OBITUARY

George Richard Wall

October 22, 1941October 27, 2018

George Richard Wall, age 77, of Bettendorf, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. The family will greet friends from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Toys for Tots. George was born October 22, 1941 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Davenport, IA. The second child born to George and Fay Clausen Wall. He married Mary Ellen Wallaert on February 6, 1965 in East Moline, Ill. George attended Madison Elementary School and JB Young Junior High. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1960. This was the last graduating class from Davenport High. George then enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in August of 1960. He proudly served from 1960-1963. His Marine unit protected and guarded the U.S. Naval base in Bremerton, WA. George was a journeyman machinist at Alcoa where he had his apprenticeship and retired after 30 years. He was a proud union member. George was skilled and enjoyed working with his hands at woodworking, remodeling and fixing anything. He hand-crafted many treasured keepsakes and furniture for his family. He also enjoyed drawing and painting. George loved playing softball in his younger adult years and then golf in his later years with Mary. George was a big fan of the Yankees, Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes and Bettendorf Bulldogs. He also loved watching his grandkids play sports and other activities. His grandkids were very special to him. George enjoyed spending time and making conversation with family, friends and staff at Sports Fans in Bettendorf. He also enjoyed listening to a variety of music, reading history books, lifting weights and making people laugh. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary, daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Sean Coghlan of Argyle, Texas, son and daughter-in-law Andrew and Kami Wall of Bettendorf. Beloved grandchildren include Davis Coghlan of Austin, TX, William Coghlan of Iowa City, Jane Coghlan of Argyle, TX, Annalise Wall of Bettendorf and Andrew Wall of Bettendorf. Sister and brother-in-law Marjorie Wall Bingham and Thomas Egan of Minnetonka, MN, brother and sister-in-law Dr. Richard Wall and Mary Wall of Colorado Springs, CO. brothers in law James and Jerry Wallaert and sister-in-law Judee Wallaert and much loved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Jule and Edith Wallaert, his nephew Ryan Wall and brother-in-law Michael Wallaert. May they all rest in peace.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their kind and thoughtful care of George in his final days. George was loved beyond measure and will be missed always. Semper Fi

  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society
  • Toys for Tots

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

George Richard Wall

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Amber Hemphill

November 2, 2018

Andy, Kami, Anna, Andrew and Mary,
I remember meeting George for the first time at Sports Fans. He was always so nice, a true representation of Andy’s kind personality.
The lasting love shared between George and Mary is remarkable and beautiful.
My heart breaks for each of you. You’ve lost someone very special, but know that he is with God and you will see him again. He’ll be around...you just have stop rushing around and take a moment to stand still and notice the signs.
Love you all.

Roy and Lynda Booker

November 1, 2018

Andy,
We are so very sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences.
Roy and Lynda Booker

Stewart Peterson

November 1, 2018

Andy, Kami,
So sorry for your loss. Andy, I can remember your dad being at all of our baseball games, from little league through high school, shouting encouragement and showing his support.
Our sincere condolences.

Stewart and Barbara Peterson and family.

Jason Moritz

October 31, 2018

I hadn't talked with George since I moved away from the Quad Cities in the 90's, but I still miss our discussions of politics and unions, usually in the Wall basement with a baseball game on in the background (Andy and George are still the only Yankee fans I ever liked) or at The Starting Line with a Miller Lite close by (I don't remember everything but I remember playing too much Aerosmith on the jukebox). I was always glad that George, a big but gentle guy, was (usually) on my side. A Springsteenian Working Class Hero in the best sense, he even helped me with an economics paper when I was an undergraduate by responding to a snail mail list (the early 90's!) of questions about his union experience at ALCOA--I think (and hope) I paid for the return postage. The world is a lesser place without him. My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Mary, Andy and Kami, Wendy and Sean and their families.

Mardy Dhaemers

October 31, 2018

Dear Mary & Family,
I wanted to express my deep sadness at reading of George's death in the paper. I will be out of town and will not be able to attend the funeral service. I remember the many fun times Bill & I had with the Alcoa gang at various parties, and the special connection of the Marine Corps that Bill & George shared. Seeing you and George together - - I always could see the love you two shared. It was obvious when your eyes and his always always searched for each other when you were not beside him. I could see the love in both of your eyes. I feel your pain and sadness, and wish I was there to give you a warm hug. May the loving memories of your life with George - and the support of your family help you at this difficult time. I pray that God will be at your side to ease your pain.

Love, Mardy Dhaemers

Lynne Feaster Malone

October 31, 2018

My Dear Mary and Family~
I am saddened to learn of George’s passing. I recall meeting him at a gathering some years ago. He was a delightful fellow with a great sense of humor. Of course, he had to be an extra special guy for being your life partner. He was so fortunate to have you, Mary, for his wife. I have so many memories of our times together at Black Hawk. You were/are a very Special Lady! You are in my heart and in my many thoughts right now. If there is anything that I can do I am here for you. My Ken passed with cancer in 2012.
God Bless You During This Difficult Time, and Bring You Peace. 💗🙏🏻💗
Love and Blessings~
Lynne Malone

Jennifer Nicely

October 30, 2018

I have to say I worked at sports fans for 10 years and always enjoyed seeing your family come in for any reason you all knew me by name and I knew you by yours George was always happy to see me as his waitress and I was happy to be yours I saw your family grow and do well over the years and see your children grow I am sad to know he is gone but will be happy to know the legacy he has left behind my prayers are with you all during this sad time

Rick and Sylvia Anderson

October 30, 2018

We have so many memories to sustain us. Mary and George were always great to be with. George was a gentle guy; a true gentleman. We're sure going to miss him.

FROM THE FAMILY