Vickie N. Martzahn

DAVENPORT -- Vickie N. Martzahn, 71, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Genesis-East Rusholme Street. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, March 25, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the family for the charity of family’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

She was born May 10, 1945, in West Liberty, Iowa, daughter of Virgil Nauman and Carla Christensen and Bud Phend. Vickie Nauman was united in marriage to Richard Martzahn on Sept. 5, 1975, in Davenport. He preceded her in death in December of 2008.

Vickie was employed with the Davenport School System as a para-educator. She adored the special education students she worked with. Vickie was known for her very generous personality, giving to everyone, whether she knew them or not. She loved reading. She will be remembered as the life of the party and an “old hippie.” Her favorite word was “Peace.”

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Tammy (Douglas) Canada of Davenport, and Tina Jarvis of Tucson, Arizona; granddaughters, Lauren and Lindsey Heidt; two great-grandsons, Dorian and Declan; brother Kelly (Sandy) Phend of Florida, Perry (Lori) Phend of Wisconsin; sister, Penny (Mike) Cmehil of Ohio; nieces and nephews, Garry Toliver, Teri Toliver, Michael Toliver, Sara Toliver and Jody Teepe, Kyle Phend, Kandy Lange, Angela Selchter, Daniel Palmer, Michael Cmehil, Doug Cmehil, Steven Cmehil, Jeremy Cmehil, and Katie Phend.

Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Priscilla Toliver and brother, Marvin Daulfeldt.

Steven L. Churchill

DAVENPORT — Steven L. Churchill, 51, of Davenport, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services in celebration of his life will be held at 11 am, Saturday, March 25, at First Christian Church, 510 E. 15th St., Davenport, with the Rev. Linda Hunsaker officiating. Interment will follow in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Quad-Cities Toys for Tots, for which he was a passionate volunteer.

Steven was born in 1965 in Presque-Isle, Maine, to Albert and June Churchill. He was a truck driver for 30 years, most recently for Freemont Contract Carriers, Inc. Always a very happy-go-lucky person, he would help anyone. He loved his Harley and country music.

Survivors include a son, Carl Luebken of Alabama; father, Albert Churchill of Presque-Isle, Maine; sisters, Patty Daum of Prince George, Virginia, Teena (Thomas) Santy of Disputanta, Virginia, and Tammy Churchill of Presque-Isle; aunt and uncle, Jean and James Churchill of Presque-Isle; several nieces; nephews and cousins; and very special friends, Bob and Joan McWilliams; and family of Davenport. He was preceded in death by his mother, June A. Cook and a sister Brenda L. Saucier.

Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to Steven’s family by visiting this obituary at

Rolla W. ‘Ro’ Dunkin

DAVENPORT— Rolla W. “Ro” Dunkin, 72, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorial may be made to the family. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed at

Ro was born July 31, 1944, in Trenton, Missouri, the son of Roscoe and Grace (Burkert) Dunkin. He was united in marriage to Dawn Swanson on June 24, 1978, in Davenport.

He worked as the transit operations supervisor for 25 years with the city of Davenport. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and golfing and he was very proud of making a hole in one. Ro loved his family dearly and cherished all of his children and grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory, include his loving wife of 39 years, Dawn; sons, Woody (Ellen) Dunkin, Jason (Jenny) Coppinger, Chris (Jen) Carriker; and daughter, Lisa Renfrow; brothers, George and Richard Dunkin; sister Carol Philbrick; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sondra.

Richard Lloyd ‘Dick’ Blake

DeWITT, Iowa — Mr. Richard Lloyd "Dick" Blake, 94, of DeWitt, passed peacefully at Westwing Place, DeWitt, early Monday morning, March 20, 2017.

Richard was born Oct. 30, 1922, in rural Des Moines County to Martin Leo and Anna Mae (Martin) Blake. He graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1940 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After his honorable discharge in 1947, he joined his father and brother in the Blake Sales & Service John Deere Dealership in Clarence, Iowa. Richard was united in marriage to Shirley Mae Sheldon on Sept. 25, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Clarence. He spent his career as a parts specialist at a variety of John Deere dealerships, Rasmussen Chevrolet, and D & D Chevrolet, before his retirement as manager of Sieg Company in DeWitt, in 1987.

