Obituaries for Monday, Feb. 6, 2006

Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2006, 11:00 pm
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  • Virginia Morris

  • Orville Rudd

    Orville F. Rudd, 97, of Rock Island, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Parkview Terrace, East Moline.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island.

    Orville was preceded in death by an additional brother and sister, Merle Rudd and Delma Dryer.

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    Sylvia Clark

    Sylvia E. Clark, 67, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at her home in Moline.

    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Interment will take place in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visiation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorias may go to the Quad City Dog Obedience Club, the Quad City Animal and Welfare Center or the American Cancer Society.

    Sylvia E. Dunn was born Sept. 4, 1938, to George and Helen Easten Dunn in Macomb, Ill. She married Edward C. Clark May 25, 1956, in Rock Island.

    She retired in 2001 after 17 years as an owner of Sylvia's Tack Box. She sold dog-training equipment by mail order. Prior to this she taught ceramics and had a studio in Moline.

    Sylvia enjoyed dog training, public relations, promoting dog training, gardening, Habitat for Humanity, the Audobon Society and the Smithsonian Society. Sylvia was very interested in music in high school and was in the Tri-City Junior Symphony. Her interest in music was passed on to her children and grandchildren.

    Survivors (and spouses) include her husband, Edward Clark, Moline; one daughter, Pamala Clark, Moline; three sons, David (Cate) Clark, Brier, Wash., Edward (Iris) Clark, Germany, Richard (Gail) Clark, Moline; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and George Dunn.

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    Carlos Dominguez

    Carlos Dominguez, 81, of East Moline, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Trinity Regional Health Systems, Rock Island.

    Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, with visitation one hour prior to services.

    Further arrangements are pending at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.

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    Betty Bohnert Reeter

    Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Reeter, of Southside, Ala., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Gadsden Regional Hospital, Gadsden, Ala., after a courageous eight-year battle with ovarian cancer.

    Services were held Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at St. James Catholic Church in Gadsden. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, East Moline. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., followed by visitation and luncheon in the Jubilee Room at Cleary Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monsignor William Cleary Endowment Fund.

    Betty was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Moline, to Lester and Elvera Sundine Bohnert. She graduated from Alleman High School in 1961, and she married Wayne M. Reeter June 2, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Betty was employed by Liberty House/Macy's Department Store in Hawaii for 15 years. She retired in August 2005 and moved to Alabama in September. She enjoyed traveling and visiting her many friends and relatives.

    Survivors (and spouses) include her husband, Wayne, and son, Tim Reeter, both of Southside, Ala.; one daughter, Cindy Ritz, Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren, Christina, Michael and Matthew Ritz; her father, Lester G. Bohnert, Moline; sisters, Patricia (Darrel) Liedtke, East Moline, Beverly (Edward) Stoneburg, Mount Zion, Ill., Theresa (John) Bull, East Moline; brothers, John (Georgia) Bohnert, Urbana, Ohio, Jim (Wanda) Bohnert, East Moline, Ted (Marcie) Bohnert, Erie, Lester (Becky) Bohnert, East Moline. She was preceded in death by her mother.

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    Mary Clements

    Mary E. Clements, 98, of Orion, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Orion United Methodist Church. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home Ltd. 1301 4th St., Orion. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Orion United Methodist Church and C.H.A.D.D. of the Quad Cities (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit-Hyper Acitivity Disorder).

    Mary was born Feb. 13, 1907, in Mount Hamil, Iowa, the daughter of Elvin R. Corsbie and Mary N. Mercer.

    Mary last worked in 1984. She was an active member of the Orion United Methodist Church and volunteered for the American Red Cross for 35 years. Mary also enjoyed being a member of the Orion Senior Citizens.

    She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her sense of humor, and ever-positive attitude. Her family and friends were her jewels.

    Survivors (and spouses) are daughter, Charlotte Johnson (Luther); granddaughter, Mary Wallace (Wilbur); great-grandchildren, Shelly Saucedo (Victor), Rene Stearman (Donald), Christin Gutierrez (Daniel), Angela Tague, Glen Wallace (Tami), Harold Wallace (Trish), Ricky Wallace (Jill); and stepgranddaughter, Holly Johnson. She is also survived by her pride and joy, her great-great-grandchildren, Victor and Samuel Saucedo, Sarah and Lucas Stearman, Grant and Kylie Gutierrez, Cameron and Justin Wallace, Sydney Wallace, Zachary and Jacob Wallace; and special friends, Bernice Stropes, Joe and Phyllis Carl, and Elbert and Betty Tripp.

    Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two sisters and four brothers.

    "Love You, Bushels."

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    Edward Conard Jr.

