Posted Online: July 22, 2006, 12:00 am

Obituaries for Sunday, July 23, 2006

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  • Julie O'Connor
  • Homer Rickey
  • Mabel Vincent
  • Howard Abel Jr.
  • Marguerite Cool
  • Ryan Linze
  • Dolores Shinners

  • Joseph Dulek

    Joseph R. Dulek, 98, of Rock Island, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island, where military honors will be conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Pius.

    Joseph was born May 26, 1908, in Plover, Wis., one of 12 children of John and Ida Kowalski Dulek Sr. He married Genevieve Guzzi Sept. 4, 1949, in Rock Island. She died Dec. 15, 1999.

    Joe had worked on the assembly line for Deere and Co. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and received the European African-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with four bronze battle stars, as well as the Asiatic Pacific Theater ribbon and the Philippine Liberation medal. Joe was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the Allouez Council 658 Knights of Columbus and the Father Edward J. Bader Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, who will make a chalice presentation during the funeral Mass.

    Survivors include sisters, Irene Boyer, Beatrice Mandry, Theresa Wachoviah and Angeline Garner, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Chester, Morris and John Jr.; sisters, Johanna Lila, Evelyn Repinski, Isabella Boyer and Hedy Nienow.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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    Robert Ewing

    Robert "Bob" John Ewing, 72, of Rock Island, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Pathway Hospice, Trinity at Terrace Park, Bettendorf, after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where American Legion Post 246, Moline, will conduct military rites. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pathway Hospice at Terrace Park.

    Bob was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Aledo, son of Roy and Eva Allen Ewing. He married Shirley Jean Etzel May 15, 1953, in Rock Island.

    Mr. Ewing retired from the former Farmall I.H., Rock Island in 1985, after 22 years.

    Bob was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.

    Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheree and Scott Williams, Moline, and Kimberly and Scott Langston, Gallup, N.M.; son, Mark Ewing, Balch Springs, Texas; grandchildren, Courtney and Craig Weeks, Austin Farrar, and Alex, Andrew and Elizabeth Langston; sisters, Lois Krueger, Margaret Seinfeldt and Edith Morgan, all of Aledo. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, June Hinderliter and Pauline Ewing; and brothers, Roy Jr. and William.

    Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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    Melvin Germain

    Melvin S. Germain, 96, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Rock Island, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at his residence.

    Arrangements are pending at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island.

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    Rosalee Smith

    Rosalee Smith, 86, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at her home surrounded by those who best knew and loved her.

    Services will be noon Tuesday, July 25, at Wayman AME, Rock Island. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. A wake will be held one hour prior to the service.

    Rosalee was born July 4, 1920, in Rock Island, daughter of Mack and Grace Stoner Clay. She married Louis Smith Sept. 18, 1978, in Chicago. He passed away Dec. 15, 1984.

    She was an attendant at Rogers Car Wash. Prior to this, she worked for United and American Steel in the South Chicago area. After retirement, she worked as a crossing guard for the public schools in Rock Island.

    In addition to her general support of the church, Rosalee was the choir director and piano player at Wayman AME for many years. She also enjoyed playing bingo. She loved children. She was everybody's friend.

    Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Allison, grandchildren, Lois, Nickolas and Kenneth Allison and Tellisa Lowery, all of Rock Island; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Clay, San Francisco, Calif.; and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

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    Cory Weistart

    Cory Weistart, son of Tonya Weistart, Rock Island, died at birth Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Trinity 7th Street BirthPlace, Moline.

    Arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley.

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    John Spiegel

    John Spiegel, 55, of Pace, Fla., passed away on July 3, 2006, after an extended illness.

    Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, on Arsenal Island, Rock Island. Please meet with the family at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Isabel Bloom, 1501 River Drive, Moline, for the funeral procession.

    John was born May 29, 1951, to Norman and Mary Spiegel. He graduated from Moline High School.

    John served four years in the U.S. Navy. He then became a firefighter for NAS Whidbey Fire Department in Oak Harbor, Wash., from 1973-1994. He transferred to Fairbanks, Alaska, at Fort Wainwright and retired as assistant fire chief in 1999. His retirement was spent in Cody, Wyo., Moline, and Pace. John enjoyed many things in life, such as fishing, hunting, skiing and traveling. The things that brought him most happiness were being with family and friends.

