In Memory

Michael Thomas Honsa

Michael T. Honsa, 64, passed away on Feb. 29, 2012. He died in his sleep at his home in Yelm, Wash.

Michael was born and raised in Moline and graduated from Moline High School. He went on to school at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Michael was an avid reader and was always exploring the human condition and expanding his awareness. Michael enjoyed being in nature and enjoyed gardening with his wife, Teschie.

In his last several years, Michael worked for a Canadian financial company helping business owners.

Michael is survived by his wife, Teschie; his mother, Jean E. Honsa, Rock Island; brothers, Dr. Patrick Honsa, Lansing, Ill., Thomas W. Honsa, Sherrard; his sister, Ann Salaber, Naples, Fla.; nephews, Dr. Raymond J. Honsa, Fon du Lac, Wis., Cameron J. Honsa, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and nieces, Joey Honsa, Los Angeles, Calif., and Shannon K. Honsa, Sherrard. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Thomas S. Honsa.

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01/29/15 02:02 PM #1    

Suzee Carson (Branch)

OH! that's a shock. mike lived in our neighborhood. i remember he was a thinker and explorer of sorts . . . he was definitely a child of the 60s.

i have a recipe for a great pork roast, very involved and yummy, taking about 2 days to concoct that his mom gave me. his dad was a "famous" cook!

i send late condolences to his family.

love from


01/30/15 11:03 AM #2    

Linda L. Beardslee (Van Landuyt)

Mike was a great guy.  Sorry to hear of his passing.  May God Bless him!


08/05/15 06:39 PM #3    

Kenneth (Lee) Clemons

I'm sorry to hear of Michael's passing.... there are many great things about Michael that I have fond memories about. I've lost touch with Ted Ross, who knew him the best and Ted is somewhere here  in Seattle.  Ted, are you there !! ?? 

Among my favorites of Michael....

playing Risk with he and Ted Ross after school instead of tasking our homework.

riding in the back seat of Mike's Corvair Monza Convertable to the A & W.... it had  Spyder option ! ... the closet thing Detroit ever got to Porsche.


p.s., If anyone can talk Don Thurline into coming to the reunion, I'LL BE THERE !!



(Kenneth) Lee Clemons







02/09/16 12:59 PM #4    

Steve Steelandt

Mike was a fun and interesting fellow. If you ever rode with Mike, you'll remember that every time he talked to you...he looked at you....and every time he looked at you... he let off the gas pedal. Consequently, each ride was a constant thrusting forward and coasting back motion throughout his drive!

Beyond that, however, all conversations with Mike were enjoyable. He did love life!

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