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William Gilbert Kohl

January 6, 1934September 23, 2020

William “Bill” Gilbert Kohl, 86, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away on Wednesday September 23, 2020. Per Bill’s request, cremation rites have been accorded.

Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. The family moved to Davenport few years later. Bill graduated from Davenport High in 1952. He lettered in multiple sports (Basketball, Football and track) After a year of college, Bill enlisted in the army and served 3 years. In 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline Wright; they were happily married for almost 60 years until Jackie’s death in 2016. After a few moves to Texas and back, they finally settled in Bettendorf, Iowa in 1968.

Bill had a long career in sales, selling life insurance and real estate. He owned numerous rental properties and flipped 40 homes. He was very active in sports over the years, playing competitive basketball and many hours of YMCA “nooners” basketball pick- up games. He also participated in several Senior Olympics competitions.

Bill loved to fish, play golf and was an avid darts (pics) player in the Quad Cities. He was nicknamed the “Hatchet man” for his unique throwing style. He was a local legend-at least he thought so! Bill was a big Hawkeye fan and loved his Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls.

He was a loving Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and will be truly missed.

Those left to honor his memory are his sons: William and Richard, Grandchildren: Jolene, Lisa, Ally, Logan, Brooklyn, Aubrey and Great Grandchildren: Landon, Jace, Amya, Leo and Isla.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Jackie, Daughter Debbie, Son John and Daughter in law Connie. May they rest in peace…

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Dino Madrigal

September 28, 2020

Bill was a great man. My parents talked about him a lot. RIP and prayers to the family.

Mandy Lawson

September 28, 2020

I've lived next door to Bill (and Jackie) for over 18 years. He was a great neighbor and I always enjoyed our chats. He usually had a lot to say, and it was always interesting! The last few months, I saw him mostly when we returned his adorable escape-artist little dog to him. I will miss our driveway chats and can only hope our next neighbors will be as nice as Bill. My sympathy goes out to his family. He will be missed. RIP Bill

Hu Dunn

September 27, 2020

Sorry to hear about Bill...sure enjoyed trying to guard him in the Y noon pickup games.

Kimberly Pomar

September 26, 2020

Uncle Bill was a kind wonderful man who will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Sorry I can't be there to celebrate his life, but know that you are all on my mind. RIP uncle Bill!

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