West High School - Davenport, Iowa

Class of 1968

With Fond Memories - 2008
Our prayers go out to these families.

December 27
Jack D., classmate
DAVENPORT — Jack D. Nelson, 58, of Davenport, passed away Saturday December 27, 2008, at Pathway Hospice at Trinity Terrace Park, Bettendorf. Visitation will be 10 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at The Runge Mortuary & Crematory. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 30th at 2:30 p.m., at The Runge Mortuary & Crematory. Burial will in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pathway Hospice at Trinity Terrace Park, Bettendorf or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Jack was born May 6, 1950, in Davenport, to C. Byron & Betty (Page) Nelson. Jack graduated from West High School in 1968, and proudly volunteered to serve his country as a United States Marine, completing two front line tours in Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Finger on September 30, 1972, in Davenport. Jack worked in sales and then in real estate with his father, Byron. He found his true calling when he bought Jack’s LST “Warm Beer, Lousy Food.” His joy of people and friends made his career and life a success.
Jack made many friends and considered some extended family. He was quick to give his opinion and firm with his beliefs. He enjoyed his “golfing” trips with close friends and loved his children and grandchildren dearly.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Carolyn; son, Jason (Bethany) Nelson; daughters, Gina (Tony) Nelson-Bradley and Janie Nelson, all of Davenport; brother, Tom (Barb) Nelson of Bettendorf; grandchildren, McKenzie, Jackson, Cole, Emma and Greyson; nieces and nephews and Scooby Dog. He was preceded by his parents.
“Great Time, Great Town!” – Jack D.Published by the Quad City Times

Jack Nelson
Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson Then|
Jack Nelson 1968

December 23
Howard, father of Marla Jones
DAVENPORT —Funeral services for Howard C. Jones, 95, of Davenport, will be 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Family will greet friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. to service time at the Mortuary. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Cunnick-Collins Mortuary in charge of arrangments.
Howard passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Howard Clifton Jones was born on November 1, 1913, in Jacksonville, Ill., the son of Richard and Maud (Hocking) Jones. He married Elsie Lena Seifert on December 29, 1946, in Davenport. Howard worked as a Telephone Repairman for the Rock Island Lines for 27 yrs. After retiring he worked for the Quad City Times and then continued working at Younkers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Howard enjoyed playing bingo, fishing and listening to country music.
Survivors include his wife Elsie of Davenport, daughters, Nancy (Michael) Haley of Ark, Va., and Marla Jones of Davenport. Five grandchildren Scott (Cindy) Haley of St. Louis, Mo., Jason Haley of Newport News,Va., Steve Overfield Jr. of Anniston, Ala; Jennifer Echols of Springhill Tenn,; Molly (Scott) Krummer of St. Charles,MO, eight great-grandchildren and a brother Harold of Jacksonville,IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Published by the Quad City Times

Howard Jones
Howard Jones

Marla Jones then|
Daughter, Marla Jones

November 21
Dilver "D.A.", father of Sally Paustian.
DAVENPORT — Dilver (D.A.) Paustian, 85, of Davenport, died Friday, November 21, 2008, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Genesis VNA. Visitation will be Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 North Brady Street, Davenport. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with burial at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials in D.A.'s honor may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to Friends of Vander Veer.
D.A. was born in 1923, in Stockton, Iowa, a son of Christian J.H. and Lanora Paustian. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1941, and enlisted in the Army Air Force on Dec. 28, 1941. Stationed in the Pacific during World War II, he piloted the B-24 "Liberator" and flew over 30 missions. Following his time in the Pacific, Lieut. Paustian was sent to Liberal, Kansas, where he was a 4-engine flight instructor until the end of the war.
He married Joanne Lensch on August 11, 1946. A graduate of Iowa State University, he worked as an engineer for Massey-Harris, Kansas City; Bendix Corporation, Davenport; Martin-Marietta, Denver; and Litton Corporation, Davenport.
After retirement, he was an active volunteer at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Friends of Vander Veer, Friendly House and Master Gardeners.
D.A. is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter, Sally Paustian and her husband, Scott Caulpetzer, all of Davenport; son, Jim Paustian and his wife Debbie, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson, Greg Flatt and his wife Sarah, O'Fallon, Ill.; grandson, Zack Paustian, Phoenix; sisters, Alberta Knudsen and her husband, Jim, Durant, Iowa; Lucy Welch and her husband, Bill, Plainfield, Ill.; and brother, Christian Paustian and his wife, Sandy, Mitchell, S.D.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Bernice Paustian and Jean Mumm.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mr. Paustian's family by visiting his obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.
Published by the Quad City Times
On a personal note, the Paustians were our neighbors on Ohio Street and were always kind to my mom and dad. I remember what a good friend D.A. was to Mort and Mary Jane and how he was willing to help them on anything they needed. I will always think of him fondly. - Mick Orton

