Larry R. Gibbs Has Passed
Larry R. Gibbs, 79, of Crete, Illinois died Thursday, February 24, 2022 at St. James Manor in Crete. Graveside services are 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 4th at Greenview Memorial Gardens, 1201 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, Illinois. Memorials may be left for Quad City Animal Welfare Center in memory of Larry and his sister Marilyn. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola is handling arrangements. Larry Ray was born December 30, 1942 in Missouri, the son of Forrest and W. Lola Crow Gibbs. After teaching for almost five years in Pekin, Illinois, he moved to the Chicago area to teach in the Rich Township High School District. He later was a professor at a local college. Larry was a Civil War enthusiast… he was involved in several clubs and traveled the United States giving presentations and participating in reenactments. Larry was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal fan, as well as just being a fan of baseball. He enjoyed keeping up with his family’s activities and sporting events. Those left to cherish his memory are several cousins including Rosemary (Lloyd) Cook of Viola and their children and grandchildren who will miss their “Crazy Uncle Larry”, and his friend: Mary Wille of Crete. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Marilyn Gibbs.
Jerry Lee Thomas Has Passed
Jerry Lee Thomas passed away on August 26, 2019, in San Diego, California. He was born on November 15, 1943, in Moline, Illinois. We cannot locate an obituary for him at this time. We know that he was a Lt. Commander in the Navy, served during the Vietnam War Era, was a medical doctor, and lived in San Diego (or that area), He may have married Linell L. Poethicon on December 10, 1966, in San Diego, CA.
Judy Rhea Claerhout Has Passed
Judith Ann Claerhout, 77, passed away on July 17, 2021. A native of Moline, IL., Judy was born to Gerald and Helen Rhea on December 2, 1943. She graduated from Moline High school and Blackhawk College. Her love of dance and performing arts earned her lead roles in local summer stock productions. In 1962 she won the honor of Miss Moline and represented her city in the Miss Illinois pageant. This set the stage for meeting the love of her life, Bill. As a swimmer and law student who wasn't interested in beauty queens, he realized Judy had brains too! Fireworks ensued following a Fourth of July proposal and they were married September 5, 1964. Their love never fizzled and the celebration continued for over 56 years! Judy spent 50 years as a volunteer in civic, service, and school organizations. While living in Las Vegas she worked as a Fashion Coordinator and received a "Woman of Achievement" award in 1988. To catch up with Judy, you had to lace up. She was a top runner in her age group in 10k races for over 30 years. She also loved to bike, hike, snow ski, ice skate, and work out. She climbed Mt. Charleston, near Las Vegas, several times. And her thrill rides in gliders and hot air balloons had her family praying from below. Judy was also known for her impeccable taste for crafting, decorating, and etiquette. She even used a ruler when corresponding with her hand written notes and cards. When Bill retired in 2000, he and Judy moved to the pines of Payson, AZ. They enjoyed the small town and mountain air for almost 20 years. Her love for her family was unconditional and never-ending. She lived every day with grace, class, kindness, and love. In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Gary) Soultanian of Scottsdale, Carin (Gus) Gallett of Phoenix, five grandchildren, whom she adored, and her sister, Lora (Eric) Diamond of Coldspring, Texas.
Larry Bentrim Has Passed
Larry V. Bentrim, 77, of Roseville, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Roseville Rehab and Health Care, Roseville. Private graveside services be will Monday, March 22, at Rock Island National Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted. Larry Vern Bentrim was born March 23, 1943, in Davenport; the son of Laverne Frank and Thelma (Gilger) Bentrim. His childhood hometown was Moline. Larry graduated from Moline High School, Class of 1961. After graduation, he was employed at the former “Plantation” Restaurant. Larry enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965 serving in Germany. With the completion of his military service, he returned to the Quad City area, working as a draftsman for the Corps of Engineers, Rock Island Arsenal. At this time, Larry obtained his associate degree from Black Hawk College, Moline. He then worked for John Deere Plow and Planter, Moline. Larry enjoyed fishing trips with friends to Wisconsin and Michigan. Larry completed his career as he began, in the food industry. For many years, he served as head chef at Lunardis’ Restaurant, Davenport. Those left to cherish his memory are his twin sister, Mary VanHoorebeke, Johnston, Iowa, his sister, Bonnie Johnson, Silvis; nieces, Deb Curtis, Ankey, Iowa, Pam (Mark) Stehn, Rock Island, Tina (Roy) Stevens, Beloit, Wis., Laurie Sweeney, Cambridge, Minn., and Jen Bentrim, Golden Valley, Minn.; nephews, Michael Van Hoorebeke, Austin, Texas, Steven VanHoorebeke, Bettendorf, Scott (Carol) Johnson, Edgington, Ill., Randy Johnson, Chicago, Todd (Staci) Johnson, Elkhart, Kan., Tim (Penni) Bentrim, Bellingham, Wash., Jeff (Angela) Bentrim, Calgary AB, Canada; many great-nieces, great-nephews; and best friends since kindergarten, Michael (Melissa), Stentoumis, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William Bentrim; his sister-in-law, Carol Bentrim; and his brother-in-law, Paul VanHoore
Tom Blade Has Passed
Thomas Arthur Blade, 77, of Rock Island, passed away Monday, January 04, 2021, at his residence. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at this time. Due to covid there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers Tom asked for memorials to be made to First Lutheran Church. Tom was born on August 4, 1943, in Moline, the son of Carl and Mildred (Gillen) Blade. He married Kathryn Anne Swanson on July 12, 1980 at First Lutheran Church, Moline. Tom received his BA from Augustana College, MA from the University of Illinois, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago. For 50 years Tom served as a Lawyer at Blade Law Office P.C., Moline. Tom was a lifelong member at First Lutheran Church, Moline. His hobbies included reading, chess, puzzles, games, trivia, and watching movies. Survivors include his wife, daughters, Sarah (Jason) Nunn, Carol (James) Kumm; grandchildren, Trevor, Carson, & Maddox Nunn, Madison & Thomas Kumm. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Carl Jr., and sister, Mary Murphy.
Duane Becker Has Passed
Duane Kent Becker, 77, of Moline, passed away, Monday, November 30, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, East. Cremation rites will be accorded. A drive by memorial visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, East Moline. Duane was born on June 13, 1943, in Moline, the son of Harold and Mary (Garland) Becker. He married Judith L. Adams on January 1, 1964, in Silvis. Duane worked for John Deere Harvester Moline and East Moline until he retired. Survivors include his wife, Judy; children, Lori Love, Rock Island, Christie Springfield, Moline; brother, Kenneth Becker; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Calvin John Becker.
James R. Seeley Has Passed
James "Jim" Russell Seeley, 77, Independence, Missouri went to heaven Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Jim was the son of Daniel & Arlene Seeley. He was preceded in death by; his brother, David Seeley, "The Moline Mad Man". Jim was born in Moline, Illinois on January 14, 1943. He was lovingly married to Janice (Orf) Seeley in Denver, Colorado, May 25, 1985. To this union, thy bounded the most beautiful family. Five children; sons, Scott and Jeff Seeley; daughter, Terri Seeley and step sons, Todd Anderson and Shawn Anderson. Surviving relatives include: Scott Seeley, Jeff Seeley (wife, Cheryl), Terri Seeley (husband, Gary Massuco); grandchildren; Sydney and Justin Seeley; Tyler and Trevor Seeley, Victor Anderson and his forever four legged friend, Tori. Jim also leaves a life long, treasured friend of 50 + years and his college trainer, Mickey Cobb and sister in law, Sandy (Seeley) Copley and Jim's beloved nephew, Jason and niece Amy. Jim had various careers; he coached team sports in both Illinois and Colorado. He also worked in pest management. Jim always made a point of turning work into fun, in that one of his great joys in life was to be a friend and mentor to all.
Russell Ahrens Has Passed
Russell LeRoy Ahrens, 77, of Moline, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at his residence. Russell was born on February 15, 1943, in Moline, the son of Russell and Iola (Wagner) Ahrens. He married Karen Marcella Pointer on December 2, 1994, in Moline. He worked for John Deere Seeding for 30 years. Russell was a member of Calvary Church of the Quad Cities. He raised and raced quarter horses and was a rodeo bull rider. He enjoyed his antique Pontiac cars, was a diehard Chicago Bears fan and loved watching Big 10 college football. Survivors include his wife, Karen Ahrens; children, Kelly (Paul) Cook, Hampton, Ronald James "RJ" (Anna Lacy) Severtsgaard, Birmingham, AL; granddaughter, Tera (Troy) Thompson, Hampton; great grandson, Dylan Thompson, Hampton; brothers-in-law, Kevin (Rachel) Pointer, Schriever, LA, and Kirk (Michelle) Amador, Orion, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Delbert Ahrens.
Lawrence "Larry" Edwards Has Passed
Lawrence J. "Larry" Edwards, 77, of Colona, Illinois, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Royal Oaks Nursing Home in Kewanee, Illinois. Lawrence James Edwards was born March 11, 1943, in Clinton, Iowa, to James Woodrow and Maxine (Denlinger) Edwards. He graduated from Moline High School in 1951 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy for three years. He married Nancy Kay
Bauersfeld in 1965, in Rock Island. She died January 7, 2019. He worked for the Rock Island Arsenal as a tool and dye maker, retiring in 1995. He loved being outdoors, especially fishing and hunting with his family. He and his wife, Nancy, enjoyed traveling, especially to see the ocean, Alaska, and going on cruises. He was a 3rd degree blackbelt and taught Taekwondo, and was a competitive trapshooter. Above all else, family was the most important thing to Larry. Larry is survived by two daughters, Cholette (Steve) Carroll of Galva, Illinois, and Cynthia (Christopher) Lancour of Moline, Illinois; grandchildren, Amanda Carroll, Dylan (Reiha) Carroll, Talon Lancour, Paige Lancour, Shaunna Sullivan, David Sullivan, and Lacy Beaver; great-grandchildren, Althea Coulter, Maisyn Carroll, Emmarie Carroll, Weston and Nolan Lancour, Larry Roe, Jr., and Shalyn, Arianna and Chloe Roe, Kyrstyn Shoppa, and Autumn and Winter Miller; and his beloved dog, Lady. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; daughters, Teresa Ann Edwards and Lorry Beaver; and a brother, Gerald Edwards.
