Melvin Landuyt Connie Landuyt


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Melvin L. Landuyt, 74, of Lynn Center, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Orion. His wife, Connie S. Landuyt, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
Funeral services for the couple will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline.
Visitation for Melvin and Connie will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home where casual attire will be welcomed. They will be buried together at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to their family for a fund to be established.
Melvin was born on Jan. 27, 1938, in Moline, the son of Fred and Vera Anderson Landuyt. He worked for Johnson Sheet Metal and later developed Valley Company Heating & Air in Osco.
Connie was born on Aug. 18, 1939, in Morrison, the daughter of Warren and Helen (Brown) Knox. She began working as a hairdresser. Later, she and Melvin owned and operated Ceramics Unlimited in Woodhull. She then worked at JoAnn Fabrics in Galesburg.
Melvin and Connie married on June 14, 1958, in East Moline.
He enjoyed watching football, basketball and NASCAR, and she liked to spend time quilting, sewing and shopping. Together they were members of the Geneseo Moose Club and enjoyed golfing, rolle bolle and spending an evening out at the casino.
Survivors include daughters, Lori (Brian) Larson, Andover, Tammy (Russ) Woodley, Orion, and Kim Stiles, Orion; nine grandchildren, Kassie Peterson, Karissa Schoellermann, Paige Perry, Kelsey (Chris) Cooper, Amber Samuelson, Wade Marshall, Breana Larson, Dannielle Stiles and Blayke Stiles; five great-grandchildren, Jayde, Kobe, Quincy, Hayden, Rilynn; stepfather, John Sim, Moline; sister, Sherry (Ralph) McCarty, Bolingbrook, Ill.; nephew, Scott (Cindy) McCarty, Crystal Lake, Ill. They were preceded in death by their parents.
Online condolences may be left for their family by visiting their obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.
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