Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2002, 11:00 pm

Obituaries for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002

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  • Arik Engelsen
  • James `Jim' German
  • Ida Hendrixson
  • Evelyn Jacobs
  • LaVerna Morrison
  • Edna Simpson
  • Robert `Bob' Subo
  • Albert Baltes
  • Kyshawnda Choate
  • Edward `Ted' Dettman
  • Donald Dyer Jr.
  • Cecil Fletcher
  • Mildred Froehner
  • Lois Trainor
  • Richard Watts

  • Abraham Kahn

    Abraham Kahn, 91, of 300 W. Lowell, Pontiac, Ill., formerly of Rock Island, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Asta Care Center of Pontiac.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Indiana Ave., Pontiac. The Rev. Kathryn Frus will officiate. Inurnment will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Moline, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the church or Asta Care Center, Pontiac. Arrangements are by East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill.

    Mr. Kahn was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Isadore and Ida Kahn. He married Jeanette Goldman in 1940 in Baltimore, Md. She died in 1961.

    Mr. Kahn retried from People's Furniture, Moline.

    Mr. Kahn was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose for many years. He enjoyed dancing, singing and playing bingo. He attended the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Pontiac.

    Survivors (and spouses) are a son, Bernard (Jane) Kahn, Pontiac; grandson, David Kahn, Moline; stepgrandsons, John Nowack, Pontiac, and David (Beth) Nowack, East Moline; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brett and Brian Nowack, both of East Moline, and Amy (Jonathan) Walters, Montgomery, Ill.; and a stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Hailey Walters, Montgomery. He was preceded in death by a stepgranddaughter, two sisters and a brother.

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    Wilson Miller

    Wilson L. Miller Jr., 75, Rock Island, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

    Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. The Rev. Donald Gibson will officiate. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Rock Island VFW Post 1303.

    He was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Keota, Iowa, the son of Wilson L. Sr. and Violet Cagle Miller. He married Donna Rodgers June 5, 1952, in Sigourney, Iowa.

    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Tech 4.

    He was employed as a carpenter for John Deere Harvester until retiring in 1991.

    He was a member of VFW Post 1303, Rock Island. He enjoyed camping and his family.

    Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Donna; daughter, Kris (Dean) VanBlaracom, Rock Island; grandchildren, Amanda, Danelle and Joshua VanBlaracom; and sister, Donna Marie (Harlan) Pratt, Des Moines, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a brother.

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    Martha Pauwels

    Martha M. Pauwels, 92, formerly of Rock Island and Illinois City, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Morton Villa Nursing Center, Morton, Ill.

    Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Larson Funeral Home, Milan. Interment will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

    Martha was born Dec. 9, 1909, in Kewanee, the daughter of Emil and Emma Grawet. She married Alphonse Pauwels June 30, 1928, in Kewanee.

    Martha worked as a supply clerk at the Rock Island Arsenal for 20 years, retiring in 1972. Prior to this she worked at the Kewanee Boss Factory, Gibberman's and Woolworth's in Rock Island.

    She enjoyed square dancing, gardening, sewing and crochet.

    Martha is survived by her daughters (and spouse), Betty Boynton, Morton, and Annalee (Larry) Dohler, Fortuna, Mo.; sons (and spouse), Alphonse A. (Ophelia) Pauwels, Hillsdale, and Gerald Pauwels, Phoenix, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alphonse; son, Arthur Pauwels; one sister; eight brothers; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one great-great-grandson; and one son-in-law.

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    Charles Rockwood

    Charles L. Rockwood, 79, Rock Island, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

    Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 569/200 and VFW Post 1303. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    Charles was born April 1, 1923, in Paris, Mo., the son of George and Della Nelson Rockwood.

    He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

    Prior to his retirement in 1982, he worked for the Rock Island Farmall Works of International Harvestor.

    He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

    Survivors include daughters, Georgia Riendeau, Davenport, and Carol Rockwood, Moline; granddaughter, Theresa Anist, Colona; four great-grandchildren; one brother, and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

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    Katherine Evans

    Katherine L. Evans, 81, of East Moline, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at her home.

    Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline.

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    Erling `Al' Hansen

    Erling ``Al'' Hansen, 75, our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, having made the decision to accept Jesus Christ, at age 37 as his personal Savior, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. A memorial fund has been established in Al's name.

    Al spent his last days at home with his family in East Moline after being victorious over prostate cancer for 16 years.

    Al was born to Fred W. and Martha Elvestadt Hansen in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1927. He married Roberta Verhaeghe May 13, 1967, at Homewood Evangelical Free Church.

