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“TO ALL THE FAMILY, I'AM SO SORRY FOR YOU'RE LOSS, BUT KNOWING JERRY IS AT PIECE AND NOT IN PAIN IS GODS GIFT! AND SHERRI MY EX SISTER-IN-LAW, I HAVE...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: R.W. Bob Griffin - East Moline, IL

“Dear Bonnie and the whole Kirklin family. So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Although I never met him, from what everybody says he was the type...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Larson - Rock Island, IL

“To the Kirklin family Sorry to hear about Jerry. You guys will all be in my prayers. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Eric Larson - Rock Island, IL

“To My Beloved Son Jerry, Jer, you were the most respectful and loving "Son" a mother could ever ask for.Everyone of my friends envied me, because I...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Bonnie J Kirklin - Rock Island, IL

“Your Dad was the love of my life, my high school sweetheart, my husband and the father of my children. He will always hold a special place in my...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Kirklin

“R.I.P Uncle Jerry You were sick and tired and we all knew,that God would soon come to take you.You fought so hard, so very long,but through the pain,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Nicole Lynn Crummy - Rock Island, IL

“R.I.P Uncle Jerry You were sick and tired and we all knew,that God would soon come to take you.You fought so hard, so very long,but through the pain,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Nicole Lynn Crummy - Rock Island, IL

“I would Like to say Sorry to the whole family.. Prayers are with you all... Jerry you are peace now and you will be truly missed by alot of friends...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Wendy Jo Barbee - Savanna, IL

“My dearest brother Jer I will miss you terriably you was the most wonderful brother to me. You was always their for what ever needed, A Friend and a...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy K Carlson - Rock Island, IL

“Jerry, it goes without saying how much you will be missed. You were so many things to so many people. All who knew you know that lived life to the...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Tanya Carlson - Moline, IL

“I would of never known how a father was supposed to be with out you. It was so hard to see you this way, knowing what kind of man you really were,...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Danielle Ballard - muscatine, IA

“We wish to send loving thoughts and prayers to Sandy, Bonnie, Stacy and Nick and all of the family members. Praying that you all find peace soon. ...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Denise Potter - Rock Island, IL

“How can you put into words a heart filled with pain? As hard as it was to let you go, it was harder for you stay. I know you are whole again,...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sherri Morgan - East Moline,, IL

“Finally at peace, watch over the kids and keep them safe, Will miss you. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Laurie Ricketts


Jerry A. Kirklin, 58, of East Moline, IL, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at his home.

Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL.

Jerry was born on February 13, 1954 in Iowa City, IA, the son of Roy and Bonnie Jean (Halloway) Kirklin. He worked for John Deere Foundry and later retired from John Deere Plow & Planter in 2001 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the East Moline UAW. Jerry enjoyed life, fishing, the outdoors and helping others.

Survivors include
Children Kelly Kirklin
Brent (Dina) Kirklin
Adam Kirklin
Grandchildren Faith Kirklin
Autumn Trobaugh
Great Grandchild Destinee Webb
Mother Bonnie Jean Kirklin
Sisters Sherri Morgan
Sandy Carlson
Brother Michael Kirklin
Nieces Nikki, Danielle, and Stacy
Nephews Ryan, Tony, and Cory

He was preceded in death by his father.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.