Michael Morel


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Posted Online: Feb. 02, 2013, 9:18 pm
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Michael G. Morel, 39, of Rock Island, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Trinity, Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Christ the King Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a Christian wake service at 3:30 p.m. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to Rock Island Fire Fighters.
Mike was born Jan. 21, 1974, in Moline, the son of Gene and Diane Swanson Morel. He married Angela St. Clair on Oct. 17, 1998, in Sacred Heart Church, Moline.
Mike worked at Midland Information Resources, Davenport.
He enjoyed playing cards, especially Texas hold'em poker. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Notre Dame and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Mike loved spending time with his family and vacationing with his wife, Angela.
Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Angela; uncles, Frank (Sandy) Morel, Milan, and Charles (Kathy) Morel, DeWitt, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 



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