He was a member of the DeWitt United Methodist Church and a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Izaac Walton League, and the American Legion. He enjoyed family camping, pitching horseshoes, playing cards, and trips to the casino with his wife during their retirement years.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley; daughters, Clista Blake Fischer of Houston, Texas, and Sandra (Alan) Pflughoeft of Ellsworth, Kansas; grandchildren, Martin Fischer of Seattle, Washington, Tricia (Rob) Edgington of Moorpark, California, and Tiara Pflughoeft of Moundridge, Kansas; great-granddaughters, Karlee Hedin and Isabele Weber; sisters, Margery Blake Curtis and Barbara Blake Shriver; a sister-in-law, Betty (Martin) Blake; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Richard in death were his parents; siblings, Betty Blake Streed, Howard Leo Blake, Dorothy Blake Tudor, Maxine Blake Ruther and Martin "Pat" Blake; brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Blake donated his body for scientific research at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Activities Department at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

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Schultz Funeral Home of DeWitt is caring for the arrangements.

Joseph W. Schultz

MOLINE — Joseph W. Schultz, 73, of Moline, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

A memorial graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be conducted by the Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Those wishing to attend the graveside service should meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m. Friday. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Joe was born June 17, 1943, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Joseph A. and Marcella A. Persak Schultz. He married Deborah F. Delaney on Dec. 2, 1967, in Wilmington, Illinois. He began his career in 1963 working for the U.S. Army Ammunition Plant in Joliet. Joe went on to become the director of information technology services for the Department of Defense at the Rock Island Arsenal, where he worked for 41 dedicated years, retiring in 2004.

Joe was a veteran, having proudly served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division. He was drafted in 1965 and served in Vietnam. Following his return home, Joe transferred in 1973 to the Rock Island Arsenal. He enjoyed golf, bike riding and hiking. More than anything, Joe loved to spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Schultz; sons, Michael (Monica) Schultz of St. Louis, and Steven (Sherri) Schultz of Cleveland, Ohio; grandson, Tristan Schultz; granddaughter, Delaney Schultz; sister, Jackie (Jerry) Conlee of Downers Grove, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Jessica Anne Soteco

DAVENPORT — Jessica Anne Soteco, 38, of Davenport, passed away March 18, 2017, in Bettendorf.

A Celebration of Life service, followed by a reception, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the One Eighty Community Center, 601 Marquette St., Davenport.

Jessica was born in Des Moines, Feb. 14, 1979, the daughter of Randy and Kathy Standford. She married Anthony Soteco on Oct. 1, 2016, in Davenport. She graduated from One Eighty. She co-owned Soteco Paint and Projects with her husband. She previously worked as the paint supervisor for One Eighty Enterprises. She loved to attend Calvary Church of the Quad-Cities, Bettendorf Christian Church and Adventure Christian Church. Jessica enjoyed volunteering at One Eighty. She enjoyed art projects, interior design, landscaping, reading the Bible, exercising and helping people.

Jessica is survived by her husband, Anthony (Tony) Soteco; step-daughters, Jessica and Samantha; sister, Sara (Ben) Kruckenberg; parents, Randy and Kathy Standford; grandparents, Max and Betty Standford; and three nephews, Conner, Kyle and Sawyer. Jessica was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Norman and Betty Wells.

Memorial contributions may be directed to One Eighty,

Jeffrey Joseph Kirby

LeCLAIRE — Jeffrey Joseph Kirby, Jr., 31, a resident of LeClaire, died Monday, March 20, 2017, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be 2–5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Born on April 20, 1985, in Iowa City, Jeff was the son of Jeffrey Alan Sr. and Paula (Curtis) Kirby. On Sept. 26, 2015, in Las Vegas, he married Mallary Owens. A formal reception for their marriage was in Princeton.

Jeff was a 2003 graduate of North Scott High School. He worked for Quad-City Testing Lab as a crane technician for 12 years. Jeff enjoyed ice-fishing, boating, working on cars with his dad and brothers, going for drives, and dirt track racing. He was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Giants and Wisconsin Badgers. Jeff cherished his time spent with family and playing with his nephews.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Mallary; parents, Jeff Kirby Sr., of Princeton, and Paula (Jeff Edwards) Curtis, of LeClaire; brothers, Christopher (Lindsey Luckritz) Kirby, of Park View, and Kyle (Jessica) Kirby, of Princeton; nephews, Korbin and Jaxen; grandparents, Richard (Elora) Kirby, of Phoenix, Arizona, Janet Dinter, of Davenport, and Pat Curtis, of Princeton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Larry Curtis and Dennis Dinter.

