Don Pogue

Don Pogue

BETTENDORF - Don D. Pogue, 77, a resident of Bettendorf, died Thursday, December 9, 2010, at his residence. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport, where he was a member. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Monday at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village or the Alzheimer's Association.

Don was born January 22, 1933, in Shelbyville, Ill., the son of Stanley and Ethel (Garman) Pogue. He graduated from high school in Decatur, Ill., and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Millikin University in Decatur in June of 1954.

Don was united in marriage to Janet M. Mueller on June 13, 1954, in Decatur. He then served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged.

Don and Janet raised their family in Naperville, Ill. He was employed as a regulatory manager for the former Illinois Bell Telephone Company in Chicago. They then retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, in 1994, and moved to Bettendorf in 2009.

Those left to honor his memory include his beloved wife of 56 years, Janet; his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bob Gaster of Bettendorf, Cindy and Dave Harms of Iowa City, Iowa, and Donna and Loran Ruhnow of Spring, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Molly Pogue of Taylor Lake Village, Texas; his grandchildren, Adrienne (Tristan) Agre, Claire (Chad) Walker, Jacob Gaster, Eric Harms, Jeff (Amanda) Ruhnow, Angela Ruhnow, Bethany Ruhnow, Megan Pogue, Brandon Pogue and Sandi Pogue; his great-grandchildren, Aliya Agre and Selah Agre; and his sister, Ella Guymon of Decatur.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his sisters, Esther Reynolds and Eva Thatcher, and his brother, Dale Pogue.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Fountains Memory Unit for all their assistance during this time.

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