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OBITUARIES 4-16-96

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OBITUARIES 4-16-96

ROCK ISLAND

Charles Barrigar

Charles E. Barrigar, 54, of 624 7th St., Rock Island, died Sunday, April 14,
1996, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Arrangements are pending at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island.

Tyree Cadell Hampton

Tyree Cadell Hampton, 3-month-old son of Cynthia E. Davis and Leonard Dewayne
Hampton of 631 E. 5th St., Des Moines, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996,
at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines.

Private graveside services were held April 12 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des
Moines.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, include grandparents, Gail Buchman,
Ulysses Hampton, Surja Kahcj, Des Moines, Henry Davis Jr., Rock Island; and
great-grandmother, Marilyn Buchman, Rock Island.

MOLINE

William Kelly

Services for William F. Kelly, 68, of 4115 7th Ave., Moline, are 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Moline, where he was a member. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal
Island, with military rites conducted by the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a
Christian wake service at 8. Memorials may be made to the church or The Little
Sisters of the Poor.

Mr. Kelly died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus,
Moline.

He was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Chicago, the son of William Sr. and Emily Kinder
Kelly. He married Catherine Lynch Oct. 3, 1959, in Wexford, Pa.

He was a 1952 graduate of Notre Dame University.

He had been employed at the former International Harvester Co. Farmall plant,
Rock Island, retiring in 1981 after 20 years.

He had served in the Marines.

He was a member of the Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities and the Marine Corps
League.

He enjoyed gardening and was an avid Chicago Cub and sports fan.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Maureen Kelly, Chicago; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Joann and Kenneth Larsen, in Florida, Sandra and Stanley
Geras, and Patricia Swann and Sheila Robinson, all in Illinois.

Wilson Mosley

Services for Wilson Mosley, 62, of 725 16th Ave., Moline, are 11 a.m. Friday
at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal
Island.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Mosley died Saturday, April 13, 1996, at home.

He was born Sept. 13, 1933, in Shuqualak, Miss., the son of Woodrow and Bessie
Montgomery Mosley. He married Barbara Jean Whitley Sept. 29, 1990, in Rock
Island.

He had worked as a laborer at the former Keller Aluminum Co., Davenport.

He was Korean conflict Army veteran.

He was a member of Moline American Legion Post 246.

He enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include the widow; a son, Wilson Mosley Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.,
stepdaughters, Kimberly ``Kaye\'\' Whitley, Rock Island, and Lisa Ishola,
Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren; his father, East St. Louis; a sister,
Leona Young and a brother, Russell Mosley, both of East St. Louis.

Caroline Pope

Services for Caroline Pope, 97, Redford, Iowa, formerly of Moline, are 11 a.m.
today at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial
Estate, Moline.

Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Bible Chapter in Milan, High Point Bible
Chapter in Davenport and Hilltop Chapter in Redfield, Iowa.

Mrs. Pope died Friday, April 12, 1996, at Williamsburg, Iowa, Care Center.

EAST MOLINE

Henry `Hank\' Sanders

Henry D. ``Hank\'\' Sanders, 72, East Moline, died Thursday, April 11, 1996,
while vacationing in Florida.

Local services are tentatively set for later this week.

Further arrangements are pending.

Virginia Smith

Virginia Ann Smith, 78, of 628 16th Ave., East Moline, died Sunday, April 14,
1996, at Aspenwood Health Care Center, Silvis.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.
Burial is in Moline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to American Cancer
Society.

The former Virginia Ann Williams was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Monroe County,
Iowa, the daughter of James and Nellie Reese Williams. She married William
Smith March 28, 1946, in Des Moines.

Mrs. Smith was employed in the mail room at Tristate Theater in Des Moines.
Later she worked as an operator for AT&T in Des Moines and Rock Island. During
the war, she worked at Des Moines Ordnance Depot. In 1957 she went to work for
the East Moline grade school cafeterias until retiring in 1979.

Survivors include the widower; a daughter and son-in-law, Leone and Jim Dunn,
Muscatine; a son and daughter-in-law, John James and Christine Smith, Racine,
Wis.; and grandchildren, David, Sarah and Elizabeth Smith, all of Racine.

SILVIS

Patricia Harding

Patricia J. Harding, 65, of 940 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, died Sunday, April 14,
1996, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Burial is in
Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The former Patricia J. Marks was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Moline, the daughter
of Herbert and Berniece Blankenfeld Marks.

Mrs. Harding was employed as a sales representative at Roth Pump Company,
Milan, retiring in February after 37 years.

She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Whole Truth Tabernacle Church,
Silvis.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Daniel Oechsner, Jane
and Randy Jessee and Ronda and David Mitchell, all of Moline; four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Marks, Geneseo.

