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John 'Jay' Bekker

John “Jay” Bekker, 51, of Moline, died Thursday (Dec. 21, 2017), in Moline.

His funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave, Moline. Visitation will be an hour prior at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

Jay was born April 8, 1966, in Chicago, the son of Jerome M. Bekker and Barbara J. Mizicko. He married Laurie Hayes on Nov. 19, 1988, in Bloomington. They later divorced. Jay last worked at Home Depot in Davenport, Iowa. His family was very important to him and he was very proud to be Grumps to his granddaughter, Stella.

Survivors include his son, Jonathon Bekker, Greencastle, Ind.; daughter, Ivy (Cody) Shoultz, Davenport, Iowa; parents, Jerome and Barbara, Mokena; granddaughter, Stella; brothers, Jeb (Christa) Bekker, Canton, Mich., and Brad Bekker, Mokena; sister, Barbara (Helen Bowen) Flassig, Stover, Mo.; many nieces and nephews; and the mother of his children, Laurie Hayes, Bloomington.

Memories may be shared by visiting esterdahl.com.

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