Al Jefferson


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Posted Online: Dec. 29, 2012, 5:20 pm
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Al Jefferson, 77, of Rock Island, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at his home.
Those wishing to attend graveside services at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, should meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Following the services at National Cemetery, friends are invited to join the family at Welcome Inn, Milan. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
Al was born on June 25, 1935, in Chicago, the son of Albert J. Jefferson and Frances K. Franzen. He married Dorothy M. Eigenbauer on June 10, 1972, in Chicago. She preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1990.
Mr. Jefferson was a United States Navy veteran having served from 1952 to 1956.
He had been employed in sales at Western Steel for 23 years, retiring in 1991.
Al was a life member of VFW Post 1303, Rock Island, a member of the Milan American Legion Post 569 and volunteered with the Rock Island Police Auxiliary. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events, fishing, hunting and the companionship of his faithful dog, Baxter.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Gail Jefferson, Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Pete Dasso, Milan; grandchildren, Megan Jefferson, Drew Dasso, Ben Dasso, Matt Jefferson, Chris Dasso.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lorraine Freeman and Rosemary Shannon; brother, Raymond Jefferson.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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