Laverne E. Bald

DAVENPORT -- Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Laverne E. Bald, 97, a resident of Davenport, will be Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore, Davenport. Private burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport, at a later date. The family will greet friends 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be a brief prayer service at 4:00 pm that all are invited to attend.

Laverne died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Kahl Home, Davenport.

Laverne Edward Bald was born on June 13, 1919 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada, to Harry E. and Alice M. (Flynn) Bald. He was raised in Davenport and graduated from St. Ambrose College. He met Shirley Ann Mielke at a dance hall where she was playing piano with the band. It was love at first sight for Laverne and he and Shirley were married on April 21, 1942, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Davenport. After serving four years in the Army Air Force in World War II, Laverne and Shirley settled in Davenport, where they raised their four children. They were lifelong members of Holy Family Parish.

Laverne worked in the accounting field as treasurer for Federal Bake Shops until 1960. He then went to work as Comptroller for Jaydon Distributors until he retired in 1992. His work ethic was unmatched.

Laverne and Shirley loved to polka dance and were members of the Iowa Polka Club. They enjoyed traveling with the club to dances throughout the Midwest. After moving to Courtyard Estates Assisted Living in Walcott, Laverne took to singing songs from the 30’s and 40’s. He enjoyed singing along with music groups that came to entertain at the Courtyard and each morning upon arrival in the dining room for breakfast, he would stop and sing a song to the diners and staff. While at the Courtyard, Laverne lovingly and tirelessly cared for Shirley. His life revolved around his wife and children, and providing a good life for them.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sisters of the Humility of Mary, 820 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, or the ARC of the Quad Cities, 4016 – 9th Street, Rock Island, IL.

Those left to honor Laverne are his children; Jacqueline (Bill) Overman, Leawood, Kan., Jerome (Vonnie) Bald, Davenport and Fred (Betsy) Bald, Los Angeles; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a daughter, Connie Lou Bald.

The Bald family would like to thank the staff at Courtyard Estates Assisted Living in Walcott for their care and kindness over the last five years.

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

Dolores Ann Williams

BETTENDORF -- Dolores Ann Williams, 79, of Bettendorf, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Services in celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, with Rev. Brian Akker officiating. Her family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens.

Dolores was born in 1937 in Geneseo, Ill., to Russell and Dorothy Jordon. She married Bill Williams on February 9, 1959, in Colona. She was a member of Christ’s Family Church.

She devoted her life to making a loving and nurturing home for her family and loved spending time with all of them. Dolores also enjoyed listening to Elvis and was a legendary baker.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; sons, Jim Williams of Pensacola, Fla., and Jerry Williams of Southington, Conn.; and three grandchildren, Jordon, Taylor Sue, and Jasper Williams.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Williams family by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com

Howard C. Wilcox

DAVENPORT --  Private family services were held to celebrate the life of Howard C. Wilcox, 99, a resident of Davenport, and inurnment was in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Mr. Wilcox passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the V.A. Hospital in Iowa City. Arrangements were entrusted to the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport.

Howard Clement Wilcox was born November 20, 1917, in Waterloo, Iowa, the 7th of 8 sons of William and Mary (Craig) Wilcox. Howard was united in marriage to his junior high school sweetheart, Dorothy Elizabeth Hall on October 5, 1945. Howard and Dorothy honeymooned in San Francisco for two years while Howard was healing from a combat wound. Howard was a 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. Army 7th Infantry Division from January 7, 1942, until he was honorably discharged July 8, 1947. He fought in battle in Attu, Leyte, Marshall Islands and Okinawa. His awards and recognitions included, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Theater Medal, four Bronze Stars, an Arrowhead, WWII Victory Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star.

Howard and Dorothy returned to Waterloo, where they raised their family and Howard proudly owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store “Wilcox Food Fair” for 40 years.

In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf at Byrnes Park for nearly 20 years with Dorothy and their friends. Howard and Dorothy moved to Davenport in 2002 to be near family. Howard was often referred to as the “energizer bunny”, as he was always on the move. He mowed his own lawn and shoveled snow well into his 90’s; and water skied with the generations into his 80’s.

