Fond Memories - 2004
Thanks to the hard work of our super
sleuth classmates, Elizabeth
Goodman Hallowell, Debi
Williams Oertle, Linda Hein
Faust and Sandra Harkins
Schott we have more details for the following people.
prayers go out to these families.
December 10, 2004
Greg Bader's wife,
Susan L. Bader, 53, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away Friday, Dec.
10, 2004, at her home, following her inspirational fight with
pancreatic cancer. Celebration of Life services will be 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Eldridge United Methodist Church, Eldridge.
Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Weerts
Funeral Home, Davenport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to the Susan L. Bader Foundation of Hope, www.SLBFoundationofHope.org,
which supports pancreatic cancer research at the University of
Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.
Susan L. Conner was born Nov. 15, 1951, in Princeton, Ill., to
Walter Duane and Nancy (Jackson) Conner. She graduated from Davenport
West in 1970. Susan married her high school sweetheart, Gary G.
Bader, June 6, 1970, in Davenport. She was co-owner of Bader Painting
Co. with her husband. They worked side by side for twenty-eight
years where she was accomplished in interior painting, wallpapering,
and interior design. She attended Eldridge United Methodist Church
and belonged to Girls Night Out Club of Eldridge. Sue was a member
of Springbrook Country Club and active with the North Scott Athletic
Boosters for ten years. She enjoyed traveling with Gary to LPGA
tournaments, spending time with her daughters, and Muffin, playing
golf, and decorating her home. The family wishes to thank Heartland
Hospice for the excellent care and compassion Sue received.
Sue is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters, Amy Sue Bader,
of Eldridge, and Beth Ann Bader, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.;
her father, W. D. Conner, of Missoula, Mont.; sister, Pam (Conner)
Stenberg, of Antioch, Calif.; brother, Michael Conner, of Missoula;
and her precious dog, Muffin.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Jackson Conner.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 12/12/2004.
November 15, 2004
Roberta Guldner's grandmother,
Frieda M. Guldner, 101, of Davenport, left this life to be with
her loving husband and son on Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at Crest
Health Center, Davenport. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will
be 4-7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport
Memorial Park. Frieda loved flowers, please feel free to send
bouquets in lieu of memorials.
Frieda was born Feb. 10, 1903, to Lewis and Elizabeth (Mohler)
Spitzmiller. She was united in marriage to John J. Guldner on
Oct. 25, 1922, in Davenport. He died on May 21, 1958.
She was a lifetime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Davenport.
Frieda worked as a custodian for many years with the Davenport
schools (Monroe and Roosevelt). Frieda enjoyed the outdoors, especially
when spending time with her son on the Wapsi. She enjoyed spending
time with her family, friends and working in her garden, and of
course, playing bingo.
Frieda was a huge sports fan of the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes.
She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's baseball games and hardly
ever missed a game. She worked hard her entire life and purchased
her very first home at age 88.
Those left to honor her memory include her grandchildren, Mike
Guldner, Kurt Guldner, Roberta Murphey, and Roxy Dankert, all
of the Quad-City Area; daughter-in-law, Betty Guldner; nine great-grandchildren;
and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Warren "Mike"
Guldner, sister, Viola Jorgensen, and brother, John "Lee"
Online condolences may be made to www.mem.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 11/17/2004.
October 13, 2004
73, a former resident of St. Charles, Ill., and Foley, Ala., died
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Westbury Care Center in Lisle, Ill.,
after an extended illness.
Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430
East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, Ill., (one block east of Naperville
Road). A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on
Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Petronille Church, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Donald Dean "Pinky" Jones was born Dec. 5, 1930, in
Beemer, Neb., to Marvin F. and Rose R. Jones. He graduated from
St. Ambrose Academy in Davenport and enlisted in the Navy. In
1952, he wed J. Kathryn "Katie" Hatchitt, also from
Davenport, and the couple resided in Pensacola, Fla., where Don
was stationed. In addition to his military duties, Don was a member
of the Pensacola Air Station's baseball team.
After being honorably discharged, Don was a catcher for the Philadelphia
Phillies baseball organization. From 1956 to 1960, he attended
college to acquire his teaching credentials. A lifelong educator,
Don received his B.A. degree from St. Bonaventure University and
an M.A. from the University of Georgia. He taught at various schools
in New York, Iowa and Illinois. At West High School in Davenport,
Don taught science classes and coached baseball. His teams were
led to several state championships. His teaching expertise was
recognized with notable honors and awards, including the National
Science Foundation Summer Institute for Teachers.
