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Ann Krebs
 
STOCKTON, Iowa -- Services for Ann E. Krebs, of Stockton, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott. Burial will be in Durant Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. Krebs died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at her home. She was employed five years at a floral designer at Walcott Floral and was a substitute teacher in Wilton, Durant and Walcott. Ann Mueller was born Nov. 23, 1947, in Mason City. She married Darwin Krebs in 1969 in Manly. Memorials may be made to Durant Ambulance Service and the church. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Carolyn Krebs, Tracy, Calif., and Carla Wagner, Story City, a student at Iowa State University, Ames; a son, Keith, a student at ISU; a foreign exchange daughter, Monica Garcia, Monterrey, Mexico; two grandsons; her father, Albert Mueller, Manly; and sisters, Ruth Barnett, Newton, Margaret Weir, Colo, Susan Trebil, Manly, and Jane Thompson, Dumont.
 
Carlene Sawyer
 
PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. -- Services for Carlene E. Sawyer, of 407 Riverside Drive, will be 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Prophetstown. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Mrs. Sawyer died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown. She was employed 19 years as a clerk at the Federated Store, Prophetstown. Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, is in charge of arrangements. Carlene Lindahl was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Bureau County. She married Ernest Sawyer in 1950 in Prophetstown. He died in 1993. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include nieces and nephews.
 
Clifford Petty
 
KEWANEE, Ill. -- Services for Clifford R. Petty, of Kewanee, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Service, Kewanee. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Petty died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Oakwood Health Care Center, Kewanee. He retired in 1965 as a boilermaker after 43 years at Kewanee Boiler Corp. He was born June 29, 1902, in Kewanee. He married Farie Craig in 1924 in Kewanee. She died in 1975. Memorials may be made to Kewanee Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include daughters, Lola Brady and Ferne Manthe, both of Kewanee; a son, Ralph, Nampa, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ada Blair, and a brother, Chester, both of Kewanee.
 
Connie Hall
 
MILAN, Ill. -- Connie K. Hall, of Milan, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo. She had worked at Roadway Express, Milan, Lady Luck Casino, Bettendorf, and Milan Hardees. Connie Manary was born May 1, 1952, in Muscatine, Iowa. She had married Robin Hall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the family. Survivors include daughters, Windi Carlin, Rock Island, and Jessi Bigsby, Rock Island; a granddaughter; her mother, Bernice Manary, Aledo; sisters, Lisa Soseman, Aledo, Vickie Leffler, Aledo, Tina Green, Higley, Ariz., and Bonnie Evans, Milan; and brothers, Chester Manary, Percy, Russell Manary, Paducah, Ky., and Raymond Manary, Gorin, Mo.
 
Eileen Huppert
 
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Memorial services for Eileen Rink Huppert, of Naperville and Skokie, will be 11 a.m. Dec. 12 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Naperville. Private inurnment will be held. Mrs. Huppert died Oct. 1, 1998, at her home in Naperville, after an extended illness. Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville, is in charge of arrangements. She first taught school at Sharon Rural Elementary School, Whiteside County, and then in public elementary schools in Rock Island. During World War II, she was employed on a top secret project for the Department of Defense at Red Stone, Kan. She later worked in the personnel office at the publishing firm of Time Inc., Chicago. Eileen Rink was born Jan. 10, 1915, in Lorraine Township, Henry County. She married Charles Huppert in 1954. She had assisted her husband in his business, Certified Metal Products Inc. He died in 1985. Survivors include a sister, Lucille Paulson, Waukegan; and a brother, retired Chief Circuit Judge Paul Rink, Rock Island.
 
Elizabeth Stage
 
DAVENPORT -- Memorial services for Elizabeth "Betty" Stage, of Davenport, will be 4 p.m. Friday at the chapel at St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport. There is no visitation. Burial will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Mrs. Stage died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Manor Care, Davenport. Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. She was employed as a secretary to the chief of police at Davenport Police Department before retirement in the 1960s. Elizabeth Kirchner was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Peterson, Iowa. She married Robert Stage in 1935 in Iowa City. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Cynthia Roeder, Mobile, Ala., and Sarah Kenyon, Carefree, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Beck, in February 1998.
 
