Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa (2024)

Friday, November 15, 2002 OBITUARIES ES WWW.QCTIMES.COM/OBITUARIES QUAD-CITY TIMES PENDING DAVENPORT James C. "Jim" Hester, 57, Davenport, died Thursday at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Phyllis Mae Hiesterman, 73. Davenport, died Tuesday at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport.

Arrangements are pending at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Jean M. Howard, 65, Davenport, died Thursday at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. Memorial visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at McGinnis, Chambers Sass, Bettendorf.

Further arrangements are pending. EAST MOLINE Robert S. Ligons, 74, Jonesboro, formerly of East Moline, died Wednesday at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, Ga. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary East Moline.

Further arrangements are pending. MOLINE Cleo A. Koonts, 87, Moline, Thursday at Heartland Healthcare Center, Moline. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary 6601 38th Moline. HILLSDALE Adeline B.

Kissel, 78, Hillsdale, died Wednesday at Illini Hospital, Silvis, III. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary 6601 38th Moline. AREA Margrete Doden, 92, Chadwick, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Mount Carroll, Ill. Arrangements are pending at Frank-Law-Jones, Chadwick. Ralph H.

Hilbert, 82, DeWitt, lowa, died Thursday at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Schultz, DeWitt. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Further arrangements are pending. Harold L. Riemers, 79, died Thursday at lowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, lowa. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Durant Cemetery.

Further arrangements are pending at Bentley, Durant. FUNERALS TODAY Julius Barbalics, 1:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Eleanor Bigham, 10:30 a.m., Fippinger, Aledo, Ill. Sue Davis, 10 a.m., DeRoo, Moline.

Philip Downs, 2 p.m., Dudgeon-McCulley, Wapello, lowa. Patricia Edens-Forsythe, 11:30 a.m., Runge, Davenport. Mildred Froehner, 8 p.m., Runge, Davenport. Erling "Al" Hansen, 10 a.m., Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline. Markus Heinrich, 1 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Kewanee, Ill.

Dean Jensen, 10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport. Earnestine Martin, 11 a.m., Greater Antioch Baptist Church, Rock Island. Wilson Miller 1:30 p.m. Hodgson, Rock Island. LaVerna Morrison, 3 p.m., Myers Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore, Geneseo, Ill.

Zaeda Murdock, 5-month-old daughter of Sara Murdock, 10 a.m., George M. Wittich-Lewis, Muscatine, Iowa. Dr. E. Ervin Musk, 10:30 a.m., Bosma-Renkes, Fulton, Ill.

Martha Pauwels, 1 p.m., Larson, Milan. Ill. Henry Rios, 10 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Charles Rockwood, a.m., Wheelan, Rock Island.

Lois Schaefer, 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Patricia Scott, 11 a.m., McGinnis, Chambers Sass, Bettendorf. Edna Simpson, 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, Orion, Alvin Skipper, 2 p.m., Renkes, Fulton, Ill. Amber Spencer, 1 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Kewanee, Ill. Robert Subo, 10 a.m., Vandemore, Atkinson, Ill.

Jonny Thomas, 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport. Richard Watts, 11 a.m., Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Martha Westlake, 10:30 a.m., Sorden-Lewis, Lone Tree, Iowa. Rapids City Rex Witt RAPIDS CITY, Ill. Services for Rex A.

Witt, 38, Desoto, will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Rapids City. Burial will be in Rapids City Cemetery. Mr. Witt died Nov.

5, 2002, in Desoto. He was employed as a truck driver at Callaway Carriers. He was born Jan. 30, 1963, in Moline. He married Sandra Meredith in 1981 in Woodhull.

He married Susan Drasher in 1987 in Alpha. Survivors include his wife, Sue; daughters, Rebekah Witt, Desoto, and Brenna and Michelle Witt, both of Fulton, his parents, Starlin and Diane Witt and Norma Greenwood; grandparents, Steve and Evelyn Winchester and Glen and Blanche Witt; sisters, Teresa Lucas and Lisa Meeks; and stepsisters, Christine Chuich, Cindy Mendoza and Rebecca Thompson. East Moline Constance A. Kelting Ferdinand 'Bud' Kelting EAST MOLINE A joint memorial service for Constance and Ferdinand "Bud" Kelting, Sun City, formerly of East Moline and Davenport, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Trimble Funeral Home, 601 21st Moline.