In 1975, he accepted a faculty position at St. Francis High School
in Wheaton. He taught biology and headed the science department.
Don played a key role in securing the donation of an electron
microscope for the school's science lab.
Throughout his career, Don dedicated many years to coaching various
sports. The St. Francis High School baseball program flourished
under his leadership. In 1998, the baseball field at St. Francis
was named "Don Jones Field" in his honor.
After 36 years of teaching, Don Jones retired and moved with his
wife, Katie, to Foley.
Survivors include sons, Robin D. Jones, of Davenport, Matthew
M. Jones, of Wenona, Ill., Kevin D. Jones, of Austin, Texas; daughters,
Pamela J. Aloisa, Monument, Colo., Karen T. Catella, Centreville,
Va., Mary K. Herwaldt, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Theresa Stolt, Wheaton,
and Patricia L. Jones-Ward, Glen Ellyn; 15 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and two brothers, Robert M. Jones, of Monmouth,
Ill., and Joseph "JJ" Jones, of Davenport.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, J. Kathryn Jones, and a
son, Anthony F. Jones.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 10/17/2004
November 1, 2004
John Heaton's wife,
PAMELA GILES HEATON Mrs. Pamela Giles Heaton, 59, of Atlanta,
died Monday, November 1, 2004, of breast cancer. Following aggressive
treatment in 1993 of her initial cancer, she remained free of
symptoms until early 2002 when the cancer returned in metastatic
form. Since then her brave struggle to live a normal life while
undergoing continuous chemotherapy treatment was an inspiration
to all who knew her. Her wonderful smile and loving spirit will
be missed by her family and friends. Originally from Lancaster,
Ohio, she graduated from Lancaster High School and earned her
B.S. in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 1968. Following
her initial work in pediatric hospital nursing, she earned her
M.S. at Georgia State University and taught nursing at the Grady
Hospital School of Nursing and at Brenau University. Shortly afer
her marriage in 1982, she moved to Hong Kong for 3 years with
her husband, and her son was born there in 1984. Returning to
the U.S., she became active as a Cub Scout leader and as a Sunday
school teacher at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Only one year
after her initial cancer treatment, she enthusiastically relocated
to Vienna, Austria for 4 years. She taught nursing part-time at
the prestigious Rudolfinerhaus nursing school and pursued her
passion for opera and travel. After moving back to the U.S. she
bacame a library volunteer at The Westminster Schools and served
as Ensemble Mom for the Westminster Ensemble choir during 2002-2003.
She dedicated her life to helping children through pediatric healthcare,
education, religion, music and her own loving motherhood. She
was a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, Sigma Theta Tau
Honor Society of Nursing and Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, John W. Heaton III,
her loving son, John W. Heaton, IV, both of Atlanta, her brother
and sister-in-law, Max and Dorothy Giles her brother, Greg Giles,
nieces, Elizabeth Giles, Natalie Guseman, Kayla Giles, nephew,
Bradley Giles, all of Lancaster, Ohio; and niece Victoria Alssid
of Wantagh, New York. Funeral Services will be held on Monday,
November 8 at 2 o'clock in the Chapel at Peachtree Road United
Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NE. Interment, at Arlington
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday evening
from 6 until 8 o'clock at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill
Chapel, 1020 Spring St. (404)876-1022. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests memorial contributions be made to the Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309
or telephone 1-888-888-3317 or www.komen.org on line.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 11/4/2004 -
September 27, 2004
Cindy Reynold's father,
Louis Reynolds, 83, of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in
the All Faith Chapel, Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with
Graveside Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post
No. 26. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today and Friday from 10:30
a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Cremation rites will
Lou died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center-West
Campus, Davenport, after a brief illness.
Lou was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Hamilton, Ohio. He was raised by
his aunt and uncle, Barney and Sue Hacker of Lombard, Ill.
Lou was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served on the
USS Yorktown, USS West Virginia, and the USS Longshaw. He was
awarded the American Defense Medal, American Area Medal, Asiatic-Pacific
Medal, Purple Heart, Victory Medal, and 13 Battle Stars.
He married Ruth E. Kucharo on Oct. 10, 1948, in Des Moines.
He retired in 1987 as a Food Inspector for the State of Iowa Department
of Agriculture. He also owned and operated the Snack Bar at the
Scott County Courthouse and operated the restaurant at The Elks
Club and Thirty Lanes, retiring in 1984.
