Merlin Daubert


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Merlin J. Daubert, 86, of Rock Island, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services will be private. Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron, is assisting with arrangements.
Merlin was born on Feb. 16, 1927, in Oshkosh, Wis., the son of John and Elizabeth Poffenroth Daubert. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Merlin married Joann Bounds in May 1954.
He was the owner of Lumbermans Lumber Supply and later established Daubert Custom Homes in the Quad-Cities area. They relocated to Colorado Springs and Palm Springs where he was in building sales. Upon retiring, he re-established Daubert Construction, finally returning to the Quad-Cities where he worked for Anchor Lumber into his 80s.
Merlin's passion was golf and family ski vacations in Colorado, Wyoming and Wisconsin after learning to ski in his 40s. He cherished his time with his friends and delighted in his children and grandgirls.
Survivors include his three children and their spouses, Michael (Jung) Daubert, Oregon, Tracy Bratcher, Rapids City, and Samual (Alison) Daubert, Arizona; brother, Clayton (Yuanita) Daubert, Tennessee; sister, Beverly (Dan) James, Texas; and three granddaughters, Sara Bratcher, Oregon, and Ren and Clare Daubert, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann; sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Henry Dettloff; son-in-law, Stephen Bratcher; and lifelong friends, Huff, Don and John. Share a memory or condolence at gibsonbodefh.com












 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
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