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OBITUARIES 8-16-95 2
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OBITUARIES 8-16-95 2
Marjorie F.I. Bell, 83, of 416 N.E. 2nd St., Galva, died Tuesday, Aug. 15,
1995, at Kewanee Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Galva, where she was
a lifelong member. Burial is in Galva Cemetery.
Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rux Funeral Home, Galva. Memorials may be
made to her church.
The former Marjorie Johnson was born July 29, 1912, in Kewanee, the daughter
of Louis and Anna Bangston Johnson. She married Charles S. ``C.S.\'\' Bell Aug.
14, 1934, in Galesburg; he died Aug. 12, 1989.
Mrs. Bell had been a bookkeeper and secretary at Bell Trucking, Galva, since
She enjoyed baking and cooking.
Survivors include a daughter, Jean Bell Oehlman, Galva; a son and
daughter-in-law, Duane and Sue Bell, Altona; seven grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and sisters and a brother-in-law, Leona VerKruyse,
Mildred Ording and Kathrine and Charles Hilton, all of Kewanee.
Vera A. Damewood, 83, Aledo, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1995, at Aledo Health
Arrangements are pending at Jinks Family Funeral Services, Aledo.
Donald E. Frank, 63, Colona, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1995, at Hammond-Henry
Hospital, Geneseo, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Myers Chapel,
Geneseo. Burial is in North Cemetery, Geneseo, with military rites conducted.
Visitation is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Colona, where he was a member, elder,
trustee and usher.
Mr. Frank was born July 8, 1932, in Erie, the son of William and Hazel Nesbit
Frank. He married Patsy Dawson April 2, 1960, in Davenport.
He worked at Harvester Works, East Moline, for 20 years, retiring in 1987 as
an inspection supervisor. He was also employed at Eagle Signal, Davenport, for
He was a member of Moline American Legion Post 0246, Don Cherry Post 5083 VFW,
Geneseo, and 40 et 8 Henry County Voiture, Local No. 433.
He was a Korean War Air Force veteran.
He enjoyed fishing, traveling, doing handyman work and woodworking.
Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Jody Frank, Moline; a son, Doug
Frank, Pekin; a sister, Rhea Ristau, Geneseo; and brothers and sisters-in-law,
Arnold and Ann Frank, Moline, and Jack and Marian Frank, Gen eseo.
Jason Johnson, 23, rural Cambridge, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, at KSB
Hospital, Dixon, Ill. He had been confined to the Amboy Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center since May, when he suffered cardiac arrest.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Burial is
in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.
Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes,
Cambridge. Memorials may be made to the church.
Mr. Johnson was born July 10, 1972, in Geneseo, the son of Ronald and Sonia
He was a 1991 graduate of Cambridge High School and he received his bachelor
of science degree in geography and environmental science in May from Concordia
University, River Forest.
He enjoyed building model World War II airplanes, reading books on World War
II and riding his four-wheeler.
Survivors include his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Kendra and Tracy
Abney, stationed with the military in Stuttgart, Germany; brothers and a
sister-in-law, Randall and Jean Johnson, Cambridge, and Brett Johnson,
Decatur; and a great-aunt, Bernice Kernoske, Moline.
Hilding Sigurd Pearson, 77, of 700 E. 2nd St., Kewanee, died Monday, Aug. 14,
1995, at home.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Home,
Kewanee. Burial is in Elmira Cemetery.
Visitation is noon to service time. Memorials may be made to American Heart
Association or Kewanee Fire Department.
Mr. Pearson was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Peoria, the son of Hjalmer Wilhelm and
Maria Olson Pearson. He married Dorothy Jackson July 18, 1942; she died in
He farmed in the Toulon and Bradford areas until 1958. He then drove for Livek
Trucking in Kewanee until his retirement.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kewanee, and the Kewanee Moose
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Wayne Mahan, Littleton,
Colo.; sons, Merlin Pearson, Roswell, Ga., Kevin Pearson, Canby, Ore., and Les
Pearson, Colona; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Gertrude M. Peck, 84, Alexis, are 11 a.m. Thursday at
Visitation is after 2 p.m. today at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, with
the family present from 7 to 8. A memorial fund will be established.
Mrs. Peck died Monday, Aug. 14, 1995, at St. Mary\'s Medical Center, Galesburg.
The former Gertrude Johnson was born Aug. 13, 1911, in Monmouth, the daughter
of Emil and Ruth Swanson Johnson. She married George L. Peck in Octo ber 1927
in Monmouth; he died Nov. 19, 1963.
