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Ricardo Morales

December 30, 1977 — January 27, 2022

Ricardo Morales, 44, of Bettendorf, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, January 31, 2022, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Ricardo was born on December 30, 1977, in Silvis, Illinois, the son of Felipe and Maria (Zepeda) Morales. He owned RM Construction. He founded an interpretive agency and introduced video remote interpreting to major hospitals in the Quad Cities. He loved his community and was a very well-respected leader.

Survivors include his children, Nancy and Jose Morales; parents; siblings, Jose (Sherry) Morales, Lupe (Carlos) Salsido, Elizabeth (Ben) Mejia, and brother-in-law, Juan Gonzalez, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Felipe Morales and Sandra Gonzalez; grandparents, Miguel Morales and Maria Lopez, and Jose & Ester Hernandez Zepeda.

Memories may be shared online by visiting esterdahl.com.

Ricardo Morales, de 44 años, de Bettendorf, falleció el Jueves 27 de Enero de 2022 en su casa.

Los servicios funerarios se llevarán a cabo a las 10 a. m. del lunes 31 de Enero de 2022 en Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. El velorio será de 1 a 4 p. m., el Domingo, en la funeraria. El entierro será en Moline Memorial Park. Se pueden hacer memoriales a Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Ricardo nació el 30 de Diciembre de 1977 en Silvis, Illinois, hijo de Felipe y María (Zepeda) Morales. Era dueño de RM Construction. Fundó una agencia de interpretación e introdujo la interpretación remota por video en los principales hospitales de Quad Cities. Amaba a su comunidad y era un líder muy respetado.

Los sobrevivientes incluyen a sus hijos, Nancy y José Morales; padres; hermanos, Jose (Sherry) Morales, Lupe (Carlos) Salsido, Elizabeth (Ben) Mejia, y cuñado, Juan Gonzalez, y muchas sobrinas y sobrinos.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus hermanos, Felipe Morales y Sandra González; abuelos, Miguel Morales y María López, y José y Ester Hernández Zepeda.

Los recuerdos se pueden compartir en línea visitando esterdahl.com.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.

6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am

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6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265

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