Gary Leo Jazwick, 68, of Orion, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Trinity Pathway Hospice at Terrace Park, Bettendorf, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Coal Valley. Burial will be in Coal Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, beginning with a wake service at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice.


Gary Leo Jazwick, 68, of Orion, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Trinity Pathway Hospice at Terrace Park, Bettendorf, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Coal Valley. Burial will be in Coal Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, beginning with a wake service at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice.

He was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Platte Center, Neb., the son of Paul and Helen (Shotoski) Jazwick. He served in the US Army and the National Guard. He married Bonnie Gronenthal Nov. 9, 1963, in Platte Center. He was a welder at John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and a former member of the UAW. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed snowmobiling and restoring old cars.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; four daughters and spouses, Shiela and Eric Francis of
Geneseo, Sherry and Michael Taube of Coal Valley, Debbie and Brian Kiel of Davenport, Iowa, and Denise and Steve Burwinkel of Bettendorf, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Matt and Ashley Francis, Courtney and Logan Taube, Austin and Brandt Kiel and Douglas and Colin Burwinkel; seven sisters and one brother. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.