Harold “Bill” Huntington


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Harold “Bill” Huntington, 68, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial will take place at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation. Additional visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the gathering space at the church. Bill died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Harold William Huntington was born on May 21, 1941 in Pennsylvania, a son of Harold and Delores Huntington. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose College in Davenport. Bill proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Schebler on January 28, 1967. They shared over 42 years of marriage.

Bill worked at the Rock Island Arsenal as a Materiels Manager in the ARMCOM division. He retired from there in the mid-‘90s.


In his free time, Bill was an avid golfer. He enjoyed hanging out at Duck Creek Golf Course, and being around the game of golf, even when he couldn’t play. Bill always enjoyed meeting up with friends at the Rockingham Hy-Vee and the Alano Club for coffee.

Bill was a member of St. Paul the Apostle and the Knights of Columbus #532.

Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center Endowment Fund.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou, Davenport; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Annalee Huntington and their son, Evan, Peoria; daughter and son-in-law, Laurel (Duane) Lohse and their daughter, Taylor, Port Byron, sisters, Bernice Kephart, Rock Island, Marie DePaepe, Moline, and Jean (Herb) Ehrmann, Rock Island/Mesa, Ariz.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pete (Pat) Schebler, Davenport, Bob (Jo) Schebler, Reno, Nev., Sue (Steve) Swisher, Davenport, Deb (Dennis) Chenoweth, Davenport, and Chris Schebler, Davenport; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Lillian Schebler. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Bill’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com

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