Carroll Steele


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Posted Online: March 01, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Carroll Hobart Steele, 90, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at St. Mary Healthcare and Rehab Center, Davenport.
Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery. To attend, meet at 9 a.m. at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf. Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane Society.
He was born Dec. 25, 1922. He worked as a machinist and engineer for the Rock Island Arsenal for many years. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946, stationed in the Philippines.
Surviving are his friends, Brian Erickson, Candy Wales, Keith and Pat Erickson and Troy Holbrook, all of Davenport, and Cynthia Swain and her family, Muscatine.












 



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