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Magdalen Niebur
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Magdalen Niebur, of Rock Island, will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a parish rosary at 4:30 p.m. attended by the Daughters of Isabella. Mrs. Niebur died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island. Magdalen worked for many years as a seamstress. After retiring, she used her talents as a volunteer at Rock Island County Health Care Center, where she mended and made drapes. She made memento sashes for the babies baptized at St. Pius Church, where she also ironed altar linens for 10 years. For several years, she said the rosary each week with the residents at Laurelwood Nursing Home. Magdalen Heimann was born April 1, 1907, in Lindsay, Neb., to Joseph and Agatha (Albracht) Heimann. She married Sylvester J. Niebur on May 25, 1926. He died in 1970. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she sang in the special choir, and was a member of Circle 5 of the Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of Circle 532 of Daughters of Isabella, Rock Island Women's Club and Hauberg Seniors. Memorials may be made to Alleman High School, Rock Island, or a favorite charity. She will be greatly missed by her loving friends and family. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Verdene Langford, Bettendorf, Alice and Robert Stein, Belfast, Maine, Chris Anderson, Rock Island, and Bernadette and Joseph Murphy, Moline; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark J. and Jean Niebur, Malta, Mont.; 28 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Henggelar and Veronica Heimann, both of Lincoln, Neb., Stella Kuhnel, Shelby, Neb., and Alice Loseke, Golden, Colo.; and a brother, Clement Heimann, Rock Island.
 
Bertha Hanson
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Bertha H. Hanson, of Rock Island, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Peace United Church of Christ, Rock Island. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Mrs. Hanson died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Bertha Griggs was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Glasford, Ill. She married Clarence Hanson in 1933 in Milan, Ill. He died in 1966. In lieu of flowers, memorials may made to the church or American Heart Association. Survivors include sons, Albert R., Dallas, and Larry C., Yorktown, Va.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bonnie Griggs, Creve Coeur, Ill.
 
Barbara Guinee Soults
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Barbara Lei Guinee Soults, of 1605 Coffelt Ave., will be held at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Burial will be in Memorial Park immediately after the services. A memorial fund has been established. She died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. Barbara was born Oct. 28, 1953, in Davenport, to "Mike" and Virginia Soults. She graduated from Davenport Central High School in 1972 and from the University of Iowa in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in social work. She was affiliated with Alpha Phi sorority while at the university and was a pompon girl. She later belonged to the Sweet Adelines, the Living, Loving and Learning Cancer Support Group and the Junior League of the Quad-Cities. She played volleyball in many Bettendorf leagues. She was employed at Juvenile Court Services, Davenport, and Davenport Police Department. She married Wayne Guinee in December 1975. Two daughters, Tory and Stephanie, were born to that union. She is survived by her children and their special friend, Brent Meeker; her significant other, Edson Hoffman II; her father, Marion "Mike" Soults of Davenport; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sandra Bryant of Iron River, Mich., and Kermit and Susan Brown, West Palm Beach, Fla. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, in addition to her grandson, Brent. She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Soults, in 1994.
 
Helen Talbot
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for Helen V. Talbot, formerly of Colona House, East Moline, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 1-1:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Mrs. Talbot died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island. Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline, is in charge of arrangements. Helen Thoureen was born July 14, 1904, in Galesburg, Ill. She married Elmer Talbot in 1926 in Galesburg. He died in 1974. Memorials may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Blomgren, Moline; a son, Donald, East Moline; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
Floyd Curry
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Floyd E. Curry, of 2450 26th St., will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Curry died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at his home. He owned and operated Curry Home Exteriors, Rock Island, for many years. He was born April 25, 1925, in Reynolds, Ill. He married Margo Liekefett in 1952 in Rock Island. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. He was a first lieutenant with B-29 crew in the Pacific Theater. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, or a favorite charity. Survivors include his wife; sons, Timothy, Davenport, and Dan, Chandler, Ariz.; three grandchildren; his twin sister, Ferris Schertz, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and brothers, Richard, Moline, and Roger, Port Byron, Ill.
 
