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Spehar, Timothy husband of Marjorie Ellison Spehar.
Tim Spehar, 50, of Grand Junction, Colo., died December 13, 2006,
at home, surrounded by his family, after courageously battling
an aggressive form of cancer.
He was born to Jacob and Helen Spehar on September 28, 1956, in
Grand Junction, Colo. He attended St. Joseph School and graduated
in 1975 from Grand Junction High School, where his athletic exploits
on the football field and elsewhere provided proof that the considerable
talent, later exhibited by his sons, was inherited from their
mother's side of the family.
Tim married Marjorie Ellison, formerly of Blue Grass and Davenport,
Iowa, in 1980 and together they raised two sons, Jason and Ryan,
and spent long hours and traveled many miles with the high school
football and baseball teams. His infectious laugh was the hallmark
of family gatherings, enlivened many a hunting trip with the "Summit
Park Seals" at the Redwing Ranch south of Gunnison, Colo.,
and brought joy to the lives of his many "in-laws."
Tim cherished his family and the many lifelong friends who also
shared his final hours.
After briefly visiting the University of Northern Colorado, Tim
spent several years engaging in his first love, being a cowboy.
He entered the I.B.E.W. apprenticeship program in Grand Junction
and became a journeyman electrician in 1985. He received his Master
Electrician license while living in Renton, Wash. Tim, Margie
and the boys returned to Grand Junction in 1994. With little more
than his skills, tools and an old school district van, Tim founded
Bookcliff Electric, which he operated proudly and successfully
until his death. His honesty, work ethic and generosity to others
made his business a success.
Tim lives on in the fond memories of his wife and partner for
26 years, Margie; sons, Jason, of Wheatridge, Colo., and Ryan,
of Grand Junction, Colo. Local relatives include father-in-law,
Harold Ellison, of Davenport, Iowa; sisters-in-law and their spouses,
Gail (Thomas) Olsen, of Davenport, Iowa, Patricia (Charles) Holm,
of Geneseo, Ill., Deborah (Joseph) Banaszek, of Davenport, Iowa,
LaVonne Banaszek, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Connie Bailey, of
DeWitt, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites were accorded and interment will occur later in
Crested Butte, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand
Junction, Co. 81506.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 12/22/2006.
Wife Marjorie Ellison Spehar
Martens, Louise mother of Ramona Martens Kaller.
Louise Martens, 91, of Davenport, died Monday, December 4, 2006,
at the Good Samaritan Home in Davenport. Funeral services will
be Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at The Runge Mortuary.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will
be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Davenport
Good Samaritan Home.
Louise was born January 21, 1915, in Davenport, the daughter of
Andrew and Magdalena (Bruhn) Overpeck. She was united in marriage
to John H. Martens on October 29, 1936, in Chicago. He died in
She was a loving homemaker and a long time member of Faith United
Methodist Church in Davenport, where she was very active in her
earlier years. Louise enjoyed needlework, crafts and baking, especially
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Richard (Pat)
Martens, Newton, Iowa; daughters, Roberta (Lyle) Pippert, Council
Bluffs, Iowa, and Ramona (and the late Butch) Kaller, Rock Island;
grandchildren, Malaura (Jeff) Werling, Mark (Diane) Martens, Juliane
(Marvin) Myers, David (Natalee) Pippert, Sarah (Jason) VanWyk,
Mary Pippert, Paul (Jessica) Hanshaw, and Kristin Kaller; and
seven great-grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 12/5/2006.
Daughter Ramona Martens Kaller
Shannon, Richard classmate.
Richard E. "Dick" Shannon, 56, of Coyne Center, Ill.,
died Friday, November 3, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock
Island. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral
Home, Milan, Ill. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home. Burial will be at Preemption Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to a church, a charity of choice, or to the family.
Mr. Shannon was born March 22, 1950, in Davenport, the son of
Harry E. and Betty L. (Sloan) Shannon Jr. He married Tarrilee
Elayne Jennings White on June 17, 1972, at First Presbyterian
Dick first started work at the age of 10, helping out at S&N
Royal Blue Store in Davenport, which was co-owned by his father.
As an adult he worked at Geifmans, Endo Laboratories, Pillsbury
and then, in 1974, he started his career with John Deere at the
Planter Works Foundry as a molder. He moved into the Experimental
Department as a mechanic and, in 1976, he joined the Production
Control Department at Plow & Planter as a scheduler. In 1978,
Dick became a supervisor. In 1988, he went to the Cylinder Division
as a module leader and, in 2001, he joined the Cylinder Division
Customer Support Group as an Inside Sales Representative. Dick
had over 30 years of service with John Deere before retiring June
30, 2005. After retiring Dick did work in his yard and stayed
close to his family, along with counseling cancer victims.
He was a 1968 graduate of Davenport West High School. As a member
of First Presbyterian Church, Milan, he served as Elder, taught
Sunday School and ministered to those around him. He was a Lifetime
Member of the Milan Lookout Mariners. Dick also served as a member
of the Coyne Center Fire Protection District.
He is survived by his wife, Tarrilee; son and his spouse, Benjamin
and Kim Shannon, along with their daughter, Breanna, and daughter
and her spouse, Rebekah and Kenny Stevenson, all of Milan; mother,
Betty Nickels and her spouse, Wally, Davenport; sisters and spouses,
Shirley and Bob Buckwalter, Indianapolis, Ind., and Cindy and
Kim Dopler, Davenport; along with nieces, a nephew, aunts, uncles
He was preceded by his father.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 11/5/2006.