Marion "Bud" Paustian
Dilver "D.A." Paustian

Sally Paustian|
Daughter, Sally Paustian


September 30
Marion "Bud", father of Patty Murray Powell
DAVENPORT — Marion F. “Bud” Murray, 90, of Davenport, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 4, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Avenue, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or the Davenport Elks Lodge.
Bud was born in 1918 in Varina, Iowa, to Frank and Kathryn Murray. He met Beulah Lange in 1938 in Newell, Iowa. On May 10, 1940, they were married in Des Moines, Iowa. Bud was attending Barber School in Des Moines at this time. They then moved to Davenport in 1942. Bud founded G.M. Trucking, Murray’s Transfer and Storage, Inc., Murray’s Warehouse, Inc., and Quint City Truck and Trailer Rental, all of Davenport. On December 31, 1986, Bud fulfilled a lifelong dream, to become the owner of a farm in Low Moor, Iowa.
His memberships included St. Alphonsus Church, of which he was a member for over 60 years, Davenport Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Q.C. Traffic Club, and the Farm Bureau. He would do anything for his family and will forever be remembered as a caring and loving person. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah; daughters, Judy (Ken) Klindt, of Maysville, Iowa, Gloria (Ron) Williams, of Davenport, and Patty (Bob) Powell and Marcia Murray, all of Bettendorf; son, Robert (Kathie Kuriger) Murray, of Coal Valley, Ill.; grandchildren, Scott (Teresa) Williams, Darcy (Brad) Owens, Joel (Kerry) Carmichael, Melissa (James) Sears, Sean Sehmann, Christopher (Candace) Carmichael, Heather (Bryan) Behning, Jennifer (Mark) Franks, Rachael (Chad) Stillwagon, Tammy (Brice) Quijas, Gretchen (James) Thiel, Lisa Elkan, and Marcia Klindt; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Scott Murray, and sister, Thelma Strodtman.
Your smile will always be in our hearts. We thank you for a lifetime of amazing memories.
Online condolences may be expressed to Bud’s family by visiting his obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.
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Marion "Bud" Murray
Marion "Bud" Murray

Patricia Murray Powell|
Daughter, Patricia Murray Powell


September 22
Lorraine, mother of Lorraine Ahrens and aunt to Dan Ahrens
LAKELAND, Fla. — Services for Lorraine Ahrens, 82, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Blue Grass, Iowa, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 29, 2008, at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Blue Grass Cemetery immediately after the service. Visitation is Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the mortuary.
Lorraine died in her sleep September 22, 2008, at Lakeland Medical Center.
Lorraine Cozad was born September 9, 1926, in Muscatine, Iowa. She married Han Ahrens on April 12, 1943. She was a member of Blue Grass Community Fellowship Church. She loved crossword puzzles, telling jokes and having a good time with her close friends.
Survivors include daughters, Bonny Harnden, Davenport, Judee Carlson, Moline, and Lorrie Ahrens, Palm Garden, Fla.; sons, Don, Lakeland, Fla., and Bob, Felda, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her “secret sister,” Genevieve Lee, Muscatine, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lorraine’s family at www.mem.com.
Published by the Quad City Times

