HEBBEL, DONALD R.
April 6, 1923 - September 30, 2002
Visitation: Thursday, October 3, 2002, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Weerts Funeral Home
Services: Friday, October 4, 2002, 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Cemetery: National Cemetery - Rock Island Arsenal
Donald R. Hebbel, 79, Davenport, Iowa died Monday, September 30, 2002 at his home in Davenport, IA.
Celebration of Life services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 4, 2002 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Thursday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, IA. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois with graveside services to be conducted by the American Legion Post #246, Moline, IL.
He was born April 6, 1923, one of twin boys to Mamie J. (Hagemann) and
Raymond C. Hebbel. He married Christa M. Jansen Wagoner on May 22, 1971.
He was a 1941 graduate of Davenport High School and a graduated of the College of Commerce, University of Iowa in 1949. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Commerce Fraternity.
During WWII he was a B-25 bomber pilot, flying 54 combat missions while stationed in Corsica & Italy with the 310th Bomb Group, 380th Bomb Squadron, 57th Bomb Wing. He was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 7 Air Medals and participated in three major campaigns resulting in 3 battle stars. He also was awarded the Victory Medal, European Campaign Medal, European Occupation Medal, American Theatre Medal and the Air Force Reserve Medal. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Lt. Colonel in 1983.
Donald worked 16 years in private industry in personnel management and retired from USACOM at the Rock Island Arsenal as a Supervisor Program Analysis Officer in 1984.
In 1970 he volunteered to assist the U.S. Army in the withdrawal of U.S. troops in VietNam. He worked 7 ½ months in VietNam as chief of a 23 man Technical Assistant Team.
He enjoyed traveling, reading, the outdoors and his grandchildren.
He was a life member of the Reserve Officers Association; the Retired Officers Association; VFW Post #6174, Eldridge, IA; a life member of the 57th Bomb Wing
Association and St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Genesis VNA Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Christa; sons and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Diane Hebbel, Palo Alto, CA; Gary Hebbel, Essex, CT; stepsons, David Wagoner, Kansas City, MO and Bruce Wagoner and his wife, Dawn Bettendorf, IA; step-daughter, Kathleen Higgins, Davenport, IA; sister, Lois Pritchard, Davenport; brother and sister-in-law Allen and Alice Hebbel, Davenport; sister-in-law, June Hebbel, Davenport; grandson and granddaughter, Trevor and Kira Hebbel, Palo Alto, CA; step-grandchildren, Stephanie and Jay Wagoner, Bettendorf, IA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother Robert.
November 18, 1922 - September 30, 2002
Visitation: Friday, October 4, 2002, 3-8 P.M. at Weerts Funeral Home
Services: Saturday, October 5, 2002, 10:30 A.M. at Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Rolland A. Ries, 79, Bettendorf, IA died Monday, September 30, 2002 in Lansing, MI.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 5, 2002, at
Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home with Masonic services conducted at 7:30 P.M. by Hamilton Lodge #644, Bettendorf, Iowa. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Iowa
Memorials would be appreciated to American Heart Association or Shriners Hospitals.
Rolland was born on November 18, 1922 in Sylvania, Ohio to Harry Ries and Lenora (Reed) Ries. He married Ilene H. Paul on June 15, 1946 in Sylvania, Ohio.
He worked as terminal manager of Holcim Cement, formerly Dundee Cement, in Rock Island, Illinois for 32 years.
Rolland served 3 ½ years in the US Army in World War II. He obtained the rank of First Sergeant in the Amphibian Engineer Boat & Shore Regiment, Amphibian Training Center, Carrabell, Florida, and served three years in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
He was a life time member of VFW Post #1303, Rock Island Illinois; American Legion Post #468, Sylvania, OH for 58 years; Hamilton Lodge #664, Bettendorf, Iowa; York Rite St. Simon of Cyrene Commandery #9, K.T.; Kaaba Temple, Davenport, IA;
Ft. Myers Beach Lodge #362, Florida; Davenport High Twelve Club #47; Elder in the Community Church of Christ; Camp Gordon Johnston Association; and the National Rifle Association.
