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Kenneth Rotz

EAST MOLINE - Services for Kenneth L. Rotz, 71, of 15802 Illi-nois Route 84 North, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Schroder Mor-tuary, Silvis. Burial will be in Na-tional Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Rotz died Thursday at United Medical Center, Moline.

He started as an apprentice sheet metal worker at Johnson Sheet Metal Co., East Moline, in 1945 and retired in 1983 as a vice president and shop superintendent.

He married Dorothy Miner in 1943 in Fresno, Calif.

He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the Air Force Reserve until 1961, retiring as a major.

He was an avid flower gardener and landscaper.

Memorials may be made to Hampton Memorial Parkway.

Surviving include his wife; daughters, Jana Sebestik, Mahomet; Jill Rotz, East Moline; Jonie Pearson, Rock Island; and Kim Shepard, Portage, Mich.; a son, Kenneth K. Colona, Ill.; 11 grand-children; sisters, Florence Van Hull, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Can-ada; Dorothy Blakely, Eldridge, Iowa; and Darlene Burkybile and Edith Jacobs, both of East Moline; and a brother, Robert C., Silvis.

Peter Vande Ven

DAVENPORT - Peter P. Vande Ven, 74, of 2905 E. Locust St., died Friday at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport.

Mr. Vande Ven

Services will be 11 a.m. Mon-day at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Betten-dorf. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Ceme-tery, Davenport.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

He retired in 1982 as a com-ptroller at Eagle Signal Co.

He was born in S'Hertogenbos , the Netherlands. He married Mitzi Boumans there in 1947 and then came to the United States.

His memberships included the church and American Association of Retired Persons. He was a for-mer member of the church's finance committee and active in earlier years with the Junior Achievement program.

He was very good about going to visit people in the nursing homes and hospitals.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John C., Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren; and sisters, Hettie, Toos and Thera; and brothers, Jan, Jeff and Jack, all of the Nether-lands.

Rock Island

Rev. Roy Ryden

ROCK ISLAND - The Rev. Roy W. Ryden, 76, of 1209 21st Ave., died Friday at United Medi-cal Center, Moline.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Ill.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Knox-Larson Fu-neral Home, Rock Island.

Rev. Ryden was a retired Lu-theran minister. He was pastor at Rogers Park Lutheran Church, Illinois, 1970-79; Bethany Lutheran Church, Chicago, 1955-70; Trinity Lutheran Church, Astoria, Ore., 1946-55; and Bethel Lutheran Church, San Francisco, 1943-46.

He married Ruby Haskell in 1943 in Des Moines. She died in 1990.

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He was a 1939 graduate of Au-gustana College, Rock Island, and Augustana Theological Seminary in 1943.

His memberships included St. James Church and Golden K, Friendship Manor, Rock Island.

He enjoying playing handball and traveling, especially through the elderhostel program.

Memorials may be made to Ruby I. Haskell-Ryden Memorial Scholarship Fund at Iowa Method-ist Hospital School of Nursing, Des Moines.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosalyn Pranian, Evanston, Ill.; sons, R. William, Frankfort, Ill.; and Robert, Milan, Ill.; five grand-children; and a sister, Ruth Dittman, and brothers, Theodore and Bertel, all of the Chicago area.

Cy Cowan

ROCK ISLAND - Cy Cowan, 76, of 1300 30th St., died Friday at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, Ill.

Services will be 11 a.m. Mon-day at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sun-day.

He retired in 1980 as an in-ternal grinder and planer operator after 46 years at Reynolds Engineering, Rock Island.

He married Nina Stone in 1942 in Orion, Ill.

He enjoyed fishing and travel-ing.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Kenneth, Phoenix; and Steven and Thomas, both of Rock Island; four grandsons; a sister, Nancy Schumann, Tampa, Fla.; and brothers, R.G. "Cookie" Cowan, Moline; and Charles Roseberg, Coal Valley.

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