He was past president of the Quad City Baseball Fans Association
and a member of KAABA Shrine, Davenport Masonic Lodge, The Mohassan
Grotto, The Elks, AARP, and the Quad-City Times Plus 60 Club.
He was also a proud member of the Disabled American Veterans,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post No. 26, Order of
the Purple Heart, Tin Can Sailors, and U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
and served as secretary of the USS Longshaw Survivors since 1998.
Memorials may be made to the Transportation Fund of KAABA Shrine
or to the family.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Representative Cindy
L. Winckler (Joseph), Davenport; a son, Stephen M. Reynolds (Pat),
Davenport; grandchildren, Angela, Joseph, Jessica, Jacob, and
Courtney; and two great-grandsons, Cory and Dylan.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting
Louis' obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times from 9/29/2004 - 9/30/2004.
September 23, 2004
Michael Orton's mother,
Mary Jane Orton, 82, of Davenport, passed away on Thursday, Sept.
23, 2004, in Greenbrae, Calif. Funeral services will be 10:30
a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Davenport,
with visitation one hour prior to service time at the church.
Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials
may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or the Waves National
Mississippi Valley Unit.
Mary was born July 21, 1921, in Davenport, the daughter of Ward
and Cora (Richardson) Foss. She was united in marriage to Morton
Orton on June 12, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport.
He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1997.
She served three years during World War II in the United States
Prior to her retirement she worked at Western Casualty Insurance
for 23 years.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Marjie Orton,
of California; son, Michael Orton, of California; and granddaughter,
Angela Marie Orton, of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Morton, four
brothers and a sister.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/29/2004.
September 23, 2004
Greg Whitaker's mother,
Evelyn V. "Evy" Whitaker, 79, of New London, Mo., formerly
of Davenport, died 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at her
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at First Baptist
Church in New London. The Rev. Jay Stinson and the Rev. Greg A.
Whitaker will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time
of services Monday at First Baptist Church in New London. Burial
will be in Barkley Cemetery in New London. The James O'Donnell
Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Whitaker was born May 28, 1925, in Brainerd, Minn., to Raymond
S. and Esther (Swanson) Bourquin. She was married to Albert "Bert"
Whitaker on Sept. 8, 1946, in Davenport. He preceded her in death
May 11, 2002.
Mrs. Whitaker was a retired school secretary at Adams Elementary
School in Davenport. She was a member of First Baptist Church
in New London, where she taught Sunday school class as well as
working as a custodian there.
Survivors include two daughters, Marsha "Kay" Stinson
(Jay), of New London, and Carol L. Adkins (Robert), of Lebanon,
Mo.; two sons, Greg A. Whitaker (Cheryl), of Rockport, Ill., and
David R. Whitaker, of New London; a sister, Marilyn Boldt (Jim),
of Davenport; sister-in-law, Beverly Bourquin, of Davenport; 11
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother,
Raymond C. Bourquin.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of
New London, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Brian Troutt, Christopher Luck, Bob Adkins,
Bradley Stinson, Ben Stinson, Tom Stinson, Eric Scott, and Mark
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/25/2004.
September 21, 2004
Robert Badtram's mother,
Margaret J. Badtram, 82, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Sept. 21,
2004, at Riverview Manor in Pleasant Valley, Iowa. Funeral services
will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Runge Mortuary, Davenport.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will
be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made
in her honor of the donor's choice or Riverview Manor Nursing
Margaret was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Dayton, N.D., to John and
Minnie (Horstmeyer) Watkinson. She was united in marriage to Robert
Badtram on April 3, 1946, in Davenport. He died on Jan. 18, 1995,
She loved waking each morning and getting right to all the yard
work. Margaret enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her
She was a past member of N.W. Turner Hall and the American Legion
Those left to honor her memory include her son and daughter-in-law,
Robert "Ace" and Linda Badtram, Davenport; daughter
and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Bob Dallow, San Clemente, Calif.;
six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and brother and sister-in-law,
Calvin and Margaret Watkinson, Hazeltown, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two
Online condolences may be made at
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/23/2004.
