Our Obituaries

Earl L. Loupa

November 1, 1928 - February 26, 2017

Earl Lee Loupa, 88, of Rock Island, passed away in Rock Island on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, after a brief illness. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the family. Earl was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Rock...
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Earl Loupa

November 1, 1928 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL.
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Walter James Mitchum

August 18, 1954 - February 21, 2017

Walter J. Mitchum, 62, of Port Byron, IL passed away February 21, 2017 at his home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HodgsonFuneralHome.com.Walter was born August 18, 1954 in Mineral Wells, Texas to James and Mable ...
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Walter J. Mitchum

August 18, 1954 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL.
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Melba Annette Haberthur

August 21, 1915 - February 16, 2017

Melba Annette (nee Ekstrom) Haberthur, age 101, of Rock Island, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Silver Cross Health & Rehabilitation Pavilion at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.A eulogy and committal services will be held at the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, 30th Street and Blackhawk Road, Rock Island, IL at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 20. Friends and family are invited to...
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Frances Kososki

December 5, 1926 - February 14, 2017

Frances Kososki, 90 of Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, formerly of Moline, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the care center.Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, at First Covenant Church, 3303 41st Street, Moline. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family....
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Christa Irene Hart

March 18, 1966 - January 30, 2017

Christa Irene Hart, 50 of Silver Cross Health & Rehabilitation Pavilion at Friendship Manor, Rock Island, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Pavilion.Memorial services will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Avenue, East Moline. The family will receive guests beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Inurnment will take place at...
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Charlotte Ann McAdams

May 6, 1934 - January 16, 2017

Charlotte Ann Nabors McAdams, 82 of Moline, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at home.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 20, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. A celebration of life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2601 15th Street, Moline. Interment will take place on Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend...
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Alta Louise Lyon

October 7, 1913 - January 14, 2017

Alta Louise Lyon, 103, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens.Alta was born on Oct. 7, 1913, in...
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Randall Edward Henkel

May 28, 1956 - January 12, 2017

Randall Edward "Randy" Henkel, 60 of Bettendorf, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 16, at The Runge Mortuary, 838 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Chippiannock...
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Florence Irene Roberson

August 13, 1922 - December 27, 2016

Florence "Flo" Roberson, 94, of Milan, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at UnityPoint-Trinity in Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 10:00am Friday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow, and inurnment will take place at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to...
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Dale Lee Hofer

November 19, 1946 - December 18, 2016

Dale Lee Hofer, Sr., age 70 of Moline, formerly of Taylor Ridge, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America...
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Sherry Arlene Lewis

October 27, 1949 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL.
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Patrick Matthew Taylor McAdams

March 1, 1959 - December 5, 2016

Patrick Matthew Taylor McAdams, 57, of East Moline, passed away, Monday, December 5, 2016 at Trinity Rock Island.A celebration of life will be held at 6:30 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Community of Christ, 1525 48th Street Place, Moline. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until service time at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Chippianock Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Ruth S. Perfi

May 24, 1927 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL.
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Ruth Maxine Pauwels

June 25, 1927 - December 2, 2016

Ruth M Pauwels, 89, of Davenport, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. Ruth was born June 25, 1927 in Centerville, Iowa, to Daniel and Mary (Brown) Engle....
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Pamela S. Schulz

June 9, 1954 - November 10, 2016

Pamela S. Schulz, 62, of East Moline passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Aperion Care, East Moline. Private family services will be held at Rock Island Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Hodgsonfuneralhome.com. She was born June 9, 1954 in Rock Island, IL, daughter of George and Betty (Lea)...
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Judith Ann Garcia

October 24, 1942 - November 5, 2016

Judith A. Garcia, 74, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Central Church of Christ, Davenport. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.theHodgsonFuneralHome.com. Judith was born on October 24, 1942 in...
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Kevin Ray Plaster

