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Ivan R. Lamport

October 21, 1917 — August 17, 2021

Ivan R. Lamport, 103, of Silvis, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at New Perspective Senior Living, Silvis.

There will be no public services. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Ivan Richard Lamport was born October 21, 1917, in Dahlgren, Illinois, one of eight children of Asby and Matilda (Burton) Lamport. He married Esther Needham on May 30, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois. She died July 29, 2016. He worked for Caterpillar from 1936 until retiring in April of 1983.

He was an avid handball player for many years, serving as chairman of the Peoria Handball Club. He also was a talented pool player.

He is survived by four children, Michael Lamport of Gold River, California, John Lamport of Florida, Marilyn and Douglas Blauser of Kansas City, Missouri, and Janet and Greg Pelz of Washington, Illinois; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Esther Lamport; and seven siblings.

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