Shirley L. Atnip

DAVENPORT — Shirley L. Atnip, 81, of Davenport, passed away at her home. A Celebration of Life gathering will be noon Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Online condolences may be made at

Shirley was born on June 19, 1935, in Rome, Georgia. She was a Quad-City resident for most of her life.

She is survived by one son, Edward (Mary Anne) Burleson, Fort Wayne, Indiana; one daughter, Jena Prieto, San Angelo, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, June Green, Rome, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her life partner, Joann Harder.

Charlotte Wren McDermott

 DeWITT, Iowa — Charlotte Wren McDermott left an indelible mark on the lives of her family and so many others before she slipped away silently on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Private family services will be held at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, LeClaire.

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her mom and dad, Luke and Lisa Brunie-McDermott; her incredibly wise big brother, Jack; grandparents Mark and Cathy Brunie, Floral Park NYC; and Tom and Liz McDermott, LeClaire.

She is now being lovingly fought over in heaven by Her Big Bom, Grandma Mac and Grandma Brunie.

The family is grateful for the compassionate care of Dr. Harker and the entire Genesis Labor and Delivery staff, especially Connie.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, always remember to be grateful for your blessings, large and small and remember that nothing is promised. Be kind.

Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to the Luke, Lisa and the family by visiting baby Charlotte’s obituary at

Phyllis Rowland

BETTENDORF — Phyllis Rowland, 91, of Bettendorf, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Iowa Masonic Home. Phyllis was born in 1924 in Mitchell, South Dakota, to Neiel and Eleanor Nye. She graduated from Mitchell Business College. After graduation from college, at the age of 20, she came to the Rock Island Arsenal to assist and work for the war effort. She had a long career in the office and as a cashier with the former Geifman Foods in Davenport. She also owned and managed several properties in Davenport.

She married Eugene D. Troxell, who preceded her in death. She later married Elmer Rowland in 1981 and he died in 1996. Phyllis loved to travel and enjoyed her many friends in Bettendorf and Davenport, as well as the many friends she and Elmer spent time with in Florida. In her later years, she loved to have visitors to her home and welcomed any out-of-town relatives and friends.

Survivors include her step-daughter, Nancy (Robert) Goodsman, Indianapolis; step-son Richard (Susan) Rowland, Milwaukee; grandchildren, Mark (Andrea) Goodsman, Indianapolis, Michael (Michele) Goodsman, Indianapolis, Scott (Lindsey) Rowland, Minneapolis, and Kelly Rowland, Milwaukee; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, and Joshua Goodsman, Indianapolis, Caitlyn and Aaron Rowland, Minneapolis; nieces and nephews, William Nye II, Cantrall, Illinois, Cathy Nye, Evergreen, Colorado, Susan (Jeff) Eggert, Conway, Arkansas, Jim Nye, Coralville, Iowa, Jerry Nye, Coralville, Tom Nye, Oak Park, California, and Don (Tracy) Nye, Coralville; and many great nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her son, Mark John Troxell; brother, William Nye,;sister-in-law, Catherine Nye; and nephew, Robert Nye.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1140 E. High St., Davenport. The Rev. John Grebner will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Rowland family at

Oliver B. “Ollie” Stoltenberg

MOLINE — Oliver B. “Ollie” Stoltenberg, 91, of Moline, formerly of Davenport, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Private burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Ollie was born April 18, 1925, in Davenport, the son of Gilbert and Adella Stoltenberg. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. In 1994, he retired following 27 years of service at Lujack's. Prior to that he had been employed by the Sieg Co. He married Charlene Isaacson on Nov. 30, 2002, at Salem Lutheran Church in Moline, where he was also a member. His hobbies included card playing, golfing and motorcycling.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene; two step-sons, Dennis and Jim Isaacson; step-daughter, Sharon Isaacson; a brother, Curtis Stoltenberg and two nieces. He was preceded by his previous wife, Romelle, in 1994.

Mildred L. Taylor

DAVENPORT — Mildred L. Taylor, 86, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Services to celebrate her life will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, United Marriage Encounter, or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

Mildred was born in 1930 in Davenport to Joseph and Winona Proffitt. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the former Marycrest College. Mildred was united in marriage to Dean Taylor on Oct. 18, 1952, in Davenport.

Mildred taught for more than 30 years in the Davenport School System. After teaching, she worked for 12 years as a special education consultant with the AEA before retiring.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader, and participated in the Befriender Group. She was also a member of the Scott Retired Teachers and retired AEA Group, Delta Kappa Gamma, Golden Tones (CASI singing group), and Women’s Investment Group. Mildred also volunteered at Genesis East and the American Red Cross, and she and her husband were also involved with United Marriage Encounter.

Survivors include her husband of more than 63 years, Dean Taylor Sr.; daughters, Cynthia (Mark) Meinert and Deborah (Jim)Taylor; son, Dean Taylor Jr.; grandchildren, Sarah (Matt) Hayman, Luke (Gina) Meinert, Thomas (Jess) Taylor and Andrew (Elizabeth) Taylor; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Tyler Hayman, Avery Taylor, and Kai Meinert; and a sister-in-law, Connie Proffitt.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by four brothers.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the Taylor family by visiting this obituary at

Leo S. Kerker

ROCK ISLAND — Leo S. Kerker, 85, of Rock Island, died peacefully at home Sunday, July 24, 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church or to the Handicapped Development Center.

Leo was born April 5, 1931, in Rock Island, a son of Kenneth L. and Marie Saunders Kerker. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1949 and from Regis College, Denver, in 1953. While at Regis he married Beverly A. Huber, also a member of St. Joe's Class of '49.

After 37 years in the wholesale and retail clothing business, Leo retired in 1989. He spent the rest of his life doing volunteer work, and, together with Bev, enjoying their family.

Leo is survived by his wife; children (and spouses), Barb Wallace, Davenport, Ken (Carol) Kerker, Eldridge, Alice (Dave) Jones, Muscatine, Kris (Brad) Ruggles, Rock Island, Mary Gantzer, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Mike (Kathleen) Kerker, Castle Pines, Colorado; grandchildren, Sara (Greg) Green, Christine (Michael) Dittmer, Michelle (Michael) Delaney, Stephanie (Jesse) Houseman, Kit and Claire Kerker, Alex, Jordan, Pete, and Sydney Ruggles, Justin and Owen Gantzer, Allison and Thomas Kerker; great-grandchildren, Grace, Cael, Kennedi and Hudson Green, Harleigh Dittmer, Patrick and Connor Delaney, Carter, Ella and Harper Houseman, Eisley Ruggles; brothers and sisters, Sr. Alice Kerker BVM, Dubuque, Martha (Don) Claver, Holiday, Florida, Myra Kleinschmidt, East Moline, James (Bev) Kerker, Seminole, Florida, Carol Sigler, Rock Island, and Sylvia (Ron) Pollard, Cloverdale, California.

Leo was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn; his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ann and Ernest Huber; his sisters, Mary Norton and Rita Williams; and his son-in-law, Doug Wallace.

Online condolences may be left at

William “Bill” M. Bartscher

WALCOTT, Iowa — William “Bill” M. Bartscher, 64, of Walcott, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Hein Manor, Durant.

Bill was born March 2, 1952, to Lester W. and Cornelia (James) Bartscher in Davenport. Bill graduated from Bennett High School in 1970.

Bill retired from Alcoa in 2004. He enjoyed watching old movies and "Dr. Who." He enjoyed gardening. He was well known at Slaby's Bar and Grill.

Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. Services will follow at 11:30 a.m.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sister, Janet Freyermuth of Collins, Iowa; his brothers, Michael Bartscher of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lawrence (Bonnie) Bartscher of Davenport, and James (Rebecca) Bartscher of Slater, Iowa; and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

Online remembrances and condolences may be left at

Mary Thompson

ROCK ISLAND — Mary A. Thompson, 73, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation is  4–7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Humility of Mary Shelter, Davenport.

Mary was born March 21, 1943, in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of Denis and Mary (Wall) Costello. She married David L. Thompson Sr. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1998. Mary was employed at Bituminous Insurance, Rock Island, as a supervisor for 35 years, retiring in 2011.

She is survived by her sons, Dave (Tiffani) Thompson, Las Vegas, Tim (Mary) Thompson, Coal Valley, and Jeff (Evelyn) Thompson, Costa Rica; daughter, Cindy (Steve) McKinley, Colona; many grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Ann Hastings, Chicago, Rena Carew, California, Marian Moylan, Chicago, and Noreen Sullivan, Arizona; and brothers, John Costello and Dan Costello, both of Ireland. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty Murphy, and brothers, Tony Costello and Joseph Costello.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Merritt R. Quick

 BETTENDORF — Merritt R. Quick, 87, of Bettendorf, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016, at his home in Bettendorf.

Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Clinton, he was the son of Russell Burdell and Mae Rose Daly Quick. On Nov. 12, 1982, he married Francene Larson Thacker in Las Vegas.

He was an Iowa state patrolman for 11½ years and the Des Moines County sheriff for 10½ years. He was owner-operator of Quick Guard Security for 21 years in Las Vegas. He retired in 1994 and moved to Bettendorf. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Merritt served in the U.S. Naval Air Force for two years.

Survivors include his wife; sons, David (Karen) Thacker of Denver, Colorado, Clarence (Sandy) Thacker of Burlington, Iowa; daughters, Linda (Jeff) Kokjohn of Houston and Connie (Gary) Cornic of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers, John Quick of California, Wayne Quick of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Todd (Amy) Cornic, Brent (Leslie) Cornic, Rebekah (Travis) Lawrence, Katheryn (Jason) Wright, Ashley Thacker, Cody (Ashley) Thacker, Alexandria Kokjohn and Kyle Kokjohn; great-grandchildren, Geoffrey, Lauren, Aryton, Tanner, Boston, Alivia, Emma, Jayden, Kinley, Avaiah, Aylah, Clyde and one, Channing, on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Bonnie Sue Swanson; brothers, Donald, Joseph and Allan Quick; and sister, Eleanor Schatz.

Cremation was entrusted to the care of Prugh-Thielen Crematory.

A graveside ash committal service for Mr. Quick was held Tuesday, July 19, in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, with the Rev. Father Bill Roush officiating. Full military honors were rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory took care of the arrangements for the Quick family.

Dorothy Weggen

MUSCATINE — Dorothy M. Weggen, 96, of Muscatine, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Sunnybook at Muscatine.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. before the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences:

Dorothy was born May 29, 1920, daughter of Stuart and Nellie Roseman Houvenagle and was a lifelong resident of Muscatine. She married Donald L. Weggen on June 27, 1947, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death April 3, 2001. She retired in 1980 from Grain Processing Corporation as a sales administrator. Dot’s best times were traveling with Don, which always included a little dancing and shopping.

Those left to honor her memory include her son, Jim Weggen (Sandy), of Muscatine; a daughter-in-law, Karen Weggen of Bastrop, Texas; grandchildren, Polly Weddington of Hastings, Michigan, Casey Weggen of Omaha, Nebraska, Michelle Fields of Bastrop, Texas, Melissa Weggen of Muscatine, and Rebecca Weggen of Manor, Texas; eight great-grandchildren; a cousin, Loraine Imming of Davenport; a niece, Pam Harwell of Hernando, Florida; a nephew, Brett Douglass of Houston; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Lorber of Hayward, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Michael; sister, Villa Houvenagle; and her twin, Doris Douglas.

Mary Ann Erwin

BLUE GRASS — Mary Ann Erwin fell asleep in death July 21, 2016, in her home at the age of 87. She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in LeClaire.

She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. The thing I hope everyone remembers is her beautiful smile and her always being there for her family, and friends.

She loved her flowers, the great outdoors and bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Barbara Welchman; husband, Wayne "Skip" Allyn Erwin; older brothers, John, Richard, Raymond and Herman; and her infant daughter, Barbara Ann.

She leaves behind her daughters, Diana Goldberg (Rob) and Norma Edmunds and son, Timothy Erwin; sisters, Leilana Keeney (Howard) and Patricia Morgan; brothers, William and Ronald (Butch); grandchildren, Sheila, David , Erik, Miles, Jill, and Bryan; 14 great-grandchildren; and one she helped raise through early childhood, Nathan Goldberg. She had many nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral because she always hated them. A memorial celebration will be 2 p.m. July 30 at the Blue Grass American Legion.

Humberto H. Cantu lll

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — Challenge yourself, try new things, and have fun is how you would expect someone with the nickname "Smiley" to live his life. This is exactly how Humberto H. Cantu lll, 32, of West Chicago, lived his life before passing away at his home July 14, 2016.

Through the missteps and unfortunate events, he continued to view life as an adventure and challenged others to do so as well. Grace Franckowiak always will remember her brother turning another lazy summer day into a day of roller blades, mud pies and time at the pond (against their father’s wishes). Humberto’s brother, Andres Cantu, recalls the hundreds of conversations that ended in uncontrollable laughter. Humberto Cantu Jr. loved to come home to his son taking apart the latest gadget and enjoying the challenge of putting it back together.

It was his positive attitude and smile that led him to find his partner in life, Yahtti Perez. They eventually had two beautiful sons, Christopher and Nicholas Cantu.

Please join Humberto’s family as they remember his life and celebrate his reunion in heaven with his mother, Sylvia A. Cantu. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, 1814 Lucas St., Muscatine, at 3 p.m. July 29.

Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Grace Franckowiak. Keep on smiling.

Elaina Allen-Velando

DAVENPORT — Services for Elaina Allen-Velando, 66, of LeClaire, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Gospel Assembly Church, Moline. Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elaina passed away July 22, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center– West Central Park, Davenport.

Elaina Allen was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Savanna, Illinois, the daughter of Wilson and Helen (Rook) Allen. She married Ricardo Velando in December 1983 in Las Vegas. He preceded her in death April 18, 2013.

Elaina earned a nursing degree from Black Hawk College and worked as a licensed practical nurse for 40 years at Trinity Health System and Genesis Health System.

Survivors include her son, Dominic Velando of Dubuque; brother, Jim Allen of Coal Valley; niece, Cindy Pogue of Waterloo, Illinois; and nephew, Aaron Allen of Glendale, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Memorials may be made to Reusable Usables, 111 Main St., LeClaire, IA 52753.

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Berthe Fairhead

EAST MOLINE — Berthe Marie “Bert” Fairhead, 98, of East Moline, formerly of Jefferson City, Missouri, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Aperion Care Center, East Moline. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Greenwood Cemetery, 404 N. College St., Cedar Falls, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to a favorite animal shelter in her name.

Berthe Marie was born June 29, 1918, in Newell, Iowa, the daughter of Emil & Johanna (Jensen) Christiansen. She was educated in Cedar Falls and married Arthur F. Fairhead of Rockford, Illinois, in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1980. Mrs. Fairhead worked at Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. in Rockford and was secretary to the vice president prior to marriage. She was also a hospital volunteer for several years. She moved to East Moline in recent years to be near her sister. She loved and cherished her dogs throughout her years.

Mrs. Fairhead is survived by her niece, Sonja (Larry) Melton, Moline; nephews, Larry Craig, Grundy Center, Iowa, David (Jaqueline) Craig, Waterloo, Iowa; nine great-nieces and nephews; and 23 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters, Ruth (Earl) Beard and Marvyl Craig. Share a memory or condolence at

Harold Snider Lyon

DAVENPORT — Harold Snider Lyon, 95, of Davenport passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Silvercrest Assisted Living. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

A Lockridge, Iowa native, he served in the US Marine Corps as a 1st Sgt. during World War II and the Korean Conflict. From 1947-1986 he was employed by Carpenter Paper Co. and from 1986-1989 by Butler Paper Co.

His memberships included Davenport Lodge 37, AF&AM, Davenport Consistory, KAABA Temple Shrine, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Amateur Softball Association of Iowa.

Survivors include three sons, Dane (Kimberly) Lyon, Dana (Carmen) Lyon and Danny (Mary Ellen) Lyon; grandchildren, Lucas Clark, Nicole Clark, Brittney (Jeremiah) Lyon-Williams, Savannah, Alan, Bailey (Jessica), Danielle and Billigene; and great-grandchildren. Oakley, Hayla, Micah, Gabriella, Regan, Damien, Alyssa, Gabe, Sam, Chey, Ryder and Skylar.

His parents were Robert and Valeria (Snider) Lyon; his brothers were Bruce and Max Lyon; and his sister was Verle Hall.

James F. Powers

CLINTON — James F. Powers, 68, of Clinton, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home in Clinton.

A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at

Jim is survived by his children, Chris (Stacy) Powers of Camanche, Iowa, Jessica (Brett) DeBlois of Cedar Rapids, and Michael Powers of Clinton; six grandchildren, Taylor, Kendall and Tyson Powers, and Ellis, Cam, and Leah DeBlois; three sisters, Kathy (Duane) Papke of Iowa City, Beth (Dan) Kolk of McFarland, Wisconsin, and Mary (Jim) Black of Onawa, Iowa; his brother, Patrick Powers of Delmar, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Karen, and his brother-in-law: Steve Ivey.

Memorials can be made to family to be divided to various charities.

Marianne Oveson

MUSCATINE — Marianne Oveson, 56, of Muscatine, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, at the University Hospitals, Iowa City. Cremation rites have been facilitated by the FCS Life Transition and Cremation Center, located within Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. No services have been planned, and burial is at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Marianne’s family and the arrangements.

Marianne Oveson was born June 1, 1960, in Muscatine, the daughter of George and Josephine (Hazen) Oveson. She worked for Trinity Muscatine.. Marianne enjoyed cooking and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Marianne will be missed by her mother, Josephine Oveson of Muscatine; four brothers, Ron (Nancy) Oveson of Wilton, Craig Oveson of Texas, Tom (Sandy) Oveson of Texas, and Rex Oveson of Muscatine; two sisters, Claudia Oveson of Muscatine and Debra (Jim) McKee of Muscatine; and special friends, Betty, Tammy and Lauri VanEst.

She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Michelle Colschen; brother-in-law, Dan Colschen.

Jami L. Loeffler

MUSCATINE — Jami L. Loeffler, 62, of Muscatine, formerly of Keokuk, Iowa, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Premier Estates of Muscatine.

She was born Sept. 26, 1953, in Keokuk the daughter of Roger Earl and Bernadine Gail Bennett Loeffler. She was united in marriage to Ronald Hayes, and to this union was born one son, Jame Charles Hayes. They later divorced.

Jami graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1971. She then furthered her education and graduated from Southeastern Community College in Keokuk and later attended Iowa Wesleyan in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, for two years.

Jami had been employed for the Keokuk Community School District for 10 years and then at the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Iowa City. She had also been a volunteer at the Keokuk Head Start.

Jami was of the Christian faith and had attended several churches in Keokuk through the years.

Jami had a love for art and was gifted in painting, drawing and ceramics. She created beautiful pieces for her family and friends to enjoy and they will be left as remembrances of the artistic ways she used to express herself. Jami lived a simple life and enjoyed doing the things in life that made her happy, even when she was told not to. She leaves behind treasured memories that will live on in her family’s hearts forever.

Jami is survived by her son, Jame Hayes and his wife Amanda of Muscatine; two grandchildren, Andrew Everett Hayes and Macy Jame Hayes; one brother, Jon Roger Loeffler of Keokuk; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, 4600 3rd St., Moline, IL, 61265.

A graveside service was held July 24 at the Little Mound Cemetery in rural Keokuk.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

Marliss Nelson

BETTENDORF — Marliss M. Nelson, 83, of Bettendorf, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at her daughter’s home in LeClaire.

Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church in LeClaire. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in LeClaire. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Lymphoma Leukemia Society.

Marliss was born May 14, 1933, in Lowry, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Josephine (Brosh) Bosek. She was united in marriage to Roger L. Nelson in Lowry, Minnesota, on Nov. 15, 1955. He preceded her in death on June 18, 2010.

She enjoyed the time spent with her family and Buddy the dog, and watching the White Sox and Cubs.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Tammy Nelson of LeClaire; her sons, Kenneth Nelson of Princeton, and Joseph (Dawn) Nelson of LeClaire; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her brother, John “Jeaner” Bosek of Alexandria, Minnesota.

In addition to her husband, Marliss was preceded in death by her parents, one grandchild, and her brothers, Floyd and Dennis.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Marliss’ obituary at

Jim Cirivello

PUNTA GORDA, Florida — Carmello James “Jim” Cirivello, 69, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Moline, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his home in Florida following a brief illness.

Jim’s family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., downtown Davenport. You’re invited to pray the rosary at 6:30 p.m. with the family. In keeping with Jim’s wishes, cremation will take place following visitation and burial will be private.

Jim was born May 25, 1947, in Rock Island, the son of Carmello Sr. and Marcella (Blaesing) Cirivello. He married Nancy Bankson on Sept. 12, 1970, after meeting her at Rock Island Beauty School where he was teaching and Nancy was a student teacher. After working at several salons and teaching, Jim bought Mr. Franks Salon, which became CarNan's Hair Designers, where he worked until he was forced to retire following a stroke.

Jim loved traveling, his cars and dancing. He and Nancy enjoyed dancing at various Moose Lodges where he was a member for many years both in Illinois and Florida. Jim’s longtime dream of moving to Florida came true a few years ago. Almost forgot his love of women in spike heels!

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy; his sister, Carol Eccles of Rock Island; four nephews; a niece, 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; and, of course, his precious Cocoa and Muffin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Bill Allen. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Jim’s obituary at

Charles Canfield

MOLINE — Funeral services for Charles P. “Bud” Canfield, 78, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Mr. Canfield died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Trinity Rock Island.

Bud was born May 17, 1938, in Moline, the son of Charles P. and Corine Schulte Canfield. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Karen Smartsy on July 3, 1965, in Davenport. He later married JoAnn Sanders on Nov. 11, 2015. For 30 years, Bud owned and operated Bud's Skyline Inn, one of the Quad-City landmark family businesses.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Canfield, Moline; children, Brian Canfield, Moline, Audie Canfield, Moline, Tess (Matt) Hurt, East Moline, Tracey Denato, Coal Valley, and Tami (Kirk) Minard, East Dubuque, Illinois; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Leota Reich, Festus, Missouri; and several loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Sr. Marie Canfield, Doris Gamel, Ruth Ann Gant and Bonnie Mohr, and brother, John Canfield.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Dr. Pamela Johnson

BETTENDORF — Dr. Pamela Dea Johnson, Ph.D., of Bettendorf, passed away peacefully June 25, 2016, at her home. A service of thanksgiving and celebration of Pam’s life will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport. Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be made to the Dr. Pam Johnson Educational Foundation or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Kindschuh; children, Melissa Maranda and Jim Tansey; several grandchildren; and a sister. Pam and her family are grateful for the loving care by many from Home Instead and Hospice Compassus caregivers, who became trusted members of Pam’s family.

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Janet Whaley

STANWOOD, Iowa — Janet Jean (Bryant) Whaley, 65, of Stanwood, Iowa, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Friday, July 22, 2016, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, also at Fry’s. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Oxford, Iowa. A memorial fund has been in established. Condolences may be shared at

Janet was born Dec. 28, 1950, in Iowa City, to Jean and Eileen (Shebetka) Bryant. After high school, Janet graduated with her bachelor’s degree from UNI and would finish her education with her master’s degree from NWMS. For 10 years, Janet taught high school math in Missouri and finished her teaching career at Tipton High School, where she taught for 27 years and was also on the school board. She directed many plays for the Cedar County Stoplight Players. Janet also served as president of the Stanwood Ambulance Board.

Janet was united in marriage to Victor L. Whaley on June 14, 1986, in Iowa City, and was later blessed with two children, Donna and Jesse. She was also a foster and adoptive parent to other children.

Janet had a passion for living life, enjoying things like camping and bonfires, theater and traveling, visiting friends and supporting her family at events they participated in. Above all, family was the most important. The motto Janet lived by comes from Peace Frog (she was known for sporting tie-dyed frogs on her car): “Be Good, Be Kind, Have Fun.” Inspiring and impacting the lives of numerous people, Janet will be dearly missed by all.

Surviving Janet are her children, Donna Whaley of Stanwood and Jesse (Miyong) Whaley of South Korea; sisters, JoAnne (Dan) Downes, Oxford, and Janelle (Dave) Campbell, Oxford; brothers, Keith Bryant, Oxford, Jim (Cathlene) Bryant, Parnell, Randy (Sandy) Bryant, Oxford; sister-in-law, Debbie Bryant; seven grandchildren, Kaylee, Riley, Maria, Alison, Kevin, Dallas and Esther; godson, Quintin Bryant; and 17 nieces and nephews. Preceding Janet were her parents, husband and brother, Richard.

Charles Callahan

DeWITT, Iowa — Charles R. Callahan, 89, of DeWitt, Iowa, died late Friday evening, July 22, 2016, at Country Manor, Davenport.

Charles Raymond Callahan was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Masonville, Iowa, to Lyman Patrick and Grace Helen (McMahon) Callahan. He was a graduate of Manchester High School. During World War II, Chuck served in the Navy as a machinist and gunner stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. After his military service, Chuck became an electrician and became a lineman, progressing to foreman at Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. He retired in 1983 after 31 years of service. Chuck was united in marriage to Anna Belle Jaycox on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester. For much of their married life, the couple resided in DeWitt, where they raised their family. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 28, 2011.

He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eugene McManus American Legion Post 238, DeWitt Volunteer Fire Department and DeWitt Nite Lions. Chuck was an avid wood worker and loved fishing, camping, boating, puzzles and oddball toys. He also enjoyed winters in Florida, reading the daily newspaper and westerns.

Surviving are children, Patricia Waack of DeWitt, Daniel (Denise) Callahan of Des Moines, Constance Miller of DeWitt, James (Mary) Callahan of Clinton, Susan (Jeff) Mossage of Aledo, Illinois, Catherine Callahan and Barbara (Larry) Mork of DeWitt, and Penelope (Lane Burgess) Callahan of Spokane, Washington; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anne Kehrli of Ryan; a sister-in-law, Dolores Callahan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Chuck in death, in addition to his wife, were his parents, an infant son, a son, Michael, a grandson, Jerome William Waack, an infant grandson, Mork, brothers, Leon and John, a sister, Mary Harris, a son-in-law, Warren Waack, and brothers-in-law, John Harris and Marcus Kehrli.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, July 25, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. Paul Connolly officiating. Burial and military rites will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Christopher Miller, Jason Mork, Cody Mork, Timothy Callahan, Joseph Callahan, Nicholas Callahan, Matthew Callahan and Anthony Callahan.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at

Lois Krueger

ALEDO, Illinois — Lois E. Krueger, 84, of Aledo, Illinois, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Fippinger’s, where memorials may be left to the Quad-Cities Walk to Emmaus. Condolences may be left at

Barbara Lundberg

VENICE, Florida — Barbara L. Lundberg, 89, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Rock Island, passed away there Sunday, July 10, 2016. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Quad-City Animal Welfare Center.

Barbara was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and was raised by Raymond and Katherine Davis. She married Arlo Gene Lundberg. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 2014. In her early years, Barbara worked as a nurse at Moline Public Hospital. For the past 17 years, Barbara had been a resident of Venice.

Barbara greatly enjoyed needlepoint, playing bridge and golf, and achieved a hole-in-one.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jay (Laura) and Byron (Gina); grandchildren, Angela Costello and Joe, Alex and Abby Lundberg; great-grandchildren, Ben, Olivia and Charlotte; and brothers, Dean, Glen and Lynn Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arlo, and a sister, Adelle.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Brian Walters Jr.

SEATTLE, Washington — Brian D. Walters Jr., a longtime resident of Seattle, Washington, passed away there Dec. 23, 2015, after a hard battle with many illnesses. He was in and out of hospice several times over the last few months of his life. He left behind family and many friends.

Brian was born Oct. 14, 1956, in Dover, New Jersey, to Brian D. and Dolores A. Walters Sr., now of Davenport. Brian Jr. was raised in Succasunna, New Jersey, until the family moved to Bettendorf in 1973. Brian graduated from Bettendorf High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, with the Class of 1974. He then graduated with a degree in English and a minor in journalism from the University of Iowa. He was active with the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and served as its president for one year. He later earned a degree at Palmer School of Chiropractic.

Survivors include a brother, Ed, and a sister, Phyllis, both of Davenport; his aunt, Phyllis Walters, of Florida; and many cousins from the East Coast.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in Davenport Memorial Park, where Brian will be laid to rest with other family members. All of his friends are welcome.

Call 563-388-3922 for more information.

LaVetta Koresko

SILVIS — LaVetta J. Koresko, 83, of Silvis, formerly of Moline, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Lighthouse of Silvis.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Moline, with the Rev. Dr. Mark E. Gehrke officiating. Burial is in Moline Memorial Park. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Memorials may be made to the church, American Lung Association, Habitat for Humanity or Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.

LaVetta June Jensen was born June 2, 1933, in Sheffield, Illinois, to Russell and Janis (Richardson) Jensen. She graduated from Manlius High School, Manlius, Illinois, and married Richard Eugene Koresko on Jan. 26, 1952, in Rock Island. She had been employed in the credit department at Sears. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Moline, where she sang in the choir and enjoyed volunteering, playing cards and doing needlework.

LaVetta is survived by five children and their spouses, David Koresko of East Bend, North Carolina, Doreen and Robert Fritz of Lombard, Illinois, Dolores and Duane Brashears of Moline, Christine and Richard Dooley of Colona, Illinois, and John Koresko of Davenport, Iowa; 16 grandchildren, Ryan Koresko, Courtney Koresko, Chad Kastle, Kathryn Clot, Lee Fritz, Jonathan Fritz, Rachel MacCall, Erica Pinero, Jennifer Seabloom, Danielle Roberts, Andrew Cook, Nathan Dooley, Megan Nache, Kaycie Koresko, Riley Koresko, and Emma Koresko; 22 great-grandchildren; and siblings and spouses, H. Dean Jensen of Northville, Michigan, Stanley and Ethel Jensen of Prophetstown, Illinois, Marlin and Betty Jensen of Dixon, Illinois, Diane and David Behrens of Moline, and Clifford and Carolyn Jensen of Fort Worth, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Patricia Clary, a sister, Beth Lawson, and a brother, Leon Jensen.

LaVetta’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences and view her memorial video at

Janet Whaley

STANWOOD, Iowa — Janet Jean (Bryant) Whaley, 65, of Stanwood, Iowa, passed away after a short battle with cancer, Friday, July 22, 2016 at University Hospitals, Iowa City. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, July 25, Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 also at Fry’s. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Oxford, Iowa. A memorial fund has been in established in Janet’s honor. View full obituary at

Jack Faur

MOLINE — Jack Faur, 83, of Moline, and formerly of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away July 8, 2016.

He will be interred at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Per Jack's wishes, there will be no services. He is survived by his wife Alice; son, Kelvin, and grandchildren, Carrie and Austin. He was preceded in death by son, Melvin.

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