OBITUARIES 1-30-97 - Quad Cities Online


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Dorothy Collins

Services for Dorothy F. Collins, 58, of 541 28th St., Rock Island, are 8 p.m.
tonight at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will take place
Friday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is 6 p.m. to service time. Memorials may be made to the family.

Dorothy died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus,
Moline. She was born Dec. 16, 1938, in Guin, Ala., the daughter of Felix and
Verla Johnson Otts. She married Jeffie R. Collins Sr. Oct. 23, 1953.

Dorothy enjoyed sewing, playing bingo and gambling.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Rita Herring, Sheila Romo, Susan
Collins, Michelle Matya and Belinda Collins, all of Rock Island; sons, Ray
Collins, Lake Havasu, Ariz., Jeffie Collins Jr., Rock Island, James Collins,
Davenport, and Jimmy Collins, Rock Island; a stepdaughter, Mary Linda
Antonacci, Dover, N.J.; a stepson, Robert Collins, Geneseo; 21 grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; her mother, Verla Otts, Guin; sisters, Doris Cannon
and Linda Omery, both of Guin, and Jeannie Mitchell, Denim Springs, La.; and
brothers, Lloyd and Elvis Otts, both of Moline, Roger Otts, Rock Island, and
Ricky Otts, Guin. She was preceded in death by her father and a daughter, Lisa

Leo `Jake' Ford

Leo E. "Jake'' Ford, 78, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at his

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Rock Island, where he was a member. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery,
Rock Island, where military honors will be conducted by the Marine Corps.
Additional services will be conducted by the Rock Island Fire Department Honor

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock
Island, where a wake service will be held at 7. Memorials may be made to the

Leo Ford was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of Edward M.
and Mae Burke Ford. He married Helen E. Kiss, Feb. 18, 1939, in Moline. She
died Jan. 20.

Mr. Ford was employed with the Rock Island Fire Department for 22 years,
retiring in 1971 as central station captain. He later worked as a security
officer for the Rock Island/Milan School District 41.

He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, having fought at Iwo Jima and
received a Purple Heart.

He was a member of the Retired Rock Island Firefighters. He had been a Golden
Gloves State Champion in the 112 and 118 pound divisions. He had fought in
national competition and also was the 3rd Marine Corps Division boxing

He had been an avid bowler and had umpired and played softball.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike "Ducky'' Ford and Pam Otto,
of Rock Island, and Leo and Patricia Ford, of Milan; daughters and
sons-in-law, Kathy and David Elceser, of Davenport, Lonnie and Wes Deibert, of
Rock Island, Teresa Reeves, of Davenport, and Laura and Milton Spidle, of Rock
Island; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty Hendrickson

Betty L. Hendrickson, 73, Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at home.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Wilton Mortuary, Peoria. Burial is in Swan Lake
Cemetery, Peoria.

Visitation is one hour before the services. Memorials may be made to South
Side Mission, Peoria.

Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of local arrangements.

The former Betty Derry was born Sept. 12, 1923, in South Bend, Ind., the
daughter of Guy and Norene Baumgartner Derry. She married Lonnie E.
Hendrickson on Feb. 14, 1942, in Peoria. He died May 2, 1985.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Thomas Franklin,
Moline, and Rebecca and Ralph Ross, Hanover Park, Ill.; a son, Randall L.
Hendrickson, Rock Island; and seven grandchildren.

James Scott

Services for James A. Scott, 66, Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, formerly of Rock
Island, are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is
in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is 1 p.m. to service time. Memorials may go to American Cancer

Mr. Scott died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus.

He was born July 30, 1930, in Cambridge, to Walter and Dorothy Grant Scott.

He had been a machine operator at John Deere Plow Planter, Moline. He was in
the Navy.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Steven Webb, Gardendale,
Ala.; three grandsons; his mother, Dorothy Bodeman, Coal Valley; brothers and
sisters-in-law, David and Helen, Milan, Dale and Donna, Moline, and Lyle,
Conesville, Iowa.

Helen Weaver

Helen L. Weaver, 80, of 2622 23rd 1/2 Ave., Rock Island, died Wednesday, Jan.
29, 1997, at her residence.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
Burial is in Moline Memorial Park Cemetery, Moline.

Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Memorials may
be made to Pathway Hospice or the church.

Helen L. Rossiter was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Davenport, the daughter of
Sturrel Rossiter and Edna Weed Rossiter. She married Glen E. Weaver June 9,
1938, in Davenport. He died Aug. 6, 1976.

She was a secretary at KJWW Engineering Consultants, Rock Island, for eight
years, retiring in 1973.

She was a member of South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island; Putnam Museum
Auxiliary, Davenport; and Rock Island PTA.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie Louise Weaver, Rock Island; a son, James
C. Weaver, Dubuque, Iowa; a grandson, Lee Alan Weaver, Houston, Texas; and
brothers, Gerald D. Rossiter, Des Plaines, Ill., and Wilbur S. Rossiter,
Peoria, Ariz.

