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07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Ed Reaves, 57, of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Weerts, Davenport. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Weerts. Burial is at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.
Ed was born in 1956 in Atlanta, Ga., to Clyde and Connie Reaves. He married Cindy Moseley on April 23, 1982.
Surviving are his wife; son, Justin, Davenport; grandson, Jayden; mother, Connie Smith, Georgia; sisters, Sharon Buzzell, Oregon, Linda Shedd, Georgia; brother, Larry Smith, Georgia.

07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Ed G. Viager, 84, of Geneseo, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Funeral services will be noon Friday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, with visitation two hours before service time. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.
Ed was born June 20, 1930, in Moline, son of Edward and Meta Stahl Viager. He married Margie Lear in Cambridge.
Ed retired from International Harvester and enjoyed farming.
Survivors include his wife, Margie; children, Jeff, Moline, James, Gerald and Loretta, all of Geneseo; grandchildren, Nolan Henderson, Jonathan and Thomas Viager; sister, Doris Morris, East Moline; and brother, Roger Viager, Aledo. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Holly; brothers, Donald and Richard; and a sister, Darla.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Maxine M. Ritch, 86, of Brighton, Mich., formerly of Geneseo, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Caretel Inns of Brighton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 21. at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 225 E. Park St. Geneseo. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Geneseo.
Maxine Higgerson was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Elkville, Ill., daughter of Luther and Leona Russell Higgerson. She was united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1946, to Dwight Ritch in Elkville. He died on March 11, 2009.
Maxine was a homemaker and she was a member of First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, and the UMW and enjoyed volunteering at the church. She also enjoyed reading and playing cards and was a member of bridge groups.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Neil Patterson, Pinckney, Mich.; grandsons, Michael (Wynne) Patterson, Pocatello, Idaho, and Brian (Kristina) Patterson, Perrysburg, Ohio; and five great-grandchildren, Ava, Brenna and Kyran and Evan and Kaitlin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers and four sisters.
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07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Dorothy I. McDowell, 99, of North Henderson, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Ill.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at North Henderson United Methodist Church, with visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Burial is at Mount Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. Hoover-Hall, Alexis, is handling arrangements.
She was born April 18, 1915, to Peter and Anna Holmes. She married Wayne McDowell on May 10, 1934. He died June 3, 1980.
Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Fox Watson, North Henderson; sons, Gary McDowell, North Henderson, and Terry (Elaine) McDowell, East Galesburg; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Helen Grace Freberg, 93, of Kewanee, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Kewanee Care Home.
Arrangements are pending at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee.
07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Marjorie Brummitt, 88, of East Moline, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Bickford of Davenport.
Arrangements are pending at Van Hoe Funeral Home East Moline.

07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Funeral services for George H. Baayen Jr., 86, of East Moline, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Baayen died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.
George was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Eldon, Iowa, son of George Sr. and Sarah Delta Harding Baayen. He married Twila Laughlin. He later married Alice (Allman) Stearns on March 30, 1952, in Lancaster, Mo.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. George was very proud of his service to his country and had enjoyed every minute of it. He retired from the Rock Island Lines March 30, 1980, as a switchman.
He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, where he had been very active. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Alice Baayen, East Moline; daughter, Ava (Victor) Andrews, Savanna, Mo.; son, Bob (JoEllen) Stearns, Murphy, N.C.; grandchildren, Aaron Snook, Father Michael Stearns and Christopher (Candius) Stearns; great-grandchildren, Jenna, Anna, Michael, Steven, Sam and David Stearns.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Martin Stearns; and sisters, Willa Mae Bostwick and Virginia Rose Baayen.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
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07/16/2014, 5:37 pm David J. Martin, 45, formerly of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.

07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Annagene Markin, 88, of Largo, Fla., died June 30, 2014, at Barrington Senior Living, Largo.
A celebration of life was held July 10 at Elks Club, Largo. Burial was in Seymour, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Sun Coast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Iowa, daughter of James and Sylvia Allison Monteith. She graduated from Seymour High School. She married Leonard Markin on April 10, 1958, in Rock Island. He passed away April 20, 2007.
She worked in the engineering department for Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Rock Island. She loved bingo, activities at the Elks and shopping!
Survivors include her sisters-in-law, Ruth Monteith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Mary Bermal, Muscatine; many nieces and nephews, including Helen Drain, Coal Valley, Freda Kinman, East Moline, Donna Phillips, Silvis, and Robert Monteith, Port Byron, and Marcia Stark, formerly of the Quad-Cities.
Special thanks to Mrs. Markin's friends, Anthony Montecalvo, Kelly Moore, Mose and Diana Workman, all of Largo.

07/16/2014, 5:37 pm Jacob D. "Jake" Antros, 12, of Bourbonnais, Ill., passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center, Bourbonnais.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. His funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley, Ill. The Rev. Tony Nugent will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow at Maternity BVM Catholic Cemetery, Bourbonnais. Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born July 1, 2002, in Chicago, son of Peter and Nikki Duarte Antros. Jake enjoyed riding and working on his bike and his scooter. He liked swimming, playing soccer and camping. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving are his parents, Peter and Nikki Antros, Bourbonnais; his brother, Andrew, Bourbonnais; his sister, Nina, Bourbonnais; maternal grandparents, Nicholett and Moises Duarte, Peoria, Ill., formerly of Moline; paternal grandparents, Mike and Cheryl Antros, Bourbonnais; maternal great-grandmother, Dona Gorny, Benton, Ill.; paternal great-grandmother, Dolores LeBeau, Danforth, Ill.; two aunts, Sonya Duarte, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Ashley and Ross Eckhardt, Bourbonnais; one uncle, Aaron Duarte, Iowa City; and many cousins, including his first cousin, Tyson Eckhardt, Bourbonnais.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Donald LeBeau.
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07/15/2014, 10:46 pm Diana Mary Wenndt, 51, of Davenport, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill., following a lengthy illness/hospital stay.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. with a viewing starting at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf, IA 52722. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a vigil service following at 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial in 4200 First Avenue N.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Diana was born on Nov. 27, 1962, in Algona, Iowa. She married Sharm Wenndt on July 10, 1993 in Whittemore, Iowa.
Diana graduated from University of Northern Iowa and got her Masters of Education from Mary Crest in Davenport, Iowa. Diana began her teaching career in Ottumwa. Upon her marriage they moved to Osceola and she taught in the Murray Community School District. From there, they moved to Cedar Rapids where she taught at College Community School District. In 2000 they moved to Davenport where she was a teacher at North Scott Community School District.
Surviving is her husband of 21 years, Sharm Wenndt; 12 brothers and sisters, David (Joleen) Erpelding, Lake View, Iowa, Therese Erpelding, West Des Moines, Gene (Shelly) Erpelding, Edgeley, N.D., Jerome Erpelding, Pierz, Minn., Mark (Melinda) Erpelding, Algona, Dennis (Fon) Erpelding, Indianapolis, Ind., Duane Erpelding, Algona, Sue(Dan) Schmitz, Des Moines, identical twin sister, Donna (Joe) Henkels, Granger, Iowa, Karen (Mike) Kordick, Norwalk, Iowa, Lou (Coe) Erpelding, Winterset, Iowa, and Kevin (Denise) Erpelding, Washington; mother-in-law, Eleanor "Ellie" Wenndt, Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law Cindy (Todd) Hutcheson, Marion, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews. Diana was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Mary Katherine Erpelding of Whittemore; and father-in-law, Lavern Wenndt.