He constantly wanted to be busy and was quite the handyman. It was entertaining to see how he could salvage anything using duct tape. He was a kid at heart always wanting to be part of the action, often instigating family fun. Our family gatherings will greatly miss his giant smile and positive personality.

Just 3 months ago, a beautiful love story ended when Dorothy passed away, leaving Howard lost without her. It was a love and marriage that lasted more than 70 years. All that knew them were lucky to witness the devotion and kindness they always shared. It is a rare gift to be given that kind of life. His family was incredibly blessed to have such role models. We hope their story will be told for many generations. Their beautiful love story is now complete.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving children; Becky Eiting, Davenport, and Tom (Terri) Wilcox, Traverse City, Mich.; grandchildren, Leilani (Casey) Neuroth Smith, Davenport, Lydia (Danny) Frazier, Iowa City, Dora Ann Wilcox, Traverse City, Mich., Kitsy Woods, St. Louis, Mo., and Scott Eiting, Bellingham, Wash., Stan (Catherine) Sunleaf, Fla.; great- grandchildren, Raina, Zadie, and Stella Smith, and Forrest and Tatum Frazier; and many loving extended family members.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Howard’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

Elizabeth C. Quick

DAVENPORT -- Elizabeth (Liz) C. Quick, 88, of Davenport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill., surrounded by her loving family. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory; visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island.

Elizabeth Cynthia (Moore) Quick was born January 12, 1929, in Davenport to the late William Robert Moore and Thelma Bynum Moore. She married Rudolph G. Quick, Sr., on February 2, 1946. in Rock Island. She was affectionately called “Sweetie Pie” by her closest nieces.

Liz was raised in the Catholic Church. She was an avid softball player in her younger years and was a member of many bowling leagues in the Quad- Cities. Liz was instrumental in bringing the Elite Temple #1265, I. B. P. O. E of W to fruition in Rock Island. Later, she became a member of the East Moline Temple. She worked at various places throughout her life, including retiring from Seaford’s Clothing, Rock Island. Liz enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Liz leaves behind to cherish her memory: daughter, Mamie Williamson (James); sons, Rudolph Quick Jr. (Doris Valentine), Minnesota; Roy Quick (Lisa), Davenport; and Dennis Quick, Rock Island; sisters-in-law, Dixie (Quick) Tinsley, Barbara Moore, and Hazel Moore, Rock Island; Grandchildren, Brittany Washington (Jacques), Justin “J” Wright, Marvin Taylor, Pamela Taylor, Rudolph Quick III (Ruby), and Dominique Quick; 25 great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughters, Freda Quick and Mary Quick; grandson, Anthony Quick; both parents; mother/mother-in-Law, Flora (Quick) Burris; brothers, Lavance, Robert, and Gail; and sister, Pearline.

Judy Settles

SILVIS --  Heaven was blessed with an Irish Angel on May 26, 2017. Judy Settles passed away at Genesis-Illini in Silvis. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to QC Paws.

Judy was born on May 13, 1944, in Melrose, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Catherine Ward. The family moved to East Moline when Judy was 6 months old. She graduated from United Township High School, Class of 1962. She worked at the East Moline State Hospital and retired from East Moline Correctional Center in 1999.

Judy loved to share witty stories of her family and Melrose, weekly lunches with her friends, collecting angels and everything Irish, enjoying winters in Florida with her husband and sister. Nothing was more dear to Judy's heart than cheering Amanda on at Softball games and Jared at Football. She was their biggest and proudest cheerleader in the stands.

Her survivors include her husband, Wayne, of 52 years, daughter, Chris (Chuck) Lambrecht, East Moline, siblings, Helen Bertram and William Ward of East Moline and Leo Ward of Des Moines and most importantly her grandchildren, Amanda and Jared Lambrecht, the light in her Irish Eyes.

Preceeded in death by her parents, siblings Mary Virnig, Carolyn Peters, Don Ward, John Ward and Marty Ward. Toodles to All...