Aguilar, Robert brother of Henry and Juanita Aguilar.
Bob Aguilar, 64, a resident of Bettendorf, passed away unexpectedly
Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus,
Davenport. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
November 11, 2006, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Davenport.
Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport. The family
invites friends and relatives to pay their respects today from
4 until 8 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. There
will be a family led rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service offered
at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. There will be additional
visitation Saturday at the funeral home from 9 until 10 a.m.
Robert Daniel Aguilar was born July 11, 1942, in Davenport, a
son of Alfonso and Micaela (Ramirez) Aguilar. He married Joyce
Childers on July 20, 1991, in Girard, Kansas.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local 371, retiring after 31
years. He most recently had been working for Hupp ToyotaLift.
He was generous with his time, volunteering at St. Alphonsus and
All Saints School and Assumption High School assisting in the
future Knights program for his children and grandchildren.
Bob enjoyed hunting and golfing and was an avid sports fan. One
of the many blessings of Grandpa Bobby's life was being involved
with his granddaughters. They were the love of his life, and he
supported them in all their endeavors. He enjoyed the great outdoors
and working with his son-in-law Mark on the various projects they
had planned to do.
Memorials can be made to St. Alphonsus Church or to Juvenile Diabetes's
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a daughter and son-in-law,
Tricia and Mark Zinger, Davenport; son, Todd Childers, Bettendorf;
granddaughters, Lindsay (Philip) Martinez, Auburn, Alabama, Sarah
Zinger, Anchorage, Alaska, Hannah Zinger, Davenport, and Ashley
Childers, Wellsburg, Iowa; sisters, Frances Nevarez, Phoenix,
Arizona, Annetta Walton-Medina, Davenport, Mary Kramer, Dubuque,
Iowa, and Juanita Aguilar, Davenport; and a brother, Henry Aguilar,
LeClaire, Iowa. He was a very special uncle to his many nieces
His parents, a brother, Michael, a sister, Nellie Lopez, and a
niece, Mickey Aguilar, preceded him in death. May they rest in
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family
by visiting Bob's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 11/10/2006.
Borkgren, Dorothy mother of Roger Borkgren.
Funeral services for Dorothy B. Borkgren, 84, of Davenport, will
be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel
in Davenport. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The
family will greet friends from 4 until 7 p.m. at the mortuary
on Thursday. Mrs. Borkgren died on Tuesday, October 10, 2006,
at her home in Davenport. Memorials may be made to Holy Family
Dorothy Bernadine Kay was born on June 22, 1922, to Frank and
Nora (Reeder) Kay in Davenport. She married Lloyd W. Borkgren
on June 4, 1943, in Fresno, Calif.. In earlier years she had worked
at the Rock Island Arsenal and more recently as a sales clerk
at Peterson Harned Von Maur. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, and was famous for her wonderful homemade pies. She enjoyed
fishing and most especially adored her family.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Borkgren, of Davenport; three
daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Robert) Johnson, of Hendersonville, Tenn.,
Donna (Mrs. Steve) Engebretson, of Orion, Ill., and Carol Borkgren,
of Davenport; one son, Roger and his wife, Joan Borkgren, of Salt
Lake City, Utah; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and
a "special" granddaughter, Jacqueline Henessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Francis
Published in the Quad-City Times on 10/12/2006.
Congrove, Virginia B, mother of Richard Congrove.
Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Virginia B. Congrove,
82, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October
12, 2006, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Kimberly Road,
Davenport. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries
Funeral Home. There will be additional visitation on Thursday
from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. at the church.
Mrs. Congrove died on Monday, October 9, 2006, at Genesis Medical
Center, West Campus, following a brief illness.
Virginia Belle Hunt was born January 17, 1924, in Sparland, Ill.,
the daughter of Dova and Anna Belle (Davis) Hunt. She was the
baby of 12 children, growing up she enjoyed the good humor, and
musical talents of her family. She was united in marriage to John
Congrove on December 22, 1951, in Galesburg, Ill.
Virginia was a lifelong fan of country music, an avid bowler,
and a fantastic cook. Her biggest joy came from raising her family,
and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She
was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Davenport,
for over 40 years, and enjoyed her time with the Bible Study Group
there. Most of all Virginia will be remembered as a loving wife,
mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to St.
Matthew Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, John, son, Raymond, daughter, Lorna,
her grandchildren, Jennifer Brooks, Melissa, John, Cassandra,
and Angela Congrove, Shelly Walker, and Stephen Burroughs, and
Virginia's parents, a daughter, Janice; and two sons, Larry and
Richard preceded her in death. Online remembrances and condolences
may be expressed by visiting Virginia's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 10/10/2006.
Skinner, Leon, father of Richard Skinner. Leon Skinner,
84, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2006, at Davenport
Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, 2006, at 1 p.m.
in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial
Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Davenport Good Samaritan
Center or Beacon of Hope Hospice.
Mr. Skinner was born February 17, 1922, in Letcher, S.D., the
son of Lloyd and Hazel (Hardman) Skinner. He served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II. On November 5, 1955, he married Florence
Skinner in Davenport.
