Harry Kallenbach


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Harry L. Kallenbach, 79, of Rio, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, March 8, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Saint Mary's Cemetery & Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, Harry's wishes were for memorials to be made to his family.
Harry was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in Niagara, Wis., the son of Harry Ivan and Mildred Vanvliet Kallenbach. He married Ann Wates on March 5, 1983, in Green Rock.
For 24 years he worked as a welder for John Deere Harvester East Moline Works, retiring in 1989. Harry served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. For 29 years, he was a member of the Alpha American Legion and the Mason Rio Lodge, where he was formerly a past master. He was a member of UAW of East Moline. Harry was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved fishing the Illinois River. He especially loved gardening, deer hunting and golfing.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Kallenbach, Rio; daughters, Yvonne (Jeffrey) Miller, Orion, Debby Kallenbach, Rock Island, and Teresa (Ted) Coutts, Rock Island; sons, Mike Kallenbach, St. Louis, Mo., Blake Kallenbach, New Windsor, and Brent (Anita) Kallenbach, Peculiar, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Camp, Moline, Sharon Stineman, Moline, and Diane Rixen, Camanche, Iowa; brothers, Roger (Carol) Kallenbach, Morrison, and Jerry (Lynn) Kallenbach, Rock Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Stanley, Patrick and Frank; and great-grandson, Braxton Moninski.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 



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