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

Jerry and Janine Cunningham

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Graveside services for Jerry and Janine Cunningham, of Fort Myers, will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Pastor Matt Kamprath of First Lutheran Church, Geneseo, will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with a prayer at 10:30 a.m. at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, on Friday. Anyone wishing to attend at the graveside services, should be at the funeral home no later than 10:30 a.m. Jerry and Janine were married April 2, 1954, in Silvis. The Cunninghams lived in East Moline until 1980 when the couple moved to Fort Myers to enjoy the Florida sunshine. Jerry passed July 21, 1999, and was reunited with his beloved Janine on November 20, 2016. Together again forever. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com

David William Morales

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- David William Morales, 46, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

David was born on January 5, 1971 in Davenport. After graduating from high school, he went on to become a classroom aide with disabled children. He was a very caring and compassionate person and also loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, camping and especially building bonfires.

David is survived by his parents; Michele and Thomas Mahaffey of Cassopolis; wife, Cheri Morales; children, Christian Morales of Florence, Ala., and Jordan Ferrell of Nashville, Tenn.; stepsons, James (Lydia) Wilson of Benton Harbor, Eddie Wilson of Berrien Springs, and Max Wilson of Benton Harbor; two grandsons, Samuel and Grayson; siblings, John A. Morales II of Cassopolis, Wayne (Christy) Mahaffey of Decatur, and Christine (Wade) Landers of West Virginia; and many extended family members and close friends.

Funeral services to honor David’s life were held privately by his family.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Niles.

Peter E. McWilliams

EAST MOLINE -- Peter E. McWilliams, 61, of East Moline passed away May 24, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus. Per his wishes, there will be no services and he will be cremated. Quad Cities Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

Peter was born May 8, 1956, in Rock Island, the son of Joseph and Dorothy Patton McWilliams. He married Cindy Johnson, they later divorced. He then met the love of his life Jimmie Jo “JJ” Belman.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Harkey; companion, JJ Belman; son, Nathanael McWilliams; grandchildren, Kyle McWilliams, Chelsea McWilliams; Nathanael Almanza; great grandchild Hunter; sisters Judy (Sam) Seals and Mary Williams; brothers Joseph (June) McWilliams and Louis McWilliams.

Peter was preceded in death by his father; sister Dorothy June Hollingsworth; brothers William McWilliams and Gene Paul McWilliams.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.illowacremation.com

Merwyn W. Hasenmiller

GRAND MOUND, Iowa - Mr. Merwyn W. Hasenmiller, 86, of Grand Mound, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Genesis East, Davenport.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, at Saints Philip and James Catholic Church, Grand Mound with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and Vigil Service at 7 p.m. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Merwyn William Hasenmiller was born November 9, 1930, to Elmer Sr. and Frances (Dierickx) Hasenmiller on the family farm near Grand Mound. He graduated in 1948 from St. Joseph High School in DeWitt, and from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1950. Merwyn was united in marriage to Rhea Galloway on June 7, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. Merwyn farmed in the Grand Mound area his entire life and worked for a number of years at Caterpillar until it closed. Rhea preceded him in death on August 28, 2015.

Merwyn was a lifelong member of Saints Philip and James Catholic Church, Grand Mound. He enjoyed attending the school and athletic events of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, reading, playing solitaire on the computer, and watching the Cubs and Hawkeyes.

He is survived by his children, Lori (Kevin) Green of DeWitt, Lu Ann (Mike) Robbins of Davenport, Scott Hasenmiller of Grand Mound, and Paul (Gail) Hasenmiller of DeWitt; grandchildren, Katie (Lisa Dybvik) Green, Adam (Carrie) Green, Kelly Robbins, Jeff (Jennifer) Robbins, Justin (Jennifer) Hasenmiller, Jessica (Jon) Wood, Elizabeth (Aaron Sturtz) Hasenmiller, and Kyle (fiancé Katelyn) Hasenmiller; great-grandchildren Evie and Isabel Wood, and Brian Green; a brother, Elmer (Dorothy) Hasenmiller Jr.; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded by a brother, Donald (Rubye) Hasenmiller.

Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Homes. Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com

Scott R. Anderson

CHICAGO -- Scott R. Anderson, 32, of Chicago, formerly of Milan, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated later.

Scott was born April 29, 1985, in Moline, a son of Rick and Veta Brumbaugh Anderson. He graduated from Sherrard High School in 2003. He then attended Black Hawk College and later graduated from Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights. He currently was completing his Master's Degree at Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago. His focus was on urban ministry and children's chaplaincy.

