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Infrared grilling is a quickly growing trend in backyard cooking, replacing charcoal and electric as the grill of choice for many barbecue enthusiasts. If you\u2019ve never tried cooking on an infrared grill before, here are 5 reasons this trend should be on your radar.

1) Uniform Cooking

Infrared grills have a ceramic top cooking surface, and a fuel source\u2014usually gas\u2014heats up the infrared element. Because the infrared element is located below the ceramic top, the heating surface is completely uniform so you get even grilling every time.

2) Faster Grilling

Infrared grills beat charcoal and electric grills on ignition time and preheating time. An infrared grill can preheat in as little as 5 minutes for those long work days when you\u2019re ready to eat a delicious grilled dinner.

3) Juicier Food

Infrared grills help food retain about 30% more of their natural juices, which means that seared filet, grilled tomato, or barbecued chicken will taste more flavorful and juicier with every bite.

4) Higher Heat

Infrared grills don\u2019t just have a more even heating source\u2014they can also get hotter without flare ups. Most infrared grills can get as high as 700 degrees, making them the perfect option for restaurant quality seared steaks.

5) Energy Efficient

Shorter ignition, preheat, and cook times all add up to a more energy efficient way of grilling than traditional charcoal or electric grills. That means your fuel source will last longer between replacements.

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill available from Amazon

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September 30, 1940-July 14, 2018

BETTENDORF\u00a0\u2014 Sharon A. Clemitus, 77, of Bettendorf, passed away\u00a0 Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf, with a prayer service beginning at 4 p.m. A Mass in Sharon's honor will be held at 10 a.m. on her birthday, September 30, 2018, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Davenport. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used for the placement of a memorial bench in the Bettendorf park district.

Sharon was born September 30, 1940, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Louis and Mildred (Wingert) Rutkowski. On October 18, 1958, she married Charles J. Clemitus in Milwaukee. In her earlier years, she enjoyed volunteering at her children's school, being an ambassador for the city park district, volunteering for the Bix 7, as well as participating in bowling leagues. She was also a member of local bridge clubs and Knitters Guild. Sharon was a master gardener. She also enjoyed gardening and participating in the antique Ford automobile club with her husband. In recent years, she was active in swimming at the YMCA.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Susan Clemitus and Beth Clemitus, both of Monona, Wisconsin; granddaughter, Alison Dylan Clemitus Rogers of Monona; siblings, Shirley Lango of Ora Valley, Arizona, Richard Rutkowski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Barbara (Michael) Cullen of Yellville, Arkansas, Robert (Karen) Rutkowski of Milwaukee; and many loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2006.

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

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April 14, 1942-July 15, 2018

DAVENPORT\u00a0\u2014 Robert K Liebbe, 76, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at his residence.

A celebration of life will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport on Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. Per his request, cremation will be accorded. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bob was born on April 14, 1942, in Davenport, to Robert G. and Bessie P. (Evans) Liebbe. Bob was a graduate of Rock Island High School and attended the University of Illinois. He worked at Kraft Foods, Duffy Paper Company and, most recently, at Knights of Columbus in Davenport.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughter, Angie Kramber (Jeff) of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Lexie and Madison Kramber, also of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Terry Dierikx, Taylor Ridge; nephews, Guy R. (Dena), Blue Grass, and Terry L. (Angie), Taylor Ridge; along with many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jerri Lu Dierikx.

Online condolences may be made to Bob's family by viewing his obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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July 15, 2018

DAVENPORT\u00a0\u2014 Robert F. \u201cBob\u201d Kropp, 92, of Davenport, passed away on Sunday July 15, 2018, at his home. Memorial services in celebration of his life will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Inurnment will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In Bob's memory, you may consider a donation to the Handicapped Development Center, Davenport.

Bob was born in 1925 in Winona, Minnesota, to Carl and Hilda Kropp. He attended Winona State College for a brief period before entering the service in 1943, serving 2\u00bd years with the Army Air Corps during WWII. While in the service, he attended Washington State College and, upon his discharge from the service, he attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota with his bachelor of business administration degree in 1948. On January 1, 1949, he married Dorothy Seifert in Winona. She preceded him in death July 28, 2014, after 65 years of wonderful marriage.

While at the University of Minnesota, he served a one-year term as president of the All University Athletic Council. Bob was also a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Sigma Delta Psi, honorary athletic fraternity.

He began his career in coal mining and sales with Walter Bledsoe & Co in 1949. He later became the sales manager of Truax-Traer Coal Company's NW Division as well as General Manager of the Mississippi Docks, Inc. division, headquartered in Minneapolis. In 1962 he was invited back by Walter Bledsoe & Co to join them as VP of sales at the Rock Island office. Now a division of Midland Electric Coal Corp, and acquired by Peabody Coal Company in 1963, he was appointed VP of sales in 1969, in charge of Peabody's Chicago office as well as the Rock Island and Peoria offices. Upon the sale to American Smelting and Refining Company in 1970, he elected to remain in the Quad-Cities as VP of sales for what became Midland Coal Company. He was named president of Midland Coal Company in 1976 and from which he retired in 1990.

In 1983, Dorothy and Bob purchased Boetje Foods Inc. from Leon Wernentin. His son, Will, runs this famous mustard manufacturer as president.

He enjoyed skiing, golf, tennis and was a 20-year jogger. His real passion was pheasant hunting. Bob estimated that in hunting for more than 75 years in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois he had \u201csaved\u201d more than 1,000 pheasants from \u201cstarvation.\u201d His loyal companion, Dori the cat, brought him such joy in his final years.

