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Gerald “Jerry” D. Higgins


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries



Funeral services for Gerald “Jerry” D. Higgins, 69, of East Moline, IL, were at 10 A.M. Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Van Hoe Funeral Ltd., East Moline, IL. Burial took place at Rock Island National Cemetary. Visitation was 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the funeral home. Mr. Higgins died Monday, June 1, 2015 in Iowa city, Iowa after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorials can be made to Quad city Animal welfare Center or the American Cancer Society.

Jerry was born September 16, 1945 in Sargent, Minn., the son of Clifford and Esther Thompson Higgins. He was a graduate of Grand Meadow High School in 1963. He served in the US Army. He married Sandra Shepard on March 23, 1968 in Rock Island, Ill.. Jerry was the owner of Davenport Barber Styling College in Davenport, Iowa for 19 years. He was a member of the Blue Lodge in Silvis, Ansar Shriner in Springfield, Ill., the Moline Consistory, was a 33rd Degree Mason and also was a real estate agent for REMAX River Cities and drove seniors fo the Lighthouse in Silvis. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra, East Moline; children: Sherri Higgins, Moline, and Shelli (J.P.) Martgel, San Antonio, Tex.; grandchildren: Alison, Jakob, Nathan, and Olivia; siblings: Katie (Marvin) Pater, Lansing, Minn., Clifford (Becky) Higgins, Garrison, Minn., Ethel Zaulkey, Ostrander, Minn., Richard (Mary), Bettendorf, Iowa, Nancy Durst, Rochester, Minn. and Suzie (Terry) Donavan, Plymouth, Minn., and sister in law, Bernice Higgins of Moline, Ill.. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: James, Michael, Thomas, Beverly Crivits, Carol Johnson, and Dorothy DeBoer. Online condolences may be left fo rthe family at www.vanhoe.com.

Wauneta Back

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
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Wauneta Back Funeral services for Wauneta Back were held 11 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, Minn. with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial took place in Bloomfield Cemetery. Visitation was held 3 p.m. - 6 ..... 
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Arlynn Blaine Bestor

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
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Arlynn Blaine Bestor, age 88, of Ostrander, Minn., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. Arlynn was born July 12, 1926, in Greenleafton, Minn., the son of Ernest and Pearl (Dornink) Bestor. He served with the US Navy during WWII in both the ..... 
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Laurie Christopherson

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
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Laurie Christopherson, age 56, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minn. Laurie Rollie was born October 20, 1957 in Zumbrota, Minn. to Larry and Evelyn (Schultz) Rollie. She ..... 
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Walter Eugene Rendahl

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
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Walter Eugene Rendahl, age 95, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Walt was born to Louis and Carrie (Amdahl) Rendahl on Decemeber 17, 1918 on the family farm near Ostrander. He attended Sample ..... 
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Philip Wane Holt

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
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Philip Wane Holt 51, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away August 21, 2013 at home following a lengthy cancer battle. Philip was born December 15, 1961 in Rochester Minn. He attended high school in both Alabama and Minnesota, later obtaining his GED i ..... 
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Edwin P. Fought Jr.

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Edwin P. Fought Jr. Edwin P. Fought, Jr. 60, of Le Roy, Minn., passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Adams Health Care Center. He passed away peacefully after a year long battle with cancer. Ed was born in Racine, Wis. on December 5, 1952 to J ..... 
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Betty Bernard

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Betty Bernard Betty Bernard died Friday, June 28 at the Ostrander Care Center after a lengthy bout with congestive heart failure. She was born Betty Lou Durfey to Phineas and Lillian Durfey in Merrill, Iowa on September 7, 1925. The family moved t ..... 
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Chong Ok Paulsen

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
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Chong Ok Paulsen, formerly of Rochester, MN and Ostrander, MN died Friday, March 1, 2013 at her home in Tucson, Arizona. Ok was born in Korea and came to Minnesota after she and Kenneth Paulsen were married on December 30, 1965. Ok worked at the Os ..... 
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