|Edward L. Lemon|
|April 14, 1923 - October 02, 2010|
|Visitation: 4-7 pm October 06, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Funeral Service: 11 am October 07, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, Milan, IL|
|Interment: October 07, 2010 at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery |
|Edward L. Lemon, 87, of Moline, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Heartland Healthcare Center, Moline. Services for Mr. Lemon will be 11 am Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, Milan, where he had been a member since 1936 and had served as an Elder and Deacon. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Avenue, Milan. Burial will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the church.|
Edward was born April 14, 1923 in Moline, the son of the Rev. Ralph Lemon and Ruth Brandenburg Lemon. He grew up in Milan and graduated from Rock Island High School in 1941 and the later from Augustana College. He received his Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University. Ed served as an Officer in the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS John J. Powers(ED-528). On January 1, 1949, he married Jeanette E. Martensen in Rock Island. In his words-“The smartest thing I ever did!”
Mr. Lemon began teaching at John Deere Jr. High School in Moline. In January 1948 and in 1961 he transferred to Moline High School where he taught Biology and served as Athletic Business Manager and manager of Wharton Field House until his retirement in 1984.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; son and daughter in law, Dr. David and Pamela Lemon, Rock Island; daughters and sons in law, Jane and Dale Koenig, Moline, Mary and Kendall Tempel, Shrewsbury, PA.; five grandchildren, Tom Lemon, Kristin (David) Koenig-Schriefer, Erin Koenig, Katie Tempel and Mark Tempel.
The family wishes to thank all the wonderful people who helped with Ed’s care, and for those who offered so much of their support.
Mr. Lemon was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
|Memorials may be made to the church. |
My sympathy to Ed's Family. It was great to be able to renew our aquantance a couple of weeks ago in the Hospital when I was visiting my wife. Rest in Peace Ed.
-- Jerry Waeyaert
I am so happy that I had the chance to get to know him throughout the years. Moline Softball games will not be the same without him sitting in his lawn chair by the dugout! How lucky you guys are to have had such a loving husband, dad, and grandpa for all these years.
Love you all, Lynsy
Thank you Mr. Lemon for your service to our country.
-- Paul Fredenburg
Mary, you were so good to visit my Dad in Princeton 16 years ago and I know how hard this is for your family. My prayers are with you all. Remember the next time you see your Dad it will be forever. Love, Jeana
-- jeana Downey
On behalf of the Hodson family, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to you on the loss of Eddie. The Lemon/Hodson connection goes back many, many years and brings many good memories, I'm sure. Ironically, my father-in-law, Paul, just became a patient again at Heartland on Friday. Again, please know that we are thinking of you and sending you our prayers.
-- Shari Hodson
I was Ed's nurse at Trinity when he was on the
5th floor. I fell in love with his personality!
He was a sweet , funny man. My prayers and
Thought are with you during your time of sorrow.
-- Cathy Lacefield
Dr. Dave and Family and your Mom:
So Sorry to hear about you Dad. Although you are grieving now--you have many happy memories in store for you as the years pass.
You are all in my prayers. God Bless
All my Love--
Suzi Scherbroeck Butler
-- Suzi Scherbroeck Butler
Our sympathy goes out to the Lemon family. May God's grace be sufficient to get you through this difficult time.
-- Marilyn & Mike McDermand
I remember Mr. Lemon as a very kind and patient teacher. He always had a nice smile. Mr. Lemon would tell us stories about the professional wrestlers at Wharton Field House and they gave us a chuckle. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
-- Kim Bozeman
Dear Lemon Family:
Ed, was a strong Moline supporter; as a teacher, administrator, and certainly as the manager of Wharton Field House. He was committed to kids and Moline School District. As a former Moline teacher and former Regional Superintendent of Schools, please accept my condolences on his passing. He did his duty to God and country.
Sincerely, Joe Vermeire
-- Joe Vermeire
I am very sorry to read of Eddie's passing. I met him when I was at JDjrhi and he came as an old teacher of about 24. Later his children and mine played together through Martensons. He was a very fine person.
-- Gwendolyn Blais
Jeanette, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you, David, Jane and Mary. May the good Lord Bless you and give you strength. Your old neighbor - Jim Anderson
-- Jim Anderson
Dear David and Pamela. You and your family have our sympathy and prayers at this most difficult time.
-- Cal and Carol Pererson
Dear Jeanette, and family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Eddie have always been just like family to us girls, and have been right there in our sad times as well as the happy ones. I can only imagine the wonderful reunion taking place right now in Heaven with mom, Marilyn, Patsy, Harold Manary, and Eddie, and so many other wonderful people from that wonderful hometown church. You are in my prayers. May God comfort you all in this sad time, but just know how much you are all loved.
-- Jane Parker Wibert
Our sympathy to one and all. Jeanette I am so sorry that I could not be there to be a pallbare for Ed. I am in Georgia with Dana and Pat will explain. Talk to you soon. Barry & Pat Davison
-- Barry Davison
Jane ... I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I do pray God's blessings, comfort and strength for you - and all your family - during this time and the days ahead.
-- Kim Hawkins
Hi Mary and Jane , Sorry to read your dad's obituary today. I understand the loss. Both of my parents are deceased. Dad 28 years ago and mom September 2009. It's the hardest thing ever and a huge adjustment for all of you. Seems like yesterday that we were all still high school students . Your dad was a very special man respected by everyone that knew him. Again my regards to both of you and your family members.
Deborah Nolen Chokkalingam
-- Deborah Nolen Chokkalingam
So sorry for the passing of your father and husband. He is with God now and will be taken care of forever. God Bless you all in your sorrow.
-- Darcy (McKay) Petersen
It has been a honor to be able to call Eddie a friend throughout the many years.
Our Love and Prayers are with you, Jeanette and your family.
May God be with you.
-- Edw & Alice Green & Duane & Georgia Smith
Jeanette and family, I have such fond memories of "Eddie". I remember your family from church as a child and I later worked with Eddie at 1st National Bank in Rock Island. I'm sorry he is gone, but take comfort in knowing how many lives he touched. He was a wonderful man.
-- Lorraine Riddell Larsen
So sorry about the loss of your beloved. This is a difficult time, but praying your grief will be softened by the thought of him being in the very presence of his Savior. God bless you all, Love, Bernie
-- Bernie Hudson
Dear Family of Mr.Lemon, Sue and I tried to visit with you last night but we were held up at the office. We would like to express our condolences to your families on the passing of Mr. Lemon. I've always had great conversations with him as he sat next to me by the dugout at softball games. We even occassionally talked about softball! He was obviously very proud of all of you for good reason. Take care, Doc and Sue
-- Doc and Sue
I was very sorry to read in the latest Augie Magazine about Ed's passing. I am truly sorry and remember wonderful times with you both many years ago. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Millie (Turner) Gonzalez
-- Mildred Turner Gonzalez