Lorraine Ahrens
Lorraine Ahrens
Daughter, Lorrie Ahrens
Daughter, Lorrie Ahrens
Nephew, Dan Ahrens
Nephew, Dan Ahrens

September 11
Cleo, mother of John Clark
DAVENPORT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Cleo M. Clark, 89, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, with a rosary at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation. Additional visitation will take place at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Keeping with Mrs. Clark’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded after the services. Mrs. Clark died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Manor Health Care Center, Davenport.
Cleo Mary Nolan was born September 3, 1919, in Davenport, the daughter of Harry and Lulu (Rennick) Nolan. She was united in marriage to Herbert Clark, he preceded her in death. She was employed at Wirtels Leather and Luggage store in Davenport for 25 years, then 18 years as manager of the Duck Creek store. Cleo then went to work for Burke’s Cleaners and retired as manager of the store in the East Village when she was 75 years young.
Cleo loved the outdoors. She was an avid hunter, enjoyed bird watching, and loved everything about horses. She coached her children in Dad’s Club baseball when they were young, and cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children, Lolita (Ron) Flaatten, Stanley, Wis., John (Tammy) Clark, and Richard Clark, both of Davenport; grandchildren, Alan (Julie) Flaatten, Gail (Tom) Bicknell, Tim Flaatten, James (Criza) Flaatten, Ron (Gail) Flaatten, Haley Clark, Thia Carminati and Amber (Matt) Evenson; 8 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Harry (Erma) Nolan and Tom (Darlene) Nolan.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimber Spahr, parents, and a brother, William Nolan. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Cleo’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com
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Cleo Clark
Cleo Clark
Son, John Clark
Son, John Clark

September 10
William, brother of Richard Belz
MILLWOOD, Ga. — Funeral services to celebrate the life of William A. Belz, 56, a resident of Millwood, Ga., formerly of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2008, at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be Friday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Belz died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at Clinch Memorial Hospital, Homerville, Ga.
William Andrew Belz was born March 26, 1952, in Davenport, a son of Walter George and Marian Matilda (Snow) Belz. His parents passing when he was a young man took a toll on William and he missed them deeply.
William was a truck driver most of his adult life, traveling the highways of America. He was currently working for G-Line Trucking out of Dyersville, Iowa. William loved to play euchre during family gatherings. He cherished the time he was able to spend with his grandsons. William loved to enjoy the “occasional” drink with family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Survivors include his children, Tonya Voss and Matthew Belz, both of Davenport, Billy Belz, Angela Belz and Daniel Belz, all of Georgia; grandsons, Andrew, Parker and Tyler (T.J.) Voss, Davenport; brothers, Eugene Belz, Litton, Iowa, and Richard Belz, Davenport; sisters, Fern Miller, Davenport, Lorraine Carswell and Shirley Shiver, Waycross, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mr. Belz’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com
Published by the Quad City Times

William Belz
William Belz
Brother Richard Belz
Brother, Richard Belz

September 9
Merle "Jiggs", father of Melissa Pulliam
BLUE GRASS, Iowa — Merle “Jiggs” Pulliam, 85, of Blue Grass, passed away unexpectedly at his home, September 9, 2008.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary with visitation on
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island.
Memorials may be made to Community Fellowship Church, Blue Grass.
Merle was born, September 9, 1923, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of William and Addie (Gravatt) Pulliam.
He was united in marriage to Marian Moses, August 10, 1948, in Cera Gorda County Iowa.
She passed away, April 17, 2003, in Davenport.
Prior to his retirement he was a forman for many years with JI Case and Gellman Manufacturing.
Merle enjoyed time gardening, fishing, duck hunting and farming.
He was a member of the Blue Grass Legion, Disabled Veterans Association, and bowled on various leagues throughout the years.
Those left to honor Merles memory include daughters, Melissa Pulliam, Blue Grass, and Meriellen (Rich) Kronfeld, Davenport;
son, Mike Buttenob, Mansfield, Mo.; sister, Betty Harrison, Moscow, Iowa; brothers, Jim (Delores) Pulliam, Muscatine,
twin brother, Nick Pulliam, Muscatine, George Pulliam, Anaheim, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, Marian; six brothers and one sister.
Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times

