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\:. Michael S. Kennedy, 62, :of East Dundee, died September 3, ZOlO in Elgin. Born April 19, 1948 in" Decatur. He was the son of Thomas and Lois (nee Black). Mike graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School in 1966 and Illinois Wes- _ leyan University in 197o. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Mike was an avid hunter, snow- mobiler and a long-time member of the Elgin Cold Ducks snow- mobiling club. He especially enjoyed teaching snowmobile certification and safety classes. Ultimately, Mike's pride and joy was his beloved family and relationships with his friends. The love that he shared with them will be remembered for gen- erations. Wilna E. (Emery) Streenz, 87, of Mt. Pulaski died September 5, 2OlO at Vonderlieth Living Center at 3:o8Am. Funeral Services were Friday September 1o at Fricke- Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Rachel Stockel officiated. Burial was in Harristown Cem- etery. Her Parents - Louis L. and Jessie May Heft Emery; Brother - Lauren "Bud" Emery, Four Sister- In-Laws and Two Brother- In-Laws preceded her in death. Wilna was employed by State Farm Insurance for 2 years, Caterpillar Victory Ordinance in Decatur for 3 1A years until its closing, State of Illinois for 4 years with the Conservation Dept. at the Old Capitol Building, secretary at Lincoln Community High Sclaool for 2 years and secretary for Mt. Pulaski High School for 15 years before retiring in 1985. Wilna was born November 15, 1922 in Macon County the daughter of Louis L. and Jessie May Heft Emery. She married Everett Streenz in Austin Township, Macon County on May 23, 1943. Survivors Include - Husband - Everett of Mt. Pulaski; Son - Kim L. (Delores) Streenz of Morton; Daughter - Penni Survivors include wife Lori (nee Tackett); children David of Elgin, Sara of Chicago, Bran- don (Tana) Brancato of Parker, CO, Beth Brancato of Commerce City, CO, and Matthew (Micaela) Brancato of Detroit lakes, MN; grandchildren Jacob, William, Tessa and Brody; and mother Lois E of Mt. Pulaski, cousins Carol, Seth and Martha Phillips and long time friends Jirrr and Donna Kroc. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial Services wereat the Coun- tryside Funeral Home and Crema- tory, Bartlett. Cremation rights were accorded. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at or to PanCan at R.(James) Alexander of Lincoln; Grandchildren -- Dayna Streenz ,of Pekin,- Adam Streenz of Morton. Zachary Wachter of Kenosha, Wisc., Marlise Wachter of Carbondale, Adam Alexander of Chi- cago, and Jessica Alexan- der of Dallas, Tx.; Great Grandson - Owen Connor Roberts of Pekin; Sister - Reva Culp of Maroa; and Brother-In-Law - Ted Streenz Sr. of Blooming- ton. Wilna was a member of the Mr. Pulaski First United MethodiSt Church where she served on many Committees. Wilna was a 50 Year Member Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary where she served as President for z years and also served as Secretary and Historian,. She also served on the Logan County Legion Auxiliary as President and Secretary. She served as Secretary for one year and President for one year the PTA at Mr. Pulaski Grade School. Wllna was a past member of Junior Woman's Club and served on numerous committees. She was a Cub Scout and Brownie Leader. Memorials: Mr. Pulaski First United Methodist Church Air Conditioning Fund. Donald E. McCormick, 87, of Mt. Pulaski died September 7, zoxo at Vonderlieth Living Center at xo:45Am. Funeral Services were Monday, September 13 at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Christopher Decker officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. A son - Bill and a Sister - Mabel Pruett preceded him in death. Mr. McCormick was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and the Zion Lutheran School Board. Mr. McCormick was born September 30, 1922 in Fayette County the son of George and Lucy Horner McCormick. He married Ruth Hahn on February 25,1945 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski. Survivors Include - Wife Ruth of Mt. Pulaski; Sons.- James D. (Sara) McCor- mick and Mark (Heidi) McCormick both Richard F. Stivers, 75, of Normal, died Sept. 6, ZOlO at 9:35 a.m. at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. Funeral Services were Sept. lO at East- view Christian Church, Normal. Rev. Jirfi Smiley and the Rev. Bob Knapp offici- ated. Burial was in Funks Grove Cem- etery, McLean. Walter William Rust, 84, of Bellevue, WA, died September 1 at home. "7 had fun, a good life, and I had a lot of friends." Walt was born February z5, 1926 in Sioux Falls, SD to Walter A. and Mildred Bums Rust. At age 2. the family moved to Elgin, IL. While growing up there, he won sev- eral city ice skating races, including two Chicago Tribune Silver Skates titles. He set national records in the 1/2 ~ 3/4 mile as a juvenile and junior en route to sev- eral state, national, and North American titles. Summers were spent as a lifeguard and as a counselor at a boys' ranch in Colorado. He participated in the annual of Mt..Pulaski; Daughte-rs - Beverly (Trent~-Keller and Carolyn (Steve) Kolbus both of Bloom- ington; Daughter-In-Law .- Denise McCormick of Concord,' California; Grandchildren - Jamie McCormick of Carson City, Nevada; Ann, Rachel and Elyse McCormick all of Mt. Pulaski; Lisa McCormick of Honolulu, Hawaii; Kristin Kolbus of Bloomington: Alar/Keller of Little Rock, Arkansas; Eric (Ashley) Keller of Bloomington; Great- Grandchildren - Katie Keller of Little Rock, Arkansas and Daniel McCormick of Mr. Pulaski. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church or School Of Mt. Pulaski or to Vonderlieth Living Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mr. PulaSki. 2 ~ .3 b2 bd O Survivors Include - Wife, Karen Oltman Sti- vers; Son - Bradley (Geor- gia) Stivers, Bloomington; Daughter - Debbie Brown, Katy, Texas; Stepchil- dren - Christopher (Melissa) Chester, Edwards, Colo.f Bob Fann, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Tony Fann, Minier; Six Grand- children; and One Great-Grandson. Memorials Eastview Benevolence Fund. Elgin Song of Hiawatha pageant as Pau-Puk- Keewis. In 1944 he gradu- ated from Elgin High School. He Was inducted into the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame irf 1996. Walt served in the U.S: Navy as a radioman'aboard the escort aircraft carrier USS Puget Sound (CVE-113) from 1944 to 1946 in the south Pacific. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 195o, a member of Sigma Pi Epsilon. On September 3o, 195o he married Patricia Culp in Latham. They headed west, settling in Seattle in ~953. Shortly thereafter they moved to Bellevue. Continued on Page 3 guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality & craftsmanship Dena Ma .riley 3rd Generatln Memorial Specialist / Monday - Friday 9-4:30 /- ............................................................... Saturday - 9-12 - !: i After Hours By Appointment 106 5th Street- Lincoln es since 1945 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon -After Hours by Appt, 217-732-7773 Toll Free 877-465-7773 Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned Monument Company