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OBITUARIES 6-12-97

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OBITUARIES 6-12-97

David Kaskadden

David R. Kaskadden, 36, 3512 14th Ave., Rock Island, died Tuesday, June 10,
1997, at Winning Wheels, Inc., Prophetstown.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Rock Island, where he
was a member. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the church.

Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, is handling arrangements.

He was born March 16, 1961, in Moline, the son of Richard M. and Jean Shradar
Kaskadden. He married Andrea Hurt Sept. 12, 1981, in Rock Island.

He was a 1980 graduate of Rock Island High School.

He was employed at the former East Moline Garden Plaza until May 1981 when he
received injuries as a passenger in a vehicle accident.

Survivors include his wife, Andrea; a son, Aaron M. Kaskadden, at home; his
parents, of Rock Island; a sister and brother-in-law, Pamela and Steven
Gustafson, Rock Island; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Beverly
Kaskadden, Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Ina Miller

Ina Mae Miller passed away June 10, 1997, at home after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock
Island. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery,
Rock Island. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the American Cancer
Society.

Mrs. Miller, the former Ina Mae Hingstrum was the daughter of Albert and Clara
Hingstrum. Mrs. Miller was born July 6, 1922, and attended Rock Island
schools. She was employed for 15 years at the former Container Corporation of
America.

In 1946 she married Thomas Miller and together they founded Miller Container
Corporation.

Mrs. Miller was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Milan. Her life
was built of love of family and friends, flowers and animals.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Stanley, Milan, and Richard, Sherrard,
and their wives Lisa and Jama; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Tom
McDaniel, Clinton, Ill., and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her parents and a brother.

Grace Hull

Grace M. Hull, 88, of 4130 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, formerly of Moline,
died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Ridge Crest Health Center, Davenport.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Interment will
be Friday in Hampton Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorials may be made to
First Christian Church of Moline.

Grace M. McDannell was born Sept. 12, 1908, to John and Mae O'Neill McDannell,
in Moline. She married Elmer D. Hull Feb. 13, 1931, in Moline. He preceded her
in death in 1985.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Wilke, Crozet, Va.; sons, Peter Hull,
Colorado Springs, Colo., and Timothy Hull, Milan; eight grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille DuFour.

Arlette Johnson

Services for Arlette M. Johnson, 82, formerly of 2334 11th St., Moline, will
be 4 p.m. today at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Burial will be 2:30 p.m.
Friday in Fairmont Cemetery, Middleton, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, 2221
52nd Ave., Moline, or First Congregational Church, Moline, where she was a
member.

She died Monday, June 9, 1997, Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Arletta Blum was born July 14, 1914, in Nauvoo, Ill., the daughter of Carl J.
and Ida Kuhn Blum. She married Roger C. Johnson June 15, 1946, in Nauvoo. He
died May 5, 1972.

She was an elementary music teacher, employed by the East Moline School System
for 13 years, retiring in 1978.

She was a member of Blackhawk Unit of Retired Teachers Association. She was a
Republican Precinct Committeewoman, a volunteer with the M.P.H. Auxiliary and
served on the Board of Quad-City World Affairs.

She enjoyed traveling and made several trips every year.

Survivors include sons, John H. Johnson, Marblehead, Mass., and Roger C.
Johnson, Kirkland, Wash.; a daughter, Anne Johnson Zander, Mannheim, Germany;
and grandchildren, William and Lauren Johnson, Marblehead, Mass., Diana, Alex
and Katherine Johnson, Kirkland, Wash., and Andreas and Christiana Johnson
Zander, Mannheim, Germany.

Robert Hulsen

Robert Hulsen, 83, of 7 Kentucky Road, Quincy, Ill., died Tuesday, June 10,
1997, at home.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, Quincy. Burial is in
Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at Hansen-Spear
Funeral Home, Quincy. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Boy
Scouts of America, Blessing Foundation, Culver Stockton College or Convocom in
care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 872, Quincy, Ill. 62306.

