Raymond V. Eickstaedt
1925 - 2021
The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA

Raymond V. Eickstaedt

October 4, 1925-July 14, 2021

BETTENDORF-Raymond V. Eickstaedt, 95, of Bettendorf, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Funeral services will be held at the Runge Mortuary on July 20, with a visitation beginning at 10:30 and a service starting at noon. He will be laid to rest at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Ray was born October 4, 1925, in Davenport, IA, to Arthur and Grace Eickstaedt. He was united in marriage to Arlene Rickertsen May 28, 1950, in Charlotte, IA. He proudly served our nation in the United States Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning home, he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and retired in 1980. He had a second career as an aid at Mercy Hospital where he made many lifelong friends.

Ray and Arlene loved camping and traveling, spending winters in Arizona. He loved a good game of cards or dominoes, chatting with strangers, sipping on an ice cold Bud Light or Crown, and making all his grandchildren laugh.

Those left to cherish Ray's memory are his wife, Arlene; son, Steve (Deb) Eickstaedt of Long Grove; grandchildren: Nichol (John) Fogle, Amber DeFrates, Melissa (Chad) Huston, Doug (Allison) DeFrates, and Lindsay (Peter) Erickson; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, daughter, Nan and a great granddaughter, Jordan. He joined his daughter, Nan, in Heaven on her birthday.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Jul. 18, 2021.
The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA
The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA
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Debbie & Steve Debbie & Steve, Debbie & Steve, So sorry to read of the passing of Steve's dad. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sherri
Sherri Klasi
July 20, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was a great guy and really enjoyed working with him at Genesis West,all those many years ago. We are thinking of you Arlene and hoping you are doing well.
Steve and Judy Stephens
July 19, 2021
Steve & Deb and family - so very sorry for your loss. He sounded like a loving man. Cherish your memories.
Kathy Higgins
July 18, 2021
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