John Lingris


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Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Funeral services for John Lingris, 89, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a Trisagion (prayer) service will be held at 6 p.m.
Mr. Lingris died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. Memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where he had been a member.
John was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Chicago, the son of George and Diane Rossiaras Lingris. He was a graduate of Lincoln School, East Moline, and United Township High School. He graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, as an accountant.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He married Darlene Dhaenens May 12, 1956, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, East Moline.
He had been an auditor for the State of Illinois. He later worked for and eventually co-owned C.J. Bendle & Associates. After merging with Carpentier, Mitchell and Godard, he continued to work until his death. He had been one of the founders and past director of American Bank, Rock Island.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Darlene Lingris, East Moline; son, Thomas (Susane) Lingris, Howell, Mich.; grandchildren, Brian and Michael Lingris, and Cristina Lingris (fiance, Stephen Tobleman) brothers, Peter (Susan) Lingris, Moline, and Thomas Lingris (Judy Larson), East Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Catherine Lingris.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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