Drewes, Brent A.
September 19, 1959 - May 03, 2004
Brent A. Drewes, 44, of Moline died Monday May 3, 2004 at home due to diabetic complications. Brent had struggled with type one diabetes since childhhood. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday May 7, 2004 at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. There will be a visitation one hour prior to service at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd., 6601-38th Ave., Moline. Brent was born September 19, 1959 in Moline to H. Frank and Katrena J. Harrelson Drewes. He attended Moline High School. He enjoyed working with his hands and was great at fixing things. SURVIVORS: Father, H. Frank Drewes, Moline,, Sister: Laurie (Alan) Ford, Rock Island Brothers: Jeff (Carol) Drewes, St. Louis Brian Drewes and Linda Gonzalez, Moline Aunts and Uncles Janet (Stan) Woods Moline Dorothy (Laverne) Behrendt, Port Byron Special Friend Kathy Fernetti, Moline, Several neices, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.
Webb, Lucille W.
July 25, 1921 - May 01, 2004
Visitation: 11-12 p.m. May 05, 2004 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Moline
Funeral Service: 12 p.m. May 05, 2004 at at the church
Lucille W. Webb, age 82, of Chicago and formerly of Moline died May 1, 2004 at Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago, IL. Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday, May 5th at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Moline with the Rev. Melvin Grimes officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time at the church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to the Moline Animal Shelter. Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. is assisting the family. Lucille was born on July 25, 1921 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of Chester and Gertrude Mayhew Wheeler. Lucille was employed by the New York Store in Moline and later worked for the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1982 after 20 years. Lucille confessed Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was very devoted to her family. In 2001, she moved to Chicago, Illinois to live with her daughter Jackie. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, sewing and fishing. SURVIVORS: include her daughter and spouse Loretta “Jackie” and Felton Thomas of Chicago; grandchildren and spouses Michael and Diane Wright, David Thomas and Mittie Hall and Barbara Saunders; a great-grandchild Joshua Saunders; her caregiver Orene Hamilton and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents one brother and one sister.
Dakan, Dennis M.
July 28, 1948 - May 01, 2004
Services: 1:00 p.m. Graveside service May 10, 2004 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL.
Dennis M. Dakan, 55 of Moline died in his home Saturday evening, May 1, 2004 of an apparent heart attack. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2004 at National Cemetery, Rock Island meeting at 12:15 p.m. at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave., Moline. Dennis, who was the youngest son of Oliver Sidney and Margaret Irene (Long) Dakan. He was born on July 28, 1948 in Moline, IL. He was married several times, but had no children of his own. Dennis was employed as a warehouseman for Norcross Footware, Inc. where he had been a loyal employee since 1991. Dennis was an U.S. Army veteran. SURVIVORS: Brothers: Michael L. Dakan, Pacifica, CA David O. Dakan, Bella Vista, AR
DeVrieze, Howard A.
April 30, 1926 - April 30, 2004
Rock Island, Illinois
Services: 1:00 p.m. May 03, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave. Moline, IL.
Visitation: 4:00-8:00 p.m. May 02, 2004 at at the funeral home
Howard A. DeVrieze, 78 of Rock Island died April 30, 2004 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Funeral services will be 1p.m. Monday, May 3, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. with an Elks memorial service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery
with military honors conducted by the Moline VFW. Memorials may be made to American Diabetic Association or American Cancer Society. Howard was born April 30, 1926 in Rock Island to Frank and Helen Lang DeVrieze. He married Katherine Myers on November 29, 1947 in Rock Island. Howard was employed for 21 ˝ years at John Deere Harvester Works, Moline as an advanced engineering analyst. He retired on July 31, 1985. Prior to his work at John Deere he was a Journeyman bricklayer for area contractors. Howard was a WWII Navy veteran where he served on the USS Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Moline VFW and Rock Island Lodge #980 BPOE and was Past Exalted Ruler of the Moline Lodge # 556. Howard especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed watching sports and playing cards. The family of Mr. DeVrieze would like to give a special thank you to Uncle Ron, Corina and Richard and Stephanie Anderson. SURVIVORS: Daughters: Jacqueline (James) Tracy, Davenport Kerrie (Curt) Hessler, Orion Laurie (Eric) Belman, Rock Island Sons: Howard A. (Marti) DeVrieze, Rock Island Randall (Linda) DeVrieze, Silvis Christopher (Rita) DeVrieze, Silvis Anthony (Lucretia) DeVrieze, Davenport 14 grandchildren 16 great grandchildren Brothers: Frank (Marilyn) DeVrieze, Rock Island Robert (Diana) DeVrieze, Milan Ronald (Evalee) DeVrieze, Moline, Sisters
Groman, Roy R.