Merle Pulliam
Merle Pulliam
Daughter Melissa Pulliam
Daugher, Melissa Pulliam

July 24
Glenn, son of Lyle Hallowell and Elizabeth Goodman Hallowell.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Glenn Allan Hallowell, of Saint Paul, Minn. died Thursday, July 24, 2008, where he had chosen to be at home with his family after a seven-month battle with cancer. Visitation was at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2008. The funeral service will be held today Monday, July 28, 2008 at Runge Mortuary Chapel in Davenport at 10 a.m.; a graveside service will follow in Salem, Iowa's East Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. today. Glenn was born February 16, 1969, at the Waverly, Iowa hospital near Wartburg College, the child of Elizabeth Goodman Hallowell and Lyle Hallowell. He passed away on July 24, 2008. A memorial service will be held at a later date in 2008 or 2009 to allow friends and family to gather in the Twin Cities and later in Brule, WI to celebrate and honor his life; to be announced. Glenn's living was filled with love, spiritual growth and appreciation for all peoples on a worldwide scale. With Finnish, Scottish and French roots he also has friends as far away as Bangladesh. He was beloved by children, expert at expressing emotions with puppets, was known as “Professor” to many for his intellectual pursuits and love of worldwide cultures. He was versed in Japanese and Spanish, and admired humorist Kevin Kling and writer Pete Feigal and Japanese Animé. He graduated from Huntington High School, Huntington, N.Y., in 1986, and he was a student at SUNY Buffalo, now Buffalo University in N.Y. and Mpls Community College. Glenn flourished in a rich and brilliant life sometimes touched by bio-brain bipolar disorder. Surviving Glenn are his parents Elizabeth, Saint Paul, and Lyle,Long Island, NY; his sister Hali Liana Kremen, Montreal, Canada, and brother, Jesse Nathaniel Kremen Hallowell, Long Island, N.Y., his step-mother Barbara Kremen, and his maternal grandmother Charlotte Goodman, 87, Davenport. Glenn is also survived by aunts and uncles and their spouses: Anita Goodman Bergman, Lumsden, Saskatchewan; Tighe and Denise Hallowell, Davenport; Eileen Hallowell Grisé, Minneapolis, MN; Mary Goodman Williams, Davenport, Neal Hallowell, Davenport; John Goodman, Scio, Oregon; Lynn Hallowell-Nyenhuis, Davenport; Gary Goodman, LeClaire. Glenn is also remembered by his cousins Noah Bergman, British Columbia & the Yukon, Canada; and Carey Bergman, Haida-Gwai, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada; Tyler Williams, South Elgin, IL & Patrick Williams, Berwyn, IL; Jeff Hallowell & Jana Hallowell Brau, both of Illinois, and Stacey Hallowell Quinlan, St. Louis; Stevie Millage, Davenport; Shavell Hallowell, Davenport; Alice Esther Grisé,Washington, DC; and Molly Grisé; Jefferson Goodman, Davenport and Marcus Goodman, Tumwater, WA; and John Wesley Goodman, Fulton, Ill. Among Glenn's many special friends are: Brian Smith, Signe Roberts Martell & family, St. Paul; Raia Meltzer, Holmen, MN and Leon Meltzer, Mpls; Mack, C-4; & Jeff, St. Anthony Park, MN; Carey Leibring, Buffalo, NY, Derek Cornish, Long Island, Tim Clarke, NYC; Monchie Puleston, Stanford Univ in CA and Long Island; & Briggan Kraus, Oregon; & Danny, Long Island and CA & Michelle Goodwin, NY; Julie Nakelski, Battle Creek MI and NY. Donations in Glenn's memory may be made to NAMI-MN, % Sue Abderholden, 800 Transfer Road, Suite 31, St. Paul, MN 55114. 651-645-2948 or (toll free) 1-888-NAMI-HELPS. E-Mail: nami-mn@nami.org Visit www.mem.com

