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George A. Hultgren

February 22, 1933 — July 7, 2017

George A. Hultgren, 84, of Oquawka, IL died at 11:35 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, Galesburg.

George was born February 22, 1933 in Chicago, IL the son of Eugene Arthur and Ebba Alvera (Elmborg) Hultgren. He was raised and educated in Burlington, IA.

George served with the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.

He was in the flooring and carpet business for over 20 years and the owner of Hultgren House of Carpet in Oquawka where he sold and installed carpet and flooring.

George loved to sing and play the guitar his entire life, including performances at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville before entering into his military service. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting for Morrell mushrooms and cruising country roads.

Survivors include his daughter, Joni Alecock of Oquawka, IL, Lori (Jim) Thornton of Chillicothe, IL, Julie John and Lanie Hultgren both of Oquawka, IL; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; his sister, Anita Eads of Rockford, IL and special nephew, Gary Eads of Stillman Valley, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Erland Hultgren and one sister, Phyllis Hultgren.

Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. McGuire and Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the George Hultgren Memorial Fund c/o McGuire & Davies Funeral Home Box 444, Monmouth IL 61462.

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