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Austin Murphy
 
BETTENDORF -- Austin Thomas Murphy, of Bettendorf and Fort Meyers, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport, after a valiant battle with pulmonary disease. A funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Entombment will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport, with a rosary at 8 p.m. Austin was born March 7, 1915, to James E. and Winifred (McAndrews) Murphy in Mayo, Quebec, Canada. He was christened Joseph Patrick Thomas Austin. Upon graduation from St. Patrick's High School, Chicago, he received a full football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. After graduation, he married Mary Jane Carroll of Chicago on March 25, 1939. She preceded him in death April 29, 1997. In 1950, Austin bought his first automobile dealership, a Pontiac-Cadillac franchise in Prophetstown, Ill. His innate marketing skills turned a small-town dealership into a booming business. He was the first automobile dealer in this area to advertise on television. His unique style, combined with an unforgettable signature jingle, brought customers from every part of the viewing area. He won numerous national sales awards and captured the attention of a German automobile manufacturer seeking U.S. distribution of their unknown compact car called the Volkswagen Beetle. Always a pioneer, Austin opened Murphy Import Cars in 1956 in Davenport and Rock Island. He introduced the Beetle to the Quad-Cities along with several other foreign automobiles, including Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Peugeot, Datsun, Subaru, Carmen Ghia, MG Porsche, Austin Healy and even Rolls Royce. He bought and sold several auto dealerships throughout his career, owning franchises for countless domestic as well as foreign auto manufacturers. Many successful automobile dealers and businessmen throughout the country considered him a mentor and friend. Although he retired in 1990, he was co-owner of Austin Motors, Toledo, Iowa, with his son, Austin Jr. Although business was his avocation, he maintained a deep love for his beautiful wife and their six children. He was dedicated to his Catholic faith, Irish heritage and beloved homeland, Canada. He was a past member of Short Hills and Davenport Country clubs, the Lions, Moose and Elks clubs, the Knights of Columbus and several chambers of commerce. He served on many bank boards. He also was grand marshal of the Spoon River Day parades and donated vehicles for use at the yearly celebrations. He was an original. Deeply loved, he leaves a great void in the hearts of all who had the honor of knowing him. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Mayo, Quebec, or the American Lung Association. He is survived by his daughters, Dawn J. Murphy and Patricia K. Murphy, both of Bettendorf, Mary Jane Skafidas, Atlanta, Ga., Joyce M. Leland, Dallas, Texas, Lauren M. McConnell, Davenport, his son, Austin T. Murphy Jr., Toledo, and grandchildren, Katherine Skafidas, Atlanta, and Mary Jane Carroll Skafidas, Bettendorf.
 
Steven 'Steve' Van De Walle
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Steven T. "Steve" Van De Walle, of East Moline, will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline. Visitation is 6 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the mortuary. Mr. Van De Walle died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Ill. He retired in 1995 after working for 20 years as a welder for A.W. Denhardt, East Moline. Mr. Van De Walle was born Oct. 15, 1954, in Moline. He married Raquel Martinez in 1971 in East Moline. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Halterman, Montgomery, Ala.; a son, Steven Van De Walle, Fort Carson, Colo.; two grandchildren; his mother, Aileen Knight, East Moline; a sister, Sherri Brassfield, East Moline; and a brother, Bruce Brassfield, East Moline.
 
Roger Kluever
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Roger A. Kluever, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park with military rites accorded by Davenport American Legion Post 26. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Mr. Kluever died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. He retired in 1991 as a senior electronics technician after working for more than 37 years at the former Bendix Corp., now Litton Corp., Davenport. During his employment, he was involved in many of the firm's space projects and worked on many specialized instruments as well. Roger Kluever was born Nov. 20, 1932, to Wilbert and Grace (Meyer) Kluever in Iowa City. He married Elizabeth Ann Maniscalco on Feb. 2, 1955, in Somerville, Mass. He served two tours of duty in the Navy during the Korean War. During his service, he made two complete trips around the world aboard ship. Mr. Kluever was a member of Davenport American Legion Post 26, where he served as 1st Vice Commander. He also was a member of the Tin Can Sailors Association and the USS Purdy DD734 Association. He attended Berean Baptist Church, Davenport, and was a member of the Scott County Hospice Association, AARP and the Quad-City Times Plus 60 Club. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sue Fernandez, Davenport; sons, Gary Kluever, Bettendorf, and Randy (Mary) Kluever, Davenport; six grandchildren; sisters, Sandra (Richard) Dick, Long Grove, Iowa, Judy Anderson, McCausland, Iowa, and Donna (Terry) Muilenberg, Bettendorf; and a brother, Larry (Rita) Kluever, Viroqua, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marlene Arp.
 
