Michael “Mike” Tracy, 67, of Bettendorf, passed away at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House surrounded by loved ones on May 2, 2019.
Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport. There will be a luncheon following the graveside at the Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf.
Mike is survived by his wife Etta Tracy of 45 years. They were married in Davenport Iowa on June 9th 1973.
Mike is lovingly remembered by his son Corey (Alyssa) Tracy of Joslin IL, daughter Vickie (Mitchel) Proehl of Princeton Iowa, son Matthew (Carrie) Tracy of Bettendorf Iowa, granddaughter Justice (Levi) Price of LeClaire Iowa, grandson Ricky Proehl (Mackenzie Gropel) of Bettendorf, granddaughter Ardalia Tracy, granddaughter Americus Proehl, grandson Ashtin Tracy, grandson Zarin Tracy, grandson Zaydin Tracy, granddaughter Lexi Tracy, grandson Konrad Tracy, great grandson Maverick Price, brothers Jerry Tracy of Davenport Iowa, George Tracy of Washington, Leroy (Ann) Tracy of Davenport Iowa, and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father Mirinda and Loyde Tracy.
Mike served in the United States Army from September 29th, 1970 to May 15th, 1972 when he was honorably discharged. He worked at Sivyer Steel for 38 years and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal. Any one that knew him would tell you that he had a work ethic that was second to none.
Mike loved playing golf, cards, bowling, watching westerns on T.V. and taking long rides with his wife and sister-in-law Terry. He was always quick with a funny joke or a prank. But more than anything he loved spending time and playing with his grandchildren. He also loved his dogs Max and Peewee. He was a very caring person and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
A special thanks to the Veterans of America and to the Clarissa Cook Hospice House.