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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dennis Creen, Rest in Peace

Dennis Eugene Creen, 63, of Moline, passed away peacefully at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, after a brief battle with leukemia on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors by American Legion Post No. 246. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Post No. 246 or to the American Cancer Society.

Denny was born July 2, 1948, in Moline, to Eugene and Joan McClelland Creen. He married Gloria Faye Twete on Jan. 16, 1971, in North Dakota, while stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Denny graduated Moline High School in 1967, before he enlisted into the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Denny returned to the Quad-Cities area with his family. He retired from the United States Postal Service in Moline in 2006, with 29 years of service.

Denny spent much of his life dedicated to others. He was active in the local Dad's Club organization while his children were young and could be found at various sporting events either as a coach, player or fan. Denny was a proud member of National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 318, and held several officer positions over the course of his career. Denny served as a trustee and adjutant of American Legion Post No. 246 of Moline. Denny enjoyed playing with his grandsons, spending time with family and friends and golfing. Above all of these accomplishments, Denny was a beloved family man, especially to his three grandsons.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Creen, Moline; daughter, Jodie (Dan) Wesemann, Moline; son, Chad (Steph) Creen, Denver, Colo.; grandsons, Connor and Parker Wesemann and Kellan Creen; mother, Joan Creen, Moline; brothers, Michael (Saundra) Creen, Whiteville, N.C., Steven Creen, Moline; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and close family friends too numerous to list but all greatly loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene, and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at