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Date: Friday, 20 November 2015, at 11:12 a.m.

KENNETH EARL CLARK
(1917~2000)

Kenneth Earl Clark, 83, of 1323 Caroline Street, Pekin, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2000 at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria.

Born March 31, 1917 in Boynton Township, Tazewell County to Asa Earl and Nellie Zimmerman Clark, he married June Orvetta Kracht on June 29, 1941 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Marilyn J. Collins of Peoria and Carolyn S. Clark of Eureka, and Barbara J. (Lynn) Franz of Lynchburg, Virginia; two sons, Stephen E. (Debbie) Clark of Brimfield and William D. (Brenda) Clark of Pekin; and eight grandchildren, Jeffrey M. Collins and Kimberly E. Collins, both of Peoria, R. Matthew Franz and Daniel L. Franz, both of Lynchburg, Virginia, Nathan W. Clark and Jennifer C. Milburn, both of Pekin; and Adam N. Clark and Sara E. Clark, both of Brimfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers (Leo Clark and Loren Clark).

A World War II Army veteran, he attained the rank of Sergeant.

Mr. Clark worked for Keystone Steel & Wire Company in Bartonville for 26 years retiring in 1981 as a pipefitter. He previously owned and operated a Standard service station on Court Street in Pekin and had worked at the Corn Products Corporation in Pekin.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1869, both in Pekin. He also was a life and 52 year member of Empire Lodge 126, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Pekin

Funeral services were at 10 a.m Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Robert N. Brite, Jr. and Rev. John L. Bussone officiated. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m Monday, July 10, 2000 at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Burial was in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

BETTY J. MONN
(1925~2000)

Betty J. Monn, 75, of 1106 Court Street, Pekin, died at 12:11 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2000 at her residence.

Born March 7, 1925 in Esterville, Iowa to Carl A. and Mayme Buchanan Olsen, she married John E. Monn on November 5, 1943 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He died February 16, 1979 in Pekin. Also preceding in death were three brothers (Woodrow "Woody" Olsen, Carl "Babe" Olsen, and Raymond Olsen) and two sisters (Wilhelmina "Pat" Larimore and Louise Brent).

Surviving are five sons, Michael P. (Donna) Monn, James B. (Karon) Monn and Thomas P. (Sharon) Monn, all of Pekin, John E. Monn, Jr. of Chicago and Mark C. (Pam) Monn of Bonner Springs, Kansas; three daughters, Barbara J. (Ray) Covey and Jenna S. (James) Pierson, both of Pekin and Cheryl J. Monn of Goose Creek, South Carolina; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one brother, Earl "Olie" Olsen of Pekin.

Mrs. Monn was employed as a postal clerk at the Pekin post office for 18 years, retiring in 1976. She previously worked as a cook at the B&F Restaurant and Arlington Restaurant, both in Pekin, and Keithís Truck Stop in Tremont. During World War II she worked at a munitions plant in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was formerly a member of the American Postal Workers Union. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading and other crafts.

Services were at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2000 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel. The Rev. Thomas Wendt will officiated. There was no visitation. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donorís choice.

CATHERINE STEPHENS
(1927~2000)

Catherine Stephens, 73, of 8508 South Powell Road, Peoria died at 5:25 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born February 27, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Clyde and Beulah Mae Corzine Shadowens, she married Ernest J. Stephens on May 28, 1948 in Oceola, Arkansas.

Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Joyce (Tearry) Smith of Glasford, Debra (William) Tibbs of Mapleton, and Rebecca (Bill) Pierce of Athens; 2 sons, Bennie Stephens of Peoria and Gordon (Debra) Stephens of Glasford; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mildred Bentley of Morton, Shirley Smith of Murphysboro, and Phyllis (Gene) Lows of Centralia; and 3 brothers, Irvin (Judy) Shadowens of Mulkytown, Dale (Candace) Shadowens of Goreville, and Ronald (Cindy) Shadowens of Murphysboro. She was preceded in death by 1 sister and 2 brothers.

Cremation has been be accorded. A memorial gathering was held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2000 at her home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes. Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, Illinois 62526 or the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, 600 South Federal Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60605.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.

KENNETH K. LANGENBAHN
(1919 ~2000)

Kenneth K. Langenbahn, 81, of 228 Parkridge Lane, Pekin died at 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born January 4, 1919 in Hartsburg to Frank and Gertrude Klockenga Langenbahn. He married Dorothy Tyler on April 3, 1938 in Pekin.

Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Diane (Ronald) Hutchison of Pekin and Linda Wheller of North Pekin; 2 sons, Ronald Langenbahn of Pekin and Dick Langenbahn of Hann Munden, Germany; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Anna Palmer of San Jose, IL. He was preceded in death by 1 son, Jerry Langenbahn (1938 in Pekin), 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Mr. Langenbahn was employed as a custodian for Monge Property Management for many years. He was also a self-employed mechanic and taught carburetion classes for 4 years. He was a woodworker, fisherman, and hunter.

There will be no visitation or services. Cremation has been accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donorís choice.

Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

VERA E. CASSIDY
(1931~2000)

Vera E. Cassidy, 68, of 203 Highpoint Lane, Pekin, died at 8:20 a.m., Sunday, June 25, 2000 at Pekin Hospital.

She was born October 20, 1931 in Anna to Martin and Mellie Sitter Watkins. She was preceded in death by 1 son , Bill Cassidy (1973 in Pekin), 2 sisters, and 1 brother.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Debra Horton of Pekin; 1 son, Greg (Linda) Cassidy of Bloomington; 5 grandchildren, Nikki Haynes and Toby Haynes, both of Pekin, Angela Cassidy, Didi Cassidy and Jared Johnson, all of Bloomington; 1 great-granddaughter; 3 sisters, Jewell Hale of Pekin, Sadie (Amos) Baggott of Murphysboro, IL and Dorcus Landis of Anna.

Mrs. Cassidy worked at the American Distilling Company in Pekin until itsí closing . She last worked as a nurses aid at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Rev. Judy Doyle officiated. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donorís choice.

Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel is in charge of arrangements.

JUANITA MARTIN KRIEGSMAN
(1908~2000)

Juanita Martin Kriegsman, 91, of 3 Martin Lane, Pekin, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2000 at Pekin Hospital.

Born December 31, 1908 in Cisco, Illinois to Edgar Otto and Grace Williams Martin, she married John C. Kriegsman on January 6, 1940 in Weldon, Illinois. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, John M. Kriegsman of Peoria, James W.C. (Sandra) Kriegsman of Petaluma, California and A. Richard (Nancy) Kriegsman of Pekin; and four grandchildren, Kathryn C. "Katie" Kriegsman, Amy E. Kriegsman and J. Scott Kriegsman, all of Pekin, and John D. Kriegsman of New York City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elbert Martin; and three sisters, Geneva Campbell, Lotus Briggs and Marjorie Martin.

She was a graduate of Weldon High School. A member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, she graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education.

She was head of admitting at St. Lukeís Hospital in San Francisco, California from 1933 to 1936.

She then worked as timekeeper and as a construction crew manager for the E.O. Martin Company, her fatherís company based at Weldon. As a crew manager she supervised the construction of sewage treatment facilities in Geneva, Illinois, Aurora, Illinois and Pekin, Illinois at which time she met Mr. Kriegsman. She also was responsible for developing the Audubon Drive Subdivision in Pekin.

She taught English at Weldon High School during World War II. During that same time frame, she also managed her fatherís grain elevator at Weldon. She later taught one semester in Pekin at Edison Junior High School during 1960.

She was appointed a Regent by former Governor Ogilvie to the Convocation Committee of Lincoln Academy, a position she held for 25 years. She was active in the Republican Party.

She was a former longtime board member of Youth Farm, the Illinois Central College Educational Foundation and of the Cunningham Childrenís Home in Urbana.

Mrs. Kriegsman was named Grand Marshall of the Pekin Marigold Festival in 1984 together with her husband. She was a past recipient of the Pekin YWCA Outstanding Women of the Year Award. She also was a past honoree of the Altrusa Club of Pekin.

A dedicated volunteer for the Pekin Hospital Auxiliary, Mrs. Kriegsman was involved in many fund raising projects to benefit community not-for-profit organizations. She helped plan and work many a bake sale and was famous for her fudge. She was often seen making several batches a day and certainly made hundreds of pounds.

She was a member of Chapter GW of the PEO Sisterhood in Pekin. For more than 30 years, Mrs. Kriegsman, served Pekin Civic Chorus as ticket chairperson.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. She was one of the originating members of the churchís annual "Strawberry Festival," which celebrated its 50th anniversary in June 2000. She also was a member of the United Methodist Women and Rachel-Sarah Circle of her church.

A Celebration of Life memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000 at her church. The Rev. Krista L. Brockman and Rev. Gaylord E. Buss will officiated. She was cremated. Private inurnment was in Lakeside Mausoleum in Pekin.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.

