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Helen Mary (Schulte) Kerkhoff

October 16, 1937 ~ July 11, 2020 (age 82)


Helen Kerkhoff, 82, of Silvis, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

A mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 17 at Christ The King Catholic Church, Moline. Burial will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.  Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd., 1902-3rd Avenue East Moline.  Public gathering limitations allow for 50 people at a time within the funeral home.  Capacity limits will be monitored and all guest attending visitation or service are to wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Memorials may be made to Christ The King Catholic Church.

Helen Mary Kerkhoff was born October 16, 1937 in Quincy, Illinois; the daughter of Bernard and Margerite A. (Kemner) Schulte.   Helen was one of eleven children and a twin. Helen attended high school at Quincy Notre Dame High School.  She worked as an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance, last working in 1997.  Helen was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church and Curcillo.  She was Eucharist minister for the homebound.  Helen was a great cook and baker.  She enjoyed crocheting for everyone in the family.  Helen loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons,  Kenneth (Lucinda) Kerkhoff, Milan, Tim Kerkhoff, Milan, and Edward (Annette) Kerkhoff, McConnellsburg, PA,  her grandchildren, Kory (Maria) Kerkhoff, Conway, MO, Bonnie (Chris) Emmert, Preemption, IL, and Ashley Kerkhoff, GA, 8 great grandchildren,  her brother, Butch Schulte,  her sisters, Irene Clarkson, Sylvia Collins, Cecelia  Middendorf, all of Quincy IL and Teresa (Dennis) Duesterhasu, Kingman, AZ  multiple nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Tom Kerkhoff, grandson, Scott Kerkhoff and 5 sisters.

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July 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd.
1902 Third Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Mass
July 17, 2020

10:00 AM
Christ the King
3207-60th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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