    Al worked at Montgomery Elevator, starting in the shop and working up to senior sales technician. He worked for 38 years, retiring in 1993. He loved his co-workers and strived to satisfy the customers he served.

    Al served his country by enlisting in the Army. He was a member of Homewood Evangelical Free Church, where he worked in various youth groups and served on church boards.

    Al and his wife enjoyed their Maltese dogs. He loved his three sons and was always there for them to fix broken toys, broken bodies or broken dreams. His grandchildren were the ``apple of his eye.''

    Survivors are wife; sons and daughter-in-laws, Alan and Andrea Hansen and Joel and Diane Hansen, all of Moline, and Cory and Andrea Hansen, East Moline; grandchildren, Morgan, Calvin, Kelly, Reid, Noah, Nathanel, and Glory Hansen; and brothers, Robert Hansen, Orlando, Fla., and Raymond Hansen, Eugene, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Frank.

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    Constance Kelting, Ferdinand `Bud' Kelting

    Constance A. Kelting, 77, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of East Moline and Davenport, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at her home. Her husband, Ferdinand ``Bud'' Kelting, 77, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

    A joint memorial service for the couple will be 2 p.m. Monday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, with visitation one hour before services.

    Further arrangements are pending.

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    Tommy Thompson

    Tommy Thompson, 71, of Milan, died Wedensday, Nov. 13, 2002, at his home.

    Services are Monday at Larson Funeral Home, Milan, where further arrangements are pending.

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    Patricia Edens-Forsythe

    Patricia Edens-Forsythe, 72, of Silvis, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

    Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is one hour prior to service. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Particia was born on June 16, 1930 in Davenport, to Rudolph and Lenora Cherney Edens.

    She was a member of Zal Caldron 4.

    Survivors include: son, Clif Forsythe, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; ex-husband, Harry Forsythe; two nieces and a nephew; a great niece. She was preceded in death by sister, Shirley Carnicle, in 2001.

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    John Atwell

    John L. Atwell, 87, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at his home.

    He was born Sept. 13, 1915, in Atkinson, to Roy and Nina Parker Atwell. He graduated from Atkinson High School in 1935.

    Survivors include his wife, Vera; two daughters, one in Arizona and one in Nevada; and a brother, Laurence of Atkinson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Chester of Chicago, and Walter of Denver, Colo.; and his previous wife, Verna.

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    Eleanor Bigham

    Eleanor Bigham, 76, of Aledo, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo.

    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo, where Mercer County VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary will conduct services at 8 p.m. Memorials may be left to the Mercer County VFW Post 1571.

    She was born June 29, 1926, in rural Rock Island County, a daughter of Edward and Mildred Sackville Schmidt. She graduated from Aledo High School. She married Richard D. Bigham May 23, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church, Edgington.

    Eleanor was a homemaker and mother. In 1980 she was employed at Bigham Floor Covering, Aledo, and in 1982 she operated the Sears Catalog Division of the store, retiring in 1990.

    She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary.

    She enjoyed decorating her home, crossword puzzles, yard work, and especially being with her family and grandchildren.

    She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Mike Anderson, Little York, and Julie and Bob Harrison, and Jayne and Don Fitzsimmons, all of Aledo; sons, Jeff and Kathy Bigham, Jerry and Gina Bigham, Jim and Susie Bigham, John and Pat Bigham, all of Aledo; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Bivens, Aledo, Genevieve Parchert, Buffalo Prairie, Virginia Padesky, Moline, and Judy Bieri, Illinois City; sisters-in-law, Pauline Schmidt and Kate Leng, both of Aledo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a granddaughter, Debra K. Anderson; and a brother, Vaughn Schmidt.

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    Robert Clark

    Robert G. Clark, 75, of Colona, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

    Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Schroder Mortuary, Silvis.

    He was born July 2, 1927, in Albia, Iowa, to Merle and Mildred McGilvery Clark. He married Dortha Miller on Nov. 13, 1976, in Silvis.

    He was a heavy equipment operator for Local 150 and an arranger at Blackhawk Golf Course. He raised hackney ponies and showed them. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and golfer.

    Surviving are his wife; sisters, Donna Starcevic and Lois Maddy, both of Albia; brothers, William Clark, Orlando, Fla., Paul Clark, Lansing, Mich., and Max Clark, Newton, Iowa.

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    Sue Davis

    Sue A. Davis, 38, of Andalusia, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to cystic fibrosis.

    She was born July 22, 1964, in Rock Island, the daughter of Patricia K. Englund and Errol Davis.

