Gerald Dirth


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Posted Online: March 02, 2013, 8:55 pm
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Services for Gerald Dirth, 74, of Davenport, are 6 p.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment is 11 a.m. Wednesday at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.
He died Friday, March 1, 2013, at home.
He was in 1939 in Burlington, Iowa. He married Betty Gibbs in 1961. He married Gerda Heuer in 1970.
Survivors are wife; children, Timothy, DeWitt, Doris Hersh, Chicago, Brian Heuer, Gaylord, Mich., Bruce Heuer, Davenport; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two siblings














 



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