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Class of 1968

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December 27, 1974
Dorothy Helen Darling Tucker
mother of Steven Tucker.
Dorothy Helen Darling Tucker, died 27 December 1974 in Baltimore County, Maryland of scleroderma, a rare skin disease with no cure, at the age of 48.
Dorothy was born 31 October 1926 in Collins, Story County, Iowa to Clinton Dwight Darling and Norma Pearl Hoit.
Services for Mrs. Robert D. Tucker, nee Dorothy Helen Darling Tucker, 48, of512 South Elsie Avenue, Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 1974 at Runge Chapel. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is after 1 pm. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Grace Methodist Church, Davenport, or to the National Scleroderma Society.
Mrs. Tucker died Friday, December 27, 1974 at Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD., after a three year illness.
Dorothy was employed at Rock Island Glass Co.
Dorothy H. Darling, born in Collins, Iowa, married Mr. Robert D. Tucker in 1946 in Davenport.
Survivors include her husband Robert D. Tucker;
a daughter, Debra Dee Tucker Boland, Baltimore and husband Gary Boland; a son, Steven Bruce Tucker, at home; her mother, Mrs. Norma Pearl Hoit Darling, Peoria, Illinois; a brother & sister-in-law,
Dwight Willis Darling and wife Opal Lorraine Taft Darling of Peoria, Illinois; and four sisters and brother-in-laws, Edith Darling Wallick and husband Bernard Emery Wallick of Bellevue, Nebraska;
Norma Jean Darling Morgan Sisler and husband John Wade Sisler of Spring, Texas; Kathryn Darling Long and husband Newton Caddock. Long of Des Moines, Iowa; and Mildred Ann Darling Geltmaker and husband Eugene Paul Geltmaker of Peoria, Illinois.
Those who preceded her in death are a brother:Junior Clinton Darling who died:14 February1924 at age 8 months and 19 days old; and Dorothy's father Clinton Dwight Darling born 26 September 1893, who died:10 March 1971. Originally published by the Times; a PDF version may be seen here..

Submitted to class web page by son
Steven B. Tucker West High School Class of 1968 June 2007
sb.tucker@mchsi.com

April 2000
Sandra Mullins Claussen's
husband Johnny Gene Claussen. They were married on April 14, 1969 and raised three daughters together. The family moved back to Cabool, Missouri around 1986. Johnny enjoyed hunting and being outdoors, but suffered from diabetes which became worse over time. After many years the combination of diabetes, congestive heart failure and emphysema overcame him. He passed away in April of 2000.
August 20, 1991
Harold G. "Mike" Walters - father of Gary Walters. Belen, N.M. - Memorial services for Harold G. "Mike" Walters, 77, formerly of Davenport, IA were Saturday, August 24th, 1991 at Belen Presbyterian Church, Belen, NM.

Mr. Walters died August 20, 1991 at an Albuquerque, NM, hospital after an extended illness.He retired to Belen in 1977 after 30 years at Alcoa, Davenport Works. He was a charter member of the Optimist Club, a member of Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and an elder in Belen Presbyterian Church.

Vista Verde Funeral Home, Rio Rancho, NM, was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughters, Lucie (Mrs. Don) Bergthold, Davenport, IA; and Donna Silva of California; a son, Gary of California; stepdaughters, Diana Fitzwater, Warrenville, IL; and Sherry Fitzwater, Colorado Springs, CO; stepsons, Randall Fitzwater, Colorado Springs, CO; Russell Fitzwater, Belen, NM; Kevin Fitzwater, Davenport, IA; and Dennis Fitzwater; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene (Mrs. Fred) Wright, and brothers, Leonard and Dick, all of Iowa.

Published in the Quad City Times (P. 3c 27 August, 1991)

No picture available

Son
Gary Walters

Arp, Jon Louis - August 22, 1950 - September, 1991
Boone, Linda Lee - July 7, 1950 -
February 9, 1995
Christiansen, Shirley Christiansen Daily

January 5, 2001
Congrove, Richard Leroy

Services for Richard L. Congrove, Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Mr. Congrove died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Trinity Medical Center-North Campus, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the church or John Lewis Coffee House. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Brooks, Bettendorf; two grandsons; his parents, John and Virginia Congrove, Davenport; a sister, Lorna Teel, Opheim, Ill.; and a brother, Raymond Congrove, LeClaire, Iowa.
Published in Quad-City Times

