West High School - Davenport, Iowa
   
 
 

Class of 1968

With Fond Memories - 2021
Our prayers go out to these families.

February 9, 2021
Joanne Marsha Atzen Meyers

Davenport - Joanne Marsha Atzen Meyers, 71, of Davenport, Iowa passed away on February 9, 2021. The family will be holding a private service. She will be laid to rest at Davenport Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joanne's name to Vera French. Online condolences maybe expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Joanne was born the daughter of Herbert and Margaret McKnight-Atzen in Davenport, IA on December 15, 1949. She graduated from West High School, class of 1968. She married Brad Meyers on September 1, 1973.

She lived most of her adult life in Vera French Community Housing, where she made many friends. She kept busy with her puzzles, books, and watching WWE Wrestling.

She is survived by her brother, Gary Atzen; sisters, Barbara Nelles and Terri (Tony) Hughes; and many nieces and nephews, who she always remembered with thoughtful cards.

Special thanks to Vera French and her good friend, Linda, for taking care of her.

Special Note to from Elizabeth Goodman Hallowell:

Gary, Barbara, and Terri,

I remember Joanne warmly and kindly as she was always those things to me when we talked…at West High…we both members of the Class of 68…I came from Williams, Wilson and Bettendorf Jefferson and have been a member of the reunion community all these years…on board since 2001 and along with others made a great effort to locate and stay in touch with all in our class to our recent 50th reunion.

I have 4 Goodman siblings along with myself who graduated from west and even more family extended…as does my married family…the Hallowell’s…also with 5 total siblings who graduated from West High. I know we have crossed paths with your Family there as well…and Joanne is well-remembered…

I want to extend my deepest condolences and see the loving extended family Joanne has…I left IA for MN where I was born in 1950…in 1972 when I graduated from Wartburg College with classmate Lyle Hallowell and our son Glenn Allan Hallowell…I am very familiar with the Vera French community and so glad for Joanne’s interests and friends throughout her life along with you her loving family.

Bless Joanne forever and each of you and all the family…Broadcast WWE wrestling…we even had Jesse Ventura as governor…a well-known wrestler…feel free to contact me if you would like…on behalf of our class…of 68…we wish you love and healing in memory of Joanne…
 
Published by Quad-City Times on Feb. 10, 2021

Joanne Atzen 1968
Joanne Atzen 1968

 

March 8, 2021
Robert Williams - Teacher

Robert Harold Williams, 96, of Long Grove, died on March 8, 2021, at Genesis Westwing in DeWitt, Iowa.
Bob was born on September 16, 1924, to Fayette and Cleo Fitch Williams in DesMoines, Iowa. He married Mary E. Blazer on September 9, 1944, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She preceded him in death on September 18, 2012.
Bob served in the United States Army in World War II and received the Purple Heart in 1945. He then attended Iowa State Teachers College, where he played football, graduating in three years with a Bachelor's degree in education. He earned a Master's degree from the University of Iowa. He started his teaching and coaching career at Iowa Falls High School and moved on to Davenport High School and later, to Davenport West High. Bob also taught social studies at Palmer Junior College. He had great respect for his students and colleagues, many of whom became lifelong friends.
Bob loved Hershey's chocolate, and he took great joy in giving large candy bars to family, friends, acquaintances and complete strangers.
Bob is survived by his children, Ann (Vern) Hill, Stillwater, MN; Jeffrey (Cathy Beltz) Williams, Cincinnati, OH; and Anthony (Mary) Williams, Davenport, IA; his grandchildren, Tyler (Kristin) Williams, Patrick (Kara Kesselring) Williams, Eli Hill, Josiah (Emily) Hill, and his granddaughter-in-law, Sarah Sadowski; great-grandchildren, Simon, Maxwell, Lucy, and Abram Hill, Daniel and Maren Williams, Iris Williams, and Grace, Cleo and Quinn Hill. Bob was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 68 years.
At Bob's request, no services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Davenport Schools Foundation Friends of West High School Scholarship Fund, the Alzheimer's Association, or the Alan Shepard Elementary School in Long Grove, Iowa. Online condolences may be shared with Bob's family at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.

Published on  March 22, 2021
Ottumwa Courier
Robert Williams 1968
Robert Williams 1968
Robert Williams 2021
Robert Williams 2021