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| September/October 2004

Arlan D. Koopman, 51, Flanagan, Ill., died Feb. 25, 2004. Arlan was born Feb. 17, 1953, in Pontiac, Ill.

Arlan was a member of the Central States Threshermen, Pontiac; the South Lake County Historical Society, Crown Point, Ind.; and the Will County Threshermen Assn. Arlan attended many of the area shows.

He worked for Spires TV in Minonk, Ill., for 10 years. Then in 1982, he started A & K Electronics and in 1988 opened A & K Video, both in Flanagan, Ill. He most recently worked for Wheeler Communications in Flanagan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Truman Koopman. Surviving is his mother, Delores Koopman, Flanagan; and his sister, Brenda (Jon) DeFries, Fairbury, Ill.

Submitted by Mark A. Corson, Crown Point, Ind.

Lewis Woods, age 86, Mustang, Okla., died March 30, 2004, at his home. He was born June 24, 1917, in Dry Valley Township, Mo., to Rice and Pearl Spillman Woods. He lived in Pierce City, Mo., until the early 1940s when he moved to Oklahoma.


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