Pamela Willits Weber Has Passed
Pamela Kay Weber (Willits), 77, of Moline, died, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Unity Point Trinity, Rock Island. Pam was born on March 22, 1943, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was the daughter of Frank and Kathryn Willits. Pam graduated from Moline High School, where she met Jim Weber, the summer before her senior year. She attended Black Hawk College, where she was a member of Beta Phi Gamma, National honorary journalistic fraternity. Jim and Pam married on November 30, 1963. While they were married, Pam worked as an administrative assistant, helping put Jim through college. Pam and Jim raised three children (Greg, Brad, and Wendi) in Moline. Pam was active in her children’s education, as well as being a constant and enthusiastic cheerleader in all her children’s passions, including sports and theatre. Pam had many close friends in Moline. She was a highly competitive and very skilled bridge player and participated in many bridge groups over the years. Later in life, to be closer to Jim, Pam took up golf. They enjoyed golfing and watching golf tournaments on TV together. After Jim died, in 2013, Pam was blessed to have many close friends to comfort her and help her whenever needed. Pam is survived by her children, Greg Weber (Beth) of Davenport, IA, Brad Weber (Becky) of Carmel, IN, and Wendi Weber of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Quinn, Lexi, Liz, Adam, and Grant Weber; one great grandchild, Delilah Weber; her sister-in-law Jan Weber; and a nephew and two nieces, Dave Weber, Maria Boustead and Jenny Draper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Weber.
Mike Roman Passes Away
Born on June 15, 1943, in Madrid, Iowa to Maggie and Mike Roman. He lived in Moline, where he graduated from Moline High School, class of 1961. Mick was a proud veteran of the Vietnam war where he served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1968-1970; amongst his commendations/decorations was the Purple Heart. After returning, he met and then married the love of his life, Rosalie Roman (Van Meter), on Sept. 3, 1971. They moved to the Alpha/Woodhull area in 1971, expanding their family to five children and many horses and pets through the years. Mick worked at John Deere (Harvester) for 35 years — Go Green! He was a longtime member of the American Legion. Mick and Rosalie eventually retired to Mesa, Ariz., in 1999, coming back to their hometown area as often as they could to visit family and friends. Mick was widely known and recognized for his mustache/beard. His picture from basic training would be one of the only times in his life without it. Although he enjoyed fishing and antiquing, Mick's greatest loves were his family; he is survived and will be missed by his wife, Rosalie; sister, Sheila "Susie" Ausmus (Jim); daughter, Kim Becka; son, Jeff Becka; son, Mike Becka (Becky); daughter, Tracey Bannochie; daughter, Michelle Roman. Perhaps where Mick showed even more pride was with his seven amazing grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. His nieces and nephew fondly remember him as a favorite uncle, full of sass, spirit, and laughs. Preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Maggie Roman, and his brother, Tom Dunn, all of whom he loved deeply. His expansive list of friends, both those who have already passed on and those grieving his loss would easily describe Mick Roman as simply One of the Best! Until his last days, he would express his wonder and appreciation that his wife took such amazing care of him and "put up with him." The family is in great appreciation of the doctors, nurses, hospice care and first responders who have treated us so well.
David R. Haas Passes Away
David Robert Haas, 76, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2019, in Denison, TX. David was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Robert Carl Haas and Eleanor Haas. He has two brothers, Gary Haas (wife Linda) of Cleveland, Ohio and Doug Haas (wife Anna Leigh) of Atlanta, Georgia. He lived in several places as a child and went to high school in Moline, IL where he played football. He then went to University of Nebraska. After college he moved to Wayne, PA, where he met Nancy, his wife of 55 years. He was in the Army Reserves and then took flying lessons to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot. He flew as a temporary fill in for Mack Truck in Allentown, PA and then moved to Texas in 1969 to fly for Ken Davis Industries. From there he went to Electronic Data Systems and retired in 2007. For fun, Dave enjoyed boating on Lake Texoma for many years and after selling his boat loved playing golf with Nancy and friends. He was sensitive, witty (always up for a debate) and a fantastic cook. He leaves behind: his wife, Nancy, daughter Kathy Spadoni and husband Len daughter Kristen Kromer and husband Kyle along with four grandchildren: Zachary Spadoni, Matt Spadoni, Kirin Kromer Mc Williams (husband Kyle), and Preston Kromer and nieces, Erica Copeland and Baleigh Haas.
Here are more details from correspondence from his wife Nancy to Vicki:
September 23, 2019
"Vicki, I was looking through some emails and found your address and wanted to share with you what has happened to Dave. He had a cardiac arrest on May 19th and was recovering nicely with a pacemaker /defibralator. On July 7 27th he had a bad accident and rolled his truck. I was behind him in my car and he just swerved off the road. Truck was totaled and he was air vacced to trauma hospital. Broken neck at C6/C7 He was on ventilator until this week and still has a trach collar. No feeling beneath his legs. He is in specialty hospital near home now so I go home at night. Progress is very slow but hopefully he will be able to improve. I do not have JoAnn's email and would appreciate your letting her know. Hope you are all well. Nancy"
September 26, 2019
"Vicki: Just wanted to let you know that we had to remove Dave from support this morning. He had infection and respiratory failure.
He was ready and we know he would not have liked to be an invalid. He was much too active for that. My girls and I are doing well because we know this was the right thing to do. Nancy"
Eugene E. Johnson Passes Away
Eugene E. Johnson, 77, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
The family will host a celebration of Eugene's life at a later date. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, assisted the family with arrangements.
Eugene was born Feb. 7, 1943, in Moline, a son of Edward and Dorothy Lawrick Johnson.
Surviving are his sons, Tim, Paul , Pete and Joel Johnson; significant other, Judith Durbin; and two nieces, Nina Johnson and Zina Karstez.
Claude Lawrence Passes Away
Claude Lawrence, an esteemed stage, film and television producer and production manager, has died. He was 75. Lawrence died Thursday, February 20, 2020, from disease complications at UnityPoint Trinity West Medical Center in Rock Island, IL, his son Beau Lawrence confirmed through a representative. The Alabama-born film-maker moved to Nashville in 1965 to join the WSM-Television Company, and began his film career as an original company member at The Grand Ole Opry, the Johnny Cash Show and Hee Haw. Lawrence made his way to Hollywood in 1975 for Dallas, Knots Landing, and Eight is Enough, and The Waltons. This was soon followed by his work in Thrashin’ (1986), and a number of other films and shows, until his retirement in the early 2000s. Claude was married to Clare Hartnett Lawrence from 1971 until her death in 2016. He is survived by daughter, Cee Cee Lawrence, sons, Beau Lawrence and Devin Lawrence, and four grandchildren, Ashley Clare, Balencia, Leila and Clarissa.
Ron Anderson Passes Away
Ronald “Ron” Anderson, 76, of Moline, passed on Nov. 1, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Ron was born on May 24, 1943, in Freeport, Ill., the son of Ralph W. and Mary (Ledbetter) Anderson. Ron was a U.S. Veteran, serving in the Air Force. He married Carolyn D. Stroebel on Feb. 16, 1963, in Glenburn, N.D. He retired from Deere & Co. in 1994 as a sheet metal supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and woodworking. Above all, Ron loved to spend his time with his grandchildren and great-grandson. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; children, Jim (Lisa) Anderson, Omaha, Neb., Sharon Anderson, Moline, and Doug (Heather) Anderson, Coal Valley; grandchildren, Josh, Tyler, Katherine, Emma and Maddie; great-grandson, Kaiden; sister, Patty (Lenny) Johnson, Wisconsin; nieces, Karen Johnson, Susan Freeman and Nancy (Garry) Barnett. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jack Harlan Anderson Passes Away
Jack Harlan Anderson, 77, of Moline, Illinois, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island. .Jack was born October 17, 1941, in Davenport, Iowa, to Erik and Helen (Beck) Anderson. He married Donna Cavanaugh in 1968, and they were later divorced. He married his long-time companion, De Lila VanWinkle, on July 25, 2016. He retired from the Rock Island Post Office after many years. He enjoyed watching golf and movies, and his dogs. Jack is survived by his wife, De Lilah; his son, Scott Anderson of Royal Oak, Michigan; and his sister and brother-in-law, Terry and William Corwin of Valley City, North Dakota.
Jim Jamieson Passes Away
Moline's Jamieson, PGA Tour vet, '72 Western Open champ, is dead at 75. Jim Jamieson was one of the best golfers to ever come out of the Quad-Cities area and a fellow pro had no doubts as to what Jamieson could have done on the PGA Tour had things panned out a little differently.“If he had made it on the Tour, he would have been a real star,” said Jim Hasley, who worked with Jamieson when they were both young golfers in the Quad-Cities. It didn’t quite work out that way for Jamieson, who grew up in Moline and was an all-state golfer for the Maroons. With one PGA Tour victory, he showed flashes of brilliance in an era when Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player were the marquee players. Jamieson, who won the 1972 Western Open, contended at some of golf’s biggest events against the best in the game when he was in his prime. He passed away Wednesday in his adopted home state of West Virginia. The Vietnam war veteran was 75. “He was vibrant. People loved him,” said Hasley, the long-time local teaching professional. “He always smiled and waved at people. Even when he got successful, he recognized people and his hometown friends in the crowd. Not many people do that – they keep their eyes right down the middle and don’t want any distractions. He was gregarious.”Jamieson was also a behind-the-scenes mover of the success of what is now the John Deere Classic. Hasley said that Jamieson was a guy on Tour at the time who talked up the Quad-Cities and helped recruit players here for a fledgling event. That 1971 satellite tournament at Crow Valley Country Club proved to be the start of a budding relationship with the PGA Tour that blossomed into the JDC and the building of the PGA Tour’s TPC Deere Run golf facility. Another local with as many ties to the game as Jamieson said that the former PGA Tour pro was still proud of his roots. “Whenever he saw me, he wouldn’t yell ‘Hey, Tony,’ he would always yell ‘Hey, Maroons,’” said Tony Navarro, a veteran PGA Tour caddie from the Quad-Cities. “As soon as I heard that, I knew exactly who it was.” Navarro said Jamieson was always interested in happenings in the Quad-Cities above and beyond the PGA Tour event. “He would always ask about the basketball back here,” Navarro said of the former standout Moline basketball player. “And Wharton Field House.” Born in Michigan, Jamieson’s family moved to Moline when he was 2. He became enamored with the game of golf and was a two-time prep all-stater for the Maroons. He went on to help Oklahoma State win an NCAA team title in 1963 when he finished tied for 44th individually. The 1967 Illinois State Amateur winner earned his PGA Tour card in 1969.
