Zeglin’s co-founder dies of cancer

Michael Lee Zeglin, the co-founder of the Zeglin’s Home TV and Appliance stores in the Quad Cities, died of cancer Saturday, Jan. 8. Mr. Zeglin was 69.

The family-owned business Zeglin’s was opened in 1974 by three brothers and has stores in Davenport and Moline.

Mr. Zeglin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about five years ago. In an article for canceriowa.org about a year ago, he stated: “Pancreatic cancer is an ugly cancer. I tell myself it’s tolerable and not so bad, but I lie to myself a little bit.”

“After nearly five years, Mike lost his battle with cancer,” according to Mr. Zeglin’s obituary at wheelanpressly.com. “The care he received at Mayo Clinic was miraculous in many ways. A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is not often followed by hope, but Mike and his family found hope” because of the work of many medical professionals.

As part of his first-person obituary, Mr. Zeglin wrote: “It was one of greatest honors in my life to be a part of Zeglin’s TV & Appliance… I spent many hours working with the wonderful people at the Christian Care Center in Rock Island. Gilda’s Club became a second home for me after my diagnosis. The love and support I felt from the Gilda’s Club community was awesome.”

A funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, followed by visitation from 3:30-7 p.m. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities or to Christian Care, Rock Island.


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