Giles Gene Harker

August 10, 1956January 23, 2022
Obituary of Giles Gene Harker
GLASFORD ~ Giles Gene Harker, 65, of Glasford, passed away at 12:18 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2022 at UnityPoint Health - Methodist in Peoria. Giles was born August 10, 1956 in Moline to Fred John and Helen (Wise) Harker Jr.. His parents and one sister, RuthAnn Harker, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Pam (Denny) Stroh of Bluegrass, Iowa and Julie (Jeff) Moon of Urbandale, Iowa; two brothers, Thomas (Beverly) Harker of Hampton and John (Shannon) Harker of Glasford; many nieces and nephews; and a beloved dog, Buddy. Giles worked for Fabri-Glass Inc. for 34 years. He loved fishing, hunting and traveling to Minnesota. He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed working with his hands. A gathering celebrating Giles’ life will be held at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Pekin. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois, 60601. To express condolences online, visit

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