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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Obituaries Tuesday, October 30, 2012 The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus A5 Smith gets 7 years for driving over friend with SUV IV KACHil WARMKI A Rock Island man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty on Aug. 9 to a motor vehicle accident that resulted in death. Stephen Lucas Smith, 32, was charged in the Feb. 22 death of Matthew Pohl, 44, of Moline, who was discovered in an alleyway in the 2400 block of 16th Street, Moline. The two had met for a marijuana deal that day, and Mr. Smith, intent upon leaving the scene, drove over Mr. Pohls body, according to court testimony. I want to apologize to the family ... It was a mistake, Mr. Smith said, adding he had been friends with the victim for almost seven years. After the hearing, Mr. Smith was released on prior bond and ordered to appear Jan. 7 at the Rock Island County Jail to begin serving his sentence. This is not an easy call to make because this incident is probably predictable, said Rock Island County Circuit Court Judge Walter IX Braud, citing Mr. Smiths history with drugs and alcohol. It was probably only a matter of time before he had an accident and hurt someone. Mr. Pohl was not completely innocent either, the judge said. Mr. Smith testified he and Mr. Pohl and Mr. Smith, both unemployed at the time of the incident, would meet weekly to drink and smoke pot Witnesses told officers they saw a white SUV flee the area and Mr. Pohl lying in an alley Moline Police Sgt. Tim DeVrieze testified Monday A White Chevy Blazer was discovered the next day at Mr. Smiths residence. Passengers in the SUV told police they had been drinking with Mr. Smith before the drug deal Judge denies man reduced sentence for crime spree IY RACHEL WARMKI Rock Island County Circuit Court Judge Walter IX Braud on Monday denied a request to reduce the sentence of a man serving 45 years in prison for a 2010 crime spree. Charles Albert McRae, 35, of Tamaroa, was found guilty but mentally ill on Nov 9 after a threeday bench trial He was sentenced to 45 years each on counts of home invasion and armed robbery and 14 years for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, all to be served concurrently A second charge of armed robbery was dismissed While armed with a knife, Mr McRae broke into a Moline residence on April 22, 2010, and stole a car which he then used to lead police on a high speed chase through Mercer Rock Island and Henry counties, according to prior court testimony He was captured outside Orion His sewnd robbery charge was connected to a Family Video in Moline the day before. On Aug. 23, Mr McRae submitted a motion for a reduced sentence, claiming he had been unfairly punished by Judge Braud for not apologizing to his victims. From the bottom of my heart, 1 do apologize, and 1 do care that I hurt people, Mr McRae told the judge Monday He said since the sentencing hearing, he has realized the effect his, criminal condirct had oa the victims. Judge Braud, however, said Mr. McRaesremorse When Mr. Pohl handed him money for the drugs, Mr. Smith proceeded to drive away, even after Mr. Pohl tried to grab onto the vehicle, the passengers told police. Sgt. De Vrieez testified one of passengers told Mr. Smith, I think we just ran that guy over, when Mr. Pohl fell. If either of them could do that day over again, they would, the judge predicted, acknowledging that despite their imperfections, both men clearly had loving families, who crowded into the court room Monday to hear the verdict. I feel alone because Ive lost my best friend, the victims 17-year-old daughter wrote in a letter read aloud at the hearing. Prior to her fathers death, she said, the two often took walks in the alley where he had been struck, where they would sit and talk. When I get married, I have no idea who will walk me down the aisle, her letter said, expressing remorse that her father will not be at her graduation or meet his future grandchildren. "I cry every day and every night, said Mr. Pohls girlfriend, Lori Gilmore, who broke into sobs throughout her testimony. Mr. Pohl was her best friend and the love of my life, standing by her through tough times, she said. It is still unimaginable that 1 must live the rest of my life without Matt, she said, tears streaking down her face. Mr. Pohl has undoubtedly forgiven Mr. Smith, she said, adding it was still a struggle for her to do the same. Lucas (Stephen Smith) is not a bad guy. Hes not perfect either, his mother, Donna Smith, testified. She said she was so sorry for Mr. Fold's famfly but added, 1 am here to save my son. Mr. Smith is a husband and the father of two boys, who she said need their father. His w ife, Christina