Condolences may be made to Jeff’s family by viewing his obituary at

Shari Leigh (Seylar) Boehnke

TULAROSA, N.M. — Shari Leigh (Seylar) Boehnke, 52, of Tularosa, New Mexico, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Services in celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport with Pastor Tony Liston officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Scott County Animal Shelter.

Shari was born in 1964 in Davenport, to Frederick and Judith Seylar. She graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1982 and attended Adventure Christian Community Church, Davenport. Prior to her move to New Mexico, she had been the manager of Waterfront Deli, Bettendorf, and then co-owner of the former Quizno’s Davenport. Among her varied interests were cooking, music, watching movies (especially Westerns), playing cards, animals, springtime with all the beautiful flowers, and most recently the mountains of New Mexico.

Survivors include her son, Beau Brockhage and his companion Brittany Baker; and her daughter Mariah of Moline, daughter Katie Boehnke of Garner, Iowa; granddaughter, Milana; her parents, Fred and Judy Seylar of Davenport; brothers, Fred L. (Kelly) Seylar of Gilbert, Arizona and Rob K. Seylar of Friendswood, Texas; sister, Amy A. (Dave) Pierotti of The Woodlands, Texas; nieces and nephews, Alicia, Tyler, Ali, Sarah and Sam; and special friend Joel Walker. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Online condolences and remembrances may be expressed to Shari’s family by visiting this obituary at

Patricia Louise Cloves

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Patricia Louise Cloves, 82, formerly of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, after an extended illness.

Her parents, a brother, Wayne Carter, a sister, Florence Spencer, her husband, Donald Cloves and a daughter, Donna Jean, preceded Pat in death.

Pat is survived by a sister, Sandy Haeffele of Kansas, three daughters, Susie (Michael) Nosbisch of Wytheville, Virginia, Cyndi (Dan) McLeod of Chandler and Cathy (Kevin) McFadden of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pat was loved by many and will be missed by all. Friends and family will gather for a celebration of life 2 to 4 p.m. March 25 at Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport.

Michael W. Hoogerwerf

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Michael W. Hoogerwerf, 70, of Prophetstown, Illinois, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, Illinois.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Prophetstown. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, Prophetstown. Interment of cremains will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.

Norma Jean Thomas

WHEATLAND, Iowa — Norma Jean Thomas, 80, a resident of Wheatland Manor, Wheatland, formerly of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Services to celebrate Norma’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport. The family will greet friends 9 a.m. Saturday until the service time. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Norma was a longtime employee at Mac’s Tavern in downtown Davenport. Survivors include her children, Jolene Speth, Jim Thomas, and Jeff Thomas. Norma’s complete obituary will be published in Friday’s edition of the Quad-City Times.

Emil R. Schinckel

MOLINE — Emil R. Schinckel, 89, Moline, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial is at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline, where the East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Emil was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of George and Alice (Van Branteghen) Schinckel. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Dorothy Ruby on Aug. 13, 1949, in East Moline. Emil retired from Quality Control at John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, working in the yard and most of all his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Sandra (Gary) Armstrong of Rock Island, Linda (Demos) Mekus of East Moline, Deborah (George) Apostolopoulos of Moline, Pamela (Russell) Frohock of Kemmerer, Wyoming and Candace (Kent) Donis of Fresno, California; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Sellers of Moline.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Michael Schinckel; and seven brothers and sisters.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Annemarie Constance Doyle Lloyd

ANDALUSIA, Ill. — A service to celebrate the life of Annemarie Constance Doyle Lloyd, 23, of Andalusia, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Moline Church of Christ, Moline. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to service time at the church on Saturday.

Services will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend. Please log onto

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

Annemarie passed away peacefully on March 20, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, following a courageous 11-month battle with brain cancer.

