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Henry Dennis Pawlus

October 24, 1947 — December 26, 2020

Henry Dennis Pawlus, 73, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Saturday, December 26, 2020, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island.

There will be no public services. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley.

Henry was born October 24, 1947, in Detroit Michigan, the son of Henry Adam and Irene (Wolkowicz) Pawlus. He married Patricia Ann Davis on September 21, 1974, in Lombard, Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from University of Wisconsin, Stout, and a master’s degree from National College of Education.

He worked for the Moline School District for 34 years, retiring in 2010, as an industrial arts teacher at Moline High School and Wilson Middle School. Previously, he worked at Grundy Area Vocational Center in Morris, Illinois, Joliet Central High School, and Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital.

Hank was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Coal Valley, and a loyal member with a fellowship degree in the Loyal Order of Moose. He also enjoyed camping, gardening and travel.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur (Patricia) Pawlus of Phoenix, Arizona; his in-laws, Patricia’s parents, Bill and Tarry Davis of Lombard, and Patricia’s siblings, Carol (Allen) Dutra of Florida, Elaine (Raymond) O’Connor of Huntley, Illinois, Mary (Lonnie) Smith of Plainfield, Illinois, and Edward Davis of Lombard, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Phillip Pawlus.

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