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Michael G. "Mike" Majeske

September 8, 1939 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 81)

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KEWANEE – Michael G. “Mike” Majeske, 81, of Kewanee, passed to eternal rest on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria after an extended illness.

He was born September 8, 1939 at St. Francis Hospital in Kewanee, the son of John A. and Rose Marie (Zonkel) Majeske. He married Irene Bartman on June 15, 1957 at Visitation Catholic Church in Kewanee. She survives along with four children; Darla (Lanny) Lemons of Pearl, IL, Bryan (Deborah) Majeske of Hollandale, MN, Brent (Cheryl) Majeske of Kewanee and John (Michele) Majeske of Bettendorf, IA, nine grandchildren; Bart and Mallory Lemons, Pieter Majeske, Brooke (Shawn) Dooley, Amber (Thom) Martin, Austin Majeske and Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail Majeske and seven great grandchildren; Natalee, Taylor, Steele and Paige Martin, Avery and Rylee Dooley and Finnigan Majeske. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Kenny (Marty) Bartman and Tom Vershaw and many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Theodore, infant sister Theresa, beloved Aunt Theresa Zonkel, father and mother-in-law, Hillard and Goldie (Race) Bartman, brother-in-law, George Bartman, sister-in-law, Maryann VerShaw and grandson, Blair Lemons.

Mike worked for 35 years at Kewanee Machinery and Conveyer and then 10 years at Heat and Control in Galesburg. Outside of work, his interests were varied from guns and trapshooting to building and flying model airplanes to reading with history being his favorite. He was a member of Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. He had a remarkable memory for dates and details and could be counted on to point out inaccuracies in movies like a gun from a different era or a car from a year that didn’t match. He loved a good joke and growing up he and his good friend, Bob Smith were notorious pranksters. Mike enjoyed raising roses and especially enjoyed a beer and Polish Potato Vodka. A man of strong opinions, he had a soft spot for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31 at Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Friday, October 30 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with recitation of the rosary at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Visitation School Foundation, Saint John Paul II Parish or Gigi’s Playhouse of the Quad Cities. The funeral home will monitor capacity limits to maintain compliance with COVID regulations. The funeral home requires that all guests wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
October 30, 2020

3:30 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
507 S. Chestnut St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Visitation
Friday
October 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
507 S. Chestnut St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
October 31, 2020

10:00 AM
Saint John Paul II Parish
406 W. Central Blvd.
Kewanee, IL 61443

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