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Merle Schultz
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Merle F. Schultz, of 550 28th Ave., will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, East Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, Ill. Mr. Schultz died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at his home. He was employed as a draftsman at Herman Nelson Division of American Air Filter, Moline. He was born May 11, 1918, in East Moline. He married Byrle Smith in 1947 in East Moline. He died in 1988. During World War II, he served in the Army. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include sons, Kenneth W., East Moline, and Donald, Milford, Maine; and five grandchildren.
 
David Votroubek
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for David Michael Votroubek, of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Private burial services will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at the church, with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Mr. Votroubek died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at his home, after an extended illness. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. David Michael Votroubek was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Davenport, to Joseph and Glenys (Hayek) Votroubek. He married Susan Johnson on July 1, 1967, in Davenport. He was a graduate of Assumption High School and attended the University of Iowa, Iowa City. David served in the Army as a squad leader in the Vietnam War. He received the Army Commendation Medal. David's loyalty and devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army. He carried on these traditions throughout his life and was admired for his great courage and strength during his long illness. David ran his own business for 30 years and was past officer for Votroubek Development. David had been an active member of his church, volunteering and working as a lay minister and working at St. Anthony's Window. He had a love for music and was an accomplished pianist and guitarist. Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, Eldridge, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Susan; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Ron Pfeifer, Galena, Ill.; a son, Joseph Votroubek, Iowa City; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Mike Ivers, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Votroubek, and a brother, Kim Votroubek, all of Davenport, and Gail Votroubek, Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Glenys Votroubek. May they rest in peace.
 
Dorella Collins
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Dorella "Dodie" Collins, of Davenport, will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Burial will be Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Dorella died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport, after an automobile accident. Dorella "Dodie" Arp was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Davenport, to Adolph and Engle (Meister) Arp. Dorella "Dodie" Hodson married William F. Collins on May 17, 1985, in Davenport. She was a graduate of the former Davenport High School. She was employed at Kartridg Pak Co. and worked 16 years at Burroughs/Standard Register. She retired in 1998. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Lady's Elks and the St. Patrick Society. Dodie enjoyed working in her flower garden, spending time with her grandchildren and decorating. She also enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing and traveling. Memorials may be made to the church or a favorite charity. Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Basil Cirillo and Julie and John Oliger, Davenport, and Dawn and Scott Hann, Plantation, Fla.; stepchildren, Tom and Joanne Collins, St. Paul, Minn., Mike and Cindy Collins, Minneapolis, Patrick and Harumi Collins, Belluvue, Neb., Joe Collins, and Kim and Mike Bergthold, Davenport, Harold Hodson, of Missouri, Rex and Edlegard Hodson, LeClaire, Iowa, Dorie and Fred Hansell, Donahue, Iowa, Lori and John Voss, Blue Grass, Iowa, and Shirley and Verlyn Keeney, Linda Pearsal, Sue Potter, Barb and Rick Shaw, Kevin and Shelley Hodson, all of Davenport; 32 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emily Bluedorn, Eldridge, Iowa, and LaVonne and Luther Stirts, Davenport; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Velda Arp, Eldridge; and sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Gripp and Patricia Collins, both of Davenport. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Matilda Newman. May they rest in peace.
 
Herman Ackman
 
GALESBURG, Ill. -- Services for Herman Ackman, of 1177 Maple Ave., will be 11 a.m. Friday at Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Mr. Ackman died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. He retired in 1991 as a teacher at Galesburg High School. He was employed 25 years as a mechanic and service manager at Lincoln Mercury, Galesburg; worked several years for Omar Bakeries; and worked 10 years at Burlington Northern Railroad. He was born April 7, 1926, in Macomb. He married Alice Felkert in 1944 in Adair. Memorials may be made to American Red Cross and Knox County Humane Society. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Velvet Bailey, East Moline; sons, William, Stronghurst, Robert, Heinzville, Ga., Charles, Ashley, Ind., Andy, Galesburg, and Alvin, Monmouth; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James, New Holland.
 