Ron Hayes Passes Away
Ronald D. Hayes, 75, of Mahomet, Ill., formerly of Moline, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, Ill. Funeral services were celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. He was buried at Rock Island National Cemetery, where military rites were conducted by the Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 299. Ron was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Moline, the son of James and Margaret (Bardoel) Hayes. He married Debbie Gilworth in July of 1981 in Moline. Ron graduated from Moline High School in 1961. He served in the United States Army and served one tour in Vietnam. Ron retired from the Moline Police Department in June 1992 after 20 years of service. He then became E 911 coordinator in various Illinois counties over the span of several years until his permanent retirement in 2005. Ron was a very friendly man and had a compassionate heart. He was a diehard Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Debbie; son Jason (Holly) Hayes; grandchildren, Evan, Nolan, Aaron and Lily Hayes; and his brother, Danny Hayes. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Lyman Twing Passes Away
Lyman L. Twing, 74, of Moline, and Port Angeles, Wash., died tragically on Sept. 3, 2018, from a fall while clearing trees along a cliff at his home in Port Angeles. He died after apparently falling down a bluff behind his home on Island View Road, Port Angeles, Washington. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office started searching for Lyman Twing on Monday night after his wife, Phyllis Twing, reported that she was afraid he fell from the cliff where he was working. “He told his wife he was just going to go out and finish picking stuff up and be done for the evening, but he never came back,” Detective Eric Munger said. Munger said all indications are that it was an accidental death. His wife reported him missing at about 9:36 p.m., Munger said. Deputy Don Kitchen arrived at about 10:20 p.m. and by 11 p.m. had found Twing’s body on the beach about 40 to 50 feet below where he was working, Munger said. Clallam County Search and Rescue had recovered his body by about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Twing had been out cutting trees from near the bluff most of the day. He ate dinner with his wife, told her he was tired and that he was just going to finish up what he was doing before putting things away for the night. When Twing did not return within a couple hours, his wife became worried. She went out to check on him but couldn’t find him. She yelled for him and tried to call his cellphone several times, but did not get any response. Twing’s truck was found parked by the bluff with a cable still attached and his ladder and chainsaw were where he had been working.Lyman was born Nov. 7, 1943, in Moline, to Florence and Lester Twing. On May 2, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Peterson, in Geneseo. Together they have three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Lyman graduated from Moline High School in 1961 and then became a Tool and Die Maker, having served his apprenticeship at E.G. Erickson Engineering in Moline. For a few years, he also worked in Milwaukee, Wis., later retiring from John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, in 1975. That same year, he started his own business, Track Ties Unlimited, which specialized in the removal and salvage of abandoned railroad lines. In 1985, when his son, Tim, joined him as a partner, they expanded the company to include building new and repairing existing railroad tracks, bridges, tunnels and crossings for numerous companies throughout the United States. They renamed the company, Frontier Track Inc. He later started another company, Twing Construction, which specialized in custom rail and dirt work. Lyman had many skills, from building two custom homes with his wife to building pistol and rifle ranges for gun clubs where he was a member. He was an avid hunter, an accomplished competitive high-power rifle shooter with a master classification, a trap and skeet shooter, and a gunsmith and gun consultant. He was a member of the Milan Rifle Club, serving on its board of directors for several years, a life member of the Schuetzen Club, the Port Angeles Gun Club, the Peninsula Rifle & Pistol Club, the Poulsbo Sportsman Club, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, the Elk Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, the Illinois State Rifle Association, and Friends of the NRA. Lyman was a life member of the NRA, and a true champion of our Constitution’s Second Amendment and Bill of Rights protecting gun owners. All that knew him were aware of how passionate he was in his beliefs concerning our right to keep and bear arms. Adding so much enjoyment to his life were his black Labrador retrievers, Tug, Stella, Blue and Lager. Every day he would be with at least one or two of them, if not all of them, whether it be exercising, training, hunting, or just running errands. He touched many lives because of his love for his hobbies, interests, causes and businesses. He taught us all that anything was possible, not to be afraid to try new endeavors, and that we could accomplish anything that we put our minds, efforts and hard work toward. Lyman will live on in our memories because, as we know — he was “Something Else!!” Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Phyllis; his children, daughter, Tamara Wendt (Earl “Boo”), Moline, son, Timothy Twing, Moline, daughter, Lisa Greenwood (Greg), Davenport; grandchildren, Nathan Sadofsky (Kayla), Zachary Sadofsky (Johnette), Jacqueline and Morgan Twing and Madison Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Landon and Kara; sisters, Marjorie Lea, Rock Island, Cheryl Twing, Moline, and Sandra Sowers (Mike), Gulf Shores, Ala.; and brother, Jeffrey Twing (Audrey), Birmingham, Ala. He is also survived by his extended family of nieces, nephews, and several longtime friends; and his best buddies, Tug, Stella, Blue and Lager, who will forever be waiting for him to come home.
Robert A. Osborne Passes Away
Robert A. Osborne, 74, of East Moline, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at home.Robert was born Nov. 7, 1943, in Moline, the son of Samuel and Louise Gamble Osborne. He married Donna Reed in Rock Island on Jan. 9, 1982. Robert proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam era. He received a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College and continued with graduate work also at Augustana. Robert worked at Deere & Co. with a career spanning 36 years, retiring in 2001. He loved to play golf and participated in several competitive local teams and leagues. Robert worked as a committee chair and volunteer with the John Deere Classic for over 20 years. He loved watching his grandson, Isaac, play sports, especially golf. He was his pride and joy. Survivors include his wife, Donna; daughter, Amber (Matt) Rumler, Silvis; son, Michael Osborne, Texas; grandson, Isaac Rumler, Silvis; and brother, Gary (Jackie) Osborne, Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carl Osborne; daughter, Nicole Osborne; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vera and William Reed.
Kenneth L. Carlson Passes Away
Fredrick Baraks Passes Away
Fredrick H. Baraks, age 74, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was born on July, 2, 1943, in Moline, Illinois, the son of Raymond L. and Nellie M. Maas Baraks. Fred graduated high school in Moline, Illinois, and on November 17, 1967, he was united in marriage to Janice K. Gibson. They made their home in Coal Valley and he worked for the city as the water and sewer superintendent. In 1982, Fred came to Truman Lake in Missouri on a fishing trip and after several days fishing, a marina owner told him that he was a pretty good fisherman and should move to Missouri and become a guide, so that’s what he did. He moved his family to Warsaw in June of 1984 and was a fishing guide out of Osage Bluff Marina on Truman Lake. Around 1990 Fred and Jan started going to Florida for the winters and Fred was a guide on Lake Okeechobee. He also got his Boat Captains License so he was able to guide on any water including the ocean. He was a member and past president of the Truman Lake Guides Association, the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, and Faith Lutheran Church of Warsaw. He had also been a member of Lions Club back in Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a granddaughter. He is survived by his wife Jan, of the home, a daughter, Sarah Brown, and her husband Randy, of Columbia, Missouri, a son, Raymond Baraks, of Blue Springs, Missouri, a sister, Nancy Smart, and her husband Roger, of E. Moline, Illinois, a brother, David Baraks, and his wife Georgia, of Coal Valley, Illinois, two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and six step great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Harold L. Turner Passes Away
Harold L. Turner Jr., was born and raised in Moline, Illinois.He died in his sleep on October 2, 2017 in Wheat Ridge, CO, a suburb of of Denver. Hal earned his law degree from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and served as Assistant State's Attorney until he was drafted by the Army in 1967. Following his service in the Vietnam War, Hal established a law firm in Rockford, Illinois, where he practiced law for 40 years. After his retirement, he and his wife, Susan Turner moved to Denver, Colorado. Hal is survived by Susan, his wife of 49 years; his sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Lori Turner and Ben and Lyric Turner; granddaughters, Lilia, Grace, and Ellery; twin sister, LuAnn Christiansen and sister, Mary Beth Turner; mother-in-law, Helen Milligan; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Michael and Theresa Milligan and Patrick and Connie Milligan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kim A. Johnson Passes Away
Kim A. Johnson 74, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Doctor ‘s Hospital in Laredo, Texas.Kim Johnson was preceded in death by his parent, Leslie William and Vera Marie Johnson and a brother, Dennis L. Johnson.
Kim Johnson is survived by wife, Jan L. Johnson; son, Mark L. (Angela) Johnson; grand dog Kelly; sister Janice (Dave) Kuhn; nieces Sherry Kuhn, Cari Johnson Tracy Wagner, Suzie(Wade) Opland; nephew Steve (Karen) Kuhn and by numerous Johnson cousins, other family members and friends. A memorial was held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:00 am. at Rose Garden Funeral Home. Kim Johnson was born in Moline IL. to Brick and Vera Johnson. Kim graduated from Moline High School in 1961 and attend the University of Illinois then moved Minneapolis where he met Jan Carlson they were married on April 17,1976 . Kim graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1981. Kim had numerous hobbies which included stock car racing, amateur radio operation, wood working, camping, fishing and enjoyed fixing just about anything that would come his way. After retirement he became a Winter Texan in Zapata, Texas and found made numerous friends, he volunteered at the VFW Post 7768 and the Falcon Lake Babes.
Thelma Timmerman Devin Passes Away
Thelma I. Devlin, 73, of Rock Island, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at St. Anthony's Care Center, Rock Island.There was no public services. She had a private burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. She was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Moline, the daughter of Roy and Elma Parker Timmerman. She married Peter Devlin on Dec. 19, 1970, in Rock Island.She is survived by her husband, Peter, and was preceded in death by her parents.
Gerald L. Smith Passes Away
Gerald Smith, 73, born Oct. 11, 1943, in Moline, to Leonard and Vesta Smith, died March 13, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas, Nev.
For most of his life, he worked in the telecommunications field. Twice he achieved his stated goal of owning his own business. He also enjoyed working as a licensed pilot instructor and was a ham radio operator. During his lifetime he lived in multiple places; Alaska, Albuquerque, Boston, Italy, New York City, Santa Fe, San Jose and, most recently,Las Vegas.
He was preceded by his third wife, Mara. Gerald Smith is survived by his daughter, Sheri (Doug); his brother, Clarence (Charlene); his niece, Debbie Martini (Vince); his nephew, Rory (Mei); and three grandnephews.
