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Joseph Walker England
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1940
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 2012
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Joseph W. England, 71, Moline, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation is 4-7PM Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Family and close friends will gather at 11 AM Saturday for memorial services. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to the Moline Foundation.

Joe was born June 21, 1940 in Moline, the son of Mary (Walker) and Stanley B. England. He graduated from UTHS, and from the University of Illinois in 1962. He married Mary Jo Richter on October 26, 1963 in LaGrange, IL. Upon completion of school, Mr. England went to work for John Deere and devoted his entire career to the company. He was an avid golfer, playing for the UT Panthers, the Fighting Illini, and the rest of his life for himself. Joe was committed to several community groups including the Moline Foundation and Arrowhead Ranch. Sports and physical activity were important to Joe from playing basketball in high school to hiking in the mountains. He was proud to be an Illini Fan.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Jo, daughters, Katie (Dan) Barber, Memphis, TN, Amy (Wade) Warthen, Littleton, CO, and Sarah England-McCullough, SanDiego, CA, grandchildren, Joseph, Annie, Emily and Will, and his sister Nancy (Owen) Stipp, Colona.
Mr. Joseph England retired in 2000 as Senior Vice President of Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois (a mobile power equipment manufacturer). During his 37 year career with Deere & Company, Mr. England held several senior management positions in the area of finance and accounting, and served on its board of directors. Mr. England serves as a member of the Company's Advisory Committee and is the Chair of its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Winnebago Industries (since 2001). Mr. England earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1962 and is a certified public accountant.

Mr. England has been active in community affairs in the Quad Cities area and has served on numerous civic and human service boards. With his sound and noteworthy professional background and charitable activities, Mr. England brings valuable public company, financial and business management experience and perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. England has extensive knowledge and experience relating to the Company's businesses, which he gained as a result of his over 24 years of service on the Board. Joseph W. England has determined that he will retire from service of the Board when his current term expires at the Annual Meeting on May 16, 2012.

Forbes Magazine
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: He requested his ashes be scattered at several of his favorite places.
Created by: Neil Loftiss
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91574020
Joseph Walker England
Added by: Neil Loftiss
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Rest in Peace.
- Neil
 Added: Jun. 8, 2012

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