Rolland enjoyed fishing, playing golf and gardening. He especially enjoyed family activities.
Survivors include his wife, Ilene, Bettendorf, IA; Daughter, Ila Lundgren, Lansing, MI;
Sons, Richard Ries, Columbus, OH; Paul Ries, Packwood, IA; David Ries, Topeka, KS; sister, Rachel Stanton, Toledo, OH; nine grandchildren, Tiffinay Lundgren-Pennell, Tara Herald, Anna Jenkins, Aaron Ries, Emily Ries, Eric Ries, Amber Ries, Adam Ries and Katie Ries; five great-grandchildren, Sydney, Tanner, Joseph, Oscar and Michael.
KIDD, LOUISE D.
March 20, 1918 - September 20, 2002
Visitation: Sunday, September 22, 2002, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Weerts Funeral Home
Services: Monday, September 23, 2002, 10:00 AM at Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Grandview Cemetery in Maryville, Tennessee
Louise D. Kidd, 84, of Bettendorf died Friday, September 20, 2002 at her home. Celebration of Life services will be held 10:00 AM Monday, September 23,2002 at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa. Visitation will be 1:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 22nd, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Tennessee. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Margarett Louise Denton was born March 20, 1918 to Caswell O. “Bon” and Julia (Webb) Denton in Dandridge, Tennessee. She married Horace Edwin Kidd on October 17, 1936, in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He died February 13, 2002.
Louise was the first secretary to Rev. Billy Graham in Western Springs, Illinois and has maintained a strong friendship with Billy and Ruth through the years.
Louise enjoyed an extremely successful career with Petersen Harned Von Maur. She began her career in 1951 as a secretary, later became a buyer and then advanced to the position of merchandiser. She retired in 1981 after 30 years with Petersen’s.
She belonged to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport, where she was a
53-year member of the Northern Lights Sunday School Class. She also belonged to Petersen Retirees. She derived great enjoyment as a gospel pianist, planting flowers and as a seamstress.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter and son-in-law Edwina “Eddy” and Paul Jones, LeClaire, son and daughter-in-law Lynn and Becky Kidd, Springfield, Illinois, grandchildren James Beghtol, Robert Beghtol, Maggie Kidd, and Erik Kidd, great-grandchildren Josh and Morgan Beghtol and Tanner Kidd, and brothers Harold Denton, Davenport, Tom Denton, Orlando, Florida, and Ted Denton, Maryville, Tennessee.
REED, BETTY JEAN
March 23, 1929 - September 8, 2002
Visitation: Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Weerts Funeral Home
Services: Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 1:00 PM at Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Betty Jean Reed, 73, Tacoma, Wa., formerly of Muscatine, Iowa, Davenport and Rock Island, died Sept. 8, 2002, after a stroke.
Betty Jean Crow was born March 23, 1929, in Muscatine, Iowa. She lived in Davenport when she first started her family. She raised six children in Rock Island. She lived the past 23 years in Tacoma and loved the beautiful Northwest.
During her life, she worked as a homemaker, then at Spanaway Senior Center and as a literacy educator in her senior years.
Betty loved tea, flowers, old movies, Victorian decorating, scrap booking, reading, baseball, as well as her family, friends and God.
Betty's loving parents passed before her: her mother, Eleanor Crow in 1992; and her father, Weldon Crow 1974.
