Jack Marcussen


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Jack O. Marcussen, 88, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Heartland Health Care, Moline, after a brief illness.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a favorite charity.
Jack was born July 23, 1924, in Moline, the son of Marion and Mary Holland Marcussen. He married Sara Jane Gillespie in July 1946 in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2011.
Jack was a World War II Navy veteran. He retired from Marcussen Insurance Services, Moline.
Jack was the president of Rock Island Conservation Club in 1960, secretary and treasurer of the Moline Breakfast Optimist, secretary of the Flying Country Club and past member of the Independent Insurance Agents. He loved tennis and flying float planes. Jack was a yo-yo champion in Rock Island as a child. He was the 1941 all around state trap shooting champion in the junior division, the same year his father won the men's division.
Survivors include his daughter, Jody (Gary) Dietz; sons, Kirk (Jacquelyn) Marcussen, Aberdeen, Miss., and Kim Marcussen, Moline; and grandson, Kyle Marcussen, Belvidere, Ill.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.














 



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