Cook, Barbara Lee
Dawson, JoAnn Dawson Wolf - January 6, 1950 - March 23, 1994, Car Accident
Feisner, James - January 31, 1949 - October 26, 1967, Asphyxiation
Finch, Deborah Rose - June, 1983


September 24, 2001
Finkenhoefer, Patricia Finkenhoefer Witt

Mass of the Resurrection for Patricia M. Witt, Grinnell, formerly of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grinnell. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell. Visitation is 9 a.m. at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, Grinnell, and 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grinnell. A Scripture service will be read at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Witt died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. The cause of death is pending a postmortem examination. She was born in Davenport and lived in Clinton before moving to Grinnell in 1986. She was the regional sales manager at F & M Bank of Grinnell. Mrs. Witt was a member of Grinnell City Council and was an active supporter of Birthright. She also was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she was a lay minister and a religious education teacher, was past president of Grinnell Lions Club and was involved with the former Grinnell 2000 Board. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Foundation or Breast Cancer Foundation and sent to Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112. She is survived by her husband, Stephen J. Witt, Grinnell; a son, Kevin Witt, Phoenix; daughters, Courtney Witt, Manitou Springs, Colo., and Julie Witt, Clinton; her mother, Elizabeth Finkenhoefer, Davenport; and sisters, Mary Ann Anderson, Eldridge, Kathy Orcutt, Nevada, Diane Thomas, LeClaire, Liz Kershaw, Naperville, Ill., and Ann Peteria, Davenport.

Patricia Witt 09/27/2001 GRINNELL, Iowa -- Mass of the Resurrection for Patricia M. Witt, Grinnell, formerly of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grinnell. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Grinnell, and 3 to 9 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grinnell. A Scripture service will be read at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Witt died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. The cause of death is pending a postmortem examination. She was born in Davenport and lived in Clinton before moving to Grinnell in 1986. She was the regional sales manager at F & M Bank of Grinnell. Mrs. Witt was a member of Grinnell City Council and was an active supporter of Birthright. She also was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she was a lay minister and a religious education teacher, was past president of Grinnell Lions Club and was involved with the former Grinnell 2000 Board. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Foundation or Breast Cancer Foundation and sent to Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112. She is survived by her husband, Stephen J. Witt, Grinnell; a son, Kevin Witt, Phoenix; daughters, Courtney Witt, Manitou Springs, Colo., and Julie Witt, Clinton; her mother, Elizabeth Finkenhoefer, Davenport; sisters, Mary Ann Anderson, Eldridge, Kathy Orcutt, Nevada, Diane Thomas, LeClaire, Liz Kershaw, Naperville, Ill., and Ann Peteria, Davenport; and brothers, Thomas Finkenhoefer, Aurora, Ill., Steven Finkenhoefer, Blue Grass, Iowa, and James Finkenhoefer, Snellville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Finkenhoefer.
Published in GRINNELL HERALD REGISTER

 
Helmbrandt, Eva - 1983, Cancer
Hueser, Paul Allen - May 17, 1950 - November 27, 1993
King, Robert Steven - March 31, 1950 -
January 1, 19/75, Car Accident
Kuhrt, Alan Lee - November 27, 1949 - March, 1975
Lichtenstein, Sally - Cancer
Lyngholm, Ann Cheryl Lyngholm Heike - Car Accident
Marshall, Stephanie Jo
Martin, Tina - 1995


February 8, 2001

McMahon, Jerald Louis

Services for Jerald L. "Jerry" McMahon, a resident of Davenport, will be noon Wednesday at All Faith Chapel in the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. The Rev. Christian H. Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with military rites conducted. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Jerry died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus. He retired Aug. 1, 2000, after 20 years of service, from the Rock Island Arsenal, where he had been a millwright. Jerald Louis McMahon was born June 19, 1950, in Davenport, a son of Thomas William and Erma Marie (Hallmann) McMahon Sr. He married Christine Lynn Stolley on June 27, 1975, in Davenport. Jerry graduated from Davenport West High School, Class of 1968. He attended St. Ambrose College, and he had attended drafting school. Jerry was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. The most important thing to Jerry was his family. They were the light of his life. He was an avid supporter of his boys' basketball careers. Jerry was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He would do anything for anyone in need and could bring a smile to a room full of people when he entered. He cherished the time spent with his granddaughter, and he adored her. He also enjoyed browsing at flea markets and had enjoyed fishing. Memorials can be made to a memorial fund to be established in Jerry's name. Survivors include his wife, Christine; sons and a daughter-in-law, Joshua Louis, and spouse, Megan McMahon, and Jeremiah William McMahon, and his special friend, Annie Arnold, a granddaughter, Breelynn McMahon, and his parents, Thomas and Erma McMahon Sr., all of Davenport; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas W. and Judy McMahon Jr., Calamus, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lu Stolley; and many loving brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, plus several very good friends and his dog, Besse.
Published in the Quad-City Times