Delpha Hill

Delpha Hill, 68, Modesto, Calif., formerly of Silvis, died Sunday, April 14,
1996, in California.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, Calif.

The former Delpha Dennhardt was born in Silvis.

Survivors include sons, Bob, Steve and Stan Hill, her mother, Margaret
Dennhardt, and grandchildren, all of California.

Olivia Sheppard

Graveside services for Olivia L. Sheppard, 74, of 320 17th St., Silvis, are 3
p.m. Wednesday in Greenview Memorial Gardens, Silvis.

Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. today at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. A memorial fund
will be established.

Mrs. Sheppard died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at home.

The former Olivia L. Landa was born May 12, 1921, in Fostoria, Iowa, the
daughter of Joseph and Hattie Ohsen Landa. She married Kenneth D. Sheppard
Nov. 19, 1947, in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was employed as a sales clerk for Roshek\'s Wedding Embassy in Dubuque,
Iowa, retiring in 1978 after 18 years.

She enjoyed fishing and needlework.

Survivors include the widower; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Marilyn
Redenbaugh, DeSota, Wis., Kenneth Jr. and Roseanne Sheppard, Brandon, Fla.,
and Richard and Patti Sheppard, Silvis; 13 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; a sister, Hattie Weidenbacker, Westmeister, Colo.; and a
daughter-in-law, Joellen Redenbaugh, Cedar Rapids. A son, Donald Redenbaugh,
died Sept. 3, 1995.

AREA

Harold `Butch\' Daniel

Harold R. ``Butch\'\' Daniel, 54, of 1129 Rockwell St., Kewanee, died Saturday,
April 13, 1996, at Kewanee Hospital.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral
Home, Kewanee.

Visitation is noon to service time. A memorial service has been established.

Mr. Daniel was born Oct. 11, 1941, in Kewanee, the son of William Sr. and Anna
Mae Johnson Daniel. He married Mary Ellen VanHyfte Oct. 13, 1973, in Kewanee.

He was employed at Compaction America since 1984 as a technical illustrator.
He was responsible for the current City of Kewanee logo, the Prairie Chicken.

He was a veteran serving in the Illinois National Guard Rock Island Unit.

He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He was an avid model-car enthusiast and belonged to various car clubs in the
Quad-Cities area.

Survivors include the widow; his mother, Anna Mae Gutschlag, Kewanee; a
sister, Annabelle Bunce, Rock Island; a brother, William Daniel Jr., Canyon
Lake, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Ethel French

Ethel I. French, 98, Aledo, died Monday, April 15, 1996, at Mercer County
Nursing Home, Aledo.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial is in
Aledo Cemetery.

Visitation is 1 p.m. to service time. Memorials may be made to the home.

The former Ethel I. Scranton was born Oct. 17, 1897, in Millersburg, Ill., the
daughter of Albert J. and Theresa Denkmann Scranton. She married Estel V.
French Dec. 22, 1920, in Aledo. He died in 1970.

Mrs. French attended Western Illinois Teacher College, Macomb.

She taught school in the Norwood and Burgess areas for six years and later was
employed as a sales clerk for the former Aledo Style Shop.

She was a member of Aledo Garden Club and the RLDS Social Study Club.

She enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, and she was an excellent
seamstress.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Verna and Maynard Gerber, Aledo;
grandchildren, Kent Gerber and Kim Wilcox, both of Aledo; and three
great-grandchildren.

Bernadine `Barney\' Hallberg

Bernadine M. ``Barney\'\' Hallberg, 77, of 121 W. Simmons St., Galesburg, died
Saturday, April 13, 1996, at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home,
Galesburg. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg.

The former Bernadine Gustafson was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Cambridge, the
daughter of Sten and Marie Carlson Gustafson. She married R. Kenneth Hallberg
July 15, 1939, in Kahoka, Mo. He died May 21, 1991.

She had worked for Dunsworth Book Store, Galesburg, retiring in 1974 after 10
years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Galesburg, and the Pilot Club
International and Elkettes, Galesburg.

Survivors include sons, Roger K. Hallberg, East Peoria, and Douglas L.
Hallberg, Milan; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a
stepbrother, Art Lawrence, Moline.

Esther Kleckner

Services for Esther Kleckner, 87, Annawan, are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Annawan, where she was a member. Burial is in Sacred
Heart Cemetery, Annawan.

Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Annawan, where
a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. today by the Altar and Rosary Society. A
parish rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. today at the church. Memorials may be
made to Annawan-Alba Rescue Unit or the church.

Mrs. Kleckner died Saturday, April 13, 1996, at Hammond-Henry Hospital,
Geneseo.

