OBIT

1994-02-24T00:00:00Z OBIT The Quad-City Times
February 24, 1994 12:00 am

Walter Bandixen

CAMANCHE, Iowa - Services for Walter M. Bandixen, 80, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Camanche Chapel of SnellZornig Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Fri-day.

Mr. Bandixen died Tuesday at his home.

He was a dairy farmer and later raised cattle and hogs in rural Camanche. He retired in 1978. He married Emma Frahm in 1939 in Nashua. She died in 1948.

His hobbies and interests included gardening and flowers, especially gladioli, and fishing and reading. He was considered a "rock hound."

Memorials may be made to the family.

Survivors include a son, Larry, Camanche; three grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Stahl, DeWitt; and Ethel (Mrs. Louie) Ratajesak, Jamul, Calif.; and a brother, George, Grand Mound.

Gene Vesely

SAVANNA, Ill. - Services for Gene R. Vesely, 64, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Park Bible Church, Savanna. Burial will be in Savanna Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Fri-day at LawJones Funeral Home, Savanna.

Mr. Vesely died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton, Iowa.

He worked many years for Savanna Construction Co. He also was employed by Erickson Paving and was a mechanic at Krahn Transit, Thomson. More recently, he drove a bus for Thomson schools. He married Ada Schaal in 1949 in Hanover.

He was a member of Oak Park Bible Church, Savanna, and was an elder and deacon on the church board. He also was on the Savanna School Board for many years.

A memorial fund has been established.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Judy (Mrs. John) Adelmann, Dubuque; Pamella (Mrs. Marvin) Cox, Jefferson, Ore.; Cheryl (Mrs. Dennis) Edwards, Fulton; Patricia (Mrs. Gary) Bonjour, Savanna; and Merrie (Mrs. Bruce) Olson, Denver; sons, Billy, Savanna; and Paul, Ottumwa, Iowa; his mother, Jenny Vesely, Savanna; 19 grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Goss, Savanna.

Mr. Vesely was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Vesely.

Eldon Blair

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. - Services for Eldon R. Blair, 75, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Prophetstown. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown.

Mr. Blair died Tuesday at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton, Iowa.

He owned and operated Blair's Service Station in Prophetstown, from 1951 until his retirement in 1982. Before that, he owned and operated a hardware store in Little Falls, Minn., and earlier was employed by his stepfather, C.T. Sibley, at Sibley & Mosher Pontiac Garage. He married Jean Gibson in 1942 in Prophetstown.

He had attended General Motors Institute of Technology in Michigan.

Mr. Blair was a Mason and a 50-year member of Prophetstown Masonic Lodge 293, Moline Consistory and Tebala Shrine, Rockford. He also was a charter member of Prophet Hills Country Club, Prophetstown; and a former mem-ber of Prophetstown Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, of which he was a member.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, Paul, Tampa, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

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