Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alternatives for Older Adults.
John was born on March 1, 1923, in Bushnell, Ill., the son of Leroy and Mary Strong Armel. He married Elizabeth Mae Mockmore on June 27, 1977, in Freeport, Ill. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2011.
John worked for Herman-Nelson, which later became American Air Filter, for 38 years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed walking at the mall and eating at Bishop's.
Survivors include his children, Mary (Mal) Norwood, Jon (Kim) Armel; daughter-in-law, Patricia Spiegel; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Margie Siens.
He was preceded in death by his wife; stepson, James R. Spiegel; and a great-grandson, Andrew Mills.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hope Creek for their care and support. He truly held a special place in his heart for them.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.
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