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09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Michael W. Yeast, 68, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Julie Van Fossen Cawley, 53, a resident of Davenport, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sept. 18, 2014. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her mother's home in Davenport, after an illness.
Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. Burial will occur at the Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. The family will greet friends Sunday, Sept. 21, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Julie Ann Van Fossen was born Aug. 2, 1961, in Rock Island, the daughter of James Robert and Linda Joann Berenger Van Fossen. She graduated from Central High School, Class of 1979, and attended Scott Community College.
She was united in marriage to John J. Cawley II, on Nov. 14, 1981, in Davenport.
Julie was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was very proud of her family and especially enjoyed spending time with them.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, John; and their children, John J. (Katie) Cawley III, Cincinnati, Jillian Rose Cawley, Davenport, and Jacob MacKenzie Cawley, a student at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; her mother, Joann Van Fossen and friend, Tom Huot, Davenport; father, Jim (Cathy) Van Fossen, Davenport; siblings, Jamie (Dawn) Van Fossen, Ankeny, Iowa, Jill (Jason) Decker, Bettendorf, Jacinda (James) Houston and Jessica (Rob Ewoldt) Van Fossen, all of Davenport; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lola and Jack Berenger and Vera and Will Van Fossen. May they rest in peace.
Memorials can be made to the family or online at www.gofundme.com/elr0hw.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Julie's obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Dave Uzzo, 67, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Weerts, Davenport. Private inurnment is at Davenport Memorial Park.
He was born in 1947, in Aberdeen, Md., to Salvatore and Dorothy Uzzo. He married Connie Scherrer in August 1969.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Michelle (Chris) Barber, Blue Grass; grandsons, Michael Barber and Nicholas Barber; sister, Donna Wright, Davenport; brother, Tom (Sue) Uzzo, Springfield, Ill.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Hans Sunken, 76, of Aledo, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Visitation and time of fellowship for Hans will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Speer Funeral Home. Private family burial will be at a later date at Aledo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Brain Injury Alliance or Heartland Havoc softball team.
Hans was born on March 28, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Hans married Ellen Wynne on Aug. 6, 1966, in Polo, Ill.
Hans was a heavy-equipment operator for over 35 years and was proud of his affiliation with the Operating Engineers No. 150. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and telling many fish stories. Hans had a gift for telling stories and had a signature laugh. He also loved watching his granddaughters play softball.
Hans is survived by his wife, Ellen; children and spouses, Brad and Colette Sunken, Aledo, and Keri and Darrin Rursch, Reynolds; two granddaughters, Ella and Amelia Rursch; brothers, Oscar Sunken, Salem, Ore., Maynard Sunken, Ventura, Calif.; and a sister, Mae Kruse, Williamsburg, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helena Wilke Sunken.
Condolences may be left to the family at speerfuneralhome.com.
09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Melvin R. Morrow, 74, of Colona, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Margaret Emma Diedrich, 96, of Chapel Hill, N.C., formerly of Bradford and Moline, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at her home.
Mass is 3:15 p.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Chapel Hill. Local visitation is 10-11 a.m. Monday at Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee. Graveside services follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee.
She was born Aug. 23, 1918, to Virgil and Stella Roush.
Surviving are daughter, JoEllen (William) Munsee, Chapel Hill; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Bernadine Brumas, Moline.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Luella T. "Lou" Mielke, 92, formerly of Coal Valley and Moline, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4107 21st Ave., Moline, with the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating. Burial is at Western Township Cemetery, Orion. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley. Memorials may be made to the church or Trinity Health Foundation Kramer Society Scholarship Fund.
The former Luella Paula Tschopp was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Marengo, Iowa, to Reinhard and Helen Burge Tschopp. She married Leonard J. Mielke on July 5, 1941, in Milan. He died July 24, 1976.
She was bookkeeper for her husband's business, Len's Friendly Service in Coal Valley, from 1941 to 1966. She also worked in the Catalog Department at Sears in Moline and owned her own upholstery shop. During World War II, she worked in an airplane factory in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Lou was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline, a charter member of the Women's Auxiliary to the Coal Valley Fire Department, and a member of Rock Island County Home Extension. She was a wonderful grandmother, a fabulous cook, an excellent seamstress, and she enjoyed gardening.
Lou is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne and Terry Kramer, Coal Valley, and Lennie and Randy Swanson, East Moline; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Martin Mielke, Rock Island; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Orville Tschopp, East Moline, Eugene Tschopp, Coal Valley, and Raymond Tschopp, Silvis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; a son, Joseph Mielke; a brother, Reinhard Tschopp; and sisters, Leona Baraks and Norma Bailey.
Lou's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a free candle in her memory at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Dwayne D. Trautman, 75, formerly of East Moline, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Erie, Pa.
Arrangements will be announced by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 845 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16504.
Condolences and photos may be sent at bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Josephine Dolores Lopez, 77, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of East Moline, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Private services were held at Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont.
Josephine Nache was born March 18, 1937, in Davenport, daughter of Socorro and Jennie Penca Nache. She married Jesse M. Lopez on June 16, 1956, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Silvis.
She was employed by the East Moline school districts in Illinois and the Douglas County school districts in Colorado.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse; children (and spouses), Julie (JR) Cox, Longmont, Jeffrey (Stephanie), La Vista, Neb., Jerry (Candace), Davenport, Joanne (Kevin) Braet, Durant, John (Lillian), Powell, Tenn., and Jean (Robert) Roshon, Aurora, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted, Mesa, Ariz., Val, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ray, Silvis; and special sister-in-law, Therese Lopez, Longmont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Esther Soliz; and grandson, Diego.
Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Funeral services for Claraetta Huskey, 91, of East Moline, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Huskey died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Claraetta Owen was born Jan 15, 1923, in Pershing, Iowa, the daughter of William and Josephine Chambers Owen. She married Robert Huskey on Jan. 24, 1948, in Rock Island. He died April 10, 1987. She later married Orville Eisentrager on Oct. 15, 1990. He died May 16, 2003.
She retired from Deere & Co. on April 30, 1982, after 25 years of service.
Survivors include her daughter, Holley Sweat, East Moline; son, Robert (Simone) Huskey, Silvis; son-in-law, Ken Mumma, Moline; grandchildren, Geoffrey Cherry, Michelle Cherry, Steven Sweat and David Mumma; one great-granddaughter; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Terry Mumma; sister, Gwen; brothers, Edward, William and Eziekel.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.
09/18/2014, 11:52 pm Joel K. Danae Spencer, formerly of Rock Island, died Sept. 8, 2014, in Eugene, Ore.
Cremation was accorded at Andreason's and Buell Funeral Home, Springfield, Ore. No services are planned.
He was born Feb. 14, 1960, in Moline, son of the late Myron G. and Donna M. Johnson Spencer. He graduated from Moline High School and attended community college in Eugene.
He married Stephanie A. Denby on Sept. 2, 1995, in Eugene. They later divorced.
Surviving are his mother; sister, Julie L. Chretien and husband, Paul; several aunts and uncles in Illinois; and many cousins.