Annemarie Constance Doyle was born on Dec. 16, 1993, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the daughter of Dr. Randy and Gabi (Meissner) Doyle. She was united in marriage with Brandon Lloyd of Jonesboro, Arkansas, on May 14, 2016, in a private family service, and later celebrated with family and friends at a ceremonial service and formal wedding reception on Dec. 3, 2016, at the Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport. Annemarie graduated from Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She worked as a supervisor at Ezell Lab while studying at Harding University. Her Capstone project for her Interior Design degree reflected her intense desire to help mentally ill prisoners by combining architectural and interior design with psychological elements to achieve rehabilitation in repurposed mental health facilities. An accomplished black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she loved animals, music, art, reading and, most of all, her family, friends, church and her Lord. Her previous interests included fashion, clothes and shopping. She could fill an cart faster than anyone!

Survivors include her husband Brandon; parents, Dr. Randy and Gabi Doyle; brothers, Hardy and Nathanael; all of Andalusia. She is also survived by her grandmother, Connie Doyle, of Rock Island; aunts and uncles, Teresa (Brian) Fry, of Andalusia, Regine Meissner, of Grand Marais, Minnesota, Wolfgang Meissner, of Plainfield, Illinois, Schaad (Rondi) Doyle, of Milan; cousins, Jenny, Eli, Brooke, Brittany, Zech, Brandon, Steven, his wife Faith and their son Levi; father and mother-in-law, Trevor and Amy Lloyd, of Athens, Georgia; sister-in-law, Meagan (Shaina Knight) Lloyd, of Athens; cousins-in-law, Wade (Sydney) Fitts; grandparents-in-law, Robert (Suellen) Lloyd; best friends, Aly, Kalee, Jeanie, Kendra, Tyler, Taylor, Kyle and her dogs, Obi, Luke, Oreo and Keebler.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ali Krisht and staff at St. Vincent’s in Little Rock, Arkansas; Drs. Varun Monga and Mark Smith of University of Iowa Hospital; and especially the palliative care staff of UIHC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Quad-City Animal Welfare Center in Milan. Annemarie also asked that people prayerfully consider adopting an animal.

A benefit for Annemarie will be April 29, noon to 8 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Rock Island. Annemarie also has a GoFundMe account at

Remembrances and condolences may be made to the family at

Kaggwa 'Francis' Nass

DONAHUE — Kaggwa “Francis” Nass, 13, of Donahue, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the University Children’s Hospital, Iowa City.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eldridge. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery rural Davenport. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, benefitting M-Lisada Africa Foundation in Kampala, Uganda.

Francis was born July 17, 2003, in a rural village in Uganda. He was in sixth grade at Allen Shepherd Elementary in Long Grove. Francis knew Jesus as his Savior. He enjoyed sports and reading, but mostly laughing, joking and playing with his brothers and friends. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Steffan and Sandy Nass of Donahue; sisters, Caitlyn (Nate) Coonts of Ames, Iowa and Abby Nass of Donahue; brothers, Connor Nass and David Nass of Donahue; grandparents, Ron and Duetta Banowetz of Charlotte, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his biological parents, Sande Francis and Nakityo Dativa; paternal grandparents, David and Mary Ann Nass.

Condolences may be made to the family by viewing his obituary at

Thomas M. ‘Peco’ Lange

BETTENDORF — A Memorial Visitation to celebrate the life of Thomas M. “Peco” Lange, 61, of Bettendorf, will be 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport. Keeping with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. Peco died Monday, March 20, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Thomas Merle Lange was born April 2, 1955, in Rock Island, a son of Mildred “Millie” (Thuren) and Merle Lange. He was married to Jane Krystofyk. He later was united in marriage to Susan (Breheny) on Feb. 1, 2008, in Davenport

Tom worked for Red Jacket Pump Company for more than 20 years before they closed. He retired from QCA Pools and Spas in 2015 after more than 15 years of service.

Peco was full of life and rarely would be seen and never photographed without a smile on his face. He enjoyed being around his family and friends and sharing an “occasional” cocktail. Peco was a sharpshooter with his pool cue, playing weekly in the Monday Night Pool League at Geezers. He also enjoyed golfing and supporting Jeff Gordon during NASCAR races and was an avid fan of the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

Peco is survived by his wife, Susan, Bettendorf; children, Kimberly (Chad) Larkin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nicholas Lange of Davenport, Jimmy Bingham of Marion, Iowa, Randy Bingham of East Moline; grandchildren, Brody and Nathan Bingham; siblings, Dan (Diane) Hunsucker of Davenport, Mary Lou (Bernie) McCance of Coal Valley, Bob Walters of Bettendorf; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark (Terri) Breheny of Cedar Rapids, Sally (Lindsey) Current of Davenport, Terry (Melissa) Breheny of East Moline; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Mildred Lantz, who passed on Friday, March 17; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Walters.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Peco’s obituary at

Robert D. Karwath

DAVENPORT — Robert D. Karwath, 80, of Davenport, well-known Davenport businessman, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport. Burial is at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until funeral time. Memorials may be made to Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation, or Madeline Island Medical Clinic. Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is serving the family.

