Wilhelmina 'Willie' Easter

Wilhelmina EasterWilhelmina E. "Willie" Easter, 62, of Silvis, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Trinity Rock Island.

Services are noon Monday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, 601 21st St., Moline, with the Rev. Al Ousley, New Journey AME Church, officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society.

Wilhelmina Elaine Easter was born Feb. 17, 1949, to William A. Easter Sr. and Catherine Hopkins Easter. She graduated from Scott Community College, and was patient receptionist at CSP Robert Young Center at Trinity Rock Island for several years, last working Monday, March 21, 2011. She previously worked at The ARC of Rock Island County for 20 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed dominos with friends, baking and playing computer games.

Willie is survived by her longtime companion, Daniel Breadberg, Silvis; her mother, Catherine Harvey, Knoxville, Ill.; four children and their spouses, Anthony and Deneen Easter, Spring Lake Park, Minn., Chanea and Charles Drummond, Moline, Dana Easter, Moline, and Kim McJunkins, Chicago; nine grandchildren, Jathan and Alannah Easter, Chelsea and Chyna Drummond, Audrey Navarro and her fiance, Joshua Reinhoehl, Ashton Easter, Damon and Drake Mason, and Chelsea Reeves; siblings, her twin brother, William A. Easter Jr. and his wife, Sue, and Michael J. Easter, all of Minneapolis, Minn., Esther Mae Easter, Huntsville, Ala., and LaWanda Smith, Urbana, Ill.; her goddaughter, Jeanna Earley, Moline; her surrogate mother, Mary Cotton, Rock Island; and special friends, Sherri Berhenke, Moline, and Sandra Moens, Silvis. She was preceded in death by her father, William A. Easter Sr.; her stepfather, Lonnie Harvey; and a special aunt, Esther Richardson.

Willie's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.


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