Russell C. Holm Passes Away
Russell C. Holm, 73, of Moline, IL, went home to Jesus, as a result of
Bulbar ALS, on Monday, November 7, 2016, at his home.
Russell was born on December 11, 1942, in Moline, IL, the son of Chester Frank and Mary Phyllis Bass Holm. He was self-employed.
Russell was a member of the former Moline Gospel Temple, enjoyed gardening, and studying Bible prophecy. He loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces, nephews, and his do
Survivors include his sister, Janice (David) Russell, Blue Grass, IA; brother, Dennis (Renee) Holm, East Moline, IL; 4 nieces, Kimberly (Andrew) Varner, Blue Grass, IA, Susan (Brandon) Reed, DeWitt, IA, Kristine (Scott) Jensen, Parkview, IA, and Jane (Jeffrey) Weime, Parkview, IA; 3 nephews, John (Ashley) Russell, Kansas City, MO, Wayne (Ashley) Holm, Davenport, IA, and Todd (Ellie) Berthroud, Littleton, CO; great nieces and nephews, Brooke, Taylor, Erik, Hunter, Brady, Drew, Jenna, Trent, and Jace. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John "Johnny" C. Pancrazio Passes Away
John "Johnny" C. Pancrazio, 74, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Moline, passed away Oct. 14, 2016. A military burial of his ashes will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Johnny was born July 31, 1942, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Michael and Rosie Pancrazio. He graduated from Moline High School in 1961. Johnny was a U.S. Army Veteran serving three tours in Vietnam. He married Annie Hummel on June 20, 1998. Johnny continued to serve veterans at home by being a service officer in Illinois, Nevada and Arizona. He was a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Johnny is survived by his wife, Annie Hummel Pancrazio; his daughter, Mae (David) Carter, grandsons, Alan and Alexander, Texas; daughter, Jamie Signorino and grandchildren, Anna, Anthony and Maria, Ohio; brothers, Jim (Dixie) Pancrazio, Moline, Mike (Sherry) Pancrazio, Davenport, and Edward (Sheryl) Pancrazio, Centerville, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nellie DeRockerMaere Passes Away
Nellie J. Maere, 72, of Moline, IL, died on
Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, IL.
Nellie was born on May 16, 1943, the daughter of Bertrand and Marie Ginneberge DeRocker. She married James Maere on May 18, 1963, in Moline, and he preceded her in death on February 26, 2007. She sold Avon and worked as the custodian for both Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Seton.
Nellie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moline and a member of and former officer of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a team member of St. Mary’s RCIA. She was a Eucharistic Minister and performed Pastoral Care. She was also a member of the Resurrection Choir and Sacristans. She cleaned and washed all altar linen. She was a member and officer of the National Catholic Society of Forester Court 956. She was in the Avon Collector’s Club, QC Stamp Club, and a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed playing Rolle Bolle, traveling, Bingo, collecting stamps. More than anything, she loved to help others and spend time with others.
Survivors include her daughters, Laura Coyle, Moline, IL, and Lisa (Dan) Forgie, Jr., Rock Island, IL; 5 grandchildren, Sean Coyle, FL, James Coyle, Moline, IL, Teagan (Manuel) Camacho, HI, Nicholas Forgie, Rock Island, IL, Johanna Forgie, Rock Island, IL; many nieces and nephews; many people she called her friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Rachel Walston; brother, Albert DeRocker.
Jean Hoskins Beard Passes Away
Jean Beard, 72, of Coal Valley, Illinois, diedon Monday, August 22, 2016, in Rosewood Care Center, Moline, Illinois.
Wendy DeVos Carnahan Passes Away
Wendy DeVos Carnahanpassed away on August 17, 2016, from heart disease. She had two children, John and Julie. She was married to Bob Carnahan. She had no obituary and requested no services. She was cremated and was interred at Serenity Meadows Cemetery in Riverview, Florida.
Jill Higgins Anderson Passes Away
Jill M. Anderson, 73, of Moline, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. As she wished, cremation rites have been accorded. Celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Salem Lutheran Church,1724 15th St., Moline. Memorial visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, where she was a member. Jill was born May 17, 1943, in Moline, the daughter of Harvey and Velma Higgins Ashley. She graduated in 1961 from Moline High School and attended Western Illinois University. She married John Anderson on Oct. 17, 1964, at Salem Lutheran Church Jill had worked for J.D. Intercontinental Engineering Research. Jill was an inspiration to many and proud to be a longtime diabetes Type 1 survivor, having been diagnosed in 1950 at the age of 7. She donated her DNA to Joslin Research Hospital in Boston for future diabetes studies. She enjoyed playing bunko with her group of friends. She also liked listening to music and making greeting cards. Survivors include husband, John; daughter, Staci Hammill, Rock Island; sister, Jan Beebe, Arizona; many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Richard Hawotte Passes AwayRichard L. Hawotte, 72, of Moline, died Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home. Cremation took place at Trimble Crematory, under direction of Trimble Funeral Home, Moline. Burial was at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. He was born Nov. 22, 1943, in Moline, to Emery and Doloros Gonyier Hawotte. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 2009 after 38 years. Surviving are his mother, Doloros McHenry, Rock Island; and brothers (and spouses), Joe (Sue), Rock Island, Tom (Roslyn), Milan, and Mike (Stephanie), Hampshire, Ill.
Larry E. Huffman Passes Away
Larry E. Huffman, 73, Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the
Boone Hospital Center in Centralia, MO. He was born Nov. 22, 1942 the son of
Eugene and Eudema (Overstreet) Huffman. On Feb. 28, 1962 he was united in
marriage to Judith (Atteberry) Huffman.
Rececca Ann Russman Passes Away
Rebecca Ann Russman, 72, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Rebecca was born on July 15, 1943 in Princeton, IL, the daughter of Robert D. and Regina M. (Hamilton) Russman. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the City of Davenport for 24 years retiring in 2004. Survivors include Lorie and Scott Reem, Davenport, Julie and Rusty Van Wetzinga, Bettendorf, and Mary Jo and Paul Martinez, Davenport; grandchildren, Nikki and Megan Reem, Whitney Martinez, and Rusty IV and Joey Van Wetzinga; one brother, Rich and Maxine Russman, Davenport; niece, Mandy Russman Babcock, Bettendorf; great nephew, Ben Babcock and great niece, Katy Babcock. She was preceded in death by infant son, Steven R. Hipple and nephew, Robb Russman.
Walter Kyle Smock Passes Away
Orrin Meyers Passes Away
Orrin Meyers died on July 5, 2014, at the age of 70, in Rock Island, Illinois. Although Orrin did not graduate on time with us (he graduated with the class of '62), he was one of us. He went to Logan Elementary and a lot of our classmates knew him well. He married Joan Pauley. Orrin was a Rock Island County Sheriff's Deputy and retired after 20 years of service. His father was Leonard Meyers. His sister was Denise Etzkom of South Dakota.
RebeccaFors Brennan Passes Away
Rebecca Brennan, 73, of Moline, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Unity Point Health-Trinity Rock Island. Rebecca Louise Fors was born in Chicago on Feb. 25, 1943, to Ted and Ruth Fors. On June 19, 1965, in Moline, she married Donald E. Brennan, who survives. Becky graduated with the Moline High School Class of 1961. She was a member of Homewood Evangelical Free Church, where she was active in church organizations, and the AWANA Group. She belonged to the Postal Auxiliary and to King's Daughters, where she volunteered at the store in Moline. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cross-stitch, and she loved playing card games and bingo. In addition to her husband, Donald, survivors include her daughter, Barbara (Ken) Friberg, Dubuque, Iowa; and three grandchildren, Thomas, Elizabeth and Emily.
Judith Ann CottrellHynes Passes Away
Judith A. Hynes, 72, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, Illinois. The former Judith Ann Cottrell was born February 21, 1943, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of John Jr. and Evelyn (Sigler) Cottrell. She was a part of the first graduating class of the “New” Moline High School in 1961. She married John Hynes on August 9, 1962, in Davenport, Iowa. Judy was a homemaker most of her life, but spent time working at Regalia Manufacturing Company and the Villa Montessori School in Rock Island, and D’s Polishing in East Moline. She was a member of the Coal Valley Lions Club, and coached several baseball teams with her husband. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Judy is survived by her husband, John L. Hynes, Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Rodney Beaston of Moline; a son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Mary Hynes of Port Byron, Illinois; four grandchildren, Daniel Beaston, PFC Tyler Hynes, John B. Hynes, and Kalee Beaston; and a special friend of the family, who was like a son to Judy, Jim Sellers, Sr. and his wife, Karlene, of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, John L. Hynes, Jr
NancyWheeler Campos Passes Away
Nancy K. Campos, 72, of Rock Island, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Unity Point Health-Trinity Rock Island. Burial was at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Nancy was born March 29, 1943, in Davenport, a daughter of Dillon and Marge Vance Wheeler. She graduated from Moline High School in 1961. She married Jesus Campos on Nov. 22, 1963, in Rock Island. Nancy was a licensed cosmetologist. In earlier years, she was a stylist at Morry's and Michael's Beauty Salons. She also helped her husband at the family restaurant, Acapulco Cafe, for many years. Nancy was a longtime member of New Life Fellowship, Moline. Most recently she was a member of The Bridge Church, Milan, and helped at the Milan Christian Food Pantry. She was active with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Shoebox. She enjoyed caring for and showing horses and dogs and working with ceramics.Surviving are her husband, Jesus, Rock Island; sons (and spouses), Jesse (Kathy) Campos, Moline, Sean Campos, Eldridge, and Ty (Beth) Campos, Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Bryck, Bryttnee, Tyler, Ellen, Olivia and one on the way; great-grandchildren, Carter, Cash, Kynlee and Gabriella; sister, Shirley (Ralph) Trout, Tampa, Fla.; 38 nieces and nephews; 84 great-nieces and great-nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rupert and Sarah Campos, Raymond Jr. and Guadalupe Campos; and aunt-in-law and uncle-in-law, Stella and Nick Padakis. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Johnny Johnson; and sisters-in-law, Esther Villareal, Estella Perez and Maria Elena Campos; and brothers-in-law, Rudy Campos and Rick Campos.
