Wayne Berry


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Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:39 pm
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Wayne A. Berry, 91, of Rock Island, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials can be made to the family who will give them to the Wounded Warrior Project and Quad City Honor Flight. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.
Wayne was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Harley and Faye Kleineck Berry. He lived most of his life in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and then moved to Davenport where he was employed with American Optical until the onset of World War II, at which time he proudly served in the Navy, enlisting on April 23, 1942 after his brother, H. Leo Berry, was declared missing in action in the Philippines. He was so proud of his three brothers, two of which served in the Navy, and one in the Merchant Marines. After the war, he worked at E.H. Daniel Optical Co, until his retirement in 1983.
He was united in marriage to Iona Wainscott on April 27, 1944, in Davenport; she preceded him in death in July 1999.
He is survived by his children, Karen (Tim) McMillan, and Lana (Steve) Johannes; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dale (Vivian) Berry, Garden Grove, Calif., and Dennis Berry, California.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Bryant; and brother, H. Leo Berry.
The family would like to thank St. Anthony's and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Mr. Berry.












 




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