Robert Duckett


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Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 6:27 pm
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Robert James Duckett, 88, of Moline, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to his family.
Robert was born on March 25, 1924, in Troy, Ill., the son of Raymond and Cornelia Staph Duckett.
He worked for I.H. Farmall for 36 years, retiring in 1981 as the supervisor of mechanical engineering.
Robert served in the United States Navy, having served in World War II. He was a member of the Farmall Retirees Club and enjoyed golf and casinos. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include daughter, Cynthia (Jeff) Bialobreski, Macomb; son, Kevin (Cathy) Duckett, Moline; five grandchildren; and brother, Tom Duckett, Colona. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter; and sisters, Arelene Sheil and Ethel Hill.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 



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