Edna Zahatko


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Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Edna P. Zahatko, 81, of Moline, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Online condolences may be left at hodgsonfuneralhome.com.
Edna was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Chicago, daughter of R. Howard and Pearl May Beatty Russell. She was united in marriage to August Zahatko on May 21, 1955, in Elmhurst, Ill.; he preceded her in death in 2010.
She had worked as a secretary in the Chicago area and then at the Rock Island Arsenal prior to her retirement.
Edna went out to eat frequently with friends and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and reading.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Linda (Gene) Washburn, Rock Island; grandson, Cris (Jessi) Washburn; great-grandson, Lucas; granddaughter, Jennifer Washburn, Rock Island; and her beloved dog, Snowball.












 



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