Kyle Almquist


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Posted Online: Sept. 30, 2008, 5:38 pm
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Kyle Donald Almquist, 45, of Alexandria, Va., was killed in a car accident in Massachusetts on Sept. 23, 2008.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline, with a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3. This is followed by a committal at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorial gifts for the Almquist children may be directed through the Homewood Church.

Kyle was a graduate of Moline Senior High School and Southern Illinois University, and served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with honors in February 2008, with the rank of senior master sergeant. He was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.

He was the father of eight children, Matthew, Joseph, Anna, Zachary, Paul, Rachel, Emilee and Benjamin, five of whom live in Moline; and grandfather of two. He is the son of Don and Bea Almquist, Moline. Kyle also is survived by a brother, Curtis Almquist, Cambridge, Mass., and a sister, Cynthia Kennedy, Davenport.














 



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