A fifth generation Davenport resident, Robert Duvall Karwath was born Feb. 8, 1937, in Davenport, to Earl Fidel and Lois Duvall Karwath. He graduated from Beloit College in 1959, and married Linda Bart on June 17, 1961, in West Bend, Wisconsin. Following graduation, he joined his family’s insurance agency, Karwath Insurance, and served the Quad-City community for 56 years, retiring in 2015. Bob was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church for many years, and was on the board of Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation, Oakdale Memorial Gardens and The Outing Club, where he served as president. He was a member of Sigma Chi at Beloit College, Masonic Lodge, Kaaba Shrine and Scottish Rite, Lindsey Park Yacht Club and Gyros Club. He loved vacationing on Madeline Island, where he and Linda hosted their grandchildren at Kamp Karwath, and boating on the Mississippi River and Lake Superior.

Bob is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons, Robert D. Karwath Jr. and his partner, Ann Robertson, of Duluth, Minnesota and Bart A. Karwath and his wife, Karen of Carmel, Indiana; four grandchildren, Madeline, Robert III, Greta and Robin; two step-grandchildren, Lacey and Christina; and a brother Richard Karwath and his wife Joyce Bawden of Pleasant Valley.

Bob’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences and view his memorial video at

Patsy Noble Granger

BRANDON, Fla. — Patsy Noble Granger, 71, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born in Savanna, Illinois, she graduated from Savanna High School and Western Illinois University and was a member of National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Brandon Elks Military Wives and Brandon Ladies of the Elks. Pat was predeceased by her son, Michael Ingersoll, and is survived by her husband Bill; her daughter, Connie Ingersoll Patrick; stepdaughter, Phyllis Cross; stepson, Greg Granger; and a brother, Jack Noble. Interment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Please sign guestbook at

Connie Heikens

DAVENPORT — Connie Heikens, 59, of Davenport passed away March 17, 2017. Following cremation, a memorial service will be 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Credit Island Lodge, 2200 W. River Drive, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Connie was born Jan. 10, 1958, in Fairfield, Iowa, a daughter of Bill and Wilma Cook. Survivors include her mother, Willma Cook; sister, Cheryl Kroeger; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Betsy Heikens; niece, Jesi Kroeger; nephew, Robert Cook; and two great-nephews, Jordyn and Riley Puckett. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Bill.

James O. ‘Tom’ Gilkerson

PIERRE, S.D. — Graveside services for James O. “Tom” Gilkerson Jr., 94, of Pierre, formerly of Davenport, will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

Mr. Gilkerson passed away Sunday, March 19, at St. Mary Healthcare, Pierre.

James Otis Gilkerson Jr. was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Armour, South Dakota, a son of James O. and Adeline (Eernisse) Gilkerson Sr. He was united in marriage to Virginia Joy Schmidt on Feb. 12, 1946, and she preceded him in death in 1984.

Tom worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for more than 38 years as a car foreman and retired in 1982.

Survivors include his daughter, Joyce Gilkerson, Pierre, and a sister, Inez Moss, Sacramento, California.

In addition to his wife, Virginia; daughter, Faith Gilkerson; a sister, Grace Flannery; and brothers, Morris and Don Gilkerson, preceded him in death.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Tom‘s obituary at

Brenda J. Butler

EAST MOLINE — Brenda J. Butler, 66 of East Moline, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her residence with her family at her side.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Brenda was born Oct. 13, 1950, in Rock Island, the daughter of George Sr. and Bessie (Mitchell) Butler. She married Ricky Rummels Sr. in 1975; they later separated. Brenda had a long-time special relationship with Cleveland Eaton, the father of her daughter. She worked as an editor at Jet magazine, attended Northwestern University, specializing in hypertension, worked in administration at John Deere, and was disabled for the last several years.