Smith, testified her husband was loving and caring who has a lot of sleepless nights thinking about what went wrong. came too late. I think I made the right decision and Im going to stick with it, the judge said, apologizing if he had appeared angry at the sentencing hearing. Mr McRae told the judge he felt out of place among felons convicted of greater crimes than he, yet were serving less time. However he told the judge, The good answer would be to kick me up and never let me out Judge Braud commended Mr McRaes compunction but said he was confused by Mr McRaes apparent desire Monday for both a shorter and a longer sentence. With credit for time served, Mr McRae, who remains at Dixon Correctional Center is slated to serve 22 and a half more years. Mr McRae expressed concern about what would happen to him once he was released from jail at the age of 55, he said. Without proper medication and the stability and structure of jail life, he said, Im afraid TU be back in court one day Mr McRae, who suffers from bipolar disorder according to previous testimony said he had found it difficult to acquire medication and treatment in earlier years while also providing for his family MOLINE Hadley Heater Sr. Hadley R. Heater Sr., 83, of Moline, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Trinity Moline. Funeral services will be 1 pm. Thursday, Nov. 1. at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Monsignor Dale Wellman, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, will officiate. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where a Christian Wake Service will be recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Hadley was born July 28, 1929, in Columbus City, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Bertha Martin Heater. He married Mary F. Earl on June 19, 1948, in Dyersburg, Tenn. He was employed at McLaughlin Body Company as a truck driver for 42 years, retiring in 1992. Hadley was a member of the Motorcycle Ramblers Drill Team and CB Club. He loved his family and his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Mary; sons and daughters-in-law, Hadley and LaDonna Heater Jr., Davenport and Michael T. and Pamela Heater, Moline; grandchildren, Jill Marie, Michael L., Timothy Lee, Bobbi Marie and Lisa Marie; greatgrandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Alex, Alyssa, Natasha, Johnathan and Jordyn. He w as preceded in death by his parents; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jean Heater; and two sisters. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. ROCK ISLAND Donald Hoteling Sr. Donald Leroy Hoteling Sr., 82, of Rock Island, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at St. Anthonys Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island. Services for Mr. Hoteling will be 10 a.m., Thursday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be til from 4 to 7 pm. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery Arsenal Island, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the family. Donald was born on May 3, 1930, in Moline, a son of Roy and Fern Miles Hoteling. He married Dorothy Peters on July 3, 1953, in Muscatine, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2009. Mr. Hoteling had worked for the Servus Rubber Company Rock Island, for 50 years, starting as a laborer and retiring as a foreman in 1996. He was a member of the Rock Island Moose Lodge No. 190. Donald was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Tim Hildebrant, Rock Island; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Hoteling, Donald and Kate Hoteling Jr., Martin and Marva Hoteling, all of Rock Island; 16 grandchildren; and 19 greatgrandchildren; a sister, Bette Wilkins, Taylor Ridge; and several nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded m death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; and two sisters. Online condolences may be left for the family at www wheelanpresslycom Richard Soltow Richard L. Soltow, 84, of Rock Island, died Monday Oct. 29, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island. Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan- Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, with visitation 1 p.m. to service time. Further arrangements are pending. AREA Dean Bealer Dean A. Bealer, 91, Fenton, died Oct 27, 2012, at home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Reformed, Morrison, with graveside services 1:30 p.m. at Fenton Cemetery Visitation is 4 to . 7 pm. Friday at Bosma-Renkes, Morrison. He was born June 22, 1921. He married Jacqueline Kier in 1944. She died in 2001. He married Kathy Dykema in 2004. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Marcia (Randalij Hekman, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Patricia MacDonald, Laguna Beach, CaliL; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Donald Barsema Donald D. Barsema,. 