Donald M. Henning, 77, of Rock Island, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at his home.
Private family services will be held Tuesday, July 18, at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline.
Donald M. Henning was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Madison, Wis., to George and Theresa Hauck Henning. He married Norma Eriksen April 11, 1959, in Moline. He graduated from Rock Island schools and attended Augustana College in Rock Island.
He served in the Army during World War II. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Rock Island for 42 years, retiring in 1987.
Donald was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline. He enjoyed woodcarving, fishing and making fishing lures.
Survivors include his wife, Norma; mother, Theresa Henning, age 103, Rock Island; a sister, Elaine Trevor, Vernon Hills, Ill.; brother, George Henning, Rock Island; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George Henning.
Wilson Eugene Leetch, 91, formerly of Rock Island, died Friday, June 30, 2006, in Gladstone, Ore.
Mr. Leetch was born in Clinton, Ill., to Wilson and Faye Irene Leetch on May 15, 1915. He grew up in Kankakee, Ill., where he excelled in music and graduated from high school. He held a master's degree in music from Illinois Wesleyan University.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1941 to 1945. While stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station, his commanding officer, Eddie Peabody, introduced him to Verna Steele. They were married Dec. 20, 1942. He was stationed in London, England, for a time, entertaining the troops as a member of the Navy Jazz Band led by Sam Donahue.
After the war their family, which included two sons, W. Eugene II and David Carl, lived for a time in several small towns, Brooke, Ind., Monon, Ill., Gilman, Ill., and Fulton. They finally settled in Rock Island, where they stayed from 1958 until 2005.
His career and interests centered around music. He was a band director, choir director, taught private lessons, played bass trombone for the Quad City Symphony for 27 years, played in many area jazz bands and was active in Quad City Music Guild as music director for many shows. He was a longtime member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
In retirement, he and Verna traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. They also studied their ancestry, becoming very involved in genealogy research.
Survivors include his wife, Verna; sons, W. Eugene II and David Carl; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
James Herbert Nelson, 80, of Rock Island, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Trinity at Terrace Park, Bettendorf, following a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ron May officiating. Interment will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where American Legion Post 246, Moline, will accord military honors. Memorials may be made to the family.
James was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Oquakwa, Ill., son of Ebbie and Opal Brotherton Nelson. He married Gertrude Urbanowicz April 11, 1945, in Moline.
James was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return home, he took a job as a welder at Ametek Co. in East Moline and worked there for 33 years, retiring in 1978 as a foreman. He also was well known as a bartender and worked for several of the local taverns and fraternal organizations over the years. He was a member of American Legion Post 421, Port Byron.
James enjoyed playing euchre and solitaire, was an avid Cubs fan, and enjoyed telling jokes to anyone who would listen. Spending time watching his grandchildren play sports was very important to him, and he enjoyed "helping" his wife with her gardens.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Jack Ernst, Hillsdale, L. Ranea and Gary Williams, Milan; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Donna Nelson, Hillsdale, and Rick and Maggie Nelson, Haverhill, Mass.; sisters and a brother-in-law, Martha Johnson, Milan, and Loretta and Ron Nimrick, Rock Island; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Marcy Nelson, Rock Island; his foster mother, Reid Priebyl, Milan; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Othelia Edmund Peterson, 94, of Rock Island, formerly of Moline, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Pathway Hospice, Trinity at Terrace Park, Bettendorf.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at First Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Moline, or ARC.
Elizabeth was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Jefferson County, Iowa, daughter of Amos and Minnie Odean Edmund. She was baptized at New Sweden Lutheran Church. Elizabeth married Elmer C. Peterson June 27, 1935, in Jefferson County. He preceded her in death April 18, 1984.
Elizabeth graduated from Lockridge High School, Jefferson County. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Moline, and Margaret Bottome-McGee Circle of King's Daughters. Elizabeth was also a member of the Augustana Endowment Society. She enjoyed sewing, bridge, traveling and being with people. She was the family historian.
