Dennis 'D.J.' Jaros


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Dennis "D.J." Jaros, 69, of Port Byron, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Zion Lutheran Church, 17628 Hubbard Road, East Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the family.
Dennis was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Chicago, the son of Jack and Doris Phillips Hickson. He married Raeleen Gerlach on Jan. 12, 1974, in Port Byron.
Dennis drove trucks and also worked as an auto mechanic. He loved to ride his motorcycle and fly his plane. Dennis belonged to the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Survivors include his wife, Raeleen Jaros, Port Byron; his children, Darren Jaros, Geneseo, and Patricia (Nathan) Zahringer, Moline; two grandchildren, Adrianna and Myles Zahringer; brothers, Al Jaros, John (Lori) Hickson, Thomas Hickson, Joe (Darlene) Hickson and David Hickson; and sisters, Gail (Skip) Anderson and Cathy (Jim) Bladel. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Calvin Jaros; a sister, Cynthia Jaros; and a brother, Steve Hixson.
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