March 30, 1959 - September 29, 2016

Kevin R. Plaster, 57 of Rock Island, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at home.His body has been cremated, and private inurnment will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.Kevin was born on March 30, 1959 in Columbia, MO, a son of Elbert "Buck" and Jane (Old) Plaster. Kevin served his country in the U.S. Army; later working as a...
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Dorothy M. Hanson

April 23, 1926 - September 29, 2016

Dorothy Mae Hanson went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 29th, 2016. She passed peacefully at the home of her daughter in Viola, IL, after an extended illness.Viewing and a time for friends and family to share in food and fellowship will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Community of Christ Church, 1525 48th St. Place, Moline. Cremation will follow, with private inurnment...
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Vicki L. Green

April 3, 1954 - September 25, 2016

Vicki Lynn Green, 62 of Rock Island, died Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf, Iowa.In accordance with her wishes, her body will be cremated. A celebration of Vicki's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday. In...
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Ernest Wayne Berhenke

November 8, 1940 - September 22, 2016

Ernest Wayne Bernenke, Sr., 75 of Taylor Ridge, passed away at home on September 22, 2016.A celebration of life will be held on Monday, September 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Prospect Park Pavilion, Moline. At Mr. Berhenke's request, no flowers, please. Memorials may be made to the family. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.Ernest was born on November 8, 1940 in Rock Island, a...
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Gloria Ann Heath

January 20, 1934 - September 21, 2016

Gloria Ann Heath, 82 of Englewood, Florida, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Englewood Health & Rehab Center.Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.Gloria was born on January 20, 1934...
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Roscoe W. Fry

June 24, 1948 - August 31, 2016

Roscoe Wade "Lucky" Fry, 68 of East Moline, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at home. In accordance with his wishes, his body will be cremated. No services will be held at this time. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family. Roscoe was born on June 24, 1948, in Spickard, MO, a son of Junior Herman and Betty Jean (Rooks) Fry. For many years, he owned and operated East Moline...
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Carole Ann Kudelka

February 21, 1938 - August 21, 2016

Carole Ann Kudelka, 78 of the Coventry Apartments, Rock Island, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the...
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Matthew F. Parker

December 21, 1925 - August 4, 2016

Matthew F. Parker, Jr., 90 of Rock Island, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Homegoing services will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Avenue, Rock Island. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, with honors provided...
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Hazel L. Cooley

February 2, 1913 - July 5, 2016

Hazel L. Cooley, 103 of Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, formerly of The Fort Armstrong, Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Hope Creek.In accordance with her wishes, her body will be cremated. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, IL. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.Hazel was born on February 2, 1913 in Havana, IL...
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Velma W. Collier

September 25, 1930 - July 4, 2016

Velma W. Collier, 85 of Rock Island, died Monday, July 4, 2016, at UnityPoint Health Trinity Rock Island.Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, at Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Hodgson Funeral Home is assisting the family.Velma was born on...
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Gloria S. Graves

January 26, 1946 - June 11, 2016

Gloria "Sue" Graves, 70 of the Cotton Mill, Rock Island, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at The Runge Mortuary, 838 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.Gloria "Sue" was born on...
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Helen I. Melow

July 3, 1924 - June 6, 2016

Helen Irene Melow, 91 of Rock Island, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at home in the care of UnityPoint Hospice after a lingering illness.Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mausoleum chapel at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, where interment will follow. Memorials may be made to the...
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Ruth E. Buckles

February 15, 1927 - May 27, 2016

Ruth Ellen Buckles, 89 of the Coventry Apartments, Rock Island, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island.Funeral services will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 1, at Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Avenue, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the church on Wednesday. Interment will take place at Rock Island National...
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Jamesena Terrell

December 16, 1948 - May 17, 2016

Jamesena Terrell, 67 of Oxford Junction, IA, formerly of Rock Island and Joliet, IL, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at home, following an extended illness. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Cremation will be private, and inurnment will take place at a later date. Jamesena was born on December 16, 1948 in Knoxville, TN, the daughter of James...
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Robert Lee Bowman

