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John "Pete" E. Kerres

February 27, 1932 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 90)


John “Pete” E. Kerres, 90, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 at Silver Cross, in Rock Island.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Avenue Rock Island. For those unable to attend in person, Pete’s service will be livestreamed and viewable at Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Moline Church of Christ (4800 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265) where he was a member.

Pete was born February 27, 1932 in Rock Island, Illinois, to Morris and Beatrice (Branner) Kerres. He married Elizabeth Ingram on February 2, 1952. Pete worked as an Industrial Chrome Plater for Electro-Coatings Inc. for 43 years, retiring in 1994. He worked for both the Rock Island and Cedar Rapids, Iowa locations.

Pete loved time spent with friends and family and always made everyone feel welcome. He never missed attending and cheering for his kids and grandkids in the sports they participated in. He especially loved traveling with his brother and their wives (who were sisters). Kerres brothers marrying Ingram sisters resulted in a smaller family and many, many jokes!

Pete also enjoyed fishing, Peanut M&M’s and brown licorice.

John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Kerres, Rock Island; children, Ron (Luann) Kerres, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Donna Kerres, Moline, Lynn (Tammy) Kerres, Taylor Ridge, and Steve (Tina) Kerres, Rock Island; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert “Bob” Kerres; and sister-in-law Ruth Kerres.

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May 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Funeral Service
May 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Video is available for this event


Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline

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