Evelyn Foster

Evelyn R. Foster, 76, of 118 7th St., Silvis, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997,
at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Arrangements are pending at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis.

Alma Prescott

Alma J. Prescott, 84, of 325 2nd St., Silvis, formerly of Green Rock, died
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Forest Hill Care Center, East Moline.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Church of God, Silvis. Burial is
in Western Cemetery, Orion.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fairman Funeral Home, Green Rock.
Memorials may be made to Colona Community Cancer Care.

Alma Moore was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Tecumech, Okla., to Vestal Moore and Lula
Bailey Moore. She married Clarence Prescot Feb. 11, 1928. He died in 1980.

She was a member of Full Gospel Church of God, Silvis.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and L.J. Sanders, Colona,
Opal Ingle, Silvis, Helen Lessard, Roseville, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Cindy
Prescott, Colona; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Jean Prescott, Silvis,
Louie and Linda Prescott, Green Rock, Kenneth Prescott, Chester, Ill., and
Curtis Prescott, Carbon Cliff; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 14
great-great-grandchildren; Blanche Dommer, of Florida; and a brother, Vernon
Moore, Shafter, Calif.

Noel Brunk

Services for Noel D. Brunk, 59, of 1208 9th Ave., Fulton, are 10:30 a.m.
Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial is in Fulton Township
Cemetery, Fulton.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today. A memorial fund has been established.

Mr. Brunk died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at University of Wisconsin Hospital and
Clinics, Madison, Wis.

He was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Savanna, to Roy C. and Adelia Spurgeon Brunk. He
married Lucille Munson in 1957. He then married Elaine Dirks in 1976. She died
in 1991.

Survivors include daughters, Vicki Vaddof, Tari Goepfert, Lisa Andresen, all
of Clinton, and Lori Shuford, Camanche; a stepdaughter, Char Wiebenga, Fulton;
stepsons, Terry Klooster, Camanche, and Danny Klooster, Clinton; 20
grandchildren; sisters, Freda Mitchell and Arlene Jones, both of Aledo; and a
brother, Thomas Brunk, Ottumwa.

John Cady

John L. Cady, 66, Corona, Calif., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Pleasant
Care Convalescent Hospital, Riverside, Calif.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Thomas Miller Mortuary, Corona. Private burial
is in Riverside National Cemetery.

Mr. Cady was born Aug. 20, 1930, in East Moline.

He was a truck driver for 30 years. He worked for ICX Inc. for 28 years.

He enjoyed fishing and his grandchildren.

Survivors include the widow; a son, Ron Cady, Pamdale, Calif.; his
grandchildren; brothers, Harold Cady, Davenport, and David Cady, Colona; and
sisters, Marilyn Slininger, East Moline, Norma Meyer, Toulon, and Edna
Rominger, Silvis.

Robert Ehnle

Services for Robert G. Ehnle, 71, rural Kewanee, are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial is in Evergreen Memory Gardens, rural

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Additional visitation is one hour
prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Kewanee Hospital Hospice
Program or Peoria Apostalic Christian Home.

Mr. Ehnle died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at home.

He was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Peoria, to Louis and Julia Merkel Ehnle. He
married Jean Hartley Oct. 20, 1951.

He was a farmer in the Bradford and Kewanee area. He attended the Bradford
Apostolic Christian Church.

Surviving are sons, Paul and Alan, both of Kewanee; grandchildren, Robert,
Katherine and Erica; brothers, Roy and Edward, both of Bradford; and a sister,
Mary Kaisner, Northville, Mich.

Nels Fredrickson

Services for Nels A. Fredrickson, 89, of Canton, Ill., formerly of New
Windsor, Ill., are 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor.
Reverend William Zanton officiating. Burial is in Greenmound Cemetery,
Keithsburg, Ill.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Jinks Family Funeral Services, Aledo.
Masonic services are at 7 p.m. by New Boston Masonic Lodge 59 AF&AM. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, Alzheimer's Association or a
charity of the donor's choice.

Mr. Fredrickson died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Sunset Manor, Canton.

He was born July 25, 1907, in Finspong, Sweden, the son of Axel and Beda
Osterberg Fredrickson. He married Josephine Harrison Jan. 22, 1930, in Aledo,
Ill. She died June 16, 1976.

He arrived in the United States with his family at the age of three on Feb. 2,

He was a farmer in the Mercer County Area, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of the former Joy Masonic Lodge 946 AF&AM. In 1979, he
transferred to the New Boston Masonic Lodge 59 AF&AM. He was a member of the
Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor, and Calvary Lutheran Mens Association.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Everett Sims, New
Windsor, Ill., daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Howard Smith, Washington,
Ill., and daughter, Carol Teubel, Eldridge, Iowa; six grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Streets, Keithsburg, Ill.; and brothers,
Everett Fredrickson, Seaton Ill., and Pete Fredrickson, Monmouth, Ill.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, wife and a granddaughter.