Hazel Baldridge
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Hazel Baldridge, of 2701 35th St., will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Neal-Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, Ky. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Ky. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Baldridge died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, is in charge of arrangements. Hazel Risner was born Feb. 20, 1905, in Ivyton, Ky. She married Ernest Baldridge. He died in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Taylor, Columbus, Ohio; sons, Ernest Jr., Estero, Fla., and Jack, with whom she resided; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Della Herald, Prestonbrug, Ky.
 
Kathleen Murphy
 
MOLINE -- Services for Kathleen M. Murphy, of Moline, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Murphy died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Ill. She retired as a bookkeeper in the payroll department after more than 30 years at the former John Deere Malleable Works, East Mol-ine. Kathleen Dry was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Kewanee, Ill. She married James Murphy in 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. He died in 1987. Survivors include a sister, Loretta Murdock, Coal Valley, Ill.
 
Louie Balichek
 
OXFORD JUNCTION, Iowa -- Services for Louie Balichek, of Oxford Junction, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hayden Funeral Home, Oxford Junction. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Balichek died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Monticello Care and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 10, 1913, near Oxford Junction. He married Ruth Engelhart in 1940 in Nashua. The couple farmed east of Oxford Junction. She died in 1991. Survivors include daughter, Donna Hall, Anamosa, and Carol Balichek, Oxford Junction; a son, Ronald, Oxford Junction; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Vacek, Oxford Junction, and Anna Schneider, Monticello; and a brother, George Jr., Oxford Junction.
 
Louise King, 101
 
KEWANEE, Ill. -- Services for Louise A. King, will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kewanee. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Kewanee. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee, with a Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary service at 8 p.m. Additional visitation is noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. King died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Jackie Ensley's Care Home, Kewanee. Louise Bremmer was born April 13, 1897, in Palmyra, Mo. She married William "Fritz" King in 1922 in Geneseo. He died in 1965. Memorials may be made to the church or Henry County Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Redmon, Rockford; three granddaughters; and five great-grandsons.
 
Mabel Arp
 
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Mabel L. Arp, of Muscatine, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Arp died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Muscatine Care Center. She was a teacher in the Muscatine school system. She retired in 1981. Mabel Nash was born March 14, 1916, in Muscatine. She married Eddie Arp in 1944 in Upper Darby, Pa. He died in 1990. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Mabel Arp Memorial Fund. Survivors include daughters, Marcia Small and Joyce Figg, both of Muscatine; sons, Gary and Douglas, both of Golden, Colo.; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Jamison, Muscatine.
 
Ila Keilman
 
SEATON, Ill. -- Ila M. Keilman, of Seaton, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Center Presbyterian Church, Seaton. Burial will be in Candor Cemetery, rural Aledo. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo. Mrs. Keilman was employed many years as a sales representative at the Rock Island Argus. She also was a correspondent for Seaton for the Argus, Monmouth Review Atlas and Aledo Times Record and wrote articles for the Seaton Independent. Ila Mae Vance was born Jan. 16, 1919. She married Richard Keilman in 1938 in Seaton. He died in 1973. She was a gifted musician. She was organist at Center Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years and also directed the church choir during that time. She gave piano lessons for many years and played the organ for many different occasions and groups including the Eastern Star and for the Pope River Church. Memorials may be made to Center Presbyterian Church. Survivors include daughters, Jeanette McLaughlin, Rock Island, and Deborah McCaw, Taylor Ridge; a son, Parker, Seaton; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
Martha Davenport
 
HUXLEY, Iowa -- Memorial services for Martha E. "Marty" Davenport, of Huxley, will be 4 p.m. today at Harvest Assembly of God, Huxley. Burial will be at a later date. Mrs. Davenport died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at her home, after an illness. Brooks Funeral Care, Clive, is in charge of arrangements. She was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper at Open Bible Standard International Ministries, Des Moines. Survivors include her husband; her parents, Harold and Esther Ford, Davenport; a sister, Mary Marts, South Bend, Ind.; and a brother, David Ford, Davenport.
 