She and her husband moved to Carman in 1955 and operated Peck\'s Grocery Store.
In 1967, she moved to Alexis and worked at Western Stoneware Co. until her
She attended the former Alexis United Methodist Church, where she was a member
of the Friendship Class. She was active in the 60 Plus Club, Alexis.
She enjoyed crafts and quilting.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and William Toal, Las
Vegas, and JoAnn and Eugene Lair, Alexis; eight grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; and a brother, John O. Johnson, Monmouth.
C. Wayne Wildermuth
C. Wayne Wildermuth, 73, Titusville, Fla., a 40-year resident of the
Quad-Cities area, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, while vacationing in Las
Graveside services are noon Wednesday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Titusville.
Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight at North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.
Mr. Wildermuth was born in East Moline. He had lived in California and moved
to Florida in 1966.
He was a high pressure gas mechanic for 22 years at the Kennedy Space Center.
He last worked at Lockheed Space Operation Co.
Survivors include the widow, Shirley, Titusville; daughters, Sandra Davidson,
Longwood, Fla., Linda Kennedy, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Sherie Wildermuth,
Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his
mother-in-law, Ruth Spencer, Titusville; and a brother, Chester Wildermuth,
Memorial services for Gayle A. Abramsohn, 39, of 407 1st St., Apt. 3, San
Rafael, Calif., are 11 a.m. Friday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial
is in Oakdale Memorial Park, Davenport.
There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Quad City Osteopathic
Foundation or a favorite charity.
Miss Abramsohn died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994, at home.
She was born June 13, 1955, in Davenport, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha
She was a 1973 graduate of Bettendorf High School and a 1977 graduate of Iowa
She was a legal secretary at a San Francisco law office.
She was a member of Legal Secretaries Association of San Francisco.
She was active in the theater in the Midwest and Bay Area, being a featured
performer with several companies, including Marin Civic Light Opera, Ross
Valley Community for Schools, Rhubarb Revue and Readers Theatre for Marin
Theater Company. She was a member of Ross Valley Players since 1984, and was a
jack-of-all-trades, doing costume design, assistant director/stage manager,
set buildings, props, lighting and sound. She was most recently seen in
``Under neath the Arches\'\' last summer. She has performed in several cabarets
in Bettendorf, Marin County and San Francisco.
Survivors include her parents, Bettendorf; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane
E. and Michael Wonio, Galveston, Texas; and brothers and sisters-in-law,
Dennis and Sharon Abramsohn, Rochester, N.Y., and Gary and Terri Abramsohn,
Retired Master Sgt. Michael S. Cummings, 52, U.S. Marine Corps, Oceanside,
Calif., formerly of Davenport, died Friday, Aug. 4, 1995, in California.
Services were held in California.
Survivors include the widow, Rita; sons, Steve Cummings, Kansas City, Mo., and
Chris Cummings, Des Moines; sisters and a brother-in-law, Pamela Ann and
Robert Hassman, Davenport, and Mary Roxanne Cummings, Barstow; and brothers,
Patrick, John, Thomas and Duquesne ``Duke\'\' Cummings, all of Davenport.
Services for John R. Hartrick, 46, Eldridge, Iowa, were held today at Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.
A memorial fund has been established.
Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hartrick died Sunday, Aug. 13, 1995, at University Hospitals, Iowa City,
after an extended illness.
Agnes Jones, 86, Davenport, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, at home.
Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
Edith `Toots\' Krnetich
Edith L. ``Toots\'\' Krnetich, 72, Davenport, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, at
Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Davenport.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in
National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. A memorial fund has been established.
The former Edith Klindt was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Dixon, Iowa, the daughter
of Henry and Martha Dohrman Klindt. She married Michael Krnetich; he died Dec.
Mrs. Krnetich enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing euchre.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Jerry Nichols,
Davenport; and a granddaughter, Tracy Nichols, Davenport.
Memorial services for Bessie Rasmussen, 88, and her son, Jim Rasmussen, 62,
both formerly of Davenport, are 11 a.m. Saturday at Davenport Memorial Park.
Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rasmussen died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, in Dade City, Fla. Inurnment is in
Davenport Memorial Park.
She was a member of Duck Creek Women\'s Golf League for many years.
Survivors include sons, Robert Rasmussen, Orion, Don Rasmussen, Sepulveda,
Calif., Neil Rasmussen, Zephyrhills, Fla.; six grandchildren; three
stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Rasmussen died Wednesday, July 19, 1995, in Florida. Inurnment is in
National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
He had been a firefighter with the Davenport Fire Department before moving to
Survivors include a son, Randy Rasmussen; and brothers, Robert Rasmussen,
Orion, Don Rasmussen, Sepulveda, and Neil Rasmussen, Zephyrhills.