Survivors include his daughter, Wendy (Kevin) McDonagh of Davenport; son, William (Jane) Kropp of Moline; and grandchildren, Megan, Robert, and Danny McDonagh and Whitney and Harrison Kropp. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

May his soul rest in peace.

Online condolences may be expressed to Bob's family by visiting his obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.

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May 17, 1947-July 13, 2018

GRANTVILLE, Pa.\u00a0\u2014 Robert J. Wilson, 71, of Grantville, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital.

Born May 17, 1947 in Melrose Park, Illinois, he was a son of the late Hugh and Lydia (Gutnik) Wilson and widower of Betty Jo Wilson after 43 years of marriage.

After retiring as vice president and national sales manager for various companies in the plumbing and HVAC industry, specializing in the sale of copper and brass commodities, Bob pursued his love of history by becoming head docent at Fort Hunter Park. Being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2016, Bob became an IPF mentor with Boehringer Ingelheim to help educate the medical community about the patient's perspective after being diagnosed with this rare and incurable disease. Bob also enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and spending time with his three dogs, Toby, Honeybee and Puddin.

Surviving are his wife of seven years, Debra M. (Smith) Wilson; daughters, Barb (Wilson) King of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Christine Wilson of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, and Rebecca Wilson of Davenport; step-son, Eddie Kimmel of Astoria, New York; brother, Hugh Wilson of McHenry, Illinois; grandsons, Jeff King of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Kevin King of Parker, Colorado.

He dearly loved his family and was very proud of them all.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Heckton Church at Fort Hunter, North Front Street, Harrisburg, preceded by a visitation from 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the IPF Support Group at Hershey Medical Center, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA, 17033 or Fort Hunter Park, 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA,17110.

Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.

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July 14, 2018

ELDRIDGE\u00a0\u2014 Alberta R. Blanche, 90, of Eldridge, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 17, from 4-7 p.m. with vigil service at 3:30 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home, Jersey Ridge and Kimberly. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials in Alberta's name may be made to St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community, or Hospice Compassus.

Alberta was born in 1927 to Frank and Lena Meyer in Dixon, Iowa. She was united in marriage to William Blanche on August 9, 1950. in St. Anne's Church in Long Grove. Alberta taught school for a short while, but after getting married she helped take care of the farm. She was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Scott County Farm Bureau. She loved to spend time outside taking care of her gardens, as well as working on sewing projects for friends and family. Most of all, Alberta loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to honor Alberta's memory are her husband of 67 years, William; their sons, Ron (Jodie) and Roger (Donna) Blanche; four grandchildren, Laura Blanche, Amanda Blanche, Rodney (Tara) Huntley, and Rory (Mandy) Huntley; five great-grandchildren, Logan, Colin, Payten, Evan and Elleri; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Verna and Ruth.

Online condolences may be made to Alberta's family by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com.

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July 17, 1949-July 14, 2018

VIOLA, Ill.\u00a0\u2013 Dale E. Akins, 68, of Viola, Illinois, formerly of Davenport, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018, in the All Faith Chapel at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, July 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Born on July 17, 1949, in Iowa City, Dale was the son of Phineas C. Schooley and Frances Morgan. Dale was raised by his step-father, Lester Akins. On August 18, 1979, in Davenport, he married Aurora Navarro. Dale was currently employed at Arconic (Alcoa) with 39 years of service.

Dale served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter. Dale loved music and playing the guitar.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Aurora; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Jen Akins of Peru, Illinois, Brett Akins of Corinth, Texas, and Kevin and Rachel Akins of Davenport; granddaughter, Kaylee Akins; and a brother, George Akins of Cedar Rapids.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, step-father and brothers, Donovan Akins and Gary Schooley.

Condolences may be made to Dale's family by viewing his obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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April 17, 1933-July 15, 2018

DAVENPORT\u00a0\u2014 Robert A. Kuehl, 85, of Davenport, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Davenport Lutheran Home.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, July 19, 2018, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Robert was born April 17, 1933, in Davenport, the son of Arnold and Marjorie (Wiese) Kuehl. He served in the United States Air Force, stationed in Kirtland, New Mexico. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University in Peoria. Robert was united in marriage to Elaine Puck on November 6, 1954, in Davenport.

Robert had been employed by John Deere Plow and Planter Works as a design engineer for 25 years, retiring in 1985 as a division engineer. After retiring, he worked as a consultant for various firms. His memberships included the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Agricultural Engineering and the Society of Experimental Stress Analysts. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Elaine; his daughter, Marjorie Kleine of Rio, Illinois; his son, James Kuehl of Bridger, Montana; his grandchildren, Andrew Kleine, Ilene Kuehl and Ellen Kuehl; his sister, Virginia McCall of Davenport; his brother, Richard (Deena) Kuehl of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; his nieces, Tracy (John) Hintze, Lisa Younger, Martha Cox and Elizabeth McCall; and his nephew, Stephen McCall.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

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

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Beatrice L. Dunahugh, 100, of Moline, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Trinity Rock Island. Arrangements are pending at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline.

Marianne Earnest, 73, of Moline, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at Trinity Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

Mary Ann Jones-Hall, 58, of Rock Island, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at home. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island.

Jean M. Leech, 94, of East Moline, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

Ruth M. Sprague, 89, of Aledo, Illinois, and formerly of Buffalo, passed away\u00a0 Monday, July 16, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. Arrangements are pending at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.

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