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David Ward

Feb 13, 1959 - Nov 03, 2023

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Davenport, IA

David Ozell Ward, age 64 passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023. David was born in Chicago, Illinois.

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Peggy L. Ratcliff

Sep 17, 1928 - Feb 23, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Peggy L. Ratcliff, 95, of Davenport passed away on February 23, 2024 at Silver Crest. Cremation rites have been accorded per her wishes. Committal Service will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery on Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00 PM. Please arrive at Weerts Funeral Home by 1:45 PM if you wish to join in procession to the Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice Care and online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com. Peggy was born on September 17, 1928 to Merle and Hazel (Pegg) Jackson in Fulton, IL. Peggy graduated from Fulton High School in 1946. She worked part time as a beautician for 30 years. Peggy was an avid card player and was a member of CASI. She enjoyed travelling with friends all over the country. Peggy is survived by her children, Gary (Judy) Allen, Sherry (Daniel) Enderle, Randy Allen, and Mark Allen; Sister Dorothy Isenberg; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband William Allen, her parents, two brothers, and one sister.

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Shirley Mae House

Apr 26, 1939 - Feb 23, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Shirley Mae House, 84, of Davenport, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Good Samaritan Home. A visitation will be at Runge Mortuary on Friday March 1, 2024 from 4-7 pm. Her final resting place will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Good Samaritan Society Volunteer Program in Davenport. Online condolences may be left at rungemortuary.com. Shirley was born April 26, 1939 in Pinewood, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Frank and Irene Barge. She was a strong-headed woman who grew up in the backwoods hunting, and trapping for food and even would ski to get to her one-room schoolhouse. She owned and operated Shirl’s Cleaning Collection for numerous years before retiring. Shirley loved going to the casinos where she loved to pull the slots. She loved Country music and was gifted with the ability to play numerous instruments including: accordion, guitar, steel guitar, organ and the banjo, all while being self-taught. She was proud to be a member of the Country Music Association. Known for her fun loving and joking style, people referred to her as “Squirrely Shirley.” Her greatest joy was spending time with her sons and especially her grandchildren. She was blessed to have a special relationship with each one and they will carry on her legacy proudly. Those left to honor her memory include her sons: Robert C. (Annette) House, Jr, New Mexico; Daniel House, Davenport and Kevin (Julie) House, Clinton; grandchildren: Dustin, Mackenzie, Noah, Jonelle, Brandon, Joseph, Rita and Kim. Her parents, sister, Janice Biddle and brother, Gene Barge preceded her in death.

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Robert F Kappeler

Dec 19, 1928 - Feb 23, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Robert F Kappeler, 95, of Davenport, IA, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at his home. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.Bob was born on December 19, 1928, the son of Frank and Malinda (Untiedt) Kappeler in Pleasant Prairie, Iowa. He graduated from Davenport High School with the Class of 1946. Bob married Arline Meier on February 11, 1950 in St. Marks Lutheran Church, Davenport. Arline passed away on January 31, 2021.Bob farmed in rural Davenport for many years. He later sold cars for Vincent J. Neu, retiring in 1990. After retirement, Bob worked at Kappeler Tree Farm. Bob helped build and was part owner of Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley, Davenport.Bob enjoyed the outdoors, especially taking motorcycle trips across the United States and Canada with his wife, Arline and good friend Red Haiston. He loved boating and water skiing at Lake of the Ozarks and spending time in his timber. They also spent many Saturday nights attending dances at the Walcott Coliseum and playing cards with friends. Bob will be dearly missed by two children, Kim Kappeler of Davenport, Iowa and Kari (Kevin) Ehrecke of Ames, Iowa; three grandchildren, Kara (Jesse) Clark, Cory Ehrecke, and Kacie Ehrecke; three great granddaughters, Harper, Quinn and Mae Clark; and one sister, Marlene "Tootie" Kaczinski of Eldridge.Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Arline; an infant son, Rick; and brothers and sister, Wayne Kappeler, Myron Puck and Maxine Warnecke.