August 19, 2004
, 90, formerly of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at
Crest Health Care Center, Davenport. Celebration of Life Memorial
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at First Presbyterian
Church, Davenport. Private burial will have taken place prior
to the services. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church,
Vera French Mental Health Center, the Clarissa Cook Home, or to
the Quad City Senior Olympics. In accordance with her wishes,
she was cremated. Weerts Funeral Home is assisting the family
Mrs. Lohmiller was born June 17, 1914, in Davenport, to Frederick
J. and Wanda A. (Schafer) Bode. She married Waldo John Lohmiller
June 17, 1939, in Davenport. He died July 17, 1965. She earned
her BA from the University of Montana where she was a member of
Mortar Board, and her MA from Columbia University where she was
an Augusta Larned Scholar.
She was a teacher in the Davenport public high schools, Rock Island
Senior High School, and St. Katherine's in the 1950's through
the 80's, as a physical education teacher, as a tennis and golf
coach, director of secondary physical education for the district,
and a champion of fitness for everyone, particularly girls. After
her retirement, she served as commissioner and executive secretary
for the Mississippi Athletic Conference and as a part-time instructor
at St. Ambrose University. In all, she spent 54 years in coaching
and education, and in 1990, became the first woman to be inducted
into the Quad-City Sports Hall of Fame.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. She
served on the Vera French Community Mental Health Board, the board
of the Clarissa C. Cook Home for the Aged, the Iowa State Association
for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Quad Cities
Senior Olympics, and was a member of P.E.O., Delta Kappa Gamma,
Kappa Alpha Theta, and the Iowa Athletic Directors Association.
Among her awards, she received the "Joy of Effort" from
the National Association of Sports and Physical Education in 1983,
and the Outstanding Services Award in 1992 from the Iowa Athletic
Survivors include sons John Frederick (Penny) Lohmiller, of Crosslake,
Minn., Charles Herbert (Kristin) Lohmiller, of Englewood, Colo.;
and grandchildren, Beckie Catton, Chip Lohmiller, Amy Owens, Jill
Lohmiller, Jim McCloskey, and Megan McCloskey.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mrs. Lohmiller's family
by visiting her obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 9/17/2004.
August 19, 2004
Steve Richter's father,
Funeral services for Glenn Richter, 81, of Davenport, will be
held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary
Chapel in Davenport. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial
Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until
service time at the mortuary. Mr. Richter died on Thursday, Aug.
19, 2004, at his home in Davenport.
Glenn W. Richter was born on Oct. 12, 1922, to Alois and Mae (Wittstock)
Richter in Dubuque, Iowa. He married Betty J. Klouda on July 10,
1948, in Davenport.
During World War II Mr. Richter served as an engineer in the United
States Army. Following his military service, he was employed as
a Bank Teller at Northwest Bank in Davenport for 29 years retiring
in 1977. He then worked additionally at the Rock Island Arsenal
for AMCCOM as a clerk retiring in November of 1984. His memberships
include the Davenport American Legion Post No. 26, the Davenport
Moose No. 28, AARP, and the Quad-City Times Plus 60 Club.
Survivors include, Betty, his wife of 56 years; two sons, Steven
Richter, of Gainesville, Fla., and Joseph and his wife Retta Richter,
of Davenport; two grandchildren, Diane and Joseph "Jody";
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lucille
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the
American Heart Association or Genesis Hospice.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 8/22/2004.
July 28, 2004
Marjorie Ellison Spehar's mother,
Doris L. Ellison, 80, a resident of Davenport, died Wednesday,
July 28, 2004, at her home following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at McGinnis-Chambers
Funeral Chapel, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial
Park. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to Genesis VNA Hospice or
the A.L.S. Foundation.
She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter
of Charles H. and Isal Rea (Vest) Clifton. On Aug. 3, 1946, she
was united in marriage to Harold W. Ellison in Davenport.
In earlier years, Doris was employed in sales at Sears, Roebuck
and Co. and as a salad maker at the former Bishops Cafeteria in
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Harold; her
daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Thomas Olsen, of Davenport,
Patricia and Charles Holm, of Geneseo, Ill., Marjorie and Timothy
Spehar, of Grand Junction, Colo., Deborah and Joseph Banaszek,
of Davenport, LaVonne Banaszek, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Connie
Bailey, of DeWitt, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and her sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Kenneth Spranger,
of Davenport, and Carolyn and Harold "Ike" Hofstetter,
of Jacksonville, Ark.
Doris was preceded in death by her grandson, James, her great-grandson,
Brandon, her sisters, Marge Clifton and Roma Barricklow, and by
her brothers, Charles, Bill, Mason, Bob and Jason Clifton.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Doris'
obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 7/29/2004.
