Ivan 'Ike' Overton


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Ivan "Ike" R. Overton, 84, of Moline, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, where military honors will be provided by Moline American Legion Post 246. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
Ike was born on Sept. 14, 1928, in Neponset, the son of Irvin and Adelaide Moore Overton. He married Joan L. Francis on Aug. 26, 1950, in Moline.
Ike was an Army and Navy veteran. He worked as a mail carrier for 36 years, retiring in 1985. While with the post office, Ike held various other positions including Carl's Standard Service Station.
Ike was a member of the Moline American Legion Post 246 and VFW Post 2153. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Q.C. Mallards.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; children, Victoria (Larry) Dobereiner, Sharon (Joe) Meseck, Franklin (Diane) Overton, Deborah Johann and Shannon Overton; brothers, A. Kenneth (Sandy) Overton and Franklin (Nancy) Overton; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Lawrence; granddaughter, Jennifer; grandson, Peter; grandson, Steve; son-in-law, Chuck; son-in-law, James; great-grandson, Adam; and great-grandson, McLain.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.















 



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