|Mary E. Requet|
|September 03, 1934 - October 22, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4-7 pm, Monday October 25, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10 am, Tuesday October 26, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, IL|
|Vigil Service: 4:00 pm, Monday October 25, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: October 26, 2010 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
|Mary E. Requet, 76, of Rock Island, joined her Heavenly Father on October 22, 2010. Mary was born on September 3rd, 1934 to John R. and Marjorie C. Stichter Crossman in Sterling, IL. She lived in Morrison, IL until 1940 when her family moved to Rock Island, IL and joined Sacred Heart Church of Rock Island. Mary attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, ICA in Davenport, IA before graduating from Alleman Catholic High School in 1952. She married Richard “Dick” J. Requet on October 11th, 1952. |
Mary is survived by her husband, Dick; six children and their spouses, Richard Jr. and Patricia Requet, David and Lynda Requet, Angela and Tom Keesy, Anne and Richard Rasmussen all of Rock Island; Theresa and Stephen Riley of Battle Creek, MI; and Dr. Edward and Margaret Requet of Eden Prairie, MN; 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 2 step great grandchildren.
Mary was the oldest sister of Susan Pobanz of Rock Island, Joan Braet of East Moline, Barbara Amorin of Apple Valley, CA and Monica Dewith of Rock Island. Mary is preceded in death by her father and mother, her sister Ellen Sweeney Goswick, brother, John Richard Crossman Jr. and stepfather Wilford “Jay” Gould.
In 1963, Mary and Dick became the proud business owners of the Italian Village Restaurants of Moline and later Rock Island. They changed the Rock Island business to ReQuette’s in the mid 1980’s and they retired in the mid 1990’s. Mary enjoyed her summers with Dick and their family at their lake home in Hackensack, MN on Woman Lake. Mary was a member of Daughters of Isabella and a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Island. Mary had a strong faith and was committed to Catholic values and teachings. She and Dick have been strong supporters of Alleman High School from which three generations of the family have graduated.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church of Rock Island and Alleman High School.
Visitation will be held at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 4 until 7 pm where the rosary will be recited at 4 pm at the funeral home. A solemn Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island with burial following at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I have very fond and happy memories of the Requet family and the Italian Village. Mary was a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to Dick and the family. Novella Wicks
-- Novella Wicks
She was a wonderful mother and we are all going to miss her dearly. She will be guiding us from above.
-- Theresa Riley
A fabulous woman and mother. She has joined our Lord in Heaven and will be always shining down on us like the brightest star in a moonlit sky. Our family now has a new angel to watch over us. May God hold her in the palm of his hand. I love you mom! Thanks for being my mom.
-- Edward Requet
Dick and family:
Mary was a very special person. I am saddened by her loss but know she is no longer suffering. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your family has always been an important part of my life.
-- Kathy Weingartz Perry
My sincere condolences at this time. Mary and Dick were a big influence on me throughout my life. They also gave me the opportunity to work my way through college giving me flexible hours....Thanks alot Dick and Mary
-- Pete Mallett
Mary was the head of our family at least for me and I loved her more than I could ever express. She will always be in my heart and in my prayers. Rest in peace my beloved sister.
-- Barbara Crossman Amorim
Grandma Mary you were a wonderful mentor of love, faith and how to use them in life and marriage. I will miss you but will never forget those values you taught. I love you
-- David Requet Jr
Dsvid, Lynda and family
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
-- Linda Dressler
So sorry for your loss.Went all through school with her and know what a hard worker and fine person was.
-- frances morrissey
My sincerest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Lynn Turnbull
Dick and Family, I will be out of town so I will not be able to attend the visitation personally. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mary's example of hard work and caring for others was an inspiration to me. I know that she will be dearly missed.
-- Cathy (Wells) Raz
So sorry to learn of Mary's death. My husband I spent many hours enjoying the food and friendliness of the restaurant
-- adele debrey
Very sorry to the family of your lost, Had a close relationship with the family when I was coaching Anne in softball and will remember the times I was allowed to bring the team to swim at the home. God Bless you all.
-- Jerry Waeyaert
Dick & family,
We were so sorry to hear about Mary Beth. Jim went to first grade with Mary, so our friendship has gone on for 70 years. Even though we live in Arizona, we always looked forward to the Alleman Class Reunions where we could "renew" our friendship with you & Mary Beth every five years. Please accept our deepest condolences. Jim & Skeeter Crupi
-- Jim & Skeeter Crupi
The Rockford Illinois family has many great memories of Mary Requet (a very take charge Lady) and the Requet Family (who always made us feel welcome and part of their family and especially Mary’s Mother Marge, who my Dad (Jay Gould) married. Dad loved Marge and her entire family a great deal. We spent many weekends with Marge during and after the last days of Dad’s life in Morrison. She was a great lady and we miss her. – Ray, Mary, and Jennifer Gould.
-- Raymond Gould
Dear Dick and family,
Our prayers and sympathy to you all on the death of your dear wife and loving Mother. Sorry we are not able to be in Rock Island for the services but we will remember you especially at that time. Mary was a wonderful person and a great help as Eucharistic Minister at the parish and hospital visitations.
What wonderful memories you must be sharing at this time to help you through the sad days.
Sister Mary Paulina, BVM, Sister Mary Catherina, BVM
-- Sister Mary Paulina , BV Mand Sister Mary Catherina, BVM
We are so sorry for the loss of your LOVED ONE.
-- Carl and Pattie Williams
With our hearts,were wishing we could ease the loss and loneliness that you must feel today,our thoughts of deepest sympathy are with you all love Gene and WILMA
-- Wilma Gann