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Remembering Richard von Maur

Von Maur

A department store chain based in the Quad Cities is mourning the loss of one of its leaders. Von Maur co-chairman Richard von Maur died Saturday - he was 86 years old. 

The company says in 1957 he joined the family-owned retail business hat had been started by his grandfather, C.J. von Maur. And along with his brother Charles, he built what had been a small, downtown department store into what it is today - 33 department stores in 15 states and a chain of 37 junior retail stores, called Dry Goods. 

A press release says he was also known within the company as a top-tier magician, poet, and a man of quick wit.  

Arrangements are being handled by the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries (duh-VREES) Funeral Home in Davenport. A funeral service will be held Sunday (10/21/18) at 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport. No visitation has been scheduled. 

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