His home church is Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island. While living in Chicago, he was attending Harvest Chicago West, where he worked and was active in the ministry for special needs children. Scott spent his life living for his Lord and Savior. He never knew a stranger and will be fondly remembered as a friend to all. He was an avid Chicago White Sox fan and loved basketball.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Rick and Veta Anderson, Milan; fiancée, Rachel Campbell, Chicago; brothers (and spouses), Wade (Andrea) Anderson, Rock Island, Jeremy (Kristin) Anderson, Davenport, Clint (Lindsay) Anderson, Rock Island, and Kyle (Rheanne) Anderson, Rock Island; nephews and niece, Gauge, Kylee, and Ashton Anderson; paternal grandparents, Richard and Jean Anderson, Matherville; maternal grandmother, Willa Maurine Brumbaugh, Davenport; uncles and aunts, Steve and Sue Brumbaugh, Davenport, and Rich and Karen Taets, Milan. Scott was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ray Brumbaugh and paternal aunt, Kathy White.

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

Todd Owen DeDecker

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Todd DeDecker, 60, passed away on May 15, 2017. He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie and Tiffany; and four brothers, Dennis, Doug, Peter, and Thomas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary, and father, Peter. Todd grew up in Davenport, graduating from Central High School in 1974 and then joining the U.S. Navy. Todd later moved to Clearwater, Fla., where he met Divina and started a family. Todd always had a big heart and loved his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

Beatrice Mueller

LONGMONT, Colo. --  Beatrice "Bea" Mueller, 99, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home in Colorado.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery.

Bea was born on March 4, 1918, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of William and Grace Nichols. She married Harold George Mueller on February 13, 1949 in Vinton. Prior to her marriage she worked in a library, Collins Radio and as a telephone operator. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Mueller was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island, for 54 years before moving to Colorado. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, reading, plants and flowers, animals and traveling.

Survivors include her daughters, Vickie Perez, Longmont, Lisa Ackerland, Rock Island; grandchildren, Jason (Melanie) Perez, Denver, Colo., Nicole Perez, Longmont, Zachary (Tracey) Williams, Moline, Anthony (Ashley) Williams, Rock Island, Marc (Angela) Williams, Rock Island; great-grandchildren, Lorna, Alex, Aaron, Marc Jr. and Maverick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, William and Grace; and brother, Charles.

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

H. John Lund

HOUSTON, Texas --  H. John Lund, 46 of Houston, formerly of Rock Island, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH).

John was born Jan. 8, 1971, in Moline, a son of Holger W. and Carolyn A. Woeber Lund.  He graduated from Alleman High School in 1989. John graduated in 1993 from Loyola University, Chicago.  He served on DSAH's Board of Directors for two years and was recently employed as a Development Professional to fund raise for Education for Life. 

John's passion was basketball. It was important to John to spread the love of the game and so while in Houston he volunteered with the basketball program at Strake Jesuit Collegiate Preparatory School. John found joy spending time with the members of the DSAH program and was able to share his love of basketball with them through the creation of the Buddy Basketball program.  John was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Lund of Taylor Ridge; brother, David (Lorri) Lund, Taylor Ridge; sisters, LuAnn Kerr, Rock Island, Kareen Lund, Rock Island, Sandy Stephenson, Rock Island, Linda (Leo) Schnoor, Wheaton, Ill., and Lorrie Huiskamp, Davenport; several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews. The family would like to express special gratitude to Lana Jabara, a close friend of John's. He was preceded in death by his father, Holger; his grandparents; brother-in-law, Joe Kerr and great-nephew, Jacob Shumaker.

Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com

Vernelle Wilson

BETTENDORF -- Vernelle Wilson, 85, of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at noon Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

Vernelle was born January 9, 1932, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Vern E. and Janet B. (Benedict) Christopher. She was united in marriage to Max E. Wilson on August 28, 1957, in Davenport.

