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5/13/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Ken Chumbley
Ken Chumbley
Ken Chumbley, 80, of Eldridge died Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Services in celebration of his life were held Friday, May 17, at Park View Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert H. Bartel officiating.

Burial was in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, where military honors were presented by American Legion Post No. 26, Davenport.

Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport was in care of arrangements.

Ken Chumbley was born in 1932 in Trenton, Mo., to Estes and Tishie Chumbley.

He married Sally May Aug. 2, 1953, in Moline, Ill. He later married Donna Hansen June 28, 1986, in DeWitt.

Ken graduated from Moline High School in 1951. He also attended Iowa State University and Western Illinois University. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1954-1956.

He worked as a technician at WHBF-TV, Rock Island, from 1953-1954 and 1956-1957. Ken also worked at Fairbanks Morse, Harvey Construction, Timberline Engineering, Read Construction and General Growth Development between 1957-1972. In 1972, Ken joined Anderson Commercial Concrete in Davenport as a construction manager, salesman, designer, estimator, president and co-owner. He continued his career until his death.

Survivors include his wife; children, Kristy Hansen of Moline, Bret (Roxanne) Chumbley of Hillsdale, Ill., Tami (Michael) Finley of DeWitt, Brad (Laura) Chumbley of Moline, Bryan (Jean) Chumbley of Peoria, Ill., and Daniel (Breanna) Chumbley of Long Grove; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Memorials may be made to Park View Lutheran Church.

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