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Ken Francescon August 24, 1924-March 5, 2018 COAL

August 24, 1924-March 5, 2018

COAL VALLEY — Ken Francescon, 93, of Coal Valley, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at his home.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Ken was born August 24, 1924, in Chicago, the son of Paul L. and Hertha H. (Henningsen) Francescon. He married Margaret Driscoll on January 15, 1960 in Iowa City.

Ken received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa, graduating in 1947. He then obtained his professional engineering certificate. He was a founding partner in Zimmer and Francescon, Inc., in 1950.

He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying his own planes.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; children, Terry (Jane) Francescon, Moline, Kevin Francescon, Wellington, New Zealand, and Dan (Lisa) Francescon, Moline; grandchildren, James (Ashley) Francescon, Jennifer Francescon, Susie (Nefti) Lopez, Sara Francescon and Anna Francescon; and great-grandchildren, Amelia Francescon and Natalie Lopez.

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