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An Army veteran Daniel W. “Pat” Dobbins, 72, of East Moline, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf, Iowa.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Heritage Wesleyan Church, Rock Island, Ill. Entombment was at Greenview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, East Moline, Ill., under direction of Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory.
Pat was born April 2, 1936, in Ava, to Daniel and Inez Rowe Dobbins. He married Irene Wininger on Jan. 1, 1991, in East Moline. Pat was an Army veteran.
Pat was owner and founder of Roadside Auto, Inc., and Dobbins Rental, Inc., for 43 years. He worked at John Deere prior to his ownership. He was national president for NIADA and was an active member at Heritage Wesleyan Church, Rock Island. He loved to travel, camp and enjoyed family gatherings and birthday parties.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Frankie J. (Susan) Dobbins, Richard Dobbins, John (Marie) Dobbins, Brent (Iris) Boehnke, Lisa (Steven) Pienta, Dana Dobbins, Rachel (Shane) Munson; daughter-in-law, Julie Blood; grandchildren, Jimmy, Sean, Bradie, Jennifer, Ryan, Ethan, Krystin, Alex, Kirstie, Nick, Tyler, Natalie, Alys, Dylan and Dale; one great-grandchild, Logan; father, Daniel Dobbins; siblings, Annalee Pratt, Jerry Dobbins, Ralph Dobbins and Mary Ziegler; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Inez; and son, David.
Online condolences may be expressed to Pat’s family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.