Survivors (and spouses) include her children, Charles (Lois) Peterson, Rockford, Russell (Carolyn) Peterson, Moline, Anne (Robert) Sorensen, St. James, Minn., and John Peterson, Moline; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Louise Egger, Moline, Lewis Edmund, Fairfield, Iowa, and Richard Edmund, Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Margie Peterson; brother, Rudy Edmund; and a sister, Bernice Cave.
Online condolences may be expressed to Elizabeth's family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.
Mary Katheryn Bassett, 86, of Moline, formerly of Rock Island, died July 11, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, with a visitation one hour prior to service time, at Faith Walk World Outreach Center, Silvis. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Faith Walk World Outreach Center, Silvis, or a charity of choice. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline, is assisting the family.
Mary was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Lock Springs, Mo., to Orville and Maude Chapman Hampton. She married James E. Bassett March 1, 1952, in Trenton, Mo. He preceded her in death April 11, 1982.
Mary was a machine operator for 30 years for F.W. Means Co., retiring in 1981.
Mary was a former member of Moline Gospel Temple, where she was a Sunday school teacher and helped serve church luncheons. She was a former member of the Rock Island Moose Lodge. She enjoyed embroidery, lawn work and gardening. Mary had many friends from her lifelong and continued interest and support of her churches and was an avid quilter.
Mary and her family greatly appreciate her special friend Diane Harter and her family, who were very generous with their support and love, as well as special caregiver Elizabeth (Libby) Ringer.
She is survived by her nephews, Chuck (wife, Judy) Hampton, Donald Ray Hampton, Bob Hampton, Jack Hampton and Gene Hampton, special great-niece, Kirstin Hampton Stalker, all of California; as well as other great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Carl Hampton, and sister, Rita Hobbs.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mary's family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.
Charles `Tony' Egger III
Charles Anthony Egger III, 56, of Moline, better known to his friends as Tony, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where Vietnam Veterans Post 299 will conduct military rites. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Calvary Church of the Quad Cities.
Charles Anthony Egger was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Monmouth, Ill., son of Charles A. Jr. and Josephine K. Callahan Egger. He married the former Marilee Hendry in Minnesota in 1973. He later married Vicki Howard Nov. 17, 2004, in Moline.
Tony was a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He began his career in 1968 and retired in 1994, having served two tours in Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, C I B, and the Vietnam Service Medal, with five service stars. He was a member of Vietnam Vets 299 and was an avid poker player and motorcycle enthusiast. His motto was "shoot your best shot, and be your own person."
Survivors include his wife, Vicki; daughters, Maria Egger, Milan, and Christy Jo Egger, Edmonds, Wash.; stepdaughters, Ronna Strang, Moline, and Piper McFarlin, Davenport; a stepson, Jade Smilgis, Moline; a grandson, Dayne Anthony Egger, his pride, joy and inspiration; a stepdaughter, Aliyah Smilgis; and stepgrandsons, Nick McFarlin and Brock and Jack Strang; sisters, Christine Morse, La Jolla, Calif., Michelle Gray, Palm Springs Calif., and Patty Briggs, Rock Island; brothers, Danny Egger, San Diego, Calif., and Terry Egger, Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael E. Coopman, 24, of East Moline, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, where further arrangements are pending.
Sue B. Minas, 87, of East Moline, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Arrangements are pending at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Edward J. Meier, 87, of Milan, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at his home.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Monsignor Dale Wellman of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, will officiate. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Family Funeral Services, Milan, with a rosary recited at 5 p.m. His body will be donated to the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.
He was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Luxenburg, Iowa, son of John H. and Rose Brunsman Meier. He married Marie Freund Bussman June 7, 1961, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She died June 10, 1999.
He farmed for more than 50 years south of Waterloo, Iowa.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, and former member of National Farmers Organization.
He enjoyed hunting and watching sports on TV.
Survivors (and spouses) are his daughter, Catherine (Wayne) Schacherer, Laurens, Iowa; son, Edward (Mary) Bussman, Hawks Point, Mo.; son-in-law, Gaylord Clause, Rock Island; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Othmar Meier, La Port City, Iowa; sisters, Marie Rottinghaus, Clara Guynn and Agnes Youngblood, all of La Port City, and Anna Bussman, Spring Valley, Minn.
Darlene E. Nice, 98, of Milan, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to St Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan, or a favorite charity.