William Holton
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Services for William B. Holton, of Clinton, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home. Mr. Holton died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at his home. He was an engineer for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 39 years. William Holton was born Oct. 3, 1914, to Martin and Martha (Oakes) Holton in Tilden, Neb. He married Cleone Lewis on April 19, 1933, in Neilgh, Neb. She died in 1991. He married Mabel Belt on Nov. 11, 1971, in Omaha. She died Dec. 30, 1983. He was a member of Clinton Church of Christ, Eagles Club, Clinton Moose Lodge and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He enjoyed gardening. Memorials may be made to the Clinton Church of Christ. Survivors include daughters, Gayleen (Gene) Beavers, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Jean (William) Herrmann, Lillie Finnicum and Karen (Furman) Doty, all of Clinton; a stepdaughter, Barbara McDonald, Denver; sons, William Holton, Albany, Ill., and Gary M. Holton, Bryant; two stepsons; 18 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, LaVonne Cleveland, Meadow Grove, Neb.; and brothers, Robert Holton, Omaha, and James Holton, Plainview, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a grandchild.
 
Wilbur Johnson
 
GENESEO, Ill. -- Services for Wilbur Spencer Johnson, of Geneseo, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home-Wright Chapel, Geneseo. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Johnson died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, after a courageous four-year battle against cancer. Judge Johnson was born Aug. 19, 1928, to Fred and Alice (Edwards) Johnson in rural Geneseo. He married Carol Annette Reig on June 19, 1949, in Geneseo. He was a graduate of Geneseo High School and received a bachelor of science in education degree from Illinois State University, Normal, in 1951. In 1959, he received a juris doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign. Judge Johnson retired from the 14th Judicial Circuit in 1990 after 18 years as a circuit court judge. He also had worked for 12 years as an assistant state's attorney in Henry County while a partner in the law firm of Stone and Johnson. He served in the Air Force as a second lieutenant from 1951 to 1953. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo. He held various positions in civic and professional organizations, including the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce, Geneseo Rotary Club, Geneseo Library Board and the Henry County Bar Association. After retirement in 1990, Judge Johnson enjoyed active involvement in several antique automobile clubs, plus flying and gardening. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or the Geneseo Historical Society. Survivors include his wife, Carol; sons and daughters-in-law, Kent and Carol Johnson, Geneseo, Craig and Karen Johnson, Bloomington, Minn., and Scott and Jennifer Johnson, Shiloh; grandchildren, Kurt and Tony Hutchinson and Abby Johnson, all of Geneseo, and Hannah and Gabriel Johnson, Shiloh; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Isabel Johnson, Lester and Berniece Johnson, Bob and Joan Johnson and Bunny Johnson, all of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Clyde Johnson.
 
Grace Birch
 
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Grace M. Birch, of 3450 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. There will be no local services. Services will be held at a later date in Glendive, Mont. Grace was born Dec. 24, 1905, in Glendive. She moved to Chicago in 1926, where she worked for Illinois Bell Telephone until her retirement. She moved to Muscatine in 1990. Survivors include a niece, Marilyn Kathrein, Muscatine, and other nieces and nephews.
 
Mary McMahon
 
LOVES PARK, Ill. -- Mary J. McMahon, of Loves Park, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at River Bluff Nursing Home, Loves Park. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 3, at Delehanty Funeral Home, Loves Park. Burial is in Harrison Cemetery. Mary Kosgard was born June 18, 1925, in Davenport. She has lived in the Rockford area since 1953. She married Edward McMahon in 1954 in Mississippi. She had worked at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Park State Bank and G.C. Electronics. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carol Ring, Rockford; a son, Gary Giugler, Worthington, Minn.; six grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Turner, South Carolina, and Lillian Spratt, Riverdale, Iowa; and brothers, Jack and William Kosgard, both of Davenport.
 
