David Van Hecke Sr.

Posted Online: June 25, 2014, 11:22 pm
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Dr. David C. Van Hecke Sr., 83, of Davenport, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Kahl Home, Davenport.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Davenport, with visitation 9-11 a.m. Private burial is at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport, handled arrangements.
He was born July 20, 1930. He married Judy Ann McGrath June 11, 1955. She died in 1995.
Surviving are his daughter, Patricia McCarthy; sons, D. Charles Van Hecke Jr., Peter C. Van Hecke; and two grandsons.


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