|Elroy D. Sheehan|
|April 12, 1921 - July 22, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday July 26, 2010 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.|
|Elroy D. Sheehan, 89, of Rock Island, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Monday at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be presented by Rock Island VFW Post 1303 and American Legion Posts 200 and 569. Those wishing to attend the service should meet at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island by 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Elroy was born on April 12, 1921 in Rock Island, a son of Emmett and Gladys Wicker Sheehan. He married Pauline Berlin on July 24, 1948 in Rock Island.
He drove a semi for several different freight companies including the Rock Island Transfer and Storage Co. He retired in 1983.
Elroy was a WW II Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of Memorial Christian Church, Moline and a life member of the Rock Island VFW Post 1303. He loved his family and enjoyed the times they were together.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Dale Dusenberry, Rock Island and Deborah and Mark Johnson, Rushville, Mo.; grandchildren (and spouses), Matthew (Johanna) Dusenberry, Patrick (Sarah) Dusenberry, Jarrod Dusenberry, Eric Dusenberry, Michael (Stacy) Yeater, Jason Yeater and Bonnie Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Sean Yeater, Brandon Yeater, Michael Yeater, Seth Yeater, Bridgette Dusenberry and two more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Kermit, Quinten, Robert and Keith.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Dear Debbie, Peggy, and Mrs. Sheehan,
We're so sad to read online (we're at our cabin) that your husband and Dad has passed away. I always remember him with a big smile on his face and a happy disposition. Last time I saw him he was having breakfast with my dad and several friends at HyVee....a long time ago. May your many happy memories help you through the tough days ahead...and may God comfort you in your grief.
Steph & Jim Langston
-- Stephanie McSparin Langston
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Sheehan’s passing; my deepest condolences to the family.
-- Wendy (Willfong) Kauten
We are so sorry to hear of Elroys passing. He will always be remembered with the greatest respect. He was always there for Theresa and the boys. Our prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
-- Carl and Linda Rusk
We will all miss Elroy, especially Opie. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. God Bless all of you.
-- Dino Milani Family