Ethel Robertson
 
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Services for Ethel M. Robertson, of Ottumwa, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home, Ottumwa. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Robertson died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. She retired in 1969 after 22 years at John Morrell & Co. Ethel Stogdill was born May 14, 1909, in LeRoy. She married Walter Robertson in 1926 in Unionville, Mo. He died in 1968. Survivors include daughters, Norma Cupp, Garden Grove, Calif., Pat Cook, Davenport, Katherine Marshall, Crescent City, Calif., and Peggy McKim, Fairfield; sons, Bob, Ottumwa, and Jack, Royal, Ark.; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mabel Cundiff and Ruby McCoy, and a brother, Ira Stodgill, all of Ottumwa.
 
Wellington Woods
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Wellington "Jack" Woods, of East Moline, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. The body will be cremated. Private inurnment will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Woods died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at his home. He was employed as a stationary fireman at the power plant at East Moline Correctional Center. He also was a deputy sheriff. He was born March 11, 1936, in Jacksonville, Ill. He married Louise Taylor in 1971 in East Moline. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Gay Woods, Davenport, Kathleen Davis, Lakeland, Fla., Lynn Kula, Naperville, Ill., and Deanna Whittington, Colona, Ill.; sons, Mark Ballheimier, East Moline, and Wellington Woods III, Mebanc, N.C.; six grandchildren; his mother, Faye; and brothers, Bill, Kansas City, Kan., and Richard, Kewanee, Ill.
 
Helen Hart
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Helen B. Hart, of Rock Island, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Hart died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Moline. Helen Duree was born July 18, 1913, in Davenport. She married Herman Ruge in 1946 in Davenport. She later married Junior Hart in Rock Island. Survivors include sons, Gary Ruge, Rock Island, and Junior Hart, Davenport; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
 
Mereda Newport
 
RIVERDALE, Iowa -- Memorial services for Mereda B. Newport, of Riverdale, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4221 N. Brady St., Davenport. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, and after the services at the church.
 
Ruth Lynn
 
STERLING, Ill. -- Services for Ruth V. Lynn, of Sterling, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Savanna Township Cemetery. Miss Lynn died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Coventry Village, Sterling. Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, is in charge of arrangements. She was employed in government services and later in private industry in temporary services. She retired in 1974 as a secretary to the associate administrator for administration, Department of State. During her career, she had special assignments to work on international and national meetings which included the meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York, the 15th General Assembly of the International Social Security Association and the White House Conference on Health. She was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Savanna. Survivors include nieces and nephews.
 
Bertha McGinnis
 
BETTENDORF -- Bertha A. McGinnis, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. McGinnis was employed for many years as a photo finisher at Wright's Photo Finishing, Rock Island. Bertha Kramer was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Sweetland, Iowa. She married James Mackin in 1925 in Davenport. He died in 1935. She married Willard McGinnis in 1937 in Davenport. He died in 1972. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Survivors include daughters, Beverly Edell, Bettendorf, and Katherine Collins, Moline; a son, Willard McGinnis, Davenport; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 
Patrick Glancy
 
MOLINE -- Services for Patrick B. Glancy, of 1924 45th St., will be 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Graveside military services will be conducted Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church, with a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Glancy died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements. He retired in 1988 after 35 years as division supervisor at Rock Island Arsenal AMCCOM. He later was employed more than 6 years as business manager at Christ the King Church, Moline. He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Davenport, to Thomas and Irene (Powers) Glancy. He married Judith M. Hendricks on June 1, 1957, in Moline. During the Korean War, he served in the Army Air Force. He was a member of Christ the King Church and was a trustee and on the church parish council. He also was a member of Alleman High School Board and coached Sacred Heart Dads Club baseball teams. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Church, Clerics of St.Viator, Alleman High School and Seton Junior High Building Fund. Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Thomas Letscher, St. Louis Park, Minn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Christine Glancy, Peoria, Ill., the Rev. Christopher Glancy, CSV, Arlington Heights, Ill., Timothy and Joanne Glancy, Normal, Ill., David Glancy, Chicago, and Matthew and Jeannie Glancy, Chicago; grandchildren, Laura Glancy, Peoria, Alex, Logan and Bryce Glancy, Normal, and Daniel and Samantha Letscher, St. Louis Park; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Michael Gimble, Davenport, and Eileen and Jack Matson, Davenport; and sisters-in-law, Jean Marie Glancy and Kay Glancy, both of Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
 