May 30, 2004
Greg Hoover's mother, Doris.
Funeral services Celebrating the Life of Doris M. Hoover, 78,
a resident of Davenport will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the All Faith
Chapel of the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday
at the funeral home from 4 until 6 p.m. Memorials can be made
to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.
Mrs. Hoover died on Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Iowa Masonic Home
in Bettendorf following an extended illness.
Doris Marion Madsen was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Doran, Minn.,
a daughter of Hans P. and Jennie (Robertson) Madsen. She was united
in marriage to Charles E. "Coke" Hoover on July 3, 1943,
in Quincy, Ill. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2001.
She retired in 1987 from M.A. Ford, where she had been a supervisor
in the Shipping and Receiving Department for many years. Her memberships
included St. Matthews Lutheran Church, where she had been a very
active member and assisted with the Greeter Fellowship Committee
in previous years. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose.
Doris enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers; she loved people
and cherished her many friendships. She was a loving mother, grandmother
Survivors include her children and their spouses; Charlene and
David Jones, Omaha, Neb., Nancy and Patrick Mitchell, Bettendorf,
Greg hoover, Grand Forks, N.D., Dyann Hoover, Jonesboro, Ga.,
Carolyn and Mike Vee, Lakeville, Minn., and Julie and Alan Tucker,
Snellville, Ga.; thirteen grandchildren who she adored, Steve
Dustin (Heather) Jones, Stacie (Ryan) Jantzi, Joe Mitchell, Matthew,
Stephanie, Kate and Ashley Hoover, Nichole and Aaron Wilson, Ryan
and Nora Vee, and Trey Tucker; four great-grandchildren, Blake
Carr, Haylie Jones, Calvin Jantzi, and Tateum Park.
In addition to her husband and parents, two grandchildren, two
sisters and four brothers also preceded her death.
The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the staff
at the Masonic Home for their wonderful care as well as to all
of Doris' friends.
Online condolences and remembrances may be extended to the family
online by visiting www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 6/1/2004.
May 9, 2004
Robert "Bob" House,
custodian. Funeral services for Robert "Bob" House Sr.,
76, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cunnick-Collins
Mortuary. Family will greet friends on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery
where there will be military rites conducted by the American Legion
Bob went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Genesis
Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. Bob Carl House Sr. was
born July 19, 1927, in Davenport, the son of Glynn and Leona (Pierce)
House. He married Helen Libberton Roper on Nov. 14, 1981, in Davenport.
He worked as Head Custodian for West High School, Davenport, retiring
Bob was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 90 for many years. He was
well known for his baked goods in the Quad-City area. He served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; sons, Robert House Jr., and
his wife, Annette, of New Mexico, Daniel J. House, and his wife,
Missy, of Davenport, and Kevin S. House, and his wife, Joni, of
McCausland, Iowa; stepson, Randy Roper, of Davenport; seven grandchildren;
one great grandchild; and one sister, Jean Ann Wulf, of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donny.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 5/12/2004.
May 9, 2004
Stan Kiser's mother, E. Jean
Kiser, 78, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Davenport, died Sunday,
May 9, 2004, at Kindred Hospital, Tampa, Fla. Funeral services
will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary,
Davenport. Memorials may be made to Florida Sun Coast Hospice.
She was born July 11, 1925, in Oskloosa, the daughter of Sam and
Nellie (Kimes) Raley. She was united in marriage to Ira Kiser
in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1996.
She was a homemaker.
E. Jean served on the Iowa Legislature from 1972 to 1974. She
was also a member of the Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor and
DAR Dunedin Chapter, a member of Clearwater Women's Republican
Club, local president of the TB Association in Davenport and past
president of Young Republicans in Davenport and enjoyed genealogy.
Those left to honor her memory include four sons, Sen. S. Curtis
"Curt" Kiser, Lamont, Fla., S. Craig Kiser, Tallahassee,
Fla., Stanley C. "Stan" Kiser, Palm Harbor, and Stewart
C. "Stu" Kiser, Palm Harbor; brothers, Kenneth Raley,
Davenport, and Richard Raley, Minneapolis, Minn.; sister, Alma
Utterback, Davenport; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 5/12/2004.
March 28, 2004
Carol Nagel Bishop's mother,
Viola Devine Nagel, of Davenport, passed away on Sunday, March
28, 2004, at Davenport Lutheran Home. Celebration of Life services
will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary. Memorials
may be made to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Burial will be
in Fairmount Cemetery. Viola was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Buena
Vista, Iowa, the daughter of Winfield and Sophie (Bahnsen) Devine.
