Funeral services for our loving parents, are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where the couple were members. Entombment is at St. Mary's Cemetery. The East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors at the conclusion of cemetery services. Visitation is from 8 until 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Mary Gaydos was born June 30, 1917, in Kewanee, the daughter of Charles and Barbara Michalick Gaydos. She retired in 1989, from the laundry at Illini Hospital, Silvis. Mary enjoyed raising African Violets, reading and embroidery.
Julius was born Aug. 24, 1917, in East Moline, the son of Cyriel and Alida DeBruyne Kerckhove. The two were married on Oct. 18, 1941, in East Moline. Julius retired in 1979, from the sales department from Moorman Manufacturing Co., Quincy, Ill., after 28 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, a 50-year member of the East Moline American Legion Post 227, the Moline VFW and the Moline Conservation Club.
Mr. Kerckhove served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In April of 2011, he and his son were fortunate to take an Honor Flight. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, and loved going fishing.
Survivors include their children, Diane and George Karoules, East Moline, and Dennis and Betty Kerckhove, East Moline; grandchildren, Thomas (Kelly) Kerckhove and Debra (Brad) Derham; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Nathan, Jacob, Madeline and Catherine; Mary's brother, Donald (Patricia) Gaydos, East Moline; and Julius' sister, Germaine Miller, and brother, Maurice Kerckhove, both of Moline.
Mary was preceded in death by brothers, Johnny and Joseph; and sister, Angela Dellaert.
Julius was preceded in death by his brother, Marcel.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.
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