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Wallace C. "Wally" Seyb

November 18, 1923 ~ March 17, 2017 (age 93)

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Wallace C. "Wally" Seyb, 93 of Rock Island, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday at the Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 2106 7 Ave., Rock Island.  Visitation is 10 am until service time Friday.  Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be presented by Moline American Legion Post 246.  Memorials may be made to the Iowa City Ronald McDonald House.

Wally was born at home on Nov. 18, 1923 in Rock Island, a son of Raymond and Myrtle Bartell Seyb. He married Shirley Kennedy Lund on Sept. 5, 1951 in Port Byron.  She died Dec. 24, 2015.

He graduated from Rock Island High School in 1942.  Enlisting in the U.S. Navy after graduation, Wally served aboard the USS Savannah during WW II.  He retired from the Rock Island Fire Department as a Captain in 1976.  Wally later retired from Augustana College, where he worked in the maintenance department.

Wally was a member of the Rock Island Retired Firefighter's Association, Moline American Legion Post 246 and Rock Island V.F.W. Post 1303.  He enjoyed gardening and making salsa.

Survivors include his sons, David (Susie) Lund, Milan, Charles (Cheryl) Seyb, Rock Island, Daniel (Jolene) Seyb, Fountain Hills, Ariz., and James (Rebecca) Seyb, Fountain Hills; daughter, Suzan Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; two grandchildren; brothers, Russell and Roland Seyb; and sister, Marilyn Winger.

Special thanks to the staff of Heartland Health Care Center for the loving and compassionate care given to Wally during his illness.

Online condolences may be left at   

Charitable donations may be made to:

Ronald McDonald House
730 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City IA 52246
Tel: 1-319-356-3939

 Service Information

March 24, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
2106 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Funeral Service
March 24, 2017

11:00 AM
Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
2106 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201


Rock Island National Cemetery
Bldg 118, Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61201

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