He was a brick mason, retiring in 1984; a member of Zion Lutheran
Church; served as Past Master of Davenport Lodge 37, AF&AM;
and was a life-time member of Davenport Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Florence; children and spouses, Ronald
and Nancy Speth, of Springfield, Ohio, James and Kathleen Skinner,
of Wayne, Illinois, Sharon and Armand Guilbeault, of Las Vegas,
Nev., Steven and Linda Skinner, of Moline, Richard and Linda Skinner,
of Wildwood, Mo., and Susan and Steve Campbell, of Las Vegas,
Nev.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Verle
Hjelm, of Woonsocket, S.D., and Elaine Cranston, of St. Paul,
Minn.; and one brother, Francis Skinner, residing in Missouri.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Phyllis McClure and Shirley
Lindstrom, brothers, Duane and Myron Skinner, and a great-granddaughter,
Published in the Quad-City Times on 10/3/2006.
Smithiger, Mary, mother of Gerald Smithiger. Funeral
services for Mary Smithiger, 85, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 23, 2006, at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel
in Davenport. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport.
The family will greet friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.
Mrs. Smithiger died on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at Genesis
Medical Center West Campus in Davenport.
Mary Jane Pilkenton was born June 23, 1921, to Snoden and Clara
(Roller) Pilkenton in Sullivan, Mo. She married Howard W. Smithiger
on March 10, 1945, in Davenport. He preceded her in death in June
Mrs. Smithiger had worked as a bookkeeper for Dr. Agnew for a
number of years prior to his retirement. She enjoyed reading and
especially enjoyed playing cards.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen (Mrs. Richard "Pork")
Vanderwilt, of Davenport; two brothers, Wayne Pilkenton, of Davenport,
and Arnold (and his wife Leah) Pilkenton, of Mystic, Iowa; her
daughter-in-law, Connie Smithiger, of Davenport; five grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in
death by her son, Gerald "Butch" Smithiger, in January
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/22/2006.
Speth, Harold, father of Ruth Speth Roman.
Funeral services for Harold "Whitey" Speth, 86, of Davenport,
will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at Cunnick-Collins
Mortuary, Davenport. Family will greet friends on Monday from
4 to 6 p.m. at the Mortuary. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial
Park Cemetery. Harold died Saturday, September 16 at his home
Harold Speth was born on January 28, 1920, in Davenport, the son
of Harry and Edith (Beguhn) Speth. He married Thelma Sandow on
March 14, 1944, in Sioux City, Iowa. He worked as a pressman at
Wagners Printers for 42 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a 32 degree mason, a member of Trinity Blue Lodge, a member
of the Eagles Club, Davenport, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church,
Survivors include his wife, Thelma, of Davenport; sons, Dan Speth
(Trish), of Davenport, Dick Speth (Mary), of Sparta, Wis.; five
grandchildren, Sean and Todd Roman, Alex, Katianne, and John Speth;
one great-grandchild, Rachel Christie Roman; and two step-grandchildren,
Brandon and Addison.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Ruth Speth
Roman; and a sister, Marguerite Meinert.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or Genesis
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/17/2006.
Ruth Speth Roman
Hallowell, Loretta, mother of Lyle Hallowell. Loretta
M. (Mitchell) Hallowell, 84, of Davenport, Iowa died Thursday,
September 14, 2006, at Trinity Hospice in Bettendorf after a long
illness. Visitation will be at Runge Mortuary in Davenport from
4 to 8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be at St. Mark Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Davenport at noon on Sunday. A graveside service
will also be held in Salem, Iowa East Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Loretta Hallowell was born December 15, 1921, in Chicago, the
first child of William and Esther Mitchell. She grew up there
with her three sisters: Doris Hayes, Rockford, Ill., Shirley Howe,
Harrodsburg, Ky. and Pat Gronseth, Rolling Meadows, Ill.. She
graduated from high school in 1937 and worked in Chicago in support
of the war effort. Shortly after the wars end she met a handsome
soldier, Dwight Hallowell of Salem, Iowa, and they were married
on April 12, 1947, in Chicago. They made their home in Davenport
and began their family with the birth of their eldest son Tighe
Hallowell, Davenport. He was joined by Lyle Hallowell, Plainview,
N.Y.; Eileen (Grise) Hallowell, Minneapolis, Minn.; Neal Hallowell,
Davenport; and Lynn Hallowell-Nyenhuis, Davenport. The family
joined St. Mark Church in 1961. After her children established
their own homes, she and Dwight continued to make their home a
center of family gatherings. He passed away on December 17, 1982,
after which she carried on the family traditions.
Loretta Hallowell had a spark of creativity that brought joy to
her and the family. She painted and gave paintings to each family
member, she loved crafts and started a tradition of making a Christmas
ornament for all family members over 30 years ago. She passed
on a love of beauty to her children and grandchildren, especially
a love of flowers, gardens and parks, a love the family recognized
with a tribute of a bench at Vander Veer Park in Davenport. Most
importantly, she loved children, her own, her grandchildren and
any child she met at home or in her travels. She was a natural
teacher and a gifted storyteller who brought joy to many.
These traits culminated in a long association with the Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts. Though begun with her own children, she continued
as a leader long after their involvement, sharing her creativity
and her love with many.
