The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois (2024)

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Friday, July 24, 2009 Obituaries Nation MOLINE Patricia Babinski Patricia J. Babinski, 90, of Moline, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m.

Sunday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, where further arrangements are pending. Dorene Casper Dorene M. Casper, 79, of Moline, peacefully left this life with her family at her side, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, after battling emphysema for several years. Visitation is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Scales Mound, with visitation one hour before the services. Burial is at Scales Mound Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. The former Dorene Mae Rogers was born Sept.

12, 1929, in Hazel Green, the daughter of John Thomas and Myrtle Mae Wickler Rogers. She married Edward J. Casper on Sept. 6, 1947, in Galena, Ill. She was a homemaker, loved her family and friends, farming and her cows, and enjoyed helping others, cooking, camping, playing euchre and traveling.

Dorene is survived by her husband, Edward; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Patricia Casper, Joliet, and Curtis and Paula Casper, West Branch, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; six grandchildren; and a brother, David L. Rogers, Scales Mound. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Dorothy and Colleen Rogers; and a brother, Robert Rogers. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com. Elizabeth Danner Elizabeth Danner, 88, of Davenport, formerly of Moline, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, where further arrangements are pending. Loyola McCandless Loyola A. McCandless, 81, of Moline, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline. Arrangements are pending at McGinnis Funeral Home, Bettendorf.

Evelyn Nicholson Evelyn Emma years, 2 months Des Moines, Sunday, July A graveside Nicholson, 83 and 11 days, of Iowa, passed away 19, 2009. service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Greenview Memorial Gardens, 1201 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Memorial contributions may be made to IMMC Nursing Education, Des Moines, or Trinity College of Nursing, Rock Island. Evelyn was born May 8, 1926, to Clarence and Hilda Nicholson.

She graduated from Moline High School and Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses. She began her nursing career in 1947, earned her BSN from Augustana College and was awarded her MSN degree from Boston University. Jean Ohrberg Scherf Jean Ohrberg Scherf, 72, of Moline, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, in her residence. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, where further arrangements are pending.

Survivors include her husband, Frank. Complete obituary will be in tomorrow's newspaper and further information will be a available at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com. EAST MOLINE Eliseo Munoz Eliseo Munoz, 88, of East Moline, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at his home. A funeral Mass will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St.

Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will at a later date. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. was born June 14, 1921, in Cupareo, Guanajuato, Mexico, to Amor and Juanita Martinez Munoz.

He married Maria de La Luz Gonzalez. Eliseo was a farmer and he also farmed land in Mexico. He enjoyed music and dancing. Survivors include his children, Gloria Jaramillo, Carmen Nino, Eliseo Salomon, Ruben, Javier, Miguel and Salvador Munoz; sister, Vicenta Munoz; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; and daughter, Alicia Munoz.

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Chloe Williamson FUNERALS Chloe Ann Williamson, 72, of East Moline, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Genesis Medical Cen- ter, Illini Campus, Silvis. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Mt. 'Zion Missionary Baptist Church, East Moline, with services at 11 a.m. Tuesday also at the church.

The Rev. P. Wonder Harris will officiate. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary, East Moline, is handling arrangements.

Chloe was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Albia, Iowa, to Pearl and Hazel Morris Thomas. She married Charles Williamson on June 14, 1958, in Rock Island. She was a housewife and enjoyed being with her family and friends. Chloe was a member of Mt.

Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She loved bingo, puzhistory old coins. She and her sister, Carol, enjoyed going to the She is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Voniciles "Cookie" Williamson, Rock Island; sons, Thomas B. Williamson, East Moline, James L. (Mamie) Williamson, Davenport; nine grandchildren; two grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Detroit, Bernice Reed, Katherine Teague, Carol (Jim) Morney, all of East Moline; brothers, Ed and Kenny (Meg) Thomas, also of East Moline.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles; a sister; two brothers; and grandson, David Nolan. Condolences may be left for the family at www.sullivanphillipsltd.com. AREA Maurie Graff Maurie L. Graff, 65, of Neponset, died Monday, July 20, 2009, at his home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m.