The Rev. Keith Speaks, Grace Lutheran Church, De Witt, Iowa, will officiate. Visitation is one hour before the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park where Moline American Legion Post 246 will present military honors. Mrs.

Kelting, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at her home in Sun City. Mr. Kelting, also 77, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at St.

Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix. The former Mrs. Kelting Constance Ann Kelly was born Sept. 3, 1925, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Bumgardner) Kelly. Ferdinand Mr.

Kelting Kelting was Mrs. Kelting Mr. Kelting born Nov. 2, 1925, in New Liberty, Iowa, the son of Ferdinand J. and Erna (Kroh) Kelting.

The couple were married March 23, 1948, in Davenport. After serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Ferd was a sales manager in the auto parts distribution industry until 1972, when the couple purchased Olson's Auto Parts, East Moline. They sold the business in 1988 and retired to Sun City, Ariz. Ferd was a member of Oakwood Country Club, Coal Valley, and Milan Gun Club, and was active in downtown East Moline civic and business groups.

In Sun City, he was a member of Willow Brook and Willow Creek country clubs and Sun City Conservation and Sports Club. His hobbies were hunting, target shooting and golfing, and he enjoyed his plane, boat, motor home and cars. Connie enjoyed playing golf and traveling and took special pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ferd was especially devoted to his mother, Erna Augusta Werling. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Research Fund, 736 Federal Davenport, IA 52803.

The couple is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Keith Hyman, Long Grove, Iowa, Eileen and Tom Yeggy, Davenport, and Karen and Leo Blaser, Milan, two grandchildren, Robert H. Brown III, and his wife, Jodi, and their three children of Bettendorf, and Stephanie J. Rodas, and her husband, Marvin, and their two children of Crete, a step-grandson, Shawn K. Hyman, Des Moines; Ferdinand's sister and her husband, Ruth and Harold Goettsch, Davenport; and Constance's brother, William Kelly, Rock Island. "May they rest in peace together forever." Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuner- Katherine Evans EAST MOLINE Services for Katherine L.

Evans, 81, East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Esterdahl Mortuary 6601 38th Moline. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Mrs. Evans died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at her home. She was employed many years as a cook at Country Haven, Sil- Mrs. Evans vis, Ill.

She retired in 1991. Katherine Ward was born July 9, 1921, in Mason City, Neb. She married Gerald Evans in 1942. He died in 1978. Memorials may be made to Pathway Hospice or Dardenne Baptist Church, O'Fallon, Mo.

Survivors include daughters, Joan Galloway, Winfield, Judy Stoedter, Silvis, and Jeanette Johnson, Moline; and son, John, East Moline. Moline Ann Freeberg MOLINE Moline, died 2002, at Trinity West Campus, a courageous Services will day at Christ the King Chapel of St. Ambrose University, Davenport. Private burial will be in Swanwick, Ill. Visitation is 2-5 p.m.

Sunday Ann Freeberg, 57, Thursday, Nov. 14, Medical CenterRock Island, after battle with cancer. be 10 a.m. Mon- Miss Freeberg at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a Christian wake service will be held at 5 p.m. Ann was born June 6, 1945, in Carbondale, the daughter of Dr.

William and Wilabel (Frassato) Freeberg. She received her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Iowa in 1991. She attended Southern Illinois University where she received her M.A. in behavioral science in 1973 and a B.A.

in anthropology in 1967. Ann had served as director of education at Putnam Museum, Davenport, from 1982 to 1986. She began teaching sociology at St. Ambrose in 1973 and also taught part time at Augustana College, Rock Island. She became an assistant professor of sociology at St.

Ambrose in 1990 and director of assessment in 1993. In 1986, she was appointed dean of continuing education. In 1994, she was appointed vice president of institutional research at St. Ambrose. For eight years, she served in this capacity, gathering and analyzing information to evaluate and improve St.