February 7, 1921 - May 9, 2016

Robert L. Bowman, 95 of Rock Island, died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Silver Cross Nursing Center at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion...
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Eleanor A. E. Senske

July 6, 1927 - May 5, 2016

Eleanor A. E. Miller Senske, 88, formerly of Rock Island, passed away on May 5, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Graveside funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Island.Eleanor was born in Sylvia, KS on July 6, 1927, the daughter of Henry and Lena ...
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Julie Kay Burton

December 11, 1954 - April 28, 2016

Julie Kay Burton, age 61 of Rock Island, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at University Hospital, Iowa City, IA, following an extended illness.A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Milan. In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated. Memorials may be made to the family. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family...
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Doris M. Sittler

January 2, 1927 - March 31, 2016

Doris M. Sittler, age 89 of Rock Island Nursing & Rehab, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at UnityPoint Health - Trinity, Rock Island.Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at Rock Island National Cemetery. Family and friends should meet at Hodgson Funeral Home, 608 20th Street, Rock Island, by 9:30 a.m. Monday for a procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers,...
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Margaret M. Kiefer

May 21, 1921 - March 17, 2016

Our dear Margaret "Marge" Kiefer, age 94, died Thursday, March 17, 2016.Margaret "Marge" Haines Kiefer was born May 21, 1921 in Glenwood, Iowa (Mills County) to Everett and Fern Evans Haines. She graduated from high school in Clinton, Iowa. There she worked at various jobs during World War II, including making cellophane at DuPont Plant. In Clinton, she met and married the love of her life,...
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Glenn D. Rushing

July 10, 1931 - March 11, 2016

Glenn D. Rushing, 84, formerly of Alexis, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.A memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Graveside services and inurnment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the Patriot Guard Riders. Glenn was born July 10, 1931...
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Jane E. Bussman

December 15, 1919 - February 18, 2016

Jane E. Bussman, 96 of the Lighthouse at Silvis, passed from life February 18, 2016, joining her husband, Mark, at a heavenly golf course where they will continue to share their love of golf.Jane was born on December 15, 1919 in Minneapolis, MN, a daughter of Harry and Grace (Satrum) Wentzel, and her heart never left the Twin Cities. She married Mark A. Bussman on July 12, 1941 in Minneapolis. He...
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Barbara Goold

November 25, 1934 - February 4, 2016

Barbara S. Goold, 81 of Rock Island, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.Barbara...
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Stanley Joe Kimmins

September 8, 1949 - January 25, 2016

Stanley Joe Kimmins, age 66 of Rock Island, died Monday, January 25, 2016 in Davenport. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 1, at Olivet Baptist Church, 1115 21st Ave., Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Stanley was...
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Lyle K. Wheeler

February 6, 1935 - January 19, 2016

Lyle K. Wheeler, age 80 of Davenport, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society, Davenport, Iowa.His body will be cremated, and inurnment will take place at a later date. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family.Lyle was born on February 6, 1935 in Rock Island, a son of Lyle F. and Mildred (Rifley) Wheeler. He worked for many years in the heating and cooling...
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Willodeen Myers

September 10, 1926 - January 18, 2016

Willodeen Myers, age 89 of Rock Island, died Monday, January 18, 2016 in the care of Genesis Hospice at the home of her son in Moline.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Willodeen was born on September 10,...
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Jack Lee Pettit

May 1, 1930 - January 6, 2016

Jackie Lee "Jack" Pettit, 85, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Silver Cross Pavilion, Friendship Manor, Rock Island.Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 11, in the mausoleum chapel at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery where interment will follow. No visitation will be held. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting with funeral arrangements.Jack was born on...
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Helen Peak

November 27, 1920 - December 6, 2015

Helen Peak, age 95 of Rock Island, died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Silver Cross Nursing Center at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.There will be no funeral services. Private interment will take place at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family.Helen was born on November 27,...
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Terri Lynn Adams