Wednesday at Schueneman ble son Funeral Home, Kewanee, with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Dan Craig will officiate. Inurnment will be at West Neponset "Bowen" Cemetery, with military honors by Neponset American Legion. He was born Dec.

28, 1943, in Charleston, to Stan and Melba Jean Carroll Graff. Surviving are daughter, Melissa Graff Proske; and son, Mark Graff. IOWA Harter Daryl Harter, 83, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his home. Services are noon Saturday at McGinnisChambers Funeral Chapel, Bettendorf, with visitation two hours prior. Private burial is at Davenport Memorial Park.

He was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Le Claire, to Roy and Zella Dennison Harter. He married Lyla Nixon July 6, 1949, in Moline. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Cheryl (Robert) Campbell, Bettendorf, and Deborah(Frank) Painter, Bettendorf, grandson, Jeremy Painter; brother, Ennis Harter, Havana, Ill. 2007 2008 Home Care Elite Top Agency Medicare Covered Home Healthcare We Specialize In Keeping You At Home Ask About Our Preventative Care Physical Occupational Speech Therapy Fully Licensed RN Home Rehabilitative Care Medical Social Work HOME BOUND Medication Management HEALTHCARE 3401 16th St.

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Poel, Marguerite 92, Silvis; 10:30 a.m., Wildwood Baptist, East Moline. Riecke, Brian 58, Davenport; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport. Rumler, William, 81, Moline; 10 a.m., Wendt, Moline. Taber, Jeffrey 57, Rock Island; 10 a.m., St. Pius Catholic, Rock Island.

Tucker, Richard 85, Coal Valley, formerly Stockton, 11 a.m., Trimble, Coal Valley. Weaver, Arthur Glenn, 78, Rocklin, formerly Moline; 1 p.m., National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 12:30 p.m., Rafferty, Moline). Kenny Strunk Kenny R. Strunk, 51, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Genesis East, Davenport. Services are 11:30 a.m.

Saturday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with visitation one hour prior. Burial is Monday at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. He was born April 24, 1958, in Mountain Grove, to Ova and Ruby Baney Strunk. He shared two sons with Kim of Buffalo. Surviving are sons, Shane, Buffalo, Luke, Davenport; four granddaughters; mother, Ruby, sister, Jan, brothers, Donnie, James and Dana, all of Mountain Grove.

ROCK ISLAND Elizabeth Thomas Elizabeth J. "Betty" Thomas, 82, of Washington, formerly of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday at St.

John's Lut he a Church. Rock Island. Inurnment will be at Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is the family.

Memoriassisting, made to John's Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity. Elizabeth Nelson was born on April 22, 1927, in Rock Island, the youngest child of Gustaf Herbert and Ruth Elin Elizabeth Boquist Nelson. She married Delos O. Thomas on April 11, 1948, in Rock Island. He died Nov.

28, 1992. Betty graduated from Rock Island High School in 1945. She retired from the circulation department of the former Augustana Book Concern, where she worked for 20 years. She was a life long member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock Island, where she was a former church, council member.

Betty was also a member of the Altar Guild, W.E.L.C.A. and had served on the Social Ministry and Call committees. She was a former member of the Rock Island Woman's Club and past vice president of the Evening Department. Betty was an avid tennis player and played until the age of 70. She also enjoyed playing golf, traveling, going fishing up North with her late husband, flowers and most outdoor activities.

Survivors (and spouses) include a niece, Barbara Thomas (Randall) Hines; nephews, Ben Errol (Pat) Thomas, Frank (Paula) Thomas, Jim (Bonnie) Nelson, Robert Burgess, Mark (Peggy) Nelson, David Nelson, Steven Nelson and Thomas (Carol) Nelson; brother-in-law and sis Ben B. and Velma Thomas; several greatnieces and nephews; and several great great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Del; brothers, Floyd and Robert Nelson; sisters, Mildred Thomas and Ruth Lois Burgess; and nieces, Linda Conner and Christine Burgess. Online condolences may be left at www. wheelanpressly.

