Gene Bathe

index.jpgOctober 15, 1929 – October 21, 2017
Funeral Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

HARTSBURG- Gene Bathe, 88, of Hartsburg passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Gene was born on October 15, 1929 in Sullivan, IL, the son of Harry and Mabel (Byrom) Bathe Sr. He married Marjorie Lessen on June 28, 1953 in Hartsburg, IL. She survives.

Gene is also survived by his children, Norma Bathe of Hartsburg, Michael (Christine) Bathe of Normal, and Nancy (Paul) Kemp of Janesville, WI; his grandchildren, Courtney Bathe, Quinnton Kemp, and Cassidy Kemp.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings; Gene was the last member of his immediate family.

Gene retired from Lehn & Fink as a shipping clerk after 42 years. Gene worked with the Hartsburg Fire Dept. for 41 years; 16 of which he was the Fire Chief. He was an EMT for 28 years, and the Water Plant Operator for 55 years. He was with the International Chemical Workers Union Local #316 for 42 years, where he was president for 3 years; and recording secretary for 21 years. Additionally Gene was the President of the Lehn & Fink Credit Union for 10 years. He was Chairman of the Board at Hartsburg Methodist Church, and served as the Sunday School Superintendent for 13 years. Gene was on the Board of Logan County Paramedics Association. He was the recipient of The Larry Schroyer Award for Lifetime of Excellence in Emergency Services.

Gene enjoyed sports, especially his beloved St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR; Jeff Gordon was his favorite.

Services for Gene will be held at 11:00A.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with Rev. Lisa Goodwin officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00P.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg. Memorial donations may be made in Gene’s name to Disabled American Veterans or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Emil C. Ramlow

indexApril 29, 1925 – October 20, 2017
Funeral Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LINCOLN- Emil C. Ramlow, 92, of Beason passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.

Emil was born on April 29, 1925 in Burtonview IL, the son of John H. and Katherine (Stuan) Ramlow. He married Lois J. Wood on September 15, 1946 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death.

Emil is survived by his son, Thomas (Nancy) Ramlow of Beason, IL; his daughter, Gloria Jean (Steve) Schaub of Gibson City; his brother, Virgil Ramlow of Dayton, OH; and a special friend Marie Harris of Springfield. Additionally, Emil is survived by nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Emil was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, five brothers, two sisters, and one great-granddaughter.

Emil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from August 1943 – January 1946. When Emil returned to Lincoln he worked as a supervisor at The Bottle Factory for 36 years; and farmed. Emil also loved to dance, fish, and hunt; but above all else, Emil loved spending time with his family.

Services for Emil will be held at 10:00A.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Amy Ziettlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Following the services, The Illinois Patriot Guard Riders will escort the funeral procession to New Union Cemetery; where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post Number #263. Memorial donations may be made in Emil’s name to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Donald “Donnie” Wheeler Jr.

index.jpgJanuary 23, 1975 – September 29, 2017
Funeral Date: Monday, November 30, -0001
LINCOLN – Donald “Donnie” Wheeler, Jr. of Lincoln passed away on September 29, 2017 at 10:13 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Donnie was born on January 23, 1975, the son of Donald Wayne and Helen (Weber) Wheeler. He married Tiffany Martinie on February 6, 2014 in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving Donnie is his mother: Helen Young; daughters: Bailey, Cydnee, and Kyra; one step daughter: Patience Pedigo; his siblings: Chris Nichols, Amber Nichols, Stacy Wheeler, and Joey Metelko. He was preceded in death by his father.
Donnie worked at Eaton Corporation for 15 years and was a member of Anytime Fitness in Lincoln, IL.
Cremation rites for Donnie will be accorded. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Donnie’s name to his wife: Tiffany Wheeler. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

Mary Ellen Frye

index.jpgDecember 21, 1958 – September 25, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
LINCOLN – Mary Ellen Frye, 58, of Lincoln, IL, passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Mary was born on December 21, 1958 in Lincoln IL, the daughter of Thomas Eldon and Helen (Wade) Frye.
Mary is survived by three brothers; Robert A. (Robin) Frye, of Lincoln, IL, Charles L. Grimsley, of Springfield, IL, John Grimsley, of Lincoln, IL; lifelong friends; Lester W. Graber and John L. Harlow.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kandy Ann Frye and Helen J. Taft and her half-brother, Joseph John Grimsley.
Mary was a member of the Open Arms Christian Fellowship.
Services for Mary will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Larry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Burial at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, IL will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to Robert Alan Frye (brother).

Robert L. Prunty

indexApril 03, 1928 – September 23, 2017
Funeral Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017
LINCOLN – Robert L. Prunty, 89, of Lincoln passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
Robert was born on April 3, 1928 in Lincoln IL, the son of Floyd and Mary (Lee) Prunty. He married Virginia Rachel Williamson on April 16, 1950 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2014.
Robert is survived by his son, Thomas (Michelle) Prunty of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Thomas Paul Prunty Jr. and Sarah Rose Prunty. Additionally, Robert is survived by Fran Wilson of Lincoln and Patricia Czajkowski of Las Vegas, NV, who were both extended and crucial members of the Prunty Family.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brother, Jerry; his sisters, Marilyn and June.
Robert proudly served his county in the U.S. Army from June 1951 – September 1953 as a Mess Sergeant and a Barber. When Robert returned to Lincoln he worked as a barber; and later opened Prunty Barber Shop where in 2013 they celebrated 50 years of business. Robert enjoyed playing tennis at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Additionally, Robert loved going on Caribbean cruises with his wife, Virginia.
A Memorial Service will be held for Robert at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln with Pastor Michael Paulson officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from (9:30-11:00A.M.). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Robert D. Milleville

index.jpgMarch 08, 1946 – September 18, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
ROCHESTER – Robert D. Milleville, 71, of Rochester, formerly of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at his residence.
Robert was born on March 8, 1946 in Lincoln, IL, the son of Robert A. and Catherine (King) Milleville.
Surviving Robert are his children Jennifer (Bryon) Feth of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jeffery (Autumn) Milleville of Sevierville, TN, Joshua (Tracy) Milleville of Springfield, IL, Patricia (Jeffery) Frick of Springfield, IL, brother, Donnie (Janet) Milleville of St. Peter, MO and twelve grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by parents and three brothers.
Robert was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. He was a former commander of VFW post #755 in Springfield. He enjoyed, sponsored and owned sprint racing cars.
Services for Robert will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00-12:00 A.M. prior to services. Burial will take place in Zion Cemetery after the services where full military rites will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to Paralyzed Veterans of America.