Elliott Aviation Cofounder Herb Elliott Dies

 - January 12, 2007, 7:18 AM

Herb Elliott, cofounder of Elliott Aviation, died in Naples, Fla., on December 10 at the age of 90. Elliott used $350 he earned playing in a local band to buy his first airplane in the early 1930s. His wife and company co-founder, Arlene, began Elliott Flying Service at Cram Field in Davenport, Iowa, in 1936. The company now has facilities and dealerships in the Quad Cities and Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis; and Omaha, Neb. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport. Memorial gifts may be contributed in Elliott’s name to the Alzheimers Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34102, or by calling (800) 272-3900.