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“Norma and family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of John. John was such a nice person, with a large and outgoing personality. He alway knew...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Knipper - IA

“To Mrs. Cassidy and family- My deepest sympathies to the Cassidy family. It's been many years since we all lived on Brambleberry Court in Bettendorf...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Sarah Pongres - Des Moines, IA

“Norma.......we are all so sorry to hear about John. Prayers have been sent your way. We will miss John's smile.The Morning YMCA Exercise Crew ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Morning Crew at the Y

“Dear Norma, We are very sorry for John's death and your sorrow. You are in our prayers. "In You, O LORD, I put my trust." Psam 31:1. May your...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Jerome and Sharon Nathan - IA

“I AM SO SAD TO HEAR OF MY FRIENDS PASSING.JOHN AND I HAD MANY GREAT TIMES WITH THRALL AND FERGUSON.HE HELPED ME IN MANY WAYS I WILL NEVER FORGET....Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: JOHN KLEIN - BELOIT, WI - FRIEND

“I remember John in his younger days when he had a favorite dog, Queenie, and just loved to play golf. He was such a wonderful guy and he married...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Rooney - Reston, VA

“John was such a gentleman; so kind, so handsome, so friendly and genuine.. I always admired your family, and enjoyed our visits at Gentlemen's...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: David McDaniel - Rock Island, IL

“Dear Norma - My deepest condolences to you and your family on John's passing. I will miss him at the SJV 7:45 Mass. My wife Amy and I will pray for...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: John Hayden - Bettendorf, IA

“Norma & Family, Julie and I are very sorry for you loss. John was such a nice man. Julie and I worked with John through our Wilkins Pipe & Supply...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Jona McDermaid - Chillicothe, IL

“I came to know John while I worked at Ryan & Associates . John was a great guy I know he will be sorely missed. Please accept my condolences. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Sandy Hanford - Davenport, IA

“Dear Norma and family, we are so sorry to read of your loss. John will always be remembered as a good husband, father and an example of a good...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Jean and Fred Shadid - Peoria, Il, IL

“Dear Norma and family, We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of John. He will be remembered as kind, caring, loving...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Jim & Phylllis Neville - IA

“Norma & Family,We were so sorry to hear about John's sudden passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Frank & Fay McCauley - Dubuque, IA

“Terrific man, citizen, Christian, and leader . . . to be sorely missed. ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: John Heiderscheit - Bettendorf, IA

“Pat and I have shared many good memories throughout the years through industry association events and business dealings. His presence will be missed...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Stephen and Patricia Letko - GA

“Norma and All: So sorry to hear this news - Skip had kept me informed of surgery etc What a time- Thanksgiving. I am thankful for your faith and...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Fr. Ed Fitzpatrick - Iowa City, IA

“Wishing you all God's peace at this time of loss and the assurance that you will be with him in eternity! Special prayers for Molly & Robert's family...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Joy Ross - Naperville, IL

“Norm & family: I am so sorry to hear of John's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. I wish I was closer...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Shirl Kuennen Maher - Blue Earth, MN

“To the Cassidy Family,I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Cassidy. I worked with him at Ferguson Enterprises and I learned the true...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Laurie Hartig-Lee - IA

“Dear Norma and family, I am so sorry to hear about John. My sympathy to you and your families. I grew up on a farm near Dyersville and we were...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Wandrey Squires - Waterloo, IA

“Dear Norma, It has been many years since we shared good times as "young married couples" in Clinton. We send our sympathy to you and your family...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: JoNett and Jim Butler - Atlantis, FL

“Norma and Family While we didn't have an opportunity to see John often over the years, he always sought out converation and seemed truly interested...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Rick & Kathy Davis - marion, IA

“To Norma & Family We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. John was a fun and special man. We always injoyed visiting with him and will be...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Dorrance&Emmy McDonald

“To Norma and family: We were so saddened to hear of John's sudden passing. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: John & Twyla Hinz - Morton, IL

“Although we haven't seen each other very much for a number of years, I remember my Uncle John as a young man (fun-loving) and as a kind Uncle who was...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Brady-Fryer - niece

“I had the pleasure of working with John at Ferguson Enterprises from 2000-2009. He was a great man,truly dedicated to his family,friends,career and...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Kayla Mathews - Davenport, IA

“Matt and Min~ Tom and I were so sorry to hear the news. May the wonderful memories you have of him comfort you, Shea and John during this difficult...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Jill Rechtien & Tom Schaefer - IL


John Patrick Cassidy was born October 13, 1936 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Leo and Clara (Buelow) Cassidy, and died unexpectedly Monday, November 19 at Genesis Medical Center. John was a graduate of St. Columbkille's and Loras College in Dubuque, where he competed on the golf team. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1959 - 1965. John was united in marriage to Norma Knipper on July 29, 1961.
John worked for Ferguson Enterprises and related companies for 36 years, retiring in 2006. After retirement, John enjoyed many rounds of golf both as a participant and a ranger at Glynn's Creek. A highlight was scoring a hole-in-one while playing with his grandchildren in July, 2011.
Those left to honor his memory include his beautiful bride of 51 years, Norma, and their children: Kristyn (Kurt) Tjaden, Bettendorf, Sean (Sharon) Cassidy, Darnestown MD, Bridgitt (Sanford) Pauly, Cincinnati, OH, Molly (Robert) Petersen, Aurora, IL, Matthew (Mindy) Cassidy, Houston, TX, Megan (Keith) Crider, Cincinnati, OH, Margaret (John) Mysogland, Cincinnati, OH, Kathryn (Michael) Rhinehart, Chicago, IL; 26 loving grandchildren; his sisters, Catherine Gallagher, Waterloo, IA, Patricia Brady, Rockville, MD, Pauline Rowell, Dubuque, IA and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Virginia.
Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Friday, November 23, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th Street, Bettendorf. His family will greet friends Friday from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time at the church. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Loras College, or Women's Choice Center, a pro-life pregnancy support center. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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