Mary Wookey
 
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Mary J. Wookey, of Muscatine, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Wookey died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. She was employed 22 years as a laboratory technician at Grain Processing. Mary Hooper was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Athol, Kan. She married Lewis Wookey in 1949 in Muscatine. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association for emphysema research. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Cheryl Miller, St. James, Minn., Vickie Shesler, Sarasota, Fla., and Patricia Adams, Muscatine; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
 
Mildred Stoit
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Mildred S. Stoit, of 1209 21st Ave., will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. The Rev. Bryan Robertson will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. Stoit died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. She was a homemaker. Mildred Sturdahl was born Nov. 18, 1911, in Rock Island, to Edward C. and Bergitta (Johannsen) Sturdahl. She married Carl E. Stoit on June 28, 1942, in Rock Island. He died Nov. 16, 1996. She was a graduate of Rock Island High School and Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, Moline. Mildred was very active at First Lutheran Church and a member of Lois Circle of WELCA Women at the church, Clara Lodge of Moline Vikings Club and American Association of Retired Persons. She enjoyed her family, friends and her church and belonged to the Bridge Club for 68 years. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or Rock Island City Animal Shelter. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra E. Stoit; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Veva Stoit, Moline; cousins, Eleanor Schafer, St. Claire Shores, Mich., and Todd and Linda Price, Peoria, Ill. She also was preceded in death her parents and a brother, Rayder Sturdahl, on Aug. 8, 1995.
 
Paul Fults
 
WILTON, Iowa -- Services for J. Paul Fults, of Sallisaw, Okla., will be 11 a.m. Monday at Overman Cemetery, Atalissa. Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Mr. Fults died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1910, in McMinnville, Tenn. He married Marjorie Knickerbocker in 1947 in LaCrosse, Wis. She died in 1992. Survivors include a son, Paul, Muscatine; two grandchildren; and a sister, Joy Ball, Sallisaw.
 
Renee Gillespie
 
KEWANEE, Ill. -- Services for Renee L. Gillespie, of Kewanee, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kewanee. Burial will be in Wethersfield Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Renee died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She was a senior at Wethersfield High School. Her first job was a tumbling aide at Patti's Gym, Kewanee. She later was employed as a drive-thru teller at Union Federal Savings & Loans, Kewanee, and had worked in the school office. Renee was born Oct. 26, 1981, in Kewanee. Memorials may be made to Wethersfield High School. Survivors include her father, Duane Gillespie, Kewanee; her mother, Sharon VanMeir, Kewanee; a sister, Lauren Gillespie, Kewanee; a brother, Nicholas Skaggs, Kewanee; grandparents, Robert Gillespie, Ohio, Ill., and Grace Gillespie, Mineral; and step-grandfather, Robert German, Oquawka.
 
Richard Rohwer
 
CLINTON, Iowa -- Richard A. Rohwer, of 831 4th Ave. S., died Wednesday, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Prophetstown. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clinton. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Schmitz Funeral Home, Clinton, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mr. Rohwer was employed as an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Rock Island local. He retired in 1986. He was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Clinton. He married JoAnne Bliesmer in 1948 in Clinton. During World War II, he served in the Army. Memorials may be made to the church or the nursing home. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Margaret Heppner, Marshall, Mich.; a son, Karl, Clinton; four grandchildren; and sisters, Kathryn Smith, Albany, Ill., and Barbara Atkinson, Port Byron, Ill.
 
Robert Gustafson
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Services for Robert A. Gustafson, of Heartland Health Care Center, Moline, formerly of Rock Island, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa. There is no visitation. Mr. Gustafson died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at the center. Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, is in charge of arrangements. He retired in 1971 as a machinist at Rock Island Arsenal. He was born March 28, 1912, in West Burlington. He married Ruth Meyer in 1936 in Burlington. She died in 1989. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Survivors include a sister, Doris Johnsen, Rock Island.
 