Kristi Leivat Robison Passes Away
Kristi was born October 1, 1943 in Tallinn, Estonia to Boris and Julie Leivat. Shortly thereafter the family attempted to escape to Sweden from the German invasion in 1944 but were captured and placed in an internment camp. With sponsorship from the Lutheran Church Boris was allowed into the United States and worked in Moline, Illinois and eventually was able to bring Julie and Kristi to the United States two years later. Settling in Moline through school and graduating in 1965 from Augustana College, Kristi worked for an institutional hospital for several years before moving to California where she became the secretary to Richard Robison and they married in August 1970. After ten years in various areas of California they moved to Grants Pass in 1981. She worked for 30 years as an accounting bookkeeper for several Periodontisits in Grants Pass and Medford and retired in 2011.She enjoyed friends, traveling, reading, puzzle games and gourmet cooking for friends and family. In addition to her husband, Richard she is survived by three step children and five grandchildren, all living outside of this area.
Deborah McManama Davis Passes Away
Deborah McManama Davis died a few years ago. Deborah was born on October 17, 1943 and passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Deborah was a resident of Ocala, Florida at the time of her passing. She is survived by her husband Robert
Glenn Hindman Passes Away
Glenn Hindman, 72, of Chester, Illinois, passed through the gates of Heaven to meet his old friends and family at 9:35 pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home, Chester, Illinois.He was born to the late Howard and Marjorie (nee Leiper) Hindman on January 13, 1943 in Salem, Illinois. He was never married and of the Protestant Faith. After graduating from Moline High School in June of 1961, he enlisted into the United States Navy. His first assignment was on the USS Cadmus of the Atlantic Fleet during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The USS Cadmus was sent to The Bay of Pigs. He served 4 years active and 3 years reservist. Then he reenlisted in May 1969 and was assigned to the USS Sperry of the Pacific fleet. He took early discharge while serving on the USS Isle Royale. He was honorably discharged as Optical man Second Class in September of 1970. He attended the University of Iowa, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Belleville Area College. He worked in HVAC field and eventually retired from Chester Mental Health in 2006 as an outside Security Officer.Glenn, lovingly called "Uncle" by his nephew Jeremy, lived a full happy life. He spent the rest of his days traveling with his family and good friend Marlene. He enjoyed the internet and playing Jeopardy from the comfort of his sofa. Survivors: 3 Brothers Gary (Linda) Hindman Soldotna, AK, John (Jan) Hindman Elkville, IL, Marty Hindman Paradise Valley, AZ, 2 Sisters Ruth (Alan) Wahlman Walsh, IL. Patty (Chris) Jeffreys Chester, IL, Special Friend Marlene Edwards Walsh, IL, 17 Nieces and Nephews, 30 Great Nieces and Nephews
Phyllis Sellers Pool Passes Away
Phyllis Kay Pool, 72, of Grand Junction, Colorado died at her home on April
9th, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Pool, also of Grand
Phyllis was born and raised in Moline, Illinois. She moved to Greeley, Colorado to attend college, focusing on a degree in chemistry. Phyllis and Jim eventually settled in the Grand Valley in 1975, and Phyllis accepted a position at Family Health West Hospital in Fruita, Colorado. She worked as a medical technologist and lab director for the hospital for over 35 years. She was extremely proud of her accomplishments at Family Health West and was honored to serve the Fruita community.
Throughout her life, and into retirement, Phyllis enjoyed adventure after adventure, traveling the world. She never tired of the natural beauty of Colorado and spent many, many days on the water doing what she loved most, fly fishing. Phyllis also enjoyed gardening, reading, painting, and was active in the local Trout Unlimited chapter.
Phyllis is survived by her sister, Marlo Carson of Cleveland, Tennessee; her three daughters, Heather (John) Poovey of Grand Junction; Gretchen (Shawn) Gregg, and Emily (John) Lintott, both of Fruita, and seven grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, James, Lennea, Ellie, Josie, and Rosie.
Vickie Lynn Weis Reno Passes Away
Vickie Lynn Weis Reno passed away on August 6, 2013, in Springfield, Missouri. No further information is available.
Robert Tank Passes Away
Robert Tank of Mesa, Arizona, died on April 19, 2012, in Gilbert, Arizona, at the age of 69. Unfortunately, no further information is available at this time.
Kenneth Thurman Passes Away
Kenneth Arthur Thurman, 72, of Moline, IL, son of Basil Jr. and Edith “Judy” (Johnston) Thurman, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his home. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held Monday, August 3rd, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. A private family inturnment will be held at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Unity Point Hospice or Quad City AnimalWelfare Center.
Michael Worthman Passes Away
Michael L. Worthman, 72, of rural Cambridge, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at his home. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Premiere Hospice. Michael Lee Worthman was born on May 15, 1943, in Moline, the son of Jimmy L. and Ella Mae Smith Worthman. He was educated in Moline schools. His marriage to Sharon Small took place on May 7, 1964, in California.He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.Mike was employed at J.I. Case in Rock Island until the plant closed. He then attended classes at Black Hawk College to be a computer robotic instructor. Mike taught at Black Hawk College and also at John Deere in East Moline until retiring.He enjoyed motorcycle riding, canning, building model airplanes and trap and skeet shooting.Those surviving are his wife, Sharon, Cambridge; a son, Matthew Worthman (Marryann Phillips), Rock Island; a daughter, Pamela Worthman-Sandholm, Cambridge; grandchildren, Brandon and Jessica Sandholm, Amber and Sabrina Worthman; and a sister, Virginia Cromen, Shawnee, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Christopher; a sister; and three brothers.
Robert "Bob" Mitchell Passes Away
Robert A. Mitchell, 69, of Moline, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in his home.Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Private interment will be held at a later date at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or River Bend Foodbank. Robert Arthur Mitchell was born Oct. 15, 1943, in Davenport, the son of Arthur and Elvera Anderson Mitchell. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in computer science and had been employed as an IT analyst for Deere and Co. for 46 years. He was a member of Blackhawk Hiking Club, volunteered at the River Bend Foodbank and enjoyed computers. Bob is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Michael Judd, LeClaire; nephews, Adam Judd and his wife, Melissa, Bettendorf, and their children, Aidan and Addison; and Nathan Judd, East Moline.
Theodore"Ted" Bohl Passes Away
Theodore C. Bohl, Jr, 69, of Milan, IL, died Friday, October 12, 2012, at his home.Funeral Services were at 11:00 a.m, Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Burial was at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Kings Harvest. Ted was born March 15, 1943 in Moline, the son of Theodore C. and Sophie (Janoski) Bohl. He married Carolyn Bergstrom on August 25, 1962 in MolineTed was the owner of Bohl Machine & Tool Co. in Milan. He was also the owner of Bohl Leasing Co. in Milan, and a partner in Mississippi Laser in Milan. Ted was a former member of the Moline Jaycees, and also a former member of the Rock Island County Fair Board. He enjoyed fishing and spending time out of doors. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. SURVIVORS: Wife Carolyn Bohl ChildrenTim (Amy) Bohl Milan Stephannie Bohl Milan Grandchildren Jassimine Bierman Chicago Julia Kenny MilanTheodore Carl Bohl III Milan Great grandson Ayden Kenny & 2 more on the way Brother Ronald (Norma) Bohl FL Sister Linda (Alan) Lovestead East Moline Step-sister Marie White Geneseo Step-brothers Allen (Helen) Tysma East Moline Raymond (Phyllis) Tysma Cordova. He was preceded in death by his dad; step dad; and mother.
John “Randy” Randolph WarrenPasses Away
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to Rock Island County Animal Shelter.Randy was born April 15, 1943, in Kewanee, Ill., the son of John and Irene (Binge) Warren. He worked as a welder for the Rock Island Lines. He later worked in maintenance for Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island. In his younger years, Randy enjoyed drag racing, hunting and fishing. More than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and his dog, Mitzi. Survivors include his daughters, Robin (Darren) Hancock, Orion, Ill., Melissa (Derek) Carr, Moline; son, Eric Warren, Orion; grandchildren, Baillie (George Spence III) Hancock, Jette Carr and Blaze Carr; mother, Irene Warren, Orlando, Fla.; brother, Bobby (Lucille) Warren, Orlando; aunt, Evelyn Bauders, Orlando; former wife, Nola Warren, Orion; and special friend, Helen Morrow, Geneseo, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father.
Kenneth McHenry Passes Away
Mr. Kenneth McHenry, age 70, of Lawrenceburg, TN, passed away at Maury Regional Medical Center on Monday, September 30, 2013. Kenneth was born on August 10, 1943 to the late Robert McHenry and the late Ruth Lobdell in Elsie, Michigan. He was married to Jeanette Lewis McHenry since December 22, 2001. He always said, “Jeanette isn’t my wife, she’s my bride”. Mr. McHenry had a master’s degree and was an elementary school teacher. He served as an elder in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In addition to his wife, Kenneth was survived by his children: Rob Wilson and Catherine McHenry (Jesse) Aguilar and Bill McHenry; stepchildren: Kelly Grimm, Bevin (Bryan) Baty, Casey Grimm, Corey Grimm and Rhyan Grimm; and siblings: Larry (special friend: Jan Kuehl) McHenry and Roberta (Lanny) Wright and Mike (Pam) McHenry; one brother-in-law: James Allen Barricks. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by Kathleen Barricks. A celebration of Ken’s life was conducted Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Louinda McDermott Benson Passes Away
Louinda McDermott Benson, 68, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on May 19, 2012. Louinda was born in Rock Island, IL and moved to Colorado as a young woman to raise her family. While in Colorado, Louinda earned a BS degree in Journalism from University of Colorado. She relocated to Scottsdale in 1985 to pursue her education, where she earned a Masters degree in Management. Louinda volunteered as a docent with the Phoenix Art Museum and loved to share her knowledge of artists and art. Louinda was preceeded in death by her life companion, Al Panttaja, and her brother Gary McDermott. She is survived by her children, Scott Benson, Virginia Benson and Andrea Roy; her grandchildren Abbey Wiley, Ethan and Michael Roy; and her siblings, Karen (Jack) Pulford, Charlotte Merman, Betty (John) Schlomer, Tane (Wes) Temple and Monte McDermott. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 22 at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley.
Joyce Burklund Cant Passes Away
Joyce D. Cant, 71, of East Moline, died on Dec. 26, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
A funeral servicewas held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Cremation followed the services. Memorials may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Joyce was born on October 23, 1943, in Moline, the daughter of Glenn and Nina Leach Burklund. She married Gary Cant in 1963, and they divorced in 1984.