Robert Lindsey
 
CAMBRIDGE, Ill. -- Services for Robert H. Lindsey, of Andover, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home, Cambridge. Burial will be in Andover Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Andover American Legion Post 465. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Lindsey died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. He was the owner, appraiser and auctioneer of Lindsey Realty, Andover, for more than 35 years. He had served as Andover Township supervisor for 22 years and was on the Henry County Board for 17 years. Mr. Lindsey was born May 12, 1920, to Edward and Pearl (Keller) Lindsey in Woodhull. He was educated in Woodhull schools and graduated from Woodhull High School in 1938. He married Eileen Johnson on Jan. 29, 1945, in Andover. He served in the Army during World War II, fighting in the European Theater of Operations. Robert was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, where he had served as a board member for several years, and Andover American Legion Post 465, where he was a past commander. Memorials may be made to Augustana Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; a daughter, Mary Liz Lindsey, Rock Island; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Coke Lindsey, Geneseo; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Shad and Danielle Lindsey, Normal; and granddaughter, Mandy Lindsey, Geneseo; a great-grandson, Alec Cheek, Geneseo; and sisters, Cecile Olson, Avon, and Kathryn Leibovitz, Galesburg. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
 
Ruth Donaubauer
 
DAVENPORT -- Ruth Donaubauer, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Davenport Lutheran Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davenport Lutheran Home Chapel. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Ruth Copp was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Davenport to Daniel and Mary Copp. Ruth was a graduate of St. Luke's School of Nursing. She received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from St. Ambrose University. She had been employed as a staff nurse and later as a nursing instructor at the former St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport. Mrs. Donaubauer retired from nursing in 1987. Ruth had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and other organizations that needed her support. Memorials may be made to Davenport Lutheran Home or the American Red Cross. Survivors include daughters, Dorine Donaubauer, Moline, and Karol Donaubauer, Davenport; a son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Marcia Donaubauer, Eldridge, Iowa; a granddaughter, Sally Donaubauer, Iowa City; grandsons, Chad Donaubauer, Iowa City, and Scott Donaubauer, Eldridge; and a sister, Margaret Strasser, Bettendorf. Ruth was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jana Donaubauer.
 
Pauline Cavanaugh
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Pauline J. Cavanaugh, of Des Moines, formerly of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Cavanaugh died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Kavanaugh House, Des Moines. She had worked as a personnel aide at the Davenport District of the Iowa Department of Human Services. Pauline Ulish was born April 12, 1919, in Monona, Iowa. She married Eugene Cavanaugh in 1943 in Davenport. He died in 1985. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Iowa, Des Moines. Survivors include daughters, Vicki Dunn, Minnetonka, Minn., and Pam Schoffner, Ankeny, Iowa; two grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Coleburn, Garden Grove, Calif.
 
Elizabeth Hall
 
MILAN, Ill. -- Services for Elizabeth H. Hall, of 324 E. 7th St., Milan, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Mrs. Hall died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. She retired in 1994 after working for 18 years in the housekeeping department at the former Franciscan Medical Center, Rock Island. Elizabeth Rice was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Moline. She married John Hall. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Humane Society. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Sandra Allen, Milan, Lana Fitzpatrick and Sherry Moss, both of Moline, Melody Christoff, Streator, Michelle Scheckel, Silvis, Patty Hoing and Christine Hansen, both of Rock Island, and Pamela Puig, East Moline; a son, Timothy Hall, Rock Island; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Richard Rice, Norfolk, Va., and William Hendren, Rockford.
 
Gloria Shelton
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Gloria Jean Shelton, of 720 17th St., Rock Island, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Ill. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. Orr's Mortuary, Rock Island, is in charge of arrangements. Gloria was born Nov. 25, 1964, in Rock Island. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters, Courtney Shelton, Georgia, Davionna Shartishis, Shandais and Dashavon Shelton, all of Rock Island; sons, Jamal and Cornese Shelton, both of Rock Island; her mother, Elizabeth Robinson, Rock Island; sisters, Shirley Hill and Argolda Shelton, both of Rock Island, Yvonne Sloan, Burlington, Iowa, Betty Lou (Shelton) Casimir, Georgia, and Regina Talbert, Waterloo, Iowa; and brothers, Brian Allbritton, Rock Island, Floyd Shelton, San Francisco, James Shelton Jr., Memphis, Tenn., and David Shelton, Denver, Colo.
 