She was united in marriage to Leon L. Nagel on April 2, 1940.
Viola had been an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Davenport since 1954. She served as an Election Official for 35
years in Scott County and had operated a wedding cake baking business
out of her home for many years. Those left to honor her memory
include her husband of 63 years Leon, Davenport; daughters and
sons-in-law, Cynthia (Uriah Orr) Nagel, Prince Rupert, B.C., Carol
(Bradley) Bishop, Tampa, Fla., Vicki (Richard) Atzen, Davenport,
and Lorrie (Bradley) Williams, Mt. Gilead, Ohio; seven grandchildren,
Julian Orr, Craig Atzen, Bridget Valleroy, Nicholas Atzen, Brittney
Bishop, Sarah Williams and Aaron Williams; great-grandchildren,
Olivia Atzen, Mathew Valleroy and Alyssa Atzen; and sisters-in-law,
Janet Kuttler, Davenport, and Verna (Bob) Hamann, Davenport. She
was preceded in death by two brothers, Al Anderson and Garfield
Devine, great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Atzen.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/31/2004.
March 15, 2004
Funeral services for Janet Morton, 56, of Bettendorf, will be
2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Family
will greet friends Tuesday from 1 p.m. to service time at the
Mortuary. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Janet died on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the Bettendorf Health
Care Center, Bettendorf. Janet Morton was born on July 21, 1947,
in Davenport, the daughter of Glen and Jean (Scott) Morton. Janet
liked to go bowling, walking and spending time with her friends
Survivors include her brother James Morton and sister-in-law Beth,
of Bettendorf.; nephew Christopher Morton, of New York City; niece
Kathryn Cervantes, her husband Luis, and son Maker, all of Davenport;
also survived by five very special Aunts. She was preceded in
death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to Bettendorf Presbyterian Church or the
Bettendorf Health Care Center, Bettendorf.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/15/2004.
March 1, 2004
Robert Gates Slattery
Read a special note from Debi Oertle
who attended the services.
Here is the obituary from the Quad City Times:
Robert Gates Slattery, 53, of Albuquerque,
N.M., fomerly of Davenport, died Monday, March 1, 2004.
Robert was born in 1950 in Washington D.C., son of Richard and
Majorie Slattery. He graduated from West High School, Davenport,
in 1968 and then from the University of Iowa. Robert was a well
known and well liked and respected homebuilder
Survivors include his wife, Marianne Dickinson, of Albuquerque;
a son, Brendon Slattery, at home; his parents Richard and Majorie
Slattery, of Davenport; his brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and
Mary Slattery; and his nieces and nephew, Emily, Benjamin and
Hannah, all of Urbandale, Iowa.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/3/2004.
February 28, 2004
Nancy Underdonk Hogren's brother,
Larry Underdonk passed away. Here is the obituary from the Quad
The world lost a gentle hero with the death of Larry Underdonk.
Larry died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 63 at his home in
Davenport on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004. Memorial services will be
Saturday, March 13, at the Unitarian Church, Davenport. Visitation
is 9:30 a.m. Services start at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow. Memorials
for the family may be made to his widow, Lana Long Underdonk.
Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.
Larry was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Davenport, to Eugene Underdonk
and Anne (Bell) Burdt. He was united in marriage to Lana Long
on Nov. 29, 1978, in San Antonio, Texas.
Larry led a very active and giving life. He started his first
career as an ordained priest in 1954, attending specialized schooling
in theology. During that time he became involved in the peace
movement and social action activities that involved change for
the migrant workers. Since that time he maintained the values
of non-violence and justice.
Larry left the priesthood in 1965 and obtained a master's degree
in psychology at Texas A&I. He returned to his home state
of Iowa in 1973 and started his second career in social work with
the Department of Human Services in Clinton, Iowa, retiring in
2002. He served the needs of adults, children and the community
during his time at DHS in the roles of direct service worker and
supervisor of the case management unit that dealt with foster
care, adoption, adult services and the protection of children.
Larry was deeply involved in the community by serving on many
community boards and committees that includes: Homeless Coalition;
Legal Aid Board; Pathway Living Center Board; Clinton County Council
Against Child Abuse; and Peace Coalition, creating an environment
of fairness and justice. The Clinton Community proclaimed Feb.
