Edna Zahatko


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Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Edna P. Zahatko, 81, of Moline, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Online condolences may be left at hodgsonfuneralhome.com.
Edna was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Chicago, daughter of R. Howard and Pearl May Beatty Russell. She was united in marriage to August Zahatko on May 21, 1955, in Elmhurst, Ill.; he preceded her in death in 2010.
She had worked as a secretary in the Chicago area and then at the Rock Island Arsenal prior to her retirement.
Edna went out to eat frequently with friends and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and reading.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Linda (Gene) Washburn, Rock Island; grandson, Cris (Jessi) Washburn; great-grandson, Lucas; granddaughter, Jennifer Washburn, Rock Island; and her beloved dog, Snowball.














 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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