Elizabeth 'Betty' Hill
 
BETTENDORF -- Services for Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Hill, of Bettendorf, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Interment will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hill died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Davenport. Betty Barrett was born April 25, 1922, to Bill and Peggy (Bresnahan) Barrett in Wilkes Barre, Pa. She married John M. Hill on June 15, 1943, in Key West, Fla. A Navy pilot during World War II, he was killed in action Nov. 30, 1943. She married Wendell Hill (John's brother) on June 6, 1948, in Cambridge, Iowa. After a year in Macomb, Ill., and two years in Pella, Iowa, Betty and Wendell moved to Bettendorf in 1951, where they have remained. In addition to being one of the founding members of the Bettendorf Community Theater, Betty was active in the Democratic Party and served as a volunteer teacher for the St. James Lutheran Church summer program. Betty was known for her flower gardens and flower arrangements, fine cooking, antiques and reading. She served on the Bettendorf Library Board and contributed many hours and books to its book sales. Memorials may be made to the Bettendorf Library or the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Foundation. In addition to her husband, Wendell, Betty is survived by her children and their families, John M. and Ann Hill Jr., Carlisle, Pa., Peggy and Marc Mills, Iowa City, Rod and Diane Hill, Kevin and Denise Hill and Jeff and Tera Hill, all of Bettendorf, and 11 grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Jamie Hill, in 1994.
 
Willie Hisey
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Willie Mae Hisey, of Rock Island, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hisey died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at River Park Health Care Center, Rock Island. She had worked as a waitress at the former Hollywood Supper Club and Town and Country, both in Rock Island. She also had worked as a marine operator in Keithsburg, Ill. Willie Mae Matthews was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Milton, Fla. She married Charles Hisey in 1949 in Mobile, Ala. He died in 1982. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include daughters, Leah Key, Eustis, Fla., and Carolyn LaPierre, Talbott, Tenn.; sons, Charles Hisey Jr., Rock Island, and Thomas Hisey, Edgington, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Velma Meyers, South Bend, Ind., and Hazel Jones, Iva Lee Holmes, Elouise Stevens, Mary Roselle and Louella Matthews, all of Milton.
 
Lois Birely
 
CAMANCHE, Iowa -- Services for Lois A. Birely, of 1015 7th Ave., will be 11 a.m. Monday at Camanche Chapel of Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Birely died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. She was a homemaker. Lois Cram was born June 27, 1928, in Clinton. She married James Birely Sr. in 1947 in Camanche. He died Sept. 2, 1998. Memorials may be made to the family or a favorite charity. Survivors include daughters, Debra Determan, Camanche, and Jeanne Wilden, Clinton; sons, James Jr., Camanche, and Gary, Clinton; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sally Folger, Princeton, and Cheryl Cram, Clinton; and brothers, Ralph "Sonny" Cram, Bellevue, Dennis Cram, Houston, and Allen and Steve Cram, both of Clinton.
 
Timothy Eagle
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Timothy G. Eagle, of 4015 44th St., Rock Island, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Wesleyan Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Mr. Eagle died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. He had worked as a sales associate for Zimmer-Smith Orthopedics, Davenport. Timothy Eagle was born June 15, 1960, to Richard and Sandra (Feeley) Eagle in Moline. He married Katherine Layer on Sept. 29, 1984, in Rock Island. He graduated from Rock Island High School and from Augustana College, Rock Island, in 1983. He was a member of Heritage Wesleyan Church. He had been president and vice president of his fraternity, Phi Omega Phi, at Augustana. He was very active in youth sports, organized and managed the Rock Island Stars baseball team and was a basketball coach for 10- and 11-year olds. Tim was a people person who enjoyed the company of his many friends, including the young people who brought him such joy. He adored his children and was very involved in their activities and accomplishments as well as those of his many nieces and nephews. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He never stopped planning for tomorrow. He wanted to experience all that life had to offer. Memorials may be made to an education fund established for his children, the American Cancer Society or the church. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Alyson, and son, Evan, both at home; his mother, Rock Island, and father, Coal Valley, Ill.; a sister, Jennifer Eagle, and a brother, Thomas Eagle, both of Rock Island; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Eliot, in December 1992.
 
