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Michael Blaine File

Michael Blaine File

April 15, 1942-July 18, 2019

GENESEO, IL-Michael Blaine File, 77, of Geneseo, IL, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home due to a mowing accident. Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Tuesday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be at a later date in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever, the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Waterfowl USA, or Delta Waterfowl.

Mike was born April 15, 1942 in Moline, IL, the son of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Dailey) File. He graduated from Riverdale High School and Black Hawk College. He married Jo MacMillan on June 12, 1983 in Port Byron. Mike has always been a proud family man with a contagious smile and a hearty laugh. He founded Barn Ridge Kennels in 1973 where he and his beloved wife, Jo, bred and trained Labradors and German Shorthaired Pointers. Mike was an avid hunter, fisherman, and dedicated member of Pheasants Forever, Waterfowl USA, Delta Water Fowl, MVHRC, NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He was also a founding member of the Geneseo DU chapter. Mike was a devoted Cubs fan.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jo; son, Matt (Lynn) File, Colona; daughters, Cris Arduser, East Moline, Patricia Rees, Las Vegas, NV; sister, Marlo (Robert) Winters, Port Byron; grandchildren, Blaine (Alison) File, Moline, Megan Arduser, Silvis, Samantha Jasper, Silvis, Amanda (Nick) Hull, Geneseo, Summer (Ben) Wyant, Green Bay, WI, Raeanne (Jack) Norton, Aledo, Rachel Burbridge, Colona; and 5 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com.

Published in Quad-City Times from July 20 to July 21, 2019
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