May 28, 1938 - April 30, 2004
Visitation: 5-8 p.m. May 03, 2004 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion
Graveside Service: 11a.m. May 04, 2004 at Western Township Cemetery, Orion, IL
Roy R. Groman, age 65 of Orion died April 30, 2004 at Trinity East Medical Center, Moline. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 4th at Western Township Cemetery, Orion. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m Monday at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion. Memorials may be made to his family. Roy was born on May 28, 1938 in Davenport, Iowa the son of Arnold Walter and Josephine Jean Mokosyeki Groman. Roy was employed at Grisham’s Industry in Davenport. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Geneseo and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed country dancing, music, gardening, and his two dogs. SURVIVORS: include loving spouse Ethel Roberts of Orion and his brother Guy of Bettendorf, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jeff Groman.
Brown, Sr., Donald L.
June 28, 1930 - April 29, 2004
Visitation: 3-6 p.m. May 02, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd.
Funeral Service: 11a.m. May 03, 2004 at at the funeral home
Donald L. Brown, 73 of Milan went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2004 at Illini Hospital, Silvis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island with military honors conducted by Milan American Legion Post 569 and Rock Island VFW Post # 1303. Memorials may be made to his family for a fund to be established. Donald was born June 28, 1930 in Moline to Floyd Lester and Opal I. Steeples Brown. He married Billie Jean “Bettie” Cowan on October 28, 1957 in Rock Island. Donald was employed for 33 years as a Warehouse Man for John Deere Plow Planter, Moline. Donald served four years each in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a life time member of the Milan American Legion Post # 569 where he served as chaplain, past commander, and performed over a 1000 funerals with the honor guard. He was also a member of the Rock Island VFW Post # 1303 and UAW Local 434 in East Moline where he was a former union steward. Donald was in charge of the food booths for the Milan Indian Summer Festival for 10 years. SURVIVORS: Wife Daughters: Valerie (Daniel) Black, Moline, Wendy Brown (Jim Smith) , Milan Twin Sons: Donald L. Brown Jr., Milan Ronald L. Brown, Milan, Grandchildren: Rachael (Terry) Dietz, Moline, Adam (CoriAnne) Black, Moline, Christopher Brown, Milan Cory Brown Milan Stephanie Brown, Milan Great Granddaughter: Alexia Dietz Moline Brothers: Leo E. (Jackie) Brown, Rock Island Barry L. (Sharon) Brown, Andalusia He was preceded in death by a daughter Susan N. Brown, parents, brothers William H. Brown and Jerry L.Brown and a sister-in-law Verla Brown.
Lear, Bessie J.
October 26, 1909 - April 29, 2004
Coal Valley, Illinois
Services: 9:00 a.m. May 03, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave. Moline, IL.
Visitation: 2:00-5:00 p.m. May 02, 2004 at at the funeral home
Bessie J. Lear, 94 of Moline died April 29, 2004 at Oak Glen Home in Coal Valley. Funeral services will be 9a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Moline or Oak Glen Home. Bessie was born October 26, 1909 in Mt. Sterling, IL to Fred E. and Mabel Leona Danner Jones. She married Clyde Lear on March 27, 1926 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death in 1978. Bessie was a member of First Baptist Church, Moline where she was a Sunday school teacher for 40 plus years. In 1980 she was awarded the First American Baptist Woman of the Year award. She was active in the McKinley Grade School PTA, Eastern Star, and Kings Daughters. She was a loving and devoted mother. The family of Mrs. Lear would like to give a special thanks to the nursing staff at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island and Oak Glen Home. SURVIVORS: Daughters: Verlee Bertelsen, Moline, Norma Strandlund, Moline, Mary Anne (Bob) Honzik, Hot Spring Village, Arkansas Sons: Gary (Tina) Lear Moline Dan (Barbara) Lear, Moline, 13 Grandchildren 19 great grandchildren 1 great great grandchildren She was preceded in death by siblings Eva Jones, Lola Woods and Raymond E. Jones.
