Daniel Dies


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 7:24 pm
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Daniel J. Dies, 59, East Moline, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island, after a brief illness.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Entombment is in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Memorials may be made to an education fund for his grandchildren.
Dan was born Oct. 15, 1953, in Moline, the son of Sidney and Elaine DeJaegher Dies. He graduated from United Township High School. Dan retired in 2010 as a power house operator from John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Las Vegas and Arizona and his cars.
Survivors include his children, David (Jessica) Dies, East Moline, Nicole Dies, Moline, and Matthew Dies, East Moline; grandchildren, Alexis, Joshua, Caleb, Joseph and Annelise; mother, Elaine Smith, Hampton; stepmother, Betty Dies, Moline; brother, David (Kathy) Dies, East Moline; half-brother, Bobby Dies, Moline; stepbrothers, Jeff Dies and Joe Dies, both of Moline; and stepsister, Theresa Gaddy, Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney; and stepfather, Charles Smith.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff and the sitters at Trinity Rock Island ICU.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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