Floretta Druckmiller

Posted Online: July 03, 2014, 5:54 pm
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Floretta E. Druckmiller, 75, of Taylor Ridge, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, by mail at 12650 Riverside, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, or online at myeloma.org.
Floretta was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Illinois City, daughter of Lorraine and Alice Carlson Bonnen. She married Jon H. Druckmiller on Sept. 20, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Taylor Ridge, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2007.
Floretta worked for 27 years as the activity director for the residents of Friendship Manor and was an organist for many years at Zion Lutheran Church in Taylor Ridge. She was a member of the Dorcas Society and Rock Island County Home Extension and a volunteer for the Women's Choice Center of the Quad Cities. Floretta enjoyed craft hobbies and taught craft classes at Black Hawk College. She also enjoyed traveling and gardening.
Survivors include her sons, Chris (Sue) Druckmiller, Lake in the Hills, Ill., Mark (Jeanenne Marhevko) Druckmiller, Saline, Mich., Shaun (Kerri) Druckmiller, Oak Park, Ill.; grandchildren, Hannah, Jon, Alexa, Adam, Aaron and Emma; sister, Marilyn Buckman, Bettendorf; brother, Kenneth (Beverly) Bonnen, Illinois City.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.


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