The church was another center of her life. She had a simple faith
that she lived righteously and she taught by example, lessons
about living well. She felt a special joy in the church, its fellowship,
shared worship and its mission. She made regular contributions
to many charities and was a constant supporter of the St. Mark
Her family was the center of her life. She knew how to bring people
together, to conciliate the conflicts that divide and to create
and hold fast to bonds of love and support. She started traditions
of family togetherness among her large family in Davenport that
we will carry on in her memory. In recent years she also enjoyed
times spent with her three sisters and her extended families in
The family thanks Pastor Paul Tweeten, parish nurse Carole Curry
and Les Schjelderup and other members of the St. Mark Church family
for the love and support they gave throughout her life and in
her last days. Our sincere thanks also to those many medical professionals
who cared for her, especially the staff at Trinity Hospice, who
showed great care and compassion for her and for her family.
Surviving her in that family are her five children, her three
sisters and 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, all of
whom brought her great joy. Condolences to the family can be sent
to Tighe Hallowell, 2708 Rockingham Road, Davenport. Donations
in her memory are especially encouraged for the Boy Scouts or
the Girl Scouts of America.
Published in the Quad-City Times 9/16/2006
Borcher, Claire 'Tootie', mother of Donna Borcher Young.
Claire 'Tootie' Borcher, of Davenport, Iowa, died Thursday, August
10, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center, Davenport. Visitation will
be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Weerts Funeral Home. A
private inurnment will be held at the National Cemetery, Rock
Island, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Center,
700 Waverly Road, Davenport, IA 52804. Claire was born May 23,
1929, in Matherville, Illinois, to Howard and Irene R. (McIntire)
Lindsay. She married Walter Borcher on February 16, 1948, in Davenport,
Iowa. He died August 9, 1996. She loved taking care of her family
and was known as a great cook. She also enjoyed camping, bingo
and crocheting. Survivors include her children, Rita McCormick
(Gene Cornish), of Seffner, Florida, Donna Youngs, of Davenport,
Iowa, Ken Borcher, of Davenport, Iowa, Tina Gibbs, of Alexandria,
Virginia, and Jesse (Catherine) Borcher, of Davenport; eight grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Markley, of Kerrville,
Texas, Gayle Briggs, of Santa Barbara, California, and Ann Lankford,
of Costa Mesa, California; an aunt, Noni Docherty, of Aledo, Illinois;
and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
husband and a brother, William Lindsay. Claire's family wishes
to acknowledge the special nurses and staff at the Good Samaritan
Center, Davenport, and her niece, Nancy Knapper, for all their
loving care. Online condolences may be expressed to Claire's family
by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times.
Donna Jean Borcher Young
TenEick, Maxine M. "Teefy", mother of Cynthia
Tenecyk. Maxine M. (Teefy) TenEick, 87, of Davenport, formerly
of Iowa City, died at Genesis West in Davenport, Tuesday, Aug.
29, 2006, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 4, 2006, at 10:30
a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Iowa City, with Rev. David
Wilkening officiating. Burial will be at North Scott Township
Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lensing
Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to be
distributed among her favorite charities.
Maxine was born April 6, 1919, in Iowa City, the daughter John
and Anna Miller Teefy.
She was a graduate of City High School, and in January of 1950,
she married William TenEick in LeGrange, Mo.
Maxine had been employed as a telephone operator by AT&T in
Iowa City and Davenport for many years. In 1950, she moved from
Iowa City to Davenport.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Maxine is survived by her daughter, Cynthia TenEick and her husband
Ron Boose, of Rochester, Minn.; two grandchildren, Noah and Adrienne
Boose and Adrienne's fiancé, Wes Vevera, all of Iowa City;
her sister, Caroline Hoag of Tucson, Ariz.; and two brothers,
Dick Teefy, of Poulsbo, Wash., and Don Teefy, of Minneapolis,
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband.
Online condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com by
clicking on obituaries.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/1/2006.
Goodman Hallowell, says, "I had such a wonderful talk
with Cynthia TenEick's mother, Maxine, 3 years ago when doing
my research for the class. She was ssuch a vibrant and warm person
She helped me reach Cynthia who does medical research in Rochester,
Shaffer, William "Jim" "Bill", father
of Jimsey Shaffer Dengler. William "Bill" "Jim"
Shaffer, 79, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of Davenport, passed away
August 23, 2006, in an auto accident.
Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2006,
at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will
be from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Runge Mortuary &
Memorials may be made to Knights of Columbus #2030 Jefferson,
Iowa, or the Lions Club of Iowa.
William Shaffer was born October 8, 1926, in Tipton, Iowa, to
William A. and Martha (Whalen) Shaffer. He was united in marriage
to Beverly Hoffman on November 18, 1949, in Tipton, Iowa. She
preceded him in death on March 7, 2001. Bill was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy having served in World War II.
Bill had served the community as a funeral director for over 40
years. From 1951-59 he had been employed at the former Hill &
Friedericks Mortuary and from 1960-95 he was employed at the Runge
Mortuary & Crematory in Davenport from where he retired. He
most recently worked at Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, Iowa.
Bill was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Ames; the Knights
of Columbus 2030, Jefferson, Iowa; Knights of Columbus #0266,
Carroll, Iowa; a 30-year member of the Davenport Elks Lodge; Jefferson,
Iowa, Elks Lodge; and the Iowa and National Funeral Directors
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jimsey Dengler, of
Paton, Iowa, Yvonna and Allen Klocksiem, of Paton, Iowa, and Mary
Jo and Dick Hahn, of Gainesville, Fla.; grandchildren and spouses,
Todd and Shelly Dengler, of Newhall, Iowa, Tim Dengler, of Aburbban,
N.C., Ty Dengler, of Aburddan, N.C., Tom Dengler and fiancée,
Chris Hoover, of Des Moines, Iowa, Hollie and Tory Dickson, of
Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jaymie and Jason Beal, of Garner, Kan., and
Heidi and Amanda Hahn, of Gainesville, Fla.; and three great-granddaughters,
Alissa, Kayla, and Samantha Dengler, Newhall, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Beverly, in
Published in the Quad-City Times on 8/24/2006.
