Mike Komadino


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Mike Milan Komadino, 93, of Moline, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Marigold Rehab & Health Care Center, Galesburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be performed by Moline American Legion Post No. 246. Memorials may be made to Edgewood Baptist Church of Rock Island.
Mike was born on Sept. 9, 1919, in a box car in Silvis, the son of George and Mary Polich Komadino. He married Beverely Hudson on Feb. 4, 1955, in Davenport.
Mike worked as a machinist for the Rock Island Arsenal for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II as well as a member of the Arsenal Employees Golf Baracuda Group. Mike loved the time he spent as a boxer and trainer. He was a five-time Golden Glove Champion and an Olympic Trial contestant, traveling all around the country to places including Madison Square Garden in New York. For 50 years, Mike was in the Caddy Club at Short Hills Country Club. He especially loved his annual fishing trips up north and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Beverely Komadino, Silvis; sons, Randy (Anne) Komadino, Orion, Kevin (Bella) Komadino, Moline; granddaughters, Jennifer (Bryce) Palar, Oxford, Miss., Melissa Komadino, Orion, Amy Komadino, Champaign-Urbana, Ill., Kelly Komadino, Moline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Michael; brother, Payo Komadino; sister, Mildred; nephew, George Maloich.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 




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