MOLINE — Marta Ojeda, 49, of Moline, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, surrounded by her loving family.
Private family services will be held with burial at Moline Memorial Park. A public gathering to celebrate Marta's life will be announced at a later date when allowed.
The former Marta Angelica Almanza was born Aug. 4, 1970, the daughter of Antonio and Guadalupe (Romero) Almanza. She married Juan Antonio Ojeda on Oct. 22, 1994, in Moline.
She worked at Tyson Foods (formerly IBP) for 13 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline.
Marta enjoyed playing soccer (especially goalie) and never missed one of her kids' soccer games. She loved vacationing to Mexico, cooking and was a hard worker and big jokester. She had a very unique and contagious laugh that made everyone around her smile. She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter and sister. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and strength.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Juan; four children, Nester, Brenda, Erika and Roman Ojeda, all of Moline; her mother, Guadalupe Almanza, of Moline; siblings, Carmen (Miguel) Cruz, of East Moline, Celina Almanza, of Moline, Maria (Rafael) Vasquez, of Moline, Rosa Almanza, of Moline, Arturo (Angeles) Almanza, of Puerta Del Monte, Mexico, and Jose (Luz) Almanza, of Moline; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Antonio Almanza; and siblings, Maria De Jesus, Martin Almanza and Baltazar Almanza.
GENESEO — Alan L. Vanderheyden, 86, of Geneseo, Ill., formerly of Coal Valley, Ill., died Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Bickford of Moline, Moline.
Private burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of the Quad Cities Area.
Alan Leon Vanderheyden was born Feb. 28, 1934, in Brazil, Iowa, the son of Alfons and Mary (Junge) Vanderheyden. He married Janet Hanmer on Aug. 22, 1952, in Waukegan, Ill.
He served in the United States Naval Construction Battalions “Seabees” for four years before going to work for John Deere, where he was a mechanical engineer. He retired in 1985, at which time he and his wife began spending a lot of time traveling, taking road trips and wintering in Gulf Shores, Ala. He built seven houses in his lifetime, was a gifted woodworker and loved to dance and golf. He also was very active in the stock market.
Alan is survived by his beloved wife of over 67 years, Janet; five children, Dottie (Vincent) Boens, of LeClaire, Iowa, Peggy (Marty) Miller, of Geneseo, Sally (Tim) Winn, of Sherrard, Alan Leon (Tami) Vanderheyden II, of Geneseo, and Gary Vanderheyden, of Geneseo; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Thompson, of Mesa, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Timothy Alan Vanderheyden; and siblings, Fern Swain and Dale Vanderheyden.
ROCK ISLAND — Henrietta F. Anast, 85, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Park Vista Retirement Living, East Moline.
Private funeral services and visitation will be held at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111-1st St A, Moline. A celebration of life will be at a later date. To send condolences or view funeral service visit www.RaffertyFunerals.com or livestream on facebook at 12pm on Friday, March 27, 2020. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UnityPoint Trinity Hospice, Alzheimer's Association or Park Vista-Memory Care.
Henrietta was born July 15, 1934 in Moline, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (DeSmet) Groothaert. She married Jordan E. Anast on October 9, 1954 in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1999.
Henri retired from WHBF, Rock Island. She was a member of St. Pius Church, Rock Island, Moose Lodge, Rock Island and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Henri loved playing Euchre, dancing, country music, following Rock Island High School and Augustana basketball games, fishing, traveling with her friend Joe and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Mark Anast, Rock Island and Connie (Craig) Lothridge, Naperville, IL; best friend, Joe Yoke, Buffalo, IA; grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Schneider, Rhiannon (Colton) Atkisson, Sierra Anast, Savanna Anast, Sydney Anast, Jessica Lothridge and Michael Lothridge and great grandchildren, Tyler, Tate, Shae and Lawson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eva Williams and brother, Henry “Tuffy” Groothaert.
The family wishes to thank Park Vista and UnityPoint Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care of Henrietta.
MOLINE — Tina A. Cobert, 57, Moline, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2020, at her home. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Tina Whittington was born on Feb. 4, 1963, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Herbert and Kathy Whittington. She last worked at Bent River. Tina enjoyed playing cards, listening to music and attending outdoor events. She loved time spent with her family and reading the Bible. Feeling the sun on her face, being on a beach and the glimpse of a hummingbird would always make her smile.
Survivors include her children, Josh Cobert, Mount Carroll, Ill., Melissa Whittington, Matherville, Ill., Jason Cobert (Sarah), Moline, Brian Whittington, St. Augustine, Fla., Daniel Cobert, St. Augustine, and Amy O'Connor (Joan Fanel), Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Kaleb, Kelsey, Aiden, Jamie, Miles, Devin and Andrew; siblings, Kimberly Shull, Moline, Randy Whittington, Rock Island, Brent Whittington, Moline, and Richard Jacobs, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
ROCK ISLAND — Frank Duane Beale, 71, of Rock Island, passed away March 22, 2020, at his home.
Per his wishes, he will be cremated; a graveside service with military honors will be at a later date at Rock Island National Cemetery. Schroder Mortuary in Silvis is assisting the family with arrangements.
Duane was born Aug. 24, 1948, in Moline, the son of Frank H. and Donna Taylor Beale. He graduated from UTHS and was proud to have served in the Marine Corps, completing two tours during the Vietnam Era. Duane married JoAnna Killian on June 14, 1967, in East Moline. He was the retired owner/operator of Beale Construction.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnna; children, Rick (Sherri) Beale, of Caledonia, Ill., and Kelly (John) Clifford, of Henry, Ill.; grandchildren, Trevor, Taylor, Kayla, Kelcy and Autumn; great-grandchildren, Baby Dane, Nicholas and Matthew; sister, Terri (Dave) Webb; sister-in-law, Deb Beale; and his special four-legged friend, Henry “The Boy.”
Duane was preceded in death by his parents; sister, JoAnne Hunter; and a brother, LaVerne Beale.
Online condolences may be made at www.schrodermortuary.com Reply to Box 138, c/o Dispatch/Argus, 1033 7th Street, East Moline, IL 61244.
ROCK ISLAND — Bruce Strader, 60, of Rock Island, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home.
Private family services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a time in the future.
Memorials may be made to the Edgewood Baptist Church or to the Jr Rocks baseball team.
Bruce was born in Moline on July 15, 1959, son of Clarence and Vergie (Witt) Strader. He graduated with the Rockridge High School Class of 1977.
He was owner/operator of Quality Plus Body Shop and Art Rice Body Shop. He collected antique toys, especially Buddy L and Crossley cars, and loved attending auctions. He was the proud owner of B & B Toy Museum. Bruce also owned several stock cars and sponsored his nephew in sprint car races. He also sponsored his great-nephew in the Jr Rocks Baseball team.
Survivors include his mother, Vergie Copeland, of Moline; a stepsister, Dawn (Tim) Cunningham, of Connecticut; a sister-in-law, Linda Strader, of Andalusia, Ill.; a brother, Scott (Julie) Strader, of Andalusia; nieces, Kimberly Strader, Lisa (Russ) Terry, Alaina Khan and Natalie Titus; a nephew, Michael (Michelle) Strader; 16 great-nieces and -nephews; and two great-great-nephews.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Clarence “Clancy” Strader; his stepfather, Charles Copeland; a brother, David Strader; stepbrother, Brian Copeland; and a niece, Emily Copeland.