September 1, 1955 - October 13, 2015

Terri Lynn Adams, age 60 of Davenport, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at home.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 16, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. A celebration of life will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.Terri was born on September 1, 1955 in...
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Marjorie Hintz

March 4, 1926 - September 28, 2015

Marjorie M. (Klinkerman) Hintz died Monday, September 28, 2015, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island. Services will be at 11AM Saturday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island. Burial will at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 10-11AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3301 24th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Mrs. Hintz was born March...
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Bernard Heitz

December 16, 1938 - September 27, 2015

Bernard "Benny" Heitz, 77, of Rock Island, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island.Services will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:00 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home, visitation will be two hours prior to service. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.HodgsonFuneralHome.com.Benny was...
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Ruby Louise Jecks

February 3, 1928 - September 25, 2015

Ruby Louise Jecks, 87, of Rock Island passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at Unity Point, Rock Island.Funeral services will be held Friday, October 2, 2015 11:00 a.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:00-11:00 a.m. Friday prior to the service and Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island. ...
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Herbert F. Engleking

July 10, 1926 - September 24, 2015

Herbert F. Engleking, 89, of Moline, passed away, Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Unity Point, Rock Island Campus. Memorial services will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline with visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island. Online tributes...
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Gregory T. Recksieck

November 17, 1945 - September 20, 2015

Gregory T. Recksieck, of Rock Island Nursing & Rehab Center, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at UnityPoint Health - Trinity, Rock Island.His body will be cremated. No services are scheduled at this time. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is in charge of arrangements.Gregory was born on November 17, 1945 in Rock Island, the son of Howard Louis and Dolores (Kipping) Recksieck. He was a 1967...
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Margaret E. Logsdon

December 13, 1924 - September 18, 2015

Margaret E. Logsdon, age 90 of Rock Island, died Friday, September 18, 2015 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice in Bettendorf, IA.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 22 at Two Rivers United Methodist Church, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Two Rivers...
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Linda Kay Hawkins

December 28, 1954 - September 16, 2015

Linda Kay Hawkins, 60, Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Rock Island, died September 16, 2015, at Mease Dunedin Hospital.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, with military honors bestowed by Vietnam Veterans...
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John W. Haney

April 14, 1928 - August 28, 2015

John Wendell Haney, 87, of Milan, passed away, Friday, August 28, 2015 at Avonlea Cottage.Funeral services will be held at 10AM, Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Hodgson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM, Monday August 31, 2015 at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 6:30PM. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to...
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Donna Kay Durbin

November 19, 1941 - August 13, 2015

Donna Kay (Lindoerfer) Durbin, a lifelong advocate for foster care and family values, lost her battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 13th, 2015, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf, with her family by her side.The 73-year-old mother of three sons, Jason, a Chicago firefighter and twin sons, Jimmy and Joseph, both in the cleaning business, was the consummate caregiver. Her challenges always...
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Dorothy Maxine Black

September 16, 1921 - August 9, 2015

Dorothy Maxine Black, 93 of Moline, formerly of Rock Island, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place privately at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society...
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John Tilden Suggs

February 8, 1942 - July 28, 2015

John Tilden Suggs, Jr., 73 of Milan, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home.His body has been cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will take place privately at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.John was born on February 8, 1942 in Harrison, Arkansas, the son of John T. and Anna L. (Hodge) Suggs, Sr...
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Wallace Schwahn

June 2, 1923 - July 22, 2015

Wallace William "Wally" Schwahn, 92, of Rock Island; passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Rock Island. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be Monday from 11:30 am until the service, at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to any local hospice group or the American Cancer Society. Interment will follow at...
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Matthew J. Knoles

