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09/25/2014, 9:08 am Marjorie L. Paulsen, 95, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Michael R. Marolf, 64, of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Michael was born on July 20, 1950, in Moline, the son of Francis and Mary O'Farrell Marolf. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era and was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage to Sheila A. Gill on Aug. 29, 1987, in Bettendorf.
Mike had been retired for several years. He was a member of the VFW Post 9128 in Bettendorf. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, he also enjoyed bowling, golf and hunting. Most of all, Mike enjoyed the time spent with his family.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Sheila; two children; two stepchildren; seven grandchildren; multiple nieces and nephews; his father, Francis Marolf, Moline; his sister, Harveta Ryan, Silvis; his brother, Steven Marolf, Moline; and his beagle companion, Lucy.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Mike's obituary at

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Janet A. DeSmet, 78, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, after a brief illness.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1935, in Davenport, to Wilbur and Irma Cawiezell. She married Robert L. DeSmet on May 4, 1957. He died on Aug. 30, 2013.
Surviving are her children, Lynn Ann DeSmet, Leisha Barcus and Larry DeSmet; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Trillis Faye Cruys, 80, of Davenport, died Sept. 8, 2014.
Memorial services are 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. There is no visitation.
She was born on March 31, 1934, in Griffin, Ga., to Ernest and Gertrude Gardner Hancock. She married Carl Cruys on Dec. 19, 1954.
Surviving are her husband; children, Bart Raymond, Curt William and Carla Vanderheiden; grandsons, Joel Vanderheiden and Raymond Cruys; brother, William (Joyce) Hancock; and sister-in-law, Joan Wazell. Her parents preceded her in death.
09/25/2014, 9:08 am Barbara J. Connelly, 65, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Mildred S. "Millie" Reynolds, 96, a resident of Harbor Crest Home, Fulton, died Sept. 23, 2014, at the home.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Lusk Memorial Cemetery, Albany. Arrangements are by Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1918. She married Clarence R. Reynolds on Feb. 16, 1952. He died on Dec. 30, 2001.
She served as an Army nurse during World War II.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; siblings, Catherine Sweenie, Verner and Wilbur Carlson.

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Edwin Mays, 89, of Geneseo, formerly of Bloomington, Ill., left this earth on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Memorial services for Edwin will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo, with military honors by Don Cherry Post 5083 VFW, Geneseo. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a veterans charity of the donor's choice.
Edwin was born on June 30, 1925, in Bloomington. He married Elsie (Heck) Mays on Oct. 28, 1942, and raised three children, Charles (Christa) Mays, Alexandria, Ohio, Thomas (Patricia) Mays, Geneseo, and Linda Armenise, Geneseo. He was grandfather to four, Christie, Michael, Kendra and Angela, great-grandfather to eight and great-great-grandfather to two.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was active in the Church of the Nazarene throughout his life, which was one of service to others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings and his beloved, wife Elsie. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and one sister, Marilyn Mays, Bloomington.
He will be missed by all who knew him, always to be remembered for his kindred spirit.
Condolences may be left and video tribute viewed at Edwin's obituary at

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Funeral service for Joseph G. Gomez, 82, of Silvis, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.
Mr. Gomez died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Joe was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in the family home on Hero Street, Silvis, the son of Paul and Ruby Castro Gomez. He married Mary Beserra on Jan. 3, 1959, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves, U.S. Air Force, and ended his career in the U.S. Army, retiring at Fort Bragg, N.C., as a chief warrant officer in September, 1970. Joe had served during the Korean War and had been highly decorated. After leaving Fort Bragg, Joe sold cars at several local dealerships for a time, before ending up at the Rock Island Arsenal, where he retired in 1993.
He was organizer and first president of the Quad Cities Chapter 168 of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA). He was also past 8th District commander Department of Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), past commander, Rock Island County Council, Department of Illinois, VFW and past commander of VFW Post 8890, East Moline, attaining All State Post Commander recognition for the 1990-91 term. He was a life member of the VFW, KWVA, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Quad Cities Chapter and Vietnam Veterans of America, Quad Cities Chapter 299, Rock Island. Joe also served on former Silvis Mayor Lyle Lohse's Hero Street Park Task Force Committee and Silvis Pride Recognition Committee.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Gomez, Silvis; daughter, Andrea (Manuel) Gonzalez, Silvis; sons, Edward Gomez, Silvis, Louis Gomez, Chicago, and Gilbert (Quindalyn) Gomez, La Jolla, Calif.; grandchildren, Angelique (Michael) Forney, Olivia, Raquel, Jereme and Elisabeth Gonzalez; sisters, Mercedes (Frank) Segura, Silvis, Susan (Pete) Ortiz, East Moline, Rose (Lyle) Baeza, Sterling, Ill.; brothers, Paul (Linda) Gomez, East Moline, and Jim (Coleen) Gomez, Hampton; brother-in-law, Ron Raymond, Silvis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Virginia Raymond.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or for Masses.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Teangelo Garrard, 24, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Davenport.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Teangelo was born in Rock Island on Aug. 1, 1990, a son of Timothy Garrard Sr. and Felicia McBride. He graduated from Bettendorf High School in 2008 and was currently employed at O'Reilly Auto Parts.
Teangelo enjoyed drag racing his car, riding motorcycles, attending car shows, restoring vehicles and spending time with children, family and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Felicia McBride, Bettendorf; father, Timothy Garrard Sr., Davenport; son, Angelo Romero Beserra, Rock Island; brothers and sisters, Timeka Garrard, Timothy Garrard Jr., Davontae and Malik Ross, and Tyliyah Parrow; grandmother, Nellie McBride; his paternal grandparents; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Brittany Garrard, and grandfather, Preston McBride.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
09/25/2014, 9:08 am Justin Nelson, 42, of Moline, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services are 4 p.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, with visitation for two hours prior. Further arrangements are pending.

09/25/2014, 9:08 am Blanche Elizabeth Klein, known to her friends as Betty, went to be with Jesus on Aug. 3, 2014, in Anthem, Ariz., at the age of 95.
She was born in Fairfield, Iowa, on Feb. 8, 1919. After graduation from Fairfield High School on May 27, 1937, she moved to Moline to attend nursing school at the Moline Public Hospital. She graduated with a registered nursing degree on Sept. 24, 1940, and married Don Klein from Moline Nov. 28, 1940.
Betty held various positions at Moline Public Hospital, including head nurse of obstetrics and head nurse of cardiology. She retired in 1975, and moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., with her husband. She was active in the Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, serving for several years as a deacon. She served on the ladies craft circle and helped to raise money for various church ministries. She also spent time making Christmas stockings and ornaments for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren each year. Betty spent her life serving others as a gifted nurse, a loving wife, a wonderful mother of three, and a special grandmother.
Her husband, Don, preceded her in death, passing away on Nov. 25, 1997.
She is survived by her son, JD Klein and his wife, Diana, Johns Creek, Ga.; her son, Jerry Klein and his wife, Patty, Anthem, Ariz., and her daughter, Kathryn Klein Thomas and her husband, Tom Thomas, Fresno, Calif. She is also survived by grandchildren, Chris Klein and his wife, Danielle, Phoenix, Brittany Klein McDonald and her husband, Joe, Duluth, Ga., Jeff Klein and his wife, Adrienne, Decatur, Ga., Bryan Klein and his wife, Diana, Reno, Nev., Tara Thomas Broughton, Fresno, Calif., Beau Thomas, Fresno, and Luke Thomas, Fresno. She also had 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild born in July 2014.