Fred Bergeson
 
PANORAMA CITY, Calif. -- Fred Bergeson was born Feb. 21, in Philadelphia, Pa., and died Aug. 31, 1998, in Panorama City. Fred and his family moved to Rock Island at an early age, where he graduated from Rock Island High School. Fred is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a son, David Bergeson; a daughter-in-law, Carol; and grandchildren, Matthew and Deanna. Fred and Marjorie were married 57 years. Fred entered the Army in 1943 and later fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a longtime resident of Davenport and was employed as a construction superintendent for Henry R. Schaefer Construction Co. He worked there until his retirement in 1984. Fred enjoyed owning a stock car for many years and was known as an avid fisherman on the Mississippi River.
 
James Keith
 
EAST MOLINE -- Services for James D. Keith, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where he was a member. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Keith died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, from heart complications at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. He was employed as a barber and firefighter at East Moline State Hospital for 23 years. He later worked at DDH Properties for 11 years. He retired in 1991. He was born April 26, 1924, in Moline, to James and Edna (Castleton) Keith. He married Margaret DeRoo on June 7, 1947, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Saipan, Marianas Islands and Okinawa. He was a member of East Moline American Legion and Silvis AMVETS. He was a Cub Scoutmaster from 1956 to 1962 at St. Anne's Church, East Moline. He was a member of the Barbershop Quartet. He enjoyed hunting and golfing but mainly fishing in Bagley, Wis. He loved to dance and play billiards. He loved his children and grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Steve Gelande, Moline, and Nancy and Duane Gosa, Colona, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Julie Keith, Moline, and Michael and Robin Keith, Cordova, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Bill Alston, Chapel Hill, N.C.; a half sister, Joanne Bratcher, Mackinaw, Ill.; stepbrothers, Robert Lundeen, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Cliff Lundeen, San Antonio. He was preceded in death by a son, James Keith, in 1972.
 
Albert Garrow
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Albert F. Garrow, of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Garrow died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at the home of his daughter. Memorials may be made to Hospice Group of Genesis 1. He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Davenport, the son of Albert S. and Bessie E. (Sanders) Garrow. He married Yvonne Young on Aug. 7, 1950, in Galesburg, Ill. She died in 1987. He married Frances (Cook) VanBrocklin on July 15, 1992, in Zwolle, La. Mr. Garrow retired in 1989 from Wright Tree Service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a fine hunter, an avid bass fisherman and an associate member of the Bi-State Bass Club. Surviving are his wife, Frances; daughters, Sherry Eddleman and her husband Rock, Theresa Howard and Jim, and Kathy Horst and her husband David, all of Davenport, and Twyla Hagberg and Tim of Biloxi, Miss.; sons, Tim Franklin and his wife Connie, and Albert Jr. and his wife Bobbie, both of Davenport, and Alan Franklin and his wife Janice of Crab Orchard, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Bert Lyons of Pleasant Valley and Rosie Foster of Burlington, Iowa; and a brother, Carl of Texas. He was preceded in death by a sister Betty Hoogerwerf.
 
Dorothy Robb
 
MILAN, Ill. -- Dorothy I. Robb, of Milan, formerly of rural Sherrard, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at her home. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Robb had worked at Rock Island Arsenal during World War II and then was employed as a machine operator at American Container. Dorothy Koester was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Rock Island, to George and Irene (Utke) Koester. She married George Robb on Aug. 25, 1945, in Rock Island. She enjoyed wildlife and sewing. Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Fund, Alzheimer's Association or Visiting Nurses. Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Ralph Beck, Sherrard, and Judy and Marc Nesseler, Rock Island; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Ellen Robb, Milan; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Kenneth Koester, Rock Island, and Robert Koester, Elkland, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Florence Kean
 
WILTON, Iowa -- Services for Florence E. Kean, of Wilton, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Kean died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. She owned and operated Florence's Beauty Shop, Wilton, until 1989. Florence Hoskins was born May 28, 1913, in Muscatine County. She married Clair Kean in 1934 in Davenport. He died in 1988. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include a daughter, Karen McKillip, Wilton; sons, Gary, Orcas Island, Wash., and Douglas, Wilton; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Rogers, Weslaco, Texas.
 
