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“My prayers and sincere sympathy to Mike's family. Mike will be missed by many people and remembered always. Behave yourself after you get up there...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Janet Pasturczak - East Moline, IL

“Martha, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. Elaine & Hank ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Elaine Rumler - Salome, AZ

“Dave and Rose, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Our prayers are with you. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Dick and Brenda Hipskind - IL

“Will never forget the time at Greenbriar, Benders and O'Meila's, bartending for Mike. He never forgot anything. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Donna Ehlers - Moline, IL

Marlin "Mike" R. Durham, 79, of East Moline, IL, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at his home.

In accordance with his wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens at a later date. A celebration of his life will be held at 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Moline Viking Club. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, Moline Viking Club's Scholarship fund, or St. Jude. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mike was born on May 12, 1933, in Davenport, IA, the son of Russell and Ella Durham. He retired from John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, IL, in 1985 as a Plant Engineer. After retirement he worked as a contract engineer for Tech Staff, Davenport, IA. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Mike was an avid golfer and bowler and excelled at both sports.

Survivors include
Wife Martha Durham
Children Mike Durham Davenport, IA
Kathy (Steve) Webster Blue Grass, IA
David (Rose) Durham Rock Island, IL
Jerry (Janelle) Durham Robinson, IL
Cindee (Frank) Huffer Silvis, IL
15 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren
Sisters Ila Hennessey Davenport, IA
Arlene (Eddie) Jennings Davenport, IA
Many Nieces and Nephews

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna (Ralph) Thelen; and grandson, Keith Tumosa.

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