March 15, 1979 - July 3, 2015

Matthew J. Knoles, age 36 of Rock Island, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at home.Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, with inurnment to follow. Following the services at the cemetery, family and friends are invited to Edgewood Baptist Church, 2704 38th Street, Rock Island, for a meal and time of fellowship. Memorials may be made to the family....
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Mary Cynthia Henkel

August 20, 1958 - July 3, 2015

Mary Cynthia Henkel, age 56 of Bettendorf, died Friday, July 03, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to...
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Carroll L. Coulston

December 16, 1949 - June 19, 2015

Carroll L. Coulston, 65 of Moline, died Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home.A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Born in Johnson City, TN, to Cleatis and Gay V. (Conklin) Coulston, Carroll lived in Rock Island in the family home until 1991 when he married...
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Charles F. Miller

February 11, 1930 - June 7, 2015

Charles Francis Miller, age 85 of Muscatine, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf, IA.Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.Charles was born on February 11, 1930 in Rock Island, the son of Charles and Margaret (Crimm) Miller....
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Terry Wayne Davis

July 3, 1961 - April 15, 2015

Terry Wayne Davis, 53 of Rock Island, passed away April 15, 2015 at UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island, with his family at his side.Visitation will be held Thursday, April 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home, 608 20th Street, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 929 14th Street, Rock Island. Interment will follow at...
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Chester Michael Wilkins

May 31, 1948 - April 11, 2015

Chester Michael "Mike" Wilkins, age 66 of Rock Island, formerly of Normal, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at home.Visitation will be Saturday, April 18th from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. A celebration of life service will begin on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Private cremation will follow. Memorials may be made to the Blackhawk Area...
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Margaret Louise Stephens

July 28, 1944 - March 21, 2015


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Roberta May Brinker

December 22, 1921 - March 21, 2015

Roberta M. Brinker, age 93 of LaGrange, Indiana, formerly from Rock Island, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made...
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Esperanza G. Rodriguez

July 18, 1927 - March 15, 2015

Esperanza G. "Hope" Rodriguez, age 87 of East Moline, a resident of Riverwood Rehab, was called to her eternal home to be with the love of her life, her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, March 15, 2015.Services will be private. Interment will take place at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Condolences may be left for the family at www.hodgsonfuneralhome.com. Esperanza was born on July...
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Virginia Lee Farmer

January 27, 1925 - March 14, 2015

Virginia Lee Farmer, age 90 of Rock Island, passed away on March 14, 2015 at UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island.In accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremated. A memorial visitation will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family.Virginia was born on January 27, 1925 in Floyd County, KY, the...
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Lorraine Helen Hosier

December 20, 1921 - March 13, 2015

Lorraine H. Hosier, 93, of Olympia Fields, IL, formerly of Rock Island, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Olympia Fields. As per her wishes, a service for immediate family will be held, and burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to www.attpioneervolunteers.org or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hodgsonfuneralhome...
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Morris Leon Seymour

April 3, 1939 - March 10, 2015

Morris Leon "Junk" Seymour, age 75 of the Coventry Apartments, Rock Island, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services in Davenport.In accordance with his wishes, his body will be cremated. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Morris was born on April 3, 1939 in near...
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Jon Kenneth Newkirk

November 20, 1944 - March 4, 2015

Jon Kenneth Newkirk, age 70 of Rock Island, died Wednesday, March 04, 2015, in Rock Island.In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated. A celebration of his life and picnic lunch will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sunset Park, Rock Island. The family will receive visitors at the large picnic shelter on the east side of Lake Potter, where they hope to share...
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James Edwin Tolle

July 26, 1933 - February 21, 2015

James Edwin "Jim" Tolle, age 81 of Coal Valley, formerly of New Smyrna Beach, FL, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island.Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, with...
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Paul E. Heath

March 19, 1931 - February 15, 2015

Paul E. Heath, Jr., age 83 of Englewood, Florida, died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Englewood Health & Rehab, Englewood, FL.Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, where military honors will be...
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Betty J. Holzer

