West High School - Davenport, Iowa

Class of 1968

With Fond Memories - 2012
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December 30, 2012
Hein, Paul father of Donna Hei Stickling

DAVENPORT -- Private funeral services for Paul D. Hein, 87, of Davenport, were held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel in Davenport. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.

Mr. Hein died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Iowa Masonic Health Care Facility in Bettendorf.

Paul David Hein was born on Sept. 11, 1925, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Michael and Mabel (Strong) Hein. He married Myra D. Chance on July 21, 1945, in Davenport. She preceded him in death in February of 2004.

Mr. Hein worked for 36 years as an induction hardening operator at the International Harvester Farmall Works in Rock Island, retiring in 1980. Following his career at Farmall, he worked an additional seven years at the former Davenport Bank & Trust Company. He was an active member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, raised white pigeon doves, enjoyed reading and puzzles, loved to draw, and most especially enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons. In earlier years, he was a member of the Davenport Moose.

Surviving members of the family include his daughter, Donna (Robert) Hein-Stickling of Blue Grass; a son, Paul Hein, of Davenport; daughter-in-law, Theresa Hein, Blue Grass; and two grandsons, Timothy and Chad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myra; two sisters, Elaine and Vivian, and two brothers, John and William.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

The family would like to thank all of the nurses and nurses' aides at the Iowa Masonic Home for their wonderful and loving care during his stay.

Online memories and condolences may be left to the family at Cunnick-Collins.com.

Courtesy of the Quad City Times

Michael Brown 2013
Paul Hein
Michael Brown 1968

Daughter Donna Hein Stickling



December 28, 2012
Baker, Kathleen Baker Rafferty

Kathleen Sue (Baker) Rafferty, 62, died peacefully Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH after a long battle against heart disease.

She was born July 29, 1950 in Davenport, IA; the daughter of Allen and Jacqueline Baker.

After attending Palmer College of Chiropractic she relocated to New Hampshire to start her family.

Kathleen resided in Gilford, NH where she raised her two children Micah and Hannah.

She enjoyed playing tennis, going to the beach, swimming, cooking, writing, and was actively involved with her church.

 She worked as an operator for AT&T, taught baton twirling to local children, and operated a small cheesecake business where she would sell to local restaurants and businesses.

The later years of her life were dedicated to writing a book about healing and the power of God’s word and volunteering her time and resources to her church, Faith Alive Christian Fellowship.

Kathleen was loved by all. She was a selfless, caring woman who treated everyone with love. She will be missed.

Survivors include her mother Jacqueline Baker; son Micah of Portsmouth, NH; daughter Hannah of Laconia, NH; Sisters Sherry Daurer and Lisa Diaz; Brothers Gary, Shawn, Bruce, and Lance.

She is predeceased by her father and sister Cindy.

Last updated March 6, 2018

Kathleen Baker
Kathleen Baker
Kathleen Baker Rafferty

Kathleen Baker Rafferty 2012

November 25, 2012
Marjorie Day, mother of Lorie Day DeYoung

DAVENPORT - Marjorie "Midge Brownlie" Day, 87, of Davenport, was reunited with her one true love and soul mate, Loran "Pee Wee" Day when she passed into glory on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Memorial services in celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Koning Chapel at Ridgecrest Village in Davenport, where the family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to service time. Inurnment will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Newcomb Presbyterian Church. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Midge was born in 1925 in Davenport, to Earl and Olive Brownlie whose ancestors settled the town of Long Grove, Iowa. She was the Homecoming Queen at Davenport High School in 1942. On August 30, 1947, she married Loran A. Day Jr. in Davenport. Midge was a 40-year member of King's Daughters and also a member of Newcomb Presbyterian Church, Davenport. She spent many years as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, and was involved with the Youth Baseball Auxiliary Board. Midge moved to Ridgecrest in 1997 and did volunteer work through the church and at Ridgecrest.

Survivors include her daughters, Lorie (Chuck) DeYoung, Bonnie Riddle, and Marjorie (Bill) Vickers; a son, Loran A. Day III; and grandchildren, Justin DeYoung, Hailey Riddle, Lauren Vickers, Dawn Vickers and Melanie Vickers. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Hayes and sisters-in-law, Rose Mettler and Elizabeth Day, and brothers-in-law, Robert Hayes, Lawrence Day, and Richard Mettler.

