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“I remember going out to visit in homes. Loved the introduction to his prayers; "Oh eternal God, you are holy, holy, holy, three times holy!" It was...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Ben Moncivaiz - Rock Island, IL

“Yo te extranare ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Rebeca Garcia - Moline - Daughter

“Luis, Dawn & Munoz Family: We were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Had we known sooner, we might have been able to join you for support...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Uncle Ron & Aunt Dottie - Portage, IN

“My sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. He was a great friend and I will miss our talks...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: alberto favela - MOLINE, IL

“I'm really sorry for your loss. I hope you all stay strong and just keep in mind that he's now with God, living a much better life in a much better...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Melissa - Hyrum, UT

“En estos momentos tan dificiles, solamente Dios nuestro padre da la fortaleza para poder seguir adelante...nosotros por nuestra propia voluntad no...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Carla Cabrera - Hyrum, UT

“Para mi querido padre con mucho amor. Estoy muy orgulloso de ser tu hijo y estoy muy feliz haber tenido un padre que en mucha oscasiones me ayudate...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Luis Munoz - Valparaiso, IN - Son

“Siento mucho la perdida de Manuel Muñoz. A pesar de no haberlo conosido por mucho tiempo, llegue a saber mucho de el a atravez de su familia, y...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin - Hyrum, UT

“To the most amazing grandfather any grandchild can ask for, grandpa Manuel, you will be missed.May you rest in peace and look down at your family...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Vanessa & Valeria Muñoz - UT

“querida familia siento tristeza al enterarme de la partida del tio ,y no poder asistir desde acá de Chile , y con mucha pena reciban todo...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: luis enrique araya huenteo

“Nuestro mas sentido pesame ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dionicio y Evangelina Guerrero & Familia - IL

“Sra. Munoz, Nuestro mas sentido pesame por la perdida de su esposo. En estos momentos no hay palabras que puedan aliviar su dolor por su perdida. ...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Dionicio & Evangelina Guerrero y Familia - IL

“I was deeply saddened to hear about Manuel. He was a not only a wonderful husband and father to his family, but he was also a pillar to his...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Melanie Powell-Martel - KY

“Guardo lindos recuerdos de mi tio Manuel y su familia.... se que en estos momentos no hay palabras para consolar lo que es inconsolable, la perdida...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: IRMA TORRES HUENTEO - sobrina

“To my grandfather may u rest in peace..I know your in a better place looking down on your family..you will be forever missed and forever in our...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Daniela Munoz - chicago, IL

“Thank you for raising a wonderful son, and for being the best example of a man who carried himself with true dignity and repectfulness of others....Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Dawn - Valparaiso, IN

“Rest in peace father. You've left me with a life time of memories and experiences that have taught me how to be a better father, son and human being....Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Moises Munoz - Hyrum, UT

“To Daniel & Esteban - You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. Just know that he is in a better place with the Lord. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Angelo Mendoza - Chicago, IL


Manuel Jesus Munoz, 83, of Moline, IL, died Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home in Moline.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 at Riverside United Methodist Church, 712 16th Street, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to his family.

Manuel was born on May 30, 1929 in Lebu, Chile, the son of Luis and Rosa (Mardones) Munoz. He married Nefra Alicia Huenteo Parra on March 25, 1955 in Lebu, Chile. In 1977, Manuel emigrated from Chile to the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1999. He attended the United Methodist Church Seminary in Chicago. He also served at the First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. Manuel was a Methodist Minister at Hispanic United Methodist Church in Rock Island, IL, retiring in 2002.

Survivors include
Wife Nefra Alicia Munoz Moline, IL
Children Manuel Munoz Valparaiso, IN
Patricia (Raul) Zepeda Moline, IL
Luis (Dawn) Munoz Valparaiso, IN
Daniel (Estela) Munoz Rock Island, IL
Esteban (Norma) Munoz Rock Island, IL
Rebeca Garcia Moline, IL
Moises Munoz Utah
12 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren
Sister Irma Munoz Chile

He was preceded in death by his son, Victor, and daughter, Luciana.

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