Kay DeLeeuw

Posted Online: Aug. 27, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Kay B. DeLeeuw, 81, of Bettendorf, formerly of Savanna, Ill., passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.
Private services will be at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Memorials can be made to Masonic Lodge No. 385, Savanna.
Kay was born March 28, 1933, in Koosharem, Utah, the son of Alvin and Mary Brindley DeLeeuw. He married Kathrine Singleton on May 31, 1951, in Pioche, Nev.
Kay retired in 1995 from the U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School in Savanna.
Kay was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 385, Savanna, a longtime member and past president of Palisades Chapter 604 and NARFE. He enjoyed golfing, gardening and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Kathrine; children, Gene (Julie) DeLeeuw, Tooele, Utah, and Teri Lynn (Ron) Stevenson, Coal Valley; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, James DeLeeuw, Greenwich, Utah, and Farrel DeLeeuw, Salem, Utah.
Condolences may be left at RaffertyFunerals.com.


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