June 14, 1920 - February 9, 2015

Betty Holzer, 94, of Rock Island passed away Monday, February 9, 2014 at her home in Rock Island. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Tuesday. Interment will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island.Betty was born June 14, 1920, the...
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Betty Ellen Kemp

July 18, 1948 - February 7, 2015

Betty Ellen Kemp, age 66 of Rock Island, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and loved ones on February 7, 2015.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. Memorials may be made to the family. Betty was born on July 18,...
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Henry Charles Wehking

August 17, 1936 - February 6, 2015

Henry Charles "Hank" Wehking, Jr., age 78 of Milan, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA.A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Inurnment will follow the memorial service at Rock Island National...
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Jean Anna Cooper

November 24, 1927 - January 14, 2015

Jean Anna Cooper, 87, of Rock Island, IL, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at her home. In accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremated. A celebration of her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 23, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. The family will receive visitors from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Rock Island National...
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Shawn Alan Gustafson

January 16, 1965 - January 13, 2015

Shawn Alan Gustafson, age 49 of Rock Island, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his residence at Watch Hill Tower, Rock Island.Graveside services will take place at the interment chapel of Chippiannock Cemetery, 2901 12th Street, Rock Island at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 20, where interment will follow. Hodgson Funeral Home is assisting the family.Shawn was born on February 15, 1965 in Rock...
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Ignacio Romo

January 8, 1923 - January 10, 2015

Ignacio Romo, Sr., age 92 of Rock Island, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Rock Island Nursing & Rehab Center.Visitation will be on Thursday, January 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association...
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Jackie Lee Collins

May 27, 1940 - January 8, 2015

Jackie Lee Collins, 74 of Rock Island, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at UnityPoint Health-Trinity, Rock Island.His body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday. Inurnment will be private at a later date.Jackie was born on May 27, 1940 in Kewanee,...
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Vera L. Nelson

October 17, 1924 - January 4, 2015

Vera Lee Winifred Nelson, age 90 of Rock Island, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Rock Island.In accordance with her wishes, her body will be cremated. Services and inurnment will take place at a future date at the Dallas Cemetery in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa, where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Robert E. Nelson, who passed away on October 6, 2009. Memorials may be made to the Quad City...
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Melvin E. Rosenthal

August 19, 1936 - December 25, 2014

Melvin E. "Blackie" Rosenthal, age 78 of Rock Island, died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at his home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Melvin was born...
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William Bernauer

May 24, 1922 - December 15, 2014

William "Bill" Bernauer, 92, of Rock Island, passed away, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center - Illini Campus, Silvis, Illinois.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 18, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, at Church of Peace United Church of Christ, 1114 12th Street, Rock Island. Interment will follow at...
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Max Smith

July 14, 1932 - December 11, 2014

Max "Macky" Smith Jr., 82, of Rock Island, passed away December 11, 2014 at Unity Point, Rock Island Campus.Funeral services will be held at 12PM, Monday, December 15, 2014 at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island with visitation held on hour prior at the church. Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM, Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the church with Eastern Star Services and Masonic Services beginning at...
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Erma Deitrich

April 7, 1925 - December 9, 2014

Erma Deitrich, 89, of Rock Island, passed away, December 9, 2014 at Unity Point, Rock IslandFuneral services will be held at 10AM on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Hodgson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM, Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veteran or to USO. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Online tributes may be...
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James H. Bolis

October 13, 1928 - December 5, 2014

James H. Bolis, 86, of Rock Island, passed away, Friday, December 5, 2014 at Unity Pointe, Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at 10AM, Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chapel Grove Cemetery, Taylor Ridge. Memorials may be made to the Milan Humane Society. ...
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John G. Ostrom

March 20, 1954 - November 28, 2014

John Gerald Ostrom, age 60 of Rock Island, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at home in the care of UnityPoint Hospice and his family.In accordance with his wishes, his body will be cremated. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the New Boston Cemetery, New Boston, IL. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.John was born on March 20, 1954 in Delavan, IL, the son of Gerald...
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Loreta Mercedes O'Kelly