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Alan W. Mittman

Oct 16, 1941 - Feb 23, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Alan W. Mittman, 82, of Muscatine, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. Interment will be private. Memorials may be directed to the Muscatine Humane Society in Alan’s memory. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine is caring for the family. Alan was born October 16, 1941 in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Earl R. and Miriam M. (Shellady) Mittman. He graduated from Muscatine High School. Alan was united in marriage to Constance K. Bigelow on December 28, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa. Alan worked for Alcoa his entire life. He was a member of New Hope Church, United Steelworkers Union, Musicians Union, and the Moose Lodge. He loved music and was a talented electric bass guitarist. He enjoyed woodworking and painting and was an avid collector of motorcycles. His signature trade was adding pinstriping to everything. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Connie Mittman of Muscatine; son, Tim (Martha) Mittman of Muscatine; and daughter, Angela (Scott) Wisely of Blaine, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister. To to the family, please

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Linda Lou Geiken

Jan 28, 1937 - Feb 22, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Linda Lou (Chanez) Geiken, 87, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Ridgecrest in Davenport. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10 am. Her final resting place will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may go to the American Diabetes Association or the church. Online condolences may be left at rungemortuary.com. Linda was born in Davenport on January 28, 1937. She was the daughter of George A. and Cresenta (Hiegel) Chanez. She married Delbert Geiken on August 22, 1981 in Davenport. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2005. She graduated from Maryknoll College in New York and served as a nun for 17 years. She then moved to Tanzania where she taught school for seven years. She moved back to this area in 1972 and worked at Kmart in Davenport and H&R Block until her retirement. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and an avid volunteer for various organizations. Those left to honor her memory include her sister, Cleo, Rock Island, sister-in-law, Pat; brother-in-law, Don and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, and siblings: Mary Ann, Suzanne, Georgia and Robert.

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Tom Balunis

Aug 01, 1969 - Feb 20, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Tom Balunis, 54, of Davenport, IA passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in his home. Tom was born August 1, 1969 to George and Barbara Balunis in Bervard Co, FL. Years after Tom was born, the family moved to the Quad Cities where Tom attended school at Pleasant Valley including Pleasant View Elementary, Blackhawk Jr High, and Pleasant Valley High. In 1987, Tom graduated from Pleasant Valley High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to play football at St. Ambrose University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management in 1991 and was co-captain of university football and junior and senior class president. His academic and sports experience earned him dual scholarships at St Ambrose University. His social skills earned him appointment as Resident Hall Assistant at St Ambrose. Tom married Heather Ritter in 1993 and they had 2 children Natalie and Casey. Tom and Heather divorced in 2011. Tom worked for several different pharmaceutical firms over the years including Novo Nordisk, Solutions Medical, and Physicians Toxicology. Additionally, Tom worked at Fidlar Technologies, and the last few years was a salesman for River City Pella. Tom joined the River City Pella Family in March of 2020. Since Tom was there, he was the top producing retail sales rep. He was the first Retail rep to ever sell more than $300,000 in a single month. He was a member of the Million-dollar club each of the last 4 years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. “He was a tireless worker and was dedicated to his customers, and especially their dogs. Tom was an inspiration to all of our associates, he lived life to the fullest,” said Tom’s boss Brian Purscell. Outside of work, Tom coached baseball for many years in Davenport. For many kids, Tom was the reason they started to play. In his free time, Tom enjoyed spending time with family, friends, watching sports, going to the gym, playing golf, and going to his favorite QC hot spots. Tom was known by friends to light up any room he walked into. He would always find ways to brighten your day or make you laugh. Brad Barton, long time best friends says, “Every time I spoke to him on the phone or spent the day with him our PV Pep Talk was today is gonna be a great day! Total Effort today.” Tom is survived by his parents, George and Barbara Balunis of Ocean City, MD; his sister, Christine Clark of Maryland; his daughter, Natalie Balunis (Billy Comer) of Kewanee, Illinois; granddaughter, Bella Balunis; son Casey Balunis (Anna Martin), of Kewanee, Illinois; and longtime best friend, Brad Barton. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. A visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at the Runge.Mortuary. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 26, at the mortuary. Memorials can be made to his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

