|David M. Ehlers|
|November 05, 1954 - August 21, 2010|
|Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2208 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Visitation: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2208 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|David M. Ehlers, 55, of Milan, died Saturday August 21, 2010, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, following a lengthy illness, he courageously fought. |
A memorials service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, is assisting with arrangements.
David was born November 5, 1954, in Rock Island, a son of John “Bud” Ehlers and Betty Ann Pederson Ehlers. He had been married to Sherri Brothers, and later was married Eva Ann Horwedel for a time.
David was a mechanic for many years, working with his father at Ehlers Skelly and Towing, Rock Island.
He loved to fix cars and autobody repair.
His sons and grandchildren were the joy of his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his children and their companions, Curtis Ehlers and Adriene Hall, Rock Island, and Jeffrey Ehlers and Katie Johnson, Milan; grandchildren, Jeremy and Dakota Ehlers; brother (and sister-in-law), John (Kris) Ehlers, Estill Springs, Tenn.; sisters (and brothers-in-law), Nancy (Charles) Guerdet, Edgington, IL, and Pat (Mike) Householder, Moline; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
David is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Eric Edward Ehlers.
Curt, Ade and family
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that this is a very hard time for you, but I hope you take comfort in knowing that he is not suffering anymore. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
-- Nicole Klemme
Uncle Dave, You will be greatly missed,I have the comfort in all the memories I have of the times we lived together, worked together, or just hung out. Your pain is gone,and it is time for you to be with Eric, LOVE JOHNNY
-- John Guerdet
I will miss you my friend!!!
-- Debbie Zuckerman
Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Dave. Jeffy please know we are here for you if you need anything. We are so sorry for your loss.
-- Dave and Kris Horwedel
John, I didn't know your uncle but I know you were close and if he is even half the man you are he was a great person. I know you loved him a lot and will miss him. Just know that he is in a better place with know pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Janeen & Cody
-- Janeen & Cody
Uncle Dave you will never be gone from my heart or memories. Still can hear you laugh as though you were right here with me. Our love will always be with you. All my love is with you both Curt and Jeff.
-- Al Guerdet
Jeff and Curt, I am so sorry for your loss. I once had the privilege of meeting David, and his smile and laugh were so genuine, I wish I could have known him better. I love hearing stories about David from my husband, Al, who has wonderfully fond memories. God Bless you and give you strength at this time. Know our thoughts and our love is with you.
-- Mikki Guerdet
Dave had a big heart and will be missed by so many. Condolences to Curt and Jeff.
-- Amanda and Jeremy