Kenneth Waul


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Kenneth J. Waul, 71, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, and Moline, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Vero Beach, Fla.
A celebration of life will be held at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a light lunch to follow at Christ the King Parish Hall, Moline.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rose House, 7301 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
Ken was born in Cuba City, Wis., grew up in Dubuque and worked in Moline for Deere and Co. for over 20 years before retiring to Vero Beach in 1998.
He was an avid golfer and duplicate bridge player having attained the rank of NABC Master.
Survivors include his sons, Kenneth Jr., Moline, and Kevin (Rachel) Waul, North Liberty, Iowa; daughter, Kerri Schmitt, Dubuque; brother, James Waul, Dubuque; sisters, Carol Pfeiler, Dubuque, and Lauri Giesen, Libertyville; seven grandchildren; and companion Janet Van Doren, Vero Beach.
He was preceded in death by his companion, Phyllis Duggleby.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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