Ambrose University and also acting as one of six officers in Pres. Edward Rogalski's cabinet. She published numerous writings and scholarly articles, including one on the effects of drugs on aging and another on the effects of simulation games on cognitive knowledge. Ann received various academic grants from the National Endowment for Humanities that allowed her to study and promote secondary education, the history and heritage of local German culture and the prehistoric inhabitants of Mississippi Valley. She served as a longtime member of Junior League of the Quad-Cities and a volunteer consultant to the Iowa Gerontology Model Project.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline, and was named Ambrosian of the month in September by St. Ambrose University. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose University, Davenport, or Touch of Nature, in care of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Survivors include a son, Anthony Mandolini, Moline; a daughter, Alicia Mandolini, Kenosha, her mother, Wilabel Freeberg, Moline; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and James Kelly, Damascus, a brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Mary Carol Freeberg, Waverly, two nieces; a nephew; an aunt, Janet Hale, and an uncle, Robert Frassato, both of Pinckneyville, and several cousins and her dear friend, Dennis DePorter, Rock Island.

She was preceded in death by Davenport Edward Dettman DAVENPORT Memorial services for Edward M. "Ted" Dettman, 70, Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at CunnickCollins Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Private family burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Mr. Dettman died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his home, after an extended illness. He was employed as a carpenter for many years, most recently at Ray Greving Mr.

Dettman Construction. He retired in 1994. Mr. Dettman He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Davenport.

He married Carole Lane in 1956 in Davenport. During the Korean War, he served as a sergeant in the Air Force. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dettman Family Memorial Fund for their favorite charities. Survivors include his wife, Carole; and daughter, Tari Dettman, son, Mark, sister, Marilyn Seligman, and brother, Hans, all of Davenport. BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

Patricia Bush was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Davenport, to Paul and Rehfuss. Following graduation from Davenport High School, she attended St. John's College, Winfield, Kan. She married the Rev.

Gene H. Bush in 1961. They lived in North Dakota, Iowa and Ohio, where Pastor Bush was ministering. Pat attended Lima Technical College and Ohio State University Extension from where she received an A.A. in nursing.

She worked at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, Ohio, before moving to Bakersfield with her family in 1977. Pat was active with her husband in his 22-year ministry at Lutheran Church of Prayer, Bakersfield. She taught Bible classes, led women's retreats and chaired many organizations, boards and committees. She was president of San Joaquin Zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League for four years.

Pat worked as a registered nurse for San Dimas Medical Center for 10 years. She volunteered at Bakersfield Pregnancy Center and subsequently was hired as assistant client services director and coordinator of the PACE program, a ministry to post-abortion women and men. Pat had a heart to assist women in crisis or those who had suffered loss. She loved to study and teach the Word of God. Her first love was her Lord, and then her family.

Her deepest desire was that they have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and that they live a life of service to the Lord. Survivors include her husband, Gene; son, David, Fresno; daughter, Becky Thomas, and husband, Jimmy, Bakersfield; son, Jonathan, and wife, Amy, Bakersfield; mother, Selma Rehfuss; grandchildren, Zachary, Alex, Ben and Kristen Thomas and Nathan and Allison Bush; sister, Paulette Waech, and husband, Reynold, Davenport; brother, Jerry Rehfuss, and wife, Anne, Roswell, brother, Robert Rehfuss, and wife, Jeanne, Coralville, Iowa; sister-in-law, Judy Marsolek, and husband, Gene, Littleton, uncle, Allen Kahl, Muscatine, Iowa; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial services will be 11 a.m.

Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church. Private interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Bakersfield Pregnancy Center or Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Ronald Byerly DAVENPORT Byerly, 67, merly of 13, 2002, Jacksonville, Memorial Patricia Bush Ronald L.

Crossville, forDavenport, died Nov. at St. Luke's Hospital, Fla. services will be 10 a.m. Dec.

7 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport. He was employed as an electrician at Ralston Purina, Cater- Mr. Byerly pillar and Pratt Whitney. Mr.

