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Waldo E. Bertoni, 85, of Nit. Pulaski, passed away at 10:33 am Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in his home. His funeral was Wednesday, October 12, at Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Rachel Stockle of the Mt. Pulaski United Method- ist Church officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery where military rites accorded. Waldo was born on January 1, 1926, in Mt. Pulaski. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, and sister, Marie Benedict of Boca Raton, FL, and several nieces and nephews. Their only child, Paul Alan, his parents, Rinaldo and Pauline Rigali Bertoni, and his three older brothers Sam, Albert, and Renny preceded Waldo in death. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1948, receiving his commission as 2nd Lieutenant. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1977 as a Colonel. In addition to his Bachelor of Science from West Point, Waldo received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MBA in Research Development Man- agement from the University of Chicago. He was a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 1948, Waldo married Rosalie Smith, daughter of Wilbur and Hazel Smith of Chestnut. In 2005, they returned to his hometown of Mt. Pulaski. He served as a member of the Lincoln College Board of Trustees, was a member of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447, Mt. Pulaski Rotary and Lincoln Elks. Together with Rosalie, he was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society and the Mt. Pulaski 175th Planning Committee. In July of 2011, Waldo was one of five to be awarded a General Casimir Pulaski bronze bust as the "Most Distinguished Graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School". He and Rosalie represented the 175th Committee as Grand Marshalls of the 2011 Mt. Pulaski Fall Festival Parade. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Court- house 175th Legacy Foundation or the Lincoln College Heritage Museum. Eleanor C. StoH, 93, of Peoria, formerly of Lincoln passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Rev. Mark Peters officiated. Burial was in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut. Her parents, two brothers, and three sisters pre- ceded her in death. Eleanor was born Febru- ary 4, 1918 in Chaska, MN the daughter of William and Helen Hahn Zerfowski. She married Clark L. Curry; they were divorced. She then mar- ried Ralph Stoll Oct. 6, 1978. He preceded her in death June 18, 2002. Eleanor was a retired cloth- ing aide from Lincoln Develop- mental Center and previously worked at Muellers in Decatur from 1940-1944. She is survived by her chil- dren - Phillip (Bonnie) Curry of Decatur; Jan (Sandra) Curry of Dunlap; Stanley (Dianne) Curry of Oakley; and Phyl- lis Curry Draper (Bill) of Dunlap; her stepdaughters - Beverly (Leroy) Ramthun of Comland; Lanette (Dave) Munks of Bend, OR; Candy Stoll of Itasca; Melody Krusz of Denver, CO; her grand- children: Jeff (Nanette), Scott (Elena) Brockamp; Lesley & Crystal Curry; Lisa & Eric Curry; Angela, Bryan & Kevin Curry; and her great grandchil- dren; her step grandchildren - Jeff & David Ramthun, Ryan Munks; Eden Bonito; and her step great grand children. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Lincoln. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association, or donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Dale Lee Davis 62, of Hliopolis, died Friday Sept. 30, 2011, at his home, after a long battle with brain cancer. His body is being donated to science. A celebration of life will be held at later date. Dale was born Dec. 23, 1948, in Lincoln, the son of Mayford and Irene Davis. They precede him in death. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife Solange of 31 years and their son Adam both of llliopolis; Sons Brad (Jody Stewart) and Bruce (Tara); Grand- children Maddy, Joey, Lane, and Wade Davis all of Mt Pulaski; Sister Bette (Larry) Steffens; and a brother Darrel, all of Lincoln. Dale was born and raised on a grain and dairy/beef farm in Logan County. He graduated for Lincoln High School and attended Lincoln College. Dale was state president of the Illinois Jr. Short- horn Breeders Association and was on the formation committee of the National Jr. Shorthorn Breeders Association. Dale was a 4-H Key Club member, state electrification award winner, state outstanding member for 6 years, and Federation president for 3 years. He won FFA section 14 electrification and corn produc- tion awards. Dale was a past member of the Logan County Young Farmers, serving as president for 3 years. He was runner-up in 1978 as the Illi- nois Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer Award. Dale was a member of Logan County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 6 years, serving as vice president for 2 years. Dale was honored by the Mt Pulaski FFA chapter for the work he had done in the commu- nity. He was a past member of the Mt. Pulaski Jaycees, a member of the FFA Alumni Association, and a past member of the Illinois Trac- tor Pulling Association. Dale farmed with his brother in Logan County. He also sold Hoblit seed corn. He then worked for the Norris Farms in Havana as Crop Foreman for several years. He moved to Missouri to work for Carton Farms as the Business Manager for a 10,000-acre grain farm. He later went to work for Dekalb at the Foundation Plant at BJiopolis as Plant Foreman. In 1990 Dale started Davis Crop ii Consulting and became a Dekalb dealer selling Dekalb and Asgrow seed. He also started raising, and showing purebred Duroc hogs ...... and raising beef cattle. Dale was one of the 4-H lead- ers for the Illiopolis group for several years. He served on the Sangamon-Menard Youth Devel- opment Group. He was sheep superintendent and co-swine superintendent for the Sangamon County 4-H fair. He was also a member of the Illinois Duroc Breeders Association and the San- gamon County Farm Bureau. Dale was a proud supporter of the Sangamon Valley FFA and the Storm football program. Dale had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved to follow U of ! basketball and football, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Memorials: Sangamon Valley FFA, Sangamon-Logan County 4-H, or Springfield Memorial Hospice. Oct. 15, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 13