Val Buchmeier
 
DAVENPORT -- Services for Val Buchmeier, of Davenport, will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Mr. Buchmeier died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, after an extended illness. He retired in 1980 after owning and operating his own barber shop in west Davenport. He was born April 7, 1905, in Davenport. He married Elsie Johnke in 1931 in Davenport. Survivors include his wife; and sons, Don and Kenny, both of Davenport.
 
Vance Kazlowski
 
MENDOTA, Ill. -- Services for Vance W. Kazlowski, of Mendota, formerly of Kewanee, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mendota. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota. Mr. Kazlowski died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Mendota Hospital. He was born March 31, 1911, in Kewanee, Ill. He married Ardula Walker in 1943 in Kewanee. Memorials may be made to Valley of Our Monastery, 11096 Yankee Drive, Prairie du Sac, Wis. 53578. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ruth Passmore, Davenport; sons, Vic, Aurora, and Mark V., Cedar Hill, Texas; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Irving Goldstein
 
ROCK ISLAND -- Irving I. Goldstein, of 1209 21st Ave., died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island. Rabbi Stanley Herman will officiate. There is no visitation. Burial will be in Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Before and after World War II, he was a local automobile sales dealer for more than 20 years. He owned and operated County Motors, 2201 5th Ave., Moline. He retired from the automobile business and began investing in commercial real estate development in 1955, later constructing the Biltmore Center Office Complex at the former automobile dealership site. Mr. Goldstein served as four-time campaign chairman for former Rock Island County Sheriff Joe Schneider, launching successful races in 1942, '54, '70 and '74. He served as special deputy for the sheriff's department the latter three terms. He was born May 8, 1912, in Russia to Jacob and Ida Goldstein. He married Sonia Sanders in March 1947 in Rock Island. She died in 1959. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and was a World War II Army veteran. He served as a first tech sergeant in the China-Burma-India Theater from 1942 to 1945. He received numerous decorations, citations and awards during that time including the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service performed. He supervised the procurement and contracting of all medical equipment and supplies for the combat troops in the CBI Theater of Operations. He was a member of Tri-City Jewish Center; American Hotel/Motel Association; Chamber of Commerce; Quad-City Convention and Visitors Bureau; Short Hills Country Club, East Moline; Louisiana Lion's Club; and Louisiana State University Eye Center under Dr. Herbert Kaufman, world- renowned opthamologist in cornea research. Mr. Goldstein was an avid sharp shooter, private aircraft pilot and a horse trainer. He had a passion for cars and men's clothing. He enjoyed politics, travel and playing cards. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Louisiana State University Eye Center, New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Goldstein, Moline; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Therese Goldstein and Ronald and Charlene Goldstein, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; grandchildren, Lindsay, Leslie, Kate and Nathan Goldstein; a nephew, Bernard Goldstein, Moline; and a sister-in-law, Rose Goldsmith, Rock Island. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
 
Terri Seuamothabandith Hayden
 
EAST MOLINE -- Terri Seuamothabandith Hayden, of East Moline, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary Ltd., East Moline. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was a beautician at Cost Cutters, East Moline, until her illness. She was born Jan. 6, 1971, in Rock Island. Survivors include her husband, Sengchanh Seuamothabandith; a daughter, Krysta Seuamothabandith; sons, Terrence Hayden Dusenberry and Sengchanh Seuamothabandith; her father, Robert C. Hayden, Moline; her stepfather, Lawrence Martin, Port Byron, Ill.; her grandmother, Irene Fessenden, Moline; sisters, Jackie Carlson and Joyce Larimore, both of Moline, and JoAnn Jones, Rock Island; and a brother, Robert Hayden, Moline.
 
Elnora White
 
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Elnora White, formerly of 1609 N. Isett Ave., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. White died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at Crescent Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She had worked at Hawkeye Button Co. before she began farming with her husband. Elnora Zukasty was born May 9, 1906, in Muscatine. She married Harry White in 1926 in Muscatine. He died in March 1998. Memorials may be made to Hayes Catholic Elementary School. Survivors include a son, Marlyn "Bud," Wilton; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Dorothy Graves, Muscatine.
 
