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09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Helen F. Potach, 90, of Davenport, formerly of Omaha, Neb., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Ann McCarthy Weber, 61, of Davenport, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at her home following a sudden illness.
Arrangements are pending at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Dale L. Lightfoot, 67, of Davenport, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Sept. 9, 2014, at his home.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday at Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport, is handling arrangements.
He married Pam Foht. He later married Mary Brody. He later married Jennifer Bartolotta.
Surviving are his wife, Dubuque; children, Dale M., Doug, Danny, Loran, Michael and Patrick; stepdaughters, Alicia Cook and Jenna and Kaitlynn Bowman; nine grandchildren; five sisters; and one brother.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Steven John Jockisch, 56, of Davenport, died Sept. 11, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
He was born Nov. 22, 1957, in Beardstown, Ill., to Jack and Evelyn Jockisch.
He was a Christian musician who played at several local churches.
Survivors include his children, Kristen Jockisch, Pearson, Ga., and Steven, Jacksonville, Fla; grandson, Skylar Shaw; mother, Evelyn Quick, Davenport; stepmother, Lucille Jockisch; two brothers; and three sisters including, Dena Schafter, Davenport.
09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Lailiana Annebelle Hickman, infant daughter of Briana Atwater and Walter Hickman, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Following cremation, services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran, Davenport, with visitation 10 to 11 a.m.
Surviving are her parents; brother, Zamarion Hickman; grandparents, Andrea Atwater, Corey Hillman and Alberta Hickman; great-grandparents, Rick (Sherry) Atwater, Janet (Merle) Keppy, Nellie Gladfelter and Rex (Kim) Hillman; and aunts and uncles, Sabrina Rivera, Tiffany Fahrenkrug, Ben (Tweety) Wilson, Darrious (Moneq) Bolton, Ederick (Keya) Brown, Roderick (Ashley) Brown, Landie Wilson and Benisha Hickman.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Ruth A. Farnsworth, 76, of Davenport, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehab, Clinton, Iowa.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Runge, Davenport, with visitation at 9 a.m.
She was born Dec. 19, 1937, in Davenport, to Raymond and Ruby Eklund. She married Rolland Blind in 1957, divorcing in 1970. She married Gene Farnworth Sr. in 1983.
Surviving are her husband; children, Jeff Blind and Lynne Trevisan; stepchildren, Gene Jr., Janie Ann Horner, Douglas, and their respective children; and brother, Robert Eklund.
09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Annetta Ruth Berger, 88, of Walcott, formerly of Davenport, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Kahl Home, Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Mary E. Thomas, 79, of Colona, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Mary was born on June 15, 1935, in Bloomington, Ill., the daughter of Richard C. and Myrtle J. Williams Quinn. She married Charles Anderson in 1954, in Davenport. She later married George Thomas on Oct. 18, 1975, in Milan, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1988.
Mary worked as a spray painter for I.H. and later as a machine operator at QC Die Casting in Moline. Between positions, she worked as a waitress. After retiring from QC Die Casting in 1997, Mary went on to work as a teacher's aide for Colona Grade School.
Mary was a member of the Colona Lioness Club and the Colona 300 Supper Club. She was a people person who enjoyed visiting and traveling.
Survivors include her son, Charles E. Anderson, Galesburg; daughters, Lorrie (Curt) Welsh, Rock Island, Linda (Jack) Loving, Wilton, Iowa; half-brother, Jeremy Anderson, Moline; granddaughter, Brandi Welsh, Rock Island; and sister, Frances (Leroy) Freeze, Colona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George, and four sisters.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Reuben V. Lempke, 98, of Cambridge, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
Private funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. Todd Smith officiated. Burial was at Bishop Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Reuben Lempke Memorial Fund.
Reuben was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Cambridge Township, Henry County, the son of Albert E. and Ida E. Carlson Lempke. He was educated in the rural area school system. Reuben worked for Minneapolis-Moline in his early years and then was a farm hand for area farmers and nurseries.
Those surviving are friends, Jim Crouch and Tammy McBee, both of Andover; and cousins. His parents; two brothers, Harry and Irvey Lempke; a sister, Bertha Freet; and an infant sister, Esther, preceded him in death.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting Reuben's obituary at stackhousemoore.com.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Warren G. Edwards, 91, of Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Richmond, Va., formerly of Fulton, died Sept. 11, 2014, at the nursing center.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fulton Presbyterian Church. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes, Fulton. Burial is at Fulton Township Cemetery, Fulton.
He was born July 26, 1923. He married Rosemary E. Johannsen on June 23, 1946. She died on Jan. 23, 2003.
Surviving are his children, Linda (Steve) Stuart, Huntersville, N.C., and Richard "Rick" (Kathy) Edwards.

09/16/2014, 10:53 pm Robert E. Cewe, 95, of Port Byron, passed on Sept. 15, 2014, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, to be with his Lord and beloved wife, Vaden. His son, Jim, and daughter, Jan, were at his bedside.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Zion Lutheran Church, 17628 Hubbard Road, East Moline. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund or Zion Lutheran Little Lambs Pre-School.
Robert was born on Aug. 25, 1919, in East Moline, to Frank Sylvester Cewe and Christle Schlueter Cewe. He met the love of his life, Vaden E. Meeske, in the winter of 1939 at Devinney's Skating Pond in Hampton. From September 1940 to November 1946, Robert was a first class gunner's mate serving on the USS West Virginia naval ship. He was a World War II survivor and was at the Hawaiian Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. At present, Robert was one of only three Pearl Harbor survivors left in the Quad-Cities. On his second leave to home, he married Vaden E. Meeske on July 11, 1945, in Hampton.
Robert was especially proud of his uncle, Fred R. Schlueter, who served as Rock Island County Sheriff from 1930-34 and 1938-42. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked at International Harvester, East Moline, for 37 years, retiring in 1982. He and Vaden had a small acreage farm in Port Byron.
Robert was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, East Moline, the Coe-Lamb American Legion Post, Port Byron, and the VFW Post, East End Club and Friends Circle, all in Moline.
Surviving are his daughter, Jan Erikson-Vroman (B.J.), Moline; son, James R. (Melinda) Cewe, Port Byron; grandchildren, Chad Joshua (Victoria), Micah James (Trina), Brian Jacob (Shannon), Tobiah Joel (Jess), Dana Justin, Erik Josiah and Olivia Jean; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Carson, Tenley, Taedyne, Keira, Conner and Cooper; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife; brother, Earl; sister and brother-in-law, Jack and Evelyn Cewe-Hanson; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, LaVerne and Marlese Meeske. May he rest in peace with the Lord's light surrounding him and his loved ones. At last they are together again!
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. O'Donnell, and the nurses and caregivers at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for the awesome care they gave Dad during his last three months.
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