Kearney Family Obituaries

The following information was submitted byDavid Holleran Mike Kearney (email:  The photo is of David Holleran who was killed in the Air Force in 1957. 

I have tried to put these obits in alphabetical order.

KEARNEY, Mrs. Anna C.

Clinton Herald; Wednesday February 18, 1970

Mrs. Anna C. Kearney, 86, of DeWitt, died Monday in the Kahl Home for the Aged, Davenport, where she had been a patient for several years.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, DeWitt.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hanrahan funeral home, DeWitt, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Kearney was born in DeWitt on Nov. 4, 1883, the daughter of Cornelius and Mary Verstrate Boyle.  On Oct. 6, 1908 she married Michael Kearney in Davenport.

Survivors include two sons, Francis J. of DeWitt and Vincent of Clinton; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Troy of DeWitt and Mrs. Clare McQueeney of Chicago; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Boyle of Missoula, Mont. and three sisters, Mrs. Clare St. Onge of East Moline, Mrs. Margaret Burkhardt and Miss Nell Boyle, both of Davenport.

Mrs. Kearney was preceeded in death by her husband, a son and a grandson.    

LYNCH, Albert J.

Clinton Herald; Monday July 15, 1935; Tuesday July 16, 1935

Albert J. (Bert) Lynch, 48, 530 Seventeenth avenue South, died at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning in Mercy hospital, where he submitted to an operation last Tuesday.  The body will repose i n the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul B. Holleran, 2119 Roosevelt street, where friends may c all. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, with requiem mass at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's church.  Burial will be in St. Irenaeus cemetery.

Mr. Lynch, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lynch, was born Oct. 20, 1886, in this cit y.  He was married to Miss Theresa Weinbeck, Nov. 22, 1906.

Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters and two sons, Edward J. Lynch of Passaic , N.J., Raymond J. Lynch of Iowa City, Mrs. P.B. Holleran of this city, and Miss Evelyn Lynch at home; three grandsons, David and Russell Holleran and Joseph Lynch.  There also are tw o brothers and three sisters, Edward Lynch of New York city, Frank Lynch of this city, Mrs. E lmer Andreesen of Rochester, Minn., Mrs. J.F. McKilligan of Willmont, Minn., and Mrs. Lee Snooke , of Long Lake, Minn.

Mr. Lynch was an attendant of St. Mary's church, and was an employee of the Clinton Company .  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron Ship Builders' union, local 129.

He was employed 18 years by the Northwestern Railway company, and the last five years by the Clinton Co.       

LYNCH, Mrs. Bert J.

Clinton Herald; February 13, 14 & 16, 1942

Mrs. Bert J. Lynch, 53, of 530 Seventeenth Avenue, South died unexpectedly at Mercy Hospital Thursday afternoon from embolism following an operation performed more than a week ago.  Mrs. Lynch have been making satisfactory recovery from the operation, according to her physician, and died only moments before her daughter, Mrs. Paul B. Holleran, Clinton, arrived at the hospital for her regular afternoon visit.  Her death came as a shock to her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Shadduck Funeral home Sunday at 3 p.m.  Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Mrs. Lynch was born in Clinton Sept. 24, 1888, the daughter of John and Anna Weinbeck.  She w as educated in the Clinton public schools and spent most her life as a resident of this city .  In 1906 she was married to Bert J. Lynch, also of Clinton, and four children were born t o the couple, all of whom survive.  They are Mrs. Paul B. Holleran, Clinton, Mrs. Vincent Kearney, DeWitt, Edward J. Lynch, Beverly, Mass., and Raymond J. Lynch, DeWitt.

Mr. Lynch preceeded his wife in death July 16, 1935, as did Mrs. Lynch's parents and a brother, Claus Weinbeck, all of Clinton.  Prior to their deaths, Mrs. Lynch's chief interests were concerned with the welfare of her parents and husband and the education of her children.

In addition to her children, Mrs. Lynch is survived by a sister, Mrs. T.J. McGovern, and two brothers, Hans and Charles Weinbeck, all of Clinton.  She had seven grandchildren and sever al nephews and nieces.  

LYNCH, Andrew

The Clinton Advertiser; October 9, 1915 

Funeral services for Andrew Lynch were hel d this morning at St. Patrick's church at nine o'clock.  Father Murray spoke about the certainty of death and the life hereafter.  Miss Mae Murray and W.F. Healey rendered appropriate solos.  Interment took place at the Fulton Catholic cemetery.  

LYNCH, Mrs. Sarah 

The Clinton Herald; August 9 & 11, 1927; The Clinton Advertiser

August 9, 1927 Mrs. Sarah Lynch, for 46 years a resident of this city, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Mercy hospital.  The body was taken to the Stephen M. Delaney undertaking parlors and later to the home, 571 First avenue, where friends may call.

