Elaine Almquist


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Elaine Mildred Almquist, 85, of Milan, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 312 West 1st St., Milan. Visitation will be an hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the Alzheimer's Association. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, is assisting the family.
Elaine was born on July 12, 1927, in Chicago, a daughter of Carl and Mildred Peck Olsen. She married Clarence "Dick" Almquist on Oct. 27, 1951, in Moline. He preceded her in death.
Elaine was a nurse for the Moline Public Hospital for 30 years, retiring in the early 80's. She was active with the St. Ambrose Ladies and Bible study. In her younger years she also was active as a Girl Scout and 4H leader, and a member of the Nurses Association of Moline Public Hospital.
Survivors include her, children, Terese Almquist, Lenoir, N.C., Patricia Almquist, Houston, Texas, John (Jane) Almquist, Houston, James (Susan) Almquist, Gilbert, Ariz., and Jean (Brad) Dixon, Reynolds; grandchildren, Kasy Feazel, Lindsay Almquist, Sarah Jane (John) Carson, Kayla Dixon, Mary Milan Almquist, Elizabeth Almquist and Nikki Dixon; great-grandson, Levi Carson; brother, Robert Olsen, Coyne Center; and sisters, Elizabeth and Evelyn Olsen, both of Coyne Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and brother, Alfred Olsen.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com














 



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