Bradley Berry
 
NEPONSET, Ill. -- Services for Bradley Berry, of Neponset, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Neponset United Methodist Church. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Monday, Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Neponset. She died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Kewanee Care Home. Cavanagh & Schueneman Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements. Miss Berry was employed from 1942 to 1949 as a switchboard operator in Neponset and as a receptionist at Boss Glove Co., Kewanee. She was born Sept. 2, 1906, in Chilhowie, Va. Memorials may be made to the church or Floral Hill Cemetery Association. Survivors include a brother, Paul, Kewanee.
 
Raymond Smith
 
GALVA, Ill. -- Raymond T. Smith, of rural Galva, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Galva. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at Rux Funeral Home, Galva, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Smith was a carrier for the Star Mail Route for two years and farmed in rural Galva for 40 years. He retired in 1979. He was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Princeville. He married Norine Spiegel in 1940 in Galva. She died March 6, 1998. Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the church. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Cowley, Galva; and sisters, Mary Vester, Ottawa, Dorothy Griffin, Washington, Ill., Betty Malone, Toulon, and Shirley Rodgers, New Cambria, Mo.
 
Lloyd Phillips
 
COLUMBUS JCT., Iowa -- Services for Lloyd V. Phillips, of rural Columbus Junction, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Wapello, with military services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5166, Wapello. Visitation is after noon Sunday at the funeral home, with the family present 6-8 p.m. Mr. Phillips died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Centerville. He had worked at Roche and Musser Co., Muscatine, and later was employed as a mechanic at Tillman Motor Co., Wapello. He was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Grandview. He married Mary Lamb in 1950 in Wapello. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. Memorials may be made to Columbus City United Methodist Church and Boy Scout Troop 54. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Deborah Burke, Aurora, Ill., Patricia LaRue and Lorraine Orr, both of Muscatine, and Linda Krenz, Grandview; a son, Jeffrey L., Muscatine; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Anthony, Grandview.
 
Stanley Webber
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Services for Stanley G. Webber, of Clinton, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clinton. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Clinton Chapel of Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory. Mr. Webber died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton. He was a national salesman manager for Challenge-Cook Equipment Co., based in California, covering more than 17 states and Canada. He also was a distributor who brought Pepsi Cola and Dr. Pepper to Clinton in 1935 and owned Greve Block Co., Clinton. He was born March 12, 1911, in Fulton, Ill. He married Mildred Malone in 1934 in Clinton. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Janice Galloway, Austell, Ga., Judith Ohl, Edwardsville, Ill., and Joan Wasson, Naperville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pearl Ludvigsen, Albany, Ill.
 
Joe Logue
 
GENESEO, Ill. -- Joe Logue, of Geneseo, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wright Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Geneseo. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Monday. Mr. Logue was employed as a roofer for various companies in the Quad-City area. He was born March 20, 1950, in Moline. He married Rhonda Englund in 1995 in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Joe Logue Memorial Fund. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kelly Teuscher, Atkinson; a stepdaughter, Trista Englund, at home; sons, Michael, Rock Island, and Matthew and Mark, both of Sheffield; stepsons, Byron Talbot, Kelso, Wash., and Derick Talbot, Fort Riley, Kan.; a grandson; his mother, Elizabeth Fuller, Geneseo; his father, Harold Logue, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister Connie Bos, East Moline; and a brother, Ronnie, Rock Island.
 
Alfred Manatt
 
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Alfred P. Manatt, of 1203 Vista Court, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, with military services by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1565. Mr. Manatt worked 25 years at Hon Industries. He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Brooklyn, Iowa. He married Mona Hutchison in 1946 in Wapello. Memorials may be made to the Alfred Manatt Memorial Fund. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Pamela Socha, Vickery, Ohio, and Sue Cox, Muscatine; four grandchildren; a sister, Eva Severns, of Florida; and brothers, Jim, Brooklyn, Iowa, and Lewis and Raymond, both of Davenport.
 
