|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2011|
Marilyn Joan Glaudel, 84, of Silvis, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
A funeral Mass will be said at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. Family will greet friends at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline.
Marilyn Ikerd was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Davenport, to Floyd and Ina Caudill Ikerd. She graduated from Moline High School, where she was a drum majorette with the school's marching band. In 1947, she married the love of her life, Robert K. Glaudel.
She was a dedicated and loving mother to her two daughters, Linda McGraw and Sandy Hirstein. She was involved in Mother's Club, was a Girl Scout leader and actively participated in all of her daughters' activities. Marilyn was an avid seamstress and loved making clothing and costumes for her children and grandchildren.
Marilyn joined Deere and Company in 1963. After completing her associate degree at Black Hawk College, she was promoted to the position of administrative secretary in the Market Economics Department. She was an active member of the Professional Secretaries International at both the local and division level and also earned the certificate of Certified Professional Secretary. After retiring in 1984, she treasured time spent golfing and traveling with her husband.
Marilyn experienced a number of health issues in the last 15 years, but defied all odds by surviving three aneurysms. Not only was her story reported in the newspaper and documented online, but the entire Critical Care staff at Genesis referred to her as the "Miracle Patient."
In the past several years, as her health declined, her greatest joy was spending time talking and sharing memories with her husband, Robert, of 64 years. Anyone who knew them, knew they were inseparable.
Those left to honor her memory are her husband; daughters, Linda McGraw, Rock Island, and Sandy (Dan) Hirstein, Davenport. She had four grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Hughes, Colona, Kate (Brian) Frank, LeClaire, Kimberly (Nick) Lesniak, Orland Park, Ill., and Christopher (Katie) McGraw, Bloomington, Ill. She also had seven great-grandchildren and was eagerly looking forward to the birth of twin girls in January.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Kyrk.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Rock Island County
Plot: St. Mary's Mausoleum
Created by: GrammaL
Record added: Nov 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120093729