Jimsey Shaffer Dengler
Kaller, Harold W "Butch", of Ramona Martens
Harold W. ?Butch? Kaller, of Rock Island, died Saturday, August
19, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wheelan Funeral
Home, Rock Island. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.
Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial
will be established. Mr. Kaller was born December 16, 1946, in
Rock Island, a son of Harold W. Sr. and Theresa (DeSmet) Kaller.
He married Ramona L. Martens-Hanshaw on January 21, 1989, in Rock
Island. Butch was warehouse manager for Herman's Inc., Rock Island.
He previously worked 23 years for Caterpillar, at the Mount Joy
plant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was stationed
at the Pentagon. Butch loved to play golf and was a devoted husband,
father and son, who lived life to the fullest. Survivors include
his wife, Ramona; daughter, Kristin Kaller, Des Moines; son, Paul
Hanshaw and his wife, Jessica, Des Moines; his mother, Theresa
Kaller, Rock Island; brother, Thomas Paul Kaller and his wife,
Sandy, Houston, Texas; nephews, Jeff and Brian; and a niece, Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his father. Online condolences may
be left for the family at www.wheelanfuneralhome.com.
Ramona Martens Kaller
Ertel, Rita C, mother of Therese Ertel Devlin. Rita
C. Ertel, a resident of Davenport, died unexpectedly on Friday,
August 4, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport.
She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.
Funeral Services to Celebrate her Life will be 11 a.m. Monday,
August 7, 2006, at Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 6021 Northwest
Blvd., Davenport. The Celebrant of the service will be Rev. Kurt
Larson. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation
will be Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries
Funeral Home. There will be additional visitation Monday at the
church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Rita Claire McCalicher
was born August 2, 1925, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was in
the first graduating class of LPN's to graduate from the Davenport
Area Technical School. She had been employed at the former Davenport
Osteopathic Hospital and retired in 2003 as school nurse for the
Davenport Head Start Program, a job she truly loved. Her memberships
include the church and Mensa. Her greatest joy in life was her
family. She enjoyed spending time with them and especially cherished
her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to challenge
herself with crossword and word search puzzles. Rita was a garage
sale maniac, and would never let you drive past an Outlet Mall
without a brief stop! Memorials can be made to the church. Survivors
who will honor her memory include sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas
and Vicky Ertel, Davenport, and Joe and Connie Ertel, East Moline,
Illinois; daughters, Therese and Marc Devlin and Mary Sparky
Sturm, and her life partner, Judith Kampling, all of Davenport;
six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill
McCalicher, of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Rita Tate, and a grandson, Tony Tate. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family
by visiting Rita's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
(Note: Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral - Obituaries & Online
was not a working link at the time of this post.)
Published in the Quad-City Times on 8/5/2006
Hamilton Smith remembers, "I have to tell you that her
death just broke my heart. Teresa and I have been good friends
since going to Williams junior High. Rita was the funniest person
I had the privilege of knowing. She will be missed not only by
her family, but by all the people she met her entire life. I loved
her like a Mom."
Therese Ertel Devlin
Thayer, Gwendolyn F, mother of Roger Thayer.
Gwendolyn Gwen F. Thayer, of Davenport, died Saturday,
July 15, 2006, after a six-year battle with dementia, at the Good
Samaritan Home in Davenport. Funeral services will be Thursday,
July 20, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation
will be two hours prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial
will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made
to Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport. Gwen was born June 29, 1921,
in Davenport, the daughter of Glenn and Ella (Koeppen) Wade. She
was united in marriage to Merle M. Thayer on August 18, 1944,
in Davenport; he died in 1991. With her husband, Merle, Gwen owned
and operated Thayer and Associates for 40 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church. Gwen was a
devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her passion
was taking care of her family and she was loved by all who knew
her. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband to Hawaii, Brazil
and England over the years. Those left to honor her memory include
her daughters and son-in-law, Jerrilea Jay and John
Eldredge, Davenport, and Laura Thayer and her life partner, Deb
Stec, Waukesha, Wis.; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Yoko
Thayer, Davenport, and Scott and Dana Thayer, Clemmens, N.C.;
10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
and nieces and nephews. Her parents, two brothers, one sister
and a granddaughter, Julie Nicholson, preceded her in death.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 7/17/2006.
Pamela Shaw, wife of Larry Shaw. Pamela J. Shaw, 55,
of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 10, 2006,
at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus. Funeral services will
be held on Friday, July 14, 2006, 10 a.m. in the Runge Mortuary
Chapel. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the
mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Pamela was born April 16, 1951, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter
of Eugene and Marcella (Lange) Biittner. She was united in marriage
to Larry A. Shaw on August 19, 1972, in Davenport.
From 1982 to 2001 she worked for DeWitt Central Community School
Pamela cherished her four grandchildren, to whom she was so devoted
that she retired to care for them.
