Dorothy Gravert


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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Dorothy I. Gravert, 93, of Davenport, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Clarissa Cook Hospice, Bettendorf.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran, Davenport. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
She was born April 6, 1919, in Davenport, to Peter and Celia Roenfeldt. She married Russell W. Gravert May 27, 1939. He died in 2007.
Surviving are children, Dorathy Francis, Patti Malloy, Peter, Davenport, Clifford, Florida; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.












 



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