Margaret Loos


Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret E. “Eileen” Loos, 80, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore Street, Davenport.  Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport.  There will be a prayer service offered at 3:00 p.m. Thursday to begin the visitation.

Eileen passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 26, 2013 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.  She passed following a long battle with heart disease.

Margaret Eileen Farber was born on March 2, 1933 in Clinton, Iowa, a daughter of John Raymond and Catherine Veronica (Martin) Farber.  She graduated from Immaculate Conception in 1951.  She was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Loos on January 14, 1961 in Bettendorf.

Eileen was a computer analyst for the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1988, following 32 years of service.


She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  She enjoyed bowling, spending winters in Arizona and fishing in both Canada and Minnesota.  Her greatest joy in life was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Altar and Rosary Society.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Dick, Davenport; children, Patty (Ron) Miller, Moline, Mike (Tammy) Loos, Davenport, Beth Loos, Moline, and step-daughter, Lea Ann Yazbek, Addison, Texas; grandchildren, Billy Hermanson, Davenport, Samantha (Landon) Geronzin, Davenport, Erinn Shaffer, Rock Island, and Courtney Loos and Brandon Loos, both of Davenport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Kelly Michelle Shaffer, and a sister, Mary Angela Curtis.  May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Eileen’s obituary at

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