Eldon L. "Joe" Mallinson

LINCOLN - Eldon L. "Joe" Mallinson, 95, of Lincoln died at 10:45 AM on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln, IL.

Eldon was born August 5, 1917, in Yale, IL, the son of Carl W. and Cora Mae Freeman Mallinson. He was united in marriage to Lucille Spurling on December 17, 1947, in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on September 9, 2010.

Eldon is survived by two daughters: Patricia (John) Aper and Carla (Claude) Van Fossan both of Lincoln, IL; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchil-dren. Eldon was the last of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Freeman, James and Ray C. Freeman and one sister: Geneva K. Boyd.

Eldon retired in 1979 from Lincoln Community High School where he worked as a custodian and bus driver. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lincoln. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars #1756.

Services for Eldon will be Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 10:30 AM at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Fu-neral Home in Lincoln with Ron Otto officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery with full military rites accorded by American Legion Post # 263. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Published in The Lincoln Courier on Nov. 13, 2012