Darlene was born Dec. 1, 1907, in rural Geneseo, daughter of John and Clara Krinjob Carlson. She married Gus Nice Jr. Nov. 2, 1927. Gus preceded his wife in death in April 1992.
The couple farmed in the Milan area for many years.
Darlene was a homemaker. In earlier years, she had been a cook at the Rock Island Sale Barn.
She enjoyed crocheting, flowers and watching wildlife from her window. She was especially fond of all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Darlene was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ned R. and Mary Ellen Nice, Lynn Center; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Rollin Struss, East Moline, Peggy Neathammer, Rantoul, Ill., Kay and Ed Praet, Milan; daughters-in-law, Elsie Nice, Overland Park, Kan., and Mary Lou Caughey, Moline; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-granddaughters. In addition to her husband, Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Jeanette Carlson; brother, Delbert Carlson; two sons, Bob and Gus Eugene Nice; daughter-in-law, Shirley Nice; son-in-law, Gene Neathammer; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wheelanfuneralhome.com.
Robert L. Stone, 55, of Coal Valley, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, where further arrangements are pending.
Clarence L. Humphrey, 91, of Cambridge, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Cambridge Lutheran Church. The Rev. Fred Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Cambridge Lutheran Church or the Cambridge Masonic Lodge.
Clarence Humphrey was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Osage, Ill., son of William W. and Ida Mae Murphy Humphrey. His marriage to Ruth Franzen took place on July 3, 1935, in Moline.
Clarence graduated from the Peoria Barber College in 1948. He owned and operated Humphrey's Barber Shop in Cambridge for 28 years before retiring.
His memberships included Cambridge Lutheran Church, where he had served on the church council, and Cambridge Lodge No. 49, AF & AM, where he had served as worshipful master four times. Clarence served on the Cambridge Community Hall board for 16 years and was superintendent of horticulture and farm products at the Henry County Fair for many years. His hobbies were woodworking and gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Ray Newman, Osco, Janis and Vern Moore, Cambridge; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Pamela Humphrey, Cambridge; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Gladys Lamb, Harry Humphrey, Ruth Clayman, Warren Humphrey and Wayne Humphrey. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glen and Roy Humphrey; a sister, Helen Raisbeck; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Clarence's obituary at www.stackhousmoore.com.
Minita R. Oppendike, 87, of Prophetstown, died July 14, 2006, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Advent Christian Church, Prophetstown. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. to services. Arrangements are by Gibson & Son, Prophetstown.
Minita was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Peoria, Ill. She married Millard Oppendike Aug. 26, 1937, in Clinton, Iowa. He died in 1965.
She and her husband ran a fishing resort in Wisconsin before moving to Prophetstown.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Jana Oppendike, Prophetstown; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Brown, Topeka, Kan.; and brothers John Gentz, Morrison, and Clarence Gentz, Rockford, Ill.
Catherine "Kitty" Reedy
Catherine J. "Kitty" Reedy, 75, of Geneseo, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, in Friendship, Wis., while traveling to a family reunion.
Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, with a Women of the Moose memorial at 7:45 p.m.
Among survivors is her husband, Elmer.
Further arrangements are pending.
Robert "Bob" Black, 57, of LeClaire, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Pathway Hospice, Trinity at Terrace Park, Bettendorf.
Celebration of Life services will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 17, at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire. Memorials may be made to Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities or the Davenport Isaak Walton League.
Bob was born July 19, 1948, in Butler, Pa., son of Robert V. and Reva Jean Cole Black. He married Linda Freudenberg and Robin Hamilton. He married Pamela Sweazey April 16, 1988, in Bettendorf.
Mr. Black owned and operated Quad City Water Treatment in LeClaire for 28 years. He held memberships in numerous environmental clubs. He was a member of Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities. He was a member of the Baha'i faith and made several pilgrimages to the Holy Land. He served on the board of trustees for Mount St. Clare College and Franciscan University in Clinton, Iowa.
He had a tremendous appreciation for the environment and was an avid toy tractor collector.