Joyce was most recently a homemaker but had worked on the Rock Island Arsenal for several years. She had attended Black Hawk College for journalism and had written for the college paper, "The Chieftain." Joyce also enjoyed writing and had published some of her poetry. Above all was her love of family.
She is survived by her children, Caralee (Shane) Davis, Wendy (Sam) Davis, Dana (Jack) Hoskins,Leanne (Lou) Averaino, Jason Cant, Christopher (Meggan) Cant and Dustin Cant; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two more on the way; brother, Earl Burklund; sisters, Gretta Wiborg, Marsha (Joe) Teshak and Bonnie Post; sister-in-law, Dorina Burklund; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her companion, BJ Johnson; parents; son, Timothy; brother, Bruce; nieces, Christine and Sherry; sister-in-law, Margie; and brother-in-law, Mick.
Several classmates have reported that Larry Darnall passed away of a sudden massive heart attack on January 6, 2015. His death and funeral will not be reported in any of the local newspapers. No further information is available.
CharlesLee Shimkus died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, Iowa. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, in East Moline, Ill., the son of Albert C. and Alice (Stankunis) Shimkus. He married Patsy Robertson in 1981 in Lancaster, Mo. Funeral services for Charles Lee Shimkus, 71, were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Shimkus, Davenport; and his faithful companion, his cat, PEE WEE. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank; and a sister, Joyce.
Sandra K. Stange Bouchareb, 70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Moline,
passed away at Queens Hospital on April 24, 2013.
She was born June 1, 1943, in Chicago, the second of five daughters of Merle and Walter Stange. She graduated from Moline High School, where she was fondly known as "Sam."
Sandy served as a dorm mother at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., for 20 years, where she was affectionately known as "Aunt B." She raised her only son, Robert, there and earned her degree with high honors, graduating along with him in 1994.
Sandy eventually settled in Hawaii, where she worked several years as an in-home caregiver for a family friend, Lori Odell. She also worked as secretary for the Church of Christ on Keeaumoku Street before retiring in 2005.
Sandy was very creative but will be remembered above all for her charming wit, her jovial personality and her love of God and fellow Church of Christ members.
She is survived by her son, Robert Bouchareb, Honolulu; and sisters, Joyce Felgar, Leslie Stange-Crotty, Kathleen Trevor and Jackie Fitzpatrick, all of Moline.
Wayne D. Gillman Passes Away
Wayne “Dobie” was born on January 1, 1944 in Moline, the son of Ambrose A and Lila C (Heming) Gillman. He married Delight Jones on September 5, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Dobie served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed playing disc golf, euchre, shooting pool and an occasional trip to the local casinos. He was a member of the Moline Viking Club and enjoyed going to the YMCA and taking his dog for a walk. Mr. Gillman retired in 1997 from John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline. Wayne will always be remembered for his smile.
Survivors include his wife, Delight, brother, Robert (Jo) Gillman, Bettendorf, nephews, Chris (Barb) Gillman and Rob (Brenda) Gillman and great nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Bob and Jo, Tammy, Joan, Gloria, Nancy, W.K. Genny, Ann, and the Girls in TCU at Unity Point, Rock Island.
Kenneth R. Ohrberg Passes Away
Kenneth R. Ohrberg, 70, of Colona, passed away
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at UnityPoint Health in Peoria.
Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary in Colona with visitation from 4 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Kenny was born March 5, 1943, in Moline, the son of Clarence and Lou Louck Ohrberg. He served in the Army, stationed in Germany. He married Sue Collis on Oct. 24, 1980, in Rock Island.
Kenny retired from McKay's Plating in Hampton in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, camping and playing cards. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Sue; children, Tami (Mike) Wilson, Colona, Melissa (Scott) Pawski, Clinton, Iowa, and Deanna (Evan Young) Ohrberg, Rock Island; grandchildren, Jordan, Alexis, Hayley, Dalton, Austin, Sidney and Brooke; sisters-in-law, Judy Cook, Florida, and Kay (Bob Brown) Jacobs, Erie; brothers-in-law, Kenny (Deb) Collis, Erie, and Michael (Janice) Collis, East Moline; and several nieces and nephews.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Susan K. Ohrberg; sister, Judy Rule; mother-in-law and father-in-law Kenneth Sr. and Delores Collis; brother-in-law, Danny Jacobs; and a great-great-niece, Addilynn Jacobs.
Willie Shaw Passes Away
Funeral services for Willie L. Shaw, 70, of Colona
House, East Moline, will be 4 p.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home.
Mr. Shaw died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.
Memorials may be made to the ARC of the Quad City Area.
Willie was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Dermott, Ark., son of Thurman T. and Rosie Wheeler Shaw. He had worked at the ARC of the Quad City Area since 1970.
Survivors include his many friends at the ARC of the Quad City Area.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com
Larry L. Hultgren Passes Away
Larry L. Hultgren, 70, of Rock Island, IL, died
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center – East Campus,
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL. Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Kidney Fund, or to Alleman High School.
Larry was born on August 1, 1943, in Moline, IL, the son of Maurice and Clara (Corey) Hultgren.
He married Carol S. Vyncke on March 8, 1969, in Moline, IL.
Larry had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked as an assistant manager at Eagle’s for 43 years. It was there that without any hesitation he saved a total stranger’s life by performing CPR. For the past 8 years he has been a school bus driver for the East Moline School District.
Larry enjoyed learning so very much. At the age of 57, he went back to school at Black Hawk College and was placed on the Dean’s List. Larry was a man of few words and when he spoke it was worth listening to. He always believed that actions spoke louder than words. Larry was fun to be around and was an all around good guy. He enjoyed golfing with his friends, sports, movies, science fiction, music and trivia. He also enjoyed all Chicago and Illinois sports, motorcycles and nature.
Wife Carol Hultgren Rock Island, IL
Daughter Christine Hultgren Rock Island, IL
Son Christopher (Amy) Hultgren Bettendorf, IA
Grandchildren Corey, Libby, and Molly
Father-in-law Paul Vyncke East Moline, IL
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Maurice “Bob” Hultgren.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.
James E. Paul Passes Away
We received belated news that Dr. James E. Paul, age 69, of Plano, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at his home. He was born June 2, 1943 in Moline, Illinois to Herschel M. Paul and Ruth A. Whitman Paul. Dr. Paul married Anita Horne on July 17, 1999 in Plano. He was a member of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco and worked as a Chiropractor. Dr. Paul is survived by his wife, Anita; children, Brian K. Paul and his wife, Donna and Allison Nolan; mother, Ruth Paul three grandsons, Rion, Wyatt and Garrett and by two brothers, Jerry Paul and Jon Paul and his wife, Renita. A graveside service was held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Johnson Cemetery in New Hope, Texas. A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Paul's life was held at 2:00 p.m. that same day at First Baptist Church of Plano.
Alfred Krauel Passes Away
Alfred F. Krauel Jr., 69,
of, Naples, Fla., formerly of Moline, died April 15, 2013, at Avow Hospice
in Naples, after a sudden onset of an illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, where military honors will be provided by Moline American Legion Post No. 246. Another memorial service will be held at American Legion Post No. 135, Naples, on May 19, at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to University of Iowa Children's Miracle Network, American Legion Post No. 135 in Naples or Avow Hospice in Naples.
Alfred was born on Aug. 11, 1943, in Moline, the son of Alfred F. Sr. and Ethel Potter Krauel. He married Georgia Gilliand on Dec. 23, 1964. He later married Arlys Fickling Benzon on Oct. 30, 1993, in Moline.
He was a United States Army veteran having served from 1964 to 1967 in Vietnam. Alfred worked as a lab technician for the former Moline Public Hospital and later for Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, in Silvis, until 1998. Alfred was a life member of the Moline VFW Post No. 2153, where he served as senior vice president in 1996. He relocated to Naples in 1998. After working as a chemical technician at Glen Eagle Country Club and Wilderness Country Club, he worked as a laboratory technician for Women's Health Center. Alfred completed his career at Anchor Medical Laboratory in 2010. Al was a member of the American Legion Post No. 135, Naples. He also was a member of the Naples Amvets. Al enjoyed fishing, stained glass work and, most of all, spending time with all his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Arlys Krauel, Naples; daughter, Janette Krauel, Ainsworth, Iowa; son, Kirk Krauel, Clermont, Fla.; stepchildren, Amanda Mull (Chris), Bettendorf, and David Benzon, Chicago; grandson, Bren Raschke, East Moline; granddaughters, Alayna Mull, Bettendorf, and Alyssa Mull, Bettendorf; sisters, Carol (Fred) Koester, Rock Island, Pauline (Bill) Lamont, Geneseo, and Gayle (Mike) Atchley, Davenport; brothers, Steve (Allyson) Krauel, West Valley, Utah, and Art (Cozeth) Krauel, Las Cruces, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Krauel; and granddaughter, Selena Mull.
Linda J. Donaldson Masengarb Passed Away
Linda J. Donaldson Masengarb, 69, of
Lancaster, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, Dec. 19,
It was Linda's wish that no services be held; however, a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements are by Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster, (717) 872-5041.
She was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Whitefish Bay, Wis., to the late William and Jane Schofer Donaldson.
She attended high school in Moline and graduated in 1961. She then attended Katherine Gibbs Business School in Boston, Mass., and went on to work for the American Broadcasting Company in New York and RR Donnelley & Sons Company in Chicago. She married her husband, Paul W. Masengarb in 1966, and resided in Evanston, Ill., and Glasgow, Ky., before moving to Lancaster in 1972. She returned to school and graduated cum laude from Millersville University in 1981.
Linda was a resident of Lancaster for 18 years and was involved in many volunteer work projects and served for a period as head of the superintendent's lay advisory council for the Manheim Township School District. She was always active in community activities and volunteer work but there was no higher priority in her life than her family. She centered her life around her children and their interests and activities.
In 1990, another move brought her and her husband back to Chicago when he transferred to the RR Donnelley corporate offices. Although her husband retired in 2001, she continued her 30-year professional career and joined Zurich Insurance as a consultant in the field of workers compensation and employee return-to-work programs. Linda was considered an authority in this field and was published numerous times on these subjects. During this period she resided at Smith Mountain Lake, Va.