Clarence Woodard Jr.
 
PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. -- Services for Clarence H. Woodard Jr., of Prophets Riverview Center, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Lyndon Cemetery, with military services conducted. Mr. Woodard died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He retired in 1981 after many years in refrigeration maintenance at General Electric Co., Morrison. He was born March 30, 1919, in Lyndon. He married Audrey Fadden in 1948 in Morrison. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1944. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include a daughter, Beth Carroll, Rock Falls; sons, Terry, Sterling, Donald, Prophetstown, and Allen, Byron; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Lavisa Woodard, Sterling; and a brother, Owen, Casa Grande, Ariz.

William Britton
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for William E. Britton, of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, Iowa. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Mr. Britton died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. He was a self-employed mechanic. Mr. Britton was born Oct. 26, 1903, in Stebbing, Essex, England. He married Harriet Snyder in 1934 in Dixon. Memorials may be made to the Genesis Visiting Nurses Association. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Peggy Wiese, Eldridge, Iowa, and Joyce Corken, Davenport; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ivy Britton and Jean Howland, both of Lancaster, England; and brothers, Allen Britton, Herts, England, and Reginald and Fred Britton, both of Essex.
 
Wilma Riedesel
 
WHEATLAND, Iowa -- Services for Wilma M. Riedesel, of Wheatland, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wheatland. Burial will be in St. Paul's Church Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Miss Riedesel died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Wheatland Manor Nursing Home, Wheatland. She had worked as a piano teacher and had played the organ at St. Paul's United Church Christ for more than 50 years. Wilma was born Aug. 15, 1901, in Wheatland. Survivors include nieces and nephews.
 
Leota Fenchel
 
STRAWBERRY POINT, Iowa -- Services for Leota M. Fenchel, of Strawberry Point, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point. Burial will be in Strawberry Point Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Roberson Funeral Home, Strawberry Point, with an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. Mrs. Fenchel died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Manchester. Leota Daker was born Sept. 18, 1914, in rural Manchester. She married Clarence Fenchel in 1939 in rural Manchester. Survivors include her husband; a son, Ron Fenchel, LeClaire; two grandchildren; a sister, Harriett Mangold, Manchester; and a brother, Lynn Daker, Boulder, Colo.
 
Celia Ponce
 
SILVIS, Ill. -- Services for Celia S. Ponce, of Silvis, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Ponce died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. She had been associated with the Ice Cream Palace in Silvis. Celia Soto was born April 11, 1910, in Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico. She married Salvador Ponce in Mexico. He died in 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Irma Engles, Silvis; sons, Bernado Ponce, Galveston, Texas, Umberto Ponce, Silvis, and Alvelardo Ponce, Rock Island; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Antonia Ayalla, East Moline, and Cecelia Terronez, Silvis.
 
Maurice 'Morrie' Fox
 
QUINCY, Ill. -- Services for Maurice "Morrie" Fox, of Quincy, formerly of Galesburg, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Galesburg. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg, with a rosary at 8 p.m. Mr. Fox died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy. He had worked for 35 years as a construction project manager. Mr. Fox was born April 3, 1942, in Galesburg. He married Marilyn Scurry in 1968 in Galesburg. A memorial fund has been established for the education of his children. Survivors include a daughters, Jennifer Fox, Rock Hill, S.C., Kelly Fox, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Melissa Fox, Quincy; his mother, Eloise Fox, Galesburg; sisters, Susan McCarthy Palatine, and Virginia Laures, New Hampton, Iowa; and brothers, John Fox, Racine, Wis., Thomas Fox, Hampton, and Christopher Fox, Lee Summit, Mo.
 
