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“Mary Jean, Mike, and Scott. We are sorry for your loss of a wonderfull husband and father. He was also a very good Uncle to me. I have many good...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Dean Ferguson and Family - MO

“So sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was one of my favorite people to golf with. He was a really good guy and a great golfer. Sorry for your...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: James Davison - East Moline, IL

“This wonderful guy with the shy smile and twinkle in his eye will be missed by anyone who knew him. Mary Jean I am so sorry for your loss. Love...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Carole - Colona, IL - friend

“Love you MaryJean ! ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jelena Clement - Houston, TX

“I dont even want to be writing you about Mike, and your great loss, it sadness our hearts to see him go. You were always there for all of us during...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jelena< Joline and Julie - TX

“jMary Jean and family, Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. I hope your happy memories will help you through the sad, lonely days ahead. Thhinking...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Linda and Jim Robinson - IL

“No words can express my love for this man, the best friend anyone could ever have! From as far back as I can remember (1948/49) we were together,...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Clark - Marceline, MO

“I was so sorry to hear about mike i remember all the fun we had with baseball and basketball. Ino that death is handeled different by everybody but...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: george bockhouse - carbon cliff, IL

“Mike introduced me to the game of golf when we were working 2nd shift back in the 1970s, and I have never forgiven him for that. We sure had alot of...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Yordy - Milan, IL

“Mary Jean, you have my deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband and best friend. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Bernie Bowles

“Mary Jean We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. We really missed seeing and working with you both at this years tournament. Please accept...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Darryl and Beth Lokenvitz - IA

“I can't believe I'm writing about Mikes passing. I worked with Mike at John Deere in the 1970s. I started there in 1965 as well. I last worked there...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Peterson - Moline, IL

“I will always remember Mike as a friend, schoolmate, teammate and fellow golfer. His quiet, easy going nature hid a really good athlete. For his size...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Dunkin - Bussey, IA - friend

“Mary Jean, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and friend. I will always remember seeing the two of you taking your nightly walks. ...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Royse - Silvis, IL

“My dearest friend, I ache so much for you regarding the loss of your best friend, Mike. I will always be here for you, but I respect your privacy,...Read More »
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16 of 16 | Posted by: Dee Mitton - Hillsdale, IL

Mike "Fergy" Ferguson, 66, of Silvis, died Friday, July 13, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island, after battling an illness over the past year.

The family has requested privacy in the grieving process. Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Friends who would like to express condolences may send cards to Mary Jean Ferguson, Mike's wife. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. Moline is assisting the family.

Mike was born February 18, 1946, in Moline, IL to Gilbert and Louise Ferguson. He married Mary Jean Spaur in July of 1965 and he began working at John Deere Harvester in East Moline the same year. He worked at John Deere for 36 years and retired in 2001.

His passions in life were golf, the Packers, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and his family. Rarely did he miss an opportunity to play a round of golf. He was fortunate to play many rounds of golf in other states and in December 2011 he fulfilled a dream by playing the world famous links at Pebble Beach. Mike also volunteered each summer to Marshall the 15th tee at the John Deere Classic. Each fall brought back another passion, football. He loved the Packers; however, he was most passionate about the Hawkeye sport programs and especially their football team. He loved his family and wife, Mary Jean, very much.

Those left to celebrate Mike's life are: his best friend and wife, Mary Jean; his two sons, Mike (Francie) and Scott (Amy); grandchildren Greg, Bridgette, Brayden, Jordan, and Cody; his brother Ted; and his golfing buddies at Golfmohr Golf Course and friends throughout the years. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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