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 Harvey Charles Carothers, Sr

Harvey Charles Carothers, Sr

Felton, Clay County, Minnesota, USA
Death 10 Jul 1998 (aged 90)
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 54839666 · View Source
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Harvey Charles Carothers Sr.

Funeral services for Harvey Charles Carothers Sr., 90, will be held at 1 p.m. today, at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd., 1216 5th Ave., Moline.

Born Nov. 24, 1907, in Felton, Minn., he died Friday, July 10, 1998, at River Park Nursing Home, Rock Island. Interment will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery.

At age 18, Harvey started a six year career as a welter weight boxer. A Navy veteran, he married Hertha K. `Hettie' Schild in Clinton, Iowa, on June 29, 1929.

In 1936, he was appointed as a member of the Moline Fire Department and advanced his ranks from Lieutenant to Captain and then to Assistant Fire Chief. He was made Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau, before leaving the Moline Fire Department to accept the position in 1958, as the first paid Fire Chief of Arlington Heights, heading a six paid, 23 volunteer fire department.

He taught a fire prevention class at the University of Illinois for three years and was also president of the Illinois Fire Chief's Association. Before retiring at age 65, Chief Carothers headed a team of 65 firefighters.
His retirement years were enjoyed traveling with his wife, Hettie.

Survivors include his children, Donald (Janet) Carothers of Moline and Linda (Jim) Houdek of Palatine; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Lucille Wilson of Moline.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hettie on Feb. 28, 1998; son, Harvey Jr. on Feb. 16, 1987; and brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of services today, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676 or Holy Cross Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4107 21st Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

Today he again is united with the one he laughed with loved, his wife, Hettie.





  • Created by: Linda Carole Mustion
  • Added: 12 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54839666
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Charles Carothers, Sr (24 Nov 1907–10 Jul 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54839666, citing Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Linda Carole Mustion (contributor 29047507) .