Clifford E. Verdick, 88, of Annawan, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home, in Kewanee. A funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Annawan. Fr. S. Stephen Engelbrecht officiated. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, in Annawan. A visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the mass, at the church, where a rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abilities Plus, in Kewanee. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clifford E. Verdick, 88, of Annawan, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home, in Kewanee. A funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Annawan. Fr. S. Stephen Engelbrecht officiated. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, in Annawan. A visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the mass, at the church, where a rosary was recited at 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abilities Plus, in Kewanee. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cliff was born March 31, 1929, in Annawan, the son of Edmund and Irene (Causemaker) Verdick. He graduated from Annawan High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Cliff married Marilyn L. DeMink on Sept. 23, 1950, in Annawan. Cliff started his working career as a service technician with his dad at Verdick Implement Co., and later worked for Goodrich Equipment Co., in Geneseo. He retired in November of 1995. Cliff was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He also was a 38-year member of the Annawan-Alba Fire Department, serving as chief for 30 of those years. Cliff also was a member of the Annawan VFW. He was honored to go on the Quad City Honor Flight on April 16, 2014. Cliff enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and Wisconsin. He also had a passion for woodworking and was very talented in building bird houses and feeders.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Marilyn; sons, Randy (Lori) Verdick, of Iowa City, Iowa; Marty (Annette) Verdick, of Champaign; and Larry Verdick, of Kewanee; three grandchildren, Hailey Verdick, Neal (Elizabeth) Verdick, and Lisa (Jon) Penner; and two great-grandchildren, Dana and Claire Penner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Irene.