He was born Aug. 3, 1913, in East Moline, to Bennard and Maggie Sullivan
Hulsen. He married Virginia Stoermer June 4, 1938, in Quincy.

He graduated from United Township High School, attended Augustana College and
graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1937 with a bachelor of science
degree in biology. He worked at Moorman Manufacturing Co., Quincy, as an order
clerk beginning in 1937. During his 51 years there he worked as salesman,
sales manager, member of the board of directors, vice president, executive
vice president, president and chairman of the board. He retired as chief
executive officer in 1978 but continuted his service on the board of directors
until 1988.

While he was in high school, he was a part-time sports writer for the Moline
Daily Dispatch.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Michael Hulsen, Quincy;
daughters, Linda Daniel, Lakewood, Colo., and Sue Heine, Bechtheim, Germany;
sisters, Grace Higgins, Mesa, Ariz., Henrietta Milen, Milan, and Rachel
Songer, Denver, Colo.; a brother, Ben Hulsen, East Moline; and 10
grandchildren. He was preceded by a son, Mark, in 1992.

Nicholas Trujillo

Nicholas A. Trujillo, 68, of 455 15th Ave., East Moline, died Tuesday, June
10, 1997, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East
Moline, with a rosary recited at 6.

Further arrangements are pending.

Robin Linn Watson

Robin Linn Watson, 24, East Moline, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at University
Hospitals, Iowa City.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial is in
Greenview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is one hour prior to services.

She was born March 24, 1973, in Silvis.

Survivors include a son, Justin J. Watson, at home; her mother and stepfather,
Kathryn and John Charlson, Silvis; grandparents, Gloria Lawson, Alpha, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Watson, Moline; great-grandparents, Milton Peterson, Lynn
Center; her stepfather, Joel Lawson, Ophiem; a sister, Stephanie Lawson,
Ophiem; a brother, Jonathan Lawson, Ophiem; an aunt, Dean Wiggins, Milan, Mo.;
and her fiancee Steve Jack, Geneseo.

Dorothea Byrne

Dorothea F. Byrne, 76, Masonic Home, Shelbyville, Ky., died Wednesday, June
11, 1997, at the home.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville
Rd., Louisville. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation is
noon to 9 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the home.

Dorothea Moore was born in New Albany, Ind.

She was a bookkeeper and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Coal Valley,
and Order of Eastern Star.

She and her husband, the late Thomas F. Byrne Sr., lived with their son,
Michael R. Byrne, of Coal Valley for many years.

Survivors include sons, Gary L. Byrne, Louisville, Michael R. Byrne, Coal
Valley, Thomas F. Byrne, Herndon, Va., and J. Douglas Byrne, Lawrenceburg,
Ky.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Zepe Barsema

Zepe Barsema, 73, Fulton, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at Morrison Community
Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bosma-Renkes, Fulton. Burial is in Fulton
Township Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 402.
Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

He was born Aug. 20, 1923, in Fulton, to Dick and Grace Hook Barsema. He
married Charlotte B. Remrey April 20, 1947, in Clinton, Iowa.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Barbara Hager and Mary Van Kampen, both
of Fulton, Lela Barsema, Clinton, Iowa, and Sonja Schatti, East Moline; sons,
Gerald, Robert, Rickie, Jimmie, David and Daniel, all of Fulton, Donald,
Lyndon, and Michael, Clinton, Ill.; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
sisters, Nellie Douma, Morrison, and Grace Forney, Clinton, Iowa; and a
brother, Herman, Clinton, Iowa.

Dorothy Bodeman

Services for Dorothy F. Bodeman, 95, of 11210 95th St., Rural Township, Ill.,
formerly of Rock Island and Milan, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral
Home Ltd., Rock Island. Rev. Darey Burkhalter will officiate. Burial will be
in Lutheran Cemetery, Andover.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to service time. Memorials may be made to Oak Glen
Home Auxiliary or Alzheimer's Disease Research.

Mrs. Bodeman died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.

