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Ryland Eddleman

May 18, 1939 — November 10, 2021

Ryland Ray “Rock” Eddleman, 82, a resident of Davenport, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at his home.

Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Rock was born May 18, 1939 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Alfred and Doris (Hand) Eddleman. After high school graduation Rock enlisted in the Navy. During this time, he met and married Barb. Together, they had five children. He then married Diane, and thru this union they had one child. After 22 years of service in the Navy, Rock retired and worked for Rock Island Tobacco. In 1992, Rock married Sherry. They enjoyed many years together, traveling and operating many small businesses, including Jiffy Marts, whole sale companies, “Cases and Kegs To Go”, and lastly, “Rocks Anchor Grill”.

Rock was an active member in the Shriners and Elks Clubs, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had a passion and love for fishing, helping establish the Bi-State Bass Club in 1976 and remained a member until his health failed.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Sherry; daughters, Louise (Rusty) Steele of Palm Bay, Florida, Jamie (Steve) Hintz of East Moline, Carol Smith (Rod Phillips) of Burlington, Emma’le (Brian) Blaydes of Big Lake, Minnesota, and son, Dereck Eddleman of South Beloit, Illinois; step-son, Chad (Toshia) Spidle of Wheatland, Iowa; sister, Gail (Dick) Meyers of Keokuk, Iowa; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, one sister; and a daughter, Vicki Varner.

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