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ST. JOHN'S LlYmERAN CHURCH "The L iu le Church Thaz Could" 5:30PM SaturdayServices 1 0AM Sunday Services 223 W. Cooke St. Mt, Pulaski 792-5502 Fellow Heritage Affordable housing for qualified people Buffalo - Williamsville - Illiopolis For information call: 217-364-4828 or 217-341-6453' Price Good 'Til Dec. 15 Order your reprint of the Mt. Pulaski Blue His- tory Book, 1836-1986 now. Price of $58.70 will be good until Dec. 15. Book will not be reprinted. Call Sue Schaffenacker at 792-5693 to order. Thank You From The Family of Donna Sharp We [hank you for the card, memorials, and words of sympathy : expressed on the .passing of Donna. Thank You From The Family of Robert Fuiten Words cannot express how thankful we are for our family, friends, and neighbors who showed such kindness and com- passion during Robert's illness and passing. We are forever grateful for all the prayers, flowers, cards, food, memorials, and visits. A special thank you to Ron Otto for the service and Bill Shanle for prayer he gave in Robert's name. .... Dena Manley / \\; \\; (  ATTESON   3 dGeneration " / "] . Memorial Specialist Hours i[ "" "  .... __ I.,_ 7 Saturday-9-12 After Hours [/,f"//J//{"///JJ By Appointment 106 5 th Street- Lincoln Peasley Memorials 217-732-7773 Toll Free 877-465-7773 Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned Monument Company The Power of Planning With the right guidance, most families can achieve financial security. You can get that guidance with a tangible plan from CO.UNTRY * Financial. Contact me to find out more. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski 792-3778 1010-502H0 FINANCIAL www.ount MANLEY ENTS guarantee the: lowest .price for the highest quality 00nts & iCraftsmanship si 945 DR.- LINCOLN 735 -4939 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon - After Hours by Appt. Charles Edward Hawk, 65, of Buffalo died October 14, 2010 at &lO a.m. at Capital Care Center, Springfield. Graveside Services were Monday October 18 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Robert Miner officiated. His Parents and Brother Stuart Hawk preceded him death. Mr. Hawk was an Opera- tor Engineer for Local 965 in Springfield. He was born July 13, 1945 in Lincoln, the son of Edward Cecil and Susan Alice Hinds Hawk. He married Carole Lynn Weiser on August 2, 1963. Survivors Include - Wife - Lynn Hawk of Buffalo; Daughter - Cynthia Hawk of Niles, MI; Grandchildren - Alexan- der Lindzy of Buffalo; Mikel Lindzy of Niles, MI; and Valentine Lindzy of Niles, MI; and Sister - Susan (Dean) Collier of Illiopolis. Mr. Hawk was a member of Buffalo Christian Church. Charles was a charter member of the Copper Coin Ballet Company, the predecessor of Springfield Ballet Company. He was also a life long member of Operating Engineers Local 965. Their love of performing arts led both Charles and Lynn to vol- unteer as ushers at San- gamon Auditorium and Head Ushers at tlCe Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Memorials: Buffalo Fire Department. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Harold A. Walton Jr., 67, of Mt. Pulaski died at 2:45 a.m. October 11, 2010 at his residence. Funeral Services were Monday, October 18 at Fricke-CalvertSchrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski with full Masonic Services. Harly Petri officiated. "BUrial was in Carlyle Cem- etery with full military rites accorded. His Parents, Wife, a Son and a Brother preceded him in death. Mr. Walton was the Owner and Operator of Harold Walton General Contractor. He was born July 5, 1943 in Lincoln, the son of Harold A. and Wilma Moore Walton Sr. He married on October 5, 1963 in Pontiac. ter Jennifer (Bradney) Luckhart of Lincoln; Brother - George (Sharon) Walton of Mt. Pulaski; and Grandchil- dren - Cassidy Walton of Mt. Pulaski and Matin and Malina Luckhart of Lincoln. Mr. Walton was a Vet- eran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Mr. Walton was a member of Mt. Pulaski Masonic Lodge # 89 AF & AM and Mt. Pulaski Commandry. He was a Past Commander and held offices in the Grand Line, and