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Richard G. Wunderlich

July 9, 1920 — June 13, 2001

Rock Island, Illinois Richard G. Wunderlich, 80, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, in Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island. Services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline. The Reverend Rob Kirby will officiate. Burial is in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, where Milan American Legion Post #569 will present military honors. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, where Rock Island Lodge #658, AF & AM, will conduct Masonic Services at 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline, Shriner's Children's Hospital, or Moline Activity Center. Richard George Wunderlich was born July 9, 1920, in Moline, the son of Carl and Leona Wunderlich. He married Catherine Beers on May 23, 1944, in Pensacola, Florida. She died June 3, 1987. He married Clarice Hierman Gray on December 17, 1994, in Moline. He was a Navy Aviator during WW II, and retired as Lt. Commander from the U. S. Navy Reserves in 1980. He was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal for 41 years, retiring as industrial specialist at the U.S. Army Weapons Command in 1979. He was a life member of Rock Island Lodge #658, AF & AM, Kaaba Shrine Temple, Davenport, VFW Post #1303, Rock Island, and American Legion Post #569, Milan, and a member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Moline, Mohassan Grotto, Davenport, Reserve Officers Association, and Moline Activity Center. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling including many cruises, weaving rugs at Moline Activity Center, and bicycle riding. He participated in Habitat for Humanity work trips for two years at Baldwin, Michigan, and in the Walk to Emmaus in the Fall of 2000. Richard is survived by his wife, Clarice, a son, Craig Wunderlich of Tucson, Arizona, a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Thomas Smith of Milan, three grandchildren, Laurie Johnston of Phoenix, Aaron Smith of Rock Island, and Shawn Smith of Columbia, Missouri, a sister-in-law, Hettie Beers of Peoria, and three nephews, Scott, Mitch, and Andy Beers. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife. This memorial may be viewed, and condolences sent to the family, at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com. END OF OBITUARY

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