Brenda is survived by her children, Keena (Lisa) Kelley, of East Moline, and Ricky Rummels Jr., of Rock Island; grandchildren, Keenan Rogers, Kentrelle Butler, Tysen Rummels, Hynessi Carter and Joniyah Madison; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Nadine Jones, of Baltimore, Maryland, Bonnie (Rufus) Welch, of St. Louis, Scottie (Joyce) Butler, of Rock Island, and Paquita (James) Richardson, Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George Butler Jr., Michael Butler and John Butler Sr.; and sister, Heddy M. Harris.

Online condolences may be left to Brenda's family at

Elizabeth Celine Schulte

BETTENDORF — Elizabeth Celine Schulte, 90, of Bettendorf, formerly of West Point, Iowa, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

She was born Nov. 20, 1926, in Houghton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Harmeyer) Nichting. On Sept. 8, 1948, she married Joseph George “Joe” Schulte Jr. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2009.

Survivors include her two sons, LeRoy (Anne) Schulte, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Jon (Tammy) Schulte, of Culpepper, Virginia; four daughters, Libby (Rope) Laughlin, of Fort Madison, Iowa, Mary (David) Donovan, of LeClaire, Jodi (Andy) Bertolino, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Amy (Glen) Witt, of Davenport; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; one son, Jerry; and one great-grandson, Cole.

Celine was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, the American Legion Auxiliary, former St. Ann’s Circle Daughters of Isabella, Davenport Diocese Council of Catholic Women, Center for Active Seniors Inc. and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed sewing, creating crafts and playing various games.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass on Friday, March 24, the Ossenbrinck Center attached to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, West Point. A memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

A memorial has been established in her memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
The Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Patricia Ellen Wilsey

OWASSO, Okla. — Patricia Ellen Wilsey, 72, of Owasso, formerly of Davenport, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Catoosa, Oklahoma. According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A celebration of life service will be April 3 at the Park Plaza Church of Christ, Tulsa, Oklahoma. A private burial service will be June 19 in Florence, Colorado.

Patricia Ellen Delinger was born April 5, 1944, in Davenport, the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Connelly) Delinger. She married Clyde Wilsey Sr. on Aug. 7, 1959, in Davenport.

Patricia is survived and lovingly remembered by her children, David (Deb) Wilsey, of Summerville, South Carolina, Clyde Jr. (Connie) Wilsey, of Owasso and Sherry (Susie Ramirez) Wilsey, of Florence; grandchildren, Megan Wilsey, Summerville, Justin (Kayla) Wilsey of Summerville, Cory (Josette) Wilsey, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Caleb Wilsey, of Owasso; great-granddaughter, Joslynn Wilsey, of Summerville, and was awaiting the arrival of great-grandson Cain Wilsey; brothers, Lee (Gloria) Delinger, of Washington, Illinois, Jerry Delinger, Davenport; sisters, Catherine Schmeisser, Marilyn (David) McAninch, and Linda Bundy, all of Davenport, many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Rocky.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Donald Delinger and Edwin Delinger; and sister-in-law, Billie Delinger.

Patricia M. ‘Tricia’ Mendoza

MOLINE — Patricia M. “Tricia” Mendoza, 56, of Moline, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Humility of Mary Shelter.

Tricia was born June 8, 1960, in Moline, the daughter of William and Mary Jane (Farrell) Kale. She married Ramon Mendoza on Sept. 24, 1983, at Sacred Heart Church in Moline after which they took a honeymoon trip to Madrid and Granada, Spain.

Tricia was an Alleman High School graduate and then graduated from the University of Illinois, where she earned her BS in accounting and later attained her CPA. After college, she began her career at the Cleveland Agency in Rock Island. She later joined Doyle & Keenan and was treasurer of Uptown National Bank.

In 1990, Tricia took an accounting financial position with the Goldstein family and Alter Companies and managed to be a great mother to her kids. She also succeeded in various roles of increasing leadership and eventually was an integral part of the executive team. Most recently, Tricia was the Director of Finance for Alter Trading and the Goldstein Family Office & Foundation, where she was entrusted with the extended family finances. The Goldsteins are wonderful employers who treated the Mendozas and all their employees like family.

