Clara Duytschaever

Posted Online: March 15, 2014, 5:59 pm
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Clara E. Duytschaever, 100, of Moline, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline, with visitation from noon to 1 p.m. at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to Heartland Hospice.
Clara was born Oct. 14, 1913, in Moline, daughter of Aime and Martha DeMool DeBaetes. She married Gerard Herman on Dec. 30, 1930, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. He preceded her in August 1947. She married Henry Pysson on April 30, 1949, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. He preceded her in May 1954. She married Camiel Duytschaever on Oct. 8, 1955, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. He preceded her in December 1975.
Clara worked at the former McCabe's Department Store, Rock Island.
Clara was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society, Friend Circle Club, Red Hats, Moline Activity Center and a monthly ladies card club for 45 years. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, traveling, reading, music, embroidering and especially baking lemon meringue pie and Belgian cookies.
Survivors include her children, Janeen (John) Sant Amour, Rock Island, and Peter (Carol) Duytschaever, Moline; 25 grandchildren, including Christine (James) Jorgensen, Antioch, Ill.; 61 great-grandchildren; 54 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Jan Herman, Milan. She was preceded in death by her children, MaryAnn Fricke and Frank Herman; stepdaughters, Marianne Elder and Camilla Hillman; great-grandson, Brian Cook; and a special friend, Albin "Beanie" Babinski.
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