Betty is survived by children, Janice Kay and Wayne Forgie, Deltona, Fla., Judith Ann and Roger Lodge, Rock Island, Jacqueline and Richard Williams, Tacoma, Deborah Stahler, Davenport, Mark and Melissa Scott, Davenport, Victoria and Bill Conran, North Fort Meyers, Fla.; grandchildren, Carol and Joseph Mischel, North Las Vegas, Natalie and Patrick McMontel, Deltona, Eric Lodge, Rock Island, Ryan Lodge, Chicago, Jennifer Williams, Maple Valley, Wa., Kurt Stahler, Davenport, Amie Stahler, Davenport; grandchild-in-love, Shelly and Tom Clayton, Valencia, Calif., Richard and Maria Williams, Torrence, Calif., Sarah Rogers, Davenport; great-grandchildren, Nolan and Audrey Mischel, North Las Vegas, Brandon and Thomas Jefferson DuMontel, Deltona, Sabreena Lodge, Cumberland, Ind., Brooke Lodge, Silvis, Ill.; great-grandchildren-in-love, Madison Eagles, Valencia, Richard and Christian Williams, Torrence; a sister, Geraldine and Harold Granger, Milan; a brother, Merle and Jackie Crow, Williamston, Mich., and their loving families. Betty has peace knowing life goes on through all you.
A gathering will be held to honor Betty's memory 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. at Weerts. Burial of Betty's cremains will follow at Davenport Memorial Park, her wish to rest in peace between her beloved parents.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society to honor her daughter, Jacqueline's nursing service or to the Methodist Church to honor her love of God. Mother, you're an angel.
GUSTAFSON, FRANCES J.
September 2, 1915 - September 25, 2002
Services: Saturday, October 5, 2002, 11AM at Elim Covenant Church, Moline, Illinois
Frances J. Gustafson, 87, of Davenport died Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at the Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm, Davenport. Memorial services will be held 11am Saturday October 5, 2002 at Elim Covenant Church, Moline, IL. Per her wishes, her body has been donated to Palmer College of Chiropractic. Memorials may be made to Elim Covenant Church, Moline, or the Kahl Home, Davenport. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.
Frances was born September 2, 1915 to Aaron and Amy (Snider) Arnold in Lockridge, Iowa. She married Harold Gustafson November 19, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa. He died September 1991.
She was a homemaker.
Those left to honor her memory include daughter Sharon Boyle, Long Grove, Iowa, two grandchildren, and a sister Edna Bogner, Fairfield, Iowa.
OSTDIEK, KATHRYN M.
May 23, 1933 - October 4, 2002
Visitation: Monday, October 7, 2002, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Weerts Funeral Home
Services: Monday, October 7, 2002, 11:00 AM at Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Kathryn Mae Ostdiek, 69, of Davenport died Friday, October 4, 2002 at the home of her son in Davenport. Celebration of Life services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 7th at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be 10-11 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or Genesis East Gift Shop, both in Davenport.
Kathryn was born May 23, 1933 to Fred and Mary Irene (Bishop) Robertson in Ottumwa, Iowa. She married Richard Ostdiek November 5, 1952 in Ottumwa. He died November 16, 1992.
She worked as a bookkeeper for over 40 years with Sears, Northwest Plumbing and Heating, and Heninger & Heninger, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Davenport, the Elks, and volunteered at the Genesis Medical Center - East Campus Gift Shop. She enjoyed shopping, housework and keeping a tidy home.
Those left to honor her memory include her son and daughter-in-law Rick and Connie Ostdiek, Davenport, son Robby Ostdiek, California, grandchildren Lia Frels, Spring Valley, Illinois and Matthew Ehlers, Sherrard, Illinois, great-grandchildren Nichole and Colton, sister Roberta Shippler, Batavia, Iowa, a brother and sister-in-law Robert and AnnaBelle Robertson, Ottumwa and two special little friends, Ryan and McKenzie Dunn, Davenport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Jack Robertson.
WILLIAM H. OWENS
November 25, 1937 - January 10, 2003
Visitation: Tuesday, January 14, 2003, 11:30AM till service time at Weerts Funeral Home
Services: Tuesday, January 14, 2003, 1PM at Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Iowa
William H. “Willie” Owens, 65, Davenport, died Friday, January 10, 2003 at Genesis East, Davenport. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M. until the service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Memorial gifts will be welcome to the American Heart Association.
Willie was born November 25, 1937 in Jackson, Mississippi to Willie and Gurtrude (William) Owen.
