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Bud Summers

December 4, 1935 — November 18, 2023

Silvis

Morris Arthur (Bud) Summers, 87, of Silvis, IL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by immediate family on November 18, 2023.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3209 60th St, Moline, IL 61265. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Moline Memorial Park’s Niches directly afterwards.

Bud was born on December 4, 1935, in Beardstown, IL, the only child of Mae (Sapp) and Clarence Summers. He graduated from Wilmington HS in 1953 and later earned an associate degree at Joliet Junior College. He married Kathryn Owens on December 8, 1956, at Assumption Church, Coal City, IL where they made their home and raised three daughters.

Bud worked for the US Army for 35 years, beginning his employment at OAC, Joliet in 1956. The family moved to Eldridge, IA in 1973 when his job transferred to Rock Island Arsenal where Bud served as the chief of the national inventory control point, retiring in 1991.

As the only Cardinals fan in a family of Cubs supporters, Bud loved baseball and especially attending spring training camps. He was an experienced outdoorsman who loved spending time in nature. Bud enjoyed Nascar, fishing, golf and bowling.

Survivors include Kathryn, his devoted and loving wife of 66 years; daughter Kim and son-in-law Vincent O’Brien of Mablethorpe England; daughter Karen Summers of Whiting, NJ; son-in-law Michael Day of Coal Valley, IL; and sister-in-law Nancy Owens of Palatine, IL. Bud was preceded in death by loving daughter Karla Summers Day and his parents Clarence and Mae Summers.

Memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church or to a Local Food Drive.

Memories may be shared online by visiting esterdahl.com.

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Visitation

Thursday, November 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline

3209 60th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline

3209 60th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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