Frieda Buster
 
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Frieda E.L. Buster, of Muscatine, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Lutheran Home, Muscatine. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Frieda Sabbath was born March 23, 1902, in Muscatine. She married Ray Buster in 1925 in Muscatine. She and her husband farmed in Sweetland Township. He died in 1991. Memorials may be made to the nursing home or the church. Survivors include sons, Ralph and Richard, both of Muscatine, and Donald, Cheyenne, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
 
Larry Korth
 
OTTAWA, Ill. -- Services for Larry G. Korth, Ottawa, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Columbia Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park, with military services. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Ottawa Funeral Home. Mr. Korth died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at Community Hospital, Ottawa. He had owned Blarney Irish Pub with his wife. He was born May 4, 1943, in Davenport. He married Lorinda Wolfe in 1987 in Ottawa. He had served in the Marine Corps. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include daughters, Michelle Korth, Muscatine, Iowa, Tiffany Korth, Ottawa, and Leslie Callison, Durant, Iowa; sons, Patrick, Brynn and Preslie, all at home, and Brandon, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; a grandson; sisters, Ruth Kulla, Bettendorf, Betty Thomas, Palatine, and Barbara Messesner, Davenport; and brothers, LeRoy and Johnny, both of Davenport.
 
Kathy McGarry
 
DeWITT, Iowa -- Services for Kathy McGarry, of DeWitt, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, DeWitt. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a vigil at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. McGarry died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at her home. Better known as "The Church Lady," she was employed as secretary at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Kathy Stroud was born Aug. 25, 1951, in Altus, Okla. She married Steve McGarry in 1970. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Melinda McGarry Hartmann, DeWitt; sons, Jason and Andrew McGarry, both of DeWitt; a grandson; her stepfather, Wayne Henricksen, Clinton; and brothers, Lynn Stroud, Caldwell, Texas, and Bill Stroud, Camanche.
 
Kathryn Sheets
 
MORRISON, Ill. -- Services for Kathryn H. Sheets, of Morrison, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Morrison. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Morrison Chapel of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Mrs. Sheets died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was a teacher in Albany until 1943 and then taught elementary classes in Morrison. She retired as principal of Northside School, Morrison. She was born March 22, 1919, in Hammond. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. Survivors include several cousins.
 
George Bohm
 
MOLINE -- George R. Bohm, of University City, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at University United Methodist Church, University City. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver. Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Bohm had worked in industrial relations at Mississippi Valley Barge Line, Nilo Barge Lines and Missouri Botanical Gardens. He retired in 1981. He was born Nov. 29, 1908, in Leadville, Colo. He married Claudia Riggs in 1937 in Denver. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Ellen Pohlman, Rock Island, and Gretchen Wesenberg, Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 
Florance Schaechter
 
VIOLA, Ill. -- Services for Florance M. Schaechter, formerly of Viola, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, Viola. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday with a wake service at 8 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Schaechter died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home Ltd., Orion, is in charge of arrangements. She taught 38 years in Mercer County and was a special reading instructor at Rock Island schools. Florance Soseman was born Feb. 8, 1908, in Osborne County in a log and sod cabin on the prairies of Kill Creek, Kan. She married Charles Schaechter in 1930 in Peoria. He died in 1992. Memorials may be made to St. John's Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include daughters, Margie Frakes, Orion, and Mary "Mim" Merta, Dunedin, Fla.; a son, Charles R., Moline; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
 
Charles Wilson
 
MOLINE -- Services for Charles W. Wilson, of 3829 26th Ave., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with military services by American Legion Post 246, Moline. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Wilson died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at his home. He retired in 1991 as a drafting engineer after 10 years at the Rock Island Arsenal. He was born July 23, 1929, in Filley, Neb. He married Luella Andresen in 1973 in Rock Island. She died in 1975. He married Nellie Kuehl in 1977 in Moline. During the Korean War, he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife; and stepsons, Vernon Jacks, Moline, and Gil Kuehl, Roscoe, Ill.
 
