Adolph Laurick

Adolph Laurick, 98, of Moline, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Visitation is from noon until 1 p.m. at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery, where the East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Anyone wishing to attend should be at the funeral home by 1 p.m.

Adolph was born Aug. 4, 1919, in East Moline, the son of Charles and Antoinette Laurick. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 58th Field Artillery in Tunis and Sicily, where he was captured and held as prisoner of war by the Germans.

Adolph married Dorothy McNeill on Dec. 31, 1948. Adolph and Dorothy had two children, Lana and Larry.

Adolph was an employee at John Deere Plow Planter in Moline for 31 years, retiring in 1974. In his younger years, he loved to swim in the Mississippi, ice skate at the Riverside Pond, and attend all the movies he cared to go to. Adolph and Dorothy were members of the Moline Viking Club, where they enjoyed many nights of dancing together. Adolph was a kind, loving father. He would tell everyone leaving his home “Be Careful!”

Those left to cherish his memory are daughter, Lana; grandchildren, Tiffany and Troy; and six great-grandchildren. Adolph was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Larry; and sisters, Stella Jackson and Yula Kravens.

The family wants to thank friends, Hope Creek Care Center, for two months of excellent care, and Hospice Compassus and Chaplain Roger Carlson for the last year of help, kindness and caring.

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