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Lee E. Catlin

Died: Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Funeral Service

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2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
Location: McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home

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          Lee E. Catlin, 65, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Dixon, Illinois.

          A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the family for his grandchildren’s educations.

          Lee was born February 14, 1948 in Canton, Ohio, the son of Walter L. & Doris L. (Burrier) Catlin.  He moved to Davenport, Iowa as a child and attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, majoring in education.

          He taught for over thirty-five years at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Moline, Illinois.

          Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Lisa Crosley of Davenport, her husband, Andrew and two grandchildren, Kyle & Kelsey Marxen and Dr. Sheri Catlin Holland of Moline, her husband, Matthew and three grandchildren.

          Lee was preceded in death by his parents.

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Mona Welvaert
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
To the family of Lee Catlin: You have my heartfelt sympathy. I worked with Lee at Wilson Middle School. He was a fine man and great teacher. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Mona Welvaert

Liz Kiely
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
To Lee's Family,

I am so very sorry to hear about Lee's death.

I taught with Lee for many years (as members of the 7 Gold team) and valued his friendship.

Please accept my deep sympathies. Liz Kiely

Joe and Kathy Ybarra
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We had the privilege of working with him for over thirty years at Wilson. We had great respect for the high standards Lee set in the classroom.

ann lawver kerschieter
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
so very heart broken loved mr Catlin GREAt teacher may you rest in peace <3

Caryl Altemus
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
To Lisa, Sherry, Andrew, Matthew, Kyle, and Kelsey, and all grandkids:

Please accept my deepest sympathys upon the death of father/grandfather Lee Catlin. He was a good man and a respected teacher. Prayers are lifted for you all at this sad time.

Julie Seibert Petersen
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Catlins family. He was an amazing teacher and person. I have great memories of him as my teacher at Wilson. He made learning fun!

Jonathan Perez
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
to lee's family,

lee was one of my most favorite teachers ever. i had him for 7th grade science and the in my 8th grade year my locker was next to his classroom. We became close friends, he was always one of the people i would visit when i would go back to wilson. my heart broke when i heard of his passing. please know that he and your family are all in my prayers. he is now in a better place. im so sorry for your loss.
jonathan perez

Walter Thorngren
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to the Catlin family. Mr. Catlin had a HUGE influence on my lifelong interest in science (and learning). He was my teacher in 1973-1974, practically when he first started. I vividly recall his energy and expertise; Definitely an A+ teacher. I forever thank-you, Mr. Catlin.

Joe Vermeire
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Lee's daughters and family. Lee and I taught together in Wilson's Science Department for 20 years. Lee was committed to giving his students the best education while in his charge. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He started many young people off with a sound base of science information. May he rest in peace.

Fellow Teacher, Joe Vermeire

Susan Guerrero
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
I was very sad to hear this news. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Catlins family. I remember him as a great teacher & always being enthusiastic & smiling.

Former student, Susan Guerrero

Marty and Phyllis Barber
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
To Lee's Family.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Lee was definitely a great guy and will be missed. We'll keep him in our prayers.

john bogdan
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
Lee was a great man, a hard worker, and also very funny. I am sorry for your loss. I knew him from teaching at Wilson. john b

Jodi Dye Zimmerman
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Know that Mr. Catlin made a difference each and every day in the classroom. His infectious love of science and sense of humor made for a great experience for his students.

lisa husar-stier
   Posted Thu December 12, 2013
so sad to learn of mr catlins death I was a student of his in 1970. the year before I got a D in science but mr catlin taught us how science can be fun and I earned a B. I also attended he and barbs wedding. my grandparents Oscar and rose polacek were good friends with barbs parents mel and Helen and our family got invited to the reception. I remember the champagne fountain and snuck a sip LOL. he was a great teacher and a good man. my deepest sympathy too his daughter and the entire catlin-ellensworth families. xo

Sandra Martin
   Posted Fri December 13, 2013
To Lee's family-
My heart goes out to your family.
Lee was my back door neighbor. He was always kind to my 3 kids, and any kids I had over. Always talked to my husband and I. My dog Roxy loved to visit with Lee when he was out working on his yard. The best neighbor a person could ask for! I hope your family can get some answers.

Anonymous reader, Kristin
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
My prayers go out to Lee's family and loved ones. I just read about Mr Catlin on our Arizona news website today, being seen by cars on the highway, but the state troopers did not see him. I will never forget that news story as long as I live. I am truly saddened and am praying for his family during this holiday time. I hope the family finds it in their hearts to forgive the passing cars that called and did not stop, I am having a hard time forgiving them myself. He sounded like a wonderful man from all of the notes here, he must have been.

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