John 'Jack' Rahn Jr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 6:53 pm
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John E. "Jack" Rahn Jr., 93, of Moline, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.
Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services.
Jack was born on Dec. 7, 1919, in Davenport, the son of John Edwin Sr. and Estelle Offerman Rahn. He married Virginia Helen Lane, who passed away in 1983, and later married Cornelia Oleson, who passed in 2011.
Survivors include his daughters, Debra (Stan) Berman, Playa Del Rey, Calif., Stephanie Jackson, Moline; sister, Bonnie Cook, Fort St. Joe, Fla.; cousin, Richard Ranson, Moline; special friend of more than 60 years, Elwood "Gus" Gustafson, East Moline; special friend who is like a daughter, Betty (Cesear) Arellano, Rock Island; special friend of more than 25 years, John Collins, East Moline; stepchildren, Claudia (Dan) Richards, St. Charles, Ill., Stewart Oleson, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wives; one brother; and two sisters.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 




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