Survivors include his wife, Pam; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Jeff Kritta, Centerville, Minn.; daughter, Jennifer Lambert, Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Eric and Julie Van Hese, Davenport; granddaughter, Alexandria Van Hese and grandson Christopher Van Hese of Davenport; his father, Robert V. Black, Crystal River, Fla.; a sister, Christine Chesser, Riverview, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Christopher Peery, Paducah, Ky.; aunt, Wanda Strelow, Bettendorf: uncles, Roger and Sharen Cole, DeWitt, Iowa, Norman and Joyce Cole, Silvis, Raymond and Frances Black, Butler, Pa., and Donald and Cleoria Black, Butler. He was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents, Frank and Leota Black and Clarence and Zelda Cole, all Butler; and two uncles, Wesley Cole, Butler, and Frank Black Jr., Davenport.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mr. Black's family by visiting his obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
Private family graveside services for Darwin E. Cloe, 85, of Davenport, were Thursday, July 13, at Davenport Memorial Park.
His body was cremated as was his request. Cunnick-Collins, Davenport, assisted with arrangements.
He died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at home.
He was born April 13, 1921, to Howard and Hazel Cloe. He married Elinor Jones Sept. 2, 1950.
Surviving are his wife; children, Lynn Day, Davenport, Karen Zelski, Clearwater, Fla., Wendy Cloe, Centennial, Colo., Paula Post, Blue Grass, Gary Cloe, Aledo; a brother; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Elmer L. Glines, 78, of Davenport, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.
Gladys E. Grimm, 90, of Blue Grass, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Good Samaritian Care Center, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport.
Seth S. Hyatt, 37, of Davenport, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.
Funeral serivce will be noon Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Gospel Assembly Church, 2700 53rd St., Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave,, Moline. Memorials may be made for his children's educational fund.
Seth was born Oct. 7, 1968, in Mansfield, Ohio, son of Tom and Twyla Coutts Hyatt. He married Heather Kaufman July 17, 1992, at the Gospel Assembly Church, Moline.
Seth was employed as a tool and die designer for Eagle Engineering in Eldridge. He was a very active member of the Gospel Assembly Church, where he served in many departments and had many duties with the music staff, including drummer, playing the trumpet, singing in groups and directing. Seth was a fan of Ohio State football and enjoyed playing basketball. He loved music and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Heather Hyatt; daughters, Christa, Autumn and Ashley; parents, Tom and Twyla Hyatt, Mansfield, Ohio; sister, Darla (Steve) Gilbert, Mansfield; brother, Randy (Julie) Hyatt, Boise, Idaho; grandmothers, Pam Simmons, East Moline, and Gladys Kaufman, East Moline; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Todd (Jenn) Kaufman, Port Byron; mother-in-law, Cleta Kaufman, Coal Valley; three nieces; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Delmar Kaufman.
Online condolences may be expressed to Seth's family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.
Elsie M. Jackson, 73, of LeClaire, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Pathway Hospice, Trinity at Terrace Park, Bettendorf.
Arrangements are pending at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
Harry E. Reeves, 78, of Davenport, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Runge, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
He married Virginia Koll Caster Aug. 5, 1972, in Davenport.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Randy, Lima, Ohio, and Terry, Davenport; daughters, Suzan Skurchak, Orange, Conn., JoAnne Ragland, Sherrard; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Services for Harry N. Sullivan, 60, of Davenport, are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Burial is in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday.
He died July 14, 2006, at Genesis West, Davenport.
He was born April 24, 1946, in Fayetteville, N.C., to Harry and Margaret Smith Sullivan.
Surviving are his children, Dawn-Marie Khoury, Westwood, Mass., Carrie Swarzak, Coral Gables, Fla., Shaun Sullivan and Tracey Sullivan, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren; two brothers; stepfather; and a nephew.
Marion J. West, 85, of Princeton, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Pleasant Valley.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Zion Lutheran, Princeton. Burial is in Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, with a 7 p.m. Masonic service.
Surviving are his son, Dennis (wife, Rose), Davenport; grandson, Jun; three great-grandchildren; a sister; two nephews; niece, Joyce Mears, brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Kathy Dodds, all LeClaire.
Michael Wayne Williams, 55, of Davenport, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
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