Glenn White

Glenn W. White, 89, of 123 N. Vine St., Kewanee, died Friday, April 12, 1996,
at Kewanee Care Nursing Home.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kewanee United Methodist Church.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Kewanee Care Home, First
United Methodist Church or St. Jude\'s Hospital, Memphis.

Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. White was born March 13, 1907, in Kewanee, the son of Walter and Kathrine
Sweeney White. He married Genevieve Risedorf Jan. 19, 1936, in Rockford.

He owned and operated White\'s Restaurant on East Third Street in Kewanee for
many years, where he had been known to be generous, providing meals for the
needy.

He was a member of Kewanee United Methodist Church, Kewanee Elks Club, Curli
Q\'s Square Dance Club of Kewanee and Flemish American Club of Kewanee.

He was an avid supporter of the Kewanee Ballhawks Baseball Team. He enjoyed
jazz music and reading. He was a registered donor to the Anatomical Gift
Association of Illinois, where his body was donated.

Survivors include the widow; daughters, Lindra Moerdyk, Pittsford, Vt., and
Marilea White, Leroy; three grandchildren; and sisters, Ruth Dye, Kewanee, and
Evelyn Klump, Pasadena, Texas.

Albert Yeatts

Albert G. Yeatts, 73, of 123 3rd St., Carbon Cliff, died Monday, April 15,
1996, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Arrangements are pending at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline.

IOWA

Lucille Albright

Lucille B. Albright, 92, Davenport, died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at Crest
Health Care Center, Davenport.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is
in Oakdale Memorial Garden, Davenport.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to St. John\'s Methodist
Church, Davenport, where she was a member.

The former Lucille B. Bills was born April 26, 1903, in Chicago, the daughter
of John L. and Maude Bergner Bills. She married Lloyd M. Albright Aug. 4,
1932, in Rock Island. He died March 1980.

Mrs. Albright was employed as a secretary for several different companies in
Davenport, including Karl Madden Penn Mutual Insurance, Red Jacket and Beatty
Insurance Company.

She enjoyed bowling and pets.

Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Buchwalter, Bettendorf; two nieces; and
three nephews, including John Buchwalter, Davenport.

Betty Ehrecke

Services for Betty J. Ehrecke, 71, LeClaire, are 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady
the River Catholic Church, LeClaire, where she was a member. Burial is in
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home,
Davenport, with a rosary recited at 7. Additional visitation is 9 a.m. to
service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the church.

Mrs. Ehrecke died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at home after an extended illness.

The former Betty J. Richlan was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Moline, the daughter of
Frank and Lyda Thomas Richlan. She married Harold E. Ehrecke June 9, 1945, in
Buffalo, Iowa.

She was a member of LeClaire Civic Club Auxiliary and the Altar and Rosary
Society at the church.

Survivors include the widower; daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Doug
Havenhill, Peoria, Ariz., Eileen and Gregg Beuse, Denver, Iowa, and Mary Beth
and Steve Hege, Clinton, Iowa; sons, Jerome Ehrecke, Wilton, Donavan and David
Ehrecke, both of LeClaire, and Gregory Ehrecke, Davenport, nine grandchildren;
four stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sons, Michael and Harold Jr.,
are deceased.

Anna Estes

Anna Irene Estes, 85, Davenport, died Monday, April 15, 1996, at the home of
her son in Rock Island following an extended illness.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Ollie, Iowa, Cemetery.

Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with the
family present from 6 to 8. A memorial fund has been established.

The former Anna Irene Van Orsdall was born Sept. 6, 1910, in Ollie, the
daughter of Nelson and Bertha Mae Ingle Van Orsdall. She married Walter O.
Estes. He died in 1971.

Mrs. Estes was employed at Sears, Roebuck and Co. prior to retirement in 1975.

Survivors include a son, Walter ``Keith\'\' Estes, Rock Island; and two
grandsons.

James Ewing

James Ewing, 62, Davenport, died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at home.

Among survivors is his mother, Bessie Ewing, Davenport.

Arrangements are pending at Orr\'s Mortuary, Rock Island.

Ralph Littig

Ralph E. Littig, 57, Davenport, died Sunday, April 14, 1996, in Bellevue,
Iowa.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. The body will be
cremated.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. A memorial fund has been established.

Mr. Littig was born March 20, 1939, in Davenport, the son of Cloyd and Louise
Meier Littig. He married Patricia Cox May 14, 1960, in Davenport.

He was employed at Emeis Electric, Davenport, for 28 years. He was currently
employed at APS warehouse of East Moline.

He was a former Boy Scout leader of Troop 44. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan
and enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include the widow; daughters and a son-in-law, Christine and Matt
Hatch, Bettendorf, and Stephanie Littig, Davenport; sons, Eric Littig,
Davenport, Jeff Littig, Bettendorf, and Kurt Littig, West Covina, Calif.; five
grandsons; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Robert Harloff,
Maysville, Iowa.