L. ROWENA RAGON
(1920~2000)

Lois Rowena Ragon, 80, of 447 Hillcrest Drive, Creve Coeur, died at 3:21 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2000 in the emergency room of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born January 4, 1920 in Bogota to Earl O. and Mary Blanche Gorrell Swisher, she married Harold Lavern Ragon on April 6, 1940 in Bogota. He died September 6, 1997 in East Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers (Harold N. Swisher and Marvin L. Swisher).

Surviving are one daughter, I. Irene (Kendall) Zehr of Pontiac; one son, Ronald L. (Sandra) Ragon, Sr. of Creve Coeur; four grandchildren, Eric W. "Rick" (Jenny) Zehr of Mapleton, Ronald L. (Cynthia) Ragon, Jr. of Mackinaw, Rodney L. (Patti) Zehr of Pontiac, and Brenda L. (Tim) Hunt of Pekin; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen M. (Frank) Turner of Indianapolis, Indiana; and one brother, A. Ray (Norma) Swisher of Newton.

A hairdresser in earlier years, Mrs. Ragon and her husband owned and operated Ragon Lumber Company in Creve Coeur from 1947 to 1964. She and her husband later owned and operated the Ragon Motel in Creve Coeur, retiring December 21, 1981.

Mrs. Ragon enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel. The Rev. Greg Mansur officiated. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at the funeral home. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Creve Coeur Fire and Rescue Department, 203 Wagner Drive, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610.

DELBERT H. LUTZ
(1916~2001)

PEKIN ~ Delbert Henry "Del" Lutz, 84, of 4 Wildwood Court, Pekin, died at 4:29 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2001 at Pekin Hospital.

Born April 17, 1916 in Malone Township, Tazewell County to Henry Joseph and Hattie Marie Heilman Lutz, he married Eileen Elizabeth "Tillie" Fulmer on October 10, 1942 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Esther L. (Carl) Beale of Mackinaw; one nephew, Marshall L. (Lauren) Beale of Waukesha, Wisconsin; one grandnephew; and one grandniece.

His parents and one sister, Kathryn Lutz, preceded him in death.

A 1934 graduate of Forest City High School, he attended the University of Illinois.

He was a member of Saint Johnís Lutheran Church in Pekin, and the East Bluff Property Committee of the church. He was also a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elk Lodge #1271 in Pekin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2001 at Saint Johnís Lutheran Church in Pekin. The Rev. Mark A. Miller will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Arrangements are by the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Johnís Lutheran Church, 711 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the charity of the donors choice.

WILBUR L. HELMICK
(1929~2001)

PEKIN ~ Wilbur L. "Willie" Helmick, 72, (No Address) of Pekin, died at 8:09 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2001 at his residence.

Born February 1, 1929 in Pekin to Wilbur Samuel and Flossie Marie Hittle Helmick, he married Dorothy May Louwers on January 11, 1949 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Michael L. (Diana) Helmick of Pekin; two daughters, Deborah M. Helmick and Kelly A. Helmick, both of Pekin; and three grandchildren, Tammy S. (Lance) Edwards, Cory M. Helmick, and Christopher S. Helmick, all of Pekin.

His parents preceded him in death.

A mechanic for 53 years, Mr. Helmick had owned and operated Helmickís Marathon Service Station in Pekin. He had also worked at Beres Motors, Court Motors, and Hymbaugh Motors, all in Pekin. He last worked at Kauth & Mayeur in Peoria, retiring in 1998.

He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pekin and a member of N.A.I.C., Heart of Illinois Chapter.

He enjoyed woodworking and reading.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 2675 Allentown Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

ADOLPH C. NIERSTHEIMER
(1919~2001)

PEKIN ~ A.C. "Bud" Nierstheimer, 81, of 1850 Edgewater Drive, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at his residence.

Born February 26, 1919 in Pekin to Adolph and Anna Beimfohr Nierstheimer, he married Esther M. Eisele on January 5, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.

Also surviving is one son, Kim G. Nierstheimer and two granddaughters, Amanda Nierstheimer and Melissa Nierstheimer, all of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann Nierstheimer on March 8, 1952 in Pekin and one sister, Norma Berry.

Born into a deep heritage of agriculture, at age 19 upon his fatherís death, he became the operator of the family dairy farm. He continued his career in crop production in Tazewell and Peoria Counties until his retirement in 1984 when his son succeeded him in management. He remained active in the interests of his farm and enjoyed his love of the land until his death.

He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. He also was a member of the Pekin Elks Lodge 1271 and the Tazewell County Farm Bureau.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2001 at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Gaylord E. Buss will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, and also 30 minutes before services Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 503 North 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to Harbor Light Hospice, 416 St. Markís Court, Peoria, Illinois 61603.

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