Helen Rohlk

Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Helen M. Rohlk, 95, of Bettendorf, died Nov. 18, 2012, at the Iowa Masonic Health Facility.
Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Runge, Davenport. Cremation was accorded.
She was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Davenport, to Joseph and Betty Wichelmann Rohlk. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1935.
She was employed as a bookkeeper at International Harvester for 25 years, at Amitech for 10 years and then at Elliot Aviation for 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her beloved dog, Mitzy.


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