Chester C. VanDeVelde, 100, of Moline, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Friendship Manor Silver Cross, Rock Island. A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline, with a rosary recited by the Catholic Order of Foresters at 4 p.m.

Chester C. VanDeVelde, 100, of Moline, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Friendship Manor Silver Cross, Rock Island.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline, with a rosary recited by the Catholic Order of Foresters at 4 p.m.

Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post No. 246, Moline.

Memorials may be made to Seton Endowment, Sacred Heart Church or the Ex-Serviceman’s Club.

Chester was born April 21, 1918, in Sheffield, the son of Charles and Emily (VanDeHandy) VanDeVelde.

Chester, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army 36th Infantry division, received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Soldier’s Medal. He married his wife, Juliette E. Van Kerrebroeck in 1947.

Chester worked at the Rock Island Arsenal as a precision grinder for 30 years and was a near life-long member of

Sacred Heart Church, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Center for Belgian Culture, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Friends Circle Club in Moline.

He enjoyed needle pointing, carpentry, playing cards, the Cubs and winning (a lot) at rolle bolle.

Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Tjelmeland of Colorado Springs, Col.; son, Thomas VanDeVelde of Rock Island; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margie VanKerrebroeck, Mineral.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, of 66 years.