Frank J. McClurg

Frank J. McClurg, 85, of Bettendorf, died Thursday, August 23, 2018.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8th at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport. Private inurnment will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7th at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island is assisting the family.

Frank was born April 12, 1933 in Fairfield, Iowa, a son of Raymond and Dorothy Snoddy McClurg. He married Shirley A. Kessel on Dec, 6, 1953 at Barhydt Chapel in Fairfield.

He graduated from Parson?s College in Fairfield. Frank worked 33 years for Deere and Company beginning his career in Ottumwa. He later worked at Deere facilities in Dubuque and Davenport and retired as the manager of the Parts Distribution Warehouse in Milan. Following his retirement from Deere, he served as Vice-President of Development for Teikyo Marycrest University, Davenport.

Frank was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport. He served as a volunteer with the United Way and had a 30-year association with Junior Achievement. He attended the Drake Relays for 35 years, only missing while he was in the service.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Craig Damos, West Des Moines, Kathy and Terry Slater, Sugar Land, Texas, and Jan McClurg, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Ashley (Kyle) Heard, Brett (Mollie) Damos, Kayla (Brett) Gill, and Janna Slater; a great granddaughter, Holly Grace Gill; brother-in-law, Don Waters, Fairfield; niece, Melodie Waters; and nephew, Chris Waters. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Caryl Waters; and brother, Raymond McClurg Jr.

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