20 as Larry Underdonk Day to honor his positive influence in the
community. Early in his Social Work Career he was involved with
the AFSME Union serving as a Steward and taking a role at the
negotiation table with the State of Iowa on behalf of the employees.
Larry belonged to the Unitarian Church in Davenport. Larry was
a Life Master Duplicate Bridge Player, earning the Silver Level.
He belonged to the Duplicate Bridge Clubs in Clinton and Davenport.
He was also an avid camper and canoer, taking many trips into
the Boundary Water Wilderness as well as local rivers and various
state and national parks around the United States. If you did
not find Larry watching the Bears on TV, you would find him in
his organically grown garden.
His greatest pleasure was his children. Larry was very dedicated
to each of them and gave his energy, love and resources to be
sure their lives would be the best possible. Many will miss Larry,
which is a tribute to his ability to live his life with conviction
and strong values, even if it was not the most favored opinion
Survivors include his wife, Lana, Davenport; daughters and sons-in-law,
Anh and Thanh Le, and their children, Stephanie, Andrea and Christopher,
all of Oceanside, Calif., Darcie (Ruggeberg) and Lance Eversoll,
Davenport, and Cori Underdonk, Clinton, Iowa; son, Paulo Underdonk,
Dubuque, Iowa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly McCarty, Davenport,
Nancy and Tony Hogren, Davenport, Pat Call, Davenport, and Becky
and Bill McClellan, Davenport; brother and sister-in-law, Bill
and Audrey Underdonk, Bolingbrook, Ill.; father and stepmother,
Eugene and Aida Underdonk, Daytona Beach, Fla.; mother, Anne Burdt,
Davenport; and 10 nephews, six nieces and numerous great nephews
and nieces. His stepfather, Don Burdt, preceded him in death.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/10/2004.
February 16, 2004
Donna Hein Stickling's mother,
Myra Hein passed away. Here is the obituary from the Quad City
Myra Hein 02/19/2004 DAVENPORT -- Private graveside services and
burial for Myra D. Hein, of Davenport, were held Wednesday at
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and
Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hein died
on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center East
Campus in Davenport. Myra Dean Chance was born May 15, 1929, to
Hubert and Doskie (Hargett) Chance in Spruce Pine, Ala. She married
Paul D. Hein on July 21, 1945, in Davenport at St. Mary's Catholic
Church. In her earlier years, Mrs. Hein worked at the Rock Island
Arsenal but spent the majority of her married years as a homemaker
and devoted Mother and Grandmother. Mrs. Hein enjoyed sewing,
embroidery, and crotchet work. She also loved to garden, especially
growing flowers. Most special to her were her two grandsons, they
were the light of her life. Survivors include her husband: Paul
Hein, of Davenport; one daughter, Donna (Mrs. Robert) Hein-Stickling,
of Blue Grass; one son, Paul (and his wife Audrey) Hein, of Blue
Grass; four sisters, Shellie Thorn, of Tescumbia, Ala., Mae Lawler,
of Spruce Pine, Ala., Ruby Nell Williams, of Huntsville, Ala.,
Evelyn Rountree, of Rock Island; two brother, Fawney Chance, of
Rock Island, and Wallace Chance, of Milan, Ill.; two grandsons,
Timothy and Chad; five step- grandchildren, Stephanie, Erin, Margaret,
Patricia and David; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
February 16, 2004
passed away in Davenport of a heart attack. Here is the obituary
from the Quad City Times:
Douglas Beck 02/19/2004 DAVENPORT -- Douglas J. Beck, of Davenport,
died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at the Genesis Medical Center-East
Campus, Davenport. Celebration of Life Services will be 1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation
will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and noon until
1 p.m. Saturday. Masonic services will be conducted Friday evening
at 7:30 p.m. by Fraternal Lodge No. 221, A.F. & A.M., Davenport.
Burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Doug was
born Nov. 19, 1949, in Davenport, the son Charles G. and Betty
Beck. He married Debbie L. Kulbieda on June 5, 1971, in Davenport.