Orville `Mac\' McKee

Services for Orville F. McKee, 77, Davenport, are noon Wednesday at
Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park
Cemetery.

Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane
Society or Visiting Nurses Association.

Mr. McKee died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus,
Davenport.

He was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Burlington, the son of Charles and Mary Miller
McKee. He married Helen Ayers Aug. 7, 1944, in Davenport. She died March 12,
1981.

He graduated from Burlington, Iowa, Barber College.

He was a longtime barber in downtown Davenport, retiring in 1982 after 38
years.

He was a member of Moline Vikings Club and Scott County Humane Society.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include a son, Scott McKee, Davenport; and a special friend, Donna
McWilliams, Rock Island.

Darrel Mercer

Darrel W. Mercer, 58, of 9659 Broadway Road, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died
Wednesday, April 10, 1996, at home.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Behner Funeral Home, Fairfield, Iowa. Burial
is in Grant Cemetery, near Rome, Iowa, with military rites to be conducted.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to American Cancer
Society.

Mr. Mercer was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Rome, Iowa, the son of George and Gladys
McMurren Mercer. He married Dora Mae Dougherty March 23, 1958, in Mount
Pleasant, Iowa.

He had been employed as a laborer at the former International Harvester Co.
Farmall plant, Rock Island. He transferred 14 years ago to
International-Navistar Division, where he was ready to retire May 1 after 35
years with the company.

He had served in the Navy from 1957 to 1961.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Theresa Kleveno, Lancaster, Tenn.; a
son, Lavern Mercer, Davenport; five grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Peters,
Davenport; a brother, Dennis Mercer, Fairfield; and stepbrothers, Victor and
Gilbert Mallinger, both of Fairfield.

Ernst Rudminat

Ernst E. Rudminat, 65, Eldridge, died Sunday, April 14, 1996, at Genesis
Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial
is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to American Heart
Association.

Mr. Rudminat was born July 9, 1930, in Lesgivangminnen, Germany, the son of
Franz and Emma Karusscit Rudminat. He married Elisabeth Braun in June 1951 in
Krebeck, Germany. He came to the United States in 1955 and later became a U.S.
citizen.

He was employed in the electrical maintenance department of the former J I
Case Co., retiring in February 1987 after 30 years.

He was a member of Plus 60 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Local 1379. He was a former member of Deutsch Amerikanischer National
Kongress.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, dancing and building and working with
wood.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter and son-in-law, Edelgard and Rex
Hodson, LeClaire; a son, Werner Rudman, Davenport; six grandchildren; and
several brothers and sisters in Germany.

Edward Wickman

Edward C. Wickman, 61, Donahue, Iowa, died Thursday, April 11, 1996, at home.

Services are 1:30 p.m. today at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is
in Allens Grove Cemetery, Dixon, Iowa.

Mr. Wickman was born May 17, 1934, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Frank and Ruth
Smith Wickman. He married Connie Jean Shafer June 11, 1965, in Rock Island.

He was self-employed in the home-improvement business and owned and operated
the Wickman Roofing and Siding Co., retiring in 1995 because of his health.

He was a member of Davenport Moose Lodge and a former member of Iron Workers
Union Local 89, Cedar Rapids.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include the widow; a son, Allen Shafer, Davenport; sisters and
brother-in-law, Sharon and Harvey Morris, Davenport; three grandchildren; a
stepsister, Theresa Durant, Davenport; a half-sister, Mary Lou Dostal, Rice
Lake, Wis.; a stepbrother, Jack Dettman, Phoenix; and half-brothers, James and
Dennis Wickman, Davenport.

SERVICES

ANDERSON, Ruth C., 81, Andover; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Augustana Lutheran,
Andover. Visitation 6:30-8:30 tonight, Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge, and
12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, church.

DURAN, Antonio S. ``Tony,\'\' 85, Rock Island; 10 a.m. today, Sacred Heart, Rock
Island.

KLECKNER, Esther, 87, Annawan; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart, Annawan.
Visitation 7-9 tonight, Stackhouse-Moore, Annawan.

SIMMONS, Johnnie E., 49, Bettendorf; 11 a.m. today, Third Missionary Baptist,
Davenport.

WASSON, Callie E., 98, formerly of Canton, Mich.; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United
Methodist, Alpha, and 10:30 a.m. Friday, Watson, Eldorado, Ill. Visitation
9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, church, and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Watson.

ZIMMERMAN, Betty L., 57, East Moline; 11 a.m. Wednesday, Carbon Cliff.
Visitation 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sullivan-Phillips, East Moline.