|Richard K. LeBow|
|September 28, 1941 - December 14, 2010|
|of Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, IL|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
| Richard K. LeBow, 69, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday December 14, 2010, at Trinity, Rock Island. In accordance with his wishes, he was an organ donor.|
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Inurnment will be at a later date in Highland, Kansas. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the South Park Presbyterian Church Food Pantry program.
Richard was born September 28, 1941, in Ottumwa, IA, a son of Bernard LeBow and Mildred Elder LeBow. With the passing of his mother at an early age, he was raised in the home of his aunt and uncle, Lawrence and Gussie Utz. He married Emma June Lucas on September 8, 1962, in Highland, KS.
His life-long career was working in the financial field. He retired from Family Credit Union, Davenport, in 2003.
Richard was a member of South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island Moose Lodge No. 190, Quad-city Computer Club, and the Rock Island County Historical Society. He also was a volunteer with Alternatives for Older Adults in the Quad-cities.
He enjoyed collecting John Deere toys, coins, attending auctions and flea markets, and feeding the birds. He is fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He especially enjoyed following his grandchildren’s activities.
Surviving are his wife, Emma June, of Rock Island; daughters (and son-in-law), Susan LeBow, Stevens Point, WI, and Miranda (David) Wells, Rock Island; grandchildren, Emily and Turner Young, Stevens Point, and Meghan and Nathan Wells, Rock Island; sister, Dianne LeBow, San Mateo, CA; and his half brother, Rober t LeBow, Sedalia, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard was a wonderful, giving person. His gifts of time and talent will always be remembered here at Alternatives for the Older Adult. We were very lucky to have known him.
-- Tracee Keefer
On behalf of Alternatives for he Older Adult and myself, I extend my most sincere condolences for your loss. The time and effort that Dick contributed to the Money Management Program was a testimony to the integrity and strength of his character. I found him to be a very kind and generous person with a sincere desire to help those less fortunate. He will be missed.
-- Becky Jones, Alternatives for the Older Adult
Forever an imprint in our hearts, what an awesome man! We will miss him.
-- Ruthy, Mike, Jesse and Zaq Daniels
So Sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I worked for Dick back in the 80's at Plow and Planter Employees Credit Union. I remember Dick and I went to Texas to pick up a repossessed vehicle and drive it back and along the way stopped several places to look at new computer systems for the Credit Union. I also remember Dick teaching the CCUE courses and since I lived a ways out of town, Dick and June fed me supper several times on class nights. Please accept my sincerest sympathies. God Bless you all, Larry Morine
-- Larry Morine
I am so sorry to hear about Dick. You will be in my heart and prayers.
-- Carolyn Saunders
Dear Emma June and Family,
We send our sincere condolences on Dick's passing. So happy to have seen and visited with him at the 50th. Thinking of you and those you love ...knowing that his life blessed many.
-- John & Varga Gladhart, Highland, KS
June, my most sincere condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Jennifer Shaw
June, Susan, Miranda and Dianne: My sympathies to you all. I appreciated Dick's sense of humor (very much the LeBow humor) and the support he exhibited for his quilter-wife's passion for fabric. Good guy.
-- Carol Stapleton
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Emma June.
-- Larry Lentz
To Emma June and the Lebow family .
Sorry or your loss , may Gods blessing be on you .
I enjoyed playing football with Dick and my memories
of him was he was a good man .
-- Jerry Lentz
Emma June I am deeply sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I'm so glad I was able to see him at the 50th class get together. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
-- JulieAnn Ploeger Schwope
May God be with you.
-- Edward Lentz
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dick was a kind and generous person and a dear friend. I will miss him.
-- Mary Jane Smith
We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Our love and prayers are with the family at this time and in the coming days. May the Holy Spirit surround the family with peace and understanding.
-- Bob & Kathleen Twombly
Oh,Emma June, I'm so sorry. Patty called to tell me. I've been remembering the reunion this past summer and how awesome it was to reconnect with you and Dick. Just know all of us are thinking of you and sending our love your way.
-- Shirley Landrum Jones
So sorry Emma June to hear about Richards death.Our payers will be with you and you'r family.John&Donna Ellis
-- John Ellis
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to your family.
Mark and Theresa
-- Mark Wells and Theresa Spencer
Emma June: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We used to visit you in the summers. Tom Morley was my grandfather and Mary Louise and Ed Ledyard were my parents. Love, Penny
-- Penny Harrington
Emma June and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember fondly the times we stayed with you in Rock Island, on our way to Kansas. With My Mom and Dad, Sherm and I and the girls (twins Sarah & Ann) we packed your house. You always welcomed us with open arms and we always had fun.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Shirley Fish rowley
Emma June & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dick's death. If I were home, I would come to the memorial service in Highland. My husband and I are driving to Florida; right now, we are in a motel in Tifton, Georgia. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Myrna
-- Myrna Stephens
Emma and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Emma...I will never forget our closeness at work and alot of conversations about family. I'm glad we were there for each other in trying times. Let's get together soon. It's been too long.
-- Karie Bowman
So sorry to hear about Dick. I enjoyed talking to him at our reunion. I know yoiu will miss him and may God Bless you and your family.
-- Tom Thornton
Emma June and Family - We are very sorry for your loss. Our hugs and prayers are with you. Mike
-- Mike and Sue Ledyard
So sorry June,and family, I will be praying for all of you. I know Dick will be missed. You have a wonderful family. Love, Kathy Shoemaker
-- Kathy Shoemaker
So sorry to hear of the loss. My mother and father, Nancy and Syd Guest send their condolences to all of Dick's family.
He will be missed.
Lisa L. Guest
Ottumwa IA 52501
-- Lisa Guest