Robert Samuelson


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Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 7:13 pm
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Robert W. Samuelson, 75, of Moline, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Forest Hill Health & Rehab, East Moline.
Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services at this time. Memorials may be made to his family. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert was born on Feb. 19, 1938, in Moline, the son of Willard and Irene Swanson Samuelson. He married Virginia Woolley on Nov. 26, 1961.
He graduated from Moline High School and DeVry Tech. Robert was an electrical design engineer. He worked for Eagle Signal and then Struthers Dunn and Gulf Western. Later he taught at Hamilton Technical College.
Robert attended and was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Moline.
Survivors include his children, Brian Samuelson, Burlington, Iowa, Leann Samuelson, East Moline, and John Samuelson, Moline; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Caryl.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 



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