Rachel Kauzlarich
 
MOLINE -- Services for Rachel L. Kauzlarich, formerly of 3341 3rd St., Moline, will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Kauzlarich died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island. Rachel Jones was born March 31, 1911, in Mercer County, Ill. She married Victor Kauzlarich in 1934 in Matherville, Ill. He died in 1995. Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include nieces and nephews.
 
Claire James Countryman
 
TIPTON, Iowa -- Claire James Countryman, former resident of Tipton, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 1998, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Born Oct. 19, 1934, in Tipton to Lee Floyd and Elsie Mae (Yetter) Countryman, Claire attended and graduated from Tipton High School in 1952. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953, served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1956. Claire was united in marriage to Virjean Lea Koering on Sept. 27, 1958, in Stanwood. They celebrated their 40th anniversary in September. This marriage was blessed with four sons, Lee, Douglas, Scott and Matthew. Claire went to work for Alcoa at Davenport and retired in February 1990 after 31 years. Shortly after retirement, they moved to Bella Vista, Ark. Claire is survived by his loving wife, Virjean; four sons and daughters-in-law, Lee E. and Brenda Countryman of Coralville, Douglas J. and Linda Countryman of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Scott A. and Gail Countryman of Tipton, and Matthew D. and Victoria Countryman, Bentonville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Robert of Tipton, Hilbert of Moline, and Clarence of Davenport; and a sister, Blanche Bowman of Downey. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tipton with Pastor Mary Eggerling officiating. Burial will be in Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Claire's memory.
 
Tara Catherine Rose Chambers
 
MOLINE -- Tara Catherine Rose Chambers, infant daughter of Angela C. Diehl and Jon D. Chambers of Moline, was stillborn Saturday, Oct. 17, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island. Private family services will be held today. McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial fund to be established in Tara's memory. Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Darcy and David Loete, Moline, Dan and Janna Diehl, Waterloo, Iowa, and David and Donna Chambers, Bettendorf; her great-grandparents LaNeva Birkel, Rock Island, George Birkel, Moline, Mary Diehl, East Moline, Al and Joan Loete, Moline, Coralie Gray, Erie, Ill., and John and Margaret Chambers, Wonder Lake, Ill.; her great-great-grandmothers, Lois Loete, Bettendorf, and Ruby Bedwell, Quincy, Ill.; several aunts and uncles; and one cousin.
 
Wilma Wangelin
 
MILAN, Ill. -- Services for Wilma E. Wangelin, of Milan, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Larson Funeral Home, Milan. Burial will be in Chapel Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Wangelin died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at Rosewood Health Care Center, Moline. She was a beautician in her home in Milan. Wilma Kester was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Rock Island. She married Raymond Wangelin in 1946 in Rock Island. He died in 1976. Memorials may be made to Taylor Ridge United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Candy Frere, Milan; and a granddaughter.
 
William Meredith
 
DAVENPORT -- Memorial services for William E. Meredith, of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport. Private inurnment will be in Trinity Cathedral Columbarium. Following his wishes, the body has been cremated. The family will receive friends in the Great Hall at the cathedral one hour before service time Wednesday. Mr. Meredith died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport, after an extended illness. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Des Moines, to Ezra W. and Florence (Sandy) Meredith. He attended Drake University and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific. William E. Meredith married Shirley M. Muhs on Sept. 26, 1946, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport. He retired in 1983 from Deere & Co. Plow and Planter Works, Moline. His memberships include Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Rock Island Golf Club and the Outing Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; Scott County Humane Society; Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport; and American Cancer Society. Survivors include his wife; sons, Michael Meredith, Denver, and Scott Meredith, Samoa, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Jeanie Meredith, Niwot, Colo.; grandchildren, Molly, Katy, Andy, Joe, Matthew and Amy; and a sister, Elizabeth Souder, Des Moines.
 