Vernelle will be lovingly remembered by her husband Max; a brother, Jack Christopher in Toledo, Ohio, and four nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Vernelle’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com

Audrey J. Manson

BETTENDORF --  Audrey J. Manson, 88, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Fountains in Bettendorf.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. Visitation will be held 4 -7 p.m. Thursday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Audrey was born November 22, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Paul and Myrtle (Erickson) Larson. She was united in marriage to David W. Manson on September 15, 1962, in Chicago.

A graduate of Northpark College in Chicago and the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., Audrey designed jewelry which she had sold in her own shop. Later in life, she was an antique dealer.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, David; her daughter and son-in-law, Kim Ann and Greg Christensen of Coralville, Iowa; her son, Bruce Larson Manson of Orlando, Fla.; and her grandchildren, Jordan, Elle and James Christensen.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Audrey’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com

Pending Arrangements

Theresa M. Bauwens, 89, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are at Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.

David J. Hanghian, 63, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 26, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home.

William Henry Harvey, 89, of Moline, passed away on Friday, May 26 2017, at Trinity West Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline.

William Kludy, 72, of Davenport, passed away on May 27 2017. Arrangements are pending at The Runge Mortuary and Crematory.

Don Perks, 88, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Mercy Living Center South. Funeral arrangements are pending with Lemke Funeral Homes, Clinton.

Jocelyn Wolf, 46, of Donahue, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

Rita Marie O'Brien

MEDFIELD, Mass. — Rita Marie O'Brien, 79, formerly of Sherborn and Medfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Beloved wife of Joseph F. O'Brien, loving mother of Colleen Tincler and her husband Thomas, Daniel O'Brien and his wife Susan, Colette O'Brien and her husband Robert Polimou, the late Patricia Reid and Corine O'Brien. Cherished sister of Gerald Britt and the late Lawrence Britt. Also survived by 16 grand- and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring St, Medfield, Mass. Visiting hours will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Roberts Mitchell FH, 15 Miller St, Medfield, Mass. See www.robertsmitchell.com for additional information.

Margery "Marge" Shew

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — Margery “Marge” Shew, 92, of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and formerly of Bettendorf, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Black Hawk Senior Residence, Fort Atkinson. Graveside services will be 11 am Thursday, June 1, at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, for procession onto the Island. Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport, or to the Humane Society of Scott County.

Marge was born in 1924 to Al and DeIna Logan. She married Clarence R. Shew on June 30, 1957, in Davenport. He preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1976. Marge was an officer for Ragan Mechanical Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She was a longtime member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and was a volunteer with Genesis East Medical Center. She enjoyed her cats, animals, yardwork, flowers, reading, playing cards and traveling.

Survivors include her brother, Jack (Sharon) Logan; sisters-in-law, Ada Logan and Mavis Logan; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Theo Logan, Kathryn (Paul) Clark and Maxine (Carlin) Jones; brothers, John (Rhea) Logan, James Logan and Jay Logan; two nieces and two great-nieces.

Online condolences may be expressed to Marge’s family by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com

Douglas G. "Doug" Kleinsmith

 MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Douglas G. "Doug" Kleinsmith, 70, of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, May 25, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A celebration of Doug's life will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com

Lawrence H. Howell

 MILAN — Lawrence H. Howell, 69, of Milan, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home. Services for Mr. Howell will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorial may be made to the family.

Larry was born Sept. 21, 1947, in Rock Island, a son of Homer and Delores Mockmore Howell. He married Pamela McGonigle on Jan. 20, 1968. She preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 1989. Larry later married Shelley Paaske on Aug. 8, 1992, in Milan. Larry worked as a machinist at Case IH, Rock Island, for many years until his retirement. He had been a firefighter with the Blackhawk Fire Protection District for more than 24 years. Larry enjoyed camping, NASCAR and dirt track racing.

Survivors include his wife, Shelley; daughter, Denise (Rob) Gengler, Milan; stepchildren, Derek Hamilton, Ashly Hamilton and Garrett (Kelcy) Hamilton, all of Eldridge; grandchildren, Anna, Luke and Liam; siblings, Terry (Kathy) Howell, Coal Valley, Dave (Sue) Howell, Tucson, Ariz., Phyllis Moskowitz, Geneseo, Deb Howell, Aledo, and Wanda Moorman, Mediapolis, Iowa; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barb and Jack Paaske, Eldridge.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Pamela; and siblings, Carol Howell, Ray Howell, Albert Howell and Ellen Daly.

