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04/17/2014, 7:40 pm William "Bill" Thorndyke, 79, formerly of Muscatine, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Rock Island.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Deborah Royal, 62, of Davenport, died Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Progressive Baptist Church, Davenport, with visitation 10-11 a.m. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery.
She married Elton Royal Oct. 14, 1995. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are daughters, Jamie Woods, Tanja Page and Adriene Royal; sons, Chris Coleman-Jackson, Randall Coleman-Jackson, Corey and Angel Page, Elton Royal Jr. and Keith Royal; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Lerlene, Jackie and Bobbie; brother, Larry Coleman.
04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Dolores Orr, 84, of LeClaire, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
04/17/2014, 7:40 pm John McFadden Jr., 73, of Bettendorf, died Thursday April 17, 2014, at ManorCare, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Juanita LaGrone, 56, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Davenport, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Weerts, Davenport, with visitation 1 p.m. to services. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park.
Surviving are her daughters, Donnita LaGrone, Juanice Freeman and Sheila LaGrone; nine grandchildren; mother, Ophelia LaGrone; sisters, Elizabeth Tyson, Wilma LaGrone, Helen Thomas, Mary Gardner and Shirley Davis; brothers, Millard LaGrone Jr. and Roosevelt Smith; and stepmother, Edna Smith.
04/17/2014, 7:40 pm James E. Jaster, 48, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Shirley A. Bald, 92, of Walcott, formerly of Davenport, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial is at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
She married Laverne Bald on April 21, 1942.
Surviving are her husband; children, Jacqueline Overman, Leawood, Kan., Jerome, Davenport, and Frederick, Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Marvin J. Sunken, 65, of Colona, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Schroder Mortuary, Colona, where further arrangements are pending.

04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Charles W. Newswander, 82, of Aledo, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is at Reynolds Cemetery, where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Fippinger's, where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at
He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in rural Aledo, to Will and Alice Sproston Newswander. Charlie attended the local schools. On Oct. 18, 1953, he was united in marriage to Freda A. Rursch at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Aledo.
Charles was a 55-year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 25 in Rock Island, retiring in 1989. After retirement, he had a passion for gardening and he enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed following the Aledo Green Dragons and in his earlier days, he loved to hunt and fish.
His memberships included the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Mercer County VFW Post 1571 and the American Legion Fallerans Post 121.
Survivors include his wife, Freda; two daughters, Peggy (Marvin) Weiss, Taylor Ridge, and Nancy Newswander, Davenport; two sons, Rick (Kathy) Newswander, Aledo, and Gary (Diane) Newswander, Metamora, Ill.; six grandchildren, Amy and Nathan Weiss, Ryan (Tiffany) Newswander, Hayley (Travis) Tiffin, Gina (Nick) Swanson and Gretchen Newswander; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents; one grandson, Justin; one brother, Joe; and four sisters, Annabel, Grace, Dellagene and Mary, preceded him in death.

04/18/2014, 8:27 am

Wayne H. Mueller, 87, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Edgington, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2014, in Phoenix.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial will be private at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Taylor Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of Zion Lutheran Church.
Wayne was born Jan. 21, 1927, a son of Nicholas and Ruby Fuhr Mueller. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Taylor Ridge. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on July 7, 1946. Wayne spent the majority of his life farming and raising hogs outside of Edgington. He also spent a few years selling Big Wheels farm machinery.
Many remember his playing the saxophone in the Elliott's Orchestra. Throughout his life, he never gave up playing the saxophone. It was a true passion of his. In his later years, he enjoyed spending his winter months on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lurae Mueller, Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Barry (Sue) Mueller, Postville, Iowa; son, Mark Mueller, Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Bryan Mueller, Postville, and Jason Mueller, Charles City, Iowa; and sister, Helen Cedergren, Meridian, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Hazel Castle; and brothers, Charles, Warren and Myron.
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04/17/2014, 7:40 pm Roger A. Mariman, 63, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.
Per his request, cremation rites have been accorded and private services will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Roger Mariman Memorial Fund. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Roger was born Nov. 29, 1950, in Geneseo, the son of Edward and Melvine Heller Mariman. He was united in marriage to Sharon L. Clark on Feb. 13, 1972, in Geneseo, and of that union a son, Troy, was born.
Roger attended Geneseo schools and was a longtime cook at the former Deck Plaza Restaurant and Leaman's Bar and Grill in Geneseo. Most recently, he was working at Armalite in Geneseo.
Roger had been a member of the Geneseo Lions Club for almost 20 years and was singer in the "3 Old Goats and 2 Kids Band." He loved being with and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed listening to music and going to auctions. He loved his grand-dog, Magnum!
Survivors include his son, Troy Mariman, Geneseo; sister, Betty Gildersleeve, Geneseo; brothers, Gary (Cindy Reedy) Mariman, Geneseo, and Mike (Kathy) Mariman, Geneseo; and friend, Sharon Weber, Geneseo.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
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