Alvis “Al” M. Taylor

DAVENPORT — Alvis “Al” M. Taylor, 93, of Davenport passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at his son’s home in Milan. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at St. John Vianney Church in Bettendorf. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Inurnment will follow at noon at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Milan American Legion Post 569 and buglers Tracy Hepner and Bill Hall will provide military honors. Those wishing to attend the committal service at the cemetery should gather in the parking lot east of Ducky’s Formal Wear in downtown Moline, by 11:45 a.m. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alvis Marshal Taylor was born March 18, 1923, in Caldwell, Texas, the son of William M. Taylor and Martha E. (Harper) Taylor. Al attended Caldwell High School. In 1994, he received a diploma with credit for graduation with the class of 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 27, 1939, and was shipped to Hawaii and the Division Medical Detachment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, later becoming the 24 Medical Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. Al attained every rank from Specialist Sixth Class to include First Sergeant. On his way to Transportation Corps Officers Candidate School (OCS) at Mississippi State University in Starkville, he married Mary Emma Garrett on Dec. 20, 1942, in Belleville, Texas. After 62 years of marriage, Mary passed away on Dec. 18, 2005. Al married Sharon L. Brown, a 40-year family friend, and fellow co-worker, on March 12, 2006.

Upon graduating from OCS as a Second Lieutenant, Al was assigned various depots and commands in the United States and overseas. He specialized in the transportation of ammunition (nuclear and conventional), the operation of railroads including ferry passenger cars and dining services, port operations (passengers and cargo), as well as passenger transportation and warehousing. Al retired on Dec. 31, 1959, as a major at North Depot Activity, Seneca Army Depot, New York. Following his retirement, he was hired as a civil service employee as a Transportation Officer for North Depot Activity on Jan. 2, 1960, and later to the Deputy Transportation Ordinance Ammunition Command, Joliet, Illinois. The mission was transferred to the Rock Island Arsenal, and he retired on Nov. 13, 1980. Al was then hired on Nov. 13, 1980, by Home Transportation Company in Marietta, Georgia (now MCGIL) as a nationwide Sales Manager for truck transportation of ammunition and other hazardous material. His office was located in his Milan, Illinois, home. He was awarded salesman of the year in 1983. He retired from MCGIL on Oct. 1, 1993.

Among the awards and decorations that Al earned are: The Legion of Merit, Department of the Army decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service, Distinguished Member of the Transportation Corps Regiment, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), the Armed Forces Reserve Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

Al was a member of St. John Vianney Church in Bettendorf, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Inc., The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Military Officers Association of America.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Taylor of Davenport; son, Brian (Susan) Taylor of Milan; daughter, Cynthia A. Muncey of Colona; grandchildren, Minnie M. (Matthew) DeLay of Davenport, Joshua (Paul) Dean of Brockton, Massachusetts, Christine (Patrick) Taylor of Milan, Daniel Gunther of Merritt Island, Florida; great-grandchildren, Tyler Custer of Milan, Danielle Gunther of Ohio, Isabella Hare of Milan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Alvis M. Taylor Jr., brother, Milton Taylor, and sisters, Margaret Faye Taylor, Willie E. Norris, Martha Joan VanderWerf and Ester M. Olson.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at cunnick-collins.com.

Doris Elizabeth Mead

GENEVA, Ill. — Doris Elizabeth Mead, 93, of Geneva, Illinois, and formerly of Muscatine, passed away Jan. 8, 2017. She was born March 21, 1923, in Hinsdale, Illinois, the daughter of Sydney Douglas and Hortense (McClean) Jackson. She was united in marriage to John T. Mead Sr. on Oct. 2, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois.

She is survived by her three children, Dr. Karen Mead, of Penn Yan, New York, John T. (Nancy) Mead Jr., of Geneva, Illinois, and Donald T. (Carol) Mead, of Iowa City; seven grandchildren, Brian (Anna) Mead, Kevin Mead, Emily (Tim) Stover, Scott Mead, David (Jamie) Mead, Michael Mead and Jennifer Mead; four great-grandchildren, Dashel Mead, William Stover, Peyton Mead and Reagan Stover.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John; a daughter, Jean Marie Mead; and two brothers, William and David Jackson.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at St. Mark’s Church, in the main church, 320 Franklin St., Geneva, Illinois 60134.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mark’s Church in memory of Doris or Doris and John Mead Sr.

Karen L. O’Shea

DAVENPORT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Karen L. O’Shea, 71, a resident of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division St., Davenport. Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport, with the rosary prayed at 5:30 p.m.

Karen passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, following a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Karen was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Dubuque. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Ronald M. “Fuzzy” and Ruth (Geyman) Laster. She graduated from Assumption High School in 1964, and later attended the American Institute of Commerce. She worked for many years at Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Company and in housekeeping at Ridgecrest.

Karen was a sweet, compassionate and generous soul. She enjoyed reading, especially books about history, and traveling, and was extremely proud of her Irish heritage. She was a member of Opus Dei and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

Karen is survived by her nephews and nieces, Glenn O’Shea, Davenport, Christopher O’Shea, Oklahoma, Darcy O’Shea, New Jersey, Sarah O’Shea and Polly O’Shea, both of Oregon; dear friends, Linda Allen, Vicki Schlue, and Joan and Leon Dahl, and the entire Kurtenbach family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Marilyn O’Shea; a nephew, Anthony O’Shea; and a great-niece, Jaylene.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Karen’s obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.

Lewis W. Brown

 CLINTON — Lewis W. Brown, 93, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be members of the Clinton AMVETS. Military honors to be conducted by the Clinton AMVETS.

Memorials may be given to the Habitat of Humanity in Clinton. Online condolences may be left at papefh.com.

Lewis was born April 12, 1923, in Emmett, Kansas, the son of Lewis and Martha (Clark) Brown. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII from 1943-1946. He married Elizabeth Byrnes on Jan. 19, 1947, in Camanche, Iowa. She died in 1990. Lewis worked at E.I. du Pont as a first class mechanic for 33 years, retiring in 1980. He also owned and operated the Brown Button Company, in Clinton, for 30 years.

Lewis was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Eagles Club and Clinton Moose Lodge, and a lifetime member of the Clinton AMVETS and VFW. He was active with the Democratic Party, an Avon bottle collector and did craft shows. He enjoyed reading and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Lewis is survived by his two sons, Louis “Bill” Brown III, Bloomington, Illinois, and Joseph (Robin) Brown Sr., Austin, Minnesota; an adopted daughter, Martha Harris; 11 grandchildren, Guy, Jennifer, Gwen, Jeb, Bristen, Madison, Nathaniel, Earnest, Crystal, Heidi and Michael; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Thomas; two brothers, Donald and Duane; and two sisters, Wilma and Juanita.

Greg H. Mullen

MUSCATINE — Greg H. Mullen, 48, of Muscatine, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Casket bearers will be Zach Mullen, Dakota Mullen, Joshua Mullen, Derick Minch, Gavin Whittaker and Quintin Whittaker. Honorary casket bearers will be Padon Mullen, Gabe Perales, Casey Cottrell, Rodney Davis and Adam Gertz. Interment will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services.

A memorial fund has been established for Greg’s children. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Greg H. Mullen was born Sept. 1, 1968, in Muscatine, the son of Fredrick Theirne and Karen (Ash) Mullen. He was a 1986 graduate of Muscatine High School. He was working at Allsteel as a painter. Greg was a lifelong member of the NRA. He enjoyed camping, doing yardwork, hanging out in his garage and being outdoors. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Greg was a devoted father to Padon and Malia, who were the joys of his life, along with his girlfriend, Joyce. He was the life of the party and always the person everyone wanted to see because of his genuine love for life.

Greg will be deeply missed by his children, Padon Mullen, Muscatine, and Malia Mullen, New Boston; his father, Fred Mullen, Muscatine; siblings, Jeff (Laura) Mullen, Muscatine, Lisa Whittaker (Tom Vesalga), Bettendorf, and Kristen (John) Minch, Muscatine; his girlfriend, Joyce Perales, Muscatine, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Rick A. Melton

MOLINE — Rick A. Melton, 58, of Moline, passed away Jan. 18, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a memorial service at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made in care of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Transplant Nephrology Research Fund at P.O. Box 78807, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53278-0807.

Rick was born June 26, 1958, the son of Darrell and Joyce Eberhardt Melton. He married Carol Talik on June 2, 1979. They were married for 21 years. Rick was the owner and operator of Melton Tree Service. He was an avid hunter, with his favorites being duck and goose hunting and bow hunting deer.

He was a member of Waterfowl USA. Many relatives and friends have shared those adventures, but especially Rick’s uncle, Jay Melton.

Rick is survived by his children, Scott and Holly Melton, both of Moline, and sisters, Michelle Driver and Lisa Melton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left for Rick’s family at wheelanpressly.com.

Patricia Mae Burgess

ROCK ISLAND — Patricia Mae Burgess, 77, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Jake O’s Grille, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Patricia was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Moline, a daughter of John Joseph Burgess Jr. and Florence Mae (Woodard) Burgess. Patricia was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1957. She enjoyed working in the transportation business for many years, retiring in 2006. Patricia enjoyed bowling and spending time with family and friends. Patricia will be remembered for her compassion, sense of humor and the love that she had for her family. Patricia was the heart of the family and will be missed greatly.

Survivors include a nephew, Robert Bowsher, Rock Island; niece, Lisa Olmsted, Green Bay, Wisconsin; a great-nephew, Trevor Olmsted; aunt, Anne Fraioli, Chicago, Illinois; aunt, Lavisa Satnoff, Sterling, Illinois; cousin, Carol Blackburn; and Robert’s special friend, Cindy Winland.

Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.

Agnes Wiebel

MOLINE — Agnes J. Wiebel, 92, of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

Memorials can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Agnes was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Columbus Junction, Iowa, the daughter of William and Margaret (Ferguson) Duncan. She married Marvin W. Wiebel June 11, 1948, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island. He preceded her in death April 29, 2012.

Agnes moved to Davenport in September 1942 to attend AIC School of Business. Following graduation, she worked at Crane Plumbing and Heating Co. for a short time and then became a homemaker all her married life.

Agnes was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her involvement in her children’s school activities and was active in the PTA. She enjoyed all of the activities at Karsten’s Park and her daily breakfasts with her friends.

Survivors include her three sons, Bill (Cathy) Wiebel, Larry Wiebel (Sherry Hergert) and Kenny (Meg) Wiebel; grandchildren, Jack Wiebel, Ted (MaryJo) Wiebel, Heather (Brett) Errthum, Adam Wiebel, Mara (Matt) Fanello, Emily Wiebel and Greg (Molly) Wiebel; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Keith (Nancy) Duncan and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

The family would like to thank Avonlea Cottage for their kind and compassionate care of Agnes.

Condolences may be left at raffertyfunerals.com.

Marilyn C. Wagler

 MUSCATINE — Marilyn C. Wagler, 81, of Muscatine, passed away Jan. 19, 2017. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, 2907 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. Interment will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation will be noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be at Community of Christ, 2607 Bidwell Road, Muscatine.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Marilyn’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Marilyn C. Gordon was born Nov. 30, 1935, in Muscatine, the daughter of Cecil and Mary “Kate” (Bunn) Gordon. On Sept. 27, 1953, she married the love of her life, Robert E. Wagler. Marilyn retired as food service director of Muscatine Community Schools. She was a sales consultant for Friendly Home for many years. She volunteered at the hospital gift shop and Salvation Army. Marilyn was an active member of Community of Christ, and in her early years she was a Sunday school teacher and Bible school director. She was an avid Hawkeye fan. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, playing games with her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She especially loved Sunday evening suppers with her family.

Devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her mother; sister, Mary Ann McKinney, Davenport; daughters, Cindy Wagler (fiancé, Bill Riley), Muscatine, Diane (Ron) Engstrom, New Boston, Illinois, and Lori (Bob) VanDyke, Muscatine; grandchildren, Shawn Wagler, Joshua Wagler, Katie Lueth, Brian “Buddy” Lueth, Amber Kleindolph, Griffin VanDyke and Marri VanDyke; and great-grandchildren, Austin McAtee, Keegan McAtee, Paige Wagler, Kyley Wagler, Sydney Kleindolph, Zoie Kleindolph and Lauren Kleindolph, Izaiah and Nadiya Lopez and Lyric Lueth.

She was preceded in death by her father, her son, Robert Gordon Wagler and her husband, Robert E. Wagler in 2011.

Clarence K Bartenhagen

WAPELLO, Iowa — Clarence K Bartenhagen, 76, of Wapello, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Davenport. He was the son of Henry and Marie (Creswell) Bartenhagen, born Feb. 19, 1940, in Muscatine. He graduated from Wapello High School in 1957, attended Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, in 1961.

On Feb. 26, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carolyn McNeil at First Presbyterian Church, Wapello. He joined his parents in grain farming, along with raising swine and registered angus cattle. He was a trustee of Port Louisa Township and served on its election board, an officer of the Harrison Cemetery Association, and a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church, Wapello.

Clarence enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events and other extracurricular activities. In later years, he was an avid reader of western and mystery novels, and enjoyed attending auctions. He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers, but shared in Carolyn’s following of the hapless Cubs and joined her in celebrating their World Series victory last fall.

Clarence is survived by wife, Carolyn, Wapello; sons, Stephen (Martha), Elgin, Iowa, William and John (Shelley), Wapello; mother, Marie, Wapello; brother, Forrest, Wapello; brother-in-law, Burns (Ida) McNeil, Wapello; sisters-in-law, Jane (Robert) LaPella, Johnson City, Tennessee, and Kay (Ronald) Gates, Washington, Iowa; grandchildren, Clarence, Alex (Ashley), Patrick, Andrew, Abbey, Virginia, Audra and Evan; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry; parents-in-law, Wilson “Bill” and Dorothy (Schneider) McNeil; and sister-in-law, Gertrude “Trudy” (Tweed) McNeil.

A public Celebration of Life will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Corner Market, Wapello. His cremated remains will be inurned at Harrison Cemetery, Wapello. The family would like to express a special thank you to the Wapello Volunteer Fire Department and to the ICU staff at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Clarence should be directed to Keck Memorial Library.

Donald E. Schoo

DAVENPORT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Donald E. Schoo, 77, a resident of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Ave., Davenport. His family will greet friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 3 p.m. that all are invited to attend. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

Don passed away Thursday, Jan. 19 at Good Samaritan, Davenport.

Donald Eugene Schoo was born May 28, 1939, in Davenport, a son of Kenneth and Ettamay (Gartz) Schoo. He was a Class of ‘57 graduate of St. Ambrose Academy. He was united in marriage to Suzanne Dettlaff on Aug. 24, 1963, at St. Alphonsus Church.

He retired in 2000 for health reasons after 42 years with Plumbers Union Local 387.

Don enjoyed gardening, playing cards and, in earlier years, bowling. But his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a lifelong member at St. Alphonsus and was proud of serving at the fish fries from their beginning, 30 years ago. The church had always been a part of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or the Iowa Department for the Blind.

Don is survived by his loving wife of more than 53 years, Suzanne, and their children, Thomas (Cindy Ayers) Schoo, Milan, and Kelly (Dale) Schilly, Edwardsville, Illinois; his beloved grandchildren, Megan and Anne Marie Schilly, D.J.(Shaleen) Ayers and Kaylee Ayers; great-granddaughter, Evelyn; his sister, Judith Ann Hagen, Davenport; sister-in-law, Judith Koehler, Eldridge; brothers-in-law, John (Pat) Dettlaff, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Michael (Barbara) Dettlaff, Bettendorf, as well as numerous loving extended family and great friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kathleen Marie.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Don’s obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.

Doris Elizabeth Mead

GENEVA, Ill. — Doris Elizabeth Mead, 93, of Geneva, Illinois, and formerly of Muscatine, passed away Jan. 8, 2017. She was born March 21, 1923, in Hinsdale, Illinois, the daughter of Sydney Douglas and Hortense (McClean) Jackson. She was united in marriage to John T. Mead Sr. on Oct. 2, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois.

She is survived by her three children, Dr. Karen Mead, of Penn Yan, New York, John T. (Nancy) Mead Jr., of Geneva, Illinois, and Donald T. (Carol) Mead, of Iowa City; seven grandchildren, Brian (Anna) Mead, Kevin Mead, Emily (Tim) Stover, Scott Mead, David (Jamie) Mead, Michael Mead and Jennifer Mead; four great-grandchildren, Dashel Mead, William Stover, Peyton Mead and Reagan Stover.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John; a daughter, Jean Marie Mead; and two brothers, William and David Jackson.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at St. Mark’s Church, in the main church, 320 Franklin St., Geneva, Illinois 60134.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mark’s Church in memory of Doris or Doris and John Mead Sr.

Marjorie R. Grimes

LONG GROVE — Marjorie R. Grimes, 76, of Long Grove, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at her home.

Services are 11 a.m. Sunday in the Horizon Room, at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St., Moline. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Cremation will follow services at Trimble Crematory.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Beverly J. Hall

MOLINE — Funeral services for Beverly J. Hall, 84, of Moline, formerly of Sherrard, Illinois, will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hall died Jan. 18, 2017, at Trinity Rock Island.

Bev was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Sherrard, the daughter of Virgil and Eleanor Ziemer Erickson. She married James Hall on Jan. 19, 1957, in Sherrard. He died March 12, 1996. She and her husband owned and operated Bev and Jim's Family Tavern, in Sherrard. Bev loved to dance.

Survivors include her children, Linda (Jim) Pierson, New Windsor, Illinois, Michael Hall, Sherrard, Penny VanDeVoorde, Moline, and Randy (Melinda) Hall, Aurora, Colorado; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her twin brother, Bernie (Lucille) Erickson, Moline; and nephew, Eugene (Pam) Erickson, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Zachary VanDeVoorde; and brother, LeRoy Erickson.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Sherrard (Illinois) Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.

Steven J. Pedigo

DAVENPORT — Steven J. Pedigo, 64, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Amanda, in Rock Island.

A memorial visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Private inurnment will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, at a later date. A celebration of Steven's life with live blues music will be at Cabana's, in Rock Island, on Feb. 18 starting at 5 p.m. Memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders, Quad-City Animal Welfare Center or Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

Surviving are his daughters, Angela Anders, and her husband, Peter, Rock Island, and Amanda Coulter, and her fiancé, Michael DePaepe, Rock Island; grandchildren, Mayson and Torianna Davis, both of Rock Island; great-grandson, Malakai Gore; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Allen Plaster, New Bern, North Carolina; brothers, Bruce Pedigo, Chicago, Illinois, and Russell Pedigo, Los Angeles, California; and nieces and nephew, Audrey, Julie and Philip Bottjen.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Katherine "Katie" Pedigo.

Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.

Steve was born Oct. 25, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of William J. and Anne E. (Lukens) Pedigo. He was formerly married to Mary A. England. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War era. He served as a first mate on Mississippi barges for many years. Later, he was self-employed, as he would say, “As a jack of all trades, master of none.”

His voice was heard over radio station KALA 88.5 where he was known as DJ Ignint. In addition to his radio work, Steve was a gifted writer for the Blues News and the River Cities Reader. Steve had a wonderful sense of humor and frequently signed his writings as The Right Revernd J. “Muggles” Freebourne and The Rt Honourable Prof. Aloysius T. Gitwiddit, Esq. One of his other great passions was learning. He was a voracious reader and if you have ever wondered how we lived without Google to answer all questions, well, you just asked Steve.

Steve was a longtime member and volunteer for the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and was currently serving as secretary of the board of directors. He was a tireless worker for the annual Blues Fest; best remembered for climbing tall ladders to hang banners. Still, his love was for local blues bands in small venues. He wrote, “Give me a club, just a club that’s a little too small, a little too crowded, a little too hot and sweaty, a little too dark, a little too dangerous and I’m in blues heaven.”

Jerry A. Gott

DAVENPORT — Jerry A. Gott, 78, of Davenport, passed away Jan. 17, 2017. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rungemortuary.com.

Jerry was born May 31, 1938, in Centerville, Iowa, a son of Charles Jr. and Marie (McGuire) Gott. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed at Eagle Signal for 28 years, retiring in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie; children, Jerry Dean (Cathy), Yvonne, Bridget (Marty) Mineck, Don, Richard and Michael; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, three brothers and a nephew.

Patricia Mae Burgess

ROCK ISLAND — Patricia Mae Burgess, 77, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Jake O’s Grille, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Patricia was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Moline, a daughter of John Joseph Burgess Jr. and Florence Mae (Woodard) Burgess. Patricia was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1957. She enjoyed working in the transportation business for many years; retiring in 2006. Patricia enjoyed bowling and spending time with family and friends. Patricia will be remembered for her compassion, sense of humor and the love that she had for her family. Patricia was the heart of the family and will be missed greatly.

Survivors include a nephew, Robert Bowsher, Rock Island; niece, Lisa Olmsted, Green Bay, Wisconsin; a great-nephew, Trevor Olmsted; aunt, Anne Fraioli, Chicago, Illinois; aunt, Lavisa Satnoff, Sterling, Illinois; cousin, Carol Blackburn; and Robert’s special friend, Cindy Winland.

Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.

Christopher D. Ehrecke

DAVENPORT — Funeral services for Christopher D. Ehrecke, 17, of Davenport, will be noon, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Memorials may be made to the family. Burial will take place at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.

Christopher died unexpectedly Monday, January 16, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center – East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

Christopher David Ehrecke was born April 11, 1999, in Rock Island, a son of David M. and Tammy J. (Smith) Ehrecke.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Tammy (Brad) Fulton, Illinois; and siblings, Andrew (Jess Post) Ehrecke, and Brittanie Smith, all of Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Ehrecke.

Online condolences and remembrances can be shared by visiting Christopher’s obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.

Dean Alan Timmermann

DAVENPORT — Dean Alan Timmermann, 61, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly at his home Jan. 3, 2017. A celebration of his life will be at a later date. Weerts Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dean was born Nov. 9, 1955, to Arthur “Bud” and Marjorie “Mike” (Hoffbauer) Timmermann. He graduated from Davenport West High School and the Iowa State University with a bachelor of arts in art. Dean was a prolific and innovative artist working both with an airbrush and in home interiors. He worked for many years in the Chicago area before moving back and working in the Quad-Cities. He was associated with various art groups in and around the area.

Survivors include his brothers, Dennis R. (Joan) Timmermann, and Donald E. (Mary) Timmermann, both of Blue Grass; and nephews, Mark and Brian Timmermann.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents.

Steven J. Pedigo

DAVENPORT — Steven J. Pedigo, 64, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the home of his daughter, Amanda, in Rock Island.

A memorial visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, where further arrangements are pending.

Steven Michael Edell

MILAN — Steven Michael Edell, 56, of Daviston, Alabama, originally from the Milan area, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham.

A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. until service time. Cremation rites were accorded. Private burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Steve was born Feb. 17, 1960, in Moline, a son of Keith and Dorothy Marx Edell.

Steve attended schools in the Rock Island-Milan School District and attended Black Hawk College. He worked at the Eagle Food Center in Milan and later worked at several machine shops in the area.

Steve was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge.

Survivors include a daughter, Kristal, in Florida; a granddaughter; his mother and step-father, Dorothy and Stan Mueller, Coal Valley; brother, Keith "Rock" (Kim) Edell, East Moline; sister, Debbie (Brian) Farber, Milan; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and a special great-niece, Ariah.

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Henry and Luvnia Phelps; and maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Marx.

Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.

Edward ‘Skip’ Dismer

MUSCATINE — Edward ‘Skip’ F. Dismer, 71, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Premier Estates, Muscatine.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. The Reverend Sharon Phillips of the Jesus Mission will officiate. Burial will take place in Muscatine Memorial Park. Following the committal service at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will be at Pearl City Outreach. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Grace Dismer. Online condolences www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Edward was born Sept. 7, 1945, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Frank and Wanda Dismer. He married Grace L. Wade on July 20, 1985, in Blue Grass.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was an Army trumpeter responsible for playing taps.

He worked for Carver Pump for more than 52 years. He enjoyed and treasured the friendships he had at Carver Pump and considered all of them as a family.

He was a member of the Jesus Mission, enjoyed playing pool and cards, and he loved playing Nintendo with his family. He loved his family and was a wonderful husband, caring, father and grandfather.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Grace L. Dismer of Muscatine; one son, Randy C Rowe Jr. of Muscatine; one daughter, Holly R. Babcock of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruth Black and husband, Doug, the Reverend Sharon Phillips, Beth Meredith and husband, Jack, and Carol Wade; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Luke Wade; and his mother and father-in-law, Effie and Luke Wade.

Theresa ‘Tracy’ Marie Hansen

MILAN — Theresa "Tracy" Marie Hansen, 58, of Milan, lost her battle with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband, John and family.

A service celebrating her life will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave, Rock Island. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family.

Theresa M. (Kipping) was born Aug. 1, 1958, to Jean Marie Kipping.

She married the love of her life, John Hansen, on Oct. 12, 1985.

Tracy, as everyone called her, worked for the Corp of Engineers and Service Rubber before she went to work at Rock Island Electric Motor Repair. She later went to work at Jumers Casino Rock Island before returning to Rock Island Electric Motor Repair.

Tracy's first love was her family and countless friends. Anyone that knew Tracy knows she loved her Chicago Cubs and on Nov. 2, 2016, they became World Series champions. Tears of joy were shed that night as she witnessed the "curse of the goat" come to an end. She was an avid golfer and loved sports in general. Tracy completed her first RAGBRAI in 2012 and enjoyed competing in triathlons, mud runs and anything she felt would challenge her.

Survivors include her loving husband John; sons, Benjamin (Tracy) Hansen, Streamwood, Illinois, Jeff Hansen, Rock Island; daughter, Andrea (Wade) Anderson, Rock Island; grandchildren, Emily, Ethan, and Erin Hansen, Streamwood, Owen Hansen and Gauge Anderson, Rock Island; sisters, Julie (Alex) Rottman, Bettendorf, Kandice Rowe, Ohio; brothers, John Kipping Jr.(Margie), Ohio, David (Becky) Ward, Sabula, Iowa, Larry (Natalie) Cook, Rock Island, Jimmy (Tammy) Cook, Toronto, Iowa; aunt, Emily Delaney, Dewitt, Iowa; uncle, Jim Ehredt, Clinton; many loving nieces and nephews; best friends, Barb and Jess Hansen, Beth Melcher and Dawn and Dave Milam; many loving cousins and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean, sisters, Kim Sanders and Marie Kline. May they all rest in peace.

The family would like to thank the nurses and patient care techs at Unity Point Health-Trinity West 4 south and Dr. Garneau for their kindness and compassionate care during this difficult time.

A special thank you to Dr. Chris and Shawn Molck of CFX for your encouragement, support and friendship.

Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.

Shirley Evelyn Pettit

MARIETTA, Ga. — Shirley Evelyn Pettit, 93, passed into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at her home in Marietta, Georgiz.

Shirley was born in Moline on Oct. 14, 1923, to Otto Soelzer and Grace (Allen) Soelzer. She married Willis Pettit on May 20, 1943, and together they raised four children, Kurt, Jason, Ann and John. She was a member of Elim Covenant Church and was loved by her neighbors, and her co-workers at the City of Moline Park and Recreation Department, where she worked as the bookkeeper. After Willis died, Shirley moved to Frostproof, Florida, where she remained until eight years ago, when she moved to be near family in Marietta.

Shirley loved Jesus, her family, her church, basketball, Bible Study, reading, gardening and lively banter on any topic.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willis, siblings, Kathryn Strobbe, Charles Soelzer, Ralph Soelzer and Pauline Stone and two infant grandsons, Shane and Andrew.

Shirley leaves a legacy of faith and humor in her children, Kurt (Doreen), Jason (Kris), Ann (Mark) Johnson, and John (Rhonda); grandchildren, Elaine, Angela (Lawrence) Culberson, Joy (Jerry) Hoffmann, Amanda (Aaron) Pettit-Shaheen, Carrie (Aaron) Roberts-Poppe, Joe, Ben (Tina) Johnson, Erik (Bethany) Johnson, Adam (Sheri) Johnson, Alexandria (Marco) Liubenov, Aaron and Abigail; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. All of her family will sorely miss her.

Shirley’s life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta. A second gathering will be May 20, 2017, at Elim Covenant Church, Moline. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, or to Tranquility Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta.

Pamela “Pam” J. Willis

ELDRIDGE — Pamela “Pam” J. Willis, 61, of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be noon Monday, Jan. 23, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Monday. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be left to the National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting rungemortuary.com.

Pam was born March 7, 1955, to Robert Lee and Lola Jean Wold. She graduated from West High School in Davenport. She married her high school sweetheart, Elbert, on Aug. 25, 1973. Pam was lovingly known as “Nana” to all the children who came into her care. She loved caring for newborns, which she enjoyed for more than 35 years.

Pam loved craft projects, sewing and crochet. She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed playing bingo every night that ended in a “y”. Her license plate even read “ILVBNGO.” Her family is comforted by the fact that they are reunited and the two “Nanas” are now together in Heaven playing bingo.

What really made Pam happy was caring for others. Her life revolved around her family and children. “Nana” was always able to make kids believe in magic.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, Elbert; one son, Robert (Elizabeth) Willis of Eldridge; daughters, Jeannie Miller (Dan Snyder) of Davenport; Jamie (Jason) Collier, of Durant, Iowa; father, Robert Wold of Bettendorf; grandchildren Natalie, Jacob, Lucas, Morgan, Taylor, Emily, Kaitlyn, Leola “Lili”, and Owen; and sister Robin (Bobalou) Thune.

Those preceding her in death are her mother, Lola Jean Wold, and a brother, Robert “Willy” Wold.

Neil F. Frahm

CLARENCE, Iowa — Neil F. Frahm, 89, of Clarence, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Mechanicsville (Iowa) Specialty Care.

Services are 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Clarence, with the Rev. Tommi Boeder officiating. Visitation is 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at Chapman Funeral Home, Clarence. Burial will be at the St. John’s Cemetery, Clarence, with military rites.

He was born, Sept. 28, 1927, in Clarence, to Fred H. and Emma (Boettcher) Frahm.

Neil was a member of Clarence American Legion Post 286 for more than 60 years and served his country in the Korean Conflict. He loved nature and all animals. Neil also worked for Younglove Construction for many years.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, sister, Leona; and three brothers, Freeman, Norman and Erwin.

Please, direct online condolences to chapmanfh.com.

Max O’Klock

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Max O’Klock, 95, of San Jose, California, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Amberwood Gardens in San Jose.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Max was born Oct. 21, 1921, in East Moline, the son of Dan and Annie Yuhas O’Klock. He married Halean W. Waddell on Oct. 23, 1940, in Joliet, Illinois.

Max owned and operated Maxie’s Nightclub, The Mainliner and The White Mule. After he sold his businesses, he worked for Brainerd (Minnesota) Honda where he became one of the top Honda salesmen in Minnesota.

Max was a member of Serbian Lodge 129, and in his younger years, he loved golf, fishing, hunting and horseback riding.

Survivors include his children, Pamela O’Klock, Max (Cheryl) O’Klock Jr., Danny (Diane) O’Klock, Mikel (Ann) O’Klock, and Taryn (Bruce) Schultz; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Danny O’Klock, granddaughter, Tiffany Schultz Porter.

Memories may be shared online by visiting esterdahl.com.

James “Jerry” Gerald Ishmael

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — James “Jerry” Gerald Ishmael, 80, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 24, 2016, after his battle with cancer. Jerry was born, July 28, 1936, in Moline to James H. Ishmael Jr. and Katherine Mae Swope.

Jerry retired from the Illinois National Guard after 38 years of service to his country with numerous awards and citations. After years of genealogy research of his bloodline, Jerry was accepted into S.A.R. (Sons of the American Revolution.)

He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Apgar) Ishmael, of Eden Prairie; a sister, Diane (Phillip) (Ishmael) Mathias, of Greenfield, Indiana; a son, Michael A. Ishmael, of Henderson, Nevada; daughters, Elizabeth Ishmael, of Eden Prairie, Karen (Joseph) Grow, of Minnesota; three grandchildren; four nephews.

Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis at a date to be announced later.

Debra L. Delgado

DAVENPORT — Funeral services for Debra L. Delgado, 57, a resident of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will take place at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. The family will greet friends from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Debra died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 14, at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street.

Debra was born Dec. 11, 1959, in San Diego, California. She was raised by her mother and step-father Agnes (Robbins) and Larry Hull.

Deb loved her family and friends and was a devoted grandma. She enjoyed trying her luck with scratch-off tickets, watching NASCAR, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and Chicago Cubs. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, collecting cow memorabilia, and her hats.

Survivors include her fiancé, Daniel Carrillo, Davenport; children, Julia (Chris) Banks, California, Rudolph (Cassie) Delgado, and Sonya Delgado (Jay Haddon), Davenport; grandchildren, Jacob, Alyssa, Lola, Austin, Summer, Hannah, Hunter; her mother, Agnes Hull; siblings, Robert (Kristine) Gladwell, Randy (Sara) Gladwell, Lee (Terri) Hull, and Jeannette Pickering, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Raymond Delgado, her stepfather, Larry Hull, and her beloved dog, Chico. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Debra’s obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.

Hubert Esser XXV

DAVENPORT — Hubert Esser XXV, 85, of Davenport, passed Jan. 17, 2017, at the University Hospitals, Iowa City, with his family by his side. Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the family.

Hubert was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Mannheim, Germany. He was the only child of Hubert and Therese (Lacher) Esser. Hubert attended the Humboldt Gymnasium in Mannheim. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Aachen, finishing with a master’s degree. He belongs to Bruderschaft Gotia Zerenia. He began his career with Heinrich Lanz AG, which was acquired by John Deere in Mannheim. He worked for Deere in Mannheim for 14 years, with stints in Italy and Thailand, before moving with his family to John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, in 1973. There he continued his work in reliability engineering until his retirement in 2000.

Hubert married Mathilde Imhof in Mannheim on March 13, 1959, following a seven-year courtship. He was a man of many interests: Formula 1 racing, model trains, astronomy, archaeology. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing and kayaking. He loved to travel, especially to the American Southwest, but his many journeys also took him to Puerto Rico, France, and even as far as Japan. He was a talented photographer and during his retirement, he made countless videos documenting all his travels. But his favorite thing of all was being with his family. Hubert always made plenty of time to be with his children and grandchildren.

Hubert is survived by Mathilde, his wife of more than 57 years; as well as by his children, Susanne (Thomas) Marier, Hubert (Eriko) Esser, and Marianne (Mike) Hartman; and by his grandchildren, Robert and Hannah Marier; Adina, Monika and Ken Esser, Caroline, Gabrielle, Cassidy and Atticus Hartman; by his cousin, Ulrike Esser-Schoch; and by his close friends Brenda and Alvin Spencer and Waltraud Martens.

The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Iowa Hospital ER, ICU, RSCCU and Palliative Care for the love and compassion they showed for Hubert and his family.

The family would also like to express its gratitude to the staff at Brown Deer Senior Living and Windmill Manor, both in Coralville, Iowa, where Hubert resided in the past months.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.

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