    Edward Conard Jr., 76, of Monmouth, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

    Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoover-Hall, Monmouth. Burial is in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home, where his family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

    He was born Feb. 24, 1929, to John and Mary Palmer Conard. Ed married Jean Bennett Feb. 12, 1950. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict for two years, where he received three Bronze Service Stars.

    Survivors (and spouses) are wife; sons, James (Tina), Monmouth, Dan, Monmouth, Roger (Debbie), Galesburg; seven grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ada Galbreath, Smithshire, Ill., Jean Lewis, Sherrard.

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    Leslie `Pete' Fahnstrom

    Leslie "Pete" Fahnstrom, 90, a resident of Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, and formerly of rural Victoria, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at the home.

    Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Visitation is one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial is in Galva Cemetery.

    Mr. Fahnstrom was born Sept. 1, 1915, to Fred and Ingrid Fahnstrom. He married Leone Williams Sept. 28, 1940, in Davenport. She died Jan. 4, 1992.

    Survivors (and spouses) are daughters, Carol (Byron) Geissler, Torrington, Wyo., Marilyn Sue (Robert) Eagle, Oregon, Wis., and Peggy (Mike) Hagerty, Galesburg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, six brothers and a great-grandchild.

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    Wendell Johnson

    Wendell S. Johnson, 70, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at home.

    Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Greg Olson officiating and interpreter Ann Gronlund signing for the deaf. Burial follows in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Gibson & Son, Prophetstown.

    Wendell was born June 20, 1935, to Fred and Mildred Johnson. He married Sabine Kaeppler in 1959. He later married Elaine Neustrom Dec. 23, 1995.

    Survivors (and spouses) are wife, Elaine; daughters, Jenniffer (David) Nesmith, Springfield, Ill., Stephanie, Burbank, Calif., Annette, Prophetstown; three grandchildren; brothers, David (Mary Jo), Lombard, Ill., Alan, Wheaton, Ill., Melvin (Kathy), Yorktown, Ill.

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    Signa Lorimer

    Signa A. Lorimer, 96, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Fairview Baptist Nursing Home, Downers Grove, Ill.

    Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Alpine Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill., with the Rev. Dr. Richard Meier officiating. Burial is in Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford. Arrangements are by Sundberg Funeral Home, Rockford.

    Signa was born May 25, 1909, in Ludington, Mich., the daughter of Anders and Eleanor Palmquist Anderson. On June 17, 1932, she married Rev. Emanuel M. Lorimer, who served churches in Woodhull and Cambridge. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1992.

    She was a member of Alpine Lutheran Church.

    She is survived by her daughter, Doris Wallin, Willowbrook, Ill.; two grandchildren (and spouses), Julie (Gary) Nesbit, Portland, Ore., and Craig (Cyndi) Wallin, Rockville, Md.; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother.

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    Betty Pople

    Betty J. Pople, 80, of Wahpeton, N.D., formerly of Milan, Aledo and Monmouth, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at the St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton.

    Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peniel Cemetery, rural Joy. Visitation is from noon until 1:30 p.m. prior to services Tuesday at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, where memorials may be left to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be made at

    She was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Monmouth, a daughter of Charles and Mary Marple Kellogg. She graduated from Monmouth High School and married Clyde J. Pople Sept. 3, 1946, in Monmouth. He died Nov. 13, 1994.

    Betty was a homemaker and was employed as a nurse's aid at the Mercer County Hospital in Aledo. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Milan, where she and her husband were custodians. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting doll dresses.

    Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sue Mosley, Aledo; a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Peggy Pople, Wahpeton; a daughter-in-law, Debra Pople, Monmouth; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bus Kellogg, Monmouth, David Kellogg, Rockford, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one son, Robert Clyde.

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    Jeanette `Nettie' Beckman

    Jeanette "Nettie" Beckman, 79, of Davenport, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

    Arrangements are pending with Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.

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    Jack Brown

    Jack O. Brown, 82, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

    Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.

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    Erma Miller

    Erma P. Miller, 90, of Davenport, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Riverview Manor, Pleasant Valley.

    Funeral services are pending at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

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    Virginia Morris

    Services for Virginia M. Morris, 82, of Davenport, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Burial follows in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is noon to services.

    Mrs. Morris died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at home.

    She was born Sept. 22, 1923, to Walter and Bessie Camp. She married James Morris Oct. 14, 1939. He died in December 1975.

    Survivors are daughters, Bonnie Flouhouse, Kankakee, Ill., Judy Herman, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; son, Jack McNealey, Davenport; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

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    Local events heading

      Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

    1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
    1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
    1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
    1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
    1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
    1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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