Geraldine Reistroffer

 

Funeral Services and a Mass of the Christian Burial for Geraldine “Gerry” Reistroffer, 87, Davenport, were held Dec. 23, 2009, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial was in the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery. Visitation was Dec. 22 at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport.

Mrs. Reistroffer died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at The Kahl Home for the Aged, Davenport.

Geraldine C. Reistroffer was born July 19, 1922, in Winnipeg, Manitoba Province, Canada, the second child of Clarence Gersham Leach and Mildred Jane Crosby. She was raised in Montana and California and attended Lakewood Junior College (later Long Beach State) until the outbreak of World War II.  Like most of her generation, Gerry served the nation during wartime, in her case as support staff in the Foreign Service at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua. She married Eugene Francis Reistroffer March 22, 1946 in Salt Lake City. He preceded her in death July 4, 1973.

Gerry was employed for many years as an executive secretary at ITT-Continental Baking Company in Davenport until her retirement in 1984.  She loved to read and accumulated thousands of books, which she gave away over the years to friends, family members, local libraries, and nursing homes.  She enjoyed her yard and her flowers and for several years even managed to turn her patio at Palmer Hills into a lovely garden. Gerry was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  A proud parent, Gerry was fond of saying, “My children are my life.”

Memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Assumption High School, or the Mary E. Reistroffer Scholarship Fund-Louisville Seminary, or the Kahl Home for the Aged.

Survivors include two sons, James Reistroffer (Irene) and Michael Reistroffer (Carol), both of Davenport, and two daughters, Kathryn Hirl (Steve), of Solon, and Rev. Dianne Reistroffer, of Louisville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins; and many dear friends and associates. Her husband; her parents, her beloved stepfather, James O. Hart; three sisters, Virginia, Vera, and Phyllis; one brother, Cecil; and an infant grandson, Michael, preceded her in death.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mrs. Reistroffer’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

 

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Richard Kerker

 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Richard J. “Dick” Kerker, 76, a resident of Davenport were Dec. 30 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial took place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with the American Legion Post 26 providing military honors.  Visitation was held at the funeral home.  Dick died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House with his family by his side. 

Richard James Kerker was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Davenport, a son of Donald and Viola (Buemann) Kerker. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, primarily stationed in Germany. He was united in marriage to Joyce Mueller on Nov. 14, 1959, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. They recently celebrated their 50-year anniversary.

After returning from the Army, Dick went to work as a plumber at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring from there after 37 years of service.

After retirement, Dick became very active in many organizations.  He was a member of  Holy Family Catholic Church, the Moose Lodge, Elks, Northwest Turner Hall, Knights of Columbus No. 532, the Eagles Club, American Legion No. 26, and the VFW.

 Dick and Joyce cherished the past 13 winters they were able to spend in Hawaii.  Dick was a collector of many things, particularly German beer steins, coins and postcards that depicted the Quad-Cities. He also enjoyed coaching Dad’s Club Softball, and was inducted into the Iowa Men’s Fastpitch Hall of Fame in 1990 for his skills as a catcher.  He played in six world tournaments and won four state championships, primarily playing for Powers’ Tap.

 Memorials may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Holy Family Catholic Church, American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice.

 Survivors include his loving wife, Joyce, Davenport; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Paul Weiman, Davenport; a grandson, Troy Weiman; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Darlene Kerker, Newhall, IA; a sister, Mary Lou Moses, Davenport; and many nieces and nephews and their spouses. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Tim Blumer, a brother-in-law, Don Moses, and a niece, Debbie Kerker.  May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Dick’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

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Michael A. Morgan

 

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Michael A. Morgan, 2, will be 10 a.m. a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Burial will take place in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport. 

Michael left us to be with the Lord on Dec. 24th while visiting family in Montana. On Christmas Eve he flew away with his angel. He was with us for two very special years. He touched many lives with his loving, happy and funny personality. He loved to play outside with his trucks, his bikes and go on walks with his Mom and Dad.

Michael is survived by his parents, Mike and Ashley Morgan; grandparents, Thomas and Lisa Fennelly, Connie Morgan, and John and Nancy Morgan; great-grandparents, Herb Iossi, June Fennelly, Thelma Amsler and many aunts and uncles. Donations can be made in Michael’s name to the Children in Need that attend Just Kids Daycare, located in Milan, Ill., and also to the Right to Life organization.  Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Michael’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

 

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Patrick Dickinson

 

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick W. Dickinson, 60, a resident of Davenport, were Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Davenport.  Cremation followed services, with private family burial taking place Dec. 30 in Holy Family Cemetery. Visitation was Dec. 28 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Patrick passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness.

