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Dale H. Hunter, 94, of Springfield, passed away on December 8, 2019 at Heritage Health. He was born on August 15, 1925 in Lincoln to C.H. and Violet Sheley Hunter. Dale married Virginia Cook in 1951 in Springfield and she preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Hunter is survived by his best friend and caregiver Carol Brannin and one Godson Dale Dunavan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald Hunter.

Dale was a US Army Veteran who served in World War II in France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Austria. He was awarded France’s highest honor, The Legion of Honor and their Medal of Honor.

July 2, 1974 - June 15, 2019

Auxiliary President 2012 - 2019

Lincoln, IL—Melanie Schaler, 44, of Lincoln passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Melanie was born on July 2, 1974 in Pekin, IL the daughter of Harvey and Jeanne (Onken) Boyer. She married Joe Schaler on December 31, 2005. He survives in Lincoln.
Melanie is also survived by her daughter, Sara Buchanan of Nashville, TN; her brother, Michael (Ginger) Boyer of Indianapolis, IN, and sister, Michelle (David) Eyrse of Hartsburg, IL. Melanie is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Jeanne Boyer.

January 24, 1948 - December 26, 2018

Danny Joe “DJ” Krell, 70, of Springfield, died at 5:25 pm, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Heritage Health. He was born January 24, 1948 in Springfield to Walter Alvin and Mary Alice (Smith) Krell. He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Lynn (Russell) Friedewald of Springfield; two grandchildren, Emma and Jack Friedewald; four brothers, Gary Krell of Texas, Forrest (Cheryl) Krell and Tim Krell, both of Springfield and Ted Krell of Texas and several nieces, nephews and cousins and great nieces and nephews.