Charlotte Anderson
 
TAYLOR RIDGE, Ill. -- Services for Charlotte C. Anderson, of Taylor Ridge, formerly of Rock Island and Moline, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Andalusia. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, with a Christian wake service at 6 p.m., and further visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Mrs. Anderson died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. She was a homemaker. Charlotte Sontoski was born June 6, 1911, in Berlin, Wis. She married Robert Anderson in 1946 in Rock Island. He died in 1996. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Munday, Cheyenne, Wyo.; sons, Robert Anderson Jr., Las Cruces, N.M., and Raymond Anderson, Taylor Ridge; and a grandson.
 
Mary Brake
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Mary Brake, formerly of Rock Island, will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, with a rosary recited at 10:15 a.m. Mrs. Brake died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis, Ill. She retired in 1965 after working as an assembler for 19 years at the former Buddy L Toys factory. She also had worked in the cafeteria at the former Moline Public Hospital. Mary Tapscott was born Oct. 23, 1910, to Alan and Alice (Condon) Tapscott in Jacksonville, Ill. She married Bert Brake in 1926. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Lois Brake, East Moline; grandsons and their spouses, Kevin and Kathy Brake, East Moline, and Keith and Linda Brake, Montezuma, Iowa; and a great-granddaughter, Amber Thomas, Montezuma. Mary also was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert, and a son, John, in 1992.
 
David Carson
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for David A. Carson, of Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Mr. Carson died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. He had worked as a custodian in the Davenport School District, retiring in 1989. He also had worked as a molder and a foreman at the former Frank Foundry, Davenport. David Carson was born Nov. 5, 1927, to Dallas and Viola Carson in Vincennes, Ind. He married Mae Jo Grimm on June 30, 1962, in Davenport. He served in the Army during World War II. David loved to garden, was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching sports. He also had volunteered as a Little League coach. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kristy Vandevoort, Davenport; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Marian Carson, Bettendorf, and Scott and Dawn Carson, Davenport; grandchildren; Ricky Joe Carson Jr., Fremont, Calif., Kay Lynn Wright, Clinton, Iowa, David A. Carson and Henry Gene Carson, both of Bettendorf, and Jessica Carson, Melissa Carson, Bradley Carson, Allison Vandevoort and Joshua Vandevoort, all of Davenport; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Westphal and Lillian Bowling, both of Davenport, Irene Cutler, Mesquite, Texas, and Amy Mahrenholz, Lawrenceville, Ill.; and brothers, Dallas Carson, Durant, Iowa, Morris Carson, Indiana, Rex Carson, Davenport, and Jimmy Carson, Silvis, Ill.

Oscar Gysland
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Oscar Gysland, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. by East Moline Masonic Lodge 969. Mr. Gysland died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Ill. Oscar ran the Skelly gas station in East Moline, worked at AMETEK and later retired from John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline. He was born April 15, 1917, in Magnolia, Minn., to Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Gysland. He married Maxine Lacomb on Nov. 16, 1940, in Sioux City, Iowa. She died in 1988. He was a member of East Moline Masonic Lodge 969 and John Deere Retirees. He enjoyed watching old western movies, playing cards and magic. Survivors include sisters, Sonja Wessels, East Moline, and Arlene Bruder, St. Louis; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Erin Lee Lovellette
 
PARK VIEW, Iowa -- Services for Erin Lee Lovellette-year-old daughter of John and Cathleen (Colvin) Lovellette, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Long Grove. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Erin Lee died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. She was a fourth-grade student at Alan Shepard Elementary School, Long Grove. She was born June 26, 1988, in St. Louis. She loved to listen to music. She also participated in Special Olympics. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics or Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairment, 5030 McRee, St. Louis, MO 63110. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Sean Lovellette, at home; grandfathers, Thomas Colvin, Fort Worth, Texas, and Lee Lovellette, Bonne Terre, Mo.; 16 aunts and uncles; and 18 cousins. She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Eleanor Colvin and Helen Lovellette.
 