    She loved doing ceramic work, country music and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

    Survivors include her mother, Patricia Englund, Andalusia; father and stepmother, Errol and Rosalie Davis, Reynolds; sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Dennis Root, Reynolds; grandmother, Margaret Peck, Andalusia; stepsisters and brothers-in-law, Cara and Robert Kadel, Taylor Ridge, and Melissa and Tom Kelley, Moline; stepbrother and sister-in-law, James and Carolyn Davis, East Moline; half-sisters and brother-in-law, Jennifer and James Dailing, Rock Island, and Julie Davis, Reynolds; and uncle, Marion Davis, Oak Grove, Ill. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Carl J. Englund; grandparents, Raymond and Pauline Davis; grandfather, Howard C. Peck; sister, Lori; and uncle, Michael Peck.

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    Arik Engelsen

    Arik L. Engelsen, 23, Kewanee, formerly of Galva, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in Bettendorf.

    Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Galva. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Rux Funeral Home, Galva.

    He was born Nov. 19, 1978, to Jack and Janet Engelsen.

    Surviving are his parents, Galva; brother, Kristian Engelsen, Galva; fiancee, Sarah Peed and her parents, Mick and Martha Peed, Kewanee; grandparents, Floyd and Shirley Newhouse, Poplar Grove, Ill., Robert and Lorraine Engelsen, Belvidere, Ill.

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    James `Jim' German

    James ``Jim'' German, 77, Albany, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at home.

    Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Albany United Methodist. Burial is in Lusk Memorial Cemetery, Albany, with military rites accorded. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.

    He was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Williamsfield, Ill., to James and Lois Caldwell German.

    Survivors are his wife, Peg; daughter, Jane Bitler, Albany; son, Steve, Heyworth, Ill.; three grandchildren; a sister, Gloria Johnson, Williamsfield; and brother, Gerald, Olney, Ill.

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    Ida Hendrixson

    Ida L. DeDecker Hendrixson, 88, West Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of the Quad-Cities, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

    Services are noon Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines. Cremation rites will be accorded with burial in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to services. Brooks, Clive, Iowa, handled arrangements.

    Surviving are stepchildren, Robert Hendrixson, Hemet, Calif., Donald Hendrixson, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Margery Ramsey, Moreno Valley, Calif.; sisters, Ruth Wright, Urbandale, Iowa, Rosemarie Refer, Victor, Iowa; brothers, James DeDecker, Orion, Jerry DeDecker, West Des Moines. She was preceded in death by spouses, Jonathan Adell and Richard Hendrixson.

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    Evelyn Jacobs

    Evelyn B. Jacobs, 90, of Oquawka, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville, Ill.

    Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Turnbull Funeral Home, Oquawka. Burial is in Peniel Cemetery, Joy, Ill. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. to services.

    She was born July 6, 1912, in Wataga, Ill., to William and Harriet Parker Webber. She married George L. Jacobs Aug. 1, 1935, in Galesburg. He died April 7, 1945.

    Survivors (and spouse) are her sons, Marvin (Betty), Oquawka, George Jr., Rock Island, and Richard (Carolyn), Moline; and five grandchildren.

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    LaVerna Morrison

    LaVerna L. Morrison, 76, of Geneseo, formerly of Davenport, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Moline.

    Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Myers Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo. The Rev. Ron May will officiate. Inurnment services will be held later in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation is 1 p.m. to services Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ostomy Association.

    The former LaVerna Baltzer was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Beardsley, S.D., the daughter of Richard and Mae Baltzer. She married Earl Morrison March 5, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Mrs. Morrison had been a hairstylist for many years. She worked at Hair Styles by Lorma, Davenport, where she retired in 1992. She was a member of the Ostomy Association of the Quad Cities. She was an avid Cubs fan, loved cooking, crafts, and playing cards. Mrs. Morrison loved her family.

    She is survived by her husband, Earl; a daughter and son-in-law, Zoe and Mike Seed, Clifton, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Barb Gunn, Moline, and Mark Gunn, Des Moines, Iowa; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Fred Zang, Geneseo, Karla and Ed Zaleski, Rock Island, and Teresa and John Baker, Geneseo; stepson and daughter-in-law, Steven and Kay Morrison, Rock Island; 35 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister and brother-in-law, Eldora and Ron Lehman, Davenport; and brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Johnnie Baltzer. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

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    Edna Simpson

    Edna Frances Simpson, 93, formerly of Orion, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo.

    Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Orion United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to service time. The Rev. Sharon Potter will officiate. Burial will be in Western Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion, is handling arrangements.

