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David G. Harker
David G. Harker
November 21, 1984 - September 29, 2013
Rock Island, Illinois

Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 Friday October 04, 2013 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9:00 a.m. Saturday October 05, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 24th St. & 31st Ave., Rock Island, Ill.
Vigil Service: Rosary 3:00 p.m. Friday October 04, 2013 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.
Interment: Saturday October 05, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.

David G. Harker, 28, of Rock Island, died Sunday, September 29th, 2013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the David Harker Fund at Deere Harvester Credit Union (DHCU).

David was born Nov. 21, 1984 in Moline, a son of Dennis and Alicia Rea Harker. He married Kadie M. Ryan on June 28, 2008 in Rock Island.

David attended Rockridge Schools and graduated from Rock Island High School in 2003. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Western Illinois University. He had worked as an EKG technician at Trinity and Genesis Medical Centers and was currently a material coordinator at Deere Harvester, East Moline.

He loved playing soccer and had played since he was 5 years old. David had been a member of the Rock Island High School soccer team and was currently playing on the Make It Rain team in the Davenport Soccer League. He had also coached soccer with the Rock Island Park Board soccer program and was assisting with his sonís team in the Rock Island Futbol Club. David also participated in several Music Guild productions including, Big River and Jesus Christ Superstar. Although David had a keen interest in soccer, his greatest love was for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Kadie; children, Ryan and Dorothy; parents, Dennis and Alicia, of Rock Island; grandmother, Maria Rea, East Moline; sister, Christina (Steve) Kratzberg, Coal Valley; brothers, Jim (Michelle) Harker, Milan and John Harker, Rock Island; mother-in-law, Ruth Ryan, Rock Island; father-in-law, Robert Ryan, Keithsburg; sisters-in-law, Lindsey (Michael) Weissman, Phoenix, Ariz., Margaret Ryan, Denver, Colo., Francis Ryan (Seve), Noble, Okla., Kym (Kyle) Bair, Moline; brother-in-law, Michael Pohlmann, Tucson Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews including his god-daughter, Katira Kratzberg.

Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.



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My heart is very sad for all of David's family. He was always a very sweet guy with a great smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with his famiy especially his wife and children. Rest in peace David.
-- Abbie Metz

My heartfelt sympathies to everyone. I am praying for healing for all of you. Your whole family is loved by so many.
-- Tricia (Geiger) Temple

I'm sorry to hear of David's passing. I know God is hugging him tightly now, as they watch down on David's family and friends. Peace be with you all.
-- A friend

I'm so sorry for your lost Harker family. David will be truly missed by a lot. I know this is going to be a hard road to travel down but remember that David will be watching down on your to guide you through it. You will have your though times and you will cry. But just remember all the happy memories and it will all work out. You will get through. Not a day will go by that you wont be remembered David. R.I.P David Harker!!!!
-- Sheena Hernandez

Words can't descibe how sorry I am for your loss. David was such a sweet person...the true meaning of a kind soul. Please know that I will keep all of his family in my prayers for many years to come...I will never forget him. Till we meet again!
-- Miranda Marshall

My thoughts and prayers goes out to Davids family and friends.
-- Sarah

Sorry for your loss.. Prayers for the Family...
-- Tisha Edwards

This is devastating news, I couldn't be more sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this rough time. Much love!
-- Rebecca Harl

Dear Harker family, my prayer for you is that Gods peace will rule over you, His peace that surpasses all human understanding. You are deeply loved. In His love, Joe,Denise &Joseph Cross
-- Denise Cross

David will be missed, on and off the soccer field, as well as at work. He was a great person to be around, and the loss is truly ours.

May God Bless David's family during this difficult time.
-- Simon Manser

i am so sorry it ended this way i did not know u but from what i hear you was a gr8 guy.thoughts and prayers for ur family rest in peace david harker!
-- buddy lemaster

My DEEPEST SYMPATHY to all of Daves family and friends,esp his parents, wife and children.There are no words to truly express the tremendous pain and loss of Dave you all are feeling,but know that there are sooo many people who are praying for God to help you all get through this very tragic ending for Dave.He was such an all around good guy, always had a big smile on his face and this saddens me deeply.Prayers and Thoughts are with you all!!Stay strong!!
-- Cindy Downing

My heartfelt condolonces. Wish I could be there in person. All my love to Kadie, Dorothy and Ryan.
-- Ute Rowley

I worked directly with David while he was employed at XPAC. Very hard and dedicated worker and a nice young man. My deepest sympathy to the entire famiy for such a tragic loss.
-- JUDY HUTCHISON

My Condolensces To the Harker family Dave truly will be missed by all that knew or met him, he was a great person that i knew at work, he was a great person that i knew and i will truly miss him,God be with him and his family always as we all deal with his passing
-- Allen Boisvert

Kadie, Mr. and Mrs. Harker and the rest of the Harker family. Words cannot express to you my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly. I pray that God is able to bring you healing during this difficult time.
-- Jill Springsteen

My thoughts and prayers are with the Harker family during this difficult time. David was one of a kind. I remember in high school when the soccer team would get "upset" with us marching band members about marching on their practice field. David was a good sport about that, especially when we accidentally gouged a hole in the field my sophomore year. David was a very special gentleman, and God called him away from us too soon. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


-- Dawn Coon

Sending heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.