Irene Buerstetta
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Irene Cartha Fisher Buerstetta, of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Davenport. There also will be services at First Baptist Church, Tecumseh, Neb. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Mrs. Buerstetta died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. She was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Tecumseh, to John and Laura (Moore) Fisher. She graduated from Tecumseh High School with the class of 1930. She taught rural school in Johnson County, Neb. She married Charles E. Buerstetta on March 15, 1933, at First Baptist Church, Tecumseh. This year they celebrated 65 years of marriage. Charles and Irene owned and operated a farm in Johnson County, Neb., until 1962. They lived in Lincoln, Neb., until 1995, when they moved to Davenport. Mrs. Buerstetta was a member of First Baptist Church, Davenport. She was very active in the American Baptist Women's ministries for more than 50 years in both the First Baptist Church, Tecumseh, and Second Baptist Church, Lincoln. She enjoyed sewing, reading and her family. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Davenport. Survivors include her husband; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Esther, Davenport, and Jon and Ronna, Tecumseh; a son, Duane, Harrisburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Grant and Kristen Buerstetta, New York City, David and Joy Buerstetta, Wheaton, Ill., Aaron Buerstetta, North Plainfield, N.J., Rachel and Ben Walters, Tecumseh, Ann and Sean O'Brien, Dunellen, N.J., and Susan Buerstetta, Tecumseh; a great-grandson, Ethan Jon Buerstetta, Tecumseh; and extended family including Mary Houchens, Bryan Scherbarth, and Alan and Jeff Crist, all of Lincoln.
 
James Birely Sr.
 
CAMANCHE, Iowa -- Services for James A. Birely Sr., of 1015 7th Ave., will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Camanche Chapel of the Snell-Zornig Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, with military services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9664, Camanche. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Birely died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Morrison. He married Lois Cram in 1947 in Camanche. During World War II, he served with the 306th Bomb Group in Bedford, England. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debra Determan, Camanche, and Jeanne Wilden, Clinton; sons, James A. Jr., Camanche, and Gary L., Clinton; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Riley, Morrison, Ill.; and a brother, John, Denver.
 
Mary Pappas
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Mary Pappas, formerly of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, East Moline. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a Trisagion services at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation is 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mrs. Pappas died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Forest Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, East Moline. Mary Hantges was born April 24, 1918, in Chicago, to Athanasios and Athanasia (Betsanes) Hantges. She married George Pappas on April 30, 1944, in Chicago. He died July 25, 1982. Mary and George owned and operated Louisiana Bar-B-Que Restaurant on East Third Street in downtown Davenport for 25 years. They were a unique institution - their customers were a cross-section of the community. Doctors, lawyers, bankers, Blackhawk Hotel maids, sales clerks, laborers and people waiting for the bus all came in their little restaurant to eat and socialize. Mary had a wonderful way with people. She was known for her cheerful smile and good-natured joking. She loved her customers. They were her friends. Her family thanks all of them for the wonderful memories. She was a member of the church and had been president, vice president and secretary of the Church Women's Club. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church or Scott County Humane Society. Survivors include daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Henry Kapheim, Davenport, and Vicky Pappas, Normal, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a special friend, Monica Schnack.
 
Kathryn Erwin
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Kathryn Erwin, of Rock Island, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Erwin died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis, Ill. Kathryn Hallquist was born July 23, 1919, in Moline. She married Walter Erwin in 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. Memorials may be made to South Park Presbyterian Church for the youth program. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Judy Walters, Geneseo, Ill.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Glenn Hallquist, Moline.
 
Lloyd Romer
 
MAQUOKETA, Iowa -- Lloyd L. Romer, of Maquoketa, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Jackson County Public Hospital, Maquoketa. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Maquoketa. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Carson & Son Funeral Home, Maquoketa. Mr. Romer farmed until 1972 in the Maquoketa area. He was born July 1, 1915, in Jackson County. He married Maxine Clark in 1939 in Maquoketa. She died in 1975. Memorials may be made to Lloyd L. Romer Memorial Fund. Survivors include a daughter, JoNette Romer, Richfield, Minn.
 
Elizabeth Montgomery
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Elizabeth M. Montgomery, of Rock Island, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at River Park Health Care Center, Rock Island. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. Miss Montgomery had worked at the former Servus Rubber Co., Rock Island, and was employed as a housekeeper for the late Mrs. John Potter. She was born July 15, 1909, in Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include a sister, Helen L. Knoeferl, East Moline; a brother, Harold Montgomery, Aledo, Ill.; and caregiver, Carol Moss, Rock Island.
 
