Chip graduated from Moline High School in 1994, and finished school at Mid-American College of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky. Chip and his wife Lora, have two children. Chip is a member of Moline Rotary and the Orion Lions Club. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer as well as a certified crematory operator. In April of 2011 he became a co-owner and partner.
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Bart graduated from Moline High School in 1999 and later attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. He graduated from Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science in 2003. Currently he a member of the Quad City Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. Bart, his wife, Jamie, and their children, Ben, Caroline, and Cooper, are members of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer as well as a certified crematory operator. In April of 2011, Bart became a co-owner and partner.
Mary Ann is a 1965 graduate of Alleman High School, and worked at Blackhawk College before becoming a stay-at-home mother for 23 years. Upon the death of her husband, Phil, in 1998, she became owner of the funeral home until 2011. She still assists with visitations and funerals. Mary Ann is the mother of three children, and grandmother of 5. She is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline, where she remains quite active; she also sits on the Salvation Army Board.
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Sandy, an Edgington native, graduated from Rockridge High School and attended Blackhawk College. She is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Skokie, IL. Sandy has been an associate of the funeral home since 1979, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer
Jamie is a 2001 graduate of Rockridge High School and a 2003 graduate of Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science. She and her husband, Bart, are members of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, and have three children, a son, Ben, and their twins, Caroline and Cooper. Jamie is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
Luke graduated from Alleman High School in 1992. He is also a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Luke started as an associate of Esterdahl Mortuary in 1996 before relocating to another area. He resumed his position with the firm after returning to the community in 2008. Luke is married to Stacy Appleman-Steen and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer as well as a certified crematory operator.
Judi, a Rock Island native, is a 1968 graduate of Alleman High School and a 1972 graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. She joined the staff of Esterdahl in 2002 as a secretary. Prior to her position at Esterdahl, Judi was an associate of D.G. Horan in Davenport. She is an avid Duke fan and is the proud aunt of her two nieces and two nephews.
Larry Anderson is a life-long resident of Orion. He is a 1964 graduate of Orion High School. Prior to joining the staff of the funeral home in 1999, he was an associate in the accounting department at Deere and Co. Larry stays active serving as Fire Chief of the Orion Volunteer Fire Department, president of the Orion Sportsmen’s Club and the Orion Lions Club, where he is past president. Larry is married with two sons and three grandchildren.
Bob is a native of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy having served on the Aircraft Carrier, USS Leyte, and was later employed by the U.S. Government, stationed with the Rock Island Arsenal. After retiring in 1975,Bob joined the Esterdahl staff. Today, he continues to help with the day-to-day operations of the funeral home.
Ron graduated from Moline High School in 1961 and received his bachelor degree from Western Illinois University and Master’s Degree from University of Illinois. Ron and his wife, Linda were married in 1968 they have three children and seven grandchildren. Ron started teaching school in Alton, Illinois in 1965 and moved to Moline High School teaching from 1966 until 1999, retiring as Co-Op Coordinator. During that time he taught part-time at Black Hawk College and Scott Community College and worked with International Harvester and other local companies. Ron is very involved with many civic and fraternal organizations including; Moline Second Alarmers, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, church council member and the Rock Island Moose. Ron and his wife Linda enjoy boating and camping as well as spending time with their children and grandchildren. Ron started with Esterdahl working part-time in 2002.
Shirley Smith is a resident of Moline and is a graduate of Alleman High School. She continued her education at Marycrest College and Concordia College in River Forest, IL in the areas of Sociology and Music. She was a music teacher and presently is a private piano instructor and organist and choir director at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island, and an organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Coal Valley. Shirley has been a life-long resident of the Quad Cities. She is married to Michael and has two grown sons, Jeff and Andy.
Brad attended Black Hawk College and was later self employed at his family grocery store for 15 years. After that he worked at Pizza Hut for 27 years retiring as a Store Manager. Brad began working at Esterdahl Mortuary in October of 2012. He and his wife, Barbara, are currently living in rural Coal Valley.
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Greg attended Orion schools and graduated from Sherrard High School in 1979. He graduated from Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science in 1997. Greg and his wife, Jeanie, currently live in rural Sherrard and are members of Swedona Lutheran Church. Greg is active with the Knox County Relay for Life, and is currently on the relay task force for the American Cancer Society. Greg is the proud father of daughter, Mollee, and son in law, Michael. Greg worked at Esterdahl’s leaving in 1999, and is returning as a licensed funeral director and embalmer.