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John "Dave" Gould

July 10, 1928 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 91)
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John David “Dave” Gould, 91 of rural Orion, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Beulah Presbyterian Church rural Orion.  Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., 1301 4th Street, Orion.  Burial will be at Beulah Cemetery – Rural Township where military honors will be conducted by Orion American Legion Post #255.  Memorials may be made to the Church.

Dave was born on July 10, 1928 in Moline the son of Joe and Norma Hiatt Gould.  He married Mary Kammerman on October 22, 1949 at Beulah Presbyterian Church.  She preceded him in death on October 5, 2012.

Dave was a United States Marine Corps veteran, and was a member of the Orion American Legion Post #255.  He was a general contractor and owner operator of Dave Gould Construction for almost 50 years retiring in 2005.  In his younger years Dave enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Later in life you could find him mowing his grass or down the lane mowing for the neighbors.  He was a longtime member of Beulah Presbyterian Church.  His true passion was woodworking; it was through this that he could share Christ and let his creative pieces reflect Christian woodcraft.  Above all was his love for his family.

Children, David Chris (Ruth) Gould, Mitch (Rev. Collette) Gould, and Gavin (Dorothy) Gould; Grandchildren, Tim Gould, Michele (Eric) Young, Kendra (Ryan) Connelly, Joseph Gould, and Amanda Gould; 15 Great Grandchildren; Step Grandsons, Andrew (Sara) Burger, Nate Cosner; Sisters, Margaret Wilhouse and Joan “Joni” (Harvey) Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Richard and daughter-in-law, Connie.

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