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Terrence Lenaghan


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 7:24 pm
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Terrence P. Lenaghan, 90, of Rock Island, formerly of Milan, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, where Christian wake service will be conducted at 4 p.m. and will be followed by the Father Edward J. Bader Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Alleman High School, Rock Island, or to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.
Terrence was born March 14, 1922, in Webster, Iowa, a son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Smyth Lenaghan. He was first married to Jean Elizabeth Buenzli in Rock Island in 1945. She preceded him in death in 1963. He later married Mildred R. Sundquist Bates on Oct. 7, 1964, in Rock Island.
Terrence was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a fighter pilot serving in the Naval Air Corps and continued his service, retiring from the Naval Reserve with more than 20 years of service. He also farmed in the rural Milan area and was the yardmaster at the Rock Island Lines for more than 30 years.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, Allouez Council 658 Knights of Columbus, Rock Island, and the Father Edward J. Bader Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, Rock Island County Farm Bureau, Moline Elks Club, Retired Officers Association and life member of the Reynolds American Legion Post 1166.
Terrence was an avid bridge player and golfer. He achieved three hole-in-ones. In earlier years he enjoyed coaching youth basketball and baseball.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred, Rock Island; children (and spouses), Gregory P. Lenaghan, Springfield, Ill., Jane Ann Doyle, Lisle, Ill., J. Bradley (Bonnie) Bates, Riverwoods, Ill., Susan T. (Dr. Richard) Egger, Geneseo, Mary C. (Gary) Richter, Cambridge, Carol Bates (James Leffingwell) Denver, Colo., and Rita (Brian) Rolfs, Milan; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Teresa O'Rourke, Sigourney, Iowa, and Patricia Sieren, Washington, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Corrine Lenaghan, Rock Island, and Joyce Lenaghan, Ankeny, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Terrence was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jean Elizabeth; two sisters, Mary Hammes and Sr. Rita Ann Lenaghan; three brothers, Edward, John "Gene" and Thomas Lenaghan; and one son-in-law, Kevin Doyle.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 




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