He was a laborer for Oscar Mayer, Davenport, and also worked at the Putnam Building in Davenport.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa; his daughters Linda Owens, Deborah Owens, and Gloria Owens, all of Peoria, IL, and Mona Ford of Davenport; sons Steven Owens, Peoria, IL and Willie E. Owens, Davenport; and one sister, Zeta Jackson, Chicago, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Willie Owens of Jackson, MS in the summer of 2002.
GILBERT E. SISSEL
March 22, 1920 - January 12, 2003
Visitation: Tuesday, January 14, 2003, 3-7 pm
Services: Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 10:30 am at Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Gilbert E. Sissel, 82, Davenport, Iowa died Sunday, January 12, 2003 at Good Samaritan Health Center, Davenport, IA.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa. Visitation will be from 3-7 P.M Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park, Davenport, Iowa.
Memorial gifts to Grace United Methodist Church are welcomed.
Gilbert “Gil” was born March 22, 1920 in Durant, Iowa to Henry and Christina (Batchelor) Sissel. He married Evelyn Muhs in 1942 in Kansas City, KA. She died in 1983. In 1984 Gil found happiness again with his companion, Dolores Brown.
He attended Crabapple School Fulton Township, Muscatine County. He graduated from Aviation Mechanical School in Muscatine. He was an air service mechanic at the former Cram Field and served four years in the US Navy. He worked for American Petroleum and in 1956 opened Gil’s Mobile on Rockingham and Division. In later years he worked for Quad City Marine and at Davenport Boat & Marine with his son, Donald.
Gil was a 50 year member of Grace United Methodist Church. He worked with the Friendly Thrift Center, Share Food of Iowa and AMP’s. His hobby was spending time at his cottage on the Cedar River.
Survivors include Dolores Brown, Davenport; one daughter, Barbara Martens, Davenport; three sons, Ronald and his wife Char, Davenport, Donald and his wife Vicky, Davenport, and Kevin and his fiancée Lori Wegler, Watertown, MN; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rev. Raymond Sissel, LeRoy, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Vernon.
LESTER J. "JUG" JURGENS
June 16, 1936 - January 16, 2003
Visitation: Sunday, January 19, 2003, 3 - 6 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport
Services: Monday, January 20, 2003, 10 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Weerts Funeral Home is currently assisting the Jurgens family in finalizing the arrangements.
WILLIAM T. HAMPTON
February 2, 1911 - January 16, 2003
Visitation: Sunday, January 19, 2003, 2:00 to 5:00PM @ WEERTS Funeral Home
Services: Monday, January 20, 2003, 1:00PM @ WEERTS Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
W. T. “Bill” Hampton, 91, of Bettendorf died Thursday, January 16, 2003 at his home. Celebration of Life Services will be held 1:00 P.M Monday, January 20 at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be 2-5:00 P.M. Sunday, January 19 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport.
William was born February 2, 1911 in Brazil, Indiana to William W. and Dellia (Tiffen) Hampton. He married Mildred Chancey November 1932 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She died in 1984. He married Almira E. Earls June 1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She died October 14, 1995.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was involved in the design and development of the amphibious landing craft used on D-Day during WW II.
Mr. Hampton founded Hampton Cranes, Inc. in 1945, retiring from the business in 1976.
He was a 60 year member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Davenport, a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to Hamilton Lodge #664, Bettendorf, a member of Davenport Consistory, Kaaba Temple Shrine and Hi-12 #47, Buffalo Bill Shrine Club, and a life member of Iowa Blacksmith and Welders Association, Group #210.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Dot and Don Crosby, Moline, Linda and Dr. Chris Cormany, Madison, Wisconsin, sons and daughters-in-law Tom and Arlene Hampton, Bettendorf, and Jim and Brenda Hampton, Davenport, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
RUTH M. MINNAERT
July 22, 1920 - March 6, 2003
Visitation: Sunday, March 9, 2003, 1:00-4:00 P.M. Sun.
Services: Monday, March 10, 2003, 10:00 A.M. Mon.
Cemetery: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Victor, IA
Ruth M. Minnaert, 82, of Davenport died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at her home. Celebration of Life services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 10th at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be 1:00 –4:00 P.M. Sunday, March 9th at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice, Davenport. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Victor, Iowa.