68, of Fulton, died Oct. 27, 2012, at his home. Services are 10.30 am. Thursday at Fulton. Burial is at Fulton Township Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born Nov. 28. 1943, in Fulton, to John and Genevieve Ottens Barsema. He was employed at Austin Brothers Manufacturing, Morrison. He then farmed in the rural Carroll County area. Surviving are his brothers, Ray (Carol) Barsema and Al-lon (I.inda) Barsema, both of Fulton; and many nieces and nephews. Earl Collis Earl A Collis, 87, of rural Osco, passed away Monday. Oct. 29, 2012, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village. Funeral services celebrating Earl's life will be held 11am. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Vande-more Funeral Homes, Geneseo Cha-pel. Father Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery Geneseo. Visitation for Earl will be 5-7 pm. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Earl Collis Memorial Fund. Earl was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Rock Island, the son of Earl G. and Irene Long Collis. He was a 1943 graduate of Geneseo High School and served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Lela Price on July 22. 1950, in Geneseo. She preceded him in death in 2004. Earl, along with his brother, John, started Collis Brothers Angus Cattle in rural Osco and was well-known for raising purebred Angus Cattle for 63 years. Earl was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, the Henry County Farm Bureau and the American Angus Association, of which, he was a life member. Earl enjoyed dancing with Lela. watching soft-ball and baseball and spending time watching the cattle herd. Survivors include a son. Bill Collis, Osco; his special friend. Deb DeGroot; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Collis, Annawan, and Jolene and Mike Vincent, Atkinson; seven grandchildren, Gavin Moore and fiancee, Mel Wancket, Chase and Trevor Vincent, Sally, Andy Ken. and Kyle Collis. Earl was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, John Collis; and a daughter. Share a message of sympathy with Earl's family at www. Robert Miller Robert T. "Bob" Miller. 79, of Aledo, died Monday, Oct. 29. 2012. m Trinity Rock Island. There w ill be a gathering of friends and family from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Aledo VFW Post 1571. to celebrate his life. His cremated remains will be buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Renton, Wash. Memorials may be made to Aledo V FW where Bob was a proud member. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center. Moline, is sevring the family Robert True Miller was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Keithsburg, the son of Lew is and Rilla Halstead Miller. He served in the U. S. Army in Germany from 1953 to 1955. Bob married Thelma Stormo on Aug. 2. 1958, in Seattle, Wash. She died in November 1995. He retired as a millwright from Boeing in Seattle. He was a master woodworker and enjoyed collecting banks. Bob is survived by five children, Kathy Morrissey Tucson, Ariz., Karen Morrissey Bremerton, Wash., John Morrissey and his wife Nang, Renton, Dan Miller and his wife Teri, Puyallup Wash., and Denise Miller, Kent, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Rose Henderson, Mary Lou Mead and Ramona Smith, all of Aledo. He was preceded in death by his wife, and a brother, Lane Miller Bobs family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in his memory at www; Trimble Audibel. Ajmerican. Hearing. Excellence. Audibel Hi-Tech Hearing 550 30tb Ave., Suite Moline, 1L Call (309) 764-3065 , .... , 800-232-5424. lone Hicks lone Frances Hicks, 87, of Kewanee, died Oct. 25, 2012, at Peggy Young's Boarding Home, Kewanee. Services are 10 a.m. Satur-. mm day at St " Marys Catho lie, Kewanee Burial is at St. Anthony's Cemetery, At kinson. Visita tion is 5-7 pm Friday at Rux, Kewanee. She married Clarence Hicks Sr. in 1942. He died July 30, 2012. Surv ivors are children, Clarence Jr., Lynn Baker, Kewanee, Lon, Prophetstown; 11 grandchildren; 24' great-grandchildren; siblings, Janet Vyneman, Atkinson, Ruth Cambron, Kewanee, Ralph DeDecker, Silvis. Neil Johnson Neil B Johnson, 71, Morrison, died Oct. 27, 2012, at Mercy North, Clinton, Iowa. Memorial services sire 4 p.m. Saturday at Morrison, with visitation 2 pm. to services. He was born July 7. 