August 1, 1931-February 2, 2018

DAVENPORT — Funeral services for Carol I. Mandas, 86, of Davenport will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel in Davenport. Burial will follow at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 5 to 7  p.m. at the mortuary. Mrs. Mandas died on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Friendship Manor in Rock Island.

Carol Irene Duncan was born on August 1, 1931, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Guy and Irene (Chandler) Duncan. She graduated from Muscatine High School with the class of 1949 and still remained active with the class gatherings and reunions. Wanting to be a nurse since she was a child and following her high school graduation, she enrolled in the former St. Luke's School of Nursing, graduating with the class of 1952. After meeting Myron N. Mandas as one of her patients in the hospital during her training, they were married on December 22, 1950, in West Liberty, Iowa. He preceded her in death in October 2007.

Mrs. Mandas was employed at Muscatine General Hospital, the former St. Luke's Hospital and, most recently, Genesis Medical Center. She loved growing up on the farm and enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was an avid trap shooter at the B & M Gun Club and also enjoyed bowling with several area leagues traveling to several state and national tournaments. She most especially enjoyed her twice a year fishing trips with her special group of friends, Marge D., Lois, Marge E., Sandy, Wanda, Micky and Char. Fishing all day and playing poker all night. She was an avid Hawkeye, Cubs and Bears fan. Carol loved to knit, embroider, and play poker, euchre and rummy. She played piano since the age of 6 and, most especially, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren at their school events.

Surviving members of the family include a daughter, Leslie (Jim) Cos of Rock Island; a son, John Mandas of West Salem, Oregon; five grandchildren,  Lindsey, Kristina, Christopher, Preston and Spencer; and two great-granddaughters, Karly and Zoey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Edward, in infancy.

The family wishes to express a special note of thanks to the Memory Care Unit and Silver Cross at Friendship Manor for their gentle and outstanding care.

Memorials may be made to the Genesis Education Nursing Scholarship.

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