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Michael J. ‘Mike’ Green

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Michael J. "Mike" Green

MORRISON – Michael J. “Mike” Green, 50, of Morrison, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home.

Mike was born July 3, 1963, in Morrison, the son of William M. and Grace J. (Tillis) Green. He was educated at Morrison grade schools, and was a 1982 graduate of Morrison High School. Mike was employed by P & P Tool and Climco, both in Morrison, Self Help Enterprises in Sterling, and Morrison Community School District.

Mike was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Morrison, and Rock River Officials Association. Mike received the Northwestern Illinois Sports Hall of Fame Award, the Morrison High School Sports Hall of Fame award for “Friend of the Athletes,” and the Illinois High School Association Sports Hall of Fame Award for “Friend of Athletics.” Mike had given 27 years of service to the Morrison High School boys basketball program, and served as official scorekeeper for boys and girls basketball. He also was clockkeeper for Morrison football games, and served as an assistant coach for eighth-grade junior tackle football for 4 undefeated years. Mike was known as an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Survivors include his mother, Grace Green, one sister, Janet Green, and one brother, Tom (Karla) Green, all of Morrison; four nieces and nephews, Tyler Smith, Sarah (Neal) Mahoney, Jacob Green, and Elizabeth Green; and great-niece and great-nephew, Ayden and Aly Mahoney.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Morrison, with the Rev. William Antillon, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

Memorials have been established to the Morrison Junior Tackle Football Program, pancreatic cancer research, and Mass.

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