1941. He married Barbara Johnson. He married Dorothy Vander-Vinne-Vanderlaan. Surviving are his wife; children, Audra, Madison, Wis., Wade, Rockford, 111.; stepchildren, Dawn Meurs, Doug and Darwin Vanderlaan, all of Morrison, Dale Vanderlaan, Oak Park, 111.; nine grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers. Edmond Wolfe Edmond Paul "Ed" Wolfe, 55, of Kewanee, died Oct. 27, 2012. at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City. Services are 1:30 pm. Friday at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial is at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 pm. Thursday. He was born Jan. 7, 1957, in Kewanee, to William II and Norma Wolfe. He married Terri Faber Sept. 3, 1982. Survivors are his wife; mother, Kewanee; daughters, Chel-sae Wolfe and Karlie Robert; two grandchildren; sisters, Judith Dolieslager and Christine Siegler. IOWA James Ivanhoff James C. Ivanhoff, 71. of Davenport, passed away Sunday. Oct. 28, 2012, at Good Samaritan. Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burnelle 'BK'Behncke Burnelle Keith "BK Behncke, 92. formerly of Davenport. died Oct. 26, 2012, in Monmouth. Memorial services will be held at National Cemetery Arsenallsland. Runge. Davenport. is in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 31, 1920. He married Ruth Kern March 11, 1945. She preceded him in death. He was a World War II veteran. Surviving are his children, Land, Davenport, Terry Kautz, Monmouth, Jill Schlott. Iowa City; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Bonnie Hildebrand Bonnie J. Hildebrand, 65, Davenport, died Oct. 28, 2012, at Genesis East, Davenport Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran, Bettendorf. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery Arsenal Island. Visitation is 5- 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 9:30 a.m. to services Thursday both at the church. She was born June 22, 1947. She married Edwin L. Hildebrand Aug. 15, 1980. Surviving are her husband; daughters, Julie Richardson, Texas, Cindy King, Davenport, Bobbie Yeloure, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren. Care 2 Anthony Tran Anthony T. Tran, 45, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at his home. Arrangments are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. EAST MOLINE B.JeanVanHooser B. Jean VanHooser, 61, of East Moline, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. ftri Wednesday, A Oct. 31, 2012, at - i Esterdahl Mor tuary &-Crematory, Moline. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Jean was born on May 12, 1951, in Moline, to Herbert and Annette Reimers LeMaster. She married Jerry VanHooser on Dec. 21, 1968, in Moline. He preceded her in death. Jean last worked at Genesis Medical Center, Illlni Campus, in Silvis, in Environmental Services. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was dedicated to her faith as one of Jehovahs Witnesses. Survivors include daughter, Michelle (Patrick) Kennedy, Colona; grandchildren, Clayton, Ethan, Emmalee and Trenton; mother, Annette Reimers Allison, Florida; brothers, Herbert (Ronda) LeMaster, Michael (Kaye) Myers and Mark (Leydiana) Myers, all of Florida; sister, Lita Turner, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and father. Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary at DEATHS Barsam, Donald D., 68, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton. Balr, Dean A, 91, Fenton, Bosma-Renkes, Morrison. Bahncka, Burnelle Keith "BK," 92, formerly of Davenport; Runge, Davenport. Celilt, Earl A, 87, of rural Osco; Vande-more, Geneseo Haatar, Hadley R. Sr., 83, Moline; DeRoo, Moline. Hildabrand, Bonnie )., 65, Davenport; McGinms-Chambers, Davenport Hoteling, Donald Leroy Sr., 82, Rock Island, Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island, tvanhoft James C, 71, Davenport Runge, Davenport. Johnson, Neil EL, 71, Morrison, Bosma-Renkes, Morrison. Millar, Robert T. Bob 79, Aledo; Trimble, Moline. Soltow, Richard L., 84, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island. Tran, Anthony T 45, Davenport Runge, Davenport. FUNERALS TODAY Avekhax, Jeanne A. 91, Davenport 4 pm., Our Lady of Victory Catholic, Davenport. Glazier, Harold F., 89, Sterling; 10:30 am., St. Peter Lutheran, Morrison. Greene, Joyce, 85, Kewanee, 1 pm., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee. Noel, Jerald B. Jerry," 68, Bettendorf; 1 1 am., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic, Bettendorf. Stebel, Albert "Spud," 93, Illinois City; noon, Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus provide free obituary notices up to 25 lines long. After that, a fee of $2.75 per line is charged if families wish to include additional details. For more information, please consult your funeral director or cail the newspaper at (309) 764-4344, ext. 1226. Ye Encourage You to Compare Our Prices Traditional Funeral Services Cremation Pre-Planning DeQjoo Kmro Home ltd (A09) 762-5735 Count Hearing on Us for Aida Competitive Pricing! i B'TiTt

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