She was born Nov. 5, 1901, in Moline, the daughter of Frank and Hilda Carlson
Grant. She married Cecil Bodeman Sept. 2, 1950, in Milan. He died in 1960. She
was previously married to Walter Scott.

She had been employed at the Rock Island Arsenal, former Birtman Electric Co.,
Fort Theater and the former Bradford Clothing, Davenport.

She had been a member of the Navy Mother's Club, Rock Island.

Survivors include sons, Dale V. Scott, Moline, Lyle Scott, Conesville, Iowa,
David Scott, Milan; stepdaughter, Jo Cox, Charlotte, N.C.; 12 grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Scott, in 1995, James A. Scott in
1997, and a grandson.

Martin Dillie

Martin O. Dillie, 41, Stagecoach, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday,
June 7, 1997, at home.

A memorial service was held Wednesday in Dayton. Memorials may be made to St.
Mary's Hospice of Northern Nevada, 809 Plaza St., Carson City, 89701, or to
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 21775, Carson City, 89721.

Capitol City Cremation & Burial Society, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 5, 1955, in Illinois, to Richard and Charlotte Dillie.
Before moving to Dayton, he lived in Illinois.

Survivors include sons, Jeremy and Jayce Dillie, a daughter, Jennifer Nicole
Dillie, all of Dayton; his parents, Stagecoach; grandmother, Bernice Barker,
Iowa; sisters, Elizabeth Dillie and Barbara Gonzalez, both of Carson City,
Debra Nelson-Mares, Stagecoach; and a brother, Felipe Mare, Stagecoach.

Terry Frickenstein

Memorials services for Terry L. Frickenstein, 50, of 109 East 2nd St.,
Prophetstown, are 11 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Prophetstown,
where he was a member.

There will be no visitation.

Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, is handling arrangements.

Mr. Frickenstein died Monday, June 9, 1997, at St. Anthony's Medical Center,
Rockford.

He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Marshfield, Wisc., to Vernon and Mildred Brown
Frickenstein. He married Sandra Mathey in Aurora.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jennnifer Boyd, Jacksonville, Fla.; a
son, Michael Frickenstein, Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, of Morrison; a
sister, Peggy Peffer, Hinckley; and brothers, Steven Frickenstein, St.
Charles, and Brian Frickenstein, Morrison.

Delia Jagers

Delia G. Jagers, 81, of 627 Andrews Ave., Kewanee, died Wednesday, June 11,
1997, at home.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Home, Kewanee.
Burial is in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.

Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight. Memorials may be made to Henry County Health
Department Homemaker division or a favorite charity.

She was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Wyoming, Ill., to George and Margaret Pyell
Rohrig. She married Albert Jagers May 17, 1936, in Silvis. He died Nov. 16,
1984.

She worked in the dietary department of Kewanee Hospital for many years,
retiring in 1981.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Judy Jagers, and
daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy Miller and Judy and Dwaine Wager, all of
Kewanee; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Henrietta Kirk

Henrietta D. Kirk, 76, Hillcrest Home, Geneseo, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997,
at the home.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Osco Evangelical Free Church, where she was a
member. The Rev. David Knudsen will officiate. Burial is in Western Cemetery,
Orion.

Visitation is 6:30 to 8 tonight at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Cambridge.
Memorials may be made to Osco Evangelical Free Church.

Henrietta Dorian Petty was born May 26, 1921, in Bennett, Iowa, the daughter
of William Nelson and Linda Mueller Petty. She was raised and educated in
Sherrard and graduated from Sherrard High School in 1939. She married Russell
J. Kirk April 19, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Donald
Gesualdo, Denver, Colo.; grandsons, Christian and David Gesualdo, Denver; and
a sister, Dorothy Scheiss, Sherrard. She was preceded by a brother, William A.
Petty.

Gifford `Mark' Markeson

Gifford F. "Mark'' Markeson, 86, Cordova, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at
Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline.