Karen Greggs

Karen Greggs, 52, of 409 Park Court, Morrison, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Morrison.
Burial is in Fenton Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. A memorial fund has been established.

The former Karen Jepson was born March 2, 1944, the daughter of Carl and Vera
Stewart Jepson. She married Paul Greggs March 5, 1971, in Dixon, Ill. He died
May 1, 1976.

She received her LPN degree from Sauk Valley College.

She worked in Sterling and then Rockford for two years before moving to
Morrison, where she had been employed at the Pleasant View Nursing Home for
the past 23 years.

She loved her family, her cat, Mittens Christopher and her work.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Greggs, Morrison.

William Griggs

Services for William F. Griggs, 75, Apollo Beach, Fla., formerly of Geneseo,
are 11 a.m. Friday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Wright Chapel, Geneseo.
Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.

Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to William Griggs Memorial

He died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, in Leesburg, Fla.

Myrtie Butler Hill

Myrtie May Butler Hill, 103, formerly of Norwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997,
at Galesburg Terrace Nursing Home, where she was a resident for the past 11

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial
is in Norwood Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday morning, with family present one hour prior to
services. Memorials may go to Norwood Presbyterian Church, where she was a

She was born July 5, 1893, in rural Viola, to William and Georgia Stacy
Butler. She married the late Bert Hill Feb. 16, 1916, in Aledo.

She was a 1911 Normal graduate of William and Vashti College at Aledo.

Surviving are a daughter, Marcena Smallwood, Alexis; three grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two

Kenneth Buddin

Services for Kenneth F. Buddin, 76, Davenport, are 2 p.m. Saturday at Weerts
Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials may go to American Parkinson
Association, Research for the Ostomy Association or Moose International,
Mooseheart, Ill. 60539.

Mr. Buddin died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Genesis Medical Center, West
Campus, Davenport.

He was born June 26, 1920, to Paul and Esther Taake Buddin. He married Evelyn
VanWalterop April 29, 1942.

He was employed at ALCOA for 41 years, retiring in 1991.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Barbara Buddin, Coralville, Iowa; a
son, Marshall Buddin, Davenport; a grandson, Kylie Buddin, Iowa City; a
brother, Vernon Buddin, Casle Rock, Colo.; and nephews, Larry and Jeff Buddin.

Reldo Kroeger

Services for Reldo H. Kroeger, 77, Eldridge, Iowa, are 2:30 p.m. Friday at
Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.

Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran
Church, Eldridge, or American Heart Association.

Mr. Kroeger died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Genesis Medical Center, East
Campus, Davenport.

Mr. Kroeger was born April 18, 1919, in Stockton, Iowa, to Theodore and Mabel
Thiel Kroeger. He married Lois Hintze Jan. 6, 1945, in Davenport.

Survivors include the widow; daughters, Patricia Oster and Debra Dirksen, both
of Long Grove, Iowa; sons, Ronald Kroeger, Moline, and Dennis Kroeger,
Parkview, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Inez Sharp and Elna Gries; and
brothers, Vernon, Warren, Harold, Duane, Earl and Arlen Kroeger. A daughter,
Shirley, is deceased.

Patricia `Pat' Robbins

Patricia "Pat'' Robbins, 66, Cincinnati, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997,
at Ottumwa, Iowa, Regional Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schmidt-Duley Funeral Home, Centerville,
Iowa. Burial is in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, west of Cincinnati.

Visitation is 1 to 8 p.m. today, with family present from 6 to 8. Memorials
may be made in her name to the Heritage Christian Church.

Pat Scott was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Centerville, to Everett W. and Leona
Adair Scott. She married Junior Robbins Dec. 11, 1948, in Davenport.

She and her husband lived in Davenport for many years, before moving back to
Cincinnati. She was a member of Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Centerville
and enjoyed her work with the Willing Workers.

Survivors include the widower; a son, Reggie Robbins, a granddaughter, Leslie
L. Robbins, both of Brazil, Iowa; and a sister, Barbara Pick, Cincinnati.

John Testroet

Services for John Testroet, 43, Chicago, formerly of Davenport, are 1 p.m.
Thursday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is in Holy Family
Cemetery, Davenport.

Visitation is noon to service time. Memorials may be made to Quad City Ostomy
Association or American Cancer Society.

Mr. Testroet died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at home.

He was born July 1, 1953, in Davenport, to Hubert and Ruth Fleischman

He was employed by the Department of Labor Office of Regional Audit, Chicago.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Hubert and Helen Testroet,
Davenport; brothers, Dennis Testroet, Davenport, and David Testroet,
Bettendorf; a stepsister, Judy Brandt, Dubuque, Iowa; and a nephew, Matthew
Testroet, Davenport. His mother preceded in 1971.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
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