Mrs. Lynch was born July 12, 1856, in New York, came to this vicinity when a young lady, an d was married in Fulton in 1876.  Surviving are three daughters and three sons: Frank, Bert and Mary, of Clinton, Mrs. Lee Snoke of Minneapolis, Mrs. E. Andersen of Rochester, Minn. an d Edward of New York.  There are six grandchildren.  Mrs. Lynch was a member of the Raosary society of St. Patrick's church.

Mrs. Lynch's last illness was due to a fall which she sustained last Wednesday, but she has been in poor health for about a year.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church with burial in Calvary cemetery in Fulton, Illinois.    


The Clinton Herald; March 20 & 22, 1940

John Weinbeck, 84, 540 Seventeenth avenue South, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday in his home after an illness of four months.  He had live d 55 years in Clinton, coming here from Germany.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Snell funeral home where the body re poses.  The Rev. George W. Krueger, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate.  Burial w ill be in Springdale Cemetery (84 74 39)

Mr. Weinbeck was born June 9, 1855, in Regensburg, Germany, where he grew to manhood and wa s married to Miss Anna Duhr.  They came to the United States 55 years ago and settled in Clinton.  He was employed 39 years as a carpenter by the North Western railroad, retiring June 30 , 1925, when palced on the pension rolls.

He is survived by two sons, Charles B. Weinbeck and Hans Weinbeck, and two daughters, Mrs. B. J. Lynch and Mrs. J.T. McGovern, all of Clinton.  There also are 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, making 35 living descendents.

He was preceded in death by his wife and tow sons, both of whom were born in Germany.

Mr. Weinbeck was a member of the German society and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.  

WEINBECK, Mrs. Anna (Duhr)

The Clinton Herald -- 

Mrs. John Weinbeck, 80, resident of Clinton for half a century, d ied at 9:15 o'clock Sunday night in her home, 540 Seventeenth avenue South, following a prolonged illness, during which she had been critically ill the last three weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the family home.   Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery (80 74 39)

Anna Duhr was born June 14, 1854 in Thielen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  She was united i n marriage to John Weinbeck, Feb. 9, 1884, in Regensburg, Germany, and the following year the y came to the United States and direct to Clinton where they have since lived.  Last February , surrounded by their children and grandchildren, they celebrated their golden wedding day.

Six children were born to them.  A son John, died in infancy and Claus Weinbeck died in 1928 , and a sister, Mrs. William Lehman died in 1931.  Surviving are two daughters and to sons, Mrs. B.J. Lynch, Mrs. J.T McGovern, Charles Weinbeck and Hans Weinbeck, 16 grandchildren and s even great-grandchildren, all of this city.      


The Clinton Herald; November 22, 1907.  

DeWitt, Iowa November 22 - August Verstreet was born at Caneghem, West Flanders Belgium in about the year 1827.  He came to America when 18 years old.  He was twice married, first to Rasalia Dhuyvetter who died, then to Anne McGovern.  The greater part of his life was spent on a farm west of DeWitt where by his industry and good management he accumulated considerable property.  He was a consistant member of St. Joseph's Church and was always seen at his place of worship. But about five years ago he was taken with a paralytic stroke which confined him to his room thus shutting him off from al l intercourse with the outside world.  From that time on his sufferings was untold and he kept gradually failing until last Wednesday afternoon, November 20, at 3 o'clock he passed in the keeping of whom he had served so long and faithfully.

He is survived besides his wife, by six children, Mrs. C. Boyle of Davenport, Edward, Patrick , Tessa, Margaret and Nellie at home.  Two other sons, Joe and Frank have preceeded him to the great beyond.  He leaves also, eight grandchildren.

Mr. Verstreet will be sadly missed not only by those who were near to him but by a wide circle of friends, for he was one possessed with a kind and generous nature which was realized by all with whom he came in contact.

The funeral took place Friday morning at St. Joseph's Church.  Requiem high mass was celebrated and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery, Mrssrs. John DePape, Gus Derrien, J.J. Smith, Ed Judge, Thos. Costello and John Milka, acting as pall bearers.

Those who were present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. C. Boyle and family of Davenport, Iowa; Wm. A. Boyle, Waseca, Minnesota; Mrs. Mae Carmichael and daughter Margaret of Woodbine ; Mrs. Julia Kennedy and John DeCooke, Long Grove; Mrs. Quinn, Davenport, Larry McMahon and sister; the Misses Nellie and Mane O'Brien and Dan O'Brien, Calamus; Thos. Marron and Timothy Maher of Grand Mound.