James 'Jim' Duncan


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Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 5:04 pm
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James "Jim" Eldon Duncan, 90, of Moline, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2900 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, where military honors will be performed by Moline American Legion Post No. 246. Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church.
Jim was born on Nov. 13, 1922, in Colorado, the son of John and Gladys Duncan. He married Ola Padget on Sept. 21, 1944.
Jim was employed as a brick layer and became an owner/operator with Duncan-Meinburg. He later became a mason with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers or BAC Local No. 6 of Rockford. Jim was a sergeant in the United States Army serving in World War II as a tank commander. He was a longtime member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Moline, where he was very involved. Jim enjoyed fishing, creating oil paintings and golfing at Saukie with his church friend, Dave.
Survivors include his wife, Ola Duncan, Moline; son, Jimmy Duncan, Moline; daughter, Cheryl (Thomas) Piper, Rock Island; grandchildren, Tracey Doran, Jessica (Matt) Hancks, Amanda Piper; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman (Elsie) Duncan, Bill Duncan, Tom (Sylvia) Duncan; beloved golden retriever, Abby.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Duncan; daughter-in-law, Yvonne; and siblings, Millie, Evelyn and Ovid.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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