Helen Rosenberg
 
MOLINE -- Helen L. Rosenberg, formerly of 1326 14th St., Moline, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, Ill. Services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation is 6:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Rosenberg retired in 1975 as manager after several years at the former St. Vincent DePaul Society, Rock Island. Helen Mathew was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Noble, Iowa. She married Willard Rosenberg in 1947 in Moline. He died in 1969. Memorials may be made to an education fund for the Rosenberg grandchildren. Survivors include sons, Patrick J., Annawan, Ill., and Michael E., Moline; three grandchildren; and sisters, Frances Haynes, Viola, Ill., Emma Rehn, Bettendorf, Mary Hookum, Winfield, Iowa, and Eda Seelan, Minneapolis.
 
Leonard Wayson
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Leonard C. Wayson, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. There is no public visitation. Mr. Wayson died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at his home. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. He retired in 1983 as a borematic operator after 31 years at the former Bendix Corp., Davenport. He was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Davenport. He married Gertrude O'Brien in 1938 in Iowa City. He married Myrtle Murphy in 1959 in Davenport. They both preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce McConnell, Davenport; a stepdaughter, Ruth Gonse, Las Vegas; a son, Mike, Bella Vista, Ark.; a stepson, Danny Gonse, Wyldmar, Calif.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Norma Cone, in November 1997.
 
Jess Cowley
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Jess A. Cowley, of East Moline, will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Cowley died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, Ill. He retired in 1981 as a die sinker after 47 years at John Deere Harvester, East Moline. He was born July 19, 1916, in Erie, Ill. He married Mary Lewman in 1947 in Moline. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carla McCollough, Webster City, Iowa; a son, Terry, Reno, Nev.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Willman, of Florida.
 
Harry Knaack
 
GALESBURG, Ill. -- Harry H. Knaack, of 927 E. Brooks St., died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home, Galesburg. Mr. Knaack retired in 1977 as an electrician after 50 years at P.M. Sign Co., Galesburg. He was born Dec. 22, 1903, in Davenport. He married Jean Welliver in 1938 in Ames, Iowa. She died in 1966. Memorials may be made to Calvary Assembly of God. Survivors include sons, David, Galesburg, and Carl, Cadillac, Mich.; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Gertrude Knaack and Norma Knaack, both of Davenport.
 
Loren Mitchell
 
ALEDO, Ill. -- Services for Loren K. Mitchell, of Aledo, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Mitchell died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. He farmed many years in the Aledo area and was widely known for his purebred angus cattle. He retired in 1983. He was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Mercer County. He married Doris Close in 1938 in Muscatine, Iowa. Memorials may be made to College Avenue Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Carrollyn Hunt, Sparland, Nancy Blythe, Galesburg, and Patti Mitchell, Columbus, Ind.; a son, Daryl, Muscatine; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ethel Johnson, Bettendorf, Phyllis Morrow, Joy, and Darlene Ericson, Monmouth.
 
Casper Foote
 
GENESEO, Ill. -- Services for Casper H. "Doc" Foote, of Geneseo, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Burial will be in Annawan Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Myers Chapel, Geneseo, with a wake service at 8 p.m. Mr. Foote died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. He retired in 1983 after 25 years at Rock Island Arsenal. He was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Valier. He married Helen Holevoet in 1968 in Atkinson. Memorials may be made to St. Malachy's Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society. Survivors include his wife.
 
Martin Watters
 
BELLEVUE, Iowa -- Services for Martin J. Watters, of Dubuque, formerly of Bellevue, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellevue. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kingery Funeral Home, Bellevue, with a Scripture service at 8 p.m. Mr. Watters died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Luther Manor Nursing Home, Dubuque. He was employed 40 years as a farm implement mechanic and had worked at Savanna Ordinance and Bellevue Creamery. He also had been a former Bellevue City Council member. He was born May 18, 1918, in Otter Creek. He married LaVerne Junk in 1942 in Springbrook. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandy Scheckel, DeWitt; sons, Loras, Dubuque, Roger, Bellevue, Jim, Kansas City, Mo., and Chuck, Marion; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Madonna Marcus, Otter Creek, and Mary Wills, Galena; and a brother, George, Maquoketa.


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