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DAVENPORT -- Douglas R. "Doug" Heritage, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, following an extended illness. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, 1216 W. 8th St., Davenport. Cremation rites will follow. Committal services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the All Veterans Memorial, Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Children's Fund. Douglas Robert Heritage was born June 7, 1953, in Davenport, son of Robert Arthur and Thelma Jean (Hoskins) Heritage. He married Ellen France on August 16, 1975. During the Vietnam War era, he served our country in the Air Force. Prior to his retirement in December 2004, after 26 years of accumulated military and federal service, Doug was employed as a Logistics Management Specialist at the Rock Island Arsenal. He received his bachelor of science degree in computers from the former Marycrest College, Davenport. Doug was a well-known ironwork specialist, completing works of iron art for such groups as the Centennial Garden at Middle Park, Bettendorf, Vander Veer Conservatory, Davenport, and numerous personal gardens in the Quad-City area. He was also an active participant of the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village as a blacksmith and a member of the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association. Doug's talents were not limited to iron and he could be found enjoying leather working and design as well as designing and building model airplanes. He was a gold medal winner in the 2004 Senior Olympics Archery Competition. Doug was a loving and devoted father and husband. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; daughters, Elizabeth Heritage, Davenport, Leanna Heritage, St. Louis, Mo., and Rebecca Heritage, Killeen, Texas; grandson, Brastain Hilbert, Davenport; and brothers and sister-in-law, Mark Heritage, of Texas, Danny (Darla) Heritage, Davenport, and Marty Heritage, Louisville, Ky. His parents preceded him in death. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Doug's obituary at

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