Private services will be held at a later date. Gibson Funeral Home, Port
Byron, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Markeson was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Hanover, Va., the son of Charles and
Mabel Brown Markeson. He married Loretta Buysse Oct. 20, 1950, in Geneseo.

He had been a pilot for United Airlines, Chicago, retiring as a captain on
Jan. 15, 1971, after 31 years of service.

He enjoyed fishing, boating and flying.

Survivors include his wife; brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Dale Buysse,
Longmont, Colo., and Russell and Shirley Buysse, Salisbury, Mo.; and many
nieces and nephews.

Arlene Matthews

Arlene L. Matthews, 68, 611 E. 3rd St., Prophetstown, died Tuesday, June 10,
1997, at home.

Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, Prophetstown, where
she was a member. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to service time. Memorials may be made to the church or
Hospice of Rock River Valley.

Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Rock Falls, to Herman and Lucille Pearson
Plautz. She married Ralph Matthews June 3, 1961, in Prophetstown.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Theresa Kohs, Westchester, Debra
Jackson, Seattle, Wash., and Dawn Adams, Colona; a stepson, David Matthews,
Prophetstown; eight grandchildren; sisters, Delores Howell, Chesaning, Mich.,
Leora McMinn, Anderson, S.C., and Beverly Hanrahan, Tampico.

Edna Palmer

Edna Vernell Palmer, 78, Cambridge, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Good
Samaritan Nursing Center, Knoxville, Ill.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home, Cambridge,
with Rev. Lou Zuck officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery,
Cambridge. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to service time.

Edna Segrest was born July 21, 1918, in Orangeburg, S.C., the daughter of
Eugene M. and Mary Edna Snell Segrest. She married Marvin E. Palmer July 16,
1943, in Moncks Corner, S.C.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Joyce Ann Palmer Lindbeck, Moline;
sons, Marvin E. Palmer Waddey Jr., Moncks Corner, S.C., Stanley Palmer,
Cambridge, Jim Palmer, Forestville, Calif., and Tom Palmer, Mount Pleasant,
S.C.; and sisters, Flossie Colcolough, Charleston, S.C., and Essie Smoak,
Columbia, S.C.

Raymond Peterson

Raymond J. Peterson, 70, of 308 SE 1st Ave., Galva, died Monday, June 9, 1997,
at Marigold Health Care, Galesburg.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Rux, Kewanee. Burial is in Evergreen Memory
Gardens, rural Kewanee. Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight.

He was born March 13, 1927, in Holt, Minn., to Norman and Annie Metilla
Peterson. He married Susie Anderson Sept. 6, 1959, in Nashua, Iowa.

He was a construction worker for Newman Excavating, Kewanee. He served in the
Korean War. He was a member of Hagberg-Hamlin American Legion Post 45, 40 & 8
and Izaak Walton League.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Virginia Stambaugh, Galva; a stepson, Keith
Anderson, Shelton, Wash.; two nephews; a niece; nine grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Howard, New Folden, Minn.

Norma Slyter

Services for Norma A. Slyter, 81, Kewanee, are 1 p.m. Saturday at First United
Methodist Church, Kewanee, where she was a member. Inurnment is in Pleasant
View Cemetery, Kewanee.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Henry County Senior Citizens.

Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Slyter died Saturday, June 7, 1997, at Toulon Health Care Center.

Norma was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Bradford, Ill., to Clyde Austin and Minnie
Beaver. She married Kenneth W. Slyter Feb. 22, 1935, in Bradford. He died Jan.
8, 1986.

Survivors include daughters, Margaret Schuyler, Tempe, Ariz., and Dianne
Niedziella, Westminister, Colo.; a son, Steven Slyter, Louisville, Ky.; 10
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a
son, Kenneth, and brother, Lewis.

Irene Tippie

Irene Tippie, 86, Oquawka, formerly of Keithsburg, died Monday, June 9, 1997,
at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Keithsburg. Burial is
in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
church. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice of Galesburg.

Jinks Family Funeral Services, Aledo, is handling arrangements.

