Vivian Holmes Hammerberg

Posted Online: July 03, 2014, 5:54 pm
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Vivian Holmes Hammerberg, 93, of Moline, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, with a visitation one hour before the service, at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Intouch Adult Day Care Center or Augustana College.
Vivian was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Wataga, Ill., daughter of Arthur and Alfreida J. Peterson Holmes. She married Robert E. Hammerberg on Oct. 4, 1952, at the chapel at Augustana College, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1989.
Vivian attended Knox College and later, in 1941, received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Augustana College, where she made many lifelong friends. She later became executive secretary to the Deere Estate. Vivian went on to become a homemaker for many years. She finished her career as a trust officer at Moline National Bank.
Vivian was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church and a volunteer and a member of the auxiliary at Trinity Medical Center. She was a former Girl Scout leader and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include her children, Thomas A. (Betsy) Hammerberg, Cheryl J. Hammerberg, Chris E. (Sue) Hammerberg; son-in-law, David O. Quick; grandchildren, Rob, Katie and Joe Quick, Dan, Charlie and Lizzie Hammerberg, Kayla and Ethan Hammerberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sue Quick; stepson, Rick Hammerberg; and siblings, Kenneth Holmes, Vincent Holmes, DeWayne Holmes and Marie Thomas.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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