Arnold Goreth Birthday

Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 10:59 am
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Arnold Walker Goreth, 430 30th Ave., East Moline, will be honored at an open house on Nov. 25, 2012, in observance of his 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. at East Moline Nursing and Rehabilitation. There also will be a card shower for those who can't attend, or anyone who would like to send a card.
Mr. Goreth was born Nov. 27, 1922. He married Norma Armstrong on July 24, 1955, in Moline. She is deceased.
His children are Patti Bliven, Milan; Nancy Trush, Moline; and Joan Mincer and Sally Hull, both of Rock Island. He has nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired in June 2005 from Hy-Vee, and previously from National Life & Accident Insurance Co. and Erie Greenhouse, where he was the owner. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Rock Island.


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