Doris Kiss


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Posted Online: April 04, 2014, 5:53 pm
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Doris Jean Kiss, 89, of Geneseo, formerly of Moline, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Woodridge Assisted Living Center in Geneseo, where she was residing.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday at St. Mary's Cemetery in East Moline. Visitation for Doris will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Geneseo Community Chest or Woodridge Assisted Living.
Doris was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Litchfield, Neb., daughter of Fred and Nellie DeBruler Gale. She was a graduate of Rock Island High School. She was united in marriage to Rudolph M. Kiss on June 27, 1947, in Rock Island. Rudolph preceded her in death in 1998.
Doris previously attended Sacred Heart Church and St. Mary's Church in Moline. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crossword puzzles. Doris was also a very devoted grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Michael (Mary) Kiss, Geneseo; grandchildren, Luke Kiss, John (Nicole) Kiss and Jim Kiss; great-grandchildren, Sam and Lilly; and special nephew, Warren (Connie) L. Gale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph; her daughter, Gayle Ann; her son, Timothy; her sister, Pauline; and her brothers, Lyman, Jim and Jack.
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