Robert Charles Esterlein, 92, of East Moline passed away January 9, 2021 at Aspen Rehab and Health Care in Silvis.
Services will be private. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneseo.
Robert was born December 15, 1928 in Chicago, IL the son of Walter and Cora Esterlein. He married Lois Gerlock January 20, 1961 in Moline. He worked as a tool and gauge inspector for John Deere, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working.
Survivors include his wife Lois; children Janet Maurer and Daniel (Debra) Esterlein; grandchildren Kevin Maurer, Elizabeth Boeke, Nikki Jones, Samantha (Christopher) Gutierrez, Cora (Bryan) Short, Daniel Robert Esterlein, Logan Keith Esterlein, and Laney Esterlein; great grandchildren Kylie Boeke, Chandler, Chelsea, and Chase Jones, Alejandro and Isabel Gutierrez, and Avalynna, Xavier, and Landyn Short.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.