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

Richard D. Long

 BETTENDORF — Richard D. Long, 87, a resident of Bettendorf, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at his home.

Private family burial will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Genesis Hospice. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.

Born on Aug. 22, 1929, in Bettendorf, Richard was the son of Dewey and Lillian (Meier) Long. On Dec. 8, 1956, in Rock Island, he married Phyllis Jean Houston.

Richard served his country in the United States Navy from 1951–1954 during the Korean War. He worked for Iowa American Water Company for 38 years. Richard enjoyed, bowling, reading, doing puzzles and golfing, succeeding in securing two holes-in-one.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Brenda (Richard) Kapral of Deerfield, Wis., and Dana (Charles) Knapp of Inola, Okla.; son, Darren Long of Bettendorf; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Pamela (David) Leek of Mission, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bebe; and brother, Duane.

Condolences may be made to Richard’s family by viewing his obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com

Carolyn M. Gustafson

 BETTENDORF — Carolyn M. Gustafson, 84, a resident of Bettendorf, passed away, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Bettendorf Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Memorials may be made to Bettendorf Presbyterian Church.

Born June 11, 1932 in Iowa City, Carolyn was the daughter of Stephen and Gladys (Berry) Mizlo. On June 30, 1956, in Bettendorf, she married Richard Samuel “Dick” Gustafson Jr. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1986.

Carolyn was a graduate of the LPN program at St. Thomas Mercy Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa. Carolyn worked for 19 years with the Davenport School District in the Teen Age Parenting Program (TAPP), where she was affectionately known as “Mrs. G.” She retired in 1992. She was a member of the Pythian Sisterhood and Scottish-American Society, was a former Girl Scout Leader, and a volunteer at the Col. Davenport House. Carolyn was a faithful member of Bettendorf Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and circle leader. She was honored with the Presbyterian Woman of the Year award in 2013. Carolyn also won the award for most Flavorable Apple Pie at CASI.

Carolyn enjoyed baking, quilting, crocheting afghans, playing cards with her card clubs and great-grandchildren, and also taught many girls how to make baby blankets. To keep closer with her extended family, Carolyn joined the Cousins Group, meeting monthly, which produced many good times.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Susan (Barry) Gallagher of East Moline and Carrie (Brad) Wooldridge of Bettendorf; son, Richard “Sam” (Tania) Gustafson III of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Matt (Heidi) Erickson, Samantha Gustafson, Stephanie Gustafson and Joey Gustafson; great-granddaughters, Ella and Emma Erickson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Edward Mizlo.

Condolences may be made to Carolyn’s family by viewing her obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com

Helen Frisch Elmergreen

 BETTENDORF — Helen Frisch Elmergreen, 95, of Bettendorf, passed away  Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Bettendorf Health Care. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.

Helen was born Oct. 30, 1921, to Victor and Helen (Baehnk) Frisch. She graduated from Davenport High School and then began working at Burch’s Photography. Helen was united in marriage to Robert Elmergreen on Nov. 29, 1941, in Muscatine. She was a stay-at-home mom until after her daughters graduated, and then began teaching at Creative World Day Care. Helen spent many happy days teaching her 2 year olds, who adored her and knew her as “Mrs. Green.” After retiring from day care, she worked with her husband at Elmergreen’s Music House.

Helen was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Most of all, Helen loved entertaining and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Judi Martin; grandsons, Jeff (Aimee) Peters and Chris (Annika) Martin; great-granddaughters, Olivia and Emerson Peters, and Eleanor Martin; nieces, Carmella (Gary) Merhens, Nancy (Wayne) Marker; and nephews, Dennis (Judy) Frisch and Jim (Clara) Frisch.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jo Peters; three brothers, Henry, Carl and Victor Jr.; and a son-in-law, Robert Martin.

Online condolences may be expressed to Helen’s family by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com

Ailleen M. Cray

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Ailleen M. Cray, 68, a resident of Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. The family will greet friends Wednesday in the Gathering Space at church from 11 a.m. until the Mass time. Inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting Ailleen’s family with local arrangements.

