Emil C. Dhaemers

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Emil C. Dhaemers

Emil C. Dhaemers, 89, of Aledo, formerly of Boden, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Cindy Stewardson, Taylor Ridge. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Matherville. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Viola.

Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a Christian wake service was conducted at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, or to Serenity Hospice, Aledo. Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.

Emil was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Ringstead, Iowa, a son of Louis Karl Dhaemers and Emma Pape Dhaemers. He graduated from Reynolds High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He married Miriam Arlene Carpenter on May 22, 1944, in Milan.

Emil worked as a route salesman for Borden's, Land-O-Lakes and Swiss Valley dairies, retiring after 32 years. He later worked at Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, for nine years.

He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Matherville, Reynolds American Legion Post 1166, and Camp 26 of Modern Woodmen. In earlier years, he coached in the Tri-County Little League. He loved gardening and playing cards and followed his grandchildren's sports and school activities.

Surviors include his wife, Arlene, of Aledo; children (and spouses), Daria (Les) Marlow, Little Rock, Ark., DeeDee (Robert) Kennedy, Des Moines, Iowa, Brian Dhaemers, Sherrard, Greg Dhaemers, Jacksonville, Fla., Cindy (Dave) Stewardson, Taylor Ridge, Geralyn (John) McEvoy, Rock Island and Michelle (Joe) Needham, Morton; grandchildren include Brandi (Chip) Meadows, Cary (Natasha) Marlow, Chad (Ginger) Marlow, Darren (Jennifer) Kennedy, Trinita Kennedy, Jamie (Chris) Rogers, Jessica, Blake and Brittany Dhaemers, Cory Crandall, Stephanie (Tyler) Fuhr, Krista (Doug) Thiem, Eric Stewardson, Justin and Jarrod Dhaemers, Jay, Leanne, and Kimberly McEvoy; great-grandchildren are Connor, Campbell, Gabe, Sarah, Tyler, Landon, Miles, Mimi, Lily and June. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Elsie Dhaemers, Valparaiso, Ind. and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Emil was preceded in death by his parents, son, Randle Dhaemers, two brothers and four sisters.