James Mack Keleher, 76, of Orion, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. A celebration of life funeral service was held Thursday, July 19, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home?Ltd., Orion. Burial was in Western Township Cemetery, Orion.
He was born on July 12, 1936, in Moline, the son of Harold and Maxine (Radue) Keleher. He married Marlene Ristau on June 12, 1955, in Coal Valley. He was employed as a machinist at John Deere Harvester Works for 31 years, retiring in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Keleher; daughters and spouses, Kay and Larry Manecke of Moline, Kim and David Sievers of Orion, Kelly and Dale Harmon of Moline and Kathy and?Randy Heiar of Milan; grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Clare Manecke, Brian and Sarah Manecke, Megan Manecke, Kyle Harmon, Alyssa Harmon, Abigail Heiar, Camille Heiar, Todd Sievers and Shea Sievers; great grandchildren, Luke, Jonathan, Mara and Rachel; brothers and spouse, Robert and Susan Keleher and Patrick Keleher; and sisters and spouse, Mickey and Roger Woodley and Beverly Nunn. He was preceded in death by his parents.