Services for Michael A. Navarro, 46, of 17151 E. 1600 St., Geneseo, are 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 18, 1995 at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.
Visitation is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a rosary recited at 6:30. A memorial fund has been established.
Mr. Navarro died Thursday, Dec. 14, 1995, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday near Cambridge.
He was born April 20, 1949, in Moline, the son of Joseph Sr. and Jacqueline Jenkins Navarro. He married Marsha Nitzel Oct. 23, 1982, in Rock Island.
He was employed at Seneca Corp., Bettendorf, for nine years. Prior to that he worked at Deere & Co. Administrative Center, Moline.
He was an Army veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam.
Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Ami Navarro, Kissimmee, Fla.; a son, Michael A. Navarro Jr., St. Cloud, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Ann Jones, Davenport; Scott Welch, Waukegan, Ill.; three grandchildren; his parents, Moline; sisters, Theresa Sierra, East Moline, Tina Dopler, Port Byron, Lisa Welch, Moline, and Cindy Dinneweth, East Moline; and brothers, Joseph Navarro Jr., East Moline, Phillip Navarro, Moline, and Tony Navarro, Rock Island.
Dec 15, 1995
Accident claims life of rural Geneseo man
By Lydia Sage
CAMBRIDGE -- A rural Geneseo man died Thursday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident just west of here, authorities said.
Michael A. Navarro, 46, 17151 E 1600 St., who suffered head and chest injuries, was pronounced dead at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, at 4:45 p.m. by Henry County Coroner David Johnson.
Coroner Johnson said the accident occurred about 3 p.m. as Mr. Navarro apparently was eastbound on Illinois 81 about three-quarters of a mile outside of Cambridge. He apparently lost control of the pick-up truck he was driving, the coroner said.
The truck, belonging to Mr. Navarro's employer, Ceneca Corp. of Bettendorf, apparently ran off the road, crossed back on, then ran off again before it rolled several times, throwing Mr. Navarro from the truck, according to the coroner and Henry County Sheriff's Department reports.
A Sheriff's Department accident reconstructionist, Deputy Rick Lack, was called to the scene to assist with the investigation, which is continuing by the sheriff's department and the coroner's office, Mr. Johnson said.
An inquest into Mr. Navarro's death is pending, the coroner said.
Cambridge fire and rescue personnel and the Illinois State Police assisted at the scene.
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