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“Unkle Kenny wa like a dad to me and the only dad I ever had. I was 6 years old. Unkle Kenny used to take me and his kid fishing. He had a green...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Eric T. Larson - Boise, ID

“Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Though your hearts are heavy right now, may memories help to get you through this difficult time. I have a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Gina Brown-Wales (Richard Browns Middle Daughter) - AZ

“So sorry to hear about your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a dad. Praying for comfort in this difficult time. Love you guys. Debi and Dave ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dave and Debi Fortin - Moline, IL

“I am sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Kenny during my apprenticeship. From him I learned not only my trade, but life...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Newswander - Aledo, IL

“Sorry for your loss. Have missed Kenny at the doughnut shop. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jimmy Cousins - Molinew, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing CynD. I know you will be comforted and sustained by our Heavenly Father as you begin to cope with this...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Debora Flaugher - Coal Valley, IL

“I am originally from Geneseo and Kenney was a good friend. I alwaysadmired him for his ability to come back from an injury that wouldhave put many...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Del (Huey) Huizenga - Chesapeake,, VA

“I worked with Kenny at the Cordova Nuclear Plant over the years and appreciated the way he dealt with people in his position as steward. He always...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Bruner - Andalusia, IL

“I worked with Kenny at several differant jobs,mostly when he was at Moline Heating co. He was a good man, sorry to hear of his passing. You have my...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Glen L Vincent - Rock Island, IL


Kenneth G. Shelton, age 81, of Moline, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at Trinity, Rock Island.

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation is Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kenneth was born November 29, 1930 in Ottawa, IL, the son of Allan and Arista (Miller) Shelton. He married R. Eileen Yoder in June, 1954. They were later divorced in 1975.

Kenneth was a member of Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local Union #25, retiring in 1988. He was a Union Steward, on the Executive Board, and was also a mentor to many. Kenneth was a graduate of Geneseo High School, where he was an all state center on the state championship football "Green Machine" team of 1949. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and playing cards.

SURVIVORS
Daughter Cyn D. (Tim) Fiscus Moline
Sons Dave (Krisa) Shelton Portland, OR
Mark D. Shelton Beaverton, OR
Grandchildren Christine, Amanda & Brock
Great grandson Kydyn
Loving companion Carol Sierens
Sister-in-law Verla Shelton Geneseo
Grand dog Bucurii

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.