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James Mack Keleher, age 76, of Orion, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for family and close friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd. 1301-4th Street, Orion. Burial is at Western Township Cemetery, Orion.

James was born July 12, 1936 in Moline, the son of Harold and Maxine Radue Keleher. He married Marlene Ristau on June 12, 1955 in Coal Valley.

James was employed as a machinist at John Deere Harvester Works for 31 years, retiring in 1994.

Wife Marlene Keleher
Daughters Kay (Larry) Manecke Moline
Kim (David) Sievers Orion
Kelly (Dale) Harmon Moline
Kathy (Randy) Heiar Milan
Grandchildren Scott (Clare) Manecke, Brian (Sarah) Manecke,
Megan Manecke, Kyle Harmon, Alyssa Harmon,
Abigail Heiar, Camille Heiar, Todd Sievers, & Shea Sievers
Great Grandchildren Luke, Jonathan, Mara & Rachel
Brothers Robert (Susan) Keleher
Patrick Keleher
Sisters Mickey (Roger) Woodley
Beverly Nunn

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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