Doug was owner of Resource Accounting & Tax Services, Davenport
since 1992, and CFO of the Quad-City Steamwheelers. He was a member
of Fraternal Lodge No. 221, A.F. & A.M., Davenport; St. Paul
Lutheran Church; Scottish Rite; KAABA Shrine; Royal Order of Jesters;
Mohassan Grotto; and High Twelve. Doug loved golf and making his
yearly motorhome treks to see his son and daughter-in-law in Las
Vegas. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; son, Stuart (Michele)
Beck, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Jeannette (Dr. Thomas) Hower, Greensburg,
Pa.; brother, Dr. Ronald (Judy) Beck, Clinton Township, Mich.;
parents, Charles and Betty Beck, Davenport; and many nieces and
nephews. Douglas was preceded in death by an infant sister, Elizabeth,
and an infant brother, Roger. Online condolences may be expressed
to the family by visiting Mr. Beck's obituary at www.weertsfh.com.
February 8, 2004
Coach Richard Colson passed away in Davenport. Here is his
obituary from the Quad City Times:
Richard Joseph Colson 02/10/2004 Davenport -- Funeral services
and Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Joseph Colson, a resident
of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic
Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park,
with graveside military rites conducted by American Legion Post
No. 26. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries
Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be offered at 7 p.m.
Dick died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center-East
Campus following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 6, 1927 in
Davenport a son of Bruce and Pearl (Dean) Colson. He was united
in marriage to Audrey Jean Echols on June 14, 1952, at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Davenport. Dick graduated from the former Davenport
High School in 1947; received a Bachelor's Degree in Education
from St. Ambrose College in 1952, where he was both a player and
coach on their wrestling team, and a member of the 1949 and 1950
Champion Football Teams. He then received his Masters from Kirksville
Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo., in 1964. He entered and served
our country in the United States Navy from 1945 until 1947. He
began a 37-year career in education, teaching at Bettendorf High
School from 1952 until 1958, Dubuque Senior High School from 1958
until 1960. Mr. Colson or Coach then joined the Davenport
Public School System teaching and coaching at West High School
from 1960 until his retirement in 1989, after 29 years of service.
He had been both a teacher, teaching history and sociology and
coach at West High School, where he coached and officiated wrestling,
football and golf. He also had the honor of officiating for over
10 years for the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, Des Moines.
Dick was proud to have been inducted into the Iowa State High
School Wrestling Coaches and Officials Hall of Fame. His memberships
include the Davenport Retired Teachers Association and Honorary
Teaching Fraternity Phi Delta Kappa. He enjoyed golfing and had
two hole-in-ones to his credit, enjoyed playing pool, and spending
time outdoors especially fishing. Memorials can be made to Holy
Family Catholic Church, the American Cancer Society or the Scott
County Humane Society. Those left to honor his memory include
his wife of over 51 years, Audrey; daughters and sons-in-law,
Terry and Manuel Camarena, Bettendorf, and Susie and Todd Zimanek,
Sherrard, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Deb Colson,
Boise, Idaho, and Rob and Kim Colson, Sherrard; 10 grandchildren,
Brandon Franklin, Rick, Dan, Tony and Tim Camarena, Jodi and William
Colson, Kyle and Taylor Colson, and Jacob Zimanek; one great-granddaughter,
Autumn Franklin; a brother, Cyril Parker; sister-in-law, Janet
Echols-Gomez, and a brother-in-law, Robert Echols. His parents
and a brother, Bob Colson, preceded him in death.
January 8, 2004
Virginia Steele, passed
away in Davenport. Here is the obituary from the Quad City
Virginia Steele 01/10/2004 DAVENPORT -- Virginia Steele, passed
away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the Kahl Home for the
Aged, Davenport. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
10, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be one hour
prior to service at the mortuary. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial
Gardens, Davenport. Virginia Hansen was born Jan. 30, 1923, in
Bettendorf, to Gustav and Clara Hansen. She was united in marriage
to Leslie J. Steele on April 21, 1946. He died on Jan. 14, 1988.
Virginia worked as a bank secretary and a commercial artist. She
attended St. Ambrose College and was mentored by Father E. Cattich,
who greatly encouraged her talent. She was a respected area artist
and a member of the Iowa Watercolor Society. She received numerous
awards for her artwork. Virginia loved her family and was always
a positive influence in their lives. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed
gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Those left
to honor her memory include son and wife, Scott and Christine
Steele, Belleville, Ill.; daughter and husband, Laura and Loren
Peterson, Sugarland, Texas; daughter and husband, Martha and Troy
Thein, Elkader, Iowa; son and wife, Mark and Barbara Steele, Blue
Grass, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters,
Dorothy Boland, of Arizona, and Phyllis Peterson, of California.
For the past seven years, Virginia was a resident of the Kahl
Home. Her family greatly appreciated the care and love she received
there. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations
be made to the Kahl Home.