Viola J. Reiling, 89, DeWitt, Iowa, died Monday, Aug. 14, 1995, at Genesis
Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Toronto, Iowa, Community Church, where she
was a member. Burial is in Lost Nation, Iowa, Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Iowa.
The former Viola Timm was born June 11, 1906, in Lost Nation, the daughter of
Albert and Christina Busch Timm. She married George Reiling June 11, 1925, in
Lost Nation; he died in 1953.
Survivors include daughters, Fern Bauer, Norma Sheldon and Elaine McCormick,
all of DeWitt, Phyllis Weiland, Davenport, and Gloria Kagemann, Minonk; sons,
Virtus Reiling, Clarence, Iowa, Kenenth Reiling, Ocean Springs, Miss., Roland
Reiling, Wheatland, Larry Reiling, Walcott, Wayne Reiling, Davenport, and
LaVerne Reiling, Port Byron; 36 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren. A
daughter is deceased.
Dorothy Lee Roseleaf, 85, Bettendorf, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, at Genesis
Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home,
Bettendorf. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A memorial fund has been established.
The former Dorothy Chapman was born March 9, 1910, in Quincy, the daughter of
David and Dorothy DuVall Chapman. She married the late Charles E. Roseleaf May
5, 1934, in Davenport.
She worked at the former R.A. Moritz Co. for 47 years, retiring in 1975.
She was a charter member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Bettendorf, past
president of the Parent-Teachers Association, a former Girl Scout leader and
member of Bettendorf Lionels and was active in the former Hilltop Boys Club,
She enjoyed crafts, flowers, reading mysteries, traveling and watching sports
such as basketball, football, baseball and soccer. She bowled until she was
Survivors include daughters, Darlene Roseleaf and Betty Anderson, both of
Bettendorf; granddaughters, Tracy and Darcy; great-grandchildren, Tryca, Tygan
and Daycara; and special friends, Bernelda and Brenda Jacobsen, Davenport. A
son, Charles ``Skip\'\' Roseleaf Jr., is deceased.
Mary A. Ruddy, 78, Clinton, Iowa, died Monday, Aug. 14, 1995, at Samaritan
Hospital North, Clinton.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Clinton.
Burial is in St. Mary\'s Cemetery, Clinton.
Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. today at Schmitz Funeral Home, Clinton, with a
rosary at 7. Memorials may be made to multiple sclerosis research.
The former Mary Sullivan was born March 7, 1917, in Cedar Rapdis, Iowa, the
daughter of John L. and Alice Maloney Sullivan. She married William Ruddy Aug.
13, 1941, in Davenport. He died July 25, 1987.
She graduated from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, in 1938.
She was an organist for 55 years at St. Patrick\'s Catholic Church, Clinton,
and several years in Davenport.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Andrew Slowinski,
Bloomingdale, Mary and Richard Allan, Cedar Rapids, Margaret Ruddy, Iowa City,
and Kathy Ruddy Pretz, Clinton; sons, Joseph Ruddy, Clinton, and William
Ruddy, Davenport; and 11 grandchildren. A son is deceased.
Houston Welton, 69, Davenport, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, at University
Hospitals, Iowa City.
Arrangements are pending at Orr\'s Mortuary, Rock Island.
DePORTER, Margaret, 85, Silvis; 10:30 a.m. Friday, Schroder, Silvis.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
HAMILTON, Rev. Owen H., 78, Milan; 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist, Rock
Island. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, Esterdahl, Moline.
HELLER, Sister Mary Florence, 87, Johnston, Iowa; 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
Humility of Mary, Davenport. Visitation 4 p.m. today.
HERRSTROM, Hjalmar Q., 87, Rock Island; 11 a.m. Thursday, First Lutheran, Rock
Island. Visitation 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today, Wheelan, Rock Island.
JOHNSON, Howard, 68, Moline; 11 a.m. Thursday, Trimble, Moline. Visitation 6-9
REINWEIN, Dr. William D., 71, Moline; 1 p.m. Thursday, St. George Greek
Orthodox, Rock Island.
RUDDY, Mary A., 78, Clinton; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart, Clinton.
Visitation 3-8 p.m. today, Schmitz, Clinton.
STABLER, Lottie Norton, 83, Neponset; 1 p.m. Thursday, Neponset
Congregational. Visitation 6-8 tonight, Stackhouse-Moore, Sheffield.