In Memory of FPRA Members
Greta Fjermedal spouse of Elmer Fjermedal - February 4, 2018, McNeil Island
W.L. Bill Clay - May 4, 2017, SERO
Lemuel Williams, May 28, 2018, MIA
Ester Berveiler-November 7,2017, Surv/Robert LVN
Robert W. Callahan-November 2017, WAS
In Memory of Non-FPRA Members
Larry R. Eicholtz - April 6, 2018, MIL
Phil Arnold - May 21, 2018, HDQTony Talak - March 28, 2018
Joseph Santos, Jr. - September 2017 - MRG
Aaron ‘Don’ Lewis - September 13, 2017-ALD
Alma Pearl Butcher McCurdy - October 10, 2017-ALD
Tom Price – December 2017 - JES
Dexter Graham – December 2017 - ATL
Ronald Knapp – December 2017 - ALD
Randel Dewayne Burlison – December 2017 – MAR
Larry Midgett – December 2017 – MAR
Sallie B. Goodwin – December 2017 - ALD
Joe Colon – January 2018 – JES
Calvin Hall (active) – January 2018 – COL
Larry R. Eicholtz
Age 73, passed away Friday evening, April 6, 2018 at the Saline Evangelical Home. He was born on February 6, 1945 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Raymond and Dorothy (Smith) Eicholtz. Larry was a 1963 graduate of Milan High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict from 1965-1967. On July 18, 1970 he married Katherine McGriff and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2016. Larry was assistant foreman for Wolverine Plastics in Milan from 1967-1978 then worked for the Federal Correction Institute of Milan, retiring in 2000. After retirement, he worked from 2002-2014 at the Milan Area High School in the cafeteria. Larry was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Milan where he was active in the Men’s Club, Bible Study and served as an Elder. He also was a member of the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans), enjoyed fishing and being around people. He will be remembered for his gift of gab, great laugh and good-naturedness. He is survived by three stepsons; Rick (Darlene) Hartford of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kenny (Barbara) Reid of Belleville, Michigan, and Chester “Dean” Hartford of Altoona, Pennsylvania, 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister Barbara Jean Davis and several nieces and nephews. Besides the love of his life, Katherine he was preceded in death by his parents and two stepdaughters, Bonnie Sue Lillard and Penny L. Reid. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial gathering will be Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 10am until time of service at 11am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Milan, with Reverend Dr. Philip W. Penhallegon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial of ashes will take place next to his wife Katherine at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. www.ochalekstark.com
Linette K. Ritter
Linette K. Ritter, 56, of Rushford, MN died on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the South Baldwin Medical Center in Foley, Alabama.
Linette Kay Stoen was born on January 28, 1962, in Decorah, IA to Eugene and Caryl (Dickman) Stoen. She was raised in the Decorah area and was a 1980 graduate of Decorah High School. She then received her Bachelor's Degree from Winona State University in Winona, MN in 1984. Linette was united in marriage with Kevin Ritter on May 31, 1986, at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church in Highlandville, IA. She worked for the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons from 1984 to 2015. Linette enjoyed golfing and traveling, especially traveling for the winters the last three years in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin; three children: Tyler Ritter of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Trey (Renee) Ritter of Rushford, MN and Tatum Ritter of Rochester, MN; mother: Caryl Stoen of Ridgeway, IA; and by two siblings: Larry (Dianna) Stoen of Rochester, MN and Lisa, (Steve) Rea of Waterloo, IA.
Linette was preceded in death by her father.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in Highlandville, IA with the Reverend Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford, MN and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
Robert Wayne Callahan
Mr. Robert Wayne "Bob" Callahan, age 65, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, after a short illness. He was born on August 16, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri. Bob was the middle child of James and Hazel Callahan, with an older brother, James, and a younger sister, Kathy.Â He graduated from Republic High School, in Republic, Missouri. Bob served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his lifetime career with the Federal Prison System, serving in several different states. He was a member of the Solomon Lodge #271, in Springfield.Â Bob was a very giving and loving man, willing to help anyone. His final act was to donate his organs.Â He was preceded in death by his first and special love, first wife, Kathy; and his parents.Â Bob is survived by wife, Dorothy, of the home; a sister, Kathy (Mark) Carl, Edmond, Okla.; brother, Jim (Beth) Callahan, Dallas, Texas; nieces, Jamie (Shawn) Colton, Edmond, Okla., and Erin Callahan, Houston, Texas; brothers and sisters in law, Marx and Karen Claussen, Linda Ward, Barbara Brecheisen, Ron Johns, Jim and Dorothy Johns, Tom and Donna Johns, Darrel and Becky Johns, and Sandy Cox; numerous other nieces and nephews; a special friend since childhood, Dan O'Neal; and many more friends. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, also in the funeral home. The graveside service, with military honors, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield. Contributions may be made to the () Chapter 11, 1708 E. St. Louis St., Springfield, MO 65802. Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com
Esther was born on December 20, 1917 and passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Esther was a resident of Leavenworth, Kansas at the time of passing. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Davis Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 AM, Monday, November 13, 2017 at Davis Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.
Margie Laurene Burns
Margie Laurene Burns Weakley Johnson, 95, of Alderson, WV and Jacksonville, FL died March 31, 2017 at Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana, IL. Born November 27, 1921, in Trough Creek, PA she was the daughter of the late Eddie and Vera Burns. Margie was a graduate of Frankford High School in 1941. She married Edward Weakley on January 28, 1942, had four children, was active member of the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, and worked the cafeteria at Alderson public schools for many years. Later, she worked at the Women's Federal Prison in Alderson, WV for 20 years, where she was a correctional officer of some infamous criminals including "Squeaky"Fromme and Sara Jane Moore before retiring August 31, 1992. After the death of Ed she married tom Johnson and resided in Lindside, WV for 12 years (1997 to 2009) After Tom's death in 2009, she moved to Jacksonville, FL to be with her daughter, Donna. When she could no longer take care of herself she moved up to Savoy/Urbana, IL to live with her daughter, Elane "Bossy Britches" Jones. She was preceded in death by brothers Paul Burns, Jim Burns, Kessel Burns, a sister Freda Smith and her son Gerald M. Wakley (Big Jerry). Survivors include a son, Warren Blaine Weakley (wife, Sheila) of Williamsburg, both daughters, Donna Gail Norton of Urbana, IL and Wandaleen Elane Jones (husband, Bill) of Savoy, IL. She has six grandchildren, Jerry Weakly (little Jerry), Lori Carrel, Matthew Jones, Seth Weakly, Jeremiah Weakley and Hannah Sanchez. She has eight great grandchildren Brandon, Morgan, Nicholas, Andrew, Tyler, Mason, Jaxon and Lynsie and 1 on the way due in July, Murphy. She has one step daughter Shirley Hazelwood (Gary) and one stepson Donnie Johnson. She has several nieces and nephews. Margie was an amazing gardener and fantastic chef. Her family always enjoyed great meals on family occasions and many continued to prepare her world-famous green beans, unorthodox broiled chocolate french toast "just like grandma use to make", and zucchini stew. She loved to sew and crochet and has made afghan blankets for all those she loved, which she has documented in a memory keepsake album. She loved animals of all kinds and enjoyed reading poetry. She was deeply loved by all her family. Visitation services was held at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Funeral services was April 5th, with Rev. Dr. Bill Bryan officiating and interment to follow at Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery in Alderson, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the National Parkinson Foundation or your local humane society.