Richard 'Dick' DeBaillie


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Posted Online: Nov. 17, 2012, 4:34 pm
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Richard J. "Dick" DeBaillie, 81, Silvis, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Burial is at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline, with military honors. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to the Quad City Honor Flight.
Dick was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Moline, the son of Edward and Margaret Sadnick DeBaillie. He married Joanne DeMeyer on Dec. 27, 1952, at St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City. She died Aug. 27, 2002.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. Dick retired in 1982 from John Deere Foundry. He was a member and past president of the UAW local 81, member and past secretary/treasurer of the Silvis Eagles Club, Catholic Order of Foresters, Port Byron American Legion, Silvis Masonic Lodge, and the Marine Corp League. Dick enjoyed listening to music, playing his guitar and loved spending time with his grand and great-grandchildren. He was an avid Chicago Bulls and Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his children (and spouses), Nancy (Gary) Gryp, East Moline, Rick (Denise) DeBaillie, East Moline, Sue Capella, Silvis, Julie (Mike) Keegan, East Moline, and Marty "Max" (Lori) DeBaillie, Geneseo; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Cirivello, Moline; brother, Donald DeBaillie, Geneseo; and his special friend and companion, Arlene Murphy (and her loving family).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 




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