Wilfred 'Will' Juckem

Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:40 pm
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Wilfred Philip "Will" Juckem, 97, of Davenport, died Feb. 14, 2013, at Genesis West, Davenport.
Memorial services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran, Davenport. Inurnment is at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.
He was born in 1915 to Arvin and Martha Juckem.
He is survived by children, Philip (Dagmar), Tampa, Fla., Jeanne (Richard) Withycombe, Bettendorf; grandsons, Raymond, Tyler, Garth and Kyle; great-grandsons, Adam and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris.


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