Heaven’s choir added an extraordinary soprano when Ailleen Marie Engelmann Cray — beloved mother, sister, friend and colleague — entered God’s realm Dec. 27, 2016, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Ailleen was born Sept. 23, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Richard R. and Rita A. (Foley) Engelmann, then moved to Des Moines before settling in Davenport, where Ailleen attended St. Paul’s School, followed by Assumption High School. She graduated from Rosary College in Chicago with a degree in English and theater arts. She was a member of the Quad-City Genesius Guild, a community theater group specializing in classic Greek and Shakespearean drama.

In 1970, Ailleen married Thomas Cray and had to two children, daughter Michelle and son Thomas. A devoted member of church and active community volunteer, Ailleen eventually put her energy, enthusiasm and organizational skills to work in service to others, overseeing years of successful fundraising as director of the United Way in Garden City, Manhattan and Junction City, Kan. She was honored by Rotary International for the entirety of her contributions in August 2016 when she was named a Paul Harris Fellow.

In addition to the United Way, her mentoring skills were put to good use as director of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program, a training institute for future leaders in the area. Ailleen served in this role for almost 20 years, fostering community involvement and as an inspiration to scores of participants.

As a long-time member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Manhattan, Kan., she served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She later used her love of music and performance as a dedicated member of the choir. As a member of the choir, she fulfilled a life-long dream of traveling to Europe with the choir and performed on two trips to Italy. These travels were some of her most cherished memories, topped only by the joy she felt whenever she practiced and performed at her beloved “St. Issy’s.”

Ailleen Cray has provided us all with an example of selfless living. Her compassion for others coupled with her dedication to helping others in tangible ways shows us all how we can, and should, live our lives —  with consideration, with compassion, with understanding and with generosity. Mary Oliver beautifully describes Ailleen’s life and commitments in “The Summer Day” when she wrote,

“Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?”

Our world is lesser for the loss of her light, though Ailleen, even now, challenges us to take her place, to take up her mantle, to commit our “one precious life” to the betterment of others.

Ailleen is survived by her two children, daughter Michelle and her husband Richard Meier and son Josh Meier, and Ailleen’s son Thomas Cray Jr.; seven siblings, Richard Engelmann and his wife Sally, Dr. Gary Engelmann and his wife Lynn, Karen Engelmann Ulfers and her husband Erik, Matthew Engelmann and his wife Kathy, Jeffrey Engelmann and his wife Barbara, Charles Engelmann and his wife Luanne, and Brian Engelmann and his wife Tracey; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Junction City United Way, American Cancer Society or the St. Isidore Catholic Student Center.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Ailleen‘s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

Today's Services

Today

Kevin D. Benischek, 2-5 p.m., Desperado's, Wheatland, Iowa.

Alma Dannenfeldt, 11 a.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline.

Donald J. Davis, 10:30 a.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, East Moline.

Russell Orr, 11 a.m., Columbus City (Iowa) Cemetery.

Linda L. Prescott, 1 p.m., Credit Island Park, Pavilion 3, Davenport.

Robert Schoop, 4 p.m., Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, Iowa.

Shirley A. Strunck, noon, Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

Pending Arrangements

Pending

Scott R. Anderson, 32, of Chicago and formerly of Milan, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan.

Laverne E. Bald, 97, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at Kahl Home, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

Kathy Breitenstein, 86, of Swedona, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion, Ill.

Rhonda K. Eddy, 59, of Moline, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.

Marilyn E. Forslund, 93, of Normal, Ill., and formerly of Moline, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at Heritage Health, Normal. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.

Maralyn A. Guthrie, 91, of Annawan, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Vandermore Funeral Home, Atkinson, Ill.

Bernadine R. Jones, 88, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Trinity Bettendorf, Arrangements are pending at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo, Ill.

Douglas G. "Doug" Kleinsmith, 70, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away Thursday morning, May 25, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa. Arrangements are pending at Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa.

H. John Lund, 46, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Rock Island,  passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan.

Earl Martin McCullough passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.

Elizabeth Quick, 88, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at OSF Medical Center, Peoria. Arrangements are pending at Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 2106 7th Ave., Rock Island.

