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Inez M. Gengler, 93, of Rock Island, IL, died Thursday, August 02, 2012 at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehab, Rock Island.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2012 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 210 East 22nd Avenue, Coal Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Rose-Lawn Memorial Estate. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Inez was born on April 26, 1919 in Callman, AL, the daughter of Rudolph and Nettie (Boren) Gengler. She worked in the Hillsdale area as a teacher in a one room schoolhouse and later at Kmart in Michigan.

Survivors include
Brothers Dan (Jeanie) Gengler Coal Valley, IL
Bill Ward University Park, IA
Sisters Margaret (Paul) Toland Moline, IL
Mary Rice Hendersonville, NC
Brother-in-law Ned Gosa Moline, IL
Sisters-in-law Lorraine Gengler Milan, IL
Jean Gengler Moline, IL

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob Ward, Bob Gengler, Richard Gengler, Warren Gengler, and Earl Bruggeman; sisters, June Gosa, and Pat.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.