    Edna Pearce was born Feb. 6, 1909, in rural Orion, the daughter of Ray and Emma Love Pearce. She married Max Emery Simpson in November 1940. After their marriage they moved to Baltimore, Md. He preceded her in death in June 1982.

    Edna attended business college in Moline. She did secretarial work for Royal Neighbors of America, Rock Island. She was then employed as a secretary in the Social Security Administration office in Baltimore and then later in the Chicago office. After retiring, she and her husband moved to the family farm near Orion.

    Edna was a member of Orion United Methodist Church, where she was a chairman of one of the church circles.

    Survivors include her cousins, Gertrude Johnson and Ann Lindgren, both of Orion, and Frances Belman, Villa Park, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers; and cousins, Florence Erickson, Desyt Malmen, Edwin Love, Harold Love and James Ekstadt.

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    Robert `Bob' Subo

    Robert ``Bob'' Subo, 77, of Annawan, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Robert Subo Memorial Fund.

    Bob was born July 20, 1925, in Annawan, the son of Phillip and Octavie Roman Subo. He married Connie Tomlinson Oct. 6, 1951, in Geneseo. She died in 1996.

    Bob was a lifelong truck driver and backhoe operator for Clyde Johnson Trucking, Geneseo. He later drove trucks for VanOpdorp Trucking, Atkinson.

    Survivors include his daughter and spouse, Cindy and Steve Avey, Cambridge; son, Bob Subo, Danville, Ill.; granddaughters, Hope and Casey Long; brother, Donald Subo, Fulton; and sister, Mary Lou ``Susie'' Stojek, Geneseo. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Subo in 1969, and mother, Octavie Subo in 1999.

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    Albert Baltes

    Memorial services for Albert S. Baltes, 75, of Chicago, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Memorials may be made in memory of Albert Baltes.

    Mr. Baltes died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, in Chicago.

    He was born April 27, 1927. He married Helen Meyers Jones Dec. 17, 1966, in Chicago. She died in 1983.

    Survivors include his children, Carol Francois, LeClaire, Iowa, Kenneth Jones Jr., Davenport, and Steven Hepler, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Tim Greenacres and family, Chicago.

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    Kyshawnda Choate

    Kyshawnda Choate, 13 1/2 months, of Iowa City, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.

    Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to the family.

    She was born Sept. 24, 2001, in Iowa City.

    Survivors include her mother, Connie Claybrooks; father, Sylvester Choate; sister, Sharquelle Claybrooks.

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    Edward `Ted' Dettman

    Edward M. ``Ted'' Dettman, 70, of Davenport, died Teusday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his home following a lengthly illness.

    Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel, Davenport, where further arrangements are pending.

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    Donald Dyer Jr.

    Donald R. Dyer Jr., 79, Davenport, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

    Services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

    He was born Feb. 14, 1923, to Donald Dyer Sr. and Dorothy Claussen.

    Survivors are special friend, Darlene Eichert, Clinton, Iowa; son, Donald R. Dyer III, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Patricia E. Lirot, Tucson, Ariz., and Debra Brees, Hampton; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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    Cecil Fletcher

    Cecil L. Fletcher, 84, of LeClaire, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.

    Arrangements are pending at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf.

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    Mildred Froehner

    Mildred H. Froehner, 94, formerly of Davenport, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw, Mich.

    Services are 8 p.m. Friday at Runge, Davenport, with visitation 6 p.m. to services. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport. She was born Nov. 29, 1907, in Davenport, to Henry and Ella Siefers Johannsen. She married Weldon Froehner June 23, 1937. He died Sept. 22, 1993.

    Surviving are a daughter, Charme Wilson, Caro, Mich.; granddaughters and spouses, Ginger and Brian Stamp, Marlette, Mich., and Star and David Sutphin, Rochester Hills, Mich.; former son-in-law, R. Grant Wilson, Marlette; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Frayne ``Fred'' Froehner, grandson, Randall Wilson; brother, Robert; sister, Gertrude Douglas.

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    Lois Trainor

    Lois K. Trainor, 79, Davenport, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Carmel Healthcare Center, Carmel, Ind.

    A funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

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    Richard Watts

    Services for Richard Lee Watts, 72, Davenport, are 11 a.m. Friday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today.

    He died Nov. 13, 2002, at Genesis West, Davenport.

    He was born Aug. 21, 1930. He married Geraldine Rurup Sept. 8, 1956.

    Surviving are his wife; daughters, Debbie Delacruz, Diane Buffington, and Melanie Fahrenkrug, all of Davenport; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers, including Leonard Watts, Davenport; and three sisters, including Ethel Currence, Davenport.

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