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Ralph W. Lenser

December 14, 1925 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 91)

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Ralph W. Lenser, 91, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. A private service and celebration of his life will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, where entombment will be in the cemetery’s mausoleum. Memorials may directed to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island is assisting the family. The family invites friends to share condolences and fond memories by visiting Ralph’s obituary at wheelanpressly.com. Ralph was born Dec. 14, 1925 in Taylor Ridge, a son of Clarence and Lillian Beck Lenser. He married Violet Gorman on Dec. 2, 1945 in Hamlet, Ill. The two celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage. Violet died May 5, 2015. Ralph enjoyed a successful 35 year career with Deere & Company. He was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. A long-time member of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, Ralph looked forward to his weekly games and even landed a hole-in-one, of which he was very proud. Ralph was a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, and never missed an opportunity to take in games at Kinnick Stadium. He treasured his family above all else. An immensely dedicated husband, father and grandfather he brought laughter, joy, and love to four generations. To the end, Ralph could be found cheering from the sidelines at his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s games and activities. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Carol (Dave) Davis, and granddaughter, Laura Davis, all of Moline; grandson, Craig Ohl, granddaughter-in-law, Peggy Ohl, and great-grandchildren, Thomas and Charlie Ohl, all of Eldridge; a niece, Liz; and nephews, Don and Robert. He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Linda Ohl; grandson, Brent Ohl; and brothers, John and Clarence. Ralph’s family would like to thank the staff from the UnityPoint Clinic, Friendship Home Services, UnityPoint Hospice and the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their continuing care and support.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House
2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf IA 52722



 Service Information

Private Services

Rock Island Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel
30th Street & Blackhawk Rd.
Rock Island, IL 61201


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