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Rudolph Shell

Jan 24, 1959 - Nov 20, 2023

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Davenport, IA

Rudolph "Rudy" Shell was born to the late Ida Mae and James E. Shell on January 24, 1959 in Louisville, Mississippi.He is preceded in death by his mother and father, grandparents, and siblings Wilma Westerfield, Terry O'Neil Shell, and James Olyn Shell.Rudolph was a loving person who loved family and was a friend to all. He had a bright smile and was known for his laugh, and love of music. He was an accomplished artist and a great poet. He will be missed by so many, and his jovial attitude w...Read More

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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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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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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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Ronald Meyer

Jun 28, 1946 - Feb 19, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Ronald Meyer “Uncle Ronnie”, 77, of Buffalo, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Genesis East Hospital. Cremation rites have been accorded per his wishes. Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be left to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com. Uncle Ronnie was born on June 28, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa to Fred and Evelyn (Lietz) Meyer. Ronnie served in the United States Army from December 13, 1965 to December 16, 1967. He worked as a Quarry Operator for Lafarge Company for over 30 years. In his earlier years you could find him enjoying the outdoors going hunting and fishing. Uncle Ronnie is survived by his sister Linda (Jim) Rogers of Buffalo, IA; Nephew Jason (Jodi) Mangels of Blue Grass, IA; Nieces Penny (Mark) Eubank of Blue Grass, IA, Crystal (Ray) Sherwood of Davenport, IA; 6 Great Nephews Brockton Frank of Buffalo, IA, Brandon Mangels of Blue Grass, IA, Laethen Teel of Buffalo, IA, Cash Knock of Blue Grass, IA, Coy and Cole Sherwood of Davenport, IA. Uncle Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Evelyn Meyer and his Great Niece Kennedi Eve Sherwood.

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Robert Frederick Richers

Oct 05, 1932 - Feb 21, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Robert “Bob” Richers, 91, of Wapello passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello. Memorial Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the funeral home. Military Honors will be conducted. Burial will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in Bob’s name that will go towards meals provided to Veterans and their families as they attend appointments for care at VA Iowa City Healthcare System (Veteran’s Hospital in Iowa City). Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. Robert Frederick Richers was born on October 5, 1932 on a farm near Mount Pleasant in Henry County, Iowa. The son of Jon and Violet (Brannon) Richers. Bob grew up attending many one room country schools, graduating from Denmark High School and later would receive his bachelor’s degree from Iowa Wesleyan College. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army, stationed 18 months in Okinawa, Japan with the rank of Corporal. Upon returning home from the service Bob went to work for Schefer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. On March 27, 1954, Bob was united in marriage to Lois Jack in Des Moines and to this union three children were born. Bob spent many years as a high school science teacher, teaching in the Morning Sun and Wapello school districts. He also had a farm on G62 where he raised pigs and was a chemist for Sylvania in Burlington. In 1991 Bob and Lois made their home in Las Vegas, Nevada where they both continued to teach, Bob being the lead science teacher at Lied Children Museum. Bob loved to play cards and bake - he was especially known for his homemade bread. He enjoyed fishing, trapping, deep sea-fishing and was a 4-H leader and Boy Scout leader. Bob will be deeply missed by his , Lois; , Roger (Jan) Richers, Patty (Kevin) Hardin and Sandy (Darrell) Bozarth; , Shayla (Jeff) Malone, Carman (Ryan) Davis, Jacob Richers, Shane (Nickki) Hardin, Regina (Ryan) Kerr, Josh (Beth) Hardin, Megan (Brian) Corry and Ryan (Shelby) Bozarth; , Katlyn (Cody), Kolton (Alizabeth), Chance, Kai, Keely, Peyton, Paxton, Alex, Kody, Kaityln, Drew, Max, Luke, Henry, Lincoln, Oliver, Abel, Fynn, Brendon, Bryson and Jack; , Luka, Celia, Ottilie and Ada and John (Sharolyn) Richers, Marlene (Larry) Keester, Mary Lou (Dwight) Anderson, Jim (Pat) Richers, Darrell (Jan) Richers and Mark (Phyl) Richers. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Donna (Bob) Deeds, Marjorie (Bob) McCarty and Herb (Nancy) Richers. To to the family, please

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Clyde Hardy, Sr.

Sep 19, 1938 - Feb 12, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Clyde Hardy was the oldest of seven sons. Born to Clemme Payne on September 19th, 1938 in Daleville, Mississippi. He was raised by grandparents Clyde and Ida Hardy. He attended Daleville School in Mississippi. He married Minnie Clinton in 1956. During their wonderful marriage they were blessed with 5 beautiful children. Clyde Jr., Diane, Viola, Flint, and Vivian. Clyde and Minnie relocated to Davenport, Ia in 1961. He married Jean Lathan on September 18th, 1993. He inherited 6 stepchildren by marrying her. 4 biological Alfreda Johnson, Melvin Roark, Carolyn Roark, and Johnnie Lathan III, and 2 that they adopted together, Darius Lathan and Linda Lathan (Marie). They were happily married until her passing in 2004. He later married Teresa Adams in 2004. After their separation and some time, he met Wendy Kozlowski in 2006. They were together happily til his passing in 2024. He was employed and retired from Continental Cement Plant in Buffalo, Ia after 10 years and continued to work at Midwest for many years until he finally decided to hang it up 15 years later. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lathan Hardy, ex wife, Minnie Clinton, mother, Clemmie Payne, grandparents, Clyde and Ida Hardy, sons, Clyde Jr. Hardy, and Flint Hardy, brothers, Charles Hardy, Richard Payne, Oliver Payne, LaVerne Payne and William Payne. Clyde Hardy Sr. departed this life on February 12th, 2024, at the age of 85 years old. He helped many and was loved by all that knew him. He was more than a father, grandfather, uncle, son, brother, and friend; he was a listening ear, a powerful voice of reason, and a strong tower. He blessed many lives and hearts with his infectious smile, enormous heart, and no-nonsense attitude. He leaves to cherish his memory a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends To to the family or in memory of Clyde Hardy, Sr., please

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Michael P. Kelly

Feb 02, 1939 - Feb 19, 2024

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Davenport, IA

Michael “Mike” P. Kelly, 85, of Davenport, Iowa passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at his home. Per his request, Mike donated his body to science at the University of Iowa and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Mike was born on February 2, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa to Thomas and Margaret Kelly. Following school, he joined the United States Army. Mike had a strong work ethic and started working at ALCOA at the young age of 19 as a brick mason, he retired in 1990 after 31 years. After his retirement, Mike enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and golfing and at the end of the day he enjoyed sitting down with friends and family and enjoying a good cold beer. He married the love of his life Darlene Schneckloth on June 21, 1958 and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage together. Those left to honor his memory are his wife Darlene; his brothers John (Sherry) and Thomas (Deb); his sisters Marian Minick, Kathleen Gold, Ann (Michael) Fisher, and Marie (Richard) Weller; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joseph Kelly, and brother in law David Gold.

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