She enjoyed planting flowers in her garden, and antiquing. Pam
also enjoyed the holidays, especially Christmas with her grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her loving husband of 33
years, Larry A. Shaw, Davenport; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer
and Jason Strang, Davenport; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and
Victoria Shaw, Minneapolis, Minn.; father, Eugene Biittner, Davenport;
brothers, Randy, Crosby, Minn., and Scott and Todd, both of Davenport;
and four grandchildren, Samuel and Benjamin Strang and Charles
and Avery Shaw.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcella.
Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 7/11/2006.
Matthew D. Lake, son of David Lake. DYERSVILLE, Iowa
-- Matthew D. Lake, of Dyersville, Iowa, passed away on Monday,
June 19, 2006, in Epworth, Iowa. Funeral services will be held
on Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Runge
Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alaina Lake Education Fund or Camp Shalom.
Matthew was born December 8, 1978, in Davenport, Iowa, the son
of David and Cynthia (Brunson) Lake. He was united in marriage
to Dawn Schinckel on December 22, 2001, at St. Paul Lutheran Church,
Davenport. He attended Davenport West High School, graduating
in 1997. He was a carpenter apprentice for three years with Local
Union #4. He was currently employed at Three Rivers F/S as a Custom
Applicator. Matthew loved his family very much and enjoyed time
spent with them. Those left to honor his memory include his wife,
Dawn; daughter, Alaina, Dyersville; parents, Cynthia Lake, Davenport,
and David and Pat Lake, Blue Grass; sister, Libby Lake, Davenport;
and grandparents, Tom Brunson, Brownsville, Minn., Aaron and Virginia
Lake, Davenport, and Molly Harksen, Davenport. Numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his
grandmother, Eileen Brunson, and grandfather, Karl Harksen.
Kenneth Alger, father of Sandra Alger Hintze. Funeral
services and Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth Alger, 78, of
Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery,
Davenport, with military graveside services conducted by Davenport
American Legion Post 26. Visitation will be Monday from 4 until
8 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. There will
be a prayer service offered Monday at the funeral home at 7 p.m.
that all are welcome to attend. Mr. Alger died on Friday, June
9, 2006, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Iowa City,
following a brief illness and a courageous battle with cancer.
His loving family surrounded him at the time of his passing.
Fred Kenneth Alger was born August 20, 1927, in Davenport, a son
of Fred Patrick and Helen Catherine (Foley) Alger. He was united
in marriage to Frances A. Gusta on May 4, 1948, at Sacred Heart
Cathedral. They were blessed to have celebrated fifty-eight years
of marriage. Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was proud
to have served our country during World War II. He was attached
to the Seabees. He began his working career in the automotive
service industry as a mechanic and retired as a service manager,
having assisted several Q.C. Area auto dealerships.
In addition to the church he was a life member of the Northwest
Turner Society, the Moose, and the American Legion Post 26.
Ken just simply enjoyed life and took nothing for granted. He
truly cherished his family, especially his grand and great-grandchildren.
He was an avid sports fan and a loyal fan of the Chicago CUBS,
Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital for Children
or to the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Fran, and daughters and sons-in-law,
Karen and Tim Hintze, Sandie and Jeff Hintze, Joyce and Dean Schurke,
Carol and Jim Abbas, and Sue Bliss, all of Davenport; sons and
daughters-in-law, Mike and Lois Alger, Blue Grass, Iowa, Barry
and Kathy Alger, and Kenny and Janell Alger, all of Davenport;
22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joan, a son, Patrick
Joseph "P.J." Alger, as well as four sisters and a brother.
May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family
by visiting Kenneth's obituary.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 4/24/2006
Sandra Alger Hintze
Evelyn F. Lundvall, mother of Dianne Lundvall. Evelyn
F. Lundvall, 90, of Davenport, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at
Genesis East Medical Center. Private family services will be held
at the Runge Mortuary on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Burial will be
in Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport.
Evelyn was born April 21, 1916, in Davenport, the daughter of
Charles and Selma (Ohrt) Zimmerman. She was united in marriage
to Harry E. Lundvall on November 21, 1942, in Davenport. They
had celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to his death on April
22, 2006. She was a loving homemaker who loved to bake and decorate
in her earlier years. Her greatest joy was sharing many special
moments with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her son and daughter-in-law,
Gary and Kathy Lundvall, Bettendorf; daughter and son-in-law,
Dianne and Harry Lantau, Freeport, Ill.; grandson, Richard (Julie)
Lundvall, Bettendorf; granddaughters, Kimberly (Gregg) Johnson,
Macungie, Pa., Kerry Lantau, Elgin, Ill., and Kelly (Brandon)
Josephson, Miami, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew and
Abigail Lundvall and Gregory and Meghan Johnson. Evelyn was preceded
in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Harry, three sisters
and five brothers.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 4/24/2006
Peggy Morgan, sister of Donna Morgan.
Peggy (Peg) J. Morgan, of North East, Md., formerly of Davenport,
passed away at her home on May 8, 2006.
She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 4, 1952, the daughter
of John R. and Betty M. (McKinney) Morgan. She graduated from
Davenport West High School in 1970. She married William Bear in
Peg is survived by her husband, Bill, and her sons, Micah and
Ian, all of North East, Md.; mother, Betty Kahl, of Davenport;
stepmother, Joanne Morgan, of West Des Moines; sister, Donna,
of Davenport; nephew, Chad Turnquist and his wife, Alicia; great-niece,
Brianna Turnquist; and great-nephew, Nolan Turnquist, all of Maysville.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Morgan, and stepfather,
A "Celebration of Peg" will be held on July 29, 2006,
at the shelter in Emeis Park, Davenport, at 6 p.m. Friends are
invited to attend.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 7/23/2006.
