Growing nostalgic about my youth, I decided to post some memories of a lost era: Moline, Illinois and the Quad-Cities.
Moline Memories - MHS 66 Friends
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Rest in Peace - Russell Reynolds, MHS66
MOLINE — Russell E. Reynolds, 66, of Moline died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St., Moline, with Pastor Chuck Dorsey and Major Karen Felton officiating. Following the services, Russ’s family will greet friends at a fellowship gathering and luncheon at CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe. Private entombment will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation or the American Liver Foundation.
Russell Edward Reynolds was born Oct. 27, 1948, in Muscatine, to Edward and Reba (Blaine) Reynolds. He graduated from Moline High School and Black Hawk College. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Marine Corps Reserves. He married Jody Geist in 1970, and they were later divorced. He married Patricia Ann Cox Hanrahan on Oct. 6, 2012, in Davenport. He was a journeyman carpenter with Carpenters Union Local 166 for several years, retiring in 2008.
Russ was passionate about his missionary work in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the Appalachian Mountains and locally, and worked with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. He was a member of Memorial Christian Church, Moline, and volunteered with the Salvation Army in Davenport. He was a drummer for many local bands, but enjoyed church praise bands the most. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, cycling, traveling and dancing.
Russ is survived by his wife, Patty; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Reynolds and Daniel Hankins, Moline, and Francine and Mike Scheller, Grantham, N.H.; stepchildren, Tamara Melchi, and her husband, Michael, Rock Island, Tony Rochelle, Galesburg, Ill., Angela Parker, Galesburg, and Tim Hanrahan, and his wife, Claudia, Aurora, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and siblings and their spouses, Nancy Johnson, Moline, Carol and Herb Dewey, Omaha, Neb., and Neil and Christine Reynolds, Sterling, Ill.
Russ’s family is grateful to Drs. Garneau and Gowda, and the staffs at Hope Creek Care Center, Trinity Rock Island and Trinity Hospice for their loving care.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.