pulaski; and grand- child: Emilie Schmidt of Mt. Pulaski. Additionally, his parents preceded him in death. Rich was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Lions Club, Mt. Pulaski Community Pride, and involved in the Mt. Pulaski Sesquicentennial. Services for Rich were Wednesday August 19 at Fricke - Calvert - Schrader Funeral Home in Mr. Pulaski. Mark Weber officiated. Burial was in Steenbergen Cem- etery. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski EMS or DiVita Dialysis Center. Thank You Thank you for all the calls, cards, and thoughts during the loss of our father and brother. The Rich Fulscher Family Steve Fulscher Stacey, Jerry, and Emilie Schmidt Carolyn Fulscher Gertrude Amanda Riggs, a resident of Luther Oaks in Bloomington, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 7:45 PM August 16, 2015 at Heart- land Health Care in Normal. Gertrude was born Novem- ber 21, 1924 in Broadiands, IL a daughter of Carl and Mary Cress Fullriede. She married Eugene Maxheimer on May 29, 1950. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1954. She married Aaron Riggs on Sep- tember 14, 1958; he preceded her in death on September 17, 2006. Surviving Gertrude are her children: Jean (Gary) Banm- hardt of Normal; Judith Note- boom of Durango, CO; Mela- nie (Clayton George) Riggs of Atlanta; sisters: Evelyn Neal and Mildred Cotton both of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Her parents, two husbands, and two sisters preceded her in death: Margaret Martin and Dorthey Oltmanns. Gertrude was a member of Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church and American Legion Post # 447 Auxiliary. Before she retired, she worked for 35 years at Mt. Pulaski Farm- ers Grain and Elevator as the bookkeeper. Graveside services for Gertrude were Wednesday August 19 at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Rev. Jonathan Buescher officiated. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church or to Zion Lutheran School Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, was entrusted with arrange- ments. Continued Next Page Thomas E. Polk Sr., 84, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 3:28 P.M. Saturday August 22, 2015 at Memorial Medi- cal Center, Springfield. Tom was born March 19, 1931 in Pana to Thomas Floyd and Ina Mac Haubner Polk. He married Olivia A. O'Leary on October 9, 1949. She preceded him death on September 19, 2005. Surviving are sons - Thomas (Margie) Polk Jr. of Mt. Pulaski, Tim (Lou Ann) Polk, of Mt. Pulaski and Terry (Diane) Polk of Decatur; sib- lings: Barbara Williamson of Lostant, IL; Jerry (Shir- ley) Polk of Sullivan; Judy Herbord of Sullivan; Connie Lewis of Silver Cliff, CO; Kathy Langley of Silver Cliff, CO; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Donald Polk, Patricia Polk, Emily Greiwe, Daniel Polk, Nancy Jo Polk, and Bonnie Milner, and grandson Thomas Polk III. Tom was a constructi6n foreman for Wilham Con- ca struction and a retired mill- to wright. He enjoyed camping, O fishing, playing cards, and a ol big Chicago Cubs fan. Services for Tom were Wednesday August 26 at Fricke - Calvert - Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Stephen Collins officiated. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cem- etery will be held at a later date. Memorials: The family of Thomas Polk Sr. 10 David Rmner ]ames was born September 30, 1948 to Ramer Edward and Doro- thy Mac (Bradley) James in Pekin. After a long battle with pancreatic cancer he passed away at home in Arlington, Washington August 19, 2015. After graduating high school at Mt. Pulaski, he entered the U. S. Navy in May of 1967, arid spent two tours of duty in Vietnam. After being discharged, he attended the University of Illinois earn- ing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and majored in Structural Engineering. On October 1, 1971 he married Mary Jo Asher his loving wife of 43 years in Emden. His work eventually brought him to the Pacific Northwest in 1981. In part- nership with Loren Lind- strand, they started Ever- green Truss Manufacturing Inc. He retired in 2008. He became a school bus driver for the Lake Steven's School District. On May 29, 2015 he parked his bus #57 for the last time. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Everett. He loved being with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and cruising. But to David there was no place like the USA! David is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; daughters Cynthia (Skip) Hickey of~ Marysville; Christine James of Fife; grandchildren Zack- ary and Kailee Hickey of Marysville; sister Carol Fore- hand of Decatur; and brother Dennis (Lorey) Byrne of Chestnut. Nephews Randall (Tawny) Forehand of Chest- nut, James Forehand of Clin- ton, Jason and Chad Byrne of Mt. Pulaski. Nieces Diane (Danny) Schneider, Theresa (Jack) Smith of Fort Myers, Florida, Nancy (Joey) Kolb of Petersburg, and Amy Cum- mings of Springfield. Several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, step father Vernie Byrne, and step brother Vemie Jr.