 
Meeks, Larry Raymond - June 3, 1949 - November, 1971
Miller, Paul Joseph -April 26, 1950 - June 19, 1995 (submitted by Steven Tucker)
Mizer, Larry Adrian - October 25, 1950 - June, 1991
Owens, Michael James - June 28, 1950 - February 27, 1993
Parr, Bradley - 1994
Peters, Phillip
Rawls, Sara M. - Deceased, September 1, 1995.
Mrs. Sara M.(Rawls) Granger

ENGLAND, Arkansas.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sara M. Rawls Granger, 46, of DeRidder, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995 in Wilson-Stephens Funeral Home.

The Rev. Robert McDaniel officiated. Burial was in Mulberry Cemetery in England, Arkansas.

Mrs. Granger died Friday, Sept. 1, 1995.

A native of Pryor, Oklahoma, she had lived in DeRidder, Louisiana for 20 years. She graduated from McNeese State University in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors are two sons, Michael Wayne Granger of DeRidder and Steven Thomas Granger of Lake Charles; one sister, Kathrine Langley of Carlisle, Arkansas; and her mother, Marion Rawls of Sherwood, Arkansas.

Note from Elizabeth Irene Goodman Hallowell - Our love and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Sara M. Rawls…. I have located Sara M. Rawls Granger's sister Kathryn M. Langley near Little Rock, AR and had the great pleasure of visiting with Kathryn on the telephone and have her contact information including e-mail. Kathryn has offered to let us glimpse more of Sara's life and I directed her to our web pages - will update in time- we look forward to staying in touch and learning more about Sara and her two sons. Sara apparently published her own current contact information in 1994 in the Davenport Community School District's Alumni Directory & that was my starting point to learning about Sara. At that time she was a returning college student in 1994 finishing her degree and graduating as Valedictorian of her class with a Business Administration degree at McNeese State University in DeRidder, Louisiana…only sadly to find out from her family that she passed away a year later from lung complications complicated by earlier polio as a child following a heart attack that year. Sara lived in Oklahoma, California, Arkansas, Iowa and Louisiana.

 
Schmidt, Dorothy Lena Schmidt Wright - June 16, 1949 - July 22, 1994
Schultz(e), Debbie - January 23, 1950 - November, 7 1971, Cancer
Speth, Ruth Christie - July 10, 1950 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa - August 23, 1977 in Iowa City, Johnson County of Lupus. Iowa burial at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Married in 1970 to Ronald R. Roman; sons: Sean Chistopher Roman and Todd Michael Roman. - (submitted by Steven Tucker)
Stevens, Earby Don - April 6, 1948 - February, 1988
 
Terronez, Georgia Henriette - March 12, 1949 - January 10, 1989
Won the Lulac Crown in 1966
Obituary 1989
Vogt, Joseph Edward - May 20, 1950 - January 1, 1977,
Leukemia
Wilkerson, David Hunter - December 8, 1949 - May 20, 1969, Vietnam, Heatstroke


November 5, 1999
Williams, Terry

Services for Terry D. Williams, formerly of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mr. Williams died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he had resided for the past seven years. He was employed as a mortgage loan officer. He played minor league baseball for five years for the Boston Red Sox, beginning in 1968. He was born May 21, 1950, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Donald R. Sr. and Doris I. (Martz) Williams. He married Kathy Gugelmeyer in 1968 in Davenport. He graduated from West High School in 1968. He had been a three-sport athlete earning All-State honors in baseball. He graduated from Huron College in Huron, S.D., with a business degree. He was a former member of Cedar Memorial Christian Church, Davenport. He was an avid golfer, acted as a basketball official in Arizona and enjoyed reading. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Nathan Rinnert, Davenport; a son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Cory Williams, Davenport; a grandson, Hunter Douglas Williams; his parents, Don and Doris Williams, Davenport; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Kye Johnson and Amy and Matt Coleman, all of Davenport; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don "Spin" and Mindy Williams, Pittsburgh, and Jeff and Jessi Williams, Orion, Ill.; and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew J. Williams, in 1967.
Published in the Quad-City Times


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