Online condolences may be expressed to Midge's family by visiting her obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.

Charles Wade
Marjorie Day - mother of Lorie Day DeYoung
Lorie Day 1968

Lorie Day - 1968

Lorie Day DeYoung Now

April 16, 2012
Charles Wade, brother of John Wade

DAVENPORT — Charles L. Wade, 63, of Davenport, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Living Church of Jesus Christ in Eldridge, Iowa. Online condolences may be made at www.rungemortuary.com.
Mr. Wade was born July 13, 1948, in Davenport, a son of Darrell R. and Arlene J. (Johnson) Wade. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was first married to Toni Van Theemsche. She preceded him in death in February 1972. On December 30, 1978, he married Cathy Tscherter in Eldridge.

He was a self-employed construction contractor for over 40 years. He was a member of the Living Church of Jesus Christ in Eldridge and was formerly active in Youth for Christ and the 700 Club. His hobbies included camping, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy; children, Timothy (Meghan) Wade of Bettendorf, Jenny Wade (Vinnie Bradford) of East Moline, and Matthew Wade of Davenport; a granddaughter, Gabriella Wade; two brothers, Steve (Becky) Wade of Higbee, Missouri, and John (Mary) Wade of Colorado Springs; and a sister, Robin Dettman of Bettendorf.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter.

Charles Wade
Charles Wade (Class of '67) - brother of John Wade
John Wade 1968

John Wade - 1968

John Wade Now

John Wade Now


March 19, 2012
Blumer, Katherine Ann Kronstedt

Kathy Blumer Kronstedt

Katherine Blumer 1968
Katherine Blumer
Katherine Blumer Kronstedt

Katherine Blumer

March 23, 2012
Richard Slattery, father of Robert Slattery

DAVENPORT — Richard Gates Slattery, 94, of Davenport, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his home. Committal services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, where military honors will be presented by American Legion Post #26, Davenport. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, at 9:45 a.m. Monday to join the procession onto Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Ev. Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Mr. Slattery was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1918, to Oscar S. and Mabel Slattery. His parents and he lived there until he started school and the family moved to Washington, D.C. As a boy, his activities included Boy Scouts, falconry, hunting, camping and fishing. After high school his interest in archeology strengthened and he developed a relationship with archeologists at the Smithsonian. He was offered a summer field job in archeology in Kansas and Missouri as a crew member. This job continued for three more summers while he attended George Washington University, and from where he received his degree in geology. In 1941, World War II was looming and archeology had low priority. So he took a position at Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore as a final inspector on the construction of B-26 Bombers. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving with the occupation forces in Japan, and after 18 months was discharged as a sergeant. He was then employed as a research assistant at the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, D.C. During that time in Washington, he met Marjorie Alberts on an Appalachian Trail Club hike and they later married on December 26, 1948, in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. He and Marjorie spent 15 glorious years living in their log cabin on six acres of wooded land with their two boys in Rockville, Md. After his contract in D.C. was completed, he was employed as a management analyst at the Headquarters Chemical Corps and worked there until the Army reorganized and he was transferred to the Weapons Command Headquarters in Rock Island, in 1963. He retired in 1973. Following his retirement, he became employed as an archeologist with the Office of the State Archeologist at Iowa City. There he preformed all duties of a senior archeologist until he retired a second time with 20 more years experience of Iowa archeology behind him. He wrote many large reports and publications on archeology. During the 1980s, he and his wife traveled the world including 22 countries and maintained a farm of 110 acres in Wisconsin. He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, walking in the woods and watching the antics of the backyard squirrels.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marjorie; son, Ed (Mary) Slattery of Des Moines; daughter-in-law, Marianne, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and grandchildren, Brendon, Emily, Benjamin and Hannah Slattery. He was preceded in death by son, Robert (2003 sic*), and his parents.

Online condolences may be expressed to Mr. Slattery's family by visiting his obituary at www.WeertsFH.com

(*Robert Slattery actually passed away in March of 2004. This was reprinted as received)

Richard Slattery - father of Robert Slattery

Robert Slattery - 1968

Robert Slattery

Robert Slattery - 2004