Tricia was a past member of the Moline Preservation Society, Quad-City Arts and the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, good culinary experiences, the arts and culture and sporting events. There were trips for family weddings in Granada, Spain, and a special trip to Ireland and St. Andrews Scotland in 2015. Various trips with the kids to the Dominican Republic, Colorado, Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica and countless trips to Miami for the sun and some Cuban food. The joy and loves of her life were her daughter, Pilar "Pili," and son, Max, along with her family and friends.

Tricia was gentle, kind, thoughtful, intelligent and loved by many who have known her. Her dignity and grace embodied her and she never complained and was always loving. She had a special place in her heart for the less fortunate with compassion for the needy. Upon learning of her diagnosis, she stated, "I am in a good place (in my life)."

Tricia is survived and dearly loved by her husband, Ramon; daughter, Pilar "Pili"; son, Maximo; mother-in-law, Norma Mendoza, of Moline; siblings, Susan (Bill) Waugh, of Peoria, Arizona, Peter (Patricia "PJ") Kale, of Urbana, Illinois, William Kale, of Rock Island, Nancy (James) Chadwick, of East Moline, Mary (Joe) Brune, of Rock Island and Margaret (Fred) Kellogg, of Far Hills, New Jersey; brother-in-law, Bill Smith, of Milan; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Smith, and her mother and father.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Michael Porubcin and his staff at Medical Arts Associates in Moline for their compassionate care in treating her pancreatic cancer.

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Leslie ‘Dick’ Richard Huntley

BIG LAKE, Minn. — Leslie “Dick” Richard Huntley, 84, of Big Lake, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Dick was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Moline, to George and Marguerite (Hughs) Huntley. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1953. On Jan. 9, 1954, Dick was united in marriage to Shirley L. Nelson in Iowa City. He was employed as a lineman by Anoka Electric Coop from 1958 to 1988. Dick was a member of the American Legion in Anoka, Minnesota. He was a good athlete and loved teasing his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Huntley, of Big Lake, Minnesota; daughters, Beth Quast, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Marti (Allen) Shallbetter, of Harlingen, Texas; Terri (Dave) Lee, of Zimmerman, Minnesota; Jacki Kealy, of Champlin, Minnesota, Merri (Jon) Bergerson, of Anoka, Minnesota; son, Scott (Beth) Huntley of Green Bay, Wisconsin; brother, Dale (Judy) Huntley, of Rock Island; sister, Carol (Tom) Thompson, of Moline; sisters-in-law, Patricia Huntley of Lenoir City, Tennessee, Teresa Huntley, of Rock Island and Jodene Huntley, of Aledo, Illinois; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Pat, Wayne and Don Huntley; and sister, Lynne Williams.

James ‘Jim’ Suter

SILVIS — A memorial visitation for James “Jim” Suter, 88, of Silvis, will be noon to 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, where a rosary will be at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Oswego, Illinois. Mr. Suter died Tuesday, March 21, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis.

Jim was born March 9, 1929, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of George and Roxie Kurtz Suter. He married Marylind “Lindie” (Spexarth) Rhea on May 5, 1989, in Oswego. Jim retired from Caterpillar, Aurora, Illinois. He and Lindie enjoyed ballroom dancing and had been active members of Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Jim enjoyed woodworking, helping with Cursillo, and had been a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

Survivors include his wife, Lindie Suter, Silvis; children, Gregory Suter, of Oswego, Christy (Paul) Zielske, of Oswego, Kathryn (Dan) Pasholk, of Montgomery, Illinois, Melissa (Randy) Fretting, of Yorkville, Illinois, A.J. (Babs) Suter, of Hillcrest, Illinois and Brian Suter, Oswego; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Sample, Tucson, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jimmy Suter Jr.; daughter, Mary Beth Suter; and seven siblings.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline.

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Bruce M. Jones

NEW RICHLAND, Minn. — Bruce M. Jones swapped this life for the next on March 18, 2017.

A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Dennis Funeral and Cremation Services in Waseca, Minnesota with the Rev. Robert Hunter officiating. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A private interment in Ames, Iowa, will follow at a later date.

Theresa Breuer

PORT BYRON — Theresa Breuer, 70, of Port Byron, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport. A luncheon and celebration of Life will be noon Saturday, March 25, at St. John’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, Rapids City. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron is in charge of arrangements.