Donald Adrian Secrest, 82, of West Branch, Iowa, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017, at Cottage Grove Place, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements are in care of the United Methodist Church, West Branch.

 Robert Stirratt, 76, passed away Nov. 24, 2016, in Brandon, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

Dolores Ann Williams, 79, of Bettendorf, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

Pending Arrangements

Dorothy Nadine Brown, 77, of Hudson, Fla., formerly of Wilton, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Arrangements are in care of Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Lucy Casper, 83, of East Moline, died May 24, 2017. Arrangements are with Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.

Alfred L. Duck, 81, of Geneseo, Ill., passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline. Arrangements are in care of Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory.

Helen M. Elmergreen, 95, of Bettendorf, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Bettendorf Health Care. Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

Mary J. Fisher, 88, formerly of Charles City, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at Crestview Specialty Care Center in West Branch. Arrangements are in care of Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch.

Carolyn M. Gustafson, 84, a resident of Bettendorf, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.

Maralyn A. Guthrie, 91, of Annawan, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 25, at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo. Arrangements are pending with Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Atkinson.

Patricia A. Hansen, 64, of Rock Island, passed away Thursday May 25, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are in care of George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island.

Lawrence H. Howell, 69, of Milan, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan.

Margaret E. Isaacson, 98, of Moline, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.

Carol R. Kair, 76, of Clinton, passed away, May 24, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital – Davenport. Arrangements are pending at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Donald Secrest, 82, of West Branch, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch.

Stephen A. "Steve" Wiersema, 63, of Rock Falls, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Sauk Valley Senior Living & Rehabilitation, Rock Falls, Ill. Arrangements are in the care of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Fulton, Ill.

Today's and Tomorrow's Services

Today

Pinky Anderson, 10:30 a.m., Governor's, Bettendorf.

Esther R. Stuart, 10 a.m., St. Mathias Church, Muscatine.

Myrtle J. "Toody" Henneman, 11 a.m., Laurel St. Church of God, Freeport, Ill.

Monty P. McClellan, 10 a.m., St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf.

Mary E. Cox, 11 a.m., All Faith Chapel at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.

Tomorrow

Kevin D. Benischek, 2 - 5 p.m., Desperado's, Wheatland.

Russell Orr, 11 a.m., Columbus City Cemetery.

Donald J. Davis, 10:30 a.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, East Moline.

Alma Dannenfeldt, 11 a.m. at Christ King Catholic Church, Moline.

Linda L. Prescott, 1 p.m. at Credit Island Park, Pavillion 3.

Robert Schoop, 4 p.m. at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.

Shirley A. Strunck, noon, Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

Suzy Carroll

BETTENDORF -- Suzy Carroll, 70, of Bettendorf, passed away on May 23, 2017, following a brief illness. There will be cremation rites as per her wishes with no services. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com

Suzy was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed traveling, doing crafts, reading, cross stitching and buying from QVC.

Survivors include her mother, Marcella Carroll, a sister, Joanne and a brother, Jim.

James C. "Jim" Brown

BETTENDORF -- James C. "Jim" Brown, 68, of Bettendorf, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus in Davenport.

His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Davenport Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America-Quad-Cities Chapter 299. Those wishing to attend the committal service should meet at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bettendorf Fire Department or to the American Diabetes Association.

Jim was born March 5, 1949, in Davenport, the son of Elmer L. and Hazel J. (Hansen) Brown. Jim was a graduate of Davenport Central High School and had worked on his uncle’s farm in LeClaire as a teen.

He served in the United States Army in Germany for three years.

Jim was employed by the City of Bettendorf for 35 years in the Public Works Department. He enjoyed collecting toy tractors and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was an avid hunter in his younger years and he looked forward to attending the Mississippi Valley Fair every year. Jim always enjoyed his collection of cars and trucks through the years too.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughter, Amanda Adamson-Browder of Amarillo, Texas; his sisters, Elaine Miller of Rushville, Neb., Barb Loncarich of Bettendorf, Nancee (Tom) Moffit of LeClaire, and Shirley (DeWayne) Blank of Punta Gorda, Fla.; his brother, Merle Brown of Davenport; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Jim’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com

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