Richard "Dick" Lyngholm, father of Ann Lyngholm
Heike. Richard "Dick" Lyngholm, 78, of Davenport, Iowa,
died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at his home. Celebration of Life
services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Weerts Funeral Home,
Davenport. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made
to Genesis Hospice.
Dick was born May 4, 1928, in Davenport to Peter and Minetta (Bush)
Lyngholm. He married Joan Sothmann on June 21, 1948. He worked
as an ultrasonic inspector for Alcoa, retiring in 1986. He served
as President of "The Ones Car Club" and was a big Green
Bay Packers fan.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; sons, Steven Lyngholm, of Ridgeway,
Wisconsin, and David (Teresa) Lyngholm, of Davenport; son-in-law,
Cub (Jill) Heike, of Junction City, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Rosie) Lyngholm, of Davenport,
and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter,
Ann Heike, and sisters, Delores Alexander and Arlene Morgan.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mr. Lyngholm's family by
visiting his obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 5/11/2006.
Harry Edward Lundvall, father of Dianne Lundvall. Harry
Edward Lundvall, 95, of Davenport, died Saturday, April 22, 2006,
at Friendship Manor in Rock Island. Private funeral services will
be held Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at The Runge Mortuary Chapel
with interment at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Harry was born on March 12, 1911, the son of John and Augusta
(Schoening) Lundvall. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Zimmerman
on November 21, 1942, in Davenport. Prior to his retirement in
1970, he was a self-employed metal worker for over 30 years, owning
Tri-City Polishing and Plating Co, Davenport.
Harry was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the infantry
in France and Germany from 1943 until 1945, earning the Purple
Heart and Silver Star Medals. During his time in the service he
played an exhibition match against the World Champion of Horseshoes,
a sport he enjoyed.
Harry found enjoyment with music and writing songs. He loved his
children and grandchildren and cherished every moment spent with
Those left to honor his memory include his son, Gary Lundvall
and wife, Kathy, Bettendorf; daughter, Dianne and husband, Harry
Lantau, Freeport, Ill.; grandson, Richard (Julie) Lundvall, Bettendorf;
granddaughters, Kimberly (Gregg) Johnson, Macungie, Pa., Kerry
Lantau, Elgin, Ill., and Kelly (Brandon) Josephson, Miami, Fla.;
four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Abigail Lundvall and Gregory
and Meghan Johnson; and brother, Howard Lundvall and wife, Lois,
Published in the Quad-City Times on 4/24/2006
John G. Werthmann, father of Nancy Werthmann Youngquist.
Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for John G. Werthmann,
86, will be 10 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2006, at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery,
Davenport, where military graveside rites will be conducted by
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299. Visitation will be from
3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Halligan McCabe De Vries Funeral
Home, Davenport, where a prayer service will be offered at 4:30
p.m. John died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Veterans Home, Marshalltown,
Iowa, after a brief illness.
John was born September 21, 1919, in Lime Springs, Iowa, one of
eight children born to Edward and Agnes (Hodges) Werthmann.
John was an Army veteran of World War II. He served his country
as a Staff Sergeant with the 740th Field Artillery Medic Unit
in Central Europe. In 1987 John received a certificate of appreciation
from the Veterans Administration Domiciliary, White City, Oregon,
for his dedication as a volunteer receptionist.
John retired in 1968 from Bendix Aviation, Davenport, and then
was employed at Northwest Bank, Davenport, until 1973. He was
a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, where he served as
an usher and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the
Walcott German American Pioneer Club.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Care & Share or the
Holy Childhood Association in care of St. Anthony's.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Youngquist, and a son, Nyle
Werthmann; sisters, Marie Cowherd, Davenport, and Dorothy (Russell)
Ward, Geneseo, Illinois; and nieces and nephews.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting
John's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Herbert,
and Edward Werthmann, and two sisters, Helen Walker and Fran Durand.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 4/8/2006.
Nancy Werthmann Youngquist
Raymond Robert Schick, father of Sally Schick Vogel.Raymond
Robert "Tiger" Schick, 82, a resident of Davenport and
Moscow, Iowa, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 22, 2006,
at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. Celebration
of Life services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at Weerts
Funeral Home, Davenport, with Rev. Christian H. Meyer officiating.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a
memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. by the Davenport
Eagles #235 Ritual Team. Burial will be 9 a.m. Monday, February
27, at the National Cemetery, Rock Island. Those wishing to attend
the burial must meet at Weerts Funeral Home by 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the family for an Eagle's fund to be
established in Raymond's honor.
Raymond was born August 28, 1923, the son of Louis Charles Schick
and Olga Christine (Schriefer) Schick. He attended Davenport schools.