was also a She preceded him in death on August membfr of the Mt. Pulaski Lions Club. 18, 1994. Memorials: Knights Templar Eye Survivors Include - Son - Chris (Diana Foundation. Harmon) Walton of Mt. Pulaski; Daugh- Louran Dean McQuaid, St. died July 12, 2010 at the age of 90 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. Memorial Services were held Friday, August 20 at Bayou. Fellowship Lodge 484 in Cut Off, Louisiana. Mason Services were held with burial in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Golden. Meadow. Louran was born Decem- ber 4, 1919 in Mt. Pulaski, the son of James W. and Wilma Drobisch McQuaid. He graduated from Latham High School in 1937. He served five years during WWII in the 3  Armored Divisi.on of the Army as well as in the Spearhead Division. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he moved to Texas where his dad lived. He worked for 39-years in the Petroleum Industry. His work took him to Central and South America (Chile) and to off shore drilling rigs in the Straights of Magellan. He retired in 1986 at the age of 65 as a Directional Engineer from Smith International. In 1945 he moved to Louisiana where he met his wife of 58-years - Meredith Marie Alario. They married April 27, 1946. They had one son, Louran, Jr. Louran was a .member of Thibodaux Ham Radio Club. He was also a member of the Masons and Shrine since 1943. He achieved the level of 32 "a Degree and was given an Honorary Past Member Award. Louran enjoyed wood- working and collecting guns. Among-other col- lections. Survivors Include - Son'- Louran (Cheryl) of Fort Worth Texas; Sister - Mildred Brown of Jef- ferson, Oregon; Twin Step Brothers - Charles Gale McQuaid of Chan- dler, Texas and Dale McQuaid of Hawkins, Texas; Grand-Daughters - Cherylena Armstrong and Crystal Johnston; and Two Great-Grandchildren of Fort Worth, Texas. Louran was preceded in death by his Wife Meredith; His Parents - James W. and Wilma Drobisch McQuaid; Sister -Marjorie Tozun of Seaside, Califor- nia;- and Step Mother - Winona "Pal" McQuaid of Hawkins, Texas. Louran always enjoyed coming home to see family and friends in the Latham and Mt. Pulaski area - always staying with Deana and Duane Dingman in his first home place. Everett M. Str.eenz, 89, of Mt. Pulask died October 13, 2010 at Vonderlieth Living Center at 6:06 a.m. Funeral Services were Sat- urday October 16 at Fricke- Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Rachel Stockle officiated. Burial was in Harristown Cemetery with Full Military Rites accorded by American Legion Post # 447. His Par- ents, Wife, Two Sisters (one his twin), Three Sister-In- Laws and Four Brother-In- Laws preceded him in death. Mr. Streenz worked for the State of Illinois Insurance and Purchasing Depart- ments and Drivers License Department for 9 years in "Springfield and Decatur. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co., Decatur, in 1982 after 28 years of service. He was born September 22, 1921 in Bloomington, the son of Erwin C. and Amelia "Molly" Wachter of Carbondale Adam Alexander of Chicao, and Jessica Alexander of Chicago; Great Grandson - Owen Connor Roberts of Pekin and Brother- Ted Streenz Sr. of Bloomington. Mr. Streenz was a member of the Mt. Pulaski First United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and served off many other committees in the Mt Pulaski and the Chestnut Methodist Churches. Mr. Streenz served in the Army during WW II. Mr. Streenz was a Life Member of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion where he served as past Commander, Vice Commander, and Adjutant. Mr. Streenz was a school board member of Mt. Pulaski High School for 10 years. He helped develop and served on the Tri- Ploense Emery on May 23, 1943 in Austin Town- ship, Macon County. She preceded him in death on September 5, 2010. Survivors Include - Son Kim L, (Delores) Streenz of Morton; Daughter Penni R. (James) Alexander of Lin- coln; Grandchildren Dayna Streenz of Pekin, Adam Streenz of Morton, Zach- ary Wachter of Kenosha, WI, Marlise Streenz. He married Wilna' County Educable-Handicapped Children Committee while on the school board. He was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Zoning Board.since 1975. He was proud that after playing golf for 60 years he finally had a hole in one. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski First United Methodist Church or Mt. Pulaski Ameri- can Legion Post #447. October 19, 2010 Mt. Pulaski Times - 2 Donna Maurine Sharp, 73, of Decatur died October 4, 2010 at Carl Foundation Hospital, Urbana at l:22 p.m. Funeral Services were Saturday October 9, 2010 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. David Hofer officiated. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Decatur. Her Parents and Brother - George Rogers preceded her in death. Mrs. Sharp was a Factory Worker for Decatur Elec- tronics. She was born July 3, 1937 in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Nelson and Edna Bohn Rogers. She married Franklin Sharp on February 16, 1974 m Decatur. Survivors Include Hus- band - Frank Sharp of Decatur; Ten Children; Sister - Shirley (Lowell) Molt of Mt. Pulaski; Twenty-Nine Grandchil- dren and Twenty-Seven Great-Grandchildren. Mrs. Sharp was a member of Mt. Pulaski St. John's Lutheran Church. Memorials: Donor's Choice. Tina K. Donath, age 61, of Storm Lake, died" Septembgr 21, 2010 at her home in Storm.Lake. Tina donated her body to the School of Science at Des Moines University in Des Moines. Tina was born on May 2, 1949, in Geneva, Ill., to Fredric Johnson and Charlotte Edwards Johnson. She gradu- ated from high school in suburban Chi- cago. She earned her bachelor's degree at Illinois College in Jacksonville, where she met her future husband, Benjamin B. Donath. She went on to earn her master's degree in philosophy from Miami Uni- versity in Oxford, Ohio. The Donaths moved to Storm Lake in 1977 when Ben took a job as a math pro- fessor at Buena Vista University. Tina taught at Fonda OLGC School, was curator of the Buena Vista County Historical Society and joined the staff of The StormLake Times 14 years ago. She primarily covered education and local government. She also wrote a column, "The Cheap Chicken," where she whimsically offered sugges- tions on simply living. She was a lover of plants and flow- ers and tried to keep the garden green at the .Times office or anyplace else she touched. She also was a reader, dedicated walker and movie buff. Often she would return to Storm Lake from a bout of chemotherapy in Sioux City arid could b'e found working late into the night, alone, preparing for the next day's newspaper. Tina and Ben had a daughter, Adri- enne Alexis, who is a public information specialist for the State of Minnesota in St. Paul. Tina also is survived by her husband; mother Charlotte McGee and sister Beth Glenn, both of Clinton, Ill. A Memorial Scholarship is being estab- lished in Tina Donath's name. In Memory Colleen Cyrulik Hi Morn... Can you believe it's been 10-years already? Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Thank you for being my morn... Lydia Missing you... Lydia, Becky, Chris, John & Laura, Kenny, Justin, Sierra, & Keanna Dear Colleen... Missing you... Gary Annual Meeting Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society's Annual Meeting is Nov. 15 at 5:30p.m. The meeting is at Rusty's Clubhouse restaurant, 2810 Woodlawn Rd. The program is by Mafita Schneider entitled "Antique Baby Plates". Call 732-3200 before Nov. 10 for meal reservations. There will not be a December meeting. If you need a Holiday gift, please stop by. We have several books and CD's. Our Veteran book #2 is at a reduced price and if you are a veteran, you can pur- chase the book at a $5.00 discount. Stop in at 114 N. ChicagoSt., Lincoln Tues. - Fri. at 11 a.m - 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or call 217- 732-3200. Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniversary Historical Sketches #12 in a Series By Phil Bertoni "His habits were, testi- fies Speed, 'regularly irreg- ular'. But he remembered all he read and could quote more poetry than any man in town. He read Milton as well as law, and espe- cially the newspapers." Lincoln once answered Speed's amazement at his memory with: "No, said he, you are mistaken. I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible, after you get it on, to rub it out." William [Billy] Herndon was another lawyer who frequented the Mount Pulaski' Court, with his law partner, Abraham Lincoln. "By nature, Billy was a hero worshipper and Lincoln became the object of his adoration. After a time the youth [Billy] slept in the room over. the store [Speed's] where his employer and Lincoln lived. He heard and saw all that went on during the years we are now reviewing, and his devotion to Lincoln grew steadily. Thus, fate spun another and, for Lincoln, a most fortu- nate thread in the many-colored fabric of his career." Soon, young Herndon would study law in the office of Lincoln and Logan and eventually started to practice. "In his 25th year, five feet six inches tall, with friendly blue eyes, raven hair, and win- ning smile, pleasing manners, unreserved, impulsive, outspoken and loquacious, Herndon was an engaging figure when, in the autumn of 1844, Lincoln took him for a junior partner in the firm of Lincoln and Herndon, attorneys at law, to be dissolved only by Lincoln's death, twenty-two years aftrrward. Lincoln had his reasons", cryptically observed a close observer, "... as a business arrangement, it suited Lincoln; as a political partner- ship, it was well-nigh perfect." . But, as author David Donald warns his readers: Before LinColn's death Herndon kept his views largely to himself, but in 1865 he decided to write a biography of the man he had known so well and at the same time so little. It was to be a sub- jective, personal biography explaining why Lincoln acted and thought as he did. One of the springs of Lincoln's nature Herndon found in gathering reminiscences was [sic] from New Salem acquaintances. From twisted recollec- tions of events more than thirty years past, from hear- say and. gossip, from infer- ences as to what must have been and from speculations as to what might have been, he wove the fabric of the Ann Rutledge story, which he spread before the Springfield people in a long lecture in 1866. In lush periods of purple phrases he told his fellow citizens that Ann was the only woman Lincoln had ever loved, that as late as 1860 he had still cherished his affection for her alone. (More such rash and inaccurate inferences by Herndon in regards to Lincoln will be dealt with here in later series). As to Lincoln's highly educated wife, "he was charmed with Mary's wit and fascinated with her quick sagacity...and 'culture...Lincoln would listen and gaze on her as if drawn by some superior power...he listened never scarcely said a word." Mary admired the rising politi- cian and lawyer, as did John T. Stuart [Lincoln's partner and a first cousin of the Todd girls], and colleague Ninian W. Edwards [related to the Todds through his Governor father's marriage to Eliza- beth Todd of Kentucky]. But, the Todd and Edwards families; and Mary espe- dally, 'held the Hanks tribe in contempt and the Lincoln family generally - the old folks' in particular, a feeling which she never overcame." Nevertheless, with an on and off again affair, Lincoln asked Mary for her hand and marriage, was accepted, and were married on Novem- ber 4, 1842 "...before his faltering reso- lution once more broke down they were hastily married." One story that has circulated amongst these parts reveals the testy relation- ship of Lincoln and his demanding and outspoken wife and is recounted thusly: One late afternoon as Mr. Lincoln was making his return home from his office, he encountered a merchant who couldn't wait to tell the young lawyer about his wife's berating him of one bad item in a basket of fruit that she had earlier pur- chased. Lincoln patiently waited until the frazzled merchant finished, then turned to him and reportedly remarked: "Sir, can't you put up for fifteen minutes what I have put up for fifteen yearS?" [Most of the references were taken from Beveridge: Abraham Lincoln 1809- 1858, Vol. I and David Donald: Lincoln Reconsidered] ........ " ' " , '  ' ' I ' "' '"  ::' 'Tt'qlliltWllllll,11||:lllltll