Irving Black


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Irving R. Black, 86, of Rock Island, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
There will be no services or visitation. Private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Irving was born on Aug. 10, 1926, in Tiffin, Iowa, a son of Burt and Hazel Barnes Black. He married Amelia "Millie" Ziegler Feb. 13, 1960, in Davenport. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2006.
Mr. Black worked as a mechanic at Altorfer Machinery Co., Davenport. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
Survivors include a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Virginia Ziegler, Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com












 



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