The former Irene Early was born March 20, 1911, in Flemingsburg, Ky., the
daughter of Everett and Alberta Cordell Early. She married Charles A. Tippie
Nov. 28, 1928, in Maryville, Mo. He died in 1975.

She was a bartender at Ogles Tap in Aledo for 21 years.

She was a member of Eagles Lodge in Oquawka. She enjoyed gardening, flowers
and bingo.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Norma Tippie, Naples,
Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Dean Christie, Seaton, Ill.; five
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a
sister, Kathleen Coxe, Norwalk, Iowa. She was preceded in death by a sister, a
brother and a great-grandson.

Rudolph Winblad

Rudolph A. Winblad, 100, Morning Sun, Iowa, formerly of Port Byron, died
Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at the Morning Sun Care Center.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Gibson Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial is in
Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. Visitation is 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

Mr. Winblad was born June 4, 1897, in Moline, the son of Eric and Johanna
Bjorkman Winblad. He had been employed by Deere Harvester, East Moline, and
retired from farming in 1968. He had served in the Army during World War I.

He was a member of Colona Masonic Lodge, Coe-Lamb American Legion Post 421,
Port Byron, and was a 50-year member of Odd Fellows, Moline. He enjoyed
woodworking.

Survivors include nieces and nephews including Shirley Ivins, Morning Sun; and
several great-nieces and nephews.

Cyril Gajeski

Cyril A. Gajeski, 86, Davenport, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at the Kahl
Home for the Aged and Infirm, Davenport.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial
is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today, with
a vigil service at 7. Memorials may be made to the church or Genesis Visiting
Nurses Association.

He was born June 11, 1911, in Argyle, Minn., to Peter and Martha Kilickowski
Gajeski. He married Marie Nadolski Oct. 26, 1938, in Argyle.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ruth Rotundo, Phoenix; sons, Wayne,
Lawrence and Roger, all of Davenport; nine grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille "Lucy'' Banke, Stephan, Minn.,
Antonette Kasprowicz, Argyle, and Pauline Browicz, Davenport.

Myron `Babe' Jost

Myron "Babe'' Jost, 61, Davenport, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at Genesis
Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in
Durant Cemetery.

Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. A memorial fund has been
established.

Mr. Jost was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Stockton, Iowa. He married Betty Hughes
June 18, 1955, in Biloxi, Miss.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kevin Fugate,
Davenport; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Ruth Ann Jost, Maquoketa, and
Jeff and Jill Jost, Davenport; seven grandchildren; and brothers, Wayne Jost,
Davenport, Jene Jost, Morrison, and Gary Jost, Rogers, Ark.

Miriam Stone

Miriam L. Stone, 83, Bettendorf, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at Genesis
Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday at Rock Island Hebrew Cemetery, Rock
Island. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel or a
favorite charity.

Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Chicago, to Sam and Sophie Wofstadt Blumenthal.
She married Irving Stone June 30, 1935, in Chicago. He died in 1985.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Jack Rosenberg, Maquoketa,
Iowa; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Stuart and Nancy Stone, Dallas, Texas;
five grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Norman Lipman,
Skokie; and a brother and sister-in-law, Marshall and Terry Rothstein, Mt.
Prospect.

Harold Zeitler

Harold E. Zeitler, 80, Douds, Iowa, died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Mercy
Hospital, Iowa City.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds. Burial is in
Troy Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today with the family present
from 7 to 8. Memorials may go to Douds Youth Baseball Program or Valley School
Restoration Fund.

He was born March 23, 1917, near Douds, to J. Edwin and Marie Casady Zeitler.
He married Irma Saylor in 1939 in Milton. She died in 1986. He married Freda
Riggs Parsons in 1992 near Douds.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Zeitler, Geneseo; a daughter, Beverly
Cooley, Washington, Iowa; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two
stepdaughters; a stepson; 10 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; a
sister, Cleone Wells, and a brother, James Zeitler, both of Douds.







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