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.
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