Theresa Lynn Wiele was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Doris (Leitch) Wiele. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Burlington. Theresa married Charles Breuer on Sept. 8, 1968, in West Burlington, Iowa. She worked as an LPN at several different hospitals and nursing homes. She loved her dogs and birds, but she especially loved her grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Rapids City.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Jennifer Breuer, of North Liberty, Iowa, Elizabeth (Marc) Sansone, of Glendale Heights, Illinois; brother, Bruce (Becky) Wiele, of Laurel, Iowa; sisters, Marianna (Adrian) Smith, of Rapids City, Tina (Mike) Ray, of Orlando, Florida, Annette (Larry) Schultz, Bloomington, Illinois; and grandchildren, Carley, Emily, Tyler and Connor. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tony. Share a memory or condolence at

Todd A. Brentise

DAVENPORT — Todd A. Brentise, 38, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Davenport.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday, March 25, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family.

Todd was born Aug. 4, 1978, in Davenport, the son of Donald and Cindy (Carney) Brentise. A 1996 graduate of Davenport West, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College. Todd was employed by Uniparts Olsen in Eldridge. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed woodworking and watching NASCAR. Todd loved to play basketball with his nephew, enjoyed the company of animals and enjoyed listening to music, particularly the Beatles. He especially loved the time spent with his family and friends.

Those left to honor Todd’s memory include his parents, Cindy Brentise (David Cain) and Don (Kris) Brentise, of Davenport; his sisters, Tammy Brentise (David Carstens), of Davenport and Lisa (Shane) Strunk, of Buffalo; his brother, Don Brentise Jr., of Davenport; his step-brother, Jake McMorran, of San Diego, California; his grandparents, Lee and Eloise Carney and Patricia Parker, all of Davenport; his nieces and nephews, Savanah and Mia Strunk, of Buffalo and Cody and Zach Pribble, of Davenport; his aunt, Pam Bratzel; and his uncles, Gary Carney and Dan Carney, all of Davenport.

Todd was preceded in death by his grandfather, Floyd Brentise.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Todd’s obituary at

Diane K. Novak

DAVENPORT — Diane K. Novak, 80 of Davenport, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be 5-6 p.m. Friday. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society.

Diane Crites was born July 29, 1936, in Clinton, to Glenn and Marie (Jurgensen) Crites. She married William Novak.

Diane worked as a licensed practical nurse for many years in the Davenport area before retiring in 2003. She enjoyed NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers and every dog she came in contact with.

Those left to honor her memory include her sons, Mike (Beth) Novak, of Davenport and Mark (Deb) Novak, of Weston, Wisconsin; daughters, Deb Kelley, of Ashland, Nebraska, and Michelle Bishop, of Matherville, Illinois; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her little dog, Tig.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Roger Crites.

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Emanuel J. Dailey

DAVENPORT — Memorial services for Emanuel J. Dailey Sr., 87, of Davenport will be 11 a.m. Friday at Freedom Christian Church, Davenport. The family will greet friends 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the church. Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Davenport Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Cunnick-Collins Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Dailey died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Trinity Rock Island following an extended illness.

Emanuel J. Dailey Sr. was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Scott County to John and Nellie (Wartz) Dailey. Following high school, he attended St. Ambrose University. He married Rosemary Ann Claussen on Sept. 3, 1955, in Scott County. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2005. Together, they had four children, three sons and one daughter.

Mr. Dailey worked as a janitor at Peter Pan Bakery and later went to work for Sieg Co. in Davenport. He retired from Sieg Co. in 1985 after going blind. He was a member of Freedom Christian Church, Davenport. Fishing and camping were among his many enjoyments in life.

Survivors include his daughter, Maryjane (Ron) Stone, of Davenport; sons, John Dailey, of Davenport, Emanuel Dailey Jr., of Loveland, Colorado, Donald Dailey, of Andalusia; six grandchildren, Joshua (Taylor) Dailey, Nathan (Katlyn) Dailey, Devlen Dailey-Gempis, Amanda (Corey) Otto, Sara Dailey, all of Davenport and Emily Olivera-Dailey, of California; four great-granddaughters, Jasmine Otto, Mellissa Otto, Gaberlla Otto, Violet Otto, all of Davenport.

In addition to his parents and wife, Rosemary, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jessie.

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