"May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."

I hadn't seen David since high school but will always remember him as a very kind person who always had a big smile on his face. Rest in peace Dave, you will be missed.


-- Ashley Powell

My sincere condolences and prayers in this time of grief, go out to David's Family. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow. I remember David and his father Dennis as some of my favorite customers at my insurance agency. God Bless
-- Maralee Hendricks

Most heartfelt sympathy and my prayers be with you. David was a wonderful co worker and friend. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Penny Bass
-- Penny Bass

Let there be memories--fond recollections of special occasions and everyday things. Let your heart start on its journey to healing by feeling the comfort remembering brings. Let there be memories--pictures, mementos,and favorite stories both funny and sad. Let your mind wander the paths of remembrance, reliving the joys and the good times you've had. Let there be memories--signs that our loved ones remain near in spirit long after they're gone...tender, surprising, heartwarming, and welcome--sweet proof of the promise that love will live on. May warm memories surround you and bring you comfort. With Deepest Sympathy, Sandie, Bill, Margaret, Rob, and Will Morris
-- Sandie Morris

I know that God will be with you today as your hearts are broken. I know we searched for David, hoping for the best but God chose to take him home. If you ever need to talk, you have our emails. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as we are unable to be there in person as duty calls.
-- Dale Kistner, Moline Fire Department 2nd Alarmers

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of David Harker. The Harker Family were great neighbors to us, and I even had the great opportunity to work with both father and son. God Bless You.
-- Kim and Terry Paustian

I will keep my memory of David as the guy who came into work everyday(when he was at genesis)with a big grin and a positive attitude. He always made everyone smile and happy. My heart is hurting knowing he is not among us anymore, but I know without a doubt he will live forever in our memories. Prayers to his whole family and to anyone whose life he touched.
-- James Kundert.

I did not know Dave. I just want to say he's with God. He has no pain now.Prayers are with the family. May God bless you all. God is looking down and so is Dave. God bless all.
-- A friend

Dennis and Alicia, and family. So sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Heaven received an angel.
-- Holly Langill

Your family will be kept in our thoughts and prayers.-The Brownings
-- The Brownings

My deepest sympathy goes out to David and his family. I was just starting to get to know Dave working 3rd shift at Harvester Works. Dave was a great co-worker and always had a positive attitude. Praying for his family during this difficult time. May God bless you all.
-- Luke Lasack

Sorry to hear of your loss.Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- The Daniel Rasso Family

Prayers and deepest sympathy to the Harker family. David will be in the hearts of all and deeply missed. So very sorry for your loss may he rest in peace now.
-- Robert and Jenny Stegall (parents of Matt Stegall)

Dear Dennis, Alicia and Kadi, You and all of your family have been in our thoughts and prayers throughout this tragic event. We are truly sorry for your loss and greatly moved by the love, compassion and care you have shown for all who helped you. We will continue to pray for you
-- Alexa and Eric Ritterhoff

I worked with Dave in EKG department at Trinity. I consider it an honor to have worked with him and known him. He was always cheerful and a hard worker. He was so proud of Ryan and Dorothy. I missed talking to him after he left Trinity and miss him even more now. He truly was one of the good guys!
-- Debbie Doss

Harker even played a soccer tournament game after throwing up behind the goal. He said, "Don't tell my parents, I still want to play." He played the game with a smile on his face and a love of the game in his heart. Coach
-- Coach

My prayers go out for you and all of your family.I'm sorry for your loss.
-- Cutina Davenport

Don,my condolences to you and your family with the loss of your father, Billy. I haven't met your brothers but you sure bear a strong familial likeness to your father. Based on his obituary, it appears as if your father had a very rich, and fulfilling life and I am sure his presence in your life will be greatly missed.
-- Gary Larson, Ely MN

To the entire Harker family im so sorry for your loss. You all are in my families prayers. Our prayer is through your faith and all the prayers that you some how are comforted in his memory. Ryan keep being strong.
-- Aaliyah Jackson

for family and friends of Sister Lucy Beres: I have many memories of Sister Lucy as part of the AAUW Book Discussion Group.She was always interested in each member and the books we were reading. I have fond memories of our meetings at The Villa. My husband and I visited her and Sister Miriam in St Louis twice and remember their gracious hospitality.
-- Ann Beckman

Will miss George Reed/remember the cousins lunches with him.
-- Mr and Mrs Courtney Cook

Sorry for your loss.love Elizabeth schaefer,Rebecca,Elliott,Julissia,Mya,Lizzale
-- Elizabeth Schaefer

Our dear friends Chuck and Paul, our hearts are broken with the passing of Sandy. She represented the best of us all, and gave so much to all whose lives she touched. She truly made a difference in this world, which is what we are all here to do. Her ever present smile, happy glow, warm and caring personality, would light up one's day. We feel blessed to have had her in our lives and will always treasure our memories of her.
-- Bill and Carol Greathouse

our. Sincere condolences to you Steve and David for the loss of your father and uncle. He will be greatly missed.
-- Jo Ann & Italo Milani

sorry for the loss of your brother.
-- bob & sharon lester

Don, Mom and I just learned of your loss. We both will always have many happy memories of you and Mary. Our sincere condolences. Bill and Geleene Peck
-- Bill Peck