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Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Carl W. Dailey

June 12, 1930July 15, 2019
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Carl W. Dailey, 89, of Davenport passed away on July 15, 2019 at ManorCare, Davenport. Per his wishes cremation rights have been accorded. Memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, July 18 at Weerts Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 17. Memorials may be left to St. John’s Methodist Church. Online condolences to www.WeertsFH.com Carl was born on June 12, 1930 in Corydon, Indiana to Jesse and Mary (McFall) Dailey. Carl received a BS in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University. He was enlisted in the Army Reserves and was called into active duty where he served 2 years in Korea. Carl was united in marriage to Mary Swanson on October 19, 1974 in Las Vegas. He worked 31 years as a mechanical engineer for John Deere, retiring in 1984. Carl enjoyed various projects and was a true engineer at heart. He had a large collection of tools and knew how to use them. He embraced technology. Carl also was an avid ballroom dancer and belonged to Varsity Dance Club. Survivors include his wife Mary; stepchildren, Sue (Dennis) Zuber of Moorpark, CA, Carol (Robert) Lauder, Bloomington, Il., David (Christine) Swanson, Iowa City, Martin Swanson, Davenport, Joseph Swanson, Encino, CA. and Steven Swanson, Bettendorf; eight grandkids, Jon, Jeremy, Rob, Mary, Steve, Conrad, Emily and Alison; six great grandchildren, Jordan, Ethan, Alexander, Hunter, Hannah and Blair; sisters, Claire and Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Donald W. Swanson Jr.

  • FAMILY

  • Jesse Dailey, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Dailey, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Dailey, Wife
  • Sue (Dennis) Zuber, stepchild
  • Carol (Robert) Lauder, stepchild
  • David (Christine) Swanson, stepchild
  • Martin Swanson, stepchild
  • Joseph Swanson, stepchild
  • Steven Swanson, stepchild
  • Jon -, Grandchild
  • Jeremy -, Grandchild
  • Rob -, Grandchild
  • Mary -, Grandchild
  • Steve -, Grandchild
  • Conrad -, Grandchild
  • Emily -, Grandchild
  • Alison -, Grandchild
  • Jordan -, Great Grandchild
  • Ethan -, Great Grandchild
  • Alexander -, Great Grandchild
  • Hunter -, Great Grandchild
  • Hannah -, Great Grandchild
  • Blair -, Great Grandchild
  • Claire -, Sister
  • Virginia -, Sister
  • He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Donald W. Swanson Jr.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. John's Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Patti sothmann

August 6, 2019

So sorry for your loss, Mary. Your in my thoughts and players

Debra Fraker

July 16, 2019

Mary and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and Mary, should you need anything at all, I am just across the valley. May God hold and sustain you during this difficult time and beyond.

Joseph and Virginia Willcutt

July 15, 2019

Bill as we know him from the great town of Corydon, Indiana was a great brother and brother in law. Loved by all his family including nephews and nieces and friends. Will always remember the good times we had together. 1st . Lt. in Korean War for 2 years. So proud of you.

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Biography

Carl W. Dailey, 89, of Davenport passed away on July 15, 2019 at ManorCare, Davenport. Per his wishes cremation rights have been accorded. Memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, July 18 at Weerts Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 17. Memorials may be left to St. John’s Methodist Church. Online condolences to www.WeertsFH.com
Carl was born on June 12, 1930 in Corydon, Indiana to Jesse and Mary (McFall) Dailey. Carl received a BS in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University. He was enlisted in the Army Reserves and was called into active duty where he served 2 years in Korea. Carl was united in marriage to Mary Swanson on October 19, 1974 in Las Vegas. He worked 31 years as a mechanical engineer for John Deere, retiring in 1984.
Carl enjoyed various projects and was a true engineer at heart. He had a large collection of tools and knew how to use them. He embraced technology. Carl also was an avid ballroom dancer and belonged to Varsity Dance Club.
Survivors include his wife Mary; stepchildren, Sue (Dennis) Zuber of Moorpark, CA, Carol (Robert) Lauder, Bloomington, Il., David (Christine) Swanson, Iowa City, Martin Swanson, Davenport, Joseph Swanson, Encino, CA. and Steven Swanson, Bettendorf; eight grandkids, Jon, Jeremy, Rob, Mary, Steve, Conrad, Emily and Alison; six great grandchildren, Jordan, Ethan, Alexander, Hunter, Hannah and Blair; sisters, Claire and Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Donald W. Swanson Jr.