Esther Gale
 
MOLINE -- Services for Esther Bursiek Gale, formerly of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon, Ill. Mrs. Gale died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis, Ill. Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements. She retired in 1969 after 15 years at the former Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. Esther Bursiek was born April 7, 1904, in Rockford, Ill. She married Albert Gale in 1931 in Rockford. He died in 1954. Memorials may be made to the church or Christian Friendliness Association. Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn Sollo, Boulder, Colo.; a son, James V., Moline; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 
Christian Kautz
 
BLUE GRASS, Iowa -- Services for Christian "Chris" Kautz, formerly of Blue Grass, have been held. Burial was in Blue Grass Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998. Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kautz worked until 1951 at the former Kautz Produce, Blue Grass. He was born Oct. 26, 1909, in Blue Grass. He married Erna Friedrichsen in 1951. During World War II, he served in the Army and was stationed in Europe. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Jesse Barns, Silvis; and four grandchildren.
 
Dick Meese Sr.
 
GRANVILLE, Ill. -- Dick M. Meese Sr., of Hennepin, formerly of LeClaire, Iowa, died Oct. 16, 1998, at his home. Friends and family are invited to join the family at Rolondo's Restaurant in Hennepin from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in celebration of Dick's life to share the memories he left behind. Mr. Meese was an insurance agent, retiring in 1992. He was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Davenport, to Henry and Mabel (Andress) Meese. He married Helen Dixon on Aug. 23, 1941, in Las Vegas. He was a member of Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club and a former member of the Davenport Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife; sons, Dick M. Meese Jr., Hennepin, Logan H. Meese, Davenport, and Merrill L. Meese, Mechanicsville, Iowa; a daughter, Melissa L. Meese, Poway, Calif.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert Meese, Bettendorf. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Margaret's Hospice, Spring Valley, or a favorite charity. Thanks to those who have helped us through this difficult time. Sincerely,
 
The Meese Family
 
DAVENPORT -- Services have been held for Minnie C. Hartman, of Davenport. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park. Runge Mortuary and Crematory was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hartman died after an extended illness at Fejervary Health Care Center, Davenport. Minnie Cornels was born Dec. 6, 1896, in Davenport. She married Burns Hartman in 1918. He died in 1958. Memorials may be made to Fejervary Health Care Center.
 
Ray Carpenter
 
BETTENDORF -- Services for Ray Carpenter, of Bettendorf, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. The Rev. Ray Corlew of Westside Assembly of God, Davenport, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Carpenter died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, after a brief illness. Ray was the owner and president of Tri-City Blacktop and Illinois-Iowa Blacktop for the past 30 years. The company was started by his father in 1969. He was born Oct. 1, 1945, in Jamison, Mo., to Lawrence H. and Pauline (Robertson) Carpenter. He married Margaret Szymanski in 1971. He was a member and past officer of the Association of General Contractors and a member of the Operators Union Local 150. Ray was very active in truck pulling, owning the Bounty Hunter and the Sundance Kid. He was a two-time national point champion and was a past grand national winner. He also was a two-time championship winner in the two-wheel drive supermodified truck division. He retired from the circuit in 1992. Memorials may be made to Westside Assembly of God. Survivors include a daughter, Ronda Carpenter, a son, Randy Carpenter, his mother, Pauline Carpenter, and a brother, Rick Carpenter, all of Bettendorf; a niece and nephew, Rachel and Luke Carpenter; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence, on Nov. 19, 1978, and a brother, Ron, on Sept. 19, 1997.
 
Edward Gonyier
 
BUFFALO, Iowa -- Services for Edward S. Gonyier, a longtime resident of Buffalo, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Gonyier died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Davenport Good Samaritan Center. He retired as a millwright at Aluminum Company of America and worked 17 years at Martin-Marietta, Buffalo. In earlier years, he had been a commercial fisherman with his father on the Mississippi River. Edward Sylvester Gonyier was born May 21, 1918, in Lansing, Iowa, to George and Ethel (Lowe) Gonyier. He married Mary Helen Ineichen on May 21, 1949, in Buffalo. She died Oct. 28, 1983. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Buffalo, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. During World War II, he served in the Army. Memorials may be made to Davenport Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Russell Griffin, Davenport; a son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Pam Gonyier, Dubuque; six grandchildren; and a sister, Georgena Swayne, Davenport.


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