August 28, 1921 - November 26, 2014

Loreta Mercedes O'Kelly, age 93 of Chicago, formerly of the Fort Armstrong Senior Residence in Rock Island, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the LIttle Sisters of the Poor home in Chicago.In accordance with her wishes, her body will be cremated. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. For information, please call 309-788-5649.Loreta Mercedes was born on August 28, 1921...
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Alfred Russell Johnson

December 3, 1921 - November 19, 2014

Alfred Russell Johnson, age 92 of Riverwood Rehab in East Moline, Illinois, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Riverwood Rehab.In accordance with his wishes, his body will be cremated, and his cremated remains placed at the Philadelphia Cemetery in Mystic, Iowa. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.Alfred was born on December 3, 1921 in Apponoose County, Iowa, the son of...
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Merle F. Paustian

April 23, 1924 - November 17, 2014

Merle F. Paustian, age 90 of Rock Island, died Monday, November 17, 2014 at home.Mr. Paustian's body was cremated, and his cremated remains will be placed at the Rock Island National Cemetery, according to his wishes. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is in charge of arrangements.Merle was born on April 23, 1924 in Davenport, the son of Frank and Rose (Goettsch) Paustian. He was a graduate of...
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Lois A. Jackson

March 20, 1927 - November 11, 2014

Lois Allene Erickson Jackson, 87, formerly of Rock Island, passed away, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Service and visitation location have been changed. Funeral services will be held at 10AM , Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock...
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Linda P. Washburn

June 19, 1956 - November 10, 2014

Linda P. Washburn, age 58, of Rock Island, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014, at UnityPoint Trinity Rock Island. Visitation will be Monday, November 17, from 4-7 pm at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday the mortuary. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Estates, Moline. Hodgson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....
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Bernice Hill

February 22, 1927 - October 22, 2014

Bernice Hill, age 87 of Rock Island, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.Funeral services will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Ave, Rock Island, where the family will greet visitors from 12:00 noon until the time of services. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to the...
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James W. Caruth

December 18, 1929 - October 16, 2014

James Wallace "Wally" Caruth, 84, of Coal Valley, died Thursday, Oct.16, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Hodgson Funeral Home,Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct.20, at First Church of the Nazarene, Rock Island. Interment willfollow at Rose Lawn Memorial Estates, Moline, where...
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Phillip Eugene Waters

September 15, 1957 - September 30, 2014

Phillip Eugene Waters, age 57 of Rock Island, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island.Cremation was private. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, assisted the family.Phillip was born on September 15, 1957 in Rock Island, the son of Homer and Lorain (Kee) Waters. His life was devoted to writing poetry and his family. He enjoyed shooting pool, cooking, and music...
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Mary Anguiano

October 5, 1934 - September 14, 2014

Mary Anguiano, 79, of Rock Island passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Bettendorf Health Care. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, September 17, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. A Prayer Service will be at 4:45 PM with the visitation from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. ...
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Caryl Anice Van Hyfte

May 1, 1938 - August 29, 2014

Caryl A. Van Hyfte, 76, of Rock Island passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Hodgson Funeral Home in Rock Island, IL. Memorials may be made to the family.Caryl was born May 1, 1938 in Paris, IL to Clifford &...
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Dorothy J. Pippert

March 4, 1942 - August 13, 2014

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Helen Elizabeth Hoover

March 30, 1929 - August 10, 2014

Helen E. Hoover, 85, formerly of Bettendorf and Milan, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at St. Mary's Health Care & Rehab in Davenport.Funeral services will begin at noon on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be...
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Bernadine Nola Ehman

January 23, 1911 - July 22, 2014

Bernadine Nola Ehman, age 103 of the Coventry Apartments, Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services held. Private Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Rock Island. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.Bernadine was born on January 23, 1911 in Rubio, IA,...
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