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Virginia Almanza

October 26, 1925 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 94)


Virginia I. Almanza, 94, of Moline, passed away, Friday, May 22, 2020, at her home.

A private Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline, with only her family present due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline.  Memorials may be made to Active day of  Moline.  Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., Moline, is assisting the family.

The former Virginia Navarro was born on October 26, 1925, in Utica, IL, the daughter of Geronimo and Maria (Davila) Navarro.  She married John A. Almanza from Davenport, IA, on January 24, 1941.  Virginia was a member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline.  She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary Gold Star Mothers.  Virginia attended Active Day of Moline where she was known for her love of dance (cha-cha) and enjoyed conversations with her friends.  She loved flowers, especially roses. Virginia loved babies and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children and spouses, Rosemary (Don) Lopez, Mary Carlin-Medina, Al (Linda) Almanza, Mona (Mark) Reyes, Tony “ Paul” (Brenda) Almanza, Mario (Tracy) Almanza, Rita Almanza, Luis Almanza, and Mark Almanza; many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brothers, Martin and Hank “Henry” Navarro.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son Rick Almanza who lost his life in Vietnam serving as a Marine and was a Silver Star recipient; parents; brothers, Angel and Joe; and sister, Antonia.

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