|Delmar M. "Pete" Worrell|
|July 30, 1913 - November 25, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday January 26, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Delmar M. “Pete” Worrell, 97, a resident of the Silver Cross Nursing Center at Friendship Manor, Rock Island, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the center.|
Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26, 2011 at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Inurnment will be in Chester, Neb. Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor.
Pete was born on July 30, 1913 in Belvidere, Neb., a son of Sherman and Hattie Forell Worrell. He married Barbara I. Peterson on Aug. 20, 1939 in Seward, Neb.
Mr. Worrell began working for J & R Auto Supply Co. in the 1930’s, working in several branches in Illinois and Iowa and then serving as branch manager in Rock Island for several years. In the 1950’s, he began working for a real estate firm in Rock Island and eventually started his own real estate and insurance business, the Pete Worrell Co.
He was a member of the Rock Island Realtor’s Association and Broadway Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir for many years. Pete was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing the waters of the Mississippi. He also enjoyed fishing in Minnesota, where he vacationed each year and also liked hunting and polishing agates.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Barbara, Rock Island; son and daughter-in-law, John and Connie Worrell, Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Peter Worrell and his wife, Martha, Jennifer (Sister Mary Anthony) Worrell and Curtis Worrell; and great grandchildren, Rebakah and William. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary; brother, Mervin; and sister, Harriett Patch.
I knew Grandpa Worrell from very early on. I can't remember the first time we met, but he was always there. When my parents unfortunately had to go their separate ways, Grandpa and Grandma were there to check up on me. Grandpa was the person who took the time to lead me to church and Christ Jesus. I will be eternally grateful for that. A small part of Delmar will continue on here in Southern Maryland for as long as God will permits it. Peace and joy to all!
-- Peter John Worrell
Dear Barbara, John and family,
We are so sad to read online that your husband and father has passed away. My parents (June & Jim McSparin)thought so much of you both. May your memories of happy times bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Jim & Stephanie McSparin Langston
-- Jim & Stephanie McSparin Langston
J.W. i am sorry for your loss and hope you are doing well otherwise
-- chris ralston