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“Karyn, we are very sorry to learn that you lost your husband. We hope that you will be alright. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: John and Miriam Keat - Huntsville, AL

“Marc sorry to hear on your loss! Prayers out to your family! God Bless ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Pedro Navarro - East Dubuque, IL

“To Karyn,Todd, Marc and the families:Our love and prayers are with you all. Bill was a strong man and fought to the end. We will miss our...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Al and Bette VanTieghem - FL

“Karyn, we are so sorry for your loss, it was always such a pleasure when you & Bill came shopping at the store, you both were more like friends than...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jack, Nancy & Don (Taffy's) - FL

“Wishing we could be there; you all mean so much to us and we are sad with you for the loss of an incredible man. We also celebrate his wonderful...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Verna and ConnieYoder - Sarasota, FL

“Dear Todd, Marc and family I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting your father 32 yeras ago when I started working for the Arc........he was always...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy Barnard - Bettendorf, IA

“Condolences to Bill's family. The loss of a classmate is always heartbreaking. Not only were we high school friends, but Bill worked for my Dad in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Lagerblade

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Nickerson - Erie, IL

“Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light Shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Zabloudil - Moline, IL

“Hey Guys thinking about y,all and hoping Bill is sittin with Jesus right now laughin about this life on earth and feeling great to be Home....Prayin...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Andrew Green - Hortense, GA

“Karyn and Family, Knowing Bill and the family for so long. We have so many memories to remember. I just glad we do have the memories. My thoughts...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Ehlers - Moline, IL

“Kara, Todd and kids,I am thinking of you now, as I have over the past year. Faith.When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy Keller

William Richard Hurst, 76, of Moline, IL, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2900 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, Moline, or to the National Kidney Foundation of IL.

William was born on February 25, 1936 in Rock Island, IL, the son of James "Bud" H. and Florence C. (Nelson) Hurst. He married Karyn Powell on February 27, 1965 in East Moline. William graduated from Moline High School in 1954 and later attended Moline Community College. He was an Army Veteran having served at Ft. Niagara Army Missile Base. William was an active member in Calvary Lutheran Church serving on many committees. He worked as a Corporate Executive in Manufacturing. In 1965 he started Rock Island Packaging, followed by B&D Pallet, Hurst Manufacturing, Eco Pak, Celebrate, Movie Store, Creative Packaging, and All Corr Specialties. He was in Partnership with Mr. Quick and Holiday Inn Express as well as Matcon, Roox, R. I. Pallet & Lumber, Porkie's, and R.I. Display. He employed clients of the Opportunity Center (ARC). William loved spending winters in Bradenton and was a life member at Oakwood Country Club. He was a current member at Tara Golf & CC Bradenton. William attended Living Lord Lutheran Church in Florida. He sponsored and traveled with his family to girls ASA RIPCO Softball Teams and played softball in his early years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing with his buddies, traveling, entertainment, and dining. Most of all he loved spending time spending time with his family. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, and friend to many. He was a Christian, a positive thinker, motivator, and fighter till the end.

Survivors include
Wife Karyn Hurst Moline, IL
Sons Todd (Kara) Hurst Sherrard, IL
Marc (Andrea) Hurst Bettendorf, IA
Grandchildren Nickolas, Katlyn, Ella, Rylan, Peyton, Dalton, and Benjamin
Brother Robert Hurst Waterford, NY
Mother-in-law Adrienne Powell East Moline, IL
Many wonderful nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sisters, Sharon and Beverly; and beloved dog, Abbey.

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