    John is survived by Debbie, his wife of 27 years; his daughter, Melissa Blake and her husband, Mark, Las Vegas, Nev.; his son, Sean Spiegel, Pace; his grandsons, Garron and Leityn Blake, Las Vegas; his mother, Mary Spiegel, Moline; his sisters, Janet Jensen and husband, Marshall, East Moline, Judy Lavell and husband, Jim, Rock Island, Jane White and husband, Buck, Davenport, Joan Hein and husband, Stu, East Troy, Wis.; his brothers, Jeff Spiegel and wife, Penny, Moline, Jerry Spiegel and wife, Deanna, Coal Valley. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. His father, Norman Spiegel, preceded him in death.

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    Marian Gray

    Marian M. Gray, 84, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of East Moline, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Mesa.

    Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, where further arrangements are pending.

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    Donald Welch

    Donald A. Welch, 70, of East Moline, died peacefully Friday, July 21, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.

    As Donald wished, a private family service will be held on Monday and there will be no visitation. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established to plant trees and bushes in Donald's memory at the Summit Ridge Condominiums. Memorials may be sent to Harold Kendall, Unit 4A, 1800 7th St., East Moline, IL 61244.

    Don was born March 20, 1936, in Moline to Arthur and Isabelle Allen Welch. He married Ruth Ann Damm Nov. 26, 1955.

    Don retired in 2001 as the manger of Summit Ridge Condominiums, East Moline. Don was active for more than 40 years in the Colona Boy Scouts and community service.

    Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann; daughters and sons-in-law, Kerri and Phil Pancrazio, Silvis, and Diane and Mark Nelson, Bettendorf; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Penny Welch, Colona; grandchildren, Matthew Welch, Andrea and her husband, Les Coons, Valerie Pancrazio and David Nelson.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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    Chrystal Davis

    Chrystal L. Davis, 97, of Coal Valley, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.

    Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Further arrangements are pending.

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    Richard Bowen

    Richard H. Bowen, 55, of Mexico Beach, Fla., formerly of Colona, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at his residence.

    Arrangements are pending at Family Funeral Services, Colona.

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    David Chenoweth I

    David W. Chenoweth I, 50, of Sherrard, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. It was David's wish that his body be cremated following the service. Memorials may be made to the family.

    Mr. Chenoweth was born March 25, 1956, in Perry, Iowa, son of Floyd and Marguerite Ginrich Chenoweth. David had been married to DeAnn Hall. They married June 3, 1978, in Matherville.

    He worked for Langman Construction Co. as a superintendent for 14 years, before retiring in 1997. He was a member of Local 309, the Elk Foundation, Quad City Chapter. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing.

    Survivors and spouses include daughter, Monica and Chad Hofmann, Andalusia; son, David W. Chenoweth II, Milan; grandchildren, Abbie and Ethan Hofmann, Hanna Hultgren, along with one due in December; sisters, Janet and John O'Hare, Tucson, Ariz., Mary and Bryan Galivan, Perry, Carol and Bruce Marshall, Tucson, Kathryn and Randy Pentico, Perry; brothers, Charles and Terry Chenoweth, Barnun, Wyo., Floyd and Muriel Chenoweth Jr., West Burlington, Iowa, Donald and Mary Jo Chenoweth, Apopka, Fla., Jake and Dolorez Chenoweth, Cottonwood, Ariz., Herman and Sheila Chenoweth, Afton, Iowa, Harold and Pam Chenoweth, Longwood, Fla., Dennis and Janell Chenoweth, Afton, Kenneth and Shellie Chenoweth, Fairgrove, Mo., Oral Chenoweth, Missouri, and Christopher Chenoweth, Omaha, Neb.; many nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Debbie Britton, Sherrard, and her children, Michelle Viager, Viola, and Mark Britton, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and her grandchildren, Kayla, Cole, Mallory and Amber; good friend, Kevin McMeekan, whom the family would like to thank for being there. David was preceded in death by his parents.

    Online condolences may be left at

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    Robert Johnson

    Robert L. Johnson, 55, of Dalton City, Ill., formerly of Edgington, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at his residence.

    Arrangements are pending at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion, Ill.

