Norris Shanks


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 6:10 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Norris Dean Shanks, 68, of Bettendorf, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services on Tuesday evening. Casual dress is requested. Memorials may be made to the Norris Shanks Memorial Fund.
Born on May 8, 1944, in Norfolk, Neb., he was the son of Wayne and Verle McFarland Shanks. On June 24, 1967, in Geneseo, he married Margaret DePauw.
Norris worked for Blackhawk Foundry, Davenport Springs, King's Material and for Ralston-Purina as a shipping clerk for 25 years. He enjoyed stock car racing, remodeling cars and fishing. Norris cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Melanie (Steve) King, Jacksonville, Fla., and Jenny (Dave) Terronez, Bettendorf; six grandchildren, Kaleb King, Izaak King, Ronin King, Olivia Terronez, Payton Terronez and Joe Terronez; and one sister, Carol Luke, Ankeny, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Fredrick Wayne Shanks; one granddaughter, Alice King; one brother, Gary Shanks.
Condolences may be made to his family by viewing his obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








(More History)