Byerly He was born April 30, 1935. He married Nancy Reyelts in 1956 in Calamus, Iowa. He married Barbara Groth in 1986 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughters, Tanya Chahal, San Jose, and Tamara Fontana, Palm Beach Gardens, sons, Timothy, Reading, and Todd, Bettendorf; stepsons, Tim Groth, North Palm Beach, and Steve Groth, Jacksonville, 10 grandchildren; his mother, Elnora Byerly, De Witt, Iowa; sisters, Mary Noel, Grand Mound, Iowa, and RuthAnn McCoy, Marietta, and brothers, Jim, Altamonte Springs, John, Jackson, Raymond, Sheboygan, and Tom, Denton, Texas. Obituary policy: The Quad-City Times publishes standard obituary notices as a public service, without charge.

This page also includes Custom Obituaries, a service for families wishing to include additional information at a Pleasant Valley Martha Holst PLEASANT VALLEY, Iowa Miss Martha Holst, 96, Pleasant Valley, formerly of rural Princeton, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Riverview Manor, Pleasant Valley, after an extended illness. Services will be 10 a.m. Satur- day at Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Miss Holst She was born June 13, 1906, in Princeton, Iowa, the daughter of Claus and Minna (Lange) Holst. Miss Holst farmed with her brother, Walter, in the Princeton, Iowa, area. She was a member of Echo Rebekah Lodge, Princeton. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hour or American Cancer Society.

Survivors include five cousins, Marie Radke, Aurelia, Iowa, Cora Frank, Hastings, Ella Meyer, Tilden, Harold Friedrich, Storm Lake, Iowa, and Hugo Holst, Walcott, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Walter, in 1986, and Harry, in 1929. Robert Warner Miss Holst PLEASANT VALLEY, Iowa Robert H. Warner, 77, Pleasant Valley, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, after an extended illness.

Private family services will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. McGinnis, Chambers Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf, is assisting the family. Robert was born March 12, 1925, in Swan, Iowa, the son of Edna A. and Mabel (Henry) Warner. He married Beverly Meyer on Dec.

22, 1950, in Rock Island. He was employed as a foreman in the foil mill at Alcoa for 32 years, retiring in 1980. During World War II, Robert served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Alcoa Retirees Club.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Genesis Hospice. Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Beverly; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Denny Oltman, Anamosa, Iowa, and Jacqueline and Steve Ernst, Enver Grove Heights, sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Sharon Warner, Bettendorf, and Robert and Judy Warner, Chicago; nine grandchildren; and a sister, June Combs, Banning, Calif. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gail; his parents; three sisters; and a brother. Another Bill in the Mail? For more information on EZ. Pay or to sign up, call 383-2250 or 1-800-452-7570.

Call Today! Quad-City LeClaire Cecil Fletcher LeCLAIRE, Iowa Cecil L. Fletcher, 84, a lifelong resident of LeClaire, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center- West Campus, Davenport. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McGinnis, Chambers Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf.

Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Princeton, Mr. Fletcher Iowa. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr.

Fletcher, a well-known historian, musician, author and ardent admirer of Buffalo Bill Cody, was born on the family farm in LeClaire on July 8, 1918, the son of John W. and Lena Mae (Helble) Fletcher. He attended rural Scott County schools and attended Rodeheaver School of Music in Winona Lake, Ind. Cecil was an accomplished musician and played the trumpet and bass fiddle in a number of area bands for many years. In addition, he was a farmer, song writer, penned the book, "The Life of a Rusticator from Buffalo Bill Ground and Napsinekee Hollow," and recorded two music albums and several history tapes as well.

Many folks will remember the little wayside chapel Cecil built at his home in Nap-Sim-Ekee Hollow. He was a member and former vice president of Scott County Historical Society, a director of Buffalo Bill Museum, a former deacon and choir leader of LeClaire Baptist Church, a former director of Federal Land Bank Association of Omaha and a member of Tri-City Musicians Union, Local 67. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Bill Museum of LeClaire. Those left to honor his memory include his nieces, Beverly Golden, and her husband, Jim, and Priscilla Cornelison, and her husband, Sam, all of Davenport; his nephews, John Schlump, and his wife, Laurel, Charles City, Iowa, Jan Bucks, and his wife, Karen, Tarpon Springs, and Jim Schlump and Joel Schlump, both of LeClaire; eight grandnieces and grandnephews; and six greatgrandnieces and great-grandnephews. Cecil was preceded in death by his sisters, Clover Bucks and Violet Schlump; and his parents.

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