While in Virginia, she served as a docent at Poplar Forest, the restored home of Thomas Jefferson. In addition, she served as a volunteer worker for the American Cancer Society. Just two months ago, she and her husband moved from Smith Mountain Lake back to Lancaster, where she was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Michael W. Masengarb, husband; Kristen, her daughter; Ann M. Rieker, wife of Matt, all of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Ben and Michael Rieker and Maddie and Isabelle Masengarb. Her sister, Julie Jenkins, lives in Wilmington, N.C.
Linda will be remembered by her family and friends as a wonderful and loving mother, friend and partner. We miss you and will always love you.
To place a condolence online, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com
Galen Marr Passed Away
Galen Russell Marr, 69, of
Moline, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.4, at Salem Lutheran Church, 1724 15th Street, Moline. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. prior tothe service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Lutheran Church or Quad City Animal Shelter. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Galen was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Moline, the only child of Elmer R. and Hazel L. Boosinger Marr. Galen married Sally J. Carey on Aug. 22, 1964.
Galen graduated from Moline High School, attended Black Hawk College and graduated from University of Idaho, Moscow, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. Galen's whole career was with the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Galen graduated from the Horce M. Albright Training Center at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in May of 1967. During his career he was a park ranger at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Calif.; Petrified Forest
National Park, Arizona; Everglades National Park, Florida, and Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts, where he retired as Chief Park Ranger of Protection in 1997, completing 30 years of service.
Galen was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 1997. His wife, Sally, was able to donate a kidney to Galen at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, which was very successful for almost 10 years. During Galen's younger years, he was an avid hunter, and after retirement, Galen and Sally enjoyed several years of golfing. Galen was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, where he was active and very devoted to God.
Surviving is his wife of 48 years; four children, each of whom was born in a different state; Jennifer (Rene) Hauschulz of Penacook, N.H.; Jon (Anne) of Damascus, Md.; Peter (Heather) of Manchester, N.H.; andPhilip (Erin) of Frederick, Md.; seven grandchildren, Cpl. Robert (Cpl. Brittany) Webb, Camp Lejeune,N.C., Rhiannon Webb, Manchester, Nathan and Carey Marr, Damascus, Md., Ellie and Camden Marr, Manchester and Caleb Marr, Frederick, Md.; and two great-grandsons, Luke Andrew and Cael Niel Webb, Jacksonville, N.C. Galen was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Hazel Marr.
Dr. Larry P. Jones, 67, of Palm Springs, Calif.,
formerly of Moline, died unexpectedly, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at his home.
Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline, or to Arrowhead Ranch.
Larry was born on Aug. 27, 1943, in Moline.
Larry graduated from Moline High School in 1961. He was very active in music, playing the cello at Moline High School and the Quad Cities Youth Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from Augustana in 1965. He received an assistantship to Iowa State where he received his master's. He then received an assistantship to Oregon State University where he received his Doctorate in Science. He moved to El Paso, Texas, and taught at the University of Texas at El Paso for 35 years, where he was instrumental in shaping his students' futures. He retired as an Associate Dean of Science. Upon his retirement in 2008 he moved to Palm Springs. His life was full and he loved giving of his time to others, especially his students.
Larry is survived by his parents, George and Ruby (Danielson) Griffin; sisters, Dianne (Gary) Thornton, Susanne Lynn, Rebecca (Matt) Virta; many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be expressed to Larry's family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.
Warren G. Castle, of Kenley, N.C., formerly of
Moline, died Friday, July 30, 2010, in North
Donna Nelson Gillespie Passes Away
MOLINE — Jean M. Reynolds, 66, of Moline, was called home Friday, October
24, 2008, at her residence.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Those wishing to visit with the family are invited to the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society.
The former Jean Bandle was born August 23, 1942, in Rock Island, the daughter of Glen and Freda Peterson Bandle. She married Terry Reynolds May 12, 1961, in Rock Island.
She was employed at the Lutheran Hospital for 15 years and later worked as a private duty nurse for 20 years.
Jean was a 1960 graduate of Moline High School and was a former member of First Christian Church, and a volunteer for Milan animal rescue. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs, which she had a special companion, her dog “Chucky“. Jean was known as a person who cared for others more than herself. She adored her grandchildren, and loved her visits to her son Greg’s home in Hudson, Wisc. to see the deer and other animals. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Reynolds, Moline; sons, Gregory Reynolds, Hudson, Wisc., Michael (Stephanie) Reynolds, Moline, and Scott (Susan) Reynolds, Davenport; grandchildren, Jenna, Jaymie, Abigail, Eric and Aaron; brother, Donald Brasch, Johnston, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carolyn Catron.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Pam Smallwood for her special care and for being Jean’s guardian angel.
Online condolences may be sent to www.deroofuneralhome.com.
Karen Anderson Caldwell Passes Away
Karen L. Caldwell, 66, of Rock Island, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at
Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Services for Mrs. Caldwell will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial fund that will be established at a later date.
Karen was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Moline, the daughter of Emil L. and Myra Lewis Anderson.
Ms. Caldwell was a homemaker. Earlier in her career, she had worked for Josephson’s Jewelers, Sneff Jewelers and Holland Jewelers. Karen enjoyed gardening, flowers, shopping and going to the movies.
Survivors include her children, Brad L. Lueders, Rock Island, Kevin R. Lueders and his wife, Troy, East Moline; grandchildren, Ashley Lyle, Parkview, Iowa, Joshua Lueders, Rock Island; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Chavas, Des Moines, Iowa.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Richard W. Sovey Passes Away
Richard W. Sovey, 64, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Richard Sovey Memorial Fund.
Dick was born Dec. 7, 1943, in Moline, the son of Glenn R. and Elizabeth Hogan Sovey. He was educated in Moline schools and graduated from Moline High School in 1961. Dick served in the U.S. Navy in the early 1960’s. His marriage to Silvia Nimrick took place on Sept. 12, 1970, in Cambridge. The couple lived most of their married life in Cambridge.
His employment included working in the construction industry until the early 1980’s when he began his career in trucking. He operated his own trucking business for several years, and had worked for Ruan Trucking from Buffalo, Iowa, for the last 15 years.
Dick was a former member of the Cambridge American Legion Post 417, the Annawan 40 & 8, and the VFW. He was a current member of the Kewanee Krashers, a radio controlled model airplane club, and a member and union steward of Teamsters Local 371 in Milan. Dick also took videos of Cambridge High School football games and practices for the last few years.
Survivors include his wife, Silvia; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Sharon Sovey, Gardner, Ill., Anthony and Cara Sovey, Cambridge, Adam and Jamee Sovey, Cambridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Josh Park, Colona; and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Ron Sovey, Davenport, Randy Sovey, Coal Valley; and a sister, Rita Melin, Moline. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn; his mother, Elizabeth Sovey Bromley; and a brother, Roger Sovey.
A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Dick’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.
Glee Irma Kramer Kohn Passes Away
Glee Irma Kohn, 64, of East Moline, died July 29, 2008, at her home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, East Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Rose-Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Music Ministry, Heartland Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Glee was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Moline, to Robert and Roberta Fuller Kramer. She married Robert Kohn on June 19, 1965, in East Moline.
Glee taught English and Spanish at United Township High School, retiring in 2001. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she was a member of Altar Guild, the church choir and the bell choir. She was a member of the National Education Association and the local chapter of N.E.A. at United Township, and she belonged to Mississippi Valley Dance Association for several years.
Glee is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Wendy, East Moline, Stacy and David, Chicago; grandchildren, Alyssa, William “BJ,” Katherine and Owen Robert. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mr. Hinton will have a Masonic service followed by a private family viewing and cremation to follow, as he wished. A private memorial service for Mr. Hinton will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Zoo of Acadiana, the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston, Texas, or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Shreveport, La. David Funeral Home of Lafayette will be handling arrangements, 316 Youngsville Highway, Lafayette, La. 70508, (337) 837-9887.Rex was a member of the Blue Lodge of Moline, and a 32nd Degree Mason. He retired from the former International Harvester, Farmall plant, Rock Island, in 1985 as a general foreman of the Assembly Division. He relocated to Camden, Ark., the same year and went to work for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. He retired in 2003 and relocated to Lafayette in 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rebecca Coffeen-Hinton, Lafayette; one daughter, Amber Lea Hinton-Sones, Lafayette; one son, Donald Rex Hinton, Jr., and his wife, Pamela Marie; one granddaughter, Bayley Rebecca Sones, Lafayette; one brother, Ben Leon Hinton, Novinger, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Leslie and Elsie Evelyn Baker-Hinton.Rex was a very private and loving man who always thought of his family and friends first. The grief of his wife and children is something only time and prayers will lighten. The family wishes to thank Dr. Karen Smith and Dr. Jody Rosson for all their care and thoughtfulness in caring for Rex.
William Paul “Bill” Rohrbach Passes Away
William Paul “Bill” Rohrbach, 64, a well known attorney from Cody, went
to be with our heavenly father Dec. 23, 2007, due to a sudden cardiac event.
Bill was such a warm, energetic, happy individual and was so much a part of his wife's, three children's, nine grandchildren's, family and friends' lives that they are still unsure how to fill the void he has left.
Bill was born in Chicago on Feb. 24, 1943, to Raeburn and Delores Rohrbach. His love of music began at a young age and he was selected for the Moline Boys Choir in grade school. He was first chair violinist in junior high and high school. Besides music and his studies, he spent his school days completing many practical jokes.
Bill joined the Army and became a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division after high school.
Jon F. Peterson Passes Away
Rosemary Fanning Kennedy Passes Away
Dale Blackman Passes Away
Ronald D. Gibb, 62, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Finley H
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dubuque, with the Rev. Merlin Schlichting officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, and also after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. A Ronald D. Gibb memorial fund has been established.
Ronald was born July 13, 1943, in Moline, the son of Bryce and Fern Lewis Gibb. He married Dorothy I. Kennedy on April 24, 1965, in Aledo.
He worked for Iowa Illinois Gas until he moved to Dubuque where he then worked for Dubuque John Deere Tractor Works in plant engineering, until his retirement in 2001.
He was an avid golfer and a member of the Meadows Golf & Country Club. He enjoyed driving his Corvette, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors (and spouses) are his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Cathie (Mike) Cissne, Pewaukee, Wis., and Julie (Jim) Mecham, Franklin, Wis.; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Kyle Cissne; his parents, Bryce and Fern Gibb, Moline; one sister, Linda (Tom) Gawel, Sleepy Hollow, Ill.
Mary Jo Pynckel Ruggles Passes Away
Services for Mary Jo Ruggles, 58, of 4430 5th Ave., Moline, are 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Gilda's Club.
She died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Mary Jo Kohler was born July 26, 1943, in Moline to Gladys Olson Kohler. She married Don Ruggles Oct. 16, 1969, in Las Vagas, Nev.
She attended Black Hawk College and graduated from Chamberland School of Retailing, Boston, Mass. She enjoyed all flowers and collected orchids. She also collected antiques and recipes.
Survivors include her mother, Gladys Kohler; sons, Christopher Ruggles, Chicago, and Gregory Ruggles, Davenport; and a sister, Margo Georlett, Moline. She was preceded in death by her father.
Robert E. Poston, 61, of Moline died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hope United Church of Christ, Moline, with the Rev. A. Parker Lewis III officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorial donations may be given to United Church of Christ.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline.
Robert Ellison Poston was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Moline, the son of Richard H. and Shirley I. Ellison Poston. Robert was a graduate of Moline High School, class of 1961, and attended Black Hawk College.
He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
Robert was employed at Foldcraft Company, in Kenyon, Minn., and at Harrington Signal, Moline, as a materials purchasing specialist. For the past several years, Robert has been taking care of his mother. He had become very active at Hope United Church of Christ were he currently was serving as vice president of the church council and attended the Men's Breakfast Group. Robert was a past president of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, and was a member of the Order of DeMolay, Moline. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed collecting Hummels.
Surviving family members include his mother, Shirley Poston, Moline; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Marcia Poston, Cedar Falls, Iowa; two nieces, Holly Fitzpatrick, East Moline, and Terri and Mark Fredricks, Rock Island; and three nephews, Jeff and wife, Jandy Poston, Rock Island, Dave Gross, Des Moines, Iowa, and Doug Gross, Woodstock, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard A. Poston.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
Services for Richard R. Meers, 61, of Milan, are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Interment will be Monday at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Jordan Catholic School, Children's Miracle Network or to the family.
He died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.
Richard was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Moline, to Roy and Bernice Stenzel Meers. He married Sharon Smith June 1, 1963, in Moline.
He was employed as a supervisor in the salvage department for International Harvester Farmall, Rock Island. He then had two businesses, the Admiral Improvement Co., and the Quad City Contract Service. He last worked at K&K Hardward and then Grisham Towing.
Richard was a member of the church and former member of Farmall Retirees Club. He enjoyed his grandchildren, woodworking and was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors (and spouses) include his wife; daughters, Michele Meers, Milan, Cindy (James) Schoeck, Rock Island, Susan (Carlton) Creger, Milan; grandchildren, Austin, Jake and Lily Schoeck, Emma and Nick Creger; brothers, Bruce (Cindy) Meers, Moline, and Fred (Carol) Meers, Arnold, Md. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Richard Roy Meers.
Belva Jean Farrar, 60, of Rock Island passed away suddenly
Saturday night, Nov. 22, 2003, at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, Scottsdale,
As she wished, cremation rites have been accorded. A
Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at First United Methodist
Church, Rock Island, in May 2004. Burial will be in National Cemetary, Arsenal
Jean was born July 30, 1943, in Moline, daughter of Walto and
Anita Kauffman Shepard. She graduated from Moline High School in 1961. She
married Alexander Lemaster in 1966. He preceded her in death in 1984.
In 1995 she married Lee M. Farrar of Rock Island. They enjoyed
traveling and being together. In 2001, after retirement, they purchased a
condominium in Scottsdale and traveled there to reside during the winter months.
They are members of First United Methodist Church, Rock Island.
Jean was employed as a paralegal by various Quad-Cities firms
specializing in real-estate title searching, most recently employed by Meridian
Title Co., Martin Title Co., and Quad City Title Search Co., all of Rock Island.
Jean was a talented quilter, and their homes in Illinois and
Arizona were decorated with her many ideas for sewing and quilting projects. She
also designed and produced many unique embroidered items for family and friends.
She was a member of a local Red Hat Society and enjoyed the association with her
Survivors include her husband, Lee M. Farrar, Rock Island;
stepmother, Evie Shepard, Silvis; son and spouse, John W. and Dawn Lemaster,
Chicago; stepsons and spouse, Robert G. Lemaster and Steve L. and Mary Lemaster,
all of Elgin, Ill.; stepdaughters and spouses, Carolee E. and Andrew Munoz,
Colona, Audrey M. and Rick Johnson, Davenport, and Valerie S. Farrar, Moline.;
grandchildren, Gwyneth S. Lemaster, Chicago, Anita M. Miller, Colona, Katheryn
J. Freestrom, Naperville, Ill., Jeremy R. Lemaster, Bolingbrook, Ill., Ricky M.
Johnson, Erin E. Johnson, and Keri M. Johnson, all of Davenport, and Madison E.
Munoz and Logan A. Munoz, Colona; brother and spouse, Ronnie and Eileen Shepard,
Tacoma, Wash.; aunts, Joanne Marx, Rock Island, Louise Simmons, Milan, Mary
Ellen McKay, Moline, and Betty Kauffman, Seabring, Fla.; and uncles, Bob
Simmons, Milan, and Wes Morrison, Moline. She was preceded in death by her
parents; aunt, Margaret Morrison, Moline; and uncles, Bill Kauffman, Sebring,
Fla., Jack Marx, Rock Island, and Norman McKay, Moline.
R. Michael Schenk, 60, of Moline died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.
Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Memorials may be made to Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.
R. Michael Schenk was born March 11, 1943, in Moline, to Erwin and Anna Beede Schenk.
He retired as a school teacher/librarian for Rudyard Michigan Schools in Rudyard, Mich., the Homewood Flossmore Schools and the Moline Public Library.
He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Rock Island County Historical Society and the Monocoupe Club. He volunteered at the Riverside Cemetery Walk as a guide, and he worked on the restoration of the John Deere House, Moline. Through his efforts, the Velie Monocoupe Airplane is on display at the Quad City Airport.
He enjoyed woodcarving and doing architectural drafting.
He is survived by his brothers, John Schenk, Moline, and Robert Schenk, Racine, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Paul H. Guss Sr., 60, of Moline, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at his
Paul was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Moline, the son of Robert and Leona Ostrand
Guss. He married Lola Johnson Jan. 18, 1964, in Moline.
He had worked for John Deere Plow Planter, Moline, and John Deere Parts
Distribution Center, Milan, retiring after 30 years of service.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Moline, where he was a deacon. He
was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved
watching his grandchildren play ball. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Guss, Moline; daughter and son-in-law, Donna
and John Huys, Moline; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Melissa Guss Jr.,
Moline; grandchildren, Christina, Matthew, Nicole and Michael; great-grandsons,
Joshua and David; parents, Robert and Leona Guss, Moline; sisters and
brother-in-law, Barbara Allen, Coal Valley, Annette and Earl Anderson, Moline;
brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Deanna Guss Jr., Moline, Ray and
Margaret Guss, Georgia, Allen and Donna Guss, Moline. He was preceded in death
by a grandson, Paul H. Guss III.
Susan Parsons Quinn, 59, of Moline, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Susan was born June 27, 1943, in Moline, the daughter of Herbert R. and Delta Mae Johnson Parsons. She graduated from Moline High School and attended Illinois State University, Normal. She graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and taught fourth grade in Overland Park, Kan., until her marriage to James G. Quinn Jr. in 1968.
She worked for Deere for 15 years in the product-support area of the Industrial Equipment Divison, at the Administrative Center, the Grimsby Canadian office and the John Deere Dubuque Works. She retired and spent her time enjoying her friends and family and, in particular, her two young grandchildren.
Susan was a voracious reader, a gifted painter and an accomplished knitter.
Survivors (and spouses) include son, James G. (Denise) Quinn III, Aurora, Ontario, Canada; daughter, Melissa Quinn, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada; grandchildren, Shamus and Ella Quinn, Aurora, Ontario, Canada; sisters, Ann Parsons, Moline, Martha Parsons, Moline; brother, Herbert R. (Sue) Parsons, Marquette, Mich.; nieces, Leah and Brenda Parsons, Marquette. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. May they rest in peace.
Roy Richard Culbertson, 58, of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Dixon, Ill., following a heart attack.
Roy was born April 25, 1943, in Moline, the son of James and Gertrude Utterback Culbertson.
Roy worked at Farmall in Rock Island, from 1963 until its closing. He then owned and operated Video 2000 from 1988-1999. He loved bowling.
Survivors (and spouses) are his mother, Gertrude, Moline; sister, Linda Culbertson, Moline; brothers, Carl Culbertson, Moline, Larry Culbertson, Rock Island, and twin brother, Ray (Linda Kay) Culbertson, Andalusia; niece, Cheri Tomlin, Muscatine, Iowa; and nephew, Todd Culbertson, Naperville, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father, James, July 16, 1979
Young, 58, Rock Island, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at home.
Memorials may be made to an
education fund for her grandchildren or hospice.
She was born Feb. 10, 1943,
in Moline, the daughter of Clarence and Elsie DeFauw Almquist. She married Tom
Young July 31, 1965, in Moline.
She was a 1961 graduate of
Moline High School and a 1964 graduate of Moline Public School of Nursing.
She was employed by Dr.
Norman Powell for two years followed by 27 years with Moline Public Hospital,
United Medical Center and Trinity Hospitals. Elaine's last employment was with
Drs. Snodgrass and Reddy at Heartcare Midwest last working May 2001.
She enjoyed gardening and
loved animals. Her favorite pastime was playing with her grandchildren.
Mary Jo "Josie" Williams Ashmore Passes Away
Survivors include her husband, Tom; daughter and husband, Kim and Rod Boyer, Iowa City; son and daughter, Chris and Nancy Young, Rock Island; grandchildren, Zackary, Taylor and McKenzie Boyer and Jacob and Courtney Young; stepmother, Lucille Almquist, Moline, by whom she was raised; a sister, Georgann Benson, Moline; and brothers, Clarence ``Dick'' Almquist, Milan, and Ronald Almquist, Bridgewater, N.J. Her parents preceded her in death. Mary Jo "Josie" Williams Ashmore passed away on July 10, 2001, at home in Pahrump, Nevada. Here is a clipping from the Moline Dispatch, Sunday, August 5, 2001
Donna Hazen Versluis of Moline passed away on March 7, 2001, at Heartland Health care Center. Here is a clipping from the Moline Dispatch, Friday, March 9, 2001: