ELDRIDGE — Bernard “Ben” Burzynski, 68, a resident of Eldridge, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Trinity Rock Island after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at St. John Vianney, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf. The family will greet friends Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. There will be an additional visitation Wednesday from 10-10:30 a.m. in the gathering space at the church. Among survivors is his wife, Debbie. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the newspaper.
ELDRIDGE — Dr. Brent S. Ohl, 48, a resident of Eldridge, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Trinity Bettendorf. Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 16550 290th St., Long Grove. Burial will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Brent’s family will greet friends Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the church. There will be an additional visitation on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at church. Among those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy, and sons, Tom and Charlie. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A complete obituary will appear Tuesday’s edition of the Quad-City Times.
MILAN — Alice S. Layer, 96, of Milan, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at The Kahl Home, Davenport.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, with a rosary being recited at 3:30 p.m. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.
Alice was born on Dec. 18, 1919, in Moline, the daughter of Rene and Selma (DeWitte) Lievens. She married John Layer on Dec. 27, 1941, at Sacred Heart in Moline; he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1991. They were an established farming business for more than 40 years in Rock Island County. Alice was a member of St. Ambrose, Milan she enjoyed friends and family, visitors, reading, and watching her favorite teams: Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and her grandchildren's teams.
Alice is survived by her three children, Tina Elliott, Terry (Howard) Holladay, and Tom (Joyce) Layer, all of Milan; grandchildren, Joe (Kim) Elliott, Chris (Tracy) Elliott, Tom (Shannon) Elliott, Ryan (Clare) Holladay, Amy (Matt) Finley, Nick (Nicole) Layer, Natalie (Drew) Forest, and Nina (Roman) Runyan; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Layer; parents; son-in-law, Lonnie Elliott; and siblings, Elmer, Albert, Ernie, Marie, Josephine and Clare.
Online condolences may be left to Alice's family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
MUSCATINE — Betty M. Hyink, 82, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Premier Estates.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Cauley, of the Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Betty was born on May 11, 1934, in Muscatine, the daughter of Denver and Lela Saltz Snyder. She married Royce Hyink on Aug. 24, 1953, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
She had worked at Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors and was a Realtor for over 25 years.
She had attended Zion Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed golfing; working outdoors and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Enjoyed getting together with her classmates of 1953, from Muscatine High School.
Those left to honor her memories include her husband, Royce Hyink, of Muscatine; two sons, Steven Hyink and wife, Renee, of Muscatine, and Mike Hyink and wife, Tammy, of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Remy Duncan and husband, Kevin, Todd Hyink and wife, Katie, Tasha Woods and husband, Jim, Sara Kokos and husband, Levi, Tai Downs and husband, Randy, and Kelsie Martin and husband, Andrew; two stepgrandchildren, Neil Salek and wife, Phylicia, and Kaleena Barton and husband, Eric; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Snyder and wife, Georgia, of Muscatine; and one sister-in-law, Janet Snyder, of Muscatine.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Homer Snyder, and one stepbrother, Ernest Ross.
ROCK ISLAND — Doris L. Weintraut, 80, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at her home.
Services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 2106 7th Ave., Rock Island. Private family inurnment will be at Memorial Park, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at The Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BHASED-The Center or to Quad-City Animal Welfare Center.
Doris was born April 14, 1936, in Graysville, Missouri, a daughter of Iola Lawson. She was previously married to Eric Weintraut. First and foremost, she loved her family. Doris will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all.
In earlier years, Doris worked at The Plantation, Hollywood Supper Club, Ben's Gourmet House and The Gay Nineties Restaurant, where she felt she met her second family. She retired from Export Packaging, Milan.
She loved spending time with friends and family, cared deeply for animals and listening to jazz music. She was a member of the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals.
Surviving are her daughters, Dawn (Stephen) Atherton, Moline, Maria Craig, Rock Island, and Erica (David Wallace) Lowry, Rock Island; grandchildren, James, Brian and Tonya Atherton, Amanda (Jeremy) Trujillo, Jesse Atherton, Brandon (Amber) Weintraut, Desiree (Cory) Weintraut, Drake and Bryce Lowry; great-grandchildren, Emma Weintraut, Peyton Trujillo and Makenna Mason.
Doris was preceded in death by her mother and her son-in-law, D.J. Lowry.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.
EAST MOLINE — Louis Turilli, 101, of East Moline, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a Christian Wake service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Quad-Cities Honor Flight or to Christ the King Catholic Church.
Louis was born July 3, 1915, in Chicago, the son of Baccio and Eugenia (Cortesi) Turilli. He married Osvalda “Ozzi” Carmignani in Chicago. She preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2010.
During the years preceding World War II, Louis was employed by the Metropolitan State Bank, Chicago, for seven years. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in September 1942. At completion of basic training, he was selected to attend Officers Candidate School (OCS) at Field Artillery School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Upon graduation from OCS, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Field Artillery. His assignment was to the 27th Division located in the Hawaiian Islands. On June 1, 1944, the Division left the Hawaiian Islands and joined a large convoy for the attack on the island of Saipan. He was an Artillery Forward Observer on Saipan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for “while under machine gun and small arms fire, directed artillery fire to destroy a Japanese gun position that was holding up the advancement of the 3rd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Infantry Division.” He spent winter of 1944-1945 on the New Hebrides Islands to regroup and prepare for the next mission, Okinawa. On Okinawa, he was the Battery Executive Officer in charge of the battery’s 105mm howitzers.
When the war ended with the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, he was promoted to Battery Commander of “A” Battery. Immediately after that, General MacArthur signed the peace treaty with Japanese officials. He was flown into Japan with elements of the 27th Division to ensure the safety of the formal Army of Occupation that had already landed in Japan.
He left Japan on Dec. 1, 1945, arriving at home in Chicago on Dec. 27. He received his honorable discharge from the Army on March 31, 1946. He then married Osvalda (Ozzi) on April 28, 1946. His Army career of 42 months included 3 years, 7 months of active duty, of which, 2 years, 7 months was overseas. He missed Christmas at home 4 years, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945. For the next seven years, he owned and operated the family restaurant in Chicago. In February 1952, he entered civil service as a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of the Army. This service included employment with the Chicago Ordinance District, Army Procurement and Supply Agency, Joliet, Illinois, AMCCOM, Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in September 1976 as a Contracting Officer. He then went on to work as a self-employed Marketing Consultant to private Department of Defense contractors, retiring in September 1995.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline, Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society, AARP, Life member of the 27th Infantry Association, Honorary Life Member of Nations Association of Retired Federal Employees, a Lifetime Charter Member of the World War II Memorial society, Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation, a Founding Father of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, and a Life Member of the American Legion.
He was an avid Chicago White Sox fan and enjoyed following all sports with his three sons.
Survivors and (spouses) include his sons, Louis (Carole Bryan) Turilli, Roselle, Illinois, Larry (Laurie) Turilli, Bloomington, Illinois, James (Rodger Van Hyfte) Turilli, East Moline; grandchildren, Jaime (Randall) Turilli Bill of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Stacey (Jeffery) Runde of Cedar Falls, Matthew Turilli of Roselle, Victoria Bryan O’Neal of Austin, Texas, John (Katie) Bryan of South Elgin, Illinois, and James (Stephanie) Bryan of Bartlett, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Holden and Hadley Bill, Weston Runde, Katherine and Elliot O’Neal, Jackson Bryan, Phoebe Bryan, and Louie’s Angel; caregivers include Barb Wood, Cindy Bosold, Laura Witt, Dana Stahl, and B. J. Thomas.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers Dewey and William, and sisters, Lillian Fundahn and Lyda Deacetis.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.
BETTENDORF — Alan E. Stroud, 78, of Bettendorf, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be in Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Online tributes may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Alan was born on Sept. 29, 1937, the third son of William and Florence Stroud. He graduated from Davenport High School in June of 1955. After graduation, he went to work for Beling Engineering as an apprentice draftsman.
In December of 1956, he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1977. He met and married his wife in Germany in 1967. After retiring from the Air Force, they moved to LeClaire. In 1981, he went to work for the City of LeClaire Public Works Department. He retired from the city in 2002.
He was a 50-year bowler and enjoyed gardening and home improvement projects. He was an avid fan of Iowa football and basketball.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karin, in November 2011.
He is survived by his son, Dwayne, and daughter-in-law, Rhonda; grandson, Blade; and brother, Jack.
DAVENPORT — Albert P. “Al” Sebille, 80, a resident of Davenport, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Al died suddenly of a cardiac event.
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Al will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore St., Davenport. Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. The family will greet friends 4-7 p.m. Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport. There will be a prayer service offered at 4 p.m. Monday to begin the visitation
Albert was born Jan. 23, 1936, in St. Joseph, Missouri, a son of Donald and Mary (Bucher) Sebille. After his mother passed, Al and his two brothers went to a live in a Catholic orphanage in St. Joseph, where he was raised by the nuns and priests, and later graduated from high school at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. Al served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was united in marriage to Margaret C. “Marge” Denny on Aug. 31, 1963, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Wednesday, they would have shared their 53rd anniversary.
Al was self-employed as a ceramic tile and marble installer. He loved his work and had a reputation in his trade as a meticulous craftsman. He was well-regarded for all the beautiful jobs he completed. He often shared his talents, donating his time and expertise to many organizations and to Holy Family Parish leaving a lasting legacy of his life’s work.
He was a member of Holy Family Church for more than 51 years. He was a 40-plus years, life member of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local 6, Rock Island; a 40-plus years life member of the Knights of Columbus Loras Council 532; Elks Lodge 298, Moose Lodge 28, and a lifetime member of Boys Town Alumni Association.
Al cherished his family and enjoyed the time they spent together. He also had a special place in his heart for animals, especially dogs. In his free time, Al enjoyed golf and traveling around the United States, Canada, Europe and Ireland.
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Church or to King's Harvest Pet Ministry.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Marge, Davenport; daughters, Lynne Sebille-White and her husband, Scott, Iowa City, and Michelle Sebille (fiancé Mark Wilson), Davenport; granddaughter, Lauren White; brothers, Donald (Cathy) Sebille, Davenport, Richard Fitzgerald, St. Joseph; a sister-in-law, M. Pauline Sparger, Buffalo, Indiana; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, W. George Denny. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Al’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
MOLINE — Ilene Lorraine Hedstrom, 84, of Moline, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Dallas, where she lived the past two years.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, with visitation from 9-10 a.m. before the services.
Following services, private family inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.
DAVENPORT — Lois Mary Johnson passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Davenport. Private services were held Friday, Aug. 26 at the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Memorials may be made to King's Harvest Shelter or Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Lois was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Davenport, to Herbert and Josephine Walker Denger. She was united in marriage to Wayne R. Johnson on July 17, 1943, in Davenport. Her early years included helping her grandfather at their grocery store on Brady Street and working at the Rock Island Arsenal, where she met Wayne. She and Wayne were members of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bettendorf and former members of Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island.
Lois was a loving wife and mother devoting her life to raising her family. She provided encouragement and direction along with love and support.
Left to honor her memory include her children, Cynda Strong, Springfield, Molly Holst, LeClaire, and Richard Johnson, Long Grove; a brother, Jack Denger, Davenport; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne, in November 2010; brothers, Richard and Don Denger; sisters, Margaret O’Hare and Jane Landhauser, and a daughter in infancy.
Special thanks to the Kahl Home Staff for their professional support.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
MUSCATINE — Audrey Pearl Babbitt, 80, of Muscatine, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her home.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at St. Mathias Church. The Rev. Hai Dinh will officiate. Casket bearers will be her sons and grandsons. A time of food and fellowship will be held following the Mass at Gannon Hall. Burial will take place in Conesville Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Bob Babbitt. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Audrey was born July 21, 1936, in Muscatine, the daughter of Ivan and Ethel Hayes Ray. She was a graduate of Muscatine High School. Her marriages include Joe Fry, Larry McDaniel and Gene Lamoreux. She married Robert "Bob" Babbitt on Aug. 16, 1975.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking for her family. She also enjoyed bingo and going to yard sales. She participated in horseshoe tournaments and won several awards.
Those left to honor her memories include her husband, Bob Babbitt of Muscatine; four sons, Mike Fry of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Scott McDaniel and wife, Melissa, of Wapello, Iowa, Steve Lamoreux of Moscow, Iowa, and Robert D. Babbitt and wife, Lisa, of Muscatine; three daughters, Linda Cambridge and husband, Jim, of Muscatine, Terri Zane and husband, John, of Kewanee, Illinois, and Christine Ralls of Ely, Iowa. She has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Dan Fowlie, and wife, Betty, of Muscatine; and two sisters, Iris Moore of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and June Adam of Bettendorf.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Ray, and one sister, Gloria Reed.
MOLINE — Linnea J. “Whoopie” VanAcker, 87, of Moline, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, Moline. Burial is at Moline Memorial Park.
Linnea was born June 19, 1929, in Moline, the daughter of Everett A. and Josephine Nelson Culbertson. She married Fred Van Acker on Oct. 25, 1958, in Hampton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2009.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Mary’s Church.
She and her husband, Fred, owned and operated the Yankee Doodle Tavern for 35 years, retiring in 1984.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, a life member of Oakwood Country Club, the East End Club, the Viking Club, the Rock Island County Tavern Association, and the Illinois Retail Liquor Association. They were one of the first taverns to offer the Illinois Lottery.
Survivors include sons and daughters in law, Michael and Kathy VanAcker, Sherrard, Illinois, and Greg and Ellie VanAcker, Sacramento, California; grandchildren, Jessica, Robert and Thomas; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Ruby Culberston, Moline; sister-in-law, Jeanne (Steve) Leydens, Cordova, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Everett.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com.
DALLAS, Texas — Leah Alice Corken, 83, passed away Aug. 19, 2016, of natural causes. She was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Rock Island. As a beautiful young woman, Leah married John and began a lifetime of international adventure, making great friendships along the way. Their lives took them to Mexico, Brazil, London and Sun City Center, Florida. Her passions in life were her family, volunteering for the United Service Organizations (USO), golfing, and traveling to many exotic places around the world. While living in Sun City Center, she was an active member of her church, loved catching the latest movie and, most of all, spending time with her children and six grandchildren.
Following John’s death in 2009, Leah moved to Dallas, Texas, to enjoy the next six years of her life near her daughter, Mary Jo, and her husband, Dr. Dee Jennings. She was the glue in our family and we will all miss her very contagious laugh, beautiful smile and expressive eyes.
Leah is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Leah Carron of Rock Island; her siblings, and her beloved husband of 55 years, John Corken. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jim Cullen of Naples, Florida; her son and daughter in-law, Matthew and Alene Corken of Medina, Minnesota, and her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Dr. Dee Jennings of Dallas, Texas, in addition to her beloved grandchildren, Lauren Cullen; James and his wife, Courtney Cullen; Sean Cullen; Catie Corken; Emily Corken and Mandy Corken.
Leah will be joining her husband, John, at their final resting place at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USO (www.uso.org) or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. (www.pancan.org).
BLUE GRASS — Cecil M. Ritter, 76, of Blue Grass, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at his home.
Funeral services will be noon Monday, Aug. 29, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial with military honors conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 299 will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the family.
Cecil was born July 8, 1940, in Davenport, the son of Frederick “Fritz” and Lilly (Hultquist) Ritter. He was united in marriage to Diane J. Beck-Simatovich on May 28, 1994, in Davenport.
A graduate of Bettendorf High School, Cecil played football and took second in state as a wrestler. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1967 and boxed in the Corps.
He was employed for 35 years by Oscar Mayer and worked part-time for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He enjoyed fishing trips with his family, camping and hunting. Cecil collected Depression glass and also enjoyed playing cards, bowling and spending time outdoors.
Those left to honor Cecil’s memory include his wife, Diane; his daughters, Anna (Steve) Peary of Marshalltown, Iowa, Melissa Simatovich of Davenport and Michelle (Ed) Dooley of Blue Grass; his sons, Cecil (Joy) Ritter II of Phoenix, Gene (Tina) Simatovich of Davenport and Scott (Melissa) Simatovich of Davenport; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and a great-granddaughter to arrive soon, named after Cecil, Makenna Cecelia Rose; his sisters, Roma (Ron) Fellner of Durant, Iowa, Betty (Gary) DeCraene of Pleasant Valley, Sandy Downing of Davenport, Donna (Chuck) Mancil of LeClaire, and Lori (Gary) Tilton of LeClaire; his brothers, Fred (Sandy) Ritter of Bettendorf, Jack Ritter of Bettendorf and Stephen Ritter of Bettendorf.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like express special thanks to Genesis Hospice for all their care and concern for Cecil during this time.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Cecil’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.
BETTENDORF — Mary L. Duncan, 96, of Bettendorf passed away after a brief illness Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be determined.
Mary was born Dec. 31, 1919, near Sherrard, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Mary(Cooper) Little. She was united in marriage to Harvey R. Duncan on Aug. 2, 1938. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1992, after 53 years of marriage.
Mary was a very loving mother and homemaker. Her family was her prime interest. She enjoyed visits and family trips.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Harvey Duncan, Bettendorf; daughters, Denise Duncan, Bettendorf, and JoAnn(Ron) Johnson, Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Randy (Melanie) Duncan, Debra Duncan and Michael(Melissa) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Colton Johnson, Lucas and Julia Duncan.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George, Clarence and Robert; and a daughter-in-law, Jean Duncan.
Condolences may be made to Mary’s family by viewing her obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.
FRUITLAND, Iowa — Carla Robertson, 41, of Fruitland, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, with visitation from 9:30-11 a.m. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be directed to her son’s education fund. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Carla Rosmann was born April 19, 1975, in Kentucky, the daughter of Paul and Darlene (Fues) Rosmann. On June 25, 2011, Carla was united in marriage to Donald “Grant” Robertson in Muscatine. Carla worked for Letica Corporation and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Carla will be deeply missed by her husband, Donald “Grant” Robertson of Fruitland; son, Zachery Robertson at home; three step-children, Wesley Robertson (Lacey Lewis) of Muscatine, Casey Robertson of Columbus Junction and Randy Robertson of Muscatine; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Jade Robertson; seven siblings, Diane (Ron) Kean of Illinois City, Wendy Rosmann of Galesburg, Illinois, Angie Rosmann of Galesburg, Paul (Vicki) Rosmann of Illinois City, Jim Rosmann of Illinois City, Faith Krueger of Illinois City, and Hope (Joseph) Nelson of Alpha, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Samuel Cody Vinar; and sister, Amber Lynn Rosmann.
ROCK ISLAND — Marjorie L. Koch, 88, of Rock Island, formerly of Preston, Iowa, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston, with the Rev. Larry Conway officiating. Burial is in Preston Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St., Moline, and one hour before services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston, or Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline.
Marjorie Lola Maltas was born April 22, 1928, in Reliance, South Dakota, to Thomas and Mary Ruchotzke Maltas. She married Donald Koch on June 29, 1947, in Preston. She owned and operated Margie’s Beauty Shop in Preston for several years. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and was a member of the Iowa Hairdresser Association, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Preston. She and Don hosted seven foreign exchange students and enjoyed traveling to visit them.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Donald; three children and their spouses, Michael Koch and Thomas Coppess of Moline, Denise and Robert Downey of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Lori and Robb Ketelsen of Osco, Illinois; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Lance Koch, Matthew and Sarah Downey, Megan and Kevin Nagel, Mitchell and Jillian Downey, Rylie and Sheldon Miller, Casey and Megan Ketelsen, and Cody and Emily Ketelsen; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Marjorie’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
DAVENPORT — Lorant “Rancy” Tucker, 52, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Services in celebration of her life will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 W. 14th St., Davenport. The Rev. Rogers Kirk will officiate. Rancy’s family will greet friends at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting her family with arrangements.
Rancy was born in 1964 in Helena, Arkansas, to Joe Holden and Bertha Cooke. She married Joseph Tucker on March 24, 2000, in Davenport. She was the prep cook for Olive Garden for 21 years until she retired last October for health reasons. She was also very active with Third Missionary Baptist Church and with her grandchildren.
Rancy is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Jessica Crockett and Monica (Domonique) Parrow; sons, Jessie Crockett Jr., Terence (Nicole) Crockett and Emmons (Lucci) Green, all of Davenport; her step-father, James Cooke of Helena, Arkansas; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Linda (Willie) Bailey, Ula Cooke and Latashia Cooke; brothers, Joe Holden, Freddy (Tavisha) Cooke, Adolph (Sheila) Cooke, Theodore Cooke, Michael (Juanita) Cooke, James Cooke Jr. and Dwight Cooke, all of Davenport; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hazel Carter and Mary Smith; brothers, Donald Ray Cooke, Thomas Lee Cooke and Kevin Cooke, and her special niece, Shaniia McDowell.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to Rancy’s family by visiting her obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.
WALCOTT — Kathleen Ann Yingling, 73, of Walcott passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.rungemortuary.com.
She was born Nov. 28, 1942, in St. Louis, to Otto and Bernice (Walk) Boerner. Kathleen was united in marriage to David E. Yingling on Jan. 30, 1968. After 42 years of marriage with the husband she adored, he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2011.
Family was very important to Kathleen. She loved her children greatly and adored her husband. Kathleen loved the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues hockey, and all animals, especially her Boston Terriers. She loved drag racing and went to Indianapolis for 12 years with her son. After many years of enjoying her time in bowling leagues, she joined the Davenport Senior Bowling League. Kathleen also enjoyed ceramics for many years. She was a great friend to have. Kathleen was a very caring and loving.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, David Yingling, Newton, Iowa, and Brian (Stacey) Yingling, Walcott; grandchildren, Jamie Mason, Fort Madison, Iowa, Ashten Songer, Davenport, Brook Strohm, Davenport, and Jake; great-grandchildren, Sebastian Mason, Rylee Songer, Christian Bowman, Morgan Jones and Axel Alatorre; brother, Jerry (Barb) Boerner, St. Louis; sister Caroline (Gene) Stone, Henderson, Kentucky; nieces, Nikki (Sean) Patterson, Ginny (Caleb) Classe, and Peggy (Mike) Kirk, all of St. Louis; nephew, Chuck (Nikki) Boerner, St. Louis; three great-nieces; one great-nephew; and one great-great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband.
DAVENPORT — Leo Francis Kedley, Davenport, passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Monday, Aug. 29, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division St., Davenport. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, DeWitt, Iowa. The family will greet friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Gathering Space at Our Lady of Victory. There will be a Legion of Mary Rosary at 2 p.m. and a prayer service at 4:30 p.m., that all are invited to attend. There will be additional visitation Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leo was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Monmouth, Iowa, son of Harry B. and Margaret A. (Curtis) Kedley. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School, DeWitt. He served our country in the US Army during World War II.
He was united in marriage to Jane Catherine Lawlor on April 29, 1950, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Jane preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 2007, after 57 years of marriage.
Leo farmed in DeWitt, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Sierra Club, Davenport, and the American Legion Post of DeWitt.
This “Ol’ Irishman” enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor, playing cards, and following sports, especially the Cubs and Packers. However, most important was his faith, and he prayed daily for others.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church Foundation.
Those left to honor Leo’s memory include his children, daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Rob Bachhuber, Gilbert, Arizona, Anne and Dave Williams, DeWitt, and Kate and Pat Chartrand, Lisbon, Wisconsin; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Julie Kedley, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Tom (Whitney) Williams, Ellie Williams, Jacob Kedley, Daniel Chartrand and Sarah Chartrand; a brother, Dorrance (Therese) Kedley, DeWitt; a sister-in-law, Margaret Kedley, DeWitt, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jane; infant twins, Mary and Joseph; son, Mike Kedley, and siblings, Marcella Kedley, Lucille Gindorff, and Loras and Harold Kedley. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to the family by visiting Leo’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
BLUE GRASS — Cecil M. Ritter, 76, of Blue Grass, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at his home.
Funeral services will be noon Monday, Aug. 29, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Ritter's full obituary will appear in Sunday's Quad-City Times.
WAPELLO, Iowa — Marjorie Jean ‘Marge’ McGowan, 70, of Wapello, passed away with her family by her side on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. She was born on July 3, 1946, in Wyman, Iowa, the daughter of John and Wilma Martin Long.
Marge was a waitress at the Catfish Place in Nichols, Iowa, for 22 years and finished her working career at the Wapello Community School District, working in the kitchen. She really enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren. Marge loved Elvis, the Eagles and Boston, and would sing out loud like nobody was listening.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, April Templeton, and by a man, she always loved, Allen McGowan whom she married on Sept. 1, 1977, in Muscatine. They later divorced.
Her family includes sisters, Joy Smith of Rockford, Illinois, and Linda Brown of Wapello; brothers, Alvin Long of Muscatine and Gary Long of Mechanicsville, Iowa; four children, Lori Bassett of Muscatine, Rich Petty of Oakville, Iowa, Tracy McGowan Huston of Muscatine, and Scott McGowan of Wapello; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her cat, Fancy.
There will be a Celebration of Life potluck beginning at noon Sept. 11 at the Oakville Community Building.
Arrangements and cremation are being cared for by the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.
Condolences may be given and viewed at www.dudgeonmcculley.com.
BLUE GRASS — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Eunice E. Van Laarhoven, 83, a resident of Blue Grass, will be 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 333 W. Lotte St., Blue Grass. Burial will be in Blue Grass Cemetery. The family will greet friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport with a prayer service and time of sharing at 3:45 p.m. Eunice died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Eunice Elaine Bolstad was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Gilman, Wisconsin, a daughter of Norman and Bernice (Wells) Bolstad. She was united in marriage to Vernon C. Van Laarhoven on Nov. 21, 1953, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Medford, Wisconsin. Vern preceded her in death on April 12, 2012.
Eunice was a 1950 graduate of Gilman High School and later graduated from Medford Teachers College. She taught third and fourth grade for many years in Wisconsin.
Eunice enjoyed dancing, reading, traveling, playing cards and crossword puzzles. She was also a wonderful cook. Most importantly, she enjoyed being around her family.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children, Charles (fiancée, Jocy Henry) Van Laarhoven, Buffalo, Carla Dacon, Rock Island, and Sherry (Tom) Estrada, Blue Grass; five grandchildren, Heather Van Horn, Eric (Molly) Van Laarhoven, Aaron Dacon, Andy Dacon and Anthony Van Laarhoven; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Bunch, Chloe Van Laarhoven and Nathan Van Laarhoven; special grandchildren, Hudson and Tyler; and sisters, Fern Johnson, Sheldon, Wisconsin, and Clarice Gabryel, Gilman, Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Harvey, and a sister Mina Lee. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Eunice’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
DAVENPORT — Funeral services to celebrate the life of Eric V. Henderson, 43, a resident of Davenport, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in the All Faith Chapel at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport. Honoring his wish, the rite of cremation will follow the service. His family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Eric passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.
Eric Vinson Henderson was born April 10, 1973, in Davenport, a son of Dennis V. and Tresea (Geneseo) Henderson. He was a 1991 graduate of Davenport West High School. Eric was united in marriage to Pamela Nelson on March 25, 2000, in Davenport.
Eric enjoyed fishing, hunting, and bowling. He was an avid sports watcher and his children’s biggest fan.
Memorials may be made to his family.
Eric is survived by his wife, Pamela, their children, Santana Bribriesco, Erica and Matthew Henderson, Ahnna and Natasha Ashraf, all of Davenport; a sister, Amanda Henderson, Davenport; two aunts, Mary Geneseo and Shirley (Bill) Gobb, all of Davenport; and surrogate parents, Doyle and Darlene Minicks, Rock Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Eric’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
RAPIDS CITY — Linda J. DeWitt, 72, a long-time resident of Rapids City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, surrounded by family and friends. Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 9412 228th St. North, Port Byron. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Rapids City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Gibson–Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron is responsible for arrangements.
Linda was born May 28, 1944, the daughter of Bloice Burnell and Wilma (Edwards) Perkins. She graduated from Riverdale Senior High School in 1962. Linda married Douglas Lee DeWitt on June 6, 1964. While here, Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bingo, euchre and bunco, as well as crocheting. She worked various jobs, including McKay’s Plating in Hampton, Rock Island Arsenal, waitressing, and as a hairdresser. Linda was involved with Rapids City Youth and Hampton Township, where she coordinated co-ed softball for many years.
Linda’s kind heart and giving spirit touched the lives of many. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Douglas; three sons, Darrell (Josie) DeWitt, Rapids City; Dirk DeWitt (Brigitte Watson), Bettendorf; and Darren (Lisa) DeWitt, Moline; aunt, June Edwards, Pontiac, Illinois; sister, Doris Wildermuth, Port Byron; brother, Larry Perkins, Port Byron; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren (with one on the way); nieces; nephews; cousins, friends and her cat, Harley. She was preceded in death by her parents. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com.
DAVENPORT (formerly of Fremont, New Hampshire.) This week witnessed the passing of Wilfred "Woody" West, Aug. 20, 2016, and Dorma West, Aug. 23, 2016. Married for nearly 63 years, they are now on their final journey together.
A private graveside ceremony will be at a later date at their home in New Hampshire. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of the Cremation Society of the Quad-Cities.
They are survived by their sons, Bruce (Linda) and Cory (Cindy); grandchildren, Caroline and Carl; step-grandsons, Chad and Andy (Collette) Rhoades; and their great-grandson, Maverick.
The family would like to thank the Kahl Home for Dorma’s exceptional and loving care these last few months; Silvercrest Retirement Community, Woody’s home away from home, and Hospice Compassus for their kind and compassionate support.
ROCK ISLAND — Marjorie L. Koch, 88, of Rock Island, formerly of Preston, Iowa, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston, Iowa, with the Rev. Larry Conway officiating. Burial is in Preston Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St., Moline, and one hour before services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston, or Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline.
