Harold Monson Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 9:11 am
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Harold Monson, 301 North 2nd Ave., New Windsor, will be honored at an open house on Feb. 2, 2013, at River House, Moline, in observance of his 80th birthday.
Mr. Monson was born Feb. 1, 1933. He married Beverly McCready, New Windsor, on July 6, 1953, at Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor.
His children are Debbie (Jim) Gerdes, Moline; Joyce (Floyd) Utz, New Windsor; Greg (Krista) Monson, Moline; Kim (Rock) Monson Edell, East Moline; and Scott (Kelly) Monson, Sherrard. He has seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one on the way.
He was employed as an assembler at the former John Deere Plow and Planter in Moline, retiring in December 1993. He is a lifelong member of Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor.












 



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