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04/19/2014, 9:06 pm William Thorndyke, 79, formerly of Muscatine, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Rock Island. Services are 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. to services. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.
He was born in Muscatine. He married Barbara Woods in 1956 in Muscatine. She died in 1995.
He worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Survivors are kids, Penny, Debbie Robbins, Barbara, Ely, Thersa and Joshua; 33 special grandchildren; sister, Nancy; and brother, Pete.
04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Edward A. "Ed" Studeny, 57, of Davenport, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home.
Arrangements are pending with Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Lillian Smithe, 94, of Davenport, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Home.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.
She was born July 30, 1919, in Urbana, Ill., to Arthur and Helma Detmers.
Survivors are daughters, Carol Timbrook, Davenpor,; Vicki Lynn Smith, Davenport; son, Glenn "Butch," Davenport; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Clasen,
04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Gary A. Ray, 75, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Bettendorf Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.

04/19/2014, 9:06 pm America has lost one of her heroes. Our father, Lt. Col. James F. Perry Sr., U.S. Army (Ret), 92, of Bettendorf, was summoned home to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 18, 2014.
A celebration of his life will take place at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23. 2014, with The Reverend Christopher Neuendorf officiating. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery, where Moline American Legion Post 246 will present military honors. Visitation will be at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, on Tuesday, April 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport.
Dad was born on May 29, 1921, in Louisville, Ill., to Mary and Raleigh Perry. His father was a veteran of WWI. Dad had two brothers, Earl and Elbert "Bud" Perry. Earl was a retired U.S. Marine who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Bud retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Our father was a U.S. Army infantry officer who served in WWII and the Korean War. During WWII, he helped with the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, Germany. Dad saw combat action early during the Korean War while serving in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division. He and his men ran the gauntlet at Kuni-Ri in 20 below zero weather. During his 18 months in combat in Korea, he was awarded two Silver Star medals, two Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, along with Korean War service medals. He was also awarded his second Combat Infantry badge during the Korean War. Our father retired from the Army in 1963, at Ft. Carson, Colo.
In 1965, he moved his family to the Quad-Cities area and began a second career at the Rock Island Arsenal for the Department of Army Materiel and Readiness Command. In his position, he managed combat engineer ammunition worldwide. He retired from federal service at the Rock Island Arsenal in January 1991. During this time frame, he also worked as a night produce manager at National Food Store in Bettendorf.
Dad was a faithful member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport, for more than 40 years. He held numerous positions while a member and served as head elder of the church for many terms. Dad was all about serving others, as he truly loved his fellow man. He enjoyed the outdoors and nature, spending countless hours planting and cultivating many gardens. Our father will be especially missed by his numerous friends and family. He never met a stranger.
He is survived by five children and spouses, James and Linda Perry Jr., of Port Byron, Libby and Mark Winzeler, of Dover, N.H., Catherine Perry, of Bettendorf, R.J. and Elizabeth Perry, of Raleigh, N.C., and Carolyn Perry, of Bladenboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Cheryl Perry-Usilton and her husband Jason Usilton, Rachel Lemeaux, Zachary Stone, Alexis Hunt and Elizabeth Nelson; and one great-grandson, Tony Perry. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
The family would like to thank Bettendorf Health Care Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Davenport, and the Heart Unit at Genesis Hospital, East Campus, for the wonderful care they provided our father. We are fortunate to have such skilled professionals serving our community.
Jim's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in his memory at

04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Lorraine H. Oberhaus, 80, a resident of Davenport will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, with a rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Mrs. Oberhaus died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Memorials may be made to either Our Lady of Victory Building Fund, the Local Food Pantry or the Humane Society.
Lorraine Helen Thissen was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Menominee, Ill., to Raymond and Esther Kuehl Thissen. Lorraine was united in marriage to Earl Oberhaus on Oct. 23, 1954, in Dubuque. She received her nursing degree and went on to serve at the former Mercy Hospital, Ridgecrest and Pine Knoll before retiring in 1998.
She is survived by her loving husband of over 59 years, Earl and their children, Steven (Linda Blair) Oberhaus, Binghamton, N.Y., Daniel (Joan) Oberhaus, Davenport, Paul (Diana) Oberhaus, Egan, Minn., Michael (Sue) Oberhaus, Rock Island, and Kathleen (Ron) Evanchyk, Davenport; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Celestine Kehoe and Ruth (Don) Newberry; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Lorraine's obituary at

04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Leonarda Nykoluk, 92, Davenport, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Kahl Home, Davenport.
Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.
She was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Belarus, to Jan and Anastasia Maliszewski. She married John Nykoluk in 1947 in Germany. He died in 1996.
Survivors are son, Anatoli Nykoluk, Davenport; daughter, Marysia Wronka, Key Largo, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Ralph Mundhank, 76, of Davenport, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home in Clinton.
A memorial gathering is 4-7 p.m. Monday at Runge, Davenport. Cremation will follow.
He was born May 18, 1937, in Burnt Prairie, Ill., to Ralph and Lola Mundhank.
Survivors are daughters, Kim Mundhank, Waupaca, Wis., and Vicki Ferreyra, Clinton, Iowa; son, Lee, Clinton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Ed. He was preceded in death by an infant brother Charles; and sisters, Maxine Tyler and Velma Bennett.
04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Justin Michael "Bubba" Brummett, 31, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Linda "Lollyboo" Brooks, 62, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
04/19/2014, 9:06 pm Adalia Rose Wade, infant daughter of Felicia Lynn Shultz and William Andrew Wade, of Aledo, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg.
Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Aledo Cemetery. Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo is serving the family, and online condolences can be made at
She is survived by her parents; siblings, Dominic Wade and Briley Barr, both at home; maternal grandparents, Shawn and Doug Sproston, of Aledo, and George Shultz Jr., of Monmouth, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Trudy and Rodney Stegall, of Joy; several aunts, uncles and cousins.