|Lawrence Roger Ash,|
|August 10, 1911 - November 01, 2011|
|of Rock Island, Illinois|
|Lawrence Roger Ash, 100, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Trinity Pathway Hospice in Bettendorf. A private viewing for the family will be Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home in Rock Island, followed by burial at Calvary cemetery.|
Mr. Ash was born in Bedford, Indiana in 1911, and moved with his family to Rock Island when he was 7 years old. He married Margaret Smessaert in 1937. She passed away in 1961.
Mr. Ash worked for many years at the Orange Crush Bottling Co. in Rock Island, and for 32 years as a machine operator at the Rock Island Farmall Works, retiring in 1972.
In his younger years his hobbies were fishing, tinkering with radios and televisions, and playing the piano. He enjoyed dances at the Col Ballroom, and loved music his whole life.
His children are Dennis (Jo Anne) Ash of The Villages, Florida, Dean (Mary) Ash of Orion and Teresa Ash of Rock Island. He had seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice or local church food pantries.
He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers and one sister.
We will miss you, Dad.
Dean and family, No words take away the pain but I am sorry for your loss. Many hugs and lots of love sent to you and your family.
-- Mary Frank
Dennis...So sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Say hello to all of the family for me. I think of you often, moms house is for sale and I look at your old house and think almost the whole neighborhood has changed!Our home email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you get a chance please keep in touch:)
-- Karen Koster Warlop
Please know you are in our prayers and that your father had a beautiful long life. Our thoughts are with you all.
-- Gary & Myrtle DeWitte
Dad (Dean) and family - Thinking of you often and praying for you always. Dad, no matter how cool and "calm as a cucumber" you are, no matter how long Grandpa lived, he was still your dad and I heard in your voice last night. Grandpa will be missed and always loved. ILY - Chris