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“In loving memories we keep you and your family in our hearts. Rest in peace Bob. Love Shelly, Jim and family ”
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“It was a pleasure to know Bob back in the 7o's when I tended bar at the VFW in Orion. Bob and Dave would pretty much come in when they got done...Read More »
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Robert J. Coulter, 88, of Orion, IL, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation, Rock Island, IL.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., 1301 4th Street, Orion, IL. Visitation will be from 2-4 Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Orion Park District.

Robert was born on December 7, 1923 in Henry County, IL, the son of Clyde and Desyl (Gorey) Coulter. He married Mary Jane Fassett on June 7, 1945 in Orion. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2007. He worked as a carpenter for various contractors including Twin States in Orion, retiring in the 1980's. Robert was a member of Orion United Methodist Church, President of Mississippi Valley Coon Hunter's Association for many years, and the Masonic Lodge of Orion. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, carpentry and gardening.

Survivors include
Daughter Patsy (David) Crippen Andover, IL
Son David (Bev Moore) Coulter Swedona, IL
Grandchildren James (Debra) Coulter Silvis, IL
Amy (Scott) Wright Sheffield, IL
Daniel (Jessica) Crippen Andover, IL
Great Grandchildren Hailey Coulter
Tanner Meyer-Wright
Isabelle Wright
Samuel Wright
Graham Crippen
Emily Wright
Brenner Crippen
Sisters Mary Lou Dopler Moline, IL
Jeanie Smith Galesburg, IL
Sisters-in-law Margie Fassett Pittsburg, PA
Alice Coulter Orion, IL
Brother-in-law Lowell Fassett Prescott, AZ

And his dog Champ
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Richard Coulter.

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