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Theodore A. Nocella

April 7, 1951 — February 24, 2020

Theodore A. Nocella, 68, of Moline, Illinois, died Monday, February 24, 2020, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.

A hospitality gathering with hors d’oeuvres will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Cremation will take place prior to services at Trimble Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established in Ted’s memory.

Theodore Alan Nocella was born April 7, 1951, in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Anthony “Tony” and Lee (Trulock) Nocella. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1969 and Illinois State University in 1975. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Strader, on December 29, 1973, in Galesburg.

Ted worked as a manager in the trucking industry for many years. After retiring, he enjoyed working as a shuttle bus driver for UnityPoint Health.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a daughter, Sarah Nocella Paxton of Rock Island; a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore and Melissa Nocella of Wheaton, Illinois; his pride and joy, grandson Noah Paxton; a brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Shirley Nocella of Palatine, Illinois, and their son, Michael (Tina) Nocella; an uncle, Ted (Marilyn) Trulock of Dixon, Illinois; his in-laws, Richard and Phyllis Strader of Wataga, Illinois; and many other nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends, and cousins, including a special cousin, Bonnie Flynn of Palm Desert, California. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Service Schedule

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Hospitality Gathering

Friday, February 28, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Horizon Room at Trimble Pointe (Upper Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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