David Vatt


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Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:25 pm
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David E. Vatt, 87, of East Moline, formerly of Coal Valley, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, with his wife of 63 years at his side.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 13th St., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and burial of cremains will be at Rose-Lawn Memorial Estates, Moline. Memorials may be made to Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mr. Vatt was born on March 22, 1925, in Silvis, the son of Emil and Elizabeth Pasmandi Vatt. He graduated from United Township High School and later married Marjorie Ingwers on May 15, 1949, in Moline.
David attended Augustana College in Rock Island and the University of Iowa prior to serving in the United States Army. He retired from John Deere Davenport Works after 30 years. From 1988 through 1992, Mr. Vatt served as the mayor of Coal Valley.
David attended Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church in Moline. He enjoyed playing golf, and though he rarely kept score, he achieved his lifetime goal of a hole-in-one at Highland Springs Golf Course.
David also enjoyed woodworking in his Coal Valley home and built many pieces of furniture for his family. Mr. Vatt also enjoyed time with his family and playing euchre at Park Vista retirement community where his skill in euchre earned him the nickname of "Sharky."
Survivors include, wife, Marjorie Vatt, East Moline; daughters, Kris (Jerry) Wainwright Sherrard, Debra (Rich) Mindrup, East Moline; granddaughters, Kristi Mindrup, East Moline, and Kelly (Justin) Hios, Davenport; brother, Karl (Lougine) Vatt, Mesa, Ariz.; nieces; nephews, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; special aunt, Mary Cardinalli; and sister, Cornelia Rahn.
Online condolences may be expressed for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.














 



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