Marjorie Lola Maltas was born April 22, 1928, in Reliance, South Dakota, to Thomas and Mary Ruchotzke Maltas. She married Donald Koch on June 29, 1947, in Preston. She owned and operated Margie’s Beauty Shop in Preston for several years. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, and was a member of the Iowa Hairdresser Associations, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Preston. She and Don hosted seven foreign exchange students, and enjoyed traveling to visit them.
Marjorie is survived by three children and their spouses, Michael Koch and Thomas Coppess of Moline, Denise and Robert Downey of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Lori and Robb Ketelsen of Osco, Illinois; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Lance Koch, Matthew and Sarah Downey, Megan and Kevin Nagel, Mitchell and Jillian Downey, Rylie and Sheldon Miller, Casey and Megan Ketelsen, and Cody and Emily Ketelsen; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Marjorie’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
ROCK ISLAND — Jack D. Stark, 87, of Rock Island, formerly of Milan, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Friendship Manor Benevolent Fund.
Jack David Stark was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a son of Troy and Edith Qualls Stark. He moved to Rock Island to marry the love of his life, Alyne Jones, on July 16, 1950, in Rock Island. She died Aug. 5, 2013.
Jack worked at International Harvester Farmall Works, Rock Island, for more than 35 years, retiring when the plant closed. He worked many other jobs part-time to help support his growing family. He was a courier for First National Bank of Rock Island until it was time to care for his wife.
Jack was a member and active board member of First Church of the Nazarene, Rock Island, for many years. He enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels, cooking, playing the harmonica and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Dave and Angie Stark, Rock Island, Kathy and Tim Alderson, Tampa, Florida, Terry and Kathey Stark, Momence, Illinois, and Debra Fowler, Dixfield, Maine; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister and brother in-law, Patsy and Dick Souza, of Colorado; sister-in-law, Katherine Stark, Moline; and sister- and brother in-law, Louise and Dick Diamond, Rockford, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alyne; his parents; brothers, Bill and Max Stark; and grandson, Donald Fowler III.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Friendship Manor, Silver Cross Nursing Center and Hospice Compassus for the loving care given to Jack during his last years.
Condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.
LaGRANGE, Illinois — Sandra Alice Lind passed away Aug. 20, 2016, in LaGrange, Illinois. She was born Sept. 19, 1941, to Melvin and Gladys Lind. The second of three daughters born to the family, she was raised in Rock Island. A 1959 graduate of Rock Island High School, she attended Augustana College and worked at Bituminous Insurance before marrying Thomas Lenz, a 1960 graduate of Rock Island High School. Living in Rock Island and Milan, over the years, the couple had three children, Thomas, Christine (who died at birth) and Wendy. The couple divorced in 1980 and she did not remarry.
While living in Rock Island, she worked many years in the Probate and County Divisions of the Rock Island County Courthouse. She later changed careers, discovering a love of the construction industry. She worked with contracts and contractors on projects including SouthPark Mall, Moline. In 1993, she moved to Pasadena, California. She spent many years working for general contractor, Kajima Construction, handling contracts and administrative duties, on the expansion of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. She retired from Kajima Construction, left California, and lived in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and Tucson, Arizona, before returning to Illinois.
She loved her family, plants, flowers, archaeology, reading, her pet birds, and travel. She took great pride in inspiring her children to work hard in order to pursue their respective studies and careers. A smile and a kind heart accompanied her everywhere she went. She is survived by a son, Thomas Lenz of Pasadena, California; a daughter, Wendy Vandemark of Brookfield, Illinois; five grandchildren, and many family members living across the United States.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 47th Street and Brainard Avenue, LaGrange.
BETTENDORF — Robert Masters, 87, of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services, Davenport.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Those wishing to attend should meet at 1:45 p.m. at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St., Moline. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of the Cremation Society of the Quad-Cities.
Robert Joseph Masters was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, to Robert and Anna (Peshla) Masters.
Happily married to Justina “Tina” Howansky in 1951, Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Bob is survived by his wife, Tina; children, Robert (Marilyn) Masters, Michael Thomas Masters, Richard Masters, Linda Masters and Chris (Tony) Podlashes; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frank Richard Masters.
Visit Bob’s personal tribute page at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com to share stories and condolences, and light a free candle in his memory.
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