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1/21/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Virgil Cleveland
Virgil Cleveland
Virgil Henry Cleveland, 85, of DeWitt, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.

A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 25, at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, with full military honors. Pallbearers were grandsons, Josh, Jamie, Mitchell and David Cleveland, Jason Moore and Matt Lindaman. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Angi Ralston, Keli Runge, Randi Runge, Stevi King and Tracy Lindaman.

Virgil was born May 6, 1927, in Clinton to Homer and Malinda Schrum Cleveland. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He married Joan Jane Petersen Nov. 16, 1957. She died Jan. 3, 2003.

For nearly 30 years, Virgil was a truck driver. Later, he worked for Iowa Mutual Insurance Co., retiring in 1988.

Virgil was a life-long member of Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt. He was a long time member of the Eugene McManus American Legion Post 238, DeWitt. He loved to camp and fish, spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include sons, Mark (Chris) Cleveland and Al (Jeri) Moore, all of DeWitt; daughters, Dee (Dave) Runge of DeWitt, Deb (Gary) Carson of Dubuque, Roxanne Wallace of Rock Island, Ill., and Jerry Gay Cleveland of DeWitt; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Shirley Claeys of DeWitt.

He also was preceded in death by a son, and a great-grandson.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultz-


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