Marvin Stockslager
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Marvin L. Stockslager, of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Visitation is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island. Mr. Stockslager died Saturday, June 26, 1998, at his home. He was retired from the Rock Island River Terminal. He was born March 26, 1932, in Franklin, Pa. He had served in the Army. Among survivors is a son, Gary Stockslager, and a special friend, Cathy Carlton, Davenport.
 
Vivian Sauls
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Vivian M. Sauls, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Sauls died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. Vivian Bledsoe was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Thebes, Ill. She married Vernis Sauls in 1942 in St. Charles, Mo. He died in 1993. Survivors include daughters, Vickie Cole, Blue Grass, Iowa, Linda Potter, Bethalto, Ill., and Penny Piatt, Davenport; a son, Charles, Donahue, Iowa; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Eaker, Bethalto, and Bethel Berry, Glen Carbon, Ill.; and a brother, Loran Bledsoe, Glen Carbon.
 
Carol Ubbelohde
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Carol Ubbelohde, of Davenport, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. There is no public visitation. Mrs. Ubbelohde died Monday, June 29, 1998, at her home. She was employed as an art teacher with Davenport School System. She taught at Eisenhower School until 1986, when she retired. Carol Kirk was born June 8, 1921, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She married Theodore Ubbelohde in 1972 in Rock Island. He died in 1994. Memorials may be made to Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science or First Church of Christ Scientist. Survivors include two nieces and four nephews.
 
Mildred Drahos
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Mildred Antonette Drahos, of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. today at the Bohemian National Cemetery chapel, Chicago. Mrs. Drahos died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Davenport Lutheran Home. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. Mildred Mrzena was born July 3, 1906, in Chicago, to Frank and Josephine (Vostry) Mrzena. She married Charles Drahos on Nov. 29, 1934, in Chicago. He died in 1946. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Jim Vanscoy, Bettendorf; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Julia Drahos, Chicago; and grandchildren, James C. Vanscoy II, Kathy Horsley, Wilma Zyla and Lisa Drahos.
 
Ralph Carr
 
LAS VEGAS -- Ralph C. "Joe" Carr, of Las Vegas, formerly of Davenport and Baldwin, Iowa, areas, died Aug. 25, 1998. Burial is in Veterans Administration Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. Ralph was born May 4, 1918, to Claude O. and Myrtle A. (Taylor) Carr. He was a World War II veteran. He operated his own tavern businesses in Davenport, retiring to Las Vegas in 1981. Ralph is survived by a sister, Helen Schroeder, Maquoketa, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Lillian Ehlers, Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul and Dillon; and a sister, Ruth McNamee.
 
Anna Schesser
 
DAVENPORT -- Anna I. Schesser, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at her home. Private family services will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. Anna Stueland was born June 28, 1918, in Davenport. She married Rolland Schenkel in 1934 in Muscatine, Iowa. She married Richard Schesser in 1959 in Rock Island. He died in 1980. Memorials may be made to Scott County Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Association. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara McDermott, Davenport; a son, Rollie Schenkel Jr., Davenport;11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Beck, Daytona Beach, Fla.
 
Mary Ellen Schricker
 
SAN DIEGO -- Mary Ellen Schricker, of San Diego, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, after an extended illness. Mary Ellen Porter married Frederick W. Schricker on June 28, 1948, at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport. She was a graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.; a certified financial planner; a member of PEO sisterhood; a member of the Presbyterian Church; and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Kathy Rust, Ketchum, Idaho; sons, John, Fred, Joe and Karl Schricker, all of San Diego; six grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Porter Keenan, Davenport, and Sara Porter Hill, Battlement Mesa, Colo.; and a brother, James Lane Porter, Shawnee Mission, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Anne.
 