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Gates accused the Cambridge police of racism after being arrested trying to get into his own locked home. Obama's remark on black scholar's arrest angers cops BOSTON (AP) Many po- Obama was asked about lice officers across the coun- Gates' arrest at the end of try have a message for Presi- a nationally televised news dent Barack Obama: Get all conference on health care the facts before criticizing Wednesday night and began one of our own. his response by saying Gates Obama's public criticism was a friend and he didn't that Cambridge officers have all the facts. "acted stupidly" when they arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates 'The president's Jr. could make it harder for alienated public safety police to work with people of color, officers said officers across the some Thursday.

It could even set country with his back the progress in race relations that helped Obama become the nation's first David Haloway, president of the black president, they said. International Brotherhood of "What we don't need is Police Officers public safety officials across the country second-guessing themselves," said David Holway, president of Interna- "But I think it's fair to say, tional Brotherhood of Police No. 1, any of us would be pretOfficers, which represents ty angry," Obama said. "No. 15,000 public safety officials 2, that the Cambridge police around the U.S.

"The presi- acted stupidly in arresting dent's alienated public safety somebody when there was officers across the country with his comments." Gates was arrested July 16 by Sgt. James Crowley, who was the first to respond to the home the renowned black scholar rents from Harvard, after a woman reported seeing two black men trying to force open the front door. Gates said he had to shove the door open because it was jammed. He was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he yelled at the white officer, accused him of racial bias and refused to calm down after Crowley demanded Gates show him identification to prove he lived in the home. The charge was dropped Tuesday, but Gates demanded an apology, calling his arrest a case of racial profiling.

already proof that they were in their own home. And No. 3 what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact." The White House on Thursday tried to calm the hubbub over Obama's comments by saying Obama was not calling the officer stupid. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama felt that a certain point the situation got far out of hand" at Gates' home. "I think he was way off base wading into a local issue without knowing all the facts as he himself stated before he made that comment," Crowley told WBZ-AM.

Gov. Quinn: The wisdom of Solomon needed on budget CHICAGO Quinn visited troops, took ceremonies and licopter over of Afghanistan six-day trip included a stay "Many of members are in very remote places, they have very little from home, very few if any visitors. To have the governor (AP) -Gov. Pat with Illinois part in medal flew in a hethe mountains as part of a abroad that also in Iraq. our service show up and Quinn personally thank each person for their service, their fortitude, their sacrifice really meant a lot," Quinn told reporters Thursday at a news conference after returning home the night before.

At one base, Quinn saw pictures of three Illinois soldiers who were killed that he had attended funerals for back home. He passed out state flags to other soldiers so they could continue the tradition of showing off their state pride while serving abroad. He went to a barbecue with Illinois troops. Quinn traveled with the governors of Texas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nevada on a trip he said was paid for by the Defense Department. The trip also included stops in Kuwait and Germany.

Information about trip costs was not immediately available. Visiting Afghanistan was almost like going to a "medieval" place because of the donkeys and carts on the roads. "It looks like going well back in time, then there's billboards for cell phones," said Quinn, who visited Illinois troops in some of the Gov. Pat Gov. Pat country's remote provinces.

In Afghanistan, Quinn met with an Illinois National Guard infantry unit, and in Iraq, he met with a helicopter unit and another group that handles paperwork for injured and killed soldiers, said Guard spokesman Maj. Brad Leighton. The unit in Afghanistan, the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is the largest deployment of Illinois National Guard troops since World War II with about 3,000 soldiers deployed, Leighton said. Leighton said soldiers appreciate visits from officials back home. "It's a morale booster," he said.

Quinn, who visited Iraq when he was lieutenant governor, has a reputation for being an advocate for military members, their families and veterans. Quinn became governor in January after Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office. While in Iraq and Afghanistan, Quinn said he met with U.S. military officials and other leaders.

On Thursday, Quinn hadn't been home very long before he had to deal with budget realities. Quinn said his administration would keep working in the coming weeks to prioritize programs and services as the state grapples with budget cuts. The governor already has promised $1 billion in cuts, including layoffs, and lawmakers have given him the authority to ax $1 billion more. He can also shift around money in the budget as he sees fit. It's all part of a patchwork budget that lawmakers passed earlier this month to avoid even deeper cuts and an income tax increase..

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