Glenn Hallowell
Glenn Hallowell

Mother Elizabeth Goodman Hallowell
Mother, Elizabeth Goodman Hallowell

Lyle Hallowell
Father, Lyle Hallowell

June 28
Bette W., mother of Jim Lehenbauer
Bette W. Griggs, 78, of Bettendorf, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Bettendorf. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at The Runge Mortuary.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a hospice of your choice.
Bette was born January 24, 1930, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Pryor Lehenbauer in 1949, in Davenport. Later she married James E. Griggs on November 12, 1960, in Rock Island. He died April 5, 2000. Bette worked for over fifteen years at John Deere prior to her retirement. Bette attended New Life Assembly of God Church in Moline.
Those left to honor her memory include children, James (Fiona) Lehenbauer, Rome, Italy, Steven (Terry) Lehenbauer, Fairfield, Calif., Michael Lehenbauer, Greenville, S.C., Jane (Clayton) Allsbrow, Tupelo, Miss., Dr. David (Constance) Lehenbauer, Sedona, AZ, Scott Griggs, Bettendorf, stepchildren: Dr. James A. Griggs, Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Pamela (Gerald)Edwards, Poyen, Ariz., twenty-three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and her brother, Richard McGrath, Bettendorf. Her parents, granddaughter, Jami Steenbock, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
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Bette Griggs
Bette W. Griggs
Son Jim Lehenbauer
Son, Jim Lehenbauer

May 19
John, brother of Connie DeLong Dunn
Memorial services for John DeLong, 59, of Rock Island, will be 4 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan, Ill. The family will greet friends from 3 p.m. until service time at the church. John died on Monday, May 19, 2008, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
John Robert DeLong was born Feb. 4, 1949, in Davenport, the son of Robert and Neoma (Nelson) DeLong. He married Patricia Huisman in 1986 in Rock Island. John had worked as a satellite installer for Galaxy One for seven years, retiring in 2001. He especially enjoyed supporting the Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Rock Island; three daughters, Jaime (Jeff) Brown and Amber DeLong, both of Rock Island, and Valerie DeLong, of Milan; two sons, Bob (Michelle) Oberlander, of Davenport, and Joseph DeLong, of Rock Island; two grandchildren; and a sister, Connie Dunn, of Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published in the Quad-City Times

John DeLong
John DeLong
Daughter Connie DeLong Dunn
Sister, Connie DeLong Dunn

April 2
We say goodbye to classmate, Katherine McCollom.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Katherine I. McCollom, 57, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Kathy passed away after an extended illness, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at her home.
Katherine Irene McCollom was born July 28, 1950, the daughter of Wayne and Pauline (Cooper) McCollom in Davenport.
Survivors include her two daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Haines and Danielle McCoy, all of Davenport; four grandchildren, Tyler, Sidney, Nate and Johnny; three sisters, Cindy McCollom, Davenport, Patti McCollom (Tom Flach), Bettendorf, and Maureen McCollom, Davenport; two brothers, C.W. (Barb) McCollom and Mark McCollom, all of Davenport; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Penny.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Kathy's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 4/5/2008.



March 19
Dorothy Elaine Edens
Mother of Jill Eichelbarger Montgomery.
Dorothy Elaine Edens Echelbarger, 82, of Quincy, passed away March 19, 2008, in St. Vincent's Home Hospice Care.
She was born March 7, 1926, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Edwin and Eleanor Bebensee Edens. On April 28, 1946, she married William Echelbarger in Clinton, Iowa. He survives.
She graduated from Lyons High School, Clinton, Iowa, and attended Central College, Pella, Iowa. Dorothy was employed at Echart-Peterson-Leeming in Chicago, as a legal secretary. She was a past President of the Women's City Club in Quincy (1982-1984). She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church.
Dorothy enjoyed playing the piano and was a church organist. She started a children's choir at Edward's Congregational Church in Davenport. She enjoyed, bridge, golf, bowling, both fresh and salt water fishing, and people. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Survivors also include three children, Jill Montgomery and husband Alex, LaGrange, Ga., Susan Kozak and husband Lawrence, Athens, Ohio, and William Echelbarger and wife Sarah, Quincy; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a step brother, Ray Nissen, Pinehurst, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Adam Nolan Kozak; a sister, Diane Eggers; and a step sister, Betty Lanphere.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Community Reformed Church, 747 N 12th, Clinton, Iowa, with Rev. Alex Montgomery officiating. Inurnment will be in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice. www.hansenspear.com
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/23/2008.