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    Steven Kuehnel

    The family of Steven Kuehnel would like to invite all family and friends to a memorial in his honor at 7 p.m. July 28 at Moline Evangelical Church, 3910 13th St., Moline.

    Steve died June 15, 2006, near his home in Trinidad, Calif. He was a native of the Quad-Cities, graduating from United Township High School, East Moline, in 1971.

    Steve is survived by his wife, Karri; his parents, David and Marianne Kuehnel; his sister, Debra Reidy; two nephews, Jonathon and Robert Reidy.

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    Julie O'Connor

    Julie E. O'Connor, 56, of Geneseo, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

    Arrangements are pending at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo.

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    Homer Rickey

    Homer A. Rickey, 84, of Seaton, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo.

    Arrangements are pending at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo.

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    Mabel Vincent

    Mabel T. Vincent, 96, of Cambridge, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. John Vidakovich will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cambridge United Methodist Church or Cambridge Academic Foundation.

    The former Mabel Ericson was born Feb. 9, 1910, in rural Bishop Hill, daughter of August Godfrey and Lulu Johnson Ericson. She was educated in rural schools and graduated from Galva High School. Her marriage to Fred W. Vincent took place on Dec. 10, 1931, in Cambridge. He died March 10, 1992. Mabel was a homemaker, and she and her husband had farmed in the Cambridge area until retiring.

    She was a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church. Her special interests included bowling, crocheting, playing cards, gardening and playing the piano for dances. Mabel had won many blue ribbons for baking at the Henry County Fair. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Survivors include a daughter, Janice Reed, Cambridge; a son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Susan Vincent, Punta Gorda, Fla.; four grandchildren (and spouses), Tammy (Bryan) Horberg, Cambridge, Karey (Josh) Fryer, Ferndale, Mich., Kristen Vincent, Tampa, Fla., Ryan Vincent, Orlando, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren. Her parents, her husband, three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

    A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Mabel's obituary at

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    Howard Abel Jr.

    Howard Abel Jr., 83, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Davenport, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Phoenix.

    Services will be Tuesday at Tempe Mortuary, Tempe, Ariz. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Davenport Memorial Park. Local arrangements are by Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

    He was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Corydon, Iowa. He arried Betty Mae O'Dette May 3, 1944. She died in 1995.

    Survivors include his son, James, and his wife, Gina, three granddaughters, Jaycie, Jordan and Jade Abel, all of Phoenix.

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    Marguerite Cool

    Marguerite M. Cool, 81, of Davenport, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Davenport.

    Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

    She was born March 24, 1925, in Davenport to Ferdinand and Kathryn Hoover Karstens.

    Surviving are daughters, Barbara Jean Stanger, Marian Ammons, both of Davenport, Geri Slade, Fort Pierce, Fla.; son, Steven J. Cool, Jensen Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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    Ryan Linze

    Funeral services for Ryan C. Linze, 28, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline.

    Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers and gifts, a memorial fund has been established for his children.

    Ryan died Friday, July 21, 2006, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of injuries received in a tragic fall while trimming a tree.

    Ryan was born May 14, 1978, in Silvis, son of Gary and Rose Harrington Linze. He married Dana Hisle May 13, 2006, in Rock Island.

    He worked the past 12 years and currently was a manager of Village Inn on 53rd Street, Moline. Ryan had a great work ethic and was a Chicago Cubs fan. He was a wonderful father and loved his children deeply.

    Survivors include his wife, Dana Linze, Davenport; sons, Zane Micheal, Izeah Gabriel and Zakari Cain Linze, all at home; parents, Rose and Gary Linze, Moline; sisters and brother-in-law, Sarah Linze, Moline, Becky and Michael Grems, Coal Valley; brother and his partner, Jason Linze and Gary Mariman, Rock Island. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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    Dolores Shinners

    Services for Dolores A. Shinners, 78, of Davenport, are 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Davenport.

    Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.

    She died Friday, July 21, 2006, at Genesis East, Davenport.

    She was born Nov. 13, 1927. She married Charles H. Shinners April 8, 1951.

    Surviving are her husband; children, Marilyn Doerrfeld, Georgetown, Texas, Janet Gau, Davenport, Kent, Fort Mill, S.C., Jerry, Davenport; sister, Elaine Sanger, Clarence, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandsons.

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