Allie J. Lymenstull, age 90 of 1806 Hilltop died Monday, August 6, 2012 in Good Samaritan Home.
He was a 1940 Quincy High School graduate and was employed by Otis Elevator. He was an avid duck hunter and turkey hunter.
Mr. Lymenstull served in the U. S. Navy in World War II. He was an apprentice tool and die maker at Gardner Denver for 1 1/2 years before joining the Navy in January 1942 after Pearl Harbor. He attended Aviation Machinists School. He Served in the Navy Air Force in the Southwest Pacific in VP71 Catalina flying boats and then in VB-104 Navy Liberators for two tours in the combat zones. His first tour was Guadalcanal and Munda in the Solomon Islands. After 30 day rest leave he rejoined the squadron and went back out to Morotai in the Dutch East Indies then went to Leyte, Philippine Islands then to Clark field on Luzon. Had a total of 140 combat missions, in PBY’s (16) BP4Y’s (B24′s) I24. On a August 28, 1943 mission they shot down a large engine Japanese flying boat. Later they discovered that a Japanese General, Navy Captain, 9 submarine commanders and lieutenants were passengers on that plane plus, it’s 8 man crew. VB104 was the only navy air squadron in WWII to receive 2 presidential unit citations, 1 Philippine presidential unit citation, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 6 air medals, 10 battle stars in Asiatic-Pacific Area ribbon and 2 stars in Philippine Liberation ribbon. After WWII Allie joined Otis Elevator Co. for 38 years spending the last 26 years as local representative in the Quincy area.
Survivors also include his children, Thomas (Sue) Lymenstull of Interlochen, MI, Sue (Paul) Eastman of Union City, CA, Roger A. (Heather) Lymenstull of Oswego, IL; 5 grandchildren, Eva Lymenstull, Lara Ervin-Kassab and Kristina Ervin-Funk, Parker and Amber Lymenstull; 2 step-grandsons; Wayne & Jason Wienhoff, 2 great granddaughters, Suzanna Ervin and Molly Ervin-Isom; 1 step-great grandson; Yousif Kassab, 1 step-great granddaughter; Cherokee Wienhoff, 2 step children, Michael R. (Betty) Wienhoff of Quincy, IL, Gerald K. (Lynn) Wienhoff of Pensacola, FL; a brother, Thomas Lymenstull of Richardson, TX. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Mary Homan.
Services: will be Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation: Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Masonic Services: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. by Herman Lodge #39 AF&AM in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Ducks Unlimited
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.