January 5, 1947-November 17, 2021
Michael T. Green, 74, of Moline, passed away on November 17, 2021 at home, surrounded by family.
Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be 3:00-6:00 PM on Monday, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Burial will be at National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal with military honors by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 299. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Mike was born January 5, 1947 in Monmouth, IL, the son of Wayne and Helen (Taylor) Green. He married Marcia K. Lewis on October 14, 1972 in Moline and were blessed with two children.
Mike grew up in Roseville, IL and graduated from Roseville High School in May of 1965. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving a year tour in Vietnam. Mike began his law-enforcement career working in the Rock Island County Jail. In 1970, Mike was sworn in as Deputy with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department, as Lt. in charge of warrant division, Jail Administrator, and as Under Sheriff, retiring in 1990 as Sheriff. He went on to serve as the Public Safety Manager at the Quad City International Airport until 2000. Mike finished his career of public service with the U.S. Marshal's Service as Court Security Officer until he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer from Agent Orange.
Mike was a long-time member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moline, serving on the Board of Elders and member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia; children, Michele Green (Tony Vondracek), LeClaire, IA and Nathan (Jill) Green, Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren, Dane, Sam, Will and Miles, Bella, Celia and Olivia; sister-in-law, Melinda Green, Monmouth, IL; in-laws, Vicki and Tony Hamilton, Greg and Kathy Lewis and Mark and Sue Lewis and many nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, Gary, and brother-in-law, Greg Allison.
A special thanks to Home Instead and Heartland Hospice staff for their compassionate care for Mike and the family.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.