Hal Esslinger


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 6:57 pm
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Hal Harvey Esslinger, 58, Campbell's Island, East Moline, died Dec. 31, 2012, at his home.
There will be a memorial gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. A memorial will be established.
Hal was born Dec. 18, 1954, in Morrison, the son of Robert and Betty Kiner Esslinger.
He retired in 2006 from John Deere Harvester, East Moline, after 30 years of service. Hal enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends and family.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Esslinger, East Moline, formerly of Prophetstown; one daughter, Alexandria Esslinger, Moline; one son, Andrew Esslinger, Moline; two sisters, Kathy (Ralph) Watts, Streator, Ill., Ann (John) McCarrell, Port Byron; a brother, Bill (Cathy) Esslinger, Lockport, Ill.; two grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father and in 2010 by his son, Paul.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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