Mohr, Sandra L.
October 29, 1941 - April 27, 2004
Rock Island, IL
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. April 29, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd.
Funeral Service: 12 p.m. April 30, 2004 at at the funeral home
Sandra L. Mohr, 62 of Moline died April 27, 2004 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004 at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Illinois Heart Association. Sandra was born October 29, 1941 in Moline to James B. and M. Ruth Chase Swanson. She graduated from Moline Senior High and the University of Iowa School of Journalism. She married Erwin Mohr on October 12, 1963 at the Augustana College Chapel in Rock Island. Sandra worked in the clerical department for the Q.C. Chamber of Commerce. She later was employed as a program analyst for the Q.C. Associated Employers. Sandra was past co-president with her husband for the Moline Little League and Moline High School Booster Club. She was also former president of Grant School PTA. She was a member of her high school reunion committee. Sandra was always known for helping others when the need arose. Her family, especially her grandchildren were the joy of her life. SURVIVORS: Husband Erwin Sons: Chris (Samantha) Mohr, Norman, OK Stephen (Cheryl) Mohr, Wheat Ridge, CO, Grandchildren: Hannah & Carson Norman, OK, Mother: M. Ruth Swanson, Moline Sisters, Carole (Robert) Osborne, Fullerton, CA Linda (Dale) Nygaard, St. Paul, MN Brother, James M. (Susan) Swanson, Eagan, MN Nieces, Sara, Brenda, Alisha, & Katherine Nephews, Aaron, Jonathan, Andy, Dayne & Eric She was preceded in death by her father.
Blade, Robyn J.
June 03, 1956 - April 26, 2004
Robyn J. Blade, 47, of Cambridge died Monday April 26, 2004 at Trinity West Medical Center, Rock Island. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., 1301-4th St., Orion. Visitation will be from 4-8 Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Grace Cemetery, Osco. Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established. Robyn was born June 3, 1956 in Moline to Richard and Donna Hoffman Dybdal. She married Michael Blade on December 4, 1980 in Las Vegas. Robyn was a secretary at Michlig Agri Center, formerly NBC Grain. She loved participating in sports and watching her daughters. She was a fan of the Cubs, Bears, and the Fighting Illini. SURVIVORS: Husband, Mike Cambridge Daughters Ashley Blade, Cambridge Jessica Blade Cambridge Parents, Richard and Donna Dybdal Cambridge, Mother: Donna Dybdal, Sun Lakes, AZ Sisters and Brothers-in-law Tamera Meyer, Mesa, AZ Marti Dybdal, Cambridge Melissa (Rick) Koster, Cambridge Krista (Dave) Kupries, Pheonix, AZ Brother and Sister-in-law, Doug (Laura) Dybdal, Gilbert, AZ Step Brother Tom Johnson, Cambridge
Ferreri, Lois S.
May 30, 1926 - April 26, 2004
Lois S. Ferreri age 77 of Orion died Monday, April 26, 2004 at Illini Hospital, Silvis, IL. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home Ltd., Orion. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Lois S. Schaeffer was born May 30, 1926 in Neilsville, MN the daughter of Earl and Clara Mjolsness Schaeffer. She married Samuel Ferreri on December 31, 1943 in East Moline, IL. He preceded her in death in 1986. Lois was employed as a cosmetologist. She was also employed at Desaulniers in Moline. In 1988, she retired after 23 years from John Deere DSC, Moline. Lois was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion, where she was a Friendly Stiticher of the church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughters. SURVIVORS: Daughter Lori A. (Dan) Edmunds, Coal Valley GrandDaughter: Dawn Edmunds, Moline, Grandson, Christopher Edmunds, Coal Valley 2 great granddaughters, Leila Samantha Edmunds Emily Elizabeth Edmunds Sisters, Delores (Jim) Feeley, Albert Lea, MN Lorraine Holleschau, California Joyce Embree, Colorado Brothers: Allen (Mary) Schaeffer, Rapid City, SD She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.