Fletcher Shanks


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Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 6:06 pm
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Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Fletcher W. Shanks, 98, a resident of Davenport, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore St., Davenport.
Burial will be at Blue Grass Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service offered at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation. All are encouraged to attend.
Mr. Shanks passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport.
He is survived by his wife, Kathaleen; daughter, Ellen (Jerry) Jorgensen, Davenport; granddaughter, Maren Jorgensen, Denver, Colo.; a grandson, Christopher Jorgensen, Lincoln, Neb.; and his beloved nieces and nephews and their spouses.
He was preceded in death by his son, John; his mother and father; three siblings who died in infancy; brothers, Louis, Arthur and Wilbur; and sisters, Eileen Doyle and Marguerite.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities or Holy Family Church.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Fletcher's obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.












 




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