Michael McClean


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Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 5:32 pm
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Michael J. McClean, 66, of Rock Island, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his home.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Animal Care & Control, 4001 78th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
Michael J. McClean was born in Rock Island on Nov. 5, 1946, to Clifford and Mary Kerwin McClean. He married Deanna Goetz on July 26, 1989, in Las Vegas.
He graduated from Rock Island High School, and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed for 35 years at John Deere Plow-Planter, until his retirement Nov. 5, 2005. He was a longtime member of St. Pius Church in Rock Island.
In addition to his wife Deanna, survivors include brother, Dr. Vincent McClean, Rock Island; nieces, Elizabeth Junco, Miami, Fla., Christi McClean, Bettendorf, and Colleen (Bryan) Radosevich, Lakewood, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Bennett-McClean and Alanna (Bill) McGovern, both of East Moline, and Sandy (Kevin) Wohlford, Eldridge; and his mother-in-law, Anna Goetz, East Moline. He was preceded by his parents; brother, Jerry McClean; nephew, Todd McClean; and his father-in-law, Raymond R. Goetz Jr.












 



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