Moline Memories - MHS 66 Friends

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rest in Peace - Our Good Friend at Coolidge - Jerry Cosner


Gerald" Jerry" W. Cosner

August 11, 1948 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 73)
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Gerald “Jerry” W. Cosner, 73, of Moline, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline.  Visitation will be from 4pm–7pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the funeral home.  Burial and military honors will be at Greenview Memorial Garden, East Moline.

Jerry was born on August 11, 1948, in Moline, to Warren and Helen Cosner. He married Diane Wilson on September 22, 1979, in Moline, IL. He was a graduate of Moline High School “Class of 66” and a Navy Vietnam Veteran. He was a long-time member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island. He took great pride in owning and operating the family business, Cosner’s Friendly Service, with his father and sons. He later worked for Export Packaging until his retirement.

Jerry was known for his natural quick wit, making people laugh, and keeping an immaculate yard. He enjoyed bowling, golf, trips with his golf buddies, but above all else spending time with his precious family. Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife, Diane; children, Greg (Donetta), Dan (Thera), and Shelly; his sisters, Sue and Kay; and his eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memories may be shared online by visiting the tribute wall.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald"Jerry" W Cosner, please visit our floral store.


October 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thank You - Moliners - For Welcoming Christina Ellenberger Jackson

My wife Christina always enjoyed going to Moline reunions. Her high school was closed in South Bend. 

She was welcomed by everyone from MHS. Kris Streed was very helpful in regards to cancer treatments. Christina and Jorja Hepner Beert had a great time talking. Jorja wrote to me, "SO wish I could have  hugged  her   one more  time ! it  was   the first hug  she gave me  that  calmed me  and  gave  me  strength.   THAT day (  first day met her in person) will  stay with me  always .."

We were asked to dinner with Linda Nelson Pearson and her late husband Dave.

We had a personal tour of Perryville (LCMS' Holy Land) with Mayor Debbie Mitchell Gahan.

Ranger Bob says, "Live every day like it's your last day on earth."

When Larry Easter visited us in Phoenix, we did not realize it was the last time we would see him.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Rest in Peace - Christina Jackson - Always at Home with MHS 66


This recent screen grab is a good indication of Christina's joy in life. She was glad to have the service broadcast to our room, but she especially enjoyed popping in for a surprise. 

Our chapel is little more than "a spare room in a rented house," but that has never limited the Means of Grace, the efficacious Word. A neighbor left paganism and became a Christian through Christina. The lady demanded "her pastor and his wife" at the hospital.

Heritage Funeral Home

1591 S. 48th Street

Springdale, AR 72762 


Pastor James Shrader will preach the sermon at Heritage Funeral Home and Zach Engleman will assist in the service. Chris Shrader will lead the music.

Visiting Time will be at 9 AM on Saturday, August 28th

The funeral will be at 10 AM. The service will be video recorded and broadcast afterwards. We will have the file for use on this blog.

Interment will follow at the Elm Springs Cemetery, which Christina picked out when we were making frequent trips to the college.

Lunch will follow at a local restaurant.

Other Details

Memorial gifts may be given to the Bethany Lutheran Church KJV Bible fund (for distributing books about correct text analysis and precise translations). The mailing address is 1104 Letha Drive, Springdale, AR, 72762. The church also has a PayPal account and non-profit status.

Gifts may also be given to Circle of Life Hospice. 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712.

We have five motel rooms (two taken) reserved and paid for, so phone if you need a place to stay. The parsonage is booked.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Mary Parsons (MHS 66) - "We love someone rare!"

 Aaron is the grandson of Mary Parsons Caisley. He has two brothers.


"Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a genetic condition present at birth. It's characterized by numerous physical, intellectual and behavioral differences. Children with CdLS usually have low birth weight, are smaller in size and height and have a smaller head circumference (microcephaly)."

There are many more special conditions in children than we can imagine. Rare conditions give us insights about the complexity of God's Creation.

Golden Wedding Anniversary