Richard A. ‘Tony’ Mack – Services 5/20/22

Richard A. “Tony” Mack, 82 of Blue Grass, formerly of Viola, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Lutheran Living, Muscatine. Recitation of the Rosary is at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, with visitation to follow from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m., Friday, May 20, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Matherville. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Viola. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Cemetery.

Tony was born December 28, 1939 in Rock Island, the son of Walter “Pete” and Agnes (Schaechter) Mack. He was drafted into the Army in 1962. Tony married Janet K. Kelley July 7, 1962 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davenport. He worked on the family farm until it was sold in 1964. He then was employed with Consolidated Foods in Davenport and started trucking for his brother in the family trucking business. Tony became sole owner of Mack Trucking when his brother died in 1982 and eventually passed the business on to his son Pete. Mack Trucking has proudly served the area for over 75 years. Tony was elected Mayor of Viola in 1989, serving 12 years until 2001 when he retired to enjoy trips to Texas in the winter with his wife. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus in Council 1496, Monmouth, and served on St. John’s Cemetery Board. Tony loved camping.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Janet; children: Cynthia Mack, Moline, Pete (Denise) Mack, Viola, and Kelly (Will) House, Blue Grass; grandchildren: Katelyn (Bryan Liggis) Mack, Kyle Mack, Ryan Mack, and Anthony House; sister: Eleanor Forsyth of Oskaloosa; and several nieces and nephews.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law: Dennis (Dolores) Mack; and brother-in-law: Tom Forsyth.

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