T. Russell 'Russ' Piper
 
MOLINE -- Services for T. Russell "Russ" Piper, of Moline, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline. Burial with a Masonic service will be in Moline Memorial Park. Visitation is 1 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Piper died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. He retired in 1972 after working for 37 years at the International Harvester Farmall Works, Rock Island. Mr. Piper was born Aug. 2, 1912, in Rafetown, Ill. He married F. Mildred Hanna in 1934 in Rock Island. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Rock Island or Rock Island Lodge 57 AF & AM. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Shirley Burns, Moline; a son, Jerry Piper, Silvis; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 
F. Raymond Bendtschneider
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Services for F. Raymond Bendtschneider, of Clinton, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clinton. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, and 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Mr. Bendtschneider died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Samaritan Hospital North, Clinton. He was a butcher by trade and had worked for 30 years at E. I. DuPont Co., retiring in 1971. Mr. Bendtschneider was born Jan. 25, 1908, in Clinton County. He married Eleanore Jaeger in 1932 in Clinton. She died in 1982. Memorials may be made to the organ fund at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include daughters, Sylvia Zickau, Clinton, and Louise Humes, Jones Creek, Texas; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
 
Donald Pittman
 
LETTS, Iowa -- Services for Donald A. Pittman, of Letts, will be 10:30 a.m. today at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Cranston. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until the time of services today at the funeral home. Mr. Pittman died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at his home. He was a farmer until 1969. He also had worked at Thermogas Co., Fruitland, retiring in 1979. Mr. Pittman was born Aug. 19, 1918, in Cass County, Brighton Township. He married Betty Hunter in 1940 in Cranston. He served in the military during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Memorials may be made to the Iowa City Hospice. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Dona Pearce, San Diego, Calif.; sons, Dana Pittman, Letts, and Kent Pittman, Kewanee, Ill.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother, Jack Pittman, Atlantic.
 
Elijah 'Jack' Lay
 
BETTENDORF -- Services for Elijah J. "Jack" Lay, of Bettendorf, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Lay died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. He retired in 1987 after working for 30 years at Aluminum Company of America. Mr. Lay was born May 6, 1925, in Tomahawk, Ark. He married Mary Mugerdichian on Sept. 9, 1950, in Bettendorf. He served in the Navy during World War II. He will be remembered as a very hard and dedicated worker. He enjoyed gardening, music and restoring antique cars. Memorials may be made to a favorite church. Survivors include his wife; his children, Mary Jane Beck, Ann Berberich, John Lay, James Lay and Robert Lay; nine grandchildren; sisters, Betty and Barbara, both of Oklahoma; and a brother, Richard, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by a son, George.
 
Jeffrey Bopes
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Jeffrey John Bopes, of Arlington, formerly of Rock Island, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Bopes died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center, Dallas. He had worked as a branch manager at the Home Loan Corporation of Arlington. Mr. Bopes was born Nov. 20, 1956, to Donald and Bonnie (Teter) Bopes in Rock Island. He was a member of the Arlington Board of Realtors, Builders Association of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and Walnut Creek Country Club. Memorials may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters or a favorite charity. Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Bopes, Rock Island; a sister, Linda Primrose, Moline; brothers, Greg (MaryBeth) Bopes, Moline, Larry (Sandy) Bopes, Rock Island, and Bruce (Theresa) Bopes, Arlington; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lonny and Karen Coffey. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, and his grandparents.
 
Steven Choate
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Steven Michael Choate-year-old son of Mark and Angelette (Bennett) Choate, of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Davenport. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Long Grove, Iowa. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Steven died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at University Hospitals, Iowa City, from injuries received in a vehicle-pedestrian traffic accident in Davenport. Steven Michael Choate was born Oct. 18, 1994, in Davenport. Steven was an easy, caring little boy. He was a good buddy to his dad and his big brother, Paul. He could bring a smile to anybody, especially if they were feeling down. He had a close relationship with our Lord and remembered all his family and friends in his daily prayers. He earned his red belt in karate at Nick Tarpein's School of Karate, where he practiced and trained with his big brother. Memorials may be made to the family to establish a fund in Steven's memory. Survivors include his parents, Mark and Angelette; a brother, Paul Ryan Choate, Davenport; his grandparents, Bill and Mary Bennett and Bill and Beth Choate, all of Davenport; his great-grandmothers, Catherine d'Autremont, Davenport, and Dorothea Choate, Unionville, Mo.; a great-grandfather, James Trent, Unionville, Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


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