Dorothy Echelbarger
Dorothy Echelbarger
Daughter, Jill Eichelbarger Montgomery
Jill Eichelbarger Montgomery

March 9
Arnold, Hazel
Mother of Albert Arnold.
Hazel F. Arnold, 92, died March 9, 2008. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Arnold Jr. Survivors include her son, Albert E. Arnold III, daughter-in-law, Mary I. Arnold, grandchildren, Albert E. Arnold IV, Ashley R. Arnold and Amanda B. Arnold. Family and friends may call at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Bvd., Woodbridge, Va., 22192, today from 4 to 5 p.m. with a service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park Street SE, Vienna, Va. To offer condolences please go to www.millerfuneralhome.net.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 3/12/2008.

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Son, Albert Arnold
Albert Arnold

February 16
Allsbrow, Caroline
Mother of Christine Allsbrow Steele.
Caroline Mary Allsbrow, 82, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, died Saturday, February 16, 2008, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2008, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park, Moline, Illinois. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Caroline was born May 29, 1925, in Davenport, the daughter of Roy and Effie White. She was united in marriage to Ralph E. Allsbrow on June 25, 1947, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2003.
Caroline was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed bowling, reading, shopping and visiting her out-of-state children and grandchildren. She and Ralph were lifelong members of the Northwest Davenport Turner Association.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Scott Steele, of Belleville, Illinois; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Lynne Allsbrow, of Thornton, Colorado, Clayton and Jane Allsbrow, of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Ken Allsbrow, of Davenport; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She looked forward to the birth of three more great-grandchildren later this year.
In addition to her husband, Ralph, Caroline was preceded in death by her sister, Lois House, her two brothers, Roy White and Edward White, and three grandchildren.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Caroline's obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 2/20/2008.

Caroline Allsbrow
Daughter, Christine Allsbrow Steele
Christine Allsbrow

January 22
McBride, Rick

Rick C. McBride, 57, a resident of Davenport, died Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf following a courageous battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Davenport. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park with military rites by Vietnam Veterans of America Quad-City Chapter 299.
Rickey Clyde McBride was born October 15, 1950, in Washington, Iowa, to Clyde and Reva (Couchman) McBride. Rick served in Vietnam in the U.S. Navy from 1969-74 aboard the USS Midway. He was united in marriage to Kathleen K. "Beaner" Walatka on March 25, 1972, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport.
Rick retired in February 2006 from Jewel Food Store, Silvis, Ill. He was employed at Jewel for over 39 years, last serving as the Store Director. He was a 1968 graduate of Davenport West High School. Rick enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and had a real passion for golf. Rick inspired his family with courage, love and strength of the human spirit when faced with adversity.
In addition to his wife and parents, Rick is survived by his daughter, Kelly K. (Brian) Dirksen, Davenport; his son, Patrick G. (Jennifer) McBride, Des Moines, Iowa; his beloved grandchildren, Emma, Maggie and Max, who affectionately called him "PaPa"; his sister, Pam Franklin, Davenport; his aunt, Coy Couchman, Davenport; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Jenny (Mike) Barnett, of Georgia, Marge (Ed)) Koreny, of Washington, and Mary (Jerry) Marietta, Ann (Jim) Stolmeier, Therese (Steve) Speth, and Tom (Sue) Walatka, all of Davenport; and numerous nieces, nephews.
Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or Gilda's Club.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House that comforted Rick during the final days of his illness.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Rick's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Quad-City Times on 1/24/2008.