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Diane Kay Lambert

Dec 17, 1936 - Feb 17, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Diane Kay Lambert, 87, died peacefully February 17, 2024, at Genesis East Hospital. Visitation will be at Runge Mortuary in Davenport on February 27, 2024, from 11-12 p.m. with the funeral immediately following. Diane was born in Davenport on December 17, 1936, to parents Lester and Vera (Jens) Paustian. After graduating from Davenport High in 1954 she was a model, became a member of the National Secretary’s Association and earned her CPS certification. She was a Legal secretary at the law firm that is now Wessels & Wierman for over 45 years and continued to work part time until 2009, when she suffered a major stroke. Diane was a devoted mother, hosted tea parties, enjoyed league bowling and was an avid traveler. She was an active member and office secretary of the Ladies Night Committee for the QC Angels for many years. Diane had many friends, especially her close circle of friends known as the ODT’s. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her sister Victoria (Charles) Gray, her former husband Donald E. Fritz and their sons Mark (Juli) Fritz and Derek (Nan) Fritz, 3 grandsons, Joshua Del Duca, Michael (Jessica) Fritz, Ryan (Stephanie) Fritz and 3 great grandsons, Thomas Del Duca, Tyler Fritz, and Logan Fritz. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

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Jesse L. Massingill

Jan 15, 1978 - Feb 22, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Jesse L. Massingill, 46, of Davenport, IA passed away peacefully at his mother's home on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Born January 15, 1978, in Rockford, IL to his parents, Brian Massingill and Kathleen Terrones. Jesse loved working on anything with wheels, except riding lawn mowers. He was a hard-working man and loved to be able to work on his own vehicles. He really enjoyed attending motorcycle and car shows. Jesse also had an eye for photography and videography. He enjoyed capturing the moments. He will be dearly missed by so many. Survived by his mother, Kathy Massingill; children, Chase Jansen and Aubrey Massingill; nieces, Meghan Bitter and Cassidy McMahon. Preceded in death by his father, Brian Massingill and his brother, Jeremy Massingill. Memorial service will be held for Jesse at 3:00pm with a visitation from 2:00pm until the service on Friday, March 1, 2024, in Honquest Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111. To to the family or in memory of Jesse L. Massingill, please

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Charles R. Rascher, Jr.

Jan 19, 1964 - Feb 21, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Charles R. Rascher, Jr., 60, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, February 28th, starting at 4 pm at Van’s Pizza, Pub & Grill, 3333 North Harrison St. in Davenport. Memorials may go to Iowa Donor Network.

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Tom Balunis

Aug 01, 1969 - Feb 20, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Tom Balunis, 54, of Davenport, IA passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in his home. Tom was born August 1, 1969 to George and Barbara Balunis in Bervard Co, FL. Years after Tom was born, the family moved to the Quad Cities where Tom attended school at Pleasant Valley including Pleasant View Elementary, Blackhawk Jr High, and Pleasant Valley High. In 1987, Tom graduated from Pleasant Valley High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to play football at St. Ambrose University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management in 1991 and was co-captain of university football and junior and senior class president. His academic and sports experience earned him dual scholarships at St Ambrose University. His social skills earned him appointment as Resident Hall Assistant at St Ambrose. Tom married Heather Ritter in 1993 and they had 2 children Natalie and Casey. Tom and Heather divorced in 2011. Tom worked for several different pharmaceutical firms over the years including Novo Nordisk, Solutions Medical, and Physicians Toxicology. Additionally, Tom worked at Fidlar Technologies, and the last few years was a salesman for River City Pella. Tom joined the River City Pella Family in March of 2020. Since Tom was there, he was the top producing retail sales rep. He was the first Retail rep to ever sell more than $300,000 in a single month. He was a member of the Million-dollar club each of the last 4 years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. “He was a tireless worker and was dedicated to his customers, and especially their dogs. Tom was an inspiration to all of our associates, he lived life to the fullest,” said Tom’s boss Brian Purchell. Outside of work, Tom coached baseball for many years in Davenport. For many kids, Tom was the reason they started to play. In his free time, Tom enjoyed spending time with family, friends, watching sports, going to the gym, playing golf, and going to his favorite QC hot spots. Tom was known by friends to light up any room he walked into. He would always find ways to brighten your day or make you laugh. Brad Barton, long time best friends says, “Every time I spoke to him on the phone or spent the day with him our PV Pep Talk was today is gonna be a great day! Total Effort today.” Tom is survived by his parents George and Barbara Balunis of Ocean City, MD, his sister Christine Clark of Maryland, his daughter Natalie Balunis (Billy Comer) of Kewanee, Illinois, granddaughter Bella Balunis, son Casey Balunis (Anna Martin) of Kewanee, Illinois, and many longtime friends including Brad Barton. He is proceeded in death by his grandparents. A visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at the Runge.Mortuary. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 26, at the mortuary. Memorials can be made to his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

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