Obituary: Everett Holland


Everett W. Holland, 93, of Davenport passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Private family services were held on Thursday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. The funeral was live-streamed on the McGinnis-Chambers Facebook page.  Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport.  Memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

Everett was born on April 9, 1927, in Long Grove, the son of Walter and Leonora (Lahl) Holland.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Jan. 14, 1956, he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Finnegan in Davenport.  They celebrated 64 wonderful years of marriage prior to Patricia’s passing in April of this year.  Everett and Patricia farmed in the Long Grove area for many years, and Everett also worked in road maintenance for the Scott County Road Department.  He and Patricia enjoyed traveling, especially to Colorado and to the western United States.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory are his daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and David Jessen of Bettendorf and Diane and Kenny Geffers Jr. of Grand Mound, Iowa; his grandchildren, Jill (Robbie) Schwenker, Rebecca (Greg) Armstrong, and Ryan (Madison) Geffers; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Everett was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Chris Vollbeer.

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