Shirley Kalahar


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Shirley L. Kalahar, 84, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, La., with her daughters and son-in-law by her side.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Silvis United Methodist Church, 1301 Second Ave., Silvis. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home, Sandwich, Ill.
For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com or call (815) 786-2165. Memorial donations in Shirley's name can be made to the University of Iowa Foundation for the benefit of the Iowa Lions Eye Bank Donor Memorial Fund.
She was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard and Lucille Stark Olson. She married Donald M. Kalahar on Feb. 15, 1947.
She was a teacher for 36.5 years in Iowa and the Moline school system. After retiring, she became a member of a TGIF teacher's luncheon group and enjoyed their monthly luncheons.
She loved traveling with her husband and her daughters and visited 47 states. She also loved music. She was a piano teacher and cherished wintering in New Orleans with her daughter where she listened to live music as often as she could. She passed away while visiting her daughter and son-in-law in the New Orleans area.
Shirley volunteered for 13 years at Illini Hospital in Silvis. She was a member of the Silvis and Hampton United Methodist churches. Shirley enjoyed having coffee every morning with her friends at the East Moline Maid-Rite.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheryl Kalahar Burley, New Boston, and Paddy Kalahar (Leo) Lossett, Madisonville, La.; two brothers, Dennis (Karen) Olson, Fountain Valley, Calif., and Stephen (Debbie) Olson, Spring Hope, N.C.; one sister, Debi (Randy) Goslin, LeClaire; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews; and one brother-in-law, Harold (Oney) Kalahar, Dayton, Iowa, and one sister-in-law, Doris Kuehnast, Humboldt, Iowa, twins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Donald Olson and Rex Olson; and brother-in-law, Marvin Kuehnast.













 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








(More History)