Percy Lipes

Percy Lipes

BETTENDORF - Percy David Lipes, age 84, of Bettendorf, died Sunday, September 16, 2012, at Iowa Masonic Health Services. He formerly resided at Silvercrest Garner Farms, Davenport, and Milan and East Moline.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth, Ill.

The family requests any memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

David was born on February 7, 1928, in Rozetta Township in Henderson County, Ill., the fourth son of Percy Sneed and Pearl Amanda (Norris) Lipes, and tenth of their 11 children. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy. David married Ruth J. Fleshman on March 24, 1948, in Burkeville, Va. She preceded him in death on June 10, 2004.

David worked as an equipment specialist for AMCCOM Headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1987 after 37 years and seven months of federal service. He was a member of the former First United Methodist Church (now Two Rivers United Methodist Church), Rock Island, where he was an active member of the church choir and participated in many special events. In his free time, he also enjoyed his hobby of operating his shortwave (ham) radio.

Survivors (and spouses) include his sons, Steven M. (Sharon) Lipes, and Danny G. (Brenda) Lipes, both of Bettendorf; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, his parents; sisters, Vera Wasson, Mary Arthur, Ila Algren, Gladys Stegall, June Danner and Ann Hughes; and brothers, Russell, Harold, William, and Edward Lipes preceded Mr. Lipes in death.

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