Monday, April 11, 2011

Death Notice: Donald Kuska

 Donald E. Kuska, 97, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa died on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 
Trinity Bettendorf.
            A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 12, 2011
at Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf where he was a longtime and faithful member.  
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home
of Bettendorf where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M.  Additional visitation will
be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Farmer Funeral Home 
in Milligan, Nebraska.  
A graveside service will follow at 11:30 A.M. at the National Bohemian Cemetery, Milligan.  
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, the Iowa Masonic Health Facility
of Bettendorf or the family for the great-grandchildren’s education.
            He was born June 12, 1915 in Fillmore County, Nebraska, the son of Emil Anton &
Katherine (Becwar) Kuska and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.  On June 1, 1940,
he was united in marriage to Camille M. Conger in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She preceded him in death
on July 15, 2009.
            Don was employed as an engineer for the J.I. Case Company of Bettendorf from 1971 until
his retirement in 1983.  In earlier years, he was the Chief Engineer for the Oliver Corporation of South 
Bend, Indiana from 1950 to 1971.
            In addition to the church, he was a member of Hamilton Masonic Lodge, #664 of Bettendorf,
the Davenport Scottish Rite, the Hi-Twelve Club where he was past-president, the Society of Automotive
Engineers and the American Society of Agricultural engineers where he received an award for 75 years
of membership.
            Those left to honor his memory include his daughter, Cindy Buchman of Bettendorf; his grandchildren,
Dominick Marcott, Danielle (Brian) Temple, Aaron (Heather) Buchman and Jennifer Buchman; his 
great-grandchildren, Adelynn & Avery Temple, Charlie Camille Buchman and Kira & Maximus 
Marcott; along with other relatives and many wonderful friends.
            In addition to his wife, Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Potenzo
in 1990 and his brothers, Melvin and William.

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