Lawrence Smith
 
HILLSDALE, Ill. -- Lawrence W. Smith, of Hillsdale, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Additional survivors include sisters, Mary Hunter and Ruth Wardell, both of Rock Island, and Margaret Brandon, Viola; and a brother, Bill, Rock Island.
 
William McKenzie
 
MOLINE -- Services for William L. McKenzie, of 1931 33rd St., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. McKenzie died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. He retired in 1973 as a precision grinding supervisor after 35 years at Rock Island Arsenal. He was born Jan. 26, 1921, in St. Louis. He married Mary Clifton in Moline. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force. Memorials may be made to Bethany for Children & Families or Faith Lutheran Church, Moline. Survivors include his wife; and a daughter, Janice McKenzie, Woodbridge, Va.
 
Evva Lloyd
 
REYNOLDS, Ill. -- Services for Evva G. Lloyd, of Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo, formerly of Reynolds, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Services, Reynolds. Burial will be in Edgington Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Miss Lloyd died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at the nursing home. She was employed 18 years as a cost accountant at J I Case. She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Reynolds, to Jasper and Ida (Forsyth) Lloyd. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Marston community, and the YWCA of Rock Island. Miss Lloyd enjoyed friends and family. She was an 18-year resident of Mercer County Nursing Home, where she made many friends. Memorials may be made to the church or Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo. Survivors include sisters, Carolyn Makoben, Bettendorf, Suzanna Simpson, Little York, and Barbara Granquist, Rochester, Minn.; and brothers, Louis Lloyd, Lowell Lloyd, Harold Lloyd and Donald Lloyd, all of Aledo. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Marvin, John and Clair.
 
Della Brown
 
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa -- Della Brown, of Webster City, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Trinity Regional Hospital, Fort Dodge. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. today at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Webster City. A liturgy service will be read at 11 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Della Mary Belle Weber was born Dec. 2, 1915, in Geneseo, to Herman and Josephine (Sweeney) Weber. She married Arthur Schinckle in East Moline. The couple resided in East Moline and Moline. Mr. Schinckle died in March 1955. She married Clyde J. Brown in April 1957 in Moline. He died in December 1977. She moved to Webster City in April 1978. While living in the Quad-City area, she had worked at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Ill. In Webster City, she worked for the schools in food service. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Gerri Schinckle, Burnsville, Minn.; grandchildren, Jeff and Julie Schinckle, Burnsville; sisters, Joan Stauduhar, Webster City, and Gladys Forrett, Davenport; and a brother, Herbert Weber, Moline; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Lyle and Malvern Weber.
 
Robert Workman
 
MORRISON, Ill. -- Services for Robert A. Workman, of 522 Barden St., will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Morrison Chapel, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Workman died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at his home. He worked 28 years for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was born May 10, 1937, in Morrison. He married Emily Stoit in 1958 in Evergreen Park. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lori Workman, South Elgin; sons, Robert A. Jr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Roger A., Morrison, and Thomas A., Peoria; eight grandchildren; his mother, Viola Thudium, Chadwick; a half sister, Linda Hall, Houston; a stepsister, Ida Burkamper, LeClaire, Iowa; and half brothers, Richard Workman, Homasassa Springs, Fla., Randy Workman, Morrison, and Chuck Thudium, Naperville.
 
Hazel Johnson
 
CAMBRIDGE, Ill. -- Hazel T. Johnson, of Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at the center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Cambridge. Mrs. Johnson was employed as a cook at several area restaurants in Cambridge and then at Hillcrest Home. She retired in 1973. Hazel Wildermuth was born Aug. 17, 1906, in Osco Township. She married Herman Johnson in 1927 in Cambridge. The couple farmed in Andover Township for several years. He died in 1944. Memorials may be made to the church or the nursing center. Survivors include sons, Leo, Donald G. and Larry D., all of Cambridge; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


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