William Drovesky


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
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William E. "Bill" Drovesky, 79, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Prairieview Care Center, Lewistown, Ill.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to March of Dimes.
Bill was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Rock Island, the son of Theodore and Madeline Lundy Drovesky. He married Doris Snyder in September 1951 in Rock Island. He then married Mary "Bunnie" Rhoads on Oct. 29, 1982, in Rock Island.
Bill retired from the former Builder Sales and Service, Moline.
Survivors include his wife, Bunnie; daughter, Joan Maston, Rock Island; sons, Steven Drovesky, Coyne Center, Thomas Drovesky, Rock Island; stepdaughters, Shawn Marie (Larry) York, Louisville, Ky., and Janna Churchill, Columbus, Kan.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Madge Hobert, Rock Island, and Claudine Hurlbutt, Rock Island.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 



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