Ruth was born July 22, 1920 in Maquoketa, Iowa to Benjamin F. and Nellie B. (White) Harrison. She married Frank J. Minnaert November 25, 1937 in Maquoketa. He died December 7, 1962.
A homemaker, Ruth enjoyed her family and was an avid reader.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Sam Roberts, Manteca, CA, Dianna and Will Lucas, Davenport, Cindy and Tom Ribbeck, Moline, and Sandy and Randy Dixon, LeClaire, sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Dixie Minnaert, Olin, Iowa, Herb and Donna Minnaert, Valencia, CA, and Jack and Janet Minnaert, Cedar Rapids, eighteen grandchildren, thirty one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by two daughters, three sons, four sisters, three brothers, three grandchildren and a special friend Howard (Nipper) Noble.
JOHN "MIKE" M. SEXTON
July 22, 1943 - March 7, 2003
Visitation: Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Services: Tuesday, March 11, 2003, 5:30 PM at St. Ambrose University - Cosgrove Hall
John “Mike” M. Sexton, 59 of Davenport, died Friday, March 7, 2003 at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus. Davenport. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 P.M. at St. Ambrose University, Cosgrove Hall. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.
Weerts Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mike was born July 22, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa to John R. and Anne-Margaret (Devlin) Sexton. He married Linda Lee Caton July 19, 1968 in Davenport.
He was a self employed carpenter in the Quad City area for 31 years, retiring in 1999.
Mike enjoyed working with his hands, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife Linda Lee, Davenport, daughter Char Dee Bos, Davenport, daughters and sons-in-law Desiree Dawn and Keith Kimmel, Bettendorf and Cheryl Suzanne and Jeff Miller, Davenport, sons and daughters-in-law Mark D. and Chris Sexton, Davenport, and Richard M. and Tina Sexton, Dyersville, Iowa, step-son and his wife David and Heidi Buller, DeKalb, Illinois, 13 grandchildren, three greeat-grandchildren and one step-grandchild, sisters and brothers-in-law Dolores Ann and Al Loose, Davenport, Trudy and Walt Miller, Milan, Jane and Joe Richmiller, Grand Mound, IA, Kathleen and Phil Creer, Belaire, So. Australia, sisters Patricia Schultz, Davenport and Theresa Woodard, Puyallup, WA, brothers and sisters-in-law David and Mary Sexton, Aurora, CO, Timothy and Marquerite Sexton, Davenport, brothers Richard Sexton, Daniel Sexton, William Sexton, all of Davenport, and his mother Anne-Margaret Sexton, Davenport.
He was preceded in death by a brother Terry.
DAVID C. HARBECK
June 17, 1945 - March 9, 2003
David C. Harbeck, 57, of Davenport, Iowa, died Sunday, March 9, 2003 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport, Iowa.
There was no visitation. A private memorial service for the family was held on March 11 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport, IA.
Memorial gifts are welcome to the family.
Mr Harbeck was born June 17, 1945 in Davenport, Iowa to Madelyn and Ernest Harbeck. He grew up in Byron, IL He married Maxine Saudargas in 1969 in Rockford, IL In 1989 he married Carolyn Dahl in Clinton, Iowa.
A graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA in 1967, he received his Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL in 1972. Mr. Harbeck was an interior designer who spent his life doing the design work that he loved. He spent his early years working in the Chicago area. After moving to Davenport, he and his wife owned Interiors by St. Germain, Bettendorf from 1986 until 2002.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. He was active in the Festival of Trees and Visiting Artists. He also was an avid Hawkeye basketball fan.
David cared deeply about his family, friends, and clients and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He was loved by many and will be missed by those whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his mother, Madelyn, Davenport; son, daughter-in-law, and grandson, Justin, Houria, and Zahariah, Brooklyn, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Christine, Frankfort, KY; his wife of 13 years, Carolyn Harbeck, Bettendorf; a stepson, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special cousin, Jim Martin, Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his father.