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Greg Sawvell

February 17, 1952 — September 12, 2018

Gregory Allen Sawvell, 66, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Private burial will take place at Davenport Memorial Park.  Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.

Greg was born February 17, 1952, in Davenport, the son of LeRoy and Lois (Stillwell) Sawvell.  He graduated from Bettendorf High School and was a dedicated drywaller for over 40 years.  He married Karen Makohen, with whom he had two children, Malinda and Dennis.  He then married Elizabeth Kelling on April 15, 2000, with whom he had a daughter, Amber.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with his family, and was an avid mushroom hunter.

Greg is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his mother, Lois; three children, Malinda Sawvell, Dennis (Rae) Sawvell, and Amber Sawvell; two grandsons, Cory and Trevor Sawvell; brothers, David (Jan) Sawvell, Don (Cheryl) Skaw, Gary Sawvell, Roger (Sherry) Sawvell, Dean Sawvell, sisters, Marilyn Ridgeway, Sheryl (Rex) Deniso, Donna (Mike) Mueller, Dinah Sawvell, and Denise (Dennis) Ogburn; his dog and loving companion, Bud; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy.

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