Patrick Wayne Dickinson was born Dec. 27, 1948, in Davenport, a son of Lester Leroy and Barbara (Epping) Dickinson. Pat was an individual with special needs and special talents. His gift of unconditional love was a source of joy to all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial in Pat’s name.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara; sisters, Michelle Broyles, Davenport, Debra Dickinson, Davenport, Rebecca (Greg) Fisk, Weatherford, Texas, a brother, Jeff (Tami) Dickinson, Eldridge; and many other loving relatives.

Pat was preceded in death by his father, Lester, and his paternal and maternal grandparents. May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Patrick’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

 

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Rosella Cinadr

 

Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Rosella  (Rose) T. Cinadr, 95, a former resident of Bettendorf will be noon, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf.  Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral services on Thursday at the gathering space at Lourdes.  Rosella died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Davenport. 

     Funeral arrangements are with Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Rosella T. Fryauf was born July 23, 1913 in Davenport, the daughter of John J. and Theresa Fryauf.

She was united in marriage to Frank Cinadr on May 20, 1933, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Davenport.  He preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1999. Rosella retired from Independent Baking Co, Bettendorf.

    She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Loyal Order of the Moose Auxiliary, American Legion Post 246 Moline, and the Bingo Brats.

    Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes.

    Survivors include nieces, nephews, and her caregivers Doris and Marvin Hintze, Bettendorf.

    Rosella was preceded in death by her sisters Mary Rose and Bernadette. 

     On line remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Rosella’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

 

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Helen Lammers

 

Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Helen T. Lammers, 97, a lifelong resident of Davenport were Dec. 28, 2009, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Davenport. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was Dec. 28 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport.     

     Helen died on her 97th birthday at Trinity Pathway Hospice at Terrace Park, Bettendorf.  She was born Dec. 23, 1912, in Lincoln, Ill., the daughter of Stephen and Therese (Furpass) Grachek. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1931. Helen was united in marriage to Edward Lammers, Nov. 25, 1937, in Davenport.  He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1982.

     Helen was a devout member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Catholic Women’s League, and the Putnam Museum and the Museum Guild. She had worked a short time for the St. Ambrose University Bookstore.  

   Memorials may be made to Assumption High School or Trinity Pathway Hospice. 

    Survivors include her children and their spouses: Dr. Stephen (Noel) Lammers, Easton, Pa., David  (Kathleen) Lammers, Marion, Elizabeth (William) Melbye, Woodbury, Minn., Dr. John (Mary Kay) Lammers, Mukwanago, Wis., Thomas (Joanne) Lammers, Freeport, Ill., Helen D. Lammers, Bettendorf, Lawrence (Christie) Lammers, Bettendorf, Therese (Jon) Kettering, Cedar Rapids; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Dorothy Grachek, Rock Island, Ill.        

Helen was preceded in death by her sisters: Edythe Durnin, Pauline Grachek, Marie Strong and Margaret Correy and a brother Albert Grachek.  

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Helen’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

 

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Marvin Pfeiff

 

Marvin Dale Pfeiff, 68, of Burlington, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

 Born November 29, 1941, in Burlington, he was the son of Dale Henry and Cordelia J. Ibbotson Pfeiff. He was a 1960 graduate of Sperry High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He married Jeanne Marie Thomas in Burlington on Oct. 7, 1967.

 Marvin was a lifelong farmer. He also worked for the Hawkeye Group in Mediapolis for nine years. Marvin was a member of Ss. John & Paul Catholic Church in Burlington.  As a youth he was was involved in 4H, and later served as a 4H leader.  He was a member of the Mediapolis School Board, and a clerk for Flint River Township. He loved his horses, gardening, farming and especially family gatherings.

 Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Christine Pfeiff of West Burlington, and Teresa (Kent) Naughton of Ames; two sons, Richard (Cindy) Pfeiff of Morning Sun, and Michael (Cassandra) Pfeiff of Burlington; three grandsons, Jacob, Dustin, and Brady Pfeiff; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

 Visitation was Dec. 22, 2009 at the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Pfeiff was held Dec. 23, 2009, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Bruce DeRammelaere as the celebrant. Music was provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Ss. John & Paul Catholic Church and the Des Moines County Fair.

 Hass-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

 A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Marvin’s obituary at www.hassthielen.com.

 

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