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Dwaine Christofferson

Dwaine "Chris" Christofferson

Thursday, October 23rd, 1924 - Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Dwain “Chris” Christofferson, 95, of Moline, IL, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Hope Creek Continuing Care Center in East Moline, IL. Private family services will be held at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline.  Burial will be in National Cemetery on Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moline 2 nd Alarmers, 2702-4 th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265, or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300-24 th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Chris was born October 23, 1924, in Moline, son of Oscar and Bernice (Swanson) Christofferson. He graduated from Moline High School and attended the University of Illinois Extension Center. He married Irene Hoegner in May, 1949. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII, and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, 1944.  He was President-Treasurer of the Deere & Company Credit Union. Previously, he was supervisor in Production Control, Product Engineering, and Personnel Departments at Deere Plow-Planter Works. He served on the Governor’s Advisory Board for Credit Unions, and was President of the Council of Credit Union Executives Society.  He served as first elected President of the merged Plow & Planter Credit Unions.  Following his retirement, he worked as a consultant for John Deere Harvester Credit Union.  In addition, he worked for the Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Company.  He received the Eagle Award, and other awards, from Volunteer Firemen’s Company for outstanding salesmanship and service.  He served as the original Chairman of Moline Riverfest for the years 1983 to 1986. Chris was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island.  He was a Charter Member of the Second Alarmer’s, founded in 1952, and was a member for forty years.  He was a member of the Moline Rotary Club, and the Upper Rock Island County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Virginia Kirk.  He is survived by his wife, Irene; his children, Susan Christofferson of Austin, TX, Nancy (Mark) Herman of Moline, and Paul (Kathy) Christofferson of Bettendorf, IA; grandchildren, Lauren (Tim) Corwin, Haley Walker, and Christopher Christofferson; brother-in-law, George Kirk; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Hospice Compassus, and the nursing staff and care-givers at Hope Creek Care Center for their compassion and wonderful care during Dwain’s long illness with Alzheimers Dementia.
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Marion Kuhn

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. I worked with Chris when he was at Deere Harvester Credit Union. Such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with Irene and the family.
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Mike Day

Posted at 12:00am
Our prayers go out to the family of a good friends and a man that I admired. Chris will always bring back great memories when I think of him. Rest in peace brother.
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Linda Soyke Haake

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry for your loss, Chris and my Father were credit union friends and instrumental in starting my financial stability. May God be with you all.
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Denise Wheatley

Posted at 12:00am
Sending my sincere sympathy to Chris’s family. I was a volunteer at InTouch daycare for our beloved Veterans. When Chris and Dwayne, another participant, sat by each other the stories just flowed. Chris was always a gentleman and very enjoyable to be around. Sure do miss them and those days. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
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Ken and Debby Weidenbach

Posted at 12:00am
Irene, Nancy, Lauren, and Haley: We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. He was a great guy! We can still hear his hearty laugh! We are also sorry that current circumstances will make it unable for us to convey our condolences in person.
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