In Memory

Danny Daebelliehn

Danny J. Daebelliehn, 74, of Moline, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at UnityPoint Trinity, Rock Island. 

Funeral services will be 11am, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111-1st St A, Moline with visitation one hour prior. The family encourages visitors to wear casual dress or Chicago Bears or Cubs attire. Masks will be required at all services. Burial will be at National Cemetery with military honors conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 299. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America or do something special for our Vietnam Veterans. 

Danny was born December 2, 1946 in Moline, the son of Don and Elsie (Caboor) Daebelliehn. He married Jeanene Ruff on June 1, 1968 in Moline.  Danny was drafted in the U.S. Army on May 17, 1966, where he served 2 years and fought in Dong Tam during the Vietnam War. He started working at Cox Cable in 1973 and retired from Mediacom in 2011. Danny was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline and Vietnam Veterans of America. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing pool and basketball. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan. 

Survivors include his wife, Jeanie; daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Wicks, Rock Island and Jana Daebelliehn, Rock Island; sister-in-law, Bonnie Ruff, Moline and Dawn Daebelliehn, Geneseo; niece, Denise (Paul) Urycki, Metamora, IL and nephews, Jim Daebelliehn, Plainfield, IL and Jeff Drovesky, Rock Island. He was preceded in death by his brother, John.

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03/27/21 07:28 PM #1    

Norman Anderson

I was friends with Danny from John Deere Jr high through high school. We shared classes together but had the most fun our senior year in Distibutive Education class. Danny was a great guy and I will remember him fondly. My thoughts are with Jeanie and his family today.

03/28/21 06:51 PM #2    

Jim Snyder

Oh my gosh, Danny has left us.
Danny and I were in Mr. Wimmersteadt's 7th grade homeroom together at John Deere, where there was a real good bunch of kids, guided by wonderful kindly Mr. Wimmersteadt.
I have a fondly retained memory of one of the highlights of our shared experience, where our homeroom and one led by Tom Almstrand challenged each other to a basketball game. We were very much the underdog,since Tom was on the varsity team at John Deere, and none of us in our homeroom were. But Danny and I hit some clutch shots and we all played good defense, and won a nip and tuck tussle by one point.
I noticed that Denny's write up said that he was a basketball fan. That was good to see that he kept that up.
Rest in peace, my good nice Danny.🎀🎀

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