Albert George Van Mechelen
July 14, 1930 – February 17, 2021
Albert George Van Mechelen, 90, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Kahl Home in Davenport.
A visitation will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 1-4 pm at The Runge Mortuary. His final resting place will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.
Albert was born in Davenport on July 14, 1930. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Darlene Holt on April 2, 1955 in Trenton, MO. He was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal for many years, retiring in 1986. After retirement, Albert and his wife ran two RV parks in Mission, TX. He enjoyed golfing, bingo, playing cards and pool in his free time.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 65 years, Darlene, son, Gary, daughter, Tina (Mike) Metcalf; grandchildren: Eric (Abbi), Justin (Jessie), Josh, Elizabeth and Adam; great grandchildren: Dawson, Delaney, Deacon, Drayden, Delia, Damon, Kali, Madi, Lili, Jackson, Andrew, Dylan, Caylie, Hailey, Abbi, Hannah, Allison, Shauna, Ralph and Lou; and one great- great granddaughter, Yeliah. An infant daughter, Debra Sue preceded him in death.
Albert’s family would like to thank all the sisters, nurses, and staff at the Kahl Home for all the wonderful care shown to Albert and his family for the last three years. Your kindness will never be forgotten!
- Albert Van Mechelen, Father (deceased)
- Pauline (Steel) Van Mechelen, Mother (deceased)
- Darlene (Holt) Van Mechelen, Wife
- Gary Van Mechelen, Son
- Tina Metcalf (Mike), Daughter
Also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren: Eric (Abbi), Justin (Jessie), Josh, Elizabeth and Adam; great grandchildren: Dawson, Delaney, Deacon, Drayden, Delia, Damon, Kali, Madi, Lili, Jackson, Andrew, Dylan, Caylie, Hailey, Abbi, Hannah, Allison, Shauna, Ralph and Lou; and one great- great granddaughter, Yeliah.
He was also preceded in death by infant daughter, Debra Sue.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Albert George Van Mechelen
Lt. Col. Steve Garrington, Honor Flight
February 25, 2021
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We are also thankful for all of you who have supported him before, during, and after his service. A wise person once said: “Those who put on the uniform are our knights of old, and our heroes of today, and our hope for the future.”
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