Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Herbert Bethurem, 95, of Aledo, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at his home.
Per his wishes, there will be no services. Private burial will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Speer Funeral Home, Aledo, is assisting the family.
Herb was born on Oct. 25, 1917, in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Emma Jean Allison in 1940. She preceded him in death in 1996. Herb married Linda M. (Franck) Bieri on Jan. 1, 2000, in Aledo.
Herb was a 1936 graduate of Rock Island High School. He served in the United States Army in World War II as a combat engineer. He retired in 1971 from the Rock Island Arsenal.
Herb was a member of the AF & AM Lodge 57, Moline Consistory, Kaaba Shrine, Oak View Country Club and the Black Hawk Shrine Club.
Herb is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Patricia Lehner, Bettendorf; son, William (Margo) Bethurem, Forest, Va.; sister, Nancy Jostand, Davenport; two grandsons; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by four stepsons and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marion; brothers, Van and Jack; granddaughter, Leslie; and his first wife, Emma.
Condolences may be left at www.speerfuneralhome.com.