Raymond was a Navy World War II veteran serving in the South Pacific
Theater. Raymond was united in marriage to Fayetta Carthey on
November 1945. Later, he married his "soul mate," Wilma
Thornbloom, on November 13, 1971. Together they celebrated 34
happy years of marriage. Raymond was employed many years as parts
manager for Horst-Zimmerman, and later, as salesman for Bumper
Exchange. Additionally, he and Wilma owned and operated the well
known Anderson's "Boobs" Restaurant and Tavern in McCausland,
Iowa, for eight years. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran
Raymond was instrumental in establishing the Monroe School Dads'
Club softball for girls and coached his daughters' teams. He was
a nature and bird lover and enjoyed the peace and quiet of their
cabin by the Cedar River, where they resided six months of the
year for 30 years. He loved his fishing, gardening, and feeding
Raymond was a dedicated 60-year member of the Davenport Eagles
#235, having served as an officer many years. He was instrumental
in building their new facility. Raymond served as President of
the local Eagles, as well as a Western Central Regional President,
and also was Iowa State President '83-'84. He was a past Grand
Aerie officer and served as Grand Aerie Deputy/Auditor for several
years. Raymond never met a stranger. Everyone was a friend throughout
Eagledom. He was well known and respected and a mentor to many.
He received many awards for his tireless endeavors. Raymond was
inducted into the Iowa Eagles Hall of Fame. Raymond was an active
member of Retired Eagles Activity Club (REAC), serving as an officer
locally and as past State President of the Iowa Organization,
most recently serving as State Father. He was involved in organizing
the local REAC at Davenport Eagles.
Other interests included being a 30-year member of the Davenport
Elk Lodge #298, 20-year DAV member, former American Legion member,
Davenport Moose, AARP, and Quad-Cities Times Plus 60 Club. He
enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, and baseball. Raymond
was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and White Sox and NASCAR enthusiast.
He enjoyed watching all sports on TV, seeing his first live Iowa
Hawkeyes game last November. Raymond's greatest pleasure was spending
time with his granddaughter, Cayleah, who he lovingly helped raise
for her first five years. He referred to her to this day as his
"little one" and pal. He taught her gardening, fishing,
cleaning fish, and his love of birds.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Wilma; children, Susan (Clarke)
Wilson, of Kirksville, Mo., Kristin (Jerry) Schwien, of Davenport,
Sally (John) Vogel, of Austin, Minn., Kathy (Larry) Tegmeier,
of Morristown, Minn., Louis (Michelle) Schick, of Lincoln, Ill.,
Virginia (Harry) York, of Davenport, Patricia (Tracy) O'Dell and
Diane (Kevin) Krebs, all of Eldridge, Iowa, Randy (Jackie) Thornbloom,
of Davenport, and Cheryl (Robert) Willits, of Bettendorf; 27 grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon (Lani) Schick, of Arizona;
several cousins; and his beloved cat, Baby. He was preceded in
death by both parents, an infant daughter, Mary Beth, two grandsons,
a sister, Phyllis McCleave, and brothers, Earl, John, and Lester
Schick. He will forever be watching over all of us.
Online condolences may be expressed to Raymond's family by visiting
his obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 2/24/2006.
Sally Schick Vogel
Lois K. Puck, mother of Craig Puck. Lois K. Puck of Grand
Junction, Colo., passed away on February 4, 2006, at her residence.
She was 85. A memorial service was Feb. 10 at Callahan Edfast
Mortuary Chapel, Grand Junction.
Lois was born in Scott County, Iowa, to Peter C. and Hattie Mae
(Flenker) Meyer. She spent her childhood in Scott County and graduated
from high school there. She received her teaching certificate
and taught school in Iowa. Lois married Robert W. Puck Sr. on
November 25, 1944, in Davenport. He survives.
Lois was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. She
was a member of a sorority, played in a Grand Junction Bridge
Club and was a member of the United Federation of Dolls. She enjoyed
dolls, sewing doll clothing, fishing and camping. Lois spent a
portion of her life in Iowa before moving to Grand Junction 26
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Puck Sr., of Grand Junction;
three sons, Robert W. Puck Jr., of Dinosaur, Colo., Craig Allen
Puck, of Lakewood, Colo., and Hawkeye Puck, of White Hills Village,
Ariz.; one brother, William Meyer, of New Liberty, Iowa; and three
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation,
Greater Grand Junction Chapter, 761 Rood Ave., Grand Junction,
Published in the Quad-City Times on 2/12/2006.
Thomas Graham Rudbeck Sr., father of Sue Rudbeck Atkinson.
Thomas Graham Rudbeck Sr., 82, of Sarasota, Fla., died Monday,
January 30, 2006. He was born October 14, 1923, in San Juan, Puerto
Rico, and came to Sarasota in 1979, from Davenport. He retired
in 1977 from Wingate Army Depot, Gallup, N.M., where he had been
fire chief and safety director since 1973. He had been fire chief
for the Green Acres Volunteer Department, Davenport, from 1950
to 1965, and assistant fire chief for the Rock Island Arsenal
Fire Department from 1957 to 1973. He was a Navy veteran of World
War II and a member of the Tin Can Sailors (the National Association
of Destroyer Veterans.)
He was a member of the International Fire Chief Association, past
president of Scott County, Iowa, Fireman's Association, and past
vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Scott
Survivors include daughters, Margaret Goodall, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
Susan (Bill) Atkinson, of Batavia, Ill., Patricia (Dave) Puetz,
of Frazee, Minn., and Kelly Rudebeck, of Davenport; sons, Thomas
G. Jr. (Jane), of Davenport, and Robert A. (Magda), of El Paso,
Texas; a brother, Robert, of Richardson, Texas; 16